Collection MHCA0042 - McLeod family fonds : [1927-1934]

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McLeod family fonds : [1927-1934]

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CA PCNSWH MHCA0042

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  • Transcribed 1999 (Creation)
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    McLeod (Family)

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18 pages of textual records

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Neil McLeod (1853-1934) was born on the Isle of Skye, Scotland and followed his parents Roderick and Catherine to Prince Edward Island. From 1879 until 1893 he held the position of Superintendent of the Summerside High School. He resigned to study law and around 1900 opened an office in Summerside as a member of the firm of Warburton, MacKinnon, and McLeod. He was appointed King’s Counsel in 1917. He was popular as a public lecturer and took a keen interest in promoting the public library. For many years he served as chairman of Summerside School Trustees and was active in the Board of Trade. Mr. McLeod married Ada Ramsay (1867-1932) in 1886. She was considered an authority on the history of Summerside and wrote numerous articles about Prince Edward Island for newspapers and magazines. The couple had six sons who survived them: Norman, Donald, William, Reginald, Neil and Kenneth. Two others, John and Allan, died during the First World War.

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Ada Ramsay (1867-1932) of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, married Neil McLeod (1853-1934) in 1886. She was considered an authority on the history of Summerside and wrote numerous articles about Prince Edward Island for newspapers and magazines. The couple had six sons who survived them: Norman, Donald, William, Reginald, Neil and Kenneth. Two others, John and Allan, died during the First World War.

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Donald McLeod of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, was the son of Neil McLeod (1853-1934) and Ada Ramsay McLeod (1867-1932). One of eight children, Donald's siblings included Norman, William, Reginald, Neil, Kenneth, John, and Allan McLeod.

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Neil McLeod (1853-1934) was born on the Isle of Skye, Scotland and followed his parents Roderick and Catherine to Prince Edward Island. From 1879 until 1893 he held the position of Superintendent of the Summerside High School. He resigned to study law and around 1900 opened an office in Summerside as a member of the firm of Warburton, MacKinnon, and McLeod. He was appointed King’s Counsel in 1917. He was popular as a public lecturer and took a keen interest in promoting the public library. For many years he served as chairman of Summerside School Trustees and was active in the Board of Trade. Mr. McLeod married Ada Ramsay (1867-1932) in 1886. She was considered an authority on the history of Summerside and wrote numerous articles about Prince Edward Island for newspapers and magazines. The couple had six sons who survived them: Norman, Donald, William, Reginald, Neil and Kenneth. Two others, John and Allan, died during the First World War.

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Norman McLeod of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, was the son of Neil McLeod (1853-1934) and Ada Ramsay McLeod (1867-1932). One of eight children, Norman's siblings included Donald, William, Reginald, Neil, Kenneth, John, and Allan McLeod.

Custodial history

The letters are addressed to Neil and Ada McLeod's son William who went out to Dilke, Saskatchewan in 1909 to attend to family real estate. He married Alice Mortin in 1924 and passed the original handwritten letters down to his son Frank who had them transcribed in 1999. Frank McLeod sent copies to the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation, which in turn gave copies to the MacNaught History Centre and Archives.

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The collection consists of eighteen transcribed letters dated 1927 to 1934. The earliest letters were written by Neil and Ada McLeod to their son William and his wife Alice about their daily lives in Summerside as well as an account of a trip to England, Scotland, and continental Europe in 1928. There are also letters written by Neil following Ada's death and several letters written by William's brothers Neil, Norman, and Donald. Included with the letters are transcribed obituaries for both Neil and Ada McLeod and annotations about the family written by Frank McLeod.

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Ada McLeod's manuscripts were edited and published by Marjorie McCallum Gay in 1980 under the title "Roads to Summerside: The Story of Early Summerside and the Surrounding Area."

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