Fonds F 970

Ewan Macdonald fonds

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Ewan Macdonald fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

1 metre of textual records

23 photographs : prints and negatives

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of personal records of Father Ewan Macdonald, records of other individuals collected by Macdonald, material collected by Macdonald in his research on Glengarry, and newspaper clippings.

Father Ewan Macdonald's personal records contain: personal and legal correspondence; correspondence relating to his historical research, records arising from his military service; some records of the Scottish Catholic Society of Canada and the Scots College Fund of Canada; records relating to the Lochiel Demonstration Farm (Macdonald was a member of the coordination committee); miscellaneous materials including Christmas cards, programs, and newspaper clippings; and records regarding his genealogical studies, including correspondence, charts, and work sheets.

The records of other individuals which were collected by Father Ewan Macdonald include the records of Father John Macdonald, including: correspondence with Bishop Alexander Macdonnell, Reverend Aeneas Macdonald, and other general correspondence with family members and other individuals; a letterbook, journal entries, receipts, subscription lists for Perth and St. Raphael's, Roman Catholic Census lists, marriage promises, copies of the St. Raphael's register of births, marriages, and deaths, minutes of the elders of St. Raphael's parish, orders of service, records regarding separate schools and universities, and some records regarding certain political issues.

Records collected by Father Ewan Macdonald also include the records of Rev. Aeneas Macdonald, which contain: general correspondence; correspondence with J. Fletcher of Lyndon County, Vermont; correspondence with Bishop MacEachern of Nova Scotia; and other records, including a fire insurance policy, dimensions of a church, a will, and accounts. Father Ewan Macdonald also collected the correspondence of several brothers of John and Aeneas Macdonald, and some records of Bishop Alexander Macdonnell, including: copies of correspondence; some original records, including an indenture and a deed; and some printed material. Father Ewan Macdonald also collected various materials relating to Glengarry, including: various correspondence concerning the Roman Catholic Church in Glengarry; land documents; military documents; and miscellaneous memoranda, circulars, and other documents. Father Macdonald also collected the correspondence of Sir Archie Cameron Macdonnell.

Fonds also contains various material collected by and produced by Father Macdonald in his research into Glengarry history, including histories written by Macdonald and other individuals, biographies, notes, and other research material. Macdonald also compiled collections of newsclippings on various topics, including: Bishop Macdonnell, Glengarry's history and prominent individuals, Scots in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, the Catholic Church, Scotland, and clippings from some Gaelic papers. Fonds also includes some photographs of priests and sites in Glengarry.

Collection contains the following series: CORRESPONDENCE AND PERSONAL PAPERS OF FATHER EWAN J. MACDONALD: Correspondence, 1930-1962, N.D. (Series A-1); Societies And Associations, 1915- 1952 (Series A-2); Genealogical Records, 1906-1963 (Series A-3). COLLECTED MATERIALS, 1762-1948: Papers Of Father John Macdonald (Series B-1); Papers Of Rev. Aeneas Macdonald (Series B-2); Correspondence Of Relatives Of Father John And Rev. Aeneas Macdonald (Series B- 3); Papers Of Bishop Alexander Macdonell (Series B-4); Glengarry County Papers (Series B-5); Correspondence Of Archibald Cameron Macdonell (Series B- 6); Miscellaneous Copies Of Correspondence (Series B- 7). RESEARCH MATERIAL, 1776-1959: History Of Glengarry County (Series C- 1); History Of Other Subjects (Series C-2). NEWSCLIPPINGS (Series D). PHOTOGRAPHS (Series E)

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Father Ewan J. Macdonald (1882-1972) was a Catholic priest who served as a chaplain in both World Wars, as well as in the Alexandria, Ontario area.

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Macdonald, Ewan, 1882-1972
Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright for much of the photographic portion of this fonds has expired, and most photos can be reproduced and/or published. Copyright for other portions of the collection rests with the creator. These materials cannot be published without permission of the copyright holder.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario by Father Ewan Macdonald.
Availability of Other Formats

Records are available on microfilm. See MS 444, Reels 1 to 7.

Title based on content of collection.

Some records in the collection are written in Gaelic.

Former Codes

Accession Number: 4523. MU 5886 to MU 5894.

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