Fonds F00441 - Blanche Hume fonds

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Blanche Hume fonds

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  • 1924-1965 (Creation)
    Hume, Blanche

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0.17 m of textual records, 30 photographs

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Born in Wyoming, Ontario in 1880, Miss Hume moved with her family to Watford and then to Woodstock, Ontario, where she was for a time the Editor of Rod and Gun. In 1920 she became secretary to Dr. J.H. Arnup of the Foreign Missions Board of the Methodist Church, and in 1924 she joined Dr. Lorne Pierce's staff as Assistant to Thomas Guthrie Marquis in a special project.When the project was completed she began work as Dr. Pierce's private secretary. During her twenty years with Dr. Pierce, Miss Hume collaborated and assisted in the editing of many books. She was also a poet and a critic in her own right. In February, 1943, Miss Hume retired from Ryerson Press but maintained close contact with Dr. Pierce and his family until, and even after, his death.

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The fonds consists of correspondence (mainly from Lorne Pierce to Miss Hume), memoranda, articles by and about Pierce, news clippings, and biography of Pierce. Photographs include pictures of Lorne Pierce, Bliss Carman, Charles G.D. Roberts, Marshall Saunders, Marjorie Pickthall and others.

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Donated by Mrs. Jack Robinson (L. Pierce's daughter) - 1971


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  • English

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  • Shelf: 2019