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Helen Creighton

Canadian folklorist

1899   -   1989

country of citizenship: Canada
occupation: writer, folklorist
award received: member of the Order of Canada, honorary doctorate at the Laval University

Mary Helen Creighton, CM (September 5, 1899 - December 12, 1989) was a prominent Canadian folklorist. She collected over 4,000 traditional songs, stories, and beliefs in a career that spanned several decades, and she published many books and articles on Nova Scotia folk songs and folklore. She received numerous honorary degrees for her work and was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1976.
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Bluenose Ghosts

book by Helen Creighton

author: Helen Creighton


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