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Isabelle Legris fonds. - 1935-1992. - 6.2 m of textual record.

Biographical Sketch

Isabelle Legris was born in Louiseville (Maskinongé), Quebec in 1928. She was educated at the Soeurs de l'Assomption convent and began writing when she was 15 years old. She moved to Montreal in 1941, and began studying for an arts degree at l'Université de Montréal which she did not complete. She became a free-lance translator in Montreal and wrote stories for Radio-Canada. In 1947, she published her first collection of poetry, Ma Vie tragique: poèmes de la douleur et du sang. An author of books for children and grammar and spelling manuals, she also published further collections of poetry, including Parvis sans entrave (1963) and Le Sceau de l'ellipse (1979).

Scope and Content

The Isabelle Legris fonds contains manuscripts and typescripts of her works, her correspondence, and press clippings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from the author in a number of accessions. [1981-06, 1983-20, 1987-18, 1993-16]. In 1983, Isabelle Legris' sister, Hélène Legris-DeLano, donated the letters she had received from her sister between 1978 and 1982. [1983-19]

Language: material in the fonds is in French.

Restrictions: some restrictions.

Finding Aid: preliminary inventory available.

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