Charles George Douglas Roberts collection [textual record, sound recording]

  • Record Information – Brief
    Hierarchical level:
    Collection
    Date:
    1893-[ca. 1960].
    Reference:
    R2256-0-3-E
    Type of material:
    Textual material, Sound recordings
    Found in:
    Archives / Collections and Fonds
    Item ID number:
    102290
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    Context of this record:
    • Charles George Douglas Roberts collection
      Charles George Douglas Roberts collection
  • Collection includes:
    1 lower level description(s)
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    Date(s):
    1893-[ca. 1960].
    Place of creation:
    No place, unknown, or undetermined
    Extent:
    1.4 cm of textual records (68 p.).
    1 audio disc (12 min).
    Language of material:
    English
    Scope and content:
    Collection consists of letters discussing literary works and a manuscript of the short story "A Night Encounter" by Roberts. Collection also includes a sound recording of a poem of by Lloyd Roberts, member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and brother of Charles George Douglas Roberts. The poem intitled Remember Pearl Harbor is read by Henry Falk.
    Provenance:
    Biography/Administrative history:
    Roberts, Charles G. D. (Charles George Douglas), 1860-1943: Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, poet and author, was born in New Brunswick, a brother of Theodore Goodridge Roberts and cousin of Bliss Carman. Like Carman, Roberts was educated in Fredericton by Sir George R. Parkin and continued his studies at the University of New Brunswick. After three years as headmaster of Chatham Grammar School, Robert moved to Toronto to become editor of Goldwin Smith's journal, The Week. He returned to the Maritimes and began a ten year association with King's College, Windsor, N.S. as professor of English literature. From 1897 to 1925, Roberts lived largely outside Canada working in journalism in New York City, travelling widely, working and serving in the British and Canadian forces in World War I. He returned to Canada in 1925 and died in Toronto, Ont. See: Troy, William, The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature; The Canadian Encyclopedia, 1985, p. 1590.
    Finding aid:
    Sound recording: (Electronic) See MISACS for item level description.

    Additional information:
    General Note:
    Received at various times between 1943 and 1970.
    Subject heading:
    Source:
    Private
    Other system control no.:
    MAINS20731
    Related control no.:
    (1987-05-01)
    1987-0427 MISA
    Former archival reference no.:
    MG30-D32
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    Terms of use:
    Sound recording: Reproduction and use in any form requires the written permission of the copyright holder.

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