Hugh Francis MacKenzie fonds

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Hugh Francis MacKenzie fonds

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Fonds

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MG 6.23

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  • 1905-1986 (Creation)
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    MacKenzie, Hugh Francis

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12 cm of textual records

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(1895-1971)

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"Hughie" MacKenzie was born in 1895 in Christmas Island, Cape Breton. The "seanachaidh" of the Gaelic Society of Cape Breton, he taught classes in the Gaelic language and had a weekly Gaelic radio program at the time of his death in Sydney in 1971. In addition to his fluency in Gaelic, he played the bagpipes and violin, as well as composing many Gaelic songs.

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Fonds consists of papers that include correspondence, Gaelic poetry and songs composed by Mr. MacKenzie, stories written by Mr. MacKenzie, diaries, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items.

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  • English
  • Scottish Gaelic

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File list is available: MG 6.23

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