Fonds MG L 18 - Julia Catherine Beckwith Hart

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Julia Catherine Beckwith Hart

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  • 1846-1852 (Creation)
    Hart, Julia Catherine Beckwith

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12 cm of records

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Biographical history

Novelist Julia Catherine (Beckwith) Hart was born at Fredericton, New Brunswick on 10 March 1796. In 1824, at age 17, she published St. Ursula's Convent ; or The Nun of Canada, Containing Scenes from Real Life, which was the first work of fiction by a native-born Canadian to be published in Canada. In 1825 she published her second novel, Tonnewonte. Julia Catherine Hart died at Fredericton on 28 November 1867.

Source: The Canadian Encyclopedia, 1988

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This fonds documents aspects Julia Catherine Beckwith Hart's literary career and personal life. It includes original manuscripts of Edith or the Doom (volumes 1 and 2), letters, reviews, and biographical material including letters from David Bugbee, J. Hammond, John S. Saunders, and George Roberts.

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  • English

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Information copied from Archives Canada Database on 11 October 2012.

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