Fonds Louis-Honoré Fréchette
Available reels: 7
- Fréchette, Louis, 1839-1908.
- Fonds Louis-Honoré Fréchette
MG 29 D 40
- Document source
- Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Louis-Honoré Fréchette (1839 - 1908), was a Canadian poet, politician, playwright, and short story writer. In 1864, he opened a lawyer's office in Lévis where he founded two newspapers: Le drapeau de Lévis and La Tribune de Levis. He exiled himself in Chicago where he wrote La voix d'un exilé. He served in the Canadian House of Commons from 1874 to 1878 as the Liberal Party of Canada member from Lévis. After that, he moved to Montreal where he began writing full-time, having inherited the wealth of his aunt when she died. He was the first Quebecer to receive the Montyon Prize of the Académie française for his collection of poems Les Fleurs boréales, les oiseaux de neige (1879). In 1897, he was created a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. Canada Post issued a postage stamp in his honour in 1989. In 1991, Louis Honoré Fréchette Public School opened in Thornhill, Ontario.
This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, printed works, and family papers.