Fonds 0024 - Lochhead family fonds

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Lochhead family fonds

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CA MtA 0024

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  • 1879-1987 (Creation)
    Lockhead family

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14 m of textual records
1.7 m of photographs

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(Branch begins before 1864)

Biographical history

The Lochhead family were pioneers from Perth County, Ontario. William Lochhead (1864-1927), taught biology at the Ontario Agricultural College and MacDonald College; his son Alan Grant Lochhead (1890-1980), received a Ph.D. from McGill in 1919 and became chief of the Bacteriology division, Dominion Department of Agriculture; grandson Kenneth Lochhead, is a well known Canadian artist, and grandson Douglas Lochhead is a poet, author, librarian, bibliographer and Professor Emeritus of Canadian Studies, at Mount Allison University.

Lillias Grant Lochhead was born 1 March 1865 in Windsor, Ontario. She married William Lochhead 14 August 1889 and devoted most of her life to her husband and family. She was a strong Canadian nationalist and monarchist, anti-Marxist and anti-Stalinist.

Helen Louise Van Wart was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, 28 February 1893. She graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a BA degree in 1913 and studied piano and voice at the Leipzig Conservatory of Music. She married Grant Lochhead, 2 December 1919 and devoted her life to her family and the support of community musical activities, mainly in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Fonds consists mainly of records generated by family relationships and Douglas Grant Lochhead's professional records. Fonds is arranged in six series: William and Lillias Lochhead, 1879-1949; Alan Grant and Helen Lochhead, 1913-1984; Douglas Grant Lochhead, 1939-1987; Kenneth C. Lochhead, 1930-1984; Articles and clippings; and photographs, predominantly of friends and family.

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Donated by Douglas Lochhead, 1987


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  • English

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Internal reference no: Accession 8701

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