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Pierce, Lorne, 1890-1961
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Audrey Alexandra Brown fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC335
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1987

The fonds consists of manuscripts published and unpublished, which include juvenilia, poetry and story drafts, and the author's annual holograph gatherings of completed poems. The fonds includes public addresses, children's stories, periodical off prints, page proofs of A Dryad in Nanaimo, reviews, family and biographical items, photographs, certificates, recordings of poems set to music, a printers plate, biographical material, and correspondence. Correspondence includes 34 letters from former Prime Minister Robert Borden. Artwork often accompanies juvenilia verse and later children's stories; the media used include: ink on paper illustrations, pencil sketches, and watercolour drawings. Newspaper clippings include the author's columns, stories and poems. Also included are photocopies of 60 letters written by Audrey Brown to Professor Pelham Edgar (1929-47). The originals are in the Pelham Edgar collection at Victoria University, Toronto. The fonds also consists of: newspaper clippings and biographical material re Audrey Alexandra Brown and her family; correspondence between Brown and Pelham Edgar; correspondence between Brown and Earle Birney; correspondence from Martin Burrell to Pelham Edgar re Brown; manuscripts by Brown.

Brown, Audrey Alexandra, 1904-1998

Lorne Pierce award

Item is the Lorne Pierce medal, awarded to Audrey Alexandra Brown in 1944. The Lorne Pierce Medal is awarded every two years by the Royal Society of Canada to recognize achievement of special significance and conspicuous merit in imaginative or critical literature written in either English or French. The award itself consists of a gold-plated silver medal. The award bears the name of Lorne Pierce, FRSC (1890-1961), who was editor of Ryerson Press for forty years, contributing greatly to the development and appreciation of Canadian literature, and who originally established the award. The medal was first awarded in 1926.

Lorne Pierce award

Item is the Lorne Pierce medal, awarded to Audrey Alexandra Brown in 1944. The Lorne Pierce Medal is awarded every two years by the Royal Society of Canada to recognize achievement of special significance and conspicuous merit in imaginative or critical literature written in either English or French. The award itself consists of a gold-plated silver medal. The award bears the name of Lorne Pierce, FRSC (1890-1961), who was editor of Ryerson Press for forty years, contributing greatly to the development and appreciation of Canadian literature, and who originally established the award. The medal was first awarded in 1926.

Lorne Pierce award

Item is the Lorne Pierce medal, awarded to Audrey Alexandra Brown in 1944. The Lorne Pierce Medal is awarded every two years by the Royal Society of Canada to recognize achievement of special significance and conspicuous merit in imaginative or critical literature written in either English or French. The award itself consists of a gold-plated silver medal. The award bears the name of Lorne Pierce, FRSC (1890-1961), who was editor of Ryerson Press for forty years, contributing greatly to the development and appreciation of Canadian literature, and who originally established the award. The medal was first awarded in 1926.

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