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MACLENNAN, J. MUNRO, 1900-1975

J. Munro MacLennan fonds. - 1939-1980. - 90 cm of textual record and other materials.

Biographical Sketch

Poet, playwright, translator and public servant, Munro MacLennan was born in Evanton, Scotland in 1900. In 1927, he immigrated to Canada and worked for the Canadian Wildlife Service and the Department of Northern Affairs in Ottawa. He wrote poetry and produced two plays: MacBeth of Venice was presented at the Ottawa Little Theatre in 1937, and Pipistrelle of Aquitaine won first place in the 1938 Playwriting Competition. The latter was produced across Canada and is included in the Ryerson Press anthology Canadian School Plays.

Scope and Content

The J. Munro MacLennan fonds includes manuscripts, correspondence (primarily with publishers and with literary colleagues in his role as president of the Canadian Authors' Association), clippings, theatre programs and photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Acquired from Mrs. J. M. MacLennan in 1982. [1982-05]

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: finding aid available.

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