Aeneas McDonell Dawson fonds [textual record]

  • Record Information – Brief
    Hierarchical level:
    Fonds
    Date:
    1845-1893.
    Reference:
    R7517-0-5-E
    Type of material:
    Textual material
    Found in:
    Archives / Collections and Fonds
    Item ID number:
    98183
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    • Aeneas McDonell Dawson fonds
      Aeneas McDonell Dawson fonds
  • Fonds includes:
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    Date(s):
    1845-1893.
    Place of creation:
    Ontario
    Extent:
    12 cm of textual records.
    Language of material:
    English
    Scope and content:
    Fonds includes the following series: Correspondence, n.d., 1845, 1870-1893; Dawson's writings-manuscript and printed copies, n.d., 1868-1888; and Miscellaneous material, n.d., 1863-1890.
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    Biography/Administrative history:
    Dawson, Aeneas McDonell, 1810-1894: Aeneas McDonell Dawson was born in Scotland in 1810 and was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church in 1835. In 1854 he was sent to Canada, where he was appointed priest to Upper Town, Bytown (Ottawa). His golden jubilee as a priest was celebrated at the Basilica in Ottawa in 1885. Dawson received a number of honorary degrees from Canadian universities in recognition of his contributions as a scholar, poet and priest. He died in Ottawa in 1894. During his lifetime Dawson was a scholar and a poet, as well as a priest. He published a number of poems and collections of poems, including LAMENT FOR THE RT. REV. JAMES GILLIES, D.D., BISHOP OF ENDIBURGH, AND OTHER POEMS (London and Ottawa 1864); DOMINION DAY, CARACTACUS, MALCOLM AND MARGARET (Ottawa 1886), AND ZENOBIA, QUEEN OF PALMYRA: A POEM (1883). His book OUR STRENGTH AND THEIR STRENGTH (Ottawa 1870) included essays on Canadian poets and other subjects, as well as some of his poems. He was also the author of books on the history of the Roman Catholic Church.
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    Additional information:
    General Note:
    Most of the correspondence and remainder of the fonds was received in 1994 from David Ewens Books, Ottawa, Ont., which had acquired it from the Henry J. Morgan estate, literary executor to Dawson. The provenance of the remainder of correspondence, which was received earlier, is undocumented.
    Arrangement note:
    Part of the material acquired from the dealer David Ewens (of David Ewens Books, Ottawa, Ont.) had originally been pasted in a scrapbook which had subsequently been disassembled; a second scrapbook was acquired intact.
    Citation/reference note:
    Publications by Dawson include LAMENT FOR THE RT. REV. JAMES GILLIS, D.D., BISHOP OF EDINBURGH, AND OTHER POEMS (London and Ottawa 1864); DOMINION DAY, CARACTACUS, MALCOLM AND MARGARET (Ottawa 1886); ZENOBIA, QUEEN OF PALMYRA: A POEM (1883); and OUR STRENGTH AND THEIR STRENGTH (Ottawa 1870).
    Subject heading:
    Source:
    Private
    Other system control no.:
    MAINS15918
    Related control no.:
    122-020029-8
    1994/0186
    Former archival reference no.:
    MG29-D37
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