Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00525 - Richard B. Wright Papers

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Richard B. Wright Papers


  • 1965-2005 (Creation)

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37 boxes (6 metres)

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Biographical history

Richard Bruce Wright was born March 4, 1937, in Midland, Ontario. He studied radio and television arts at the Ryerson Institute of Technology, graduating in 1959. At Trent University he completed his Bachelor of Arts in 1972. Wright has worked as a copywriter for radio, as editor and sales manager at Macmillan Canada, and later as a teacher of English at Ridley College. Among his published works include: Andrew Tolliver (1965), The Weekend Man (1970), In the Middle of a Life (1973), Sunset Manor (1990), The Age of Longing (1995), Clara Callan (2001), Adultery (2004) and October (2007).

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Gift of Richard B. Wright, 2007.

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Includes drafts and manuscripts, revisions, proofs, notes and editorial changes for both Wright's published and unpublished material.

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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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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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