Edwin John Pratt

Box/File List

BOX(s) FILE TITLE YEAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Series: 7: E.J. Pratt Pamphlet Collection
Birthright to the Sea : some poems of E.J. Pratt / Whalley, George1976

The Pratt Lecture, 1976, Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland; three (3) copies. 

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/72793

Doubt and Dylan Thomas / West, Paul1970

The Pratt Lecture, 1970, Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland; two (2) copies.

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/51410

E.J. Pratt, 1882-1964 : an exhibition1986

Catalogue of an exhibition held at E.J. Pratt Library, Victoria University, October 1 - November 30, 1986; catalogue prepared by Lila Laakso. 

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/1702629

E.J. Pratt, 1882-1982 : an exhibition1982

Catalogue of an exhibition held at E.J. Pratt Library, Victoria University, March 16 - April 30, 1982; catalogue prepared by Lila Laakso. 

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/55144

Edwin John Pratt, 1882-1964 / Frye, Northrop1965

Reprinted from Proceedings, Royal Society of Canada, 1965; covers missing.

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/1824705

Folklore in the Poetry of A.M. Klein / Waddington, Miriam1974

The Pratt Lecture, 1974 Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland.

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/72888

Keep us Free/ Morawetz, Oskar and E.J. Pratt1942

Two (2) copies.

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/70585

Newfoundland Calling by E.J. Pratt1949

Broadside of photoreproduction from handwritten manuscript, printed in London.

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/29662

Pratt’s Romantic Mythology : “The Witches’ Brew” / Macpherson, Jay1972

The Pratt Lecture, 1972, Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland; two (2) copies. 

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/1824726

Silence in the Sea / Frye, Northrop1968

The Pratt Lecture, 1968, Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland.

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/2475785

Some Poems of E.J. Pratt : aspects of imagery and theme / Smith, A.J.M.1969

The Pratt Lecture, 1969, Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland.

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/1824720

The Lament of the Wets by E.J. Pratt1963

In Douglas Library Notes. Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario. Sprin, 1963, vol. XII, no. 2, pp.3; two (2) copies.

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/1826136

Additional copy in Box 31, File 4

The Poetry of Tension / Brooks, Cleanth1971

The Pratt Lecture, 1971, Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland; two (2) copies.

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/51415

The Real Foundation for the Spree : The Working Poet in the Contemporary World of Poetry & Criticism / Reaney, James1977

The Pratt Lecture, 1977, Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland.

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/72838

The Theory of the Image in Modern Poetry / Dudek, Louis1979

The Pratt Lecture, 1979, Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland.

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/72879

The Titanic by E.J. Pratt : an analytical and explanatory study / Brown, H.W.[196-?]

Part of the Totton Notes series.

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/37222

Triumphs of the Faith : a Pictorial Presentation / Ridout, Denzil, assisted by E.J. Pratt[19--]

Includes programme of a presentation at the leaside high school auditorium care of the United Church of Canada; three (3 copies).

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/70583

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/1537378

United to Serve : A Pictorial Presentation / Ridout, Denzil1927

Pages from pamphlet, photocopied; Lyrics for hymns by E.J. Pratt. Includes copy of “The Great Appeal and Final Triumph, Epilogue,” hymns by E.J. Pratt.

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/89955

Wyndham Lewis and E.J. Pratt : A Convergence of Strangers / Fox, C.J.1983

The Pratt Lecture, 1983, Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland.

http://go.utlib.ca/cat/91069

Box 1
Series: 2: Literary Material
Poems, collected including drafts
13Newfoundland Verse[between 1922 and 1923]

Typescript and carbon copy, with corrections and additions; "In Memoriam," printed facsimile of holograph manuscript

Original manuscript leaf (anon. gift) filed in typescript

See also: Box 8, Files 62, 66

14Second (2nd) draft of Witches' Brew, First (1st) draft of Cachalot and Great Feud[between 1924 and 1926]

Holograph; notebook containing drafts of The Witches’ Brew, The Cachalot, and The Great Feud; notebook also contains prose on a theological subject (black cover)

See also: Box 7, File 52.

15The Witches’ Brew[between 1924 and 1926]

Holograph notebook containing draft of The Witches' Brew; notes for and drafts of The Cachalot; draft portions of The Great Feud; draft poems; notes for poetry readings. (black cover)

16The Great Feud[between 1925 and 1927]

Holograph; notebook containing draft of The Great Feud; prose commentary on the theme of the poem; draft poems including The Iron Door, An Ode (1927) and "The Sea-Cathedral" (red cover)

Poems, individual including drafts
11Rachel: A Sea Story of Newfoundland in Verse1917

Annotated carbon copy transcript

See also: Box 8, File 66

12Rachel: A Sea Story of Newfoundland in VerseJuly 5, 1917

Typescript copy; includes original letter to Viola Pratt copy was sent with

See also: Box 8, File 66

18The Cachalot[1925]

Typescript and two carbon copies of The Cachalot

See also: notes: Box 1, Files 4, 5; Box 2, File 15; printed version in The Canadian Forum, November 1925, Box 31, file 3

Series: 3: Professional Materials
Addresses, lectures, essays, and reviews
17Introductory remarks for a reading of The Great Feud at University of Western Ontario1958

Annotated typescript; typescript carbon copy

Box 2
Series: 2: Literary Material
Poems, collected including drafts
28The Roosevelt and the Antinoe[between 1926 and 1930]

Holograph; notebook containing partial draft of "The Roosevelt and the Antinoe" [and other poems]

213Many Moods[between 1931 and 1932]

Holograph; notebook containing draft poems later forming part of Many Moods

Draft poems in notebook including "Sea-Gulls,” “The Merry Company,” “Erosion,” “Land and Sea,” “The Haunted House,” “A Feline Silhouette,” “Frost,” “For Better or Worse,” “Spring,” “A November Landscape,” “Dreams,” “Water!,” “The Way of Cape Race,” “The 6000,” and “The Highway."

Possibly also includes introductory material for a reading of two dog poems; prose passages including “The Order of Words,” “The Meaning of Rules,” “Shipwrecks,” [Hardy], [Milton and Bunyan], and [Bacon].

214Many Moods[between 1931 and 1932]

Holograph; one 4x5 inch b&w negative of notes; three loose sheets of paper; notebook containing draft poems later forming part of Many Moods; prose composition "The Order of Words"

Notebook also possibly includes introductory material for a reading of two dog poems; explanation of "The Reverie upon a Dog". (lacks cover)

215Many Moods[between 1931 and 1932]

Holograph; notebook containing draft poems later forming Many Moods including “Time-Worn,” “A Legacy,” and “Putting Winter to Bed”; note on the poem “The Sea-Cathedral”; prose passage [Thomas Hughes], [Melville], [Literary manias], [On the Death of a Colleague], [Religion and Literature]; introductory material for a reading of “A Reverie on a Dog”; notes on the cachalot (sperm whale), kraken, whaling, seals, and sealing. (black cover)

See also: Box 4, File 29 (notebook relating to Dunkirk), File 30 (notebook relating to Still Life); Box 6, File 44 (notebook relating to Towards the Last Spike); Box 7, Files 51 and 60; Box 8, Files 63, 65

Poems, individual including drafts
29The Roosevelt and the Antinoe[between 1926 and 1930]

Transcript, annotated bound notebook; marked "not final"

210The Roosevelt and the Antinoe[between 1926 and 1930]

Transcript, carbon copy, annotated bound notebook

See also: Box 8, Files 64, 65

216Sea-Gulls[1932?-1964?]

Undated typed copy of "Sea-Gulls" by E.J. Pratt

Series: 3: Professional Materials
Addresses, lectures, essays, and reviews
211–12Introductory material for readings of The Roosevelt and the Antinoe[195-]

Annotated typescript; annotated carbon copy of typescript

Box 3
Series: 2: Literary Material
Radio broadcasts
326Script for broadcast of The Titanic[1935-196-?]

Mimeographed, annotated by station.

Originally filed with introductory remarks for a reading of "The Titanic" (Box 3, File 18).

Poems, collected including drafts
316The Titanic and the Fable of the Goats[between 1933 and 1935]

Holograph; notes for and drafts of The Titanic; prose explanation of the poem; introductory material for reading of the poem; rafts of "The Fable of the Goats"; (red cover); two leaves of introductory material

 

317Parts of the first draft of The Titanic [between 1933 and 1935]

Holograph; notebook containing drafts of The Titanic; possibly includes draft of an unknown poem; possibly contains lists of Canadian short stories and notes on Canadian authors; possibly contains review of a John Verner McAree [probably The Fourth Column], but unclear to archivist.

Notebook also possibly contains introductory material for a reading on the construction of the poem; prose commentary on the disaster; address on the construction of the poem to the launching dinner at Macmillan, 1935; introductory material for a reading on the plan of the poem.

Originally filed as separate records for note on Canadian authors and John Verner McAree / [The Fourth Column?].

320The Fable of the Goats[between 1936 and 1937]

Holograph; notes for and draft of "The Fable of the Goat"; draft of "A Prayer-Medley"; possibly with notes on Hamlet

Poems, individual including drafts
319The Fable of the Goats[between 1936 and 1937]

Holograph; partial draft of "The Fable of the Goats."

See also: Box 3, File 16 (in notebook containing drafts of The Titanic).

321The Fable of the Goats[between 1936 and 1937]

Typescript, final draft of "The Fable of the Goats"; holograph and typescript introductory notes and draft introduction to "The Fable of the Goats"

322Early Draft of Brébeuf and his Brethren[between 1939 and 1940]

Holograph; notes for and draft of Brébeuf and his Brethren.

