Fonds F0129 - George Wing fonds.

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George Wing fonds.


  • 1949-1998 (Creation)

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1.8 m of textual records.

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Canadian author and educator. Born in Yorkshire, England, May 17, 1921. Educated in state elementary and secondary schools in England and University College, Durham University. Served in the British Army 1941-1946. Taught English in the Middle East, 1947-1949; Ghana, 1949-1955, Nairobi, Kenya, 1956-1968; and the University of Calgary, 1968-1988. Author of novels, short stories, critical works on Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens as well as many articles, reviews and papers. Died in Calgary, Alberta, on November 27, 1998.

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Donated by the family of George Wing in 1999.

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Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscripts of novels, short stories, stage and radio plays, articles and reviews; works about G. Wing; and published work.

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Text in English.

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