Historical Fiction & Narrative

Title: Historical Fiction & Narrative
Dates of Material:
[195–]–[198–]
Extent:
23 cm of textual records
Scope and content

The series consists of notes and drafts of stories set in early French Canada, with the exception of one story about 19th-century British Columbia. The stories are fictionalized accounts of the lives of historical French and Native girls and women, with the exception of one collection of stories involving the arrival of the first European animals to New France. Apparently, none of the stories documented in the series was published, except for Short of Glory. Several of the stories are accompanied by the author’s own illustrations in pencil, ink or marker, including: “Adventure in Two Worlds”, “The Wandering Micmac”, and “Up From Tadoussac”. Part of the material consists of notes, various drafts, correspondence with a publisher, and unorganized material for a proposed book about the explorer La Verendrye and his times that was never published. Much of the research was incorporated into a story about the life of a contemporary of the explorer named Esther Marie-Joseph Sayward Lestage, which is documented by several story drafts titled “What’s in a Name?”

NOTE(S)
Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of series.

Extent

The series is stored in 2 boxes.

Finding aids

Box/file list available

BOX FILE TITLE YEAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Box 1
113 Historical stories, “The Animals Arrive”. [196– or 197–?]

[typescript, annotations]

114 Historical story, “on the Cariboo Trail”; and a second version, “Pioneers.”[196– or 197–?]

[typescript and a variant mimeograph copy, annotated]; [mimeograph copy]

115 Historical story, “Adventure in Two Worlds.”[196– or 197–?]

[typescript, annotations]

116 Historical story with illustrations, “Adventure in Two Worlds.”[196– or 197–?]

[photocopy of typescript, annotations]

117 Historical story with illustrations, “The Wandering Micmac.”[198–?]

[typescript, pencil and marker graphics]

118 Historical story with illustrations, “The Wandering Micmac.”[198–?]

[photocopy, cardboard cover]

119 Historical story with illustrations, “Up From Tadoussac.”[197– or 198–?]

[various typescripts with annotations, pencil and ink graphics]

120 Historical story with illustrations, “Up From Tadoussac.”[197– or 198–?]

[typescript, pencil and ink graphics]

121 Historical story with illustrations, “Up From Tadoussac.”[197– or 198–?]

[typescript, pencil and ink graphics]

122 Historical story with illustration, “Up From Tadoussac.” [198–?]

[typescript, marker graphics]

123 Historical story with illustrations, “Up From Tadoussac.” [198–?]

[photocopy, cardboard cover]

124 Notes for historical story, Short of the Glory.

[small pieces of paper inside labeled envelopes]

Box 2
21 Notebook with brief travel diary. (Charleston, S.C., April 5, 1922) and notes about La Verendrye and his times.[196–?]
22 Notes and letter concerning research for a book involving La Verendrye.[1962]
23 Notes for rewriting of historical piece Oct 23 involving La Verendrye and Esther Lestage.[1963]
24 Correspondence with publisher and comments by outside reader on manuscript of “The Life and Times of La Verendrye.”[1967]
25 Notes relating to conception and general outline of “What’s in a Name?”[196– or 197–?]
26 Historical narrative about La Verendrye and his times. [196– or 197–?]

[various typescripts and photocopies, annotations]

27 Historical story, “What’s in a Name?”[197– to 198–?]

[typescript and manuscript, annotations]

28 Historical story, “What’s in a Name?” [198–?]

[incomplete typescript, annotations]

29 Historical story, “What’s in a Name?” [198–?]

[photocopy of typescript, annotations]

210 Unorganized material relating to historical narrative/story involving La Verendrye and Esther Lestage.[196– to 197–?]

[various typescripts, annotations]

211 Unorganized material relating to historical narrative/story involving La Verendrye and Esther Lestage. [196– to 197–?]


[various typescripts, annotations]

Box 4
45Historical narrative, "The Animals Arrive"n.d.

Typescript bound between two pastel drawings with string.  

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