Notebook possibly also contains introductory material for three C.A.A. (Canadian Authors' Association) plays, review of a volume of poems by Carol Coates, and material for a C.A.A. meeting

323Brébeuf and his Brethren[between 1939 and 1940]

Corrected typescript (carbon copy)

Series: 3: Professional Materials
Addresses, lectures, essays, and reviews
318Introductory material for a reading of The Titanic[between 1935 and 1964]

Annotated typescript; [The plan of the poem.] Address. Possibly introductory remarks given at Lawrence Park Collegiate, Toronto.

Originally filed with a script for broadcast of The Titanic (Box 3, File 26).

324Introductory material for readings of Brébeuf and his Brethren[between 1940 and 1964], 1940

One holograph; two annotated transcripts; one typescript document titled "An introduction by Dr. Pratt to an evening of a recital of Brébeuf and his Brethren

Memo to Prof. E.J. Pratt from C. A. Chant concerning the date of eclipses in 1635 and 1636. June 5, 1940

325Dr. Pratt's discussion of Brébeuf and his Brethren[between 1940 and 1964]

Corrected typescript (carbon copy). Introductory material for a reading the poem to his friends

Three typescript documents two titled "Dr. Pratt's discussion of Brébeuf and his Brethren"

Box 4
Series: 2: Literary Material
Poems, collected including drafts
429The Invaded Field, Dunkirk, and Brébeuf selections[between 1939 and 1941]

Holograph; notes and drafts.

Notebook containing notes for and drafts of Dunkirk; draft poems "Come Away, Death" and "The Invaded Field"; draft of Brébeuf and his Brethren; draft of introduction to Heroic Tales in Verse

Notebook possibly also includes address on defective use of source material; notes on Tennyson and his poems; genesis of "The Depression Ends"; miscellaneous class notes.

430Still Life and Other Verse[between 1938 and 1943]

Holograph notebooks.

Notebook containing draft poems, some later forming part of Still Life including “The Submarine,” “The Radio in the Ivory Tower,” "The Brawler in Who’s Who,” “The Dying Eagle,” and “Old Harry”; listings of authors and poems, introductions, notices of awards, etc. for issues of Canadian Poetry Magazine; obituary (A.C. Dalton); book reviews (W. Strange, H. Coleman); address on Canadian Poetry Magazine; draft letter; article “Canadian Poetry, past and present”; introductory material for a reading of “The Submarine” and “The Radio and the Ivory Tower”; introductory material for a presentation speech.

Notebook containing draft poems “Out of Step,” “Niemoeller,” “Heydrich,” “The Yeas and the Nays,” and “A Strip of Sea-coast”; draft poems, some later forming part of Still Life including "The Stoics," "Autopsy on a Sadist (After Lidice)," and "Der Fuehrer's Pot-Pourri."

Notebooks possibly also includes a draft letter; notes on George Bernard Shaw and Earle Birney; and a prose passage on our fighting men (Canadian soldiers).

See also: Box 4, File 29 (notebook relating to Dunkirk).

432 Still Life and Other Verse[between 1938 and 1943]

Annotated typescript; typescript carbon copy draft poems later forming part of Still Life including "Still Life," "The Impatient Earth," "The Stoics," "Old Harry," and "Come Away, Death."

See also: Box 4, Files 33, 34; Box 6, File 44 (notebook relating to Towards the Last Spike).

433The Truant[between 1942 and 1943]

Holograph notebook containing draft of "The Truant"; draft poems, including "Father Time"; prose commentary on "The Truant"

Possibly also includes class questions and miscellaneous prose passages.

435Collected poems (1st ed.)April 20, 1944

Author's proof sheets, annotated, for the Macmillan edition of Collected Poems, 1944

Poems, individual including drafts
426Dunkirk[between 1940 and 1941]

Holograph; notes and drafts.

Notebook containing holograph notes for and drafts of Dunkirk; introductions to the poem; miscellaneous notes.

427DunkirkJanuary 7, 1942

Author's proof copy, annotated for the Macmillan edition (4th printing). Includes related correspondence from W. Eayrs at Macmillan Company of Canada, January 7, 1942.

Six copies of the printed version can be found in the E.J. Pratt Pamphlet Collection.

431Still Life[between 1939 and 1943]

Holograph drafts of "Still Life"

Possibly also contains notes for a broadcast of Bréfeuf and his Brethren

434The Truant[between 1942 and 1943]

Five annotated typescript drafts of "The Truant"

Holograph, introductory notes and comments on "The Truant"

Series: 3: Professional Materials
Addresses, lectures, essays, and reviews
428Introductory material for Dunkirk[between 1941 and 1964]

Annotated typescript

Box 5
Series: 2: Literary Material
Poems, collected including drafts
537Behind the Log and part of "Last Spike"[between 1945 and 1952]

Holograph notebook containing notes for and drafts of Behind the Log; prose commentary on Behind the Log; partial draft of Towards the Last Spike

Poems, individual including drafts
536They Are Returning[between 1944 and 1945]

Holograph notes for and drafts of They are Returning

Possibly includes notes on A.M. Klein and W. Wordsworth; and review of The Hinterland.

538Behind the Log[between 1945 and 1947]

Holograph notes for and drafts of Behind the Log; possibly includes introductory material for a toast.

Corrected typescript (carbon copy) draft of Behind the Log, with the forward.

539Behind the Log[between 1945 and 1947]

Annotated typescript; draft of Behind the Log

540Behind the Log[between 1945 and 1947]

Annotated typescript, carbon copy; draft of Behind the Log

 

541Behind the Log[between 1945 and 1947]

Printer's setting copy of Behind the Log; Corrected typescript and carbon copy, housed in folder marked "Dr. Pratt Behind the Log / Macmillan / Final Script"

Printer’s proof, paste-up, bound, annotated; title page signed by the illustrator Grant Macdonald.

Series: 3: Professional Materials
Addresses, lectures, essays, and reviews
542Commentary to accompany addresses and readings of Behind the Log[between 1947 and 1964]

Annotated typescript; annotated transcript (carbon copy);

Box 6
Series: 2: Literary Material
Poems, collected including drafts
644Towards the Last Spike[between 1950 and 1952]

Holograph; notes for and drafts of The Last Spike; introduction for a radio reading of Brébeuf and his Brethren (leaf 6-44-121)

Notebook possibly also includes introduction for radio readings of “Sea-Gulls,” “The Way of Cape Race,” “In Absentia,” “The History of John Jones,” “The Shark,” “A Woman on the Shore,” and “The Dying Eagle"; introductory material for an address on The Titanic; prose on Robert Frost; note recommending a student for a scholarship; review of A.M. Sullivan's Incident in Silver; introduction to a course; lecture notes on Beaumont and Fletcher, the decadents, Ben Jonson; draft letter, ca. 1950, to the President, reporting on expenses incurred and the state of his project on the last arctic expedition of Sir John Franklin; draft letter to a fellow poet recommending John Sutherland and Northern Review

See also: Box 10, File 70 for introductory material for a reading of The Titanic

Leafs numbered by previous archivist

Poems, individual including drafts
643Towards the Last Spike[between 1950 and 1952]

Holograph; notes for and drafts of Towards the Last Spike; autobiographical note (leaf 6-43-133)

Notebook also possibly includes prose on King Lear and miscellaneous notes

Leafs numbered by previous archivist

645Towards the Last Spike[between 1950 and 1952]

Holograph; draft of Towards the Last Spike

646Towards the Last Spike[between 1950 and 1952]

Holograph; notebook containing a later draft of Towards the Last Spike

647Towards the Last Spike[between 1950 and 1952]

Corrected typescript and carbon copy of Towards the Last Spike

648Towards the Last Spike[between 1950 and 1952]

Corrected typescript (carbon copy); partial draft of Towards the Last Spike

Series: 3: Professional Materials
Addresses, lectures, essays, and reviews
649Introductory material for readings of Towards the Last Spike[between 1952 and 1964]

Corrected typescript, introductory material for readings of The Last Spike; corrected typescript and carbon copy, introductory material for a reading at a banquet at the York Club hosted by Sir Ellsworth Flavelle where Pratt was guest of honour, September 19, 1952

Also includes an empty notebook titled "The Last Spike"

See also: Box 8, File 63, Notebook, containing notes on Lorne Pierce and Dr. John Short;.

Box 7
Series: 2: Literary Material
Radio broadcasts
759Lines by Dr. E. J. "Ned" Pratt1959

Holograph draft; 2 copies of published typescript, "Lines by Dr. E.J. "Ned" Pratt on the occasion of Her Majesty's visit to Canada, 1959" (Toronto, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1959); commissioned to commemorate the visit to Canada of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to open the St. Lawrence Seaway and to be read during a broadcast marking the Royal departure

Manuscript: Anon. gift

Poems, collected including drafts
750Collected poetry[betwen 1933 and 1951]

Annotated holograph, typescript, and photocopied notes on and drafts of both published and unpublished poetry and prose including: typescript, "Like Mother, Like Daughter" written for a 2T6 reunion (attached letter by David K Bernhardt (July 1, 1998) identifies women listed in poem; holograph, "Creation and procreation (to H.C.O.)" presentation copy for Pelham Edgar; [1929-30?]; typescript (cc), [poem for Elsie Pomeroy, Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, Mona Gould, and Annabel King to be sung to tune of God Save out King, 1943]' holograph draft, "Cycles"; photocopy of [Summit meetings] (on verso of [excavations at Saint Maire], Box 9, file 71); holograph, "Aime"; holograph, "Grace"; photocopied transcripts of  "But One Way," "Greetings to the Goggios," part of "Clay," "Today," and "Yesterday"

"Creation and procreation (to H.C.O.)" an anon. gift; poem for Elsie Pomeroy et al. gift of Mrs. V. Pratt and Miss C. Pratt; holograph of "Aime" belonged to Ethel Mulvany; photocopied typescripts and holograph emendations owned by Mrs. Viola Pratt

See Box 14, File 16 for additional photocopied letter from David K Bernhardt regarding "Like Mother, Like Daughter" and photocopy of poem

752The Fable of the Goats [between 1930 and 1937]

Holograph and transcript; notes on and drafts of poems, some later forming a part of The Fable of the Goats including: "The Deed," "The Human Doctor," "Carlo," "Blind from Singapore," "The Lawrence Fantasia," "Myth and Fact," "Greetings," "A Call," "The Good Earth," "The Field of Honor," [Toucan], "Old Days," [Up to This Year], "The Shell," "A Club Inventory of Hades," "Home," “The Prize Winner” ("The Prize Cat"), "The Inexpressible," "The Yeas and the Nays," "Heydrich," [The Old Organon (1225 A.D.)], "Dictator (Baritone)," "A Prayer-Medley," "The Demonstration," "This War," "The Seer," "The Illusion of Reality," "The Weather Glass," "The Decay of Romance," "Silence Under the Water"

753Collected unpublished poetry[1933?-1964?]

