Fonds RC0241 - Ruth Nichols fonds

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Ruth Nichols fonds

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  • 196?-199? (Creation)

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94 cm of textual records

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Ruth Nichols, author, was born on 4 March 1948 in Toronto. She was educated at the Universities of British Columbia and McMaster. For a number of years after 1974 she lectured at Carleton University in Ottawa. She is primarily a writer of juvenile novels although she has written some historical novels as well.

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Fonds consists mainly of manuscripts. There are two letters from C. S. Lewis (1898-1963).

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There have been several accruals from Ruth Nichols beginning in 1974.


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Access restrictions: The following materials are closed until the death of Ruth Nichols: manuscripts of The Knife-Grinder's Bell, I Arise, What Dangers Deep: A Story of Philip Sidney, an essay (accession 09-1998) titled "Silence Must Speak", as well as one letter. Other family and personal correspondence, juvenilia, and her Ph.D. thesis are closed for an indefinite time period.

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