This third accession of Judith Robertson’s papers is made up of two major components: material relating to the life and work of Canadian diplomat Charles Ritchie, and material relating to Robertson’s family, and to her own work. The Charles Ritchie material includes some of his original correspondence with his niece, Elizabeth Ritchie, along with extensive diary entries (1920-1973), made while he was working abroad with the Canadian Department of External Affairs. This collection also contains a number of original photographs from the same period, featuring numerous noteworthy Canadians, along with material relating to Ritchie’s literary estate. Also included are a number of books and periodicals owned by Ritchie, as well as a number of Irish novelist Elizabeth Bowen’s published works, inscribed to Ritchie by Bowen.
The material relating to Judith Robertson revolves mainly around her work as the executor of Charles Ritchie’s literary estate, as well as around her role as co-editor of the work Love's Civil War: Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2008). In addition, this collection includes correspondence and documents kept by Norman A. Robertson, Judith Robertson’s father, who also worked as a diplomat in the Department of External Affairs with Charles Ritchie.
Charles Ritchie Material:
- Writing and original documents
- Charles Ritchie’s literary estate
- Miscellaneous material
- Books and periodicals
Judith Robertson Material:
- Love’s Civil War
- Material relating to Norman A. Robertson [Judith Robertson’s father]
- Oversized material