- 1939-1951 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1 box (6.5 cm)
Name of creator
Carol Coates (born Alice Caroline Coates Cassidy) was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1906 and moved to Vancouver in 1913. Her poetry is deeply influenced by Japanese Hokku. She wrote many short pieces, some comprising just one or two lines, aimed at crystallizing a scene or atmosphere. She composed many poems in a single notebook, usually placing each one on a new page. The drafts show the care with which she chose, and then arranged, the few words aimed to capture an image or mood. She died in 1994.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of E.J. Pratt and John Mappin.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
This collection consists of manuscript and typescript poems in chapbooks by Coates, presented to the Pratt family (E.J., Vi and Claire).
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material