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Marjorie Wilkins Campbell fonds (P128)

1947-1971. - 270 cm of textual records and cartographic material.

Administrative History - Biographical Sketch:

Historian Marjorie Wilkins Campbell was born in London (England), and educated in Swift Current (Saskatchewan) and in Toronto. She has worked as an editor for Magazine Digest but her reputation rests on a series of books on Canadian history and exploration of the early 19th century. Campbell has won numerous literary awards, including governor-general's Awards and the Arts Award of the Canada Council.

(Source : Guide to Archival Resources at McGill University : Private Papers At McGill University. McGill University Archives. 1985. Vol.3, p.274)

Scope and Content:

The Marjorie Wilkins Campbell fonds concerns her historical research and publications. It is divised in three series: Research and writing works, Maps copies and Will.

The fonds consists of her formal research files of photocopies and original documents, notes, extracts, photographs and some printed material and correspondence. These documents were assembled between 1956 and 1971. There are also drafts of her publications including a typescript of «The North West Company» (1954), a draft of the «Nor' Westers» (1957), four distinct drafts of «Touch not the Cat» (1961) and also typescripts of three essays: «J.J. Astor and the war of 1812», «I followed the Voyagers» and «The Nor' Westers».

(Source : Guide to Archival Resources at McGill University : Private Papers At McGill University. McGill University Archives. 1985. Vol.3, p.274).