Fonds MS-13-65, SF Box 79, Folders 1-9 - Robert Keith Muir fonds

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Robert Keith Muir fonds

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MS-13-65, SF Box 79, Folders 1-9

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  • 1982-1998 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records

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Dr. Muir was born in Eureka, Pictou County in 1902, was employed as a teacher for three years, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University. He switched careers and graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.Sc. and M.D.,C.M. in 1931.

He joined the Canadian Armed Forces, serving as a Pathologist in the RAF, IMS, and the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps.

Dr. Muir practised as a Pathologist in Toronto for twenty years. He suffered a stroke in 1984 and, at that time, began writing poetry. He passed away on February 12, 1999.

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Accession 14-98, 31-98. The records were donated by Dr. Robert K. Muir in 1998.

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Fonds consists of poetry written by Dr. Muir, articles, correspondence, manuscripts, and a book of poetry.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Robert Keith Muir fonds, MS-13-65, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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  • Box: SF Box 79