Fonds RBSC-ARC-1504 - Bertrand Sinclair fonds

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Bertrand Sinclair fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1504

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  • 1905-1946 (Creation)
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    Sinclair, Bertrand

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3.6 m of textual records

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(1881-1972)

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Bertrand Sinclair was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and came to North America in 1889. He began his prolific writing career in 1902 when he sold an article to a San Francisco newspaper. When Sinclair came to Vancouver in 1912, his work assumed a West Coast orientation in which outdoor activities, fishing and logging played an important role. Pender Harbour became his home in 1922 where he continued to develop themes pertaining to the relationship of character to environment. Sinclair spent many of his later years enjoying pursuits such as commercial fishing rather than writing.

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The fonds consists of correspondence pertaining both to business matters and to Sinclair's writing (1905-1946). Also included are manuscripts of short stories, novelettes and novels. Printed material contained in the fonds includes short stories, poetry, novelettes and novels.

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