Gilbert Parker collection [textual record]

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    • Gilbert Parker collection
      Gilbert Parker collection
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    0.1 cm of textual records (2 p.).
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    Collection consists of one letter from Parker in New York, N.Y., to a journalist, Mr. Whitelock, concerning an article by Whitelock on Parker and objecting to the inclusion in that article of remarks made by Parker regarding Rudyard Kipling, n.d. Also included is a letter from Parker in London, England, to a Miss Welsh arranging a meeting with her, dated 1913.
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    Parker, Gilbert, 1862-1932: Horatio Gilbert Parker, author, journalist, and politician, was born in Canada West. He was educated at Trinity University, Toronto and was ordained a deacon of the Church of England, 1882. After a brief career in journalism in Australia, Parker settled in England in 1889 where he became a member of Parliament representing Gravesend, 1900-1918, and was a leading figure in the Unionist party. In 1916, he became a member of the Privy Council. He was knighted in 1902. He was the author of numerous novels and stories, mostly romances with Canadian settings, and poems, many of which were set to music by such composers as Sir Edward Elgar. His novels include Pierre and His People (1892) and Seats of the Mighty (1896). See: Encyclopedia Canadiana, vol. 8, p. 107.
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    Received in 1971.
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