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Isabel Ecclestone Mackay fonds

Mackay, Isabel Ecclestone, 1875-1928.
Isabel Ecclestone Mackay fonds.

Originals 12 inches. Photocopies 1 inch.

Isabel Ecclestone Mackay was born November 25, 1875 in Woodstock, Ontario. In 1895 she married Peter J. Mackay and in 1909 they moved to Vancouver where she wrote all her major works. She is the author of several novels, a book of lyrics, and a volume of poems for children. She also wrote a number of plays which have been produced in Canada and the United States. She was the first President of the Canadian Women's Press Club and President of the British Columbia Section of the Canadian Authors' Association. Her play "Treasure" won the open, all Canadian I.O.D.E. Contest in 1926. She died August 15, 1928.

Title from the content of the fonds.

Donated by Phyllis Mackay and D.W. Benedict in 1970 and Ronald Grantham in 1985.

Detailed finding aid available, revised 1985.

Call number: WA2


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