Sous-fonds SF11 - Lorne and Edith Pierce collection. Audrey Alexander Brown sous-fonds

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Lorne and Edith Pierce collection. Audrey Alexander Brown sous-fonds

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CA ON00239 SF11

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  • 1929-1950 (Creation)
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    Brown, Audrey Alexander

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0.03 m of textual records

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(1904-1998)

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Audrey Alexandra Brown was born in Nanaimo, B.C. on October 29th, 1904. She was educated at St Ann's Convent Nanaimo and at Nanaimo Public School. In May 1927 she was attacked by rheumatic fever and rendered unable to walk. She was taken into treatment at Queen Alexandra Solarium (Mill Bay) November 1934, operated on, and discharged able to walk, 1935. Brown was "discovered" in 1928 by Professor Pelham Edgar of Victoria College (Toronto) who promoted her career from 1928 to 1939. Between 1931 and 1948 she published 5 books of poems: A Dryad in Nanaimo (1931), A Dryad in Nanaimo with 11 New Poems (1934), The Tree of Resurrection (1937), Challenge to Time and Death (1943) all with Macmillan's Canada, and All Fools Day (1948) with Ryerson Press. In 1937 she published her only prose work, The Log of the Lame Duck (1937) about her hospital experience. In addition to this Ms. Brown published some of her poetry in newspapers and journals. From 1926 on Audrey Brown published first poetry and later prose in newspapers. As a freelance journalist she published the columns "Remember With Me" and "What Do You Think?" under the pseudonym "the Khoji" in the Nanaimo Free Press (1969-1974). Audrey received many awards: the Members Memorial Medal of the Canadian Women's Press Club (1936), the Lorne Pierce Gold Medal and the Royal Society of Canada (1944), the Order of Canada (Officer) (1968), and the Centennial Silver Medal (1967). She had honorary memberships in a number of women's clubs, was a member of the Canadian Authors Association (1948) and visited England (June-December 1950) as guest of P.E.N.

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Sous-fonds consists of correspondence, poetry, prose, biographical articles and critical comentaries. Correspondence consists of letters to Pelham Edgar and Tom Maclnnes, 1937-1946.

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Gift of Lorne and Edith Pierce

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2001.1

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See also Audrey Brown fonds-2999.

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  • Shelf: 2001.1