Fonds MG 6.63 - Angus Y. MacLellan fonds

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Angus Y. MacLellan fonds

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MG 6.63

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  • 1912-1946 (Creation)
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    MacLellan, Angus Y.

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86 p. of textual records

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(1878-)

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Angus Y. MacLellan was a Gaelic scholar and bard, born at Southwest Margaree in 1878. Most of his poetry was written during the period 1912-1946 when he operated the Margaree Island (Sea Wolf Island) lighthouse. MacLellan lived on the island for 50 years and had a large family The family raised a large number of sheep to supplement their income. MacLellan retired as light keeper on 10 July 1946. He was patronymically known as Aonghas Iain 'ic Iain 'ic Chaluim. His grandfather came from Morar, Scotland.

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Fonds consists of poems, biography of Angus Y. MacLellan, and recollections of life on Margaree Island.

1. Poem: “Clach An Carn an Domhnallaich” was presented by Sister St. Francis of Rome, C.N.D.

2. Duncan H. and Mary Margaret MacLellan recall their childhood spent on Margaree Island. Typescript, 12 pages Presented by Margaret Long, Brockton, Mass., June 1983.

3. “My years on Margaree Island” by Lauranna MacLellan MacDonald, who presented the paper in December, 1983. Photocopy, 4 pages.

4. Biography of Angus Y. MacLellan (1887-1960) Photocopy, 11 pages.
Songs composed by Angus Y. MacLellan. Photocopy, 10 pages
“Raonull Ban MacEoghain Oig” by Aonghas MacGillfhaolain. Print, 26 pages.

5. “The Part Played by the Scottish Catholic Society of Canada in the Establishment of the St. F. X. Extension Department” 1953. Typescript, 21 pages.
Clippings: Obituary of Rev. Michael Gillis, 1970; Obituary of Ernest Hart, the Chairmaker from Northeast Margaree, n.d. Presented by Sister Carmelina MacLellan, Port Hawkesbury, 1984.

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