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Chung Collection - Scottish Canadian materials

Chung Collection - Scottish Canadian materials

A collection of textual material, images, and maps relating to the settlement of Scottish, English and Irish immigrants in 19th century Canada. In the years following World War I, the Scottish-born Benedictine priest Roderick Andrew MacDonell (1870-1960) was instrumental in bringing hundreds of families from the Hebrides, England, and Northern Ireland to settle in Ontario and Alberta. Although the descendants of these immigrants are not visible minorities, their heritage has enriched the multicultural history of Canada. This collection consists of textual material (correspondence, diaries, notebooks, and scrapbooks) as well as 153 photographs and 22 maps that date from 1906 to 1986. All material is in English, except for a few items in Scots Gaelic. Contributed by Rare Books and Special Collections, University of British Columbia Library.