Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00211 - W.W.E. Ross Papers

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W.W.E. Ross Papers


  • 1916-1966 (Creation)

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15 boxes (2 metres)

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W.W.E. Ross was the country's first modern poet. During his lifetime, he published privately two small books, Laconics and Sonnets. After his death, a selection of his "imagist" poems appeared as Shapes and Sounds in 1966.

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The collection consists of drafts of writings, notebooks, correspondence and biographical material.

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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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