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Collection RC0744 - Frederick Niven collection

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Frederick Niven collection

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RC0744

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  • 1913-1915 (Creation)

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3 items

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Niven, Frederick (1878-1944)

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Frederick Niven, author, was born on 31 March 1878, in Santiago, Chile, where his father was in the British consular service. At the age of five he moved to Scotland and was educated in Glasgow. He visited Canada several times from the mid-1890s onwards. In 1920 he settled permanently in British Columbia, mainly for health reasons. Niven published over twenty novels, as well as short fiction, poetry, non-fiction and an autobiography titled Coloured Spectacles (1938). He wrote novels set in urban Scotland as well as the Canadian west, including a trilogy, Mine Inheritance, The Flying Years, and The Transplanted (1935-1944). He died on 30 January 1944 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Collection consists of three letters all written to Martin Secker of Secker and Warburg by Niven on 2 and 16 August 1913 and 17 June 1915.

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Collection was purchased from Bertram Rota in July 1986.

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RC0744

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