Fonds F15 - Fred Flahiff fonds

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CA ON00389 F15


Fred Flahiff fonds


  • 1956-2006 (Creation)

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-50 cm of textual material
-1 photograph : b&w ; 17.7 x 12.7 cm
-4 illustrations : col. and b&w ; 21.6 x 28 cm
-1 compact disk
-1 computer disk
-card catalogue

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Frederick Thomas Flahiff, PhD, St. Michael's College, University of Toronto professor, critic/essayist, author of the biography of Sheila Watson, Always Someone to Kill the Doves. Born in Vancouver on 7 July 1933. Died after a short illness on 9 March 2017.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts and transcripts of archival material and accumulated by Fred T. Flahiff, professor of English at the University of St. Michael's College. Includes research materials and manuscripts related to Flahiff's biography of author Sheila Watson, "Always Someone to Kill the Doves: A Life of Sheila Watson", and his role as executor of her estate and custodian of her personal papers.

Includes five series:

  1. Incoming correspondence
  2. Collected Material after Sheila Watson's death
  3. Collected Material for biography
  4. Material related to publication of biography

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Revised by S Rogers, 28 November 2018.
Revised by S Rogers, 4 July 2018.




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