Item 0004 - Correspondence, with Dorothy

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Correspondence, with Dorothy

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  • 11 Nov. 1941-13 Mar. 1959 (Creation)
    MacDonald, Wilson Pugsley
  • 1941-1959 (Receipt)
    Dumbrille, Dorothy

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Wilson Pugsley MacDonald (1880-1967) was a poet based in Toronto, Ontario. MacDonald was born on May 5, 1880, in Cheapside, Ont. He attended Woodstock College and McMaster University and began publishing poetry in newspapers in 1899, often under the pseudonym Frederick MacLean. He worked as a sailor, teacher, reporter, and actor, among other jobs, until his first book, "Song of the Prairie Land and Other Poems," appeared in 1918. After that, he spent his life writing poetry and giving poetry readings and lectures throughout Canada and the United States. He died on April 8, 1967, in Toronto.

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7 Authograph letter(s) signed by the hand of the author, including reply from Dumbrille.

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  • Folder: 2059, Box 1, File 12