Sous-fonds SF129 - Lorne and Edith Pierce collection. John Coulter sous-fonds

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Lorne and Edith Pierce collection. John Coulter sous-fonds

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  • 1943 (Creation)
    Coulter, John

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0.02 m of textual records

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Playwright John Coulter was born in 1888 in Belfast. He attended the School of Art and Technology in Belfast, and Manchester University. Upon returning to Ireland, he taught school in Belfast and Dublin until 1919. His early plays were produced in Belfast, Dublin, and London, and he moved to London in 1920, where he wrote for BBC radio. In 1924 he became editor of The Ulster Review, and in 1927, managing editor of John Middleton Murry’s journal The New Adelphi. In London, he met his Canadian wife, the poet, Olive Clare Primrose, and moved with her to Canada in 1936. In later years they divided their time between Ireland and Canada. His most famous work is his trilogy of plays about Louis Riel, published 1950-1960. He died on 1 December 1980.

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Sous-fonds consists of one typescript for the radio play Mr. Churchill of England. Includes note from Coulter to Pierce.

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Gift of Lorne and Edith Pierce


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