William MacKellar Papers
Scope and content
The collection contains illustrations, dummies and manuscripts associated with four titles Kenny and the Highland Ghost, The Kid Who Owned Manhattan Island, The Silent Bells and Soccer Orphans.
The collection is open and available for research.
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Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
William MacKellar was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His family relocated to America when he was eleven years old. He and his family resided on Long Island. He attended New York University and University of Geneva in Switzerland. MacKellar later served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. After the war, he had the opportunity to return to his native Scotland. There he received inspiration for many of his later books, such as The Witch of Glen Gowrie. Along with authoring twenty-nine books for children and young adults, MacKellar taught courses in creative writing and conducted many literary workshops. He resided in West Hartford, Connecticut, until his death in 1994.
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The author of twenty-nine books for children and young adults, Mr. MacKellar also taught courses in creative writing and conducted many literary workshops. The collection contains illustrations, dummies and manuscripts associated with four titles. Mr. MacKellar also donated a signifcant number of his books.
Provenance and Acquisition
The collection was donated by MacKellar in 1990.
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