Sous-fonds SF31 - Lorne and Edith Pierce collection. Hale-Garvin sous-fonds

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Lorne and Edith Pierce collection. Hale-Garvin sous-fonds

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CA ON00239 SF31

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  • 1911-1959 (Creation)
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    Garvin, John

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0.25 m of textual records

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(1872-1934)

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John Garvin was a prolific editor and published numerous literary anthologies.

Custodial history

This material was added to the Lorne and Edith Pierce collection of Canadiana in 1961 as it was "Canadian" in nature, and identified as "purchased on behalf of" Lorne Pierce. The actual provenance of the material was Herbert Orr who was working on a biography of Katherine Hale. The material was purchased from him in 1961.

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Sous-fonds consists predominantly of correspondence to Katherine Hale and John Garvin from 1911-1959. The letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and include such notable names as: Audrey Alexander Brown, Bliss Carman, Mazo de la Roche, Pauline Johnson, Peter McArthur, Nellie McClung, Tom MacInnes, Vincent Murney, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Charles Mair, L.M. Montgomery, Sir Gilbert Goldwin Smith and Sir John William. Also included are various typescripts and galleys for books written or edited by Hale and Garvin, as well as various typescripts from other authors collected by the couple.

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Purchase from Herbert Orr, 1961.

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  • English

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2001.1

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Open

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Public domain

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  • Shelf: 2001.1