Fonds MG 15.80 - A. D. MacNeill

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A. D. MacNeill

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MG 15.80

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  • 1880 - 1891 (Creation)

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5 items.

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(1880 – 1891)

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Alexander Donald MacNeil, (1867-1892) was born in Orangedale, Cape Breton. He was the son of the late James & Julia (MaxQuarrie) MacNeill. He received his early education in a one-room Orangedale school, attended Sydney Academy where he received a medal for excellence in literature and began writing poetry. He attended Queens University in Kingston, Ont. His education was interrupted when his mother died (1884) and while returning home he and his brother were caught in a snowstorm. He subsequently got a cold and later contracted Tuberculosis and died at age 25.

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This collection was donated by Jessie MacLean, Orangedale Historical Society, Orangedale, N. S.

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Fonds consists of: 1. Biography by John Davis. 2. Poem “Salt Mountain.`` 3. Newspaper article by Mr. MacNeill’s on poetry and health (1885). 4. A collection of his poems entitled “Woodlands & Other Rhymes; The Panorama of the Age.” 5. Memorial tribute “To The Memory of John A. MacNeill.”

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