- 1896-1946 (Creation)
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Duncan Campbell Scott, author and civil servant, was born on 2 August 1862 in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of the Reverend William Scott and Janet McCallum. He attended public schools and Stanstead Wesley Academy. He became a third-class clerk in the Department of Indian Affairs in 1880. In 1893 he was promoted to Chief Accountant. He was made superintendent of Indian Education in 1909 and was deputy superintendent-general from 1913 to 1932.
Scott was the author of The Magic House and Other Poems (1893), In the Village of Viger (1896), The Magic House: Labor and the Angel (1898), New World Lyrics and Ballads (1905), John Graves Simcoe (1905), Lundy's Lane and Other Poems (1916), Beauty and Life (1921), The Poems of Duncan Campbell Scott (1926), and contributed poetry and prose to many of the same magazines and journals as Lampman. He was a companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (honorary secretary, 1911-1921, and president 1921). He was also a member of the Royal Society of Literature and president of the Canadian Authors Association in 1931.
Scott married firstly, Belle W. Botsford of Boston in 1894, and, secondly, Elise Aylen of Ottawa in 1931. He died in Ottawa on 19 December 1947.
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