Holograph and typescript drafts of poems, mainly unpublished, and poems without titles, including: "Only One Way," "Haile's Dream," "The Tent of the Oak," "Like Mother, Like Daughter," "The Head of the Firm," "His Last Voyage," fragment of "The Sea-Shell," "Class Reunion";

Possibly also includes [The old organon (1225 A.D.)]

Poems, individual including drafts
754Sea Variations[between 1921 and 1923]

Annotated typescript draft

755Ode to December, 1917[1923?]

Typescript and presentation carbon copy

Gift of the estate of Paul Wallace

756A Timeless Moment (To Any Astronomer) [1933]; October 23, 1964

Holograph draft and final presentation copy; accompanied by letter from Moffatt Woodside to Arthur Moore explaining presentation copy

Gift of M. Woodside

757The Osprey[1936]; 1967; January 18, 1968

Holograph draft and final presentation copy; reduced facsimile of Pratt’s ms. on a Christmas card with illustration by Claire Pratt, woodcut and aquatint; accompanied by letter from Robert F. Chisolm to Dr. Arthur Moore

Gift of R.F. Chisolm

758Newfoundland Calling[between 1948 and 1949]; 1949; March 31, 1949

Holograph and typescript (carbon copy) drafts; press cuttings of poem from The Star Weekly

Series: 3: Professional Materials
Notebooks
751Notebook[1932?]

Holograph notebook containing drafts of: prose passages on Phelps, Shaw, Galsworthy, Bliss Carmen, May Adam; draft poems later forming a part of The Fable of the Goats including "The Empty Room," and "The Mirage"; explanation of the genesis of “The Depression Ends”; Introduction for a reading; draft poems "Bereft," "The Empty Room," "Mad"; miscellaneous lists and notes

Addresses, lectures, essays, and reviews
760Commentary on shorter poems[192-?-1964?]

Holograph and typescript comments on poems including: "Erosion," "The Fog," "The Way of Cape Race," “The Feline Silhouette,”

Holograph and typescript notes to accompany readings of poems including: "Ice Floes," "A Feline Silhouette," "The History of John Jones," "The Shark," "Old Harry," "Sea-Gulls," "On the Shore," "Erosion," "The Child and the Wren," "The Prize Cat," "Silences," "The Lee-Shore," "The Iceberg," "The Prize-Winner,"; drafts of "Under the Lens"

Box 8
Series: 2: Literary Material
Drama
862Clay[between 1918 and 1920]

Corrected typescript (carbon copy).; a drama; a portion was published as "A Fragment from a Story" in Newfoundland Verse, 1923

866Clay[between 1918 and 1923]

Corrected typescript, and Xerox copy of Clay; typescript copy of Rachel: A Sea-Story of Newfoundland in Verse (published 1917); typescript draft poems of “Steep are Thy Cliffs,” “Evening,” “The Angler,” “The Great Mother,” “The Seed Must Die,” and “The Loss of The Florizel of Cape Race,” some later forming a part of Newfoundland Verse (published 1923)

The scribblings at the conclusion of the mss. are by Pratt's daughter, Claire

See also: Box 1, File 1 and File 2 for annotated typescript copies of Rachel: A Sea-Story of Newfoundland in Verse

Series: 3: Professional Materials
Thesis
861The Demonology of the New Testament in its Relation to Earlier Developments, and to the Mind of Christ1912

Master of Arts thesis, University of Toronto, 1912; photocopy of transcript

Notebooks
863Notebook[between 1950 and 1964]

Holograph notebook containing drafts of: prose passage on Lorne Pierce and Dr. John Short; essay on 1930s English literature – Eliot, Hopkins, Auden; financial and income tax information; notes on the Fraser River for Towards the Last Spike; notes on a speech at Victoria College; notes on a letter re “In Absentia”; letter to the Awards committee of the Royal Society of Canada endorsing the application of Karl Klinck; notes for a reading of some Newfoundland poems; address on “The Great Feud”; essay on Paradise Lost; letter of thanks for a book received during his recuperation from a broken arm; poem on church union; address for Class of 2T6 reunion, 1956; welcome to Northrop Frye on the occasion of his installation as principal of Victoria College, 1959; introduction for a reading of “Angelina”; note on W.O. Mitchell and Mona Gould; introduction for a reading of "Towards the Last Spike"; address on the humanities; notes on Andrea del Sarto; address on the idea of a university; toast at St. George’s Day dinner

Notebook possibly also includes introductory note on Healey Willan; comments on an essay on his own poetry; notes on student essays; letter re lecture in Houston; letter in response to his receipt of a volume of poems; address for reunion dinner – highlights, lowlights and characters;; introduction of Roy Campbell; miscellaneous notes, letters, and addresses

864Notebook[between 1945 and 1964]

Holograph notebook containing drafts of: address on science as a form of poetry; notes for lecture on The Roosevelt and the Antinoe; introduction for a reading; lecture on Eugene O’Neill; introduction for a reading of poems of the sea and the land; introduction of Dr. C.T. Currelly to Senior Dinner, Victoria College; letter re. radio broadcast; course outlines; letter re. publishing new poets; poem on the occasion of Her Majesty’s visit to Canada, 1959

865Notebook[between 1927 and 1932]

Holograph notebook containing drafts of: miscellaneous prose; word lists; fragments from The Roosevelt and the Antinoe; radio talk on Moby Dick; questions on Orlando; address on Herman Melville; lists of definitions; address on literature and life; essay on style and expression, science and literature; miscellaneous poems; address on fundamental principles that underlie any literary composition (thesis); essay on the book on the Brontës; poem “Legacy” (leaf 9-65-109); poem “To an Old Nurse” (leaf 9-65-114); address on the origins of The Roosevelt and the Antinoe; introductory notes for “The Nurse,” “The Haunted House,” “Putting Winter to Bed,” “The Way of Cape Race,” and “Cherries” (leaf 9-65-126); poem “The Depression Ends” (leaf 9-65-134) 

Box 9
Series: 3: Professional Materials
Addresses, lectures, essays, and reviews
966Address on Robert Burns delivered in St. John’s, NL to the St. Andrew’s Society between 1948 and 1949]

Two transcripts, annotated documents

Address, titled "The Immortal Memory" given at Burns Nicht on January 25, 1949, the 190th Anniversary at St. John's Newfoundland St. Andrew's Society

967Toast at St. George’s Day dinner[194-?]

Annotated typescript

968Addresses on Newfoundland[between 1927 and 1964], 1927, 1942, 1952

Annotated typescript addresses on Newfoundland including: [Newfoundland idioms and types], addresses at Banff (1952) and Assumption College, Windsor (1942); [Newfoundland idioms and types]; address to Canadian Authors’ Association dinner, etc.; [Newfoundland idioms and types], addresses (1952); [Newfoundland idioms and types] address; [The great seal hunt] address, manuscript title in another hand: "Ice floes"; [Call and answer on the sea], address to Women’s Canadian Club, Montreal (February 8, 1927), and unknown typescript pages; [Newfoundland dogs and their lifesaving habitats] address; [Marconi and the invention of wireless telegraphy] address

969Addresses on university and early life[between 1949 and 1964]

Annotated typescript addresses on university and early life including: [Reminiscences of university, highlights and lowlights. 1953]; [Highlight associations in my early life], radio broadcast in Newfoundland; [Reminiscences and reflections on university life], address at honorary degree ceremony, Queen’s University, October 19, 1949; A Personal Story [Reminiscences about publishing]; [Address at Assumption College, 1955?]; [Address to first-year students]

970Addresses on literature and poetry[between 1947 and 1964]

Annotated typescript addresses including: Ironies and Echoes [address on the relation between science and poetry, 1947?]; In Quest of the Humanities [1953?], [In Quest of a University], address given at Princeton, N.J.; The Relation of Source Material to Poetry [address at C.L.A. Conference Luncheon]; [draft addresses and address given to the Canadian Library Association]; [The Golden Mean in poetry]; [Principles of poetic art]; Pitfalls in Verse Composition [or, the relation between source material and poetry]; [Parodies]; [On human action and deeds]; manuscript of Advertising, a sample

As well, manuscript on recto of last leaf of a lecture on Parodies containing notes for a poetry reading.

Originally filed with other addresses now in Box 9, File 71.

971Addresses on literature and poetry[between 1947 and 1964], [194-?], [1947?] 1948, 1949, 1952

Annotated typescript addresses including: [The loss of The Titanic], address at Corpus Christi, Texas, 1952; [Science and poetry], address at Memorial College, St. John's, January 28, 1949; [The music of language]; [Difficulties in handling technical material] [ca. 1947]; The Outlook for Poetry [early 1940's]; Address upon the North American Martyrs, given at Queen's University, January 20, 1948; [excavations at Saint Maire], holograph and corrected typescript; [Brebeuf constructing a grammar; modern interpretation of Shakespeare]; [On the rescue of The Antinoe]

Originally filed with other addresses in Box 9, File 70.

