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Luella Creighton fonds

Luella Creighton fonds. - 1917-1990; predominant 1950-1990.

1.5 m of textual records and other material

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Luella Sanders Bruce was born Aug. 25, 1901 in Stouffville, Ont. She taught in a rural school in 1920-1921, prior to attending Victoria College at the University of Toronto. She graduated with a BA in 1926 and married historian and writer Donald Creighton on June 23 of the same year. Her writings include High Bright Buggy Wheels, McClelland & Stewart, 1951; Turn East, Turn West, McClelland & Stewart, 1954; Canada, The Struggle for Empire (non-fiction), Dent, 1960;Canada, Trial and Triumph (non-fiction), Dent, 1963; Tecumseh, the Story of the Shawnee Chief (juvenile biography), Macmillan, 1965; Miss Multipenny and Miss Crumb, Peal, 1966; The Elegant Canadians (non-fiction), McClelland & Stewart, 1967; The Hitching Post, McClelland & Stewart, 1969. Luella Creighton died in 1996.

Dustjacket of The Elegant CanadiansThe fonds contains a small amount of material documenting Luella Creighton's student days at Victoria College, University of Toronto, 1924-1926. Her personal life is further documented through a series of diaries, 1963-1990. Most of the textual material in the fonds, however, relates to her career as a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and consists of correspondence with her publishers and readers, reviews, manuscripts, typescripts of both published and unpublished works.

Title from the contents of the fonds.

Donated by Ms. Cynthia Flood in 1996.

Arranged in 6 series: 1: Victoria College, 1924-1926, 2. Personal and Family, 1917-1972, 3. Diaries, 1963-1990, 4. Correspondence with Publishers and Readers, Contracts, Reviews, 5. Manuscripts, 6. Photographs.

Detailed finding aid available. PDF (90 KB, 8 pages)

Call number: GA99

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