Fonds P096 - Margaret Gillett Fonds

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Margaret Gillett Fonds

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  • 1889-1893; 1980s (Creation)
    Gillett, Margaret, 1930-

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12 cm of textual records

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Margaret Gillett was born in Australia and educated at the University of Sydney, in England and in the United States. She was registrar at Haile Selassie I University in Ethiopia for two years before coming to McGill in 1964 as Professor of Education. She is a founding editor of the McGill Journal of Education, and her teaching and publications are oriented towards the history and philosophy of education. She also wrote a novel on the life of the poet Francis Thompson, The Laurel and the Poppy. One of her major interests has been the status of women and women's history. She organized the McGill Committee for Teaching and Research on Women, and has served as a member of the Senate Committee on Women and as coordinator of the Women's Studies Minor. She also represents Canada on UNESCO's subcommission on the status of women. In 1981, Dr. Gillett published We Walked Very Warily: A History of Women at McGill, and in 1986, Dear Grace, a Romance of History.

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Old accession number 895

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The fonds contains Margaret Gillett's source materials and drafts for her book Dear Grace, a Romance of History. The source materials include original letters from William C. Little to Grace Ritchie written between 1889-1893.

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  • English

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The documents are in English

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Items can be requested for consultation online via the Library Catalogue or by email at Advance notice is recommended.

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