972Tributes and introductions for friends and colleagues[between 1932 and 1959], [1932?], 1948, 1949, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959

Annotated typescript addresses including: [Tribute to J.W. Macmillan, 1932]; [Introduction of Prof. Pelham Edgar]; [Tribute to Pelham Edgar, 1948]; [Expression of appreciation for E.K. Brown, 1949]; Introduction to Roy Campbell, 1953; [Introduction of Roy C. with comments on student’s essays on verso]; In Memoriam -- Charles Trick Currelly (includes program for memorial service, May 7, 1957); manuscript, [Address at Canadian Club dinner, 1958]; [Welcome to Northrop Frye on his installation as Principal of Victoria College on October 21, 1959]; On Opening of Graphic Arts exhibition [April 14, 1956], includes 3 manuscript pages

Note: numbering in lower right-hand corner corresponds with order of addresses.

Box 10
Series: 1: Correspondence
Letters from E.J. Pratt
1083Howard, MargaretNovember 15, 1934; December 12, 1934; December 14, 1934

Correspondence between Pratt and then President of the Canadian Authors' Association, Margaret M. Howard, regarding his radio broadcast "The Light Essay in Recent Canadian Literature"

Originally filed with essays and books reviews and annotated typescript of the radio broadcast (Box 10, File 82) in Box 10, File 78

Series: 2: Literary Material
Radio broadcasts
1079Moby Dick by Herman Melville[between 1920 and 1953]

Annotated typescript draft of a radio talk titled "The World's greatest sea story, Moby Dick"

Originally filed with notes and drafts for courses in American literature in Box 10, File 75.

1080Ontario School Broadcast: “Andrea del Sarto” (Called the “Faultless Painter”)[between 1954 and 1955]

Holograph notes and annotated typescript draft of a Ontario Department of Education School Broadcast on Robert Browning's "Andrea del Sarto"  for C.B.C. dated Tues. Jan. 18.

Originally filed with Paradise Lost: With Special Reference to the first three books and address on William Wordsworth given at Cornell University.

1082The Light Essay in Recent Canadian LiteratureDecember 11, 1934

Annotated typescript for Canadian Authors' Association radio broadcast titled "The Light Essay in Recent Canadian Literature," given on December 11, 1934; typescript "Introduction" and "Closing" notes for the broadcast

Originally filed with essays and books reviews in Box 10, File 78

Series: 3: Professional Materials
Course notes and outlines
1072Notes and drafts for courses in English literature[between 1920 and 1953]

Annotated typescript and holograph notes and drafts on topics in English literature including: Ben Johnson (10-72-1 to 10-72-3); [Ben Johnson] (10-72-4 to 10-72-7); [Ben Johnson] (10-72-8); Jonson (10-72-10); [Ben Johnson] (10-72-12); [Beaumont and Fletcher] (10-72-13 to 10-72-14); [Beaumont and Fletcher] (10-72-16 to 10-72-17); [Duchess of Malfi] (10-72-18 to 10-72-19); [Spenser] (10-72-20); Pastoralism (10-72-21); Milton (10-72-22 to 10-72-25); Bunyan (10-72-26 to 10-72-29); Pepys (10-72-30 to 10-72-33); Fielding (10-72-34 to 10-72-37); Pope (10-72-38); [Swift] (10-72-39); Swift (10-72-40); [Swift] (10-72-42); Richardson (10-72-43); Swift (10-72-44); Boswell [Life of Jonson] (10-72-46); [Ben Johnson] (10-72-48 to 10-72-51); Burke (10-72-53 to 10-72-54); Newman (10-72-56 to 10-72-61); [Huxley] (10-72-62 to 10-72-64); Arnold and [Introduction to course work] (10-72-65); [Romanticism] (10-72-66); Hardy (10-72-67); [Pessimism] (10-72-68); [O’Casey] (10-72-70 to 10-72-82); Angry Penguins, Time. July 17, '44 (10-72-71); O'Casey's Use of Expressionistic Technique (10-72-78); [List of essay topics] (10-72-84 to 10-72-85); [The between-the-wars generation] (10-72-86 to 10-72-88); [Meaning in poetry--Symbolism, Dadaism, Poetry magazine, Gertrude Stein] (10-72-90 to 10-72-101); [holograph notes]  (10-72-96 to 10-72-97); [Outstanding movements in contemporary poetry] (10-72-102 to 10-72-109); [Eliot]  (10-72-110 to 10-72-119); Pottle on Ash Wednesday of T.S.E. (10-72-120 to 10-72-121); Murder in the Cathedral (10-72-122 to 10-72-123); Dela Mare (10-72-124 to 10-72-125); [Hopkins]  (10-72-126 to 10-72-131); Summary: Poetic Form of G.M. Hopkins (10-72-132 to 10-72-133); Gerard Manly Hopkins (10-72-134 to 10-72-135); [Influence of Auden, Spender, Lewis] (10-72-136 to 10-72-137); [Masefield] (10-72-138 to 10-72-140); Housman (10-72-142); [poem by Hugh Kingsmill with holograph notes] (10-72-142); [Tennyson] (10-72-146 to 10-72-150); [Yeats] (10-72-152 to 10-72-155); [Calendar list of contemporary poetry] (10-72-158); [fragment] (10-72-160); Contemporary Poetry, [Parodies] (10-72-162); [Introduction to a survey course on 20th century poetry and drama] (10-72-164);

Numbers refer to individual pages within the file labelled by a previous archivist.

Originally filed with other notes and drafts for courses in English literature in Box 10, File 73.

1073Notes and drafts for courses in English literature[between 1920 and 1953], 1926

Annotated typescript and holograph notes and drafts on topics in English literature including: [Shaw and Ibsen] (10-72-166); Two or three years ago [Shaw] (10-72-168 to 10-72-170); Extract from a Letter of Rilke --- 1906 (10-72-172); [Shaw] and [notes on The Wild Duck] (10-72-174); [analysis of Arms and the Man by Shaw] (10-72-176); [analysis of Major Barbara by Shaw] (10-72-178 to 10-72-182); [Shaw] (10-72-184 to 10-72-185); [notes on Shaw and analysis of Saint Joan by Shaw] (10-72-186 to 10-72-192); [analysis of Saint Joan by Shaw] (10-72-194 to 10-72-196); [holograph notes on Hardy] (10-72-198); [Auden] (10-72-200 to 10-72-202); [Yeats and J.M. Synge] (10-72-204 to 10-72-207); [Synge] (10-72-208 to 10-72-211); [The Plough and the Stars by O’Casey] (10-72-212); [O’Neill] (10-72-214 to 10-72-226); [Modern poets, O’Neill, Masefield, and Yeats] (10-72-228 to 10-72-233); [Maugham] (10-72-234 to 10-72-239); [D.H Lawrence’s primitivism] (10-35-7 to 10-35-8); [Lecture on contemporary English and American poetry] (10-35-9 to 10-35-12); [Introduction to course] (10-35-16); [holograph notes with press cutting of "Dream Pedlary" by T. L. Beddoes] (10-35-17 to 10-35-18); Lord Morley on Swinburne, press cutting, June 26, 1926 (10-35-19); [Domestic and naturalistic drama] (10-35-21 to 10-35-22); [The anti-Romantic in drama] (10-35-23 to 10-35-24); [Prosody in literature: Shakespeare, Milton, Masefield, Hopkins] (10-41.9-1 to 10-41.9-4); [Haiku; Essay topics, Fall 1950] (10-45-1); Style (10-46.9-7); [Realism in literature] (10-?B-3); [Fry’s A phoenix too frequent.]; [Notes; Eliot; List of essay topics]; Yeats; Hardy

Numbers refer to individual pages within the file labelled by a previous archivist, some leaves are unnumbered.

Originally filed with other notes and drafts for courses in English literature in Box 10, File 72.

1074Shakespeare lectures[between 1936 and 1953]

Annotated typescript and holograph notes and drafts for lectures on Shakespeare, including: Drama before Shakespeare, Elizabethan stage, Shakespeare's contemporaries, Shakespeare's English, aspects of Shakespearean idioms, Tragedy, Shakespeare's transmutation of his sources; Richard III; Henry IV, part I; Falstaff's speech on honour; Twelfth Night; Hamlet; Macbeth; Coriolanus; King Lear; Antony and Cleopatra; The Tempest; and Othello

1075Notes and drafts for courses in American literature [between 1920 and 1953]

Annotated typescript and holograph notes and drafts on topics in American literature including: E.A. Robinson (10-74-1); The Pasture (10-74-2); Frost (10-74-3); Sandburg (10-74-5 to 10-74-8); Free Verse (10-74-9 to 10-74-10); [MacLeish] (10-74-11 to 10-74-12); [holograph notes including notes on Edmund Wilson] (10-74-13 to 10-74-14); [Shapiro] (10-74-15); Street Scene, Elmer Rice (10-74-17 to 10-74-20); Moby Dick by Herman Melville [draft of radio broadcast] (10-74-21 to 10-74-27); Robert Frost (10-74-29 to 10-74-33); Jeffers (10-38-1 to 10-38-7); Lindsay (10-38-9 to 10-38-10)

1077Course lecture notes[between 1936 and 1953]

Annotated holograph and typescript notes for courses taught including: introduction to course; questions for classes; essay topics; comments on thesis

Addresses, lectures, essays, and reviews
1076Paradise Lost: With Special Reference to the first three books [between 1920 and 1953]

Annotated holograph notes and typescript lecture on Paradise Lost

Originally filed with C.B.C radio broadcast, "Andrea del Sarto" and address on William Wordsworth given at Cornell University.

