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James Wright seated at table.
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Date: 1955
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Description: Portrait of J.F.C. (Jim) Wright seated at a worktable in an office.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w slide ; 35 mm.
Location of Original: Saskatchewan Archives Board (Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan)
Copyright: Saskatoon Public Library has permission.
Notes: Born in Wiltshire, England in 1905, he arrived in Manitoba at the age of two and completed grade 10 in Minnedosa. In his remarkable career he worked as a horse wrangler, bank clerk, stationary steam engineer, stoker in the navy, night fireman in an Ottawa oil plant and an oil driller. He is best known as a writer and editor. He worked for several papers including the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. When he met his wife-to-be Diana Kingsmill in 1944 in Ottawa, he was working as a scriptwriter for the NFB and was a member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery. Prominent in the Saskatchewan Farmers' Union, he edited the SFU paper "Union Farmer" and wrote several books including SLAVA BOHU (about Doukhobors), which won him the Governor General's award for literature in 1944. He shot himself in 1970. Saskatchewan Archives Board (Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan) # S-P 1468-1. Slides housed on mezzanine.
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J.F.C. (Jim) Wright.
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Date: [196-]
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Photographer: Miller, David G.
Description: J.F.C. (Jim) Wright, dressed in coveralls, probably in his home south of Saskatoon.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w negative ; 12.5 x 10 cm
1 photograph : b&w print ; 17.78 x 12.7 cm.
Phys. Condition: Slide is artificially yellowed.
Availability in other formats: Dry mounted exhibition print removed from collection January, 2016. Slide removed from collection October 2016.
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Notes: Once called "the Prairies' most rambunctious, rip-snorting, voluble firebrand", this maverick newspaperman was an editor and a Governor-General's award-winning author. He edited the UNION FARMER, and wrote ALL CLEAR, CANADA!; SASKATCHEWAN: THE HISTORY OF A PROVINCE; PRAIRIE PROGRESS: CONSUMER CO-OPERATION IN SASKATCHEWAN; and THE LOUISE LUCAS STORY. Born in 1904, he died in 1970.
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Artists drawing of James Frederick Church as an older man.
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Date: [196-]
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Photographer: Miller, David G.
Description: Artists drawing of James Frederick Church as an older man.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w negative ; 12.5 x 10 cm
1 photograph : b&w print ; 17.78 x 12.7 cm
1 photograph : b&w slide ; 35 mm.
Copyright: Saskatoon Public Library has permission.
Notes: Slide is artificially yellowed.
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J.F.C. Wright in a boat.
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Date: [ca. 1943]
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Description: J.F.C. (Jim) Wright seated, with paddle, probably in a boat, perhaps somewhere near the South Saskatchewan river. In this photo he is shirtless, and appears about 40. Wright was an editor and newspaperman who won a Governor-General's Award for literature for his book SLAVA BOHU: THE STORY OF THE DUKHOBORS. He and his wife Diana lived on an acreage just south of Saskatoon.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 25.5 x 20.2 cm.
Location of Original: Saskatchewan Archives Board (Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan)
Copyright: Saskatoon Public Library has permission.
Notes: Wright was born in 1904, and died in 1970.
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Jim and Dave Wright on horseback in winter.
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Date: [1953]
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Description: Copy of Christmas card with photo of two horses and riders. Card is signed Jim, Diana and Dave Wright, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 18.1 x 24.2 cm.
Copyright: Saskatoon Public Library has permission.
Notes: Image is likely Jim and son Dave on horseback. Image is numbered PH-16260 at Wellington county Museum and Archives.
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James Wright's funeral.
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Date: October 1970
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Photographer: Smith, Lester J.
Description: This file consists of photographs of James Frederick Chuch Wright's funeral on his property
PH-2016-74-1: people gathered on outside
PH-2016-74-2: people seated on straw bales, others staning inside a teepee
PH-2016-74-3: tree planting ceremony
PH-2016-74-4: group gathered inside correl
PH-2016-74-5: tree watered by Dane Wright, James' son
PH-2016-74-6: man spreading fertilizer on tree as onlookers watch
PH-2016-74-7: group gathered around tree
PH-2016-74-8: man raking soil around tree
PH-2016-74-9: men with horses look on from behind fence.
Uncatalogued file items: PH-2016-74-1 ; PH-2016-74-2 ; PH-2016-74-3 ; PH-2016-74-4 ; PH-2016-74-5 ; PH-2016-74-6 ; PH-2016-74-7 ; PH-2016-74-8 ; PH-2016-74-9
Phys. Descrip.: 9 photographs : b&w prints ; 12.7 x 18 cm ; 12.7 x 20.5 cm ; 20.5 x 12.7 cm ; 18.4 x 12.7 cm.
Location of Original: Saskatchewan Archives Board (Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan)
Copyright: Saskatoon Public Library has permission.
Notes: He was an award winning author of such books as "The Middle of Nowhere" and a book on the history of the Doukobors. He married Diane Kingsmill and had one son. In 1950 they purchased a 30 acre property near Grasswood. They were said to have built the first swimming pool in Saskatoon. In 1970, unable to accept the prospect of having a leg amputated , he shot himself. A copy of his suicide note is in the biography clippings.
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