Fonds MG 1 volumes 524-525 - Alice Jones

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Alice Jones

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    MG 1 volumes 524-525

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    • 1902-1904 (Creation)
      Jones, Alice, 1853-1933

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    26 cm of textual records

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    Novelist Alice C. Jones, daughter of Hon. A.G. Jones, businessman and lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia, and his first wife Margaret Wiseman (Stairs), was born 26 August 1853 at Halifax, N.S. She studied languages and travelled to France and Italy. While abroad, Jones wrote a prize story for Toronto Week and contributed a serial, "A Hazard of Hearts", to Frank Leslie's Monthly, N.Y. She went on to contribute numerous articles and short stories to Canadian magazines and published several novels, also using the pseudonyms Alix John and Isabel Broderick. Her first novel, The Night Hawk, was published in 1902. Among her best-known works are: Bubbles We Buy (1903), currently published under the title The Privateer's Fortune (Halifax, 2002), and Gabriel Praed's Castle (1904). Jones died 27 February 1933 at Mentone, France.

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    Fonds consists of handwritten and typewritten manuscripts of Jones' works including, "A Well Dressed Woman," "From the North-West" and "Jamaica." Also includes her handwritten diary (1902-1904), compiled while she resided at Government House, Halifax, and two scrapbooks containing greeting cards and other ephemera, with some items in the second scrapbook addressed to Eva Clark.

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    Source unknown for Jones' manuscripts and scrapbooks. Her Government House diary is believed to have been donated by Mrs. Ann Joudrey, ca. 1980.


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        Manuscript "A Well Dressed Woman". - MG 1 volume 524
        Manuscript "A Jamaican Maid" and "From the North West". - MG 1 volume 525.

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        See also A.G. Jones.

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        MG 9 volumes 322-323

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