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Leclaire Alger Collection

Summary Information
Title: Leclaire Alger Collection
Dates: 1968
Creator: Alger, Leclaire
Extent: 3 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1105
Abstract:
The Alger Collection includes written production material from one title published in 1968, including a corrected typescript.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

Sea-Spell and Moor-Magic: Tales of the Western Isles, 1968


Biographical Sketch

Leclaire [Gowans] Alger was born May 20, 1898, just south of Lake Erie in Youngstow, Ohio to Louis Peter Gowans. In 1916, she married her first husband, Amos Hoffman who died two years later in 1918. A decade later, Alger graduated from the Carnegie Library School, a name that would grow quite intimate through her thirty-seven years of service with several branches of the Carnegie Library. Ms. Leclaire remarried several years after the death of her first husband and devoted much of her time to writing remakes of old Scottish folk tales. She is the author of over twenty novels, including a library under the pseudonym Sorche Nic Leodhas. Leclaire Alger is praised by critics now and then for her ability to adopt and adapt Scottish folklore into the English language with great style. She died in 1969.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , Volume 15, 1979.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Alger Collection includes written production material from one title published in 1968, including a corrected typescript.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Alger, Leclaire
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Sea-Spell and Moor-Magic: Tales of the Western Isles 1968 
Note Bock, Vera
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968
Box MF 23
typescript, corrected (135 p.)  Box MF 23