Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00373 - Lloyd Roberts Collection of Grey Owl Papers

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Lloyd Roberts Collection of Grey Owl Papers


  • 1937-1950 (Creation)

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3 boxes

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William Harris Lloyd Roberts was born in Frederiction, N.B., in 1884. He began his writing career as a reporter for the News in Nelson, B.C., in 1911, and later wrote for the Ottawa Citizen. He wrote and edited for the Canadian Immigration Service before retiring in 1920 to make writing his full-time career. He wrote several plays and articles, short stories, poems and radio programmes, and was a parliamentary reporter for The Christian Science Monitor from 1925-39. His books of poetry include England Over the Seas (1914) and I Sign of Life (1937).

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The collection consists of correspondence from Grey Owl and Anahareo "Pony" Gertie to Roberts, along with typescripts of an unpublished article by Roberts on Grey Owl and of a thirteen-part programme on CBC radio entitled "My Friend Grey Owl".

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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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