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Autographed Letter Signed (ASL) of A.S.P. Wodehouse to Robert Falconer
1932 - Autograph letter signed. One page (written on both sides), 4to. No date however Falconer retired in 1932. The University of Toronto Quarterly letterhead. A terrific letter to Robert Falconer the Canadian judge and recently retired President of the University of Toronto, responding to Falconer's submission of memoir of his time as President, and suggesting minor edits. A.S.P. Woodhouse was born in Port Hope, Ontario. He was obtained a B.A. at the University of Toronto in 1919 and was Townsend Scholar at Harvard University, where he took an A.M. in 1922. After five years at the University of Manitoba in the Department of English, Woodhouse was invited to join the staff at his old college. An eminent Miltonist, the head of the University of Toronto's Department of English and the most widely influential English professor in Canada for the last twenty years of his life. Woodhouse received many honours, including a Guggenheim fellowship in 1942 and an honorary D.Litt. from Acadia University in 1948. Member of the Royal Society. Sir Robert Alexander Falconer, KCMG (was a Canadian academic and bible scholar. In 1907 he became president of the University of Toronto. He sought to maximise the independence of the university, battling unsuccessfully to retain German faculty members in 1914. Nonetheless he was knighted in 1917 for his advocacy of wartime recruitment. Falconer wrote several books on current affairs, including The German Tragedy and its Meaning for Canada (1915), Idealism in National Character (1920) and The United States as a Neighbour (1926). Yale University, Honorary Doctorate (1922) President of the Royal Society of Canada (1931-1932).
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