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Alexander McNeill fonds.
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- McNeill, Alexander
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Name of creator
Canadian poet Alexander McNeill was born at The Corran, Ireland on May 10, 1842. In 1872 McNeill and his wife Hester moved to Canada, settling first in Elderslie township before building a home "The Corran" near Wiarton. A practising lawyer, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the first time in 1882 and continued to serve until 1901. McNeill died April 18, 1932.
Scope and content
Consists of four items of McNeill's correspondence and some typed notes on Canadian poet William Wilfred Campbell.
Immediate source of acquisition
Acquired as part of the McLaughlin collection in 1970.