Luella Creighton fonds. - 1917-1990; predominant 1950-1990.

1.5 m of textual records and other material

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Luella Sanders Bruce was born Aug. 25, 1901 in Stouffville, Ont. She taught in a rural school in 1920-1921, prior to attending Victoria College at the University of Toronto. She graduated with a BA in 1926 and married historian and writer Donald Creighton on June 23 of the same year. Her writings include High Bright Buggy Wheels, McClelland & Stewart, 1951; Turn East, Turn West, McClelland & Stewart, 1954; Canada, The Struggle for Empire (non-fiction), Dent, 1960; Canada, Trial and Triumph (non-fiction), Dent, 1963; Tecumseh, the Story of the Shawnee Chief (juvenile biography), Macmillan, 1965; Miss Multipenny and Miss Crumb, Peal, 1966; The Elegant Canadians (non-fiction), McClelland & Stewart, 1967; The Hitching Post, McClelland & Stewart, 1969. Luella Creighton died in 1996.


 The Elegant CanadiansThe fonds contains a small amount of material documenting Luella Creighton's student days at Victoria College, University of Toronto, 1924-1926. Her personal life is further documented through a series of diaries, 1963-1990. Most of the textual material in the fonds, however, relates to her career as a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and consists of correspondence with her publishers and readers, reviews, manuscripts, typescripts of both published and unpublished works.

Arranged in 6 series:

  1. Victoria College, 1924-1926,
  2. Personal and Family, 1917-1972,
  3. Diaries, 1963-1990,
  4. Correspondence with Publishers and Readers, Contracts, Reviews,
  5. Manuscripts,
  6. Photographs.


  • Title from the contents of the fonds.
  • Donated by Ms. Cynthia Flood in 1996.

Call number: GA 99

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