Fonds RBSC-ARC-1182 - Hubert Evans fonds

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Hubert Evans fonds

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2.3 m of textual records and other material

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Hubert Evans was a writer and poet as well as a newspaper reporter and salmon hatchery superintendent. He was born in Galt, Ontario and served in World War I before moving to British Columbia. He married Ann (Anna) Emily Winter in 1920 and, in 1926, decided to take up freelance writing as a full time occupation. From the 1930s through the 1950s, Evans published many adventure and wilderness stories for young readers. He expanded his readership in 1954 with the publication of Mist on the River. Canadian audiences were also able to listen to his radio plays and adaptations of his stories which were broadcast by the CBC. He was the recipient of an honourary degree from Simon Fraser University in 1984.

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The fonds consists of manuscripts and published forms of Evans' articles, short stories, radio plays, poems and novels. The fonds also contains many of Evans' diaries, journals, notebooks and sketchbooks which provide valuable insights into the author's personality. His extensive business and personal correspondence includes letters to and from Margaret Laurence, Silver Donald Cameron and Grace MacInnis, as well as many readers and publishing houses. The fonds also includes audio and video recordings of interviews, poetry, stories and novels used by Hubert Evans when his eyesight began to fail. Finally, the fonds contains the papers of Evans' wife Ann (Anna) Winter Evans, which consists of stories and articles.

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Audiovisual identifier: SP-42

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Includes: 55 sound recordings, 17 photographs, 2 video tape recordings.

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