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Alexander McArthur, 1842-1887

Nationality: Scottish
Date of Birth: 1842
Place of Birth: Nairn
Date of Death: 1887
Place of Death: Winnipeg

Identity:

Alexander McArthur was an ornithologist, scholar and businessman.

Life:

Frank Larned Hunt described him to JW in December 1882 as 'a clever friend [...] who wishes greatly to see you, a hearty stand up man by the way wealthy and prominent, with strong proclivities - book-ward, art-ward etc and who will not bore you' (#02200).

Bibliography:

http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/mcarthur_a.shtml (accessed 2004).