Mackenzie, William Roy

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Mackenzie, William Roy

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  • W. Roy Mackenzie

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1883-1957

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William Roy Mackenzie (1883-1957) was a Canadian folklorist, literary critic, and author who collected songs and ballads in Nova Scotia in the early twentieth century. He was born in River John, Pictou County, Nova Scotia on February 14, 1883. He studied at Dalhousie University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1902 and a Master of Arts in 1903. He went on to study with George Lyman Kittredge at Harvard University, where he earned a Master of Arts in 1905 and a PhD in English in 1910.

In 1918, Mackenzie joined the faculty of the Department of English at Washington University. He wrote two books on Nova Scotia ballads and was considered by many to be one of the greatest authorities on Shakespeare. He died in 1957.

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MacOdrum, Murdock Maxwell, 1901-1955

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MacOdrum, Murdock Maxwell, 1901-1955 is the associate of Mackenzie, William Roy

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1926-1928

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William Roy Mackenzie published some Nova Scotia ballads collected by Maxwell MacOdrum.

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