Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00029 - Anne Wilkinson Papers

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Anne Wilkinson Papers


  • 1946-1961 (Creation)

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4 boxes (0.5 metres)

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Anne Wilkinson, born in 1910 in Toronto, holds a distinguished place among the major Canadian modernist poets of her time. Educated privately in London, Ont., she has several highly acclaimed collections of her poetry to her name, and her work has appeared in many anthologies and small magazines. She was founding editor and patron of The Tamarack Review. Wilkinson died in 1961.

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The collection consists of drafts and typescripts of Wilkinson's writings, including The Hangman Ties the Holly (1955), Lions in the Way (1956), and Swann and Daphne (1960). Literary correspondence is also included.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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