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Fenton, Faith, 1857-1936

Faith Fenton fonds. – 1895. – 5 letters.

Faith Fenton was the pseudonym of Alice Freeman, a Toronto schoolteacher. Because the journalism profession was at that time considered disreputable, Freeman took on a pseudonym, in order to keep her teaching job. She both taught school and wrote for the Northern Advance and then the Empire until 1894 when she devoted herself exclusively to journalism, becoming the editor of the Canadian Home Journal. During the Klondike Gold rush she wrote articles from the Yukon for the Toronto Globe. She married Dr. John Brown in 1900, moved back to Toronto, and continued to write.

The fonds consists of 5 letters written to Faith Fenton by Cyrus C. Adams, an editor with the New York Sun, about her articles for that newspaper.

Title based the content of the fonds.
Fonds (24-2006) was purchased from John Rush Books in June 2006.
Finding aid available as part of this fonds description only.
There are no access restrictions.
Further accruals are not expected.

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Last Reviewed: March 14, 2007
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