File MS-2-192, SF Box 27, Folder 35 - Letters from Arthur Doughty to John Stewart McLennan

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Letters from Arthur Doughty to John Stewart McLennan

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MS-2-192, SF Box 27, Folder 35

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3 pages (1 folder)

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The Hon. John Stewart McLennan, industrialist, historian and publisher, was born 5 November 1853 in Montreal to Hugh McLennan and Isabella Stewart. He was educated at McGill and Cambridge universities before moving to Syndey, Nova Scotia. In 1881 he married Louise Bradley, with whom he had three children, Hugh, Margaret and Louise. He married Grace Henoys Tytus in 1915, with whom he had one son, John Stewart, Jr.

In 1904 McLennan bought the Sydney Post (later the Post Record). He was also a director of both the Dominion Iron and Steel Company and the Dominion Coal Company, and the author of Louisbourg, from its Foundation to its Fall, 1713-1758, which was first published in 1918. In 1916 Robert Borden appointed McLennan to the Canadian Senate, where he served until his death on 15 September 1939.

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The letters were found in McLennan's copy of The Siege of Quebec, given to Dalhousie as part of a larger donation of his library and accessioned by the Archives in 1972.

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File contains three letters from Arthur Doughty, written when he was joint librarian of the Legislative Library. The letters primarily discuss the shipping of books to John Stewart McLennan, but also make reference to an exhibit curated by Doughty and some historical letters regarding Louisbourg.

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Arthur George Doughty fonds, R2466-0-X-E, at Library and Archives Canada.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], MS-2-192, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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