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MS Can 27

Duval-Thibault, Anna. Anna Duval-Thibault literary papers, 1880-1943: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Can 27
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Duval-Thibault, Anna.
Title: Anna Duval-Thibault literary papers
Date(s): 1880-1943
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French and English.
Abstract: Literary papers of Franco-American poet and novelist, Anna Marie Duval-Thibault.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

55M-70. Gift of Frank P. Thibault; received: 1955.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Anna Duval-Thibault Literary Papers, 1880-1943 (MS Can 27). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Additional papers of Anna-Marie Duval-Thibault are held by Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec, Canada.

Biographical / Historical

Anna-Marie Duval-Thibault (1862-1958) was a Franco-American poet and novelist. She was born in Montreal, Canada in 1862, but when she was three years old, her parents emigrated to Troy, New York, then settled in New York City. She attended New York Normal College and later moved to Fall River, Massachusetts where, in 1888 at age 26, she married Onézime Thibault (c1862-1947). Thibault owned the French language newspaper in Fall River, L' Indépendent, which published her collection of poetry, Fleurs du printemps, and also her novel Les deux testaments : esquisse de moeurs Canadiennes, (first published as a serial, later as a volume), and other writings. They eventually had eight children, though only three lived to majority. In 1915 the family moved to San Diego, California. She died there at age 96 in 1958.


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Scope and Contents

Includes: 2 autograph manuscript poetry notebooks; numerous autograph manuscript drafts of poems; autograph manuscript prose; copies of reviews of her work; clippings collected by Thibault; and other material. Correspondence is with both Anna Duval-Thibault and her husband, Onézime Thibault.


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