Fonds MsC 112 - Miriam Waddington fonds

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Miriam Waddington fonds

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MsC 112

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  • 1957-1965 (Creation)
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    Waddington, Miriam

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13 cm of textual records

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(1917-2004)

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Miriam Waddington (ne Dworkin, 23 December 1917 - 3 March 2004) was a Canadian poet, short story writer and translator. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she studied English at the University of Toronto (B.A. 1939) and social work the University of Pennsylvania (M.A.). She worked for many years as a social worker in Montreal. She later relocated to the then Toronto suburb of North York, where she worked for North York Family Services. In 1964, she joined the English department at York University. She retired in 1983. Waddington was part of a Montreal circle that included F.R. Scott, Irving Layton and Louis Dudek. Her poem "Jacques Cartier in Toronto" is featured on the back of the Canadian $100 bill released in 2004. She died in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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The fonds consists of correspondence (57 letters written by Waddington).

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Published

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Created May 16, 2014, LZ

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  • English

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