Angus Joseph MacDonald fonds

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Angus Joseph MacDonald fonds

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  • 1889 - 1960 (Creation)
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    MacDonald, Angus Joseph

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1.5 cm of textual records; photos

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(1868 - 1961)

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Angus Joseph MacDonald born at Brook Village, Inverness County in 1868, grandson of Angus “Tulloch” MacDonald. He was educated in Brook Village, Inverness County and continued studies at St F X College (1889-1891). During the college break, he would work in his father’s general store. Eventually he did not continue his studies and headed for work in the USA. He found employment as a bookkeeper with a woodworking operation in Rumford, Maine (1896-1898). In time he moved to the Boston area and worked as a teamster on the tram lines. He applied for citizenship of the US and it was granted in 1899. While in Boston he met Flora MacDonald of Maryvale, Antigonish County; married at Pomquet abt 1902 and raised a family Irene, Margaret and Alex. He died at his Bay Street, Antigonish home in 1961.

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Material passed through family members to grandson who in turn donated to Museum

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Fonds consists of two autograph books, one from the time at St F X College, the second from Rumford, Maine. Personal papers including citizenship, reference, two family letters, receipts, six photographs, one booklet on St Marthas Hospital, Antigonish.

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All materials in good condition; spines broken on autograph books;

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Grandson of our subject

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