1078Essays and book reviews[between 1933 and 1964]; October 1933

Annotated holograph and typescript notes on and drafts of essays and book reviews including: Twenty Years A-Growing [review of Maurice O’Sullivan's 1933 memoir published in Canadian Comment, 3, No. 1 (Jan. 1934)]; Synge, Riders to the Sea [review]; [Note on the revival of religious books after a calamity, and note on Housman]; Paul Vincent Carroll [review of play Shadow and substance] (with pasted press clipping on an Irish actress' encounters with fairies); [Sean O’Casey]; tearsheet of Pratt’s article on Housman, "The Nature of Poetry"  Canadian Comment, 2, No. 10 (Oct. 1933); [Humour in Literature]

1081Address on Wordsworth at Cornell[1943?]

Annotated typescript address on William Wordsworth delivered at Cornell University (ca. 1943)

Originally filed with "Paradise Lost: With Special Reference to the first three books" and C.B.C radio broadcast, "Andrea del Sarto" .

1084The Canadian Author & Bookman, Vol. XXi, No. 1March 1945

Bound copy of the journal containing article by Pratt, "Source Material and Poetry, From an Address to the Poetry Group, Montreal Branch, CAA", pp. 15

Box 11
Series: 3: Professional Materials
Reports
11 /OS3The Application of the Binet-Simon Tests (Standford Review) to a Toronto Public School[between 1920 and 1921]

Encapsulated annotated holograph draft of "The Application of the Binet-Simon Tests (Stanford Revision) to a Toronto Public School"; report published in the Canadian Journal of Mental Hygiene, 3, No. 1 (April 1921), 95-116.

Series: 4: Personal Materials
Life records
11 /OS4Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Divinity, and Master of Arts degreesJune 9, 1911; June 7, 1912; April 28, 1913

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) received from Victoria College, University of Toronto, 1911; Master of Arts (M.A.) received from University of Toronto, 1912; Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.) received from Victoria University, 1913

Degrees in Latin

11 /OS5Honorary degrees received from various institutions1945-1961

Honorary Doctorate of Letters received from University of Manitoba, 1945; Honorary Doctorate of Letters received from McGill University, 1949; Honorary Doctorate of Canon Law, Bishop’s University, 1949; Honorary Doctorate of Letters received from Queen’s University, 1949; Honorary Doctorate of Letters received from University of Toronto, 1953; Honorary Doctorate of Letters received from University of New Brunswick, 1957; Honorary Doctorate of Letters received from University of Western Ontario, 1957; Honorary Doctorate of Letters received from Memorial University, 1961

11 /OS6Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. GeorgeJuly 1, 1946

Certificate/notification of Pratt's appointment as Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George

Series: 5: Material about E.J. Pratt
Reviews of Pratt’s works
11 /OS1-2Scrapbook[between 1923 and 1959]

Press cuttings of reviews of Newfoundland Verse, The Witches’ Brew, Titans, The Iron Door, The Roosevelt and the Antinoe, Many Moods, The Titanic, The Fable of the Goat, Brébeuf and His Brethren, Still Life, Collected Poems, Behind the Log, and Towards the Last Spike; articles on Pratt; news reports of awards; addresses and recitals; tearsheets of published poems; in memoriam notices; miscellany

Gift of Mrs. V. Pratt with additions from other donors

Includes scrapbook where some of the press clippings were originally housed

Box 12
Series: 1: Correspondence
Correspondence with family
121Correspondence from E.J. Pratt to Claire PrattJuly 28 1933 - May 29 1945

Photocopied correspondence

122Correspondence from E.J. Pratt to Claire PrattJune 27 1945 - August 31 1953

Photocopied correspondence

123Correspondence from E.J. Pratt to Claire PrattSeptember 2 1953 - February 25 1954

Photocopied correspondence

124Correspondence from E.J. Pratt to Claire PrattMarch 2 1954 - April 1 1959

Photocopied correspondence

Box 13
Series: 1: Correspondence
131Correspondence from E.J. Pratt to Viola PrattMay 23, 1924 – July 27, 1936

Photocopied correspondence

132Correspondence from E.J. Pratt to Viola Pratt August 6, 1936 – July 27, 1945; August 8, 1944

Photocopied correspondence

Includes original postcard dated August 8, 1944

133Correspondence from E.J. Pratt to Viola Pratt August 6, 1945 – July 27, 1949

Photocopied correspondence

134Correspondence from E.J. Pratt to Viola Pratt August 10, 1949 – January 30, 1955; [May 1952?]

Photocopied correspondence

Includes original telegraph from Houston, Texas, c. May 1952

Box 14
Series: 1: Correspondence
141Ned's Telegram from Texas[1945 or 1946]

Telegram phoned to Viola Pratt, regarding his return from Texas [after readings of The Titanic and Brébeuf and his Brethren at St. Thomas University, Houston

1410Pratt, Arthur Milligan [Art]April 15, 1935

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Art [Pratt] (E.J. Pratt's brother), enclosing extracts from Liverpool newspapers with other information on the Titanic 

1414Pratt, James Charles Spurgeon [Jim]July 7, 1946

Holograph letter from Jim [Pratt] (E.J. Pratt's brother), congratulating him on his C.M.G. award   

1419Pratt, Calvert Coates [Cal]August 9, 1952 - [September or October 1952]

Holograph and typescript; incoming correspondence from Cal [Pratt], enclosing the following letters sent in response to his distribution of complimentary copies of Towards the Last Spike: Aug. 9, 1952, Jimmie [James McIntyre]; Aug. 11, 1952, Leonard Outerbridge(?); Aug. 12, 1952, C.J.B. [Charles J Burchell]; Aug. 12, 1952, [Senator, Kinley(?)]; Aug. 13, 1952, C.D. Howe; Aug. 13, 1952, L.C. Moyers(?); Aug. 14, 1952, Louis St. Laurent; Aug. 15, 1952, F.W. Gershaw; Aug. 15, 1952, Donald, Gordon; Aug. 15, 1952, L[ester] B. Pearson; Aug. 19, 1952, Boyd Baird(?); Aug. 19, 1952, Senator W.D. Euler; Aug. 20, 1952, Allan [Fraser]; Aug. 20, 1952, E.W. Mayhew; Aug. 20, 1952, Jim [James Stewart]; Aug. 22, 1952, Lyttleton B.P. Gould; Aug. 22, 1952, John T. Haig; Aug. 22, 1952, Senator Gordon B. Isnor; Aug. 25, 1952, Senator T.A. Crerar; Aug. 25, 1952, Norman [Holland]

1420Pratt, Calvert Coates [Cal] June 8, 1959

Holograph and typescript; incoming correspondence from C.C. Pratt, enclosing holograph letter, May 31, 1959, from Sir Patrick Renison (Governor, British Guiana) to Senator C.C. Pratt, thanking him for sending a copy of Collected Poems; with transcript of Renison letter

1422Pratt, Calvert Coates [Cal]June 19, 1962; July 5, 1962; August 21, 1962; August 25, 1962; December 20, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Cal [Pratt]

June 19, 1962; enclosing two newspaper cuttings on Pratt, one from The Ottawa Journal and the other from The Daily News (clipping inscribed as St John's Evening Telegram)

July 5, 1962; attaching a story of the salvage of a sunken engine in Newfoundland titled "An Incident to Illustrate the Resourcefulness which is Natural to Newfoundlanders"

Aug. 21, 1962; regarding interest in two Globe and Mail articles on Pratt, and requesting a photograph for a Newfoundland writer

Aug. 25, 1962; enclosing a tape recording by Max Barbour of some of Pratt's poems and an Aug. 14, 1962 letter from Barbour; Tape recording absent

Dec. 20, 1962; regarding family and an acquaintance

See also: Box 15, File 12 and Box 17, file 1 for Globe and Mail articles mentioned

1422Pratt, JeanDecember 17, 1962

Holograph; incoming correspondence from [Jean?] Pratt, E.J. Pratt's niece, regarding her teaching, and family life

Letters from E.J. Pratt
141Bothwell, Austin McPhailMarch 12, 1926

Holograph; outgoing correspondence to Mr. Bothwell, thanking him for his review of The Witches' Brew in The Canadian Bookman

141Davies, RobertsonSeptember 6, 1945

Holograph; outgoing correspondence to Robertson Davies thanking him for an editorial in the Peterborough Examiner

141Gullen, Frederick C. [Freddie]February 24, 1930

Photocopy; outgoing correspondence to "My dear Freddie", regarding his request for volumes of Pratt's works and informing him of an upcoming autographing session at Eaton's

141Literary Editor, Saturday NightApril 25, 1925

Photocopy of clipping of published letter to Literary Editor, Saturday Night, titled "Is Carmen Supreme?" concerning Wilson MacDonald controversy

141Manning, Charles E.July 8, 1908

Photocopy; outgoing correspondence to Mr. Manning detailing his church missionary work in Estevan, Sask.

141Parsons, Mrs.October 29, 1925

Holograph; outgoing correspondence to Mrs. [Horace] Parsons, making arrangements for a meeting of the Canadian Authors Association

141Russel, H.Y. Mrs.January 28, 1927

Holograph; outgoing correspondence with Mrs. H.Y. Russel, concerning a forthcoming address and reading to the Women's Canadian Club, Montreal

142Edgar, Pelham[1929 or 1930]; August 6, 1929 - October 23, 1945

Photocopied correspondence to Pelham Edgar from E.J. Pratt

The originals of the correspondence are held in the Pelham Edgar fonds, Files 12.16

143Edgar, PelhamJanuary 11, 1946 – July 13, 1948

Photocopied correspondence to Pelham Edgar from E.J. Pratt

The originals of the correspondence are held in the Pelham Edgar fonds, Files 12.16 and 12.17.

