Fonds 28 - Jennie Huie fonds

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CA ON00399 28


Jennie Huie fonds


  • 1995 (Creation)
  • 1956-1971 (Creation)

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43 cm of textual records
3 photographs: b&w
2 prints: b&w

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Biographical history

Jennie Huie was born in Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar) of Chinese origin. After graduating with a B.A. Honours in English Literature from the University of Rangoon (1951) she obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of Hong Kong (1953). In 1961 she received a Ph.D. from the University of London; her thesis was on the life and work of Anne Thackeray Ritchie. From 1962 to 1969 she taught English language and literature at United College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as visiting universities in Britain and the United States, including a period as Visiting Scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University, doing research on Anne Thackeray Ritchie. Jennie Huie emigrated to Canada in 1969, and went on to teach English and Canadian literature at Trent University and the University of Toronto, as well as doing further research on Anne Thackeray Ritchie in London. In 1981 she earned a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Toronto, and from 1982 to her retirement in 1993 held the position of Librarian of the Ontario Women's Directorate.

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Acquired from Jennie Huie in 1994.

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The fonds consists of correspondence and research material relating to Jennie Huie's personal and professional life. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Correspondence about J. Huie's Research on Anne Thackeray Ritchie, 1956-1971. Series 2: Research material relating to Anne Thackeray Ritchie, 1956-1971. Series 3: Autobiographical Material of J. Huie. Series 4: Published articles by J. Huie, 1963-1964. Series 5: Memorabilia, 1961-1965.

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No further accruals are expected.

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