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Fonds RC0232 - John Coulter fonds

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John Coulter fonds

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RC0232

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  • 1918-1980 (Creation)

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4.9 m of textual records and graphic material

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Coulter, John (1888-1980)

Biographical history

John Coulter, playwright, was born on 12 February 1888 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was educated at the School of Art in Belfast and at the University of Manchester. He taught English and art from 1913-1919 before moving to London to become a drama critic and playwright for sixteen years. In London, he met his Canadian wife, the poet, Olive Clare Primrose, and moved with her to Canada in 1936. In later years they divided their time between Ireland and Canada. His most famous work is his trilogy of plays about Louis Riel, published 1950-1960. He died on 1 December 1980. There is a much more comprehensive biography available in Library Research News 6, no. 2 (Autumn 1982).

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The fonds contains: correspondence, diaries, plays, short plays and skits, libretti, novel, poetry, short stories, autobiographies, broadcasts, articles, unpublished editorial work, uncompleted work, contributions to publications, publications about John Coulter, subject files, magazines and posters.

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The first accrual was acquired from John Coulter in 1969, the second in 1978, and the third accrual was acquired from his daughters in 1981.

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There have been three accruals which have been combined. The fonds is arranged into the following series: correspondence (part I of the finding aid), diaries, plays, short plays and skits, libretti, novel, poetry, short stories, autobiographies, broadcasts, articles, unpublished editorial work, uncompleted work, contributions to publications, publications about John Coulter, subject files, magazines and posters (part II of the finding aid).

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RC0232

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