Introduction

This exhibition grew from a partnership with Library staff, faculty and students in History and Art History  at the University of Guelph to provide an experiential learning opportunity. The process of creating this exhibition has led us to many fascinating discoveries about the contributions of the Clan Leslie in literature, politics, religion, the domestic arts, and sciences in Scotland and beyond. These  achievements can be viewed in 10 exhibit cases in the Whitelaw Room (3rd floor), the Academic Commons (1st floor), and Archival & Special Collection (lower level).

The University of Guelph is the official repository for the Clan Leslie Collection. We are grateful to the following individuals, who have donated materials to this collection over the years: Margaret Aitken (Acton, Ont) Donald W. Leslie (Abbeville, S. C.), Thomas G. Leslie, KSG (Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, UK), Gary A Leslie (Lexington, KY), Harold and Val Leslie (Didsbury, Alb), Robert Leslie (Acton, Ont), William Leslie, Sandy Eliza McDaniel (Evanston, Il), Diane L. Sadler (Pasadena, MD), James Barrie Leslie, (Gordon, New South Wales,  Aus) and David Leslie White (Ft Worth, TX).

Introduction