Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00320 - Isabelle Hughes Papers

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Isabelle Hughes Papers


  • 1947-1954 (Creation)

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8 boxes (1 metre)

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Biographical history

Hughes is the author of four novels, Serpent's Tooth (1947), Time in Ambush (1949), Lorena Telforth (1952), and the Wise Brother (1954). Hughes also wrote numerous shorter works of fiction and was a regular reviewer for the Globe and Mail.

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Gift of Alan Hughes in May 1996.

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Collection of notes and drafts of Hughes' published and unpublished works.

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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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  • English

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