146Brown, Edward Killoran [E.K.]May 31, 1938 - October 10, 1951

Holograph and typescript; original letters from E.J. Pratt to E.K. Brown; typescript copy of "Come Away, Death"

File includes photocopies of originals

Some dates added by previous archivist may not be correct

147Hagedorn, JohnMay 23, 1941; January 13, 1942

Holograph; two outgoing correspondences to John Hagedorn (proprietor of the Doubleday, Doran Bookshop, Detroit)

May 23, 1941 concerns availability of Pratt's books from Macmillan and from the author's own stock; describes success of Brébeuf and his Brethren

January 13, 1942 concerns Dunkirk, its fourth printing and its publication in Poetry

148Lodge, E. December 2, [19]03

Holograph postcard; outgoing correspondence to Mr. E. Lodge, offering to sell him 400 Newfoundland stamps 'at fifty cents a hundred as you said last year'

149Blackshaw, Mr.February 3, 1942; October 21, 1943

Holograph; two outgoing correspondences to Mr. Blackshaw (a book collector and client of John Hagedorn, proprietor of the Doubleday, Doran Bookshop, Detroit)

February 3, 1942 advises Mr. Blackshaw that the Victoria University Library has requested his manuscripts

October 21, 1943 forwards a holograph of his sonnet "Dunkirk", which has only appeared in a magazine previously

1411Perry, Martha Eugenie September 2, 1936 - September 21, 1945

Photocopied correspondence from E.J. Pratt to M. Eugenie Perry

Sept. 2, 1936, recalling pleasant visit to Victoria, commenting on Eugenie's account of Royal party

Dec. 1, 1936, acknowledging letter and appraisals, commenting on Pelham Edgar’s enthusiasm over Victoria group, advising on the inclusion of her poem, and commending the accuracy of her observation

July 21, 1937, commenting on busy Summer School schedule, suggesting date for forthcoming meeting, mentions magazine policy

Aug. 9, 1941, acknowledging letter and article about him, regretting inability to attend C.A.A. convention because of cost

Oct. 11, 1941, acknowledging receipt of poems, one to be published in forthcoming issue

July 2, 1942, acknowledging a contribution for publication, comments on local dissatisfaction with C.A.A. leadership, indicates support for Kirkconnell

July 27, 1942, commenting on outstanding qualities in Eugenie’s and Doris’ verse, suggesting areas for further development; comments on difficulty of publishing and marketing verse

May 4, 1945, replying to Eugenie’s questions on particular poem; currently busy with exams and travel plans

Sept. 21, 1945, commenting on his admiration of John Gould Fletcher’s poetry

Original letters held by British Columbia Archives, Victoria, B.C.

1412Allen, EthelApril 12, 1960

Photocopy; outgoing correspondence to Ethel Allen, thanking her for help with moving

1412Jenks, WendyMay 14, 1956; May 19, 1956

Photocopy; correspondence between E.J. Pratt and Wendy Jenks, a teacher at The London South Collegiate Institute, London, Canada, regarding his poem 'In Absentia"

1412letter to Grade 4 Students of Havergal College[1963]; 1982

Holograph; letter to a Grade 4 class taught by Viola M. Love thanking them for birthday greetings; includes accompanied holograph letter from Viola Pratt to Viola Love;

Also includes explanatory note regarding the letter written by V.M. Love, April 1982; newspaper clipping titled "Pratt Joins Octogenarians" by W.A. Deacon [1963?]

See also: Box 18, file 5, for some of the birthday greetings and drawings sent to Pratt

1413Hoeniger, F. DavidMay 5, 1952

Holograph; outgoing correspondence to Dave [Hoeniger] giving him permission to use Pratt's name as a reference and passing on news about members of the English Dept. at Victoria University

1413Layton, IrvingMay 16, 1951; June 9, 1957

May 16, 1951, photocopy of holograph correspondence, thanking him for a complimentary copy of The Black Huntsman, recalling earlier publication of some of the poems and listing his favourites

June 9, 1957, photocopy of holograph correspondence, thanking him for a complimentary copy of verse, congratulating him on winning a Foundation Award.

Originals held at Concordia University.

1413MacKinnon, M.M.H. [Murdo, Murdoch]October 26, 1954; February 29, 1958; March 5, 1959; January 19, 1993

Oct. 26, 1954, holograph correspondence to M.M.H. MacKinnon accepting invitation to meet with him at Park Plaza Hotel

Feb. 29, 1958, holograph correspondence referring to Murdo's article in The Tamarack Review, issue 6, Winter 1958, pp. 71-74

March 5, 1959, holograph correspondence regarding Murdo's radio talks and colleagues in the Department of English at University of Western Ontario

Includes letter, dated Jan. 19, 1993, from Murdo MacKinnon to Victoria University Archivist explaining 1958 and 1959 letters

1413MargaretMarch 2, 1963; [between 1954 and 1964]

Holograph; one letter to Margaret and one greeting card with black and white reproduction of Claire Pratt woodcut "Gulls and the Sea (Edition 20) to Margaret and her mother

Unable to determine last name of Margaret though previous archivist attributed letters to Margaret Slater

1413Wilton, Margaret H.December 9, 1942; July 19, 1946

December 9, 1942, holograph correspondence commenting on her poems and suggesting revisions to poems submitted to Canadian Poetry Magazine

July 19, 1946, holograph postcard thanking her for her congratulations

1415Pacey, William Cyril Desmond [Des, Desmond]February 19, 1938; June 4, 1940; February 2, 1945 - [May, 1958]

Photocopied correspondence to Desmond Pacey from E.J. Pratt; photocopied undated Christmas Greetings Card; two letters of reference written by Pratt on behalf of Desmond Pacey

Feb 18, 1938; to J.R.M. Butler (Trinity College, Cambridge University), letter of recommendation for Desmond Pacey

June 4, 1940; to R.J. Evans (Brandon College), letter of recommendation for Desmond Pacey

Letters to E.J. Pratt
144Perry, Martha EugenieAugust 24, 1936 - July 18, 1940

Photocopied correspondence to E.J. Pratt from M. Eugenie Perry

Aug. 24, 1936, describing meeting and garden party during the Tweedsmuir’s visit to Victoria; discusses her writing

Undated, [Nov. 1936?], outlining various C.A.A. activities, expressing concern over finances of Canadian Poetry Magazine; mentions forthcoming Year Book of Club

July 18, 1940, describing recent visit to U.S.A. and Americans’ attitudes to the war, referring to her interview reprinted throughout U.S.A.

Original letters held by British Columbia Archives, Victoria, B.C.

145Benson, Nathaniel A. [Nat][1938]

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Nat [Benson], regarding donations to Canadian Poetry Magazine

145Brown, Edward Killoran [E.K.]December 3, 1943

Holograph; incoming correspondence from E. Brown, quoting from a letter from C.B. Tinker on Pratt's poetical gifts

145Gustafson, RalphApril 8, 1942

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Ralph Gustafson, thanking him for his poems for [A Little Anthology of Canadian Poets], and commenting on the book's progress

145Kennedy, Roderick S. [Rod]May 18, 1938

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Rod, Editor Home Bookshelf, requesting information about authorship of a particular poem with Pratt's reply; poem absent

145King, William Lyon MackenzieAugust 27, 1940

Holograph; incoming correspondence from [William Lyon] Mackenzie King, thanking him for a copy of Brébeuf and his Brethren

145Roberts, Charles G.D. August 3, 1940

Holograph; incoming correspondence from C.G.D. [Roberts], enclosing a sonnet, commenting on Dunkirk, and changing a word in a sonnet sent previously

Sonnets absent

145Roberts, Charles G.D.July 29, 1940

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Charles, offering his congratulations on Brébeuf and his Brethren, postponing his reminiscences of Carman, and enclosing poem "France"

Poem absent

145Zweig, StefanMarch 30, 1939

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Stefan Zweig, thanking him for a copy of The Titanic and kindnesses extended in Toronto, and expressing a wish to show some of the poems to London actors for recital

1410Howard, Margaret October 31, 1933

Photocopy typescript letter; incoming correspondence from Margaret Howard, then President of Canadian Authors' Association, informing him of itinerary for his school book talks

1410Ludwig, EmilDecember 21, 1935

Holograph postcard; incoming correspondence from [Emil] Ludwig, thanking E.J. Pratt for a copy of The Titanic

1410Masefield, John[between 1926 and 1930]

Photocopy; cutting of article titled "John Masefield is a Warm Admirer of Canadian Bards", quoting excerpts from two letters to E.J. Pratt

The first letter, from 1925, suggests changes to "The Cachalot"

The second letter, from March 29, 1930, praises The Roosevelt and the Antinoe

Original cutting can be found in Scrapbook, Box 14, files 1-2

1410Puffer, DeWillett S.February 11, 1916

Photocopy of published letter; from Sergt. D.S. Puffer recounting his war work in Salonica and Malta; published in Acta Victoriana, vol. XL, no. 7, June 1916

1410Sedgewick, Garnet G.December 12, 1935

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Garnett G. S., concerning his summer teaching at University of British Columbia in 1936

1414Barkway, MichaelJuly 3, 1946

Typescript letter from Michael Barkway, congratulating him on his C.M.G. appointment

1414Brown, Walter T.July 13, 1946

Typescript letter from Walter T. Brown, congratulating him on his award and commenting on newspaper strikes in Western Canada

1414Butt, EugeneJuly 3, 1946

Typescript letter from Eugene Butt, congratulating him on his award

1414Challies, J.B.July 3, 1946

Typescript letter from J.B. Challies, congratulating him on his inclusion in the Dominion Day Honors List

1414Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint GeorgeJuly 4, 1946; July 15, 1946

