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MEIGS, MARY, 1917-

Mary Meigs fonds. - 1963-1980. - 26 cm of textual record and graphic material.

Biographical Sketch

Writer, painter and illustrator Mary Meigs was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1917. Through Edmund Wilson, she met Marie-Claire Blais in the early 1960s, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Meigs has written two autobiographies: Lily Briscoe, a Self-Portrait: An Autobiography (1981) and The Medusa Head (1983). She also published a collection of her family's letters The Box Closet (1987). She illustrated some of Marie-Claire Blais's work: Illustrations for Two Novels by Marie-Claire Blais: Manuscripts of Pauline Archange; À cœur joual and Une Saison dans la vie d'Emmanuel: roman.

Scope and Content

The Mary Meigs fonds illustrates her life and her relationship with Marie-Claire Blais. This fonds consists of her book Illustrations for Two Novels by Marie-Claire Blais; poetry and correspondence between Meigs and Marie-Claire Blais; drawings, including several sketches of a portrait of Marie-Claire Blais; miscellaneous and notebooks.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Mary Meigs in 1989. [1989-15]

Language: material in the fonds is in French.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: finding aid available.

Associated Material: the Mary-Meigs fonds at the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec (MSS-418).

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