Accession MS COLL 00476 - Elspeth Cameron Papers

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Elspeth Cameron Papers


  • 1967-2006 (Creation)

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2 boxes (0.26 metres)

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Elspeth MacGregor Cameron (born 10 Jan 1943) is a Canadian writer known for her biographies of noted Canadian literary figures such as Irving Layton and Earle Birney. Her biography of Hugh MacLennan, Hugh MacLennan: A Writer's Life, was nominated for a Governor General's Award. No Previous Experience won the W. O. Mitchell Literary Prize. She has also published a volume of poetry.

She currently lives in St. Catharines, Ontario. Cameron has taught at Concordia University, the University of Toronto and Brock University.

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Gift of Elspeth Cameron, 2001 and 2006

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Includes correspondence from writers, artists, poets, friends; material related to Elspeth Cameron’s life and work: such as writing, teaching, photography, literary juror, conferences, readings; print appearances; ESL scripts for videos to be made and used in Beijing to teach children; print material from 2001 accession has been incorporated, primarily print material re: Maclennan biography and Quebec Writers’ Federation Non-Fiction Jury 2000.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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