Fonds RC0059 - Elizabeth Evans fonds

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Elizabeth Evans fonds

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  • 1943-1999 (Creation)

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12.5 cm of textual records.

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Elizabeth Evans was born in Lincoln, England on 16 March 1916. She worked as a nurse for 30 years while living in England before moving to Hamilton, Ont. in 1970. Evans is her maiden name, and the name she uses in writing her poetry. Her married name is Joyce Elizabeth Crouse. Her four books of poetry are: A Mundane Magic (1986), Soft Syllables (1988) The Yin & Yang of It (1990), and A Sense of Wonder (1993).

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There have been three accruals. The first accrual (22-1999) consists of eight files of poems, six of which are organized into chronological periods: file 1, 1943-1971; file 2, 1971-1973; file 3, 1973-1984; file 4, 1984-1989; file 5, 1989-1995; file 6, 1996. The remaining files are: file 7 "Vignettes of a Nursing Life", 1989; file 8 poems to Olmec head in Mexico, n.d. All files except files 6-8 have an index to poems contained in the back of the file. The second accrual (15-2000) consists of one file (F.9) of poetry, 1996-1999; the third (03-2001) accrual consists of one file (F.10) of recent poetry.

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First accrual was acquired on 29 July, 1999; the second and third accruals in April and November 2000, all from Elizabeth Evans.


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Further accruals are not expected.

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