Fonds MSG 1265 - Phyllis Buchanan Fonds

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Phyllis Buchanan Fonds

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  • 1920 - ? (Creation)
    Buchanan, Emily Phyllis

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2 boxes : 19 folders, 1 envelope

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Emily Phyllis Buchanan, born in 1914, is the daughter of William and Emily Gould, niece of the Canadian-American author Palmer Cox. In the 1930s, she lived in Montreal and worked as a secretary, frequently vacationing in different places in Québec. During that time, she meets John Edger Buchanan, whose father was a soldier during the First World War. She marries him some time later. During the later part of her life, she assisted several projects or institutions in preserving and transmitting the legacy of Palmer Cox. To this end, she donated part of her collections of Palmer Cox-related material to McGill University in 1996.

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Fonds comes from a donation from Phyllis Buchanan to McGill University in 1996, which has been split between material concerning Palmer Cox (MSG 1265) and this fonds, containing Phyllis Buchanan and her close family.

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Fonds contains mainly J.E. Buchanan's correspondence, notably his correspondence with Phyllis Buchanan prior to their marriage, newspaper clippings, agendas and administrative paperwork concerning Phyllis Buchanan and her family, with material related for the First World War and children education in the first half of the 20th century.

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See interior of box 1 for manual finding aid indicating a folder arrangement

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