Mimeographed letters

July 4, 1946, Clarendon, Chancellor (Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George), notifying him of His Majesty's honour of his appointment to be a Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

July 15, 1946, Michael Furse (Prelate), offering congratulations and the Prayer of the Order

1414Chisholm, Sir JosephJuly 4, 1946

Typescript letter from Joseph Chisholm congratulating him on his C.M.G. award and updating Pratt on recovery of Henry Munro

1414Cox, Leonard July 3, 1946

Holograph letter from Leo [Cox], congratulating him on his C.M.G. award and thanking for hospitality at a previous convention

1414Currelly, Charles TrickJune 2, 1946

Holograph letter from Carlo [Charles Trick Currelly] offering congratulations from the house of Currelly

1414Deacon, William Arthur [Billy, Bill]July 6, 1946

Typescript letter from Bill [Deacon], then President of the Canadian Authors' Association, congratulating him on his C.M.G. award and requesting Pratt send a letter of advice to [Earle] Birney

1414Dilworth, IraJuly 2, 1946

Typescript letter from Ira [Dilworth] offering congratulations for inclusion on list of King's Dominion Day Honors

1414JackJuly 4, 1946

Holograph letter from Jack [McElson?] congratulating him on his C.M.G. award

1414Jacobson, Percy N.July 4, 1946

Typescript letter from Percy Jacobson, congratulating him on his C.M.G. award

1414James, Wilfred C.July 5, 1946

Typescript letter from Wilfred C. James, congratulating him on his C.M.G. award, and the mention of the honour at next Board of Regents meeting

1414Klinck, Margaret and Carl F.July 4, 1946

Holograph letter from Margaret and Carl K., congratulating him on his C.M.G. award

1414Lewis, IvorJuly 2, 1946

Typescript letter from Ivor Lewis offering congratulations on Pratt's appointment as Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George

1414MacLennan, HughJuly 3, 1946

Typescript note from Hugh MacLennan congratulating him on his C.M.G. award

1414MacMillan, Sir Ernest and Lady (on behalf from Lillian A. Bath)July 12, 1946

Typescript letter from secretary Lillian A. Bath, conveying the MacMillan's congratulations on his award

1414Martin, PaulJuly 1, 1946

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Paul Martin offering congratulations for inclusion in Civil Honours List

1414McCorkellJuly 3, 1946

Holograph letter from [Father Edward or Edmund J. McCorkell], congratulating him on his C.M.G. award

Unable to determine if the first name is Edward or Edmund

1414McLaughlin, William W. [Bill, Billy]July 3, 1946

Typescript letter from Bill [McLaughlin], congratulating him on inclusion in Dominion Day honour list

1414McLean, James StanleyJuly 4, 1946

Typescript letter from Stanley [McLean], congratulating him on his C.M.G. award

1414Munro, Dr. Henry FraserJuly 18, 1946

Telegraph from Henry F. Munro congratulating him on his C.M.G. award   

1414Munro, Dr. Henry FraserJuly 10, 1946

Telegraph from Henry F. Munro congratulating him on his C.M.G. award

1414Nasmith, George G.July 2, 1946

Holograph note from George G. Nasmith, congratulating him on his Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George appointment

1414Redfern, C.R.July 3, 1946

Typescript letter from C.R. Redfern, congratulating him on his inclusion in the Dominion Day Honors List

1414Sanderson, Charles R.July 3, 1946

Typescript letter from Charles [Sanderson], Chief Librarian of The Public Library of Toronto, congratulating him on his C.M.G. appointment

1414Saunders, Robert HoodAugust 3, 1946

Typescript letter from Robert H. Saunders, Mayor of Toronto, congratulating him on his C.M.G. award on behalf of the City of Toronto

1414Scott, Duncan CampbellJuly 2, 1946

Holograph note from Duncan Scott, congratulating him on his C.M.G. appointment

1414Secretary of State of CanadaMarch 24, 1947; December 3, 1947

Transcript letters from the Secretary of the State of Canada, one signed John [?]

Mar. 24, 1947; notifying Pratt of a delay in the production and delivery of the C.M.G. insignia

Dec. 3, 1947; mimeographed letter notifying Pratt of the arrival of the insignia in January 1948 and the tentative date for an Investiture on February 10, 1948

1414Sirluck, Ernest [Ernie]July 1, 1946

Typescript letter from Ernie [Sirluck] offering congratulations for Order of St. Michael and St. George

1414Smith, A.J.M. (Arthur James Marshall) [Arthur, Art]July 2, 1946

Holograph letter from Arthur Smith, congratulating him on his Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George appointment

1414Smith, Sidney Earle [Sid, Sydney][1946]

Holograph note from Sidney Smith, then President of University of Toronto, congratulating him on his Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George appointment

1414Tutte, H. Chas.July 8, 1946

Typescript letter from H, Chas, Tutte, offering congratulations to him on his C.M.G. award from The Salvation Army

1414Watt, TedJuly 11, 1946

Holograph letter from Ted Watt congratulating him on his C.M.G. award

1414Woodhouse, A.S.P. [Arthur Sutherland Pigott]July 2, 1946

Holograph letter from Arthur Woodhouse, congratulating him on his Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George appointment

1415Pacey, William Cyril Desmond [Des, Desmond] October 25, 1954; November 26, 1954

Photocopied correspondence from Desmond Pacey to E.J. Pratt

1417Benét, William Rose [Bill]March 13, 1944; July 25, 1944; September 8, 1944; September 25, 1944

Holograph and typescript; incoming correspondence from Bill

Mar. 12, 1944; holograph; concerning the Wellesley College Festival of Spoken Poetry, his plans to review Still Life, and requesting a new poem for publication

July 25, 1944; typescript; regarding family matters and the progress on Collected Poems, and requesting biographical information

Sept. 8, 1944; typescript; commenting on the completion of his introduction to Collected Poems, their friendship with the Russians, family news, and praise for The Titans

Sept. 25, 1944; autograph postcard signed, thanking him for a letter and still working on his introduction

1417Costigan, Dorothy A.July 17, 1944

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Dorothy A. Costigan, inviting him to lecture to the Loyola Alumni Ladies' Auxiliary, Montreal

1417Jones, George C.August 18, 1945

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Vice-Admiral G.C. Jones, R.C.N., thanking him for making a trip to Halifax and his complementary references to the Royal Canadian Navy

1417Kyte, Ernest CockburnMarch 12, 1945

Typescript; incoming correspondence from E.C. Kyte, offering information for The Titanic on "Autumn", a supplementary song for the Anglican hymn book 

1417Macdonnell, R.M.July 13, 1944

Typescript; incoming correspondence from R.M. Macdonnell (Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs), regarding the Franklin Centenary and Pratt's trip to the Coppermine and Churchill districts

1417Macmillan, CyrusJuly 20, 1944; July 27, 1944

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Cyrus Macmillan (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister for Air),

July 20, 1944; concerning Pratt's proposed trip to the Coppermine and Churchill districts

July 27, 1944; notifying him that no special flights can be undertaken to the Coppermine, Keewatin, or Churchill areas

1417Massey, VincentDecember 5, 1944

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Vin Massey, High Commissioner for Canada to Great Britain, thanking him for a copy of Collected Poems and expressing the hope of English publication for the book

1417Richardson, Lorne N.February 7, 1945; March 19, 1945

Typescript; incoming correspondence from L.N. Richardson, Director of Naval Education at the Department of National Defence,

Feb. 7, 1945; regarding naval exploits he may wish to investigate

Mar. 19, 1945; concerning naval matters and his retirement from the Navy

1417Spencer, Theodore [Ted] September 14, 1944

Holograph and typescript; incoming correspondence from Theodore Spencer, thanking him for an appreciative letter and complimenting Pratt on Brébeuf and his Brethren

1417Tinker, Chauncey Brewster [C.B.]June 10, 1944

Holograph; incoming correspondence from C.B. Tinker, commenting on the effects that Brébeuf and his Brethren and Dunkirk had on him

1417Van Doren, MarkJune 2, 1944

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Mark Van Doren, thanking and complimenting him on the publication of Brébeuf and his Brethren

1417Wells, Henry W.December 30, 1944

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Henry W. Wells, thanking him for a copy of Collected Poems, complimenting his verse, introducing him to Carl Klinck, and proposing a critical volume on Pratt; verso contains a short holograph note by Pratt

1417Williamson, W.M.October 19, 1944

Typescript; incoming correspondence from W. M. Williamson, thanking him for granting permission to reprint three poems in the anthology The Eternal Sea

1417a RRDunlop, W.J.July 26, 1944

Typescript, incoming correspondence from W.J. Dunlop, regarding a student

Restricted for 75 years after the mentioned student's death

1418 King, William Lyon Mackenzie December 20, 1947

Typescript; incoming correspondence from W.L. Mackenzie King, thanking him for a copy of Behind the Log

1418Alexander of TunisJanuary 4, 1950

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Alexander of Tunis, thanking him for copies of Dunkirk and Behind the Log

1418Benét, William Rose [Bill] December 31, 1949

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Bill, remarking on his discontent with his work, the Pound controversy and his "Pisan Cantos", Hayden Carruth, Bob Hillyer, and a poet's dinner

1418Furse, MichaelSeptember 6, 1946

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Michael Furse, thanking him for a copy of Collected Poems, and commenting on a common friend, Michael Barkway

1418Grant, Harold W.T.December 12, 1947

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Harold [W.T. Grant], Chief of the Naval Staff, thanking him for a copy of Behind the Log

1418Hibbard, James C.January 2, 1947; May 20, 1947; May 26, 1947; [1947?]

