Letters to Robert W. Park.
1957 December 1 - 1957 December 9.
2 items (3 p.)
Canadian literary historian, critic, biographer and academic Carl F. Klinck was born in Elmira, Ontario, on March 24, 1908. He received a B.A. from Waterloo College in 1927 and a M.A. (1929) and Ph.D. (1943) from Columbia University. He taught at Waterloo College from 1928-1947 where he was also College Librarian from 1936-1942 and Dean from 1942-1947. He then taught at the University of Western Ontario from 1947 until he retired in 1973; he was head of the English Department from 1948-1956. He was a pioneer in the teaching, research and writing about Canadian literature; he wrote biographies of E.J. Pratt and William Dunlop, co-edited the Canadian Anthology and edited the Literary History of Canada as well as many scholarly articles and essays. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1973 and received the Lorne Pierce medal in 1978. He died in London, Ontario, on October 22, 1990. Additional information available in Giving Canada a literary history: a memoir / by Karl F. Klinck; edited and with an introduction by Sandra Djwa (Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1997) and in the Canadian Encyclopedia online.
File consists of letters regarding the book Charlotte Temple: a tale of truth by Mrs. Rowson forwarded to C.F. Klinck by R.W. Park. File also includes a 2 page (typescript) description of the book by R.W. Park and 2 pages (photocopy) from unidentified sources with information about the author and the book submitted by Hugh Anson Cartwright, who donated the book in 2008.
Letters removed from Special Collections copy of Charlotte Temple: a tale of truth / by Mrs. Rowson. - Hallowell, U.C. [i.e. Picton, Ont.] : J. Wilson, 1832.
Text in English.
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