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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Gaelic200600428
Letter from Rev. J.A. MacLellan 
Date: 31 May 1905
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 193

Gaelic200600429
Letter from D.C. Fraser, Ottawa, Ont. 
Date: 7 August 1899
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 206

Gaelic200600430,200600431,200600432,200600433
Letter from J.G. MacKinnon, Sydney 
Date: 12 December 1899
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 209

Gaelic200600434,200600435,200600436,200600437
Letter from D. MacGillivray, Manse of Petty, Inverness, Scotland 
Date: 25 May 1906
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 235

Gaelic200600438
"Oran do na 'Lovat's Scouts'" 
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 257

Gaelic200600439,200600440,200600441,200600442
Untitled Poem 
Date: 13 February 1903
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 275

Gaelic200600443,200600444,200600445,200600446
Letter from Murdoch MacIntyre, West Bay, Cape Breton 
Date: 1 March 1886
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 283

Gaelic200600447,200600448,200600449,200600450,200600451
Letter from Jessie N. MacLachlan 
Date: 20 October 1902
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 290

Gaelic200600452,200600453
Letter from Alexander MacDonald, Antigonish 
Date: 9 January 1901
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 326

Gaelic200600454,200600455,200600456,200600457
Letter from Donald McMillan, Lake Ainslie 
Date: 22 January 1891
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 340

Gaelic200600458,200600459
Letter from C.R. Morison, Isle of Mull 
Date: 5 July 1894
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 398a

Gaelic200600460
"Oran" 
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 427

Gaelic200600461
Letter from D.D. McDonald, Alexandria, Ontario 
Date: 9 March 1906
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 428

Gaelic200600462,200600463,200600464,200600465
Gaelic song, "Aighean Don Nau Gobnai" 
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 429

Gaelic200600466
Letter from James Allan McMillan 
Date: 28 June 1904
Reference no.: MacLean, Sinclair family  Nova Scotia Archives MG 1, vol. 2660, no. 432
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