Elizabeth Thornton (Mary George) fonds
Call Number: Mss 243 (A.06-84, A.10-62)

Title: Elizabeth Thornton (Mary George) fonds.

Dates: 1987-2010.

Extent: 0.69 m of textual records.

Biographical sketch: 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.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Mary George in 2006. A second accession was donated in 2010 by her husband Forbes George.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of correspondence related to the Elizabeth Thornton novels The Marriage Trap and The Bachelor Trap, manuscripts for The Bachelor Trap and The Marriage Trap, 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.

Source of supplied title: Title based on content of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Finding aid: An online finding aid is available at the link below:

MSS 243 (A.06-84, A.10-62).