Fonds MS-13-65 - Robert Keith Muir fonds

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Robert Keith Muir fonds

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  • 1982-1998 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records

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Robert Keith Muir was born in Eureka, Pictou County, in 1902. After teaching school for three years he earned his BA from Mount Allison University, then went to Dalhousie and graduated with a BSc and MD, CM 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 pathology in Toronto for twenty years. In 1984 he suffered a stroke and began writing poetry. He died on 12 February 1999.

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Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Dr. Robert K. Muir in accessions (14-98) and (31-98) 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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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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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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