Ernest Buckler fonds

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Ernest Buckler fonds

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MG 1, vol. 2500-2525; Ar 7073; Ar 3619-Ar 3626; Ac 171

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  • 1919-1984, predominant 1952-1979 (Creation)
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    Buckler, Ernest, 1908-1984

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6 m of textual records and other material

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(1908-1984)

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Writer and novelist Ernest Redmond Buckler was born 19 March 1908 in Dalhousie West, N.S. He received a BA from Dalhousie University in 1929 and an MA in philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1930. For most of his life, he lived at his family's farm near Bridgetown, N.S., where he became interested in writing and published numerous short stories, magazine articles, book reviews, and radio plays. His best known work was his first novel, The Mountain and the Valley (1952). Buckler was the recipient of the Canadian Centennial Medal in 1967, the Order of Canada in 1974, and three honourary doctorates. He died at Bridgetown in March 1984.

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Fonds consists of records relating to Buckler's literary career and his private life. Fonds contains correspondence with friends and colleagues including Evelyn Garbary, Margaret Bickley, Hans Weber, Claude Bissell, and various family members; published and unpublished short stories and poems by Buckler and other writers; newspaper clippings, chiefly relating to his book reviews; daily journals; notes; post cards; greeting cards; school certificates and notebooks; financial statements; newsletters and other publications; photographs of Buckler, family members and events; sound recordings of interviews, plays, and stories.

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Donated by Buckler's estate through his nephew and executor, Wayne Rice, Dartmouth, N.S., in 1984.

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Volumes 2504 to 2508 are closed until 2053.

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Also includes: 90 photographs (58 b&w and col. prints, 32 b&w negs), 8 audio reels, 1 audio cassette.

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