Title:1920s ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF DOCUMENTS, DRAFT NOVELS, MANUSCRIPTS AND OTHER RELATED EPHEMERA OF AN ENGLISHMAN LIVING IN NORTHERN ALBERTA WHO AUTHORED A NUMBER OF NOVELS BASED ON HIS EXPERIENCES AND OBSERVATIONS OF THE 'WILDERNESS TO THE EAST OF THE ROCKIES'
Book Condition: Good+
Size: 4to - over 9¾
Publisher: EDMONTON ALBERTA AB CANADA NEAR ARCTIC  1925
Seller ID: 0002445
Offered is a super, original literary and personal archive of Tom Brown Tivey (1895-1966) who emigrated to Canada after the WWI, working on the Alberta Great Waterways Railway, who homesteaded and taught north of Edmonton before returning to the UK in 1929 where he published four novels inspired by his time in Alberta. Historians and researchers of the time and place have a unique opportunity to delve into the history Tivey experienced: the archive includes several folders of manuscript material (800 or so pages) which includes two drafts of Tom Brown Tivey's debut novel 'Trapline, A Tale of the North', under earlier titles including Lonely Trail (Chapters 1-VI) and A Tale of the North (Chapters 1-XIV) [editor's note: Trapline was set in the 'wilderness to the east of the Rockies in Northern Canada' and tells the story of Kathleen Barlow's attempts to protect her father's gold strike against rivals and potential lovers]; extensive manuscript notes, a full length unpublished Canadian-set novel titled 'Nameless River' and ephemera including: publishing and royalty statements; photos; teaching records; testimonials; Canadian Teaching Qualifications; Teaching Contract with Province of Alberta etc. Additionally first editions published by Herbert Jenkins of 'When Daylight Dies', 'Riddle of the Snows' (inscribed) and 2 x Marenka of Monterey, 1 copy inscribed in dustjacket. Overall G+.
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