Fonds RBSC-ARC-1611 - Garnett Weston fonds

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Garnett Weston fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1611

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  • [ca. 1890-1980] (Creation)
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    Weston, Garnett

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13.5 cm of textual records;19 photographs

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(1890-1980)

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Born in Toronto in 1890, Weston worked as a police and sports editor for the Vancouver Sun prior to moving to Los Angeles to write for the film industry in 1923. Weston worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood, mostly for Paramount Pictures, for 20 years during which time he authored several plays and novels. Weston continued to write fiction and prose after he moved to East Sooke on Vancouver Island in 1942 with his wife Marion and their son Gray. In addition to over a dozen novels, Weston published a book of poetry in 1970 and his fiction appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. Weston passed away on October 4, 1980, in Victoria.

Custodial history

Files 1-1 through 1-3 were included in a purchase of books by former Rare Books and Special Collections librarian Anne Yandle in 1988; the remainder of the material was transferred to RBSC in 2010 by Weston’s niece.

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Fonds consists of clippings, correspondence and manuscripts related to Weston’s personal and professional life, as well as family photographs. Fonds is arranged into series according to type of material.

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Includes 19 photographs: BC2135-1 to 19, stored in photograph storage.

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