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Marie-Anna-Adèle Roy fonds. - [1958?] 414 p.; 19 cm of textual record.

Biographical Sketch

Teacher and writer Marie-Anna-A. Roy, sister of Gabrielle Roy, was born in Saint-Léon, Manitoba in 1896. She taught in rural schools in Manitoba and Alberta for 35 years. An accident forced her to take early retirement. Subsequently, she devoted herself to writing, first in Tangent, Alberta, then in Montreal, Quebec.

Scope and Content

The fonds contains a copy of her novel Valcourt ou La Dernière Étape: roman du Grand-Nord canadien, with the author's corrections. The handwritten dedication reads as follows: "En hommage d'un humble auteur du Canada français... Paris 6, le 2 février 1961. Les événements relatés dans ce roman se sont déroulés en Alberta de 1929 à 1939." [In tribute from a humble French-Canadian author… Paris 6, February 2, 1961. The events related in this novel took place in Alberta from 1929 to 1939.]

Immediate Source of Acquisition: unknown.

Language: material in the fonds is in French.

Restrictions: none.

Associated Material: the Marie-Anna-Adèle-Roy fonds in the Archives nationales du Québec, in Montreal.

Related Records Different Fonds: the Gabrielle Roy and Marcel Carbotte fonds LMS-0173 [1990-17].

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