Fonds F3038 - Lillian Vaux MacKinnon fonds

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Lillian Vaux MacKinnon fonds

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  • 1921-1970 (Creation)
    MacKinnon, Mary Lillian Vaux

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0.13 m of textual records

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Born Mary Lilian Vaux in Brockville, Ontario, Mackinnon was a student at Queen's from 1898 until 1902. She was a top student, editor of the "Ladies' Department" of the Queen's Journal, and a founding member of Queen's Dramatic Club. She graduated with the University's gold medal in English.
She married a fellow Queen's graduate, Murdoch Archibald MacKinnon, after graduation and lived in various cities across Canada, where he served as a Presbyterian minister.
Miriam of Queen's, published in 1921, was her first novel and the only one she ever published. Mackinnon apparently quit writing until shortly before her husband's death in 1954, when she began to submit reminiscences about her past to small newspapers and to the Alumni Review and the Queen's Quarterly.
MacKinnon was 96 and Queen's oldest living woman graduate when she died in 1975.

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Fonds consists of prose and articles written by MacKinnon.

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Material was donated by MacKinnon in 1973.


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