Frances Daunt Fonds F286

AQ 2; AXX7

Date of the items: 1914-2008

Physical description: 40 cm, 3 Boxes

Title: Frances Daunt Fonds

Creator: Frances Daunt

Repository: Trent Valley Archives

Reference number: TVA Fonds 286

Scope and contents: Fonds consists of typed manuscripts (some annotated and revised), correspondence, documents and books relating to Frances Daunt, together with archival and Xerox copies of correspondence of Austin Lane and Maggie Nickle. There are photographs dating from the early 1900s as well as the 1910s. Some of the typed manuscripts are annotated and revised for different occasions. The papers contain the manuscripts of key works such as Sleeping Dogs; A Theatre has Been Erected; her edition of letters from Austin Lane (A Very Different War: The Adventures of Austin Lane with the South Persia Rifles 1916-1919) and Dear Maggie.

Access Conditions: No Restrictions

Finding aid: See separate file listing in Excel

Accruals: No further accruals are expected

Custodial history: Donated to the Trent Valley Archives in 2010 by the Frances Daunt estate.

Biographical sketch: Frances Daunt (c.1930-December 28, 2008) was a teacher, author, historian and playwright. She earned an M.A. in History from Queen’s University (1955), and from 1955 to 1988 taught at various schools in Ontario and the United States. Frances co-wrote a play, Sleeping Dogs, with Alan Putman, as well as other plays. She has edited a number of books including A Theatre has Been Erected. Frances edited letters from Austin Lane, written in World War I from Persia (A Very Different War- The Adventures of Austin Lane with the South Persia Rifles (1916-1919)) and letters from Maggie Nickle (Dear Maggie). She also wrote a short story, From the Heart.

Related fonds at TVA: F38 Ray Gillies; F392 Bill and Margaret Jordan; F570 Tim Rowat; F789 Tim Rowat and F799 Bill Jordan all contain materials relating to the Peterborough Theatre Guild.

Access Points:
World War I
The Law Society of Alberta
South Persia Rifles
Peterborough Theatre Guild

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