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Fonds F0013 - Gwen Pharis Ringwood fonds.

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CA ACU SPC F0013

Title

Gwen Pharis Ringwood fonds.

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  • 1913-1986 (Creation)

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6.5 m of textual records and other material.

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Biographical history

Canadian playwright and author. Born in Anatone, Washington, on August 13, 1910. Moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, in 1913. Died May 27, 1984. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 1003-1004; and The Oxford companion to Canadian theatre, p. 468-469.

Archival history

Acquired between 1980 and 1987. MsC 368 and 2018.91 Ann Saddlemyer in 2012 and 2018 respectively.

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Fonds consists of the following series: family and personal correspondence (19--, 1913-1984); general business correspondence (19--, 1935-1986); manuscript (19--, 1924-1984); creative arts education (19--, 1938-1983); published works (19--, 1930-1982); sound cassette (19--, 1975-1983); works on Gwen Pharis Ringwood (19--, 1938-1984); miscellaneous (19--, 1945-1983); and three small appendices (MsC 51, 52, 57) consisting of material relating to G. P. Ringwood and acquired from other sources. For description of appendices see entries under Metropolitan Toronto Library Board, Linda Marilyn Potts and Enid Delgatty Rutland.

MsC 368 consists of a small self-portrait by G.P. Ringwood, 7 Christmas Greeting letters with poems or creative prose by G.P. Ringwood (n.d., 1975-1981), 6 letters, and 1 poem - Circle Song from Mirage; all items filed together with MsC 51/52/57.

2018.91 consists of a Christmas letter and a card with an original pastel colored drawing by Ringwood - filed in 03.01 Msc 25

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Includes ca. 335 photographs and 44 audio cassettes.

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1548432

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