collection F2111 - Archibald Lampman collection

Zone d'identification

Cote

CA OTTCA F2111

Titre

Archibald Lampman collection

Date(s)

  • 1880-1945 (Production)

Niveau de description

collection

Étendue matérielle et support

4 cm of textual records

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

(1861-11-17/1899-02-10)

Notice biographique

Archibald Lampman, poet and civil servant, was born on 17 November 1861 in Morpeth, County Kent, Ontario, the son of the Reverend Archibald Lampman and Susannah Charlotte Gesner. He attended a school at Gore's Landing, Ontario (run by Frederick William Barron), Cobourg Collegiate Institute, and Trinity College School, Port Hope, before entering the University of Trinity College, Toronto. He was Wellington Scholar, wrote for the College journal Rouge et Noir (predecessor of Trinity University Review) and was editor in his final year, 1881-82. Lampman was a member of the Trinity College Literary Institute and was Scribe of the two books of Episkopon (the reading of the Episkopon volumes was an annual ritual of the college) in 1881 and 1882. He also contributed to "The Week." He graduated with a BA in 1882. Lampman tried teaching but soon left that profession and entered the Canadian civil service in January of 1883 as a clerk in the Post Office Department.

In 1887 Lampman’s verse began to appear in magazines such as Scribner's, Harper's, Arcadia, Canadian Illustrated News, Atlantic Monthly, and Century. In 1888 he published his first volume, Among the Millet and Other Poems. From February 1892 to July 1893, Lampman, William Wilfred Campbell, and Duncan Campbell Scott wrote a Saturday column for the Toronto Globe titled "At the Mermaid Inn." He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1895, was a member of the Social Science Club in Ottawa and a member of the Fabian Society. He published a second volume, Lyrics of Earth (printed in 1895 and released in 1896) and a third, Alcyone, and other Poems, was in the press at the time of his death. It was held back by Duncan Campbell Scott in favour of a comprehensive memorial volume (1900).

Lampman married Maud Emma Playter on 3 September 1887, in Ottawa, and they had three children: Natalie Charlotte, Arnold Gesner, and Archibald Otto. He died on 10 February 1899 in Ottawa.

Histoire archivistique

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

The material in the bound volume was given to the College in 1945 by Duncan Campbell Scott. There is no firm evidence of when or how the other material came into the archives.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

The collection consists of manuscript poems by Lampman, a bound volume with two Lampman poems presented to the College by Duncan Campbell Scott, and various autographed poems by Lampman and Scott printed on cards or in booklets and sent as Christmas cards along with Christmas greetings to "Shortt” [the Reverend Charles Harper Shortt who was a fellow student of Lampman’s at Trinity].

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

Accroissements

No further accruals expected.

Mode de classement

The material in file 1-2 has been arranged by the archivist. The material is fragile and photocopies of this material as well as of Lampman's writings in Rouge et Noir and the Trinity University Review are available for use by researchers: see the files in Box 1.

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

None

Conditions de reproduction

Public domain

Langue des documents

Écriture des documents

Notes de langue et graphie

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Instruments de recherche

Finding aid and file list available. Finding aid attached.

Instrument de recherche téléversé

Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

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Zone des notes

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Mots-clés

Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle de la description

Identifiant de la description

OTTCA-F2111

Identifiant du service d'archives

Trinity College Archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

Dates de production, de révision, de suppression

2014-03-19; revised 2021-06-30

Langue(s)

  • anglais

Écriture(s)

  • latin

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