Evelyn M. Richardson fonds

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Evelyn M. Richardson fonds

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  • 1919 (Creation)
    Richardson, Evelyn M.

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  • 16 cm of textual records
  • 9 photographs

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Evelyn May Richardson was the daughter of Hattie (Larkin) and Arthur Douglas Fox. She graduated from Halifax Academy, attended Dalhousie University, and taught in various schools in Nova Scotia. In 1926 she married Morrill Richardson and moved to Massachusetts. In 1929 the Richardsons bought and moved to Bon Portage Island as lighthouse keepers. They had three children and resided on the island for thirty-five years, retiring to Doane's Point near Barrington, N.S. Evelyn Richardson wrote and published works both of fiction and non-fiction, winning a number of awards and commendations including the Governor General Award in 1945 for We Keep a Light. She held offices in the Shelburne Historical Society and the Cape Sable Historical Society.

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Fonds consists of three series: correspondence about publications, family photographs, manuscripts and reprints of stories

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Donated by the heirs of Evelyn Richardson in August 1982.


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