Margaret Arnett MacLeod fonds, 1877-1966
MSS 15, PC 13
90 cm of textual records
Margaret Arnett MacLeod was born in 1877 in London, Ontario, and
later moved to Manitoba with her family. Her father, Lewis Arnett
came to the Red River with the Ontario volunteers in the Wolseley
Expedition of 1870. She was educated in Brandon and Winnipeg and
taught in Stonewall, Manitoba, before marrying Dr. A.N. MacLeod.
In 1935 she wrote The Frozen Priest of Pembina, and in 1937
Bells of Red River. In 1947 she compiled her most famous
work The Letters of Letitia Hargrave. She also wrote Red
River Festive Season (1962) and Grantown, the story of
Cuthbert Grant, which she compiled in collaboration with Dr. W.L.
Morton in 1963.
The collection consists of voluminous research notes produced
by the author for her publication Letters of Letitia Hargrave.
They provide biographical data on Letitia Hargrave, her husband
James Hargrave, several other senior and junior employees of the
Hudson's Bay Company between 1837 and 1865, and the Hargrave family
up to 1947. Research material about the Red River Settlement and
some original letters of the era are also included. Nineteen photographs
are held separately.
Open to all researchers