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Canadian Poetry Collection : Archibald Lampman and Charles G.D. Roberts
1935. . This Canadian Poets collection includes material from primarily 1926 to 1935 for these two well-known "Confederation" poets. Materials include a total of 23 items; 16 Roberts items and 7 Lampman items. Sir Charles G.D. Roberts Collection of 16 items include 6 ALS ; 3 ASN ; 2 ts ; 1 poem signed ; 2 photos signed and 2 post cards signed. 1) 4 ALS and 1 Telegram to Alberta C. Trimble; Four ALS dated 6 April 1928, 21 April 1928, 23 May 1928, and 20 June 1928, re Canadian literature, their travels, and meeting each other. Telegram dated 22, May, 1928. 2) ALS addressed "My Dear Corman", 15 November 1934, re charmed to receive his letter about his "wild life books", having published between 50 and 60 books, poetry, titles of his books, delighted to autographs his books. 3) ALS to Mr. Leavenworth, 12 February 1935, re Eyes of the Wilderness and his "old friend & pupil Mr. Pittman. He is a great chap, and a fine poet." 4) ANS to Jack Trimble written on the dedication page of book, 21 July 1927, "Lord of the Air" and "The Homesickness of Kebonka" being Roberts's favorite stories. As well included in this book is a Circa 1927 sepia photograph, Roberts and his dog Laddie with manuscript note at top: 'For "young Jack" with but best wishes from C.G.D.R." On reverse, handwritten note "Charles G.D. Roberts & Laddie on the Ottawa' The book is The Kindred of the Wild (Boston: L.C. Page, 1902, 21st impression April 1926), green cloth, some separation at the title leaf, ill. Charles Livingston Bull (New York: Macmillan, 1926, reissue of June 1926), green cloth in chipped jacket 5) ALN to Jack Trimble written on the half title of Neighbors Unknown book, note dated 31 May 1928, "How a Cat Played Robinson Crusoe" being Roberts's favorite story. 6) Signed ts., 1 p., erotic poem, "Attar", [1903?]. "Colour Toasts", 7) ts. carbon, 1 p. (some tears), initialed by Roberts. 8) Handwritten Poem (4 lines), 5 July 1932, in an autograph album. "And then, when sunrise floods my path, | I pause to build my dreams anew | But, take the gipsying all in all, | I find a-many dreams come true." 9) Black and white photograph, signed and framed of Roberts, 21 July 1927, for Alberta C. Trimble, minor water damage to bottom third of photo.  10) Signed note to Alberta C. Trimble on the half title of The Vagrant of Time (book not present), 1 July 1927, some discoloration 11) Two Christmas postcard poems: 1931 ("To a Certain Mystic") and 1931 (signed, "Spirit of Beauty"), some discoloration on versos. Archibald Lampman Collection 7 items include 6 ALS and 1 book. 1) ALS from Charles G.D. Roberts to Ruth Holway Higgins, 1 October 1930 ("The Lampman Memorial is a most significant landmark in the evolution of our Canadian Literature… Alas, I do not possess one signature of Bliss Carman. All his letters to me are just signed B!"). 2) ALS from Nathaniel A. Benson, "Sonnet, for the Lampman Memorial Cairn", 1 p. signed. The Cairn was unveiled in 1930 near Lampman's birthplace in Morpeth, Ontario. 3) ALS from F.G. Scott to Dr. Sherwood Fox, 10 September 1930, declining to attend the Lampman Memorial Cairn unveiling ("To me, Lampman's poems have been a constant source of inspiration & delight."). 4) ALS from Gilbert Parker to Fox, 8 September 1930, declining to attend the Lampman Memorial Cairn unveiling and that he is glad that Duncan Campbell Scott will give an address about Lampman. 5) ALS from Duncan Campbell Scott to Fox, 4 November 1930, thanking Fox for the planning and execution of the Lampman Memorial Cairn celebration. 6) ALS from W. Beattie to Fred Landon, n.d., and fragment of letter from Landon, n.d. Lampman, 7) "The City of the End of Things" printed poem by Lampman in a limited edition book (Montreal: The Golden Dog, imprimé pat André Goulet, 1972), introduction by Michael Gnarowski, with an ALS from F.G Scott to Eugene ?, 16 November 1926, sending Eugene his "little book of verse-war poems & poems after the war". Charles G.D. Roberts, known as the Father of Canadian Poetry. He was also a tireless promoter and encourager of Canadian literature. "At his death he was regarded as Canada's leading man of letters." Archibald Lampman, "He has been described as 'the Canadian Keats;' and he is perhaps the most outstanding exponent of the Canadian school of nature poets." The Canadian Encyclopedia says that he is "generally considered the finest of Canada's late 19th-century poets in English." This collection is on consignment with LDRB.
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