Nova Scotia Archives

Gaelic Resources : Goireasan Gàidhlig

The Maclean, Sinclair family fonds, acquired by Nova Scotia Archives in 1953, was described then as "the finest collection of original Gaelic material in Canada." It remains today as one of the country's most significant archival resources for the study of Gaelic literature, music, oral history, folklore and tradition; and the move to capture and preserve these fragile elements of Scottish cultural heritage, as it existed around the turn of the last century.

The items presented below have been selected as evidence of the role played by Alexander Maclean Sinclair in this cultural renaissance. His geographic location-perched on the remote eastern edge of North America between the New World and the Old — mirrored his pivotal role in communicating, sharing, publishing and promoting all things Gaelic.

Many of the cultural themes and trends captured in the image selection below are addressed in greater detail in Michael Linkletter's article, "The Alexander Maclean Sinclair Papers in Nova Scotia Archives ." For researchers interested in exploring this archival collection further, we've also provided a formal description of the fonds, and a browsable list for that part of the holding containing Sinclair's personal correspondence.


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Letter from J. G. MacKinnon, Sydney 
Date: 5 October 1903
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 17

Gaelic200600404
Letter from Alex MacDonald, Antigonish, NS. 
Date: 29 March 1899
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 23

Gaelic200600405,200600406
Letter from R. M'Gillivray, Arisaig 
Date: 4 March 1886
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 30

Gaelic200600407,200600408
"Dhardaicheadh ar cis" 
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 30b

Gaelic200603600,200603601,200603602,200603603,200603604,200603605,200603606,200603607
Alexander Carmichael, Edinburgh to Rev. A. MacLean Sinclair, Belfast, PEI. 
Date: 6 December 1898
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 54

Gaelic200600414
Kegan Paul Trench Trubber and Co., Ltd., London, U.K. to Rev. A. MacLean Sinclair, PEI. 
Date: 9 March 1895
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 85

Gaelic200600409,200600410
Letter from Alex MacDonald, Antigonish 
Date: 24 October 1900
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 88

Gaelic200600411,200600412
Letter from Alex MacDonald, Antigonish 
Date: 5 June 1902
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 88a

Gaelic200600413,200600415,200600414
Letter from Alex MacDonald, Mabou Harbour Mouth 
Date: 1 July 1902
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 89

Gaelic200600416
Letter from Angus Cameron, St. Mary's, Richmond County 
Date: 30 July 1902
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 94

Gaelic200600417
Letter from M. McLeod, Englishtown, CB. 
Date: 24 October 1902
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 98

Gaelic200600418,200600419,200600420,200600421
Marbhrann 
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 98a

Gaelic200600422,200600423
Letter from D.J. McNeacail, Halifax 
Date: 30 March 1905
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 103

Gaelic200600424,200600425
Letter from J. MacKinnon, Sydney, Cape Breton 
Date: 10 January 1902
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 104

Gaelic200600426,200600427
Christmas card from D.C. Fraser 
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 181
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