Accession MS COLL 00613 - Elspeth Cameron Papers

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Elspeth Cameron Papers


  • 1987-2011 (Creation)

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4 boxes, 3 books (0.47 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, 2011

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This accession for Elspeth Cameron’s Papers includes archival material related to her life and work predominantly between the years of 2005-10. Featured within this accession are her speech for the Margaret Laurence Lecture (apart of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s annual lecture series), as well as research materials and photographs for her book, And Beauty Answers: The Life of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle (2007).

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Contains series:
1. Materials relating to the work of Elspeth Cameron

  • Including: Margaret Laurence Lecture (Writers’ Trust of Canada), 2009
  • Teaching – Course Materials: Canadian Studies (at Brock University)

2. Research Materials

  • Sculptors and sculpting – Research for And Beauty Answers: The Life of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle

3. Correspondence
4. Personal Files and Miscellaneous Items
5. Books

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