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Luella Creighton fonds.
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1917-1990, predominant 1950-1990 (Creation)
- Creighton, Luella Bruce, 1901-
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1.5 m of textual records
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Luella Bruce Creighton (1901-1996) was a Canadian author whose works, both fiction and non fiction, were published in the 1950's and 1960's. Born Luella Sanders Bruce on Aug. 25, 1901 in Stouffville, Ont., she taught in a rural school in 1920-1921 prior to attending Victoria College at the University of Toronto. She graduated with a BA in 1926 and married historian and writer Donald Creighton on June 23 of the same year. Her writings include High bright buggy wheels, McClelland & Stewart, 1951; Turn east, turn west, McClelland & Stewart, 1954; Canada, the struggle for empire (non-fiction), Dent, 1960; Canada, trial and triumph (non- fiction), Dent, 1963; Tecumseh, the story of the shawnee chief (juvenile biography), Macmillan, 1965; Miss Multipenny and Miss Crumb, Peal, 1966; The elegant Canadians (non-fiction), McClelland & Stewart, 1967; The hitching post, McClelland & Stewart, 1969. Luella Creighton died in 1996 [?].
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The fonds contains a small amount of material documenting Luella Creighton's student days at Victoria College, University of Toronto, 1924-1926. Her personal life is further documented through a series of diaries, 1963-1990. Most of the textual material in the fonds, however, relates to her career as a writer of both fiction and non- fiction, and consists of corrrespondence with her publishers and readers, reviews, manuscripts and typescripts of both published and unpublished works.
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Donated by Ms. Cynthia Flood in 1996.
Arranged in 6 series:
1. Victoria College, 1924-1926,
2. Personal and Family, 1917-1972,
3. Diaries, 1963-1990,
4. Correspondence with Publishers and Readers, Contracts, Reviews,
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Finding aid by Jane Britton, March 1997. Electronic version by JB April 17, 2001.