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Captain J.C. Hibbard, R.C.N., and Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel

Jan. 2, 1947; thanking him for his authentic recording of events in the radio presentation of Behind the Log (The world premiere of Behind the Log presented on C.B.C.'s "Stage 47" on Jan. 1, 1947 predated book publication)

May 20, 1947; suggesting a correction in the manuscript of Behind the Log, but praises the work in general

May 26, 1947; regarding a correction in the manuscript of Behind the Log, and mentioning the intended use of his Skeena photograph with the illustrations

[1947?]; Christmas card, signed Jimmy Hibbard, with mounted photograph of The Skeena, thanking him for a copy of Behind the Log

1418MacDonald, Angus L.December 16, 1947

Typescript; incoming correspondence from A. L. MacDonald, Premier of Nova Scotia, thanking him for a copy of Behind the Log

1418Morley, Christopher [Chris]September 5, 1946

Typescript, carbon copy; incoming correspondence from Chris to William Rose Benét, inscribed by Chris to Pratt, concerning rail cars and tonnages, and a limerick for Pratt

1418St. Laurent, LouisApril 1, 1949

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Louis St. Laurent, thanking him for allowing a quotation from "Newfoundland Seamen" to be used in an address

1418Wyse, A.H. May 15, 1947

Typescript; incoming correspondence from A.H. Wyse, Naval Secretary, notifying him that his manuscript for Behind the Log has been examined and approved by the Department of National Defence, Naval Service

1419St. Laurent, LouisOctober 31, 1950

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Louis St. Laurent, thanking him for his thoughtfulness in praising a speech given at University of Toronto

1419Weaver, RobertJul 6, 1950

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Bob Weaver, returning the manuscripts of several poems and informing him of the two poems to be broadcast and the rate of payment

Manuscripts absent

1420Blunden, Edmund CharlesMay 27, 1959

Holograph; incoming correspondence from E. Blunder, thanking him for a copy of Collected Poems, and complimenting him

1420Brockington, Leonard W.April 10, 1959

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Leonard [W. Brockington], enclosing a typed copy of a letter, Apr. 8, 1959, from Gordon Fraser to Brockington

1420Deacon, William Arthur [Billy, Bill] November 7, 1953

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Bill [Deacon], requesting him to ask Lorne Pierce to discard his intention to hold a Deacon testimonial dinner, recounting the fortunate circumstances of his literary life, and his repudiation by the current C.A.A.

1420Diefenbaker, John G.October 7, 1959

Typescript; incoming correspondence from J. Diefenbaker, thanking him for a holograph copy of his poem on the Royal visit

1420Gilmour, ClydeMarch 12, 1959

Autograph business card, remarking on his quotation from a favorite Pratt poem

1420Hickey, HarveyOctober 24, 1955

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Harvey Hickey (President of the Press Gallery, House of Commons), thanking him for accepting an invitation to act as a judge for the Bowater Awards; verso contains Pratt's rough holograph draft of "Poem written for the '26 reunion"

1420Johnston, George February 25, 1959; June 26, 1959

Holograph; incoming correspondence from George Johnston

Feb. 25, 1959; introducing a visiting professor from England, listing his favorite Pratt poems, and recounting his meeting with James Reaney

June 26, 1959; thanking him for a complimentary letter sent on publication of The Cruising Auk, regarding newspaper coverage on the book, and family matters

1420Masefield, John March 12, 1959

Holograph; incoming correspondence from John Masefield, thanking him for a letter and books, inviting him to visit, and expressing his hope for Pratt's success with Collected Poems

1420Mather, W.A.June 11, 1953

Typescript; incoming correspondence from W.A. Mather (President, Canadian Pacific Railway Co.), congratulating him on receiving the Governor-General's Award; envelope contains Pratt's incomplete holograph draft of a letter to an unknown correspondent concerning a Newfoundland trip

1420Meighen, ArthurJune 6, 1953

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Arthur Meighen, congratulating him on all his awards

1420O'Connor, HughFebruary 8, 1955

Typescript; incoming correspondence from H. O'Connor (Executive Producer, National Film Board), requesting permission to quote from Towards the Last Spike in a filmstrip on transportation by rail

1420Pierce, Lorne A. November 19, 1953; December 27, 1959

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Lorne [Pierce]

Nov. 19, 1953; regarding Bill Deacon's letter (Nov. 7, 1953), publication of Deacon's books and his nomination for the Royal Society, a university dinner honouring Pratt as Professor Emeritus, and the Pelham Edgar Fund

Dec. 27, 1959; to Mrs. Pratt and Claire and Ned, thanking them for flowers, and mentioning his reply to be sent to the Telegram book editor

See also: Deacon letter, Box 14, file 20

1420Pitt, David G.February 8, 1958; December 22, 1959

Typescript; incoming correspondence from David G. Pitt

Feb. 8, 1958; regarding the suggested contents of Here the Tides Flows

Dec. 22, 1959; enclosing copies of his preface and introduction to Here the Tides Flows, and giving his motives in writing them; enclosures absent; verso contains a short holograph shopping list by Pratt

1420Pratt, Calvert Coates [Cal] October 18, 1955

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Cal [Pratt], enclosing a story on marine construction during WWII that E.J. Pratt enjoyed

1420Ross, OscarJune 2, 1959

Typescript; incoming correspondence from O. Ross, enclosing An Excerpt from The Truant and relating the circumstances behind its printing; photocopy of leaflet attached to letter

See also: for original enclosure

1420Strange, William [Bill][between 1953 and 1959]

Holograph; Undated; incoming correspondence from Bill Strange

1421Crawley, AlanSeptember 14, 1961

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Alan Crawley, congratulating him on the Canada Council Medal

1421Farrar, Clarence B.[September 1961?]

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Clarence Farrar, congratulating him on the Canada Council Medal

1421Gushue, RaymondAugust 24, 1961

Typescript, incoming correspondence from R. Gushue, expressing his pleasure that Pratt will attend Memorial University of Newfoundland

1421Pierce, Lorne A. October 19, 1961

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Lorne [Pierce], offering congratulations on his two recent honours

1421Power, IrisMarch 25, 1961

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Iris Power (Mrs. W.P. Power), thanking him for the reaffirmation of faith a radio reading of Brébeuf and his Brethren

1421Pratt, Calvert Coates [Cal] October 12, 1961

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Call [Pratt], recounting the Memorial University of Newfoundland opening ceremonies and informing him that he is sending the hood, degree certificate, and brochure connected with Pratt's honorary degree

1421Short, Reverend Dr. JohnJune 10, 1960

Typescript; incoming correspondence from John [Short], thanking him after a dinner

1421Smallwood, Joseph R.June 5, 1961; July 24, 1961

Typescript, incoming correspondence from J.R. Smallwood, first premier of the province of Newfoundland

June 5, 1961; inviting him to the opening ceremonies of Memorial University; contains Pratt's holograph list of departure and returning dates

July 24, 1961; expressing his bitter disappointment in Pratt's declining, and reiterating his invitation; contains Pratt's holograph list of flight dates and times, and drafts of his acceptance telegram to Smallwood, with Viola Pratt's holograph of final acceptance telegram

1421Taylor, Marion A. September 19, 1961

Typescript; incoming correspondence from (Mrs.) Marion A. Taylor, requesting permission to read The Titanic in 3 installments on the CBC's "Stories with John Drainie"

1421Trueman, A.W.September 13, 1961

Typescript, incoming correspondence from A.W. Trueman, confirming an earlier Canada Council telegram that he had been awarded the Medal

1422Brockington, Leonard W. March 7, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from L.W. Brockington, asking him to inscribe a copy of Collected Poems, to William French, and quoting T.S. Eliot's wish for Pratt and Carl Sandberg to join him on a jury for a proposed poetry competition

1422Butt, W. F.July 14, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from W.F. Butt, requesting missing issues of Methodist periodicals, a photo of Pratt and an autographed book

1422Cameron, Ian P.April 22, 1963

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Ian [P. Cameron], informing him of his election as the first Honorary Member of the Arts and Letters Club  

1422Colony, HoratioApril 24, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Horatio Colony, thanking him for kind words on one of his poems

1422Deacon, William Arthur [Billy, Bill] November 7, 1962; March 16, 1963

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Bill [Deacon],

Nov. 7, 1962; complimenting Pratt and reminiscing

March 16, 1963; thanking him for a letter containing kind comments on an Canadian Author and Bookman article, reminiscing about Pratt, recounting his visit with Arthur Phelps

1422Diefenbaker, John G.November 21, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from J. Diefenbaker, expressing his regret at Pratt's illness

1422Diltz, Bert C.November 20, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Bert C. Diltz, recounting his teaching of "The Shark"

1422Doyle, Richard J.April 11, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Dic Doyle (R.J. Doyle), thanking him for an inscribed copy of Collected Poems

1422Doyle, Sister Dorothy MarieApril 11, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Sister St. Dorothy Marie C.N.D., recounting her use of Pratt poems in her English courses

1422Duncan, JamesJanuary 12, 1963

Typescript; incoming correspondence from James Duncan, reminiscing about a luncheon and extending his regards

1422Dwyer, Father Wilfred J.May 21, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from W.J. Dwyer, C.S.B., informing him of his radio reading from Brébeuf and his Brethren, and enclosing his introduction to the reading

1422Everson, Ronald G. [Ron]February 4, 1963

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Ron [Everson], mentioning the Globe's Aug. 1962 articles on him, a reference in The Nation, and J. George Johnston

See also: Box 15, File 12 for Globe article mentioned

1422Frye, H. Northrop [Norrie]November 13, 1962; November 18, 1962; [June - August 1963?]

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Norrie [Frye]

November 13, 1962; with minor news

November 18, 1962; on meeting ex-students and the effects of teaching

[June - August 1963?]; relating Victoria College staff changes, and his intention to dedicate his forthcoming collection of essays to Pratt

1422Gray, John Morgan [Jack]November 26, 