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Lorene Francis Milliken fonds, 1907-1989

MSS 62

1 m of textual records

Lorene Francis Milliken was born in Humbolt, Saskatchewan, as Lorene Francis Ritz. She moved to Winnipeg in 1915 and graduated with her BA in 1928. She then taught in rural schools in Manitoba and worked as a secretary-librarian for the Winnipeg Normal School. In 1932 she married David Milliken and they had two sons. Milliken began writing during the 1950s using the pen-name Sylvia Dawson. She published two books of prose, New Poems and Prose Pieces (1958) and Interludes (1957), and a novel entitled The Street of the Red Coat (1958). She also wrote a series of chapbooks entitled "My Soul Sings", "White Orchids", "A Morning Mood", "Manitoba Landscape" and "Princess of Aune".

Donated by Lorene Francis Milliken, 1989

The collection consists of journals, correspondence, and manuscripts of her prose and poetry. The journals contain poetry, prose, and drawings throughout the text. The collection also contains such personal material as drawings, coffee party lists, newsclippings, and notebooks.

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