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Elizabeth Thornton (Mary George) fonds
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CA UMASC MSS 243
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- Thornton, Elizabeth
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0.69 m of textual records
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Mary George (pen name Elizabeth Thornton) was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and taught school there for several years. In 1969, she emigrated to Canada with her family. She taught elementary school in Winnipeg until 1977, when she resigned to take a position as a lay minister with the Presbyterian church. In 1980, she enrolled in evening classes at the University of Winnipeg and received a B.A. in Classics in 1985. Her first romance novel was published in 1987 and, in 1989, she became a full-time writer. She published 27 romances and 2 novellas and received a number of romance writing awards.
The fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Mary George in 2006. A second accession was donated in 2010 by her husband Forbes George.
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The 2006 accession relates to the Elizabeth Thornton novels The Marriage Trap and The Bachelor Trap. It includes correspondence, manuscripts, and galley corrections for both books. A paperback advance reading copy of The Bachelor Trap (2006) is also included.
The 2010 accession consists of notebooks of research corresponding to most published Elizabeth Thornton novels and novellas.
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Finding aid created and encoded by Andrea Martin (2010). Revised by N. Courrier (September 2019). Revised by M. Horodyski (January 2020).