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Accession Number: 95-014


Margaret Heideman fonds. -- 1948-1968. -- 5 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

Margaret Ash Heideman received her Master's Degree from the University of Toronto. She was married to Alan H. Heideman. Margaret was an active member in the University Women's Club and arranged events with such people as contralto Maureen Forester. Other visits to Peterborough were arranged with Betty Jean Hagen and Hilda Neatby. Margaret wrote book reviews for the "Peterborough Examiner" under the editorship of Robertson Davies.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Margaret Heideman before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and the M.A. thesis of Margaret Heideman of Peterborough, Ontario. Most of the correspondence is from Robertson Davies who was editor of the Peterborough Examiner and for whom Heideman wrote book reviews.


Title based on creator of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Margaret Heideman.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located at the Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives.

For related records see: 88-008, 89-003, 89-010, 90-010 and 95-012.

Finding Aid

Box 1


1: Correspondence, n.d. and 1950-1968 mostly with Robertson Davies but also with Maureen Forester, Morley Callaghan, Hilda Neatby and Betty Jean Hagen

2: Newspaper clippings of some of Heideman's book reviews

3: Off-print of Heideman essay and copy of her 1948 M.A. thesis "The Imagery of Sir Thomas Browne"