- 1918-1985 (Creation)
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2.9 m of textual records.
Name of creator
Canadian author. Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on March 20, 1907. Died on November 7, 1990. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 705-707; and in Hugh MacLennan : a writer's life / by Elspeth Cameron (Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1981).
Acquired in several accessions between 1973 and 1992. MsC 28-30 donated by Robert M. Stamp, Elspeth Cameron and Peter Miller, respectively.
Accession 511/92.9 consists of letter (1959 October 24) from Hugh MacLennan to Dr. K. Maurer regarding arrangements for H. MacLennan's trip to Winnipeg, November 15-18, 1959. Item originally received by the University of Manitoba Libraries in a donation of materials from the personal library of Dr. K. Maurer and forwarded to Special Collections, University of Calgary, with Dr. Maurer's permission, by D.H. Breyfogle, Coordinator, Collections Management, University of Manitoba Libraries.
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Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscripts of addresses, reviews, television script, novel, essays and articles; scrapbooks; newsclippings; works on H. MacLennan; and miscellaneous material. Three small appendices of material (MsC 28, 29, 30) relating to H. MacLennan and acquired from other sources include correspondence, speech and published items.
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No restrictions on access. H. MacLennan's works in this fonds are copyright by the University of Calgary.
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Published inventory (for MsC 14) The Hugh MacLennan papers. - (Canadian archival inventory series, no. 1). - Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 1986. Biocritical essay by Elspeth Cameron. MsC 28-30 described as appendices in the published inventory. File level inventory for Accession 380/86.2 available at repository.
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