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Margaret Gillett Fonds

Margaret Gillett Fonds

Physical Description

12 cm of textual records



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Margaret Gillett was born in Australia and educated at the University of Sydney, in England and in the United States. She was registrar at Haile Selassie I University in Ethiopia for two years before coming to McGill in 1964 as Professor of Education. She is a founding editor of the McGill Journal of Education, and her teaching and publications are oriented towards the history and philosophy of education. She has also written a novel on the life of the poet Francis Thompson, The Laurel and the Poppy. One of her major interests has been the status of women and women’s history. She organized the McGill Committee for Teaching and Research on Women, and has served as a member of the Senate Committee on Women and as co-ordinator of the Women’s Studies Minor. She also represents Canada on UNESCO’s subcommission on the status of women. In 1981, Dr. Gillett published We Walked Very Warily: A History of Women at McGill and in 1986, Dear Grace, a Romance of History.

Scope and Content

The fonds contains Margaret Gillett’s source materials and drafts for her book Dear Grace, a Romance of History in which is found the correspondence between William C. Little to Grace Ritchie.

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Complete inventory list available online.

Custodial History

Old accession number 895


The documents are in English

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Based on the documents in the fonds

Retrieval Number




Gillett, Margaret, 1930-
Scholarly Works or Manuscripts of Books
Women in Medicine at McGill University