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Duncan Campbell Scott

Duncan Campbell Scott (August 2, 1862 – December 19, 1947) was a Canadian bureaucrat, poet and prose writer. With Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, and Archibald Lampman, he is classed as one of Canada's Confederation Poets.

Scott was a Canadian lifetime civil servant who served as deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs from 1913 to 1932. He advocated for the assimilation of Canada's First Nations peoples in that capacity. While Scott was generally known only for his work in poetry and literature in Canada during his life and many decades after his death, Scott's legacy was stained when his work in Indian Affairs received more scrutiny in the 21st century, which has been classed as cultural genocide.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 2nd, 1862 (Ottawa), Died December 19th, 1947 (Ottawa)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-19602 10-in. 4/17/1917 Home song Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with harp and orchestra author  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Scott, Duncan Campbell," accessed September 22, 2021,

Scott, Duncan Campbell. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 22, 2021, from

"Scott, Duncan Campbell." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 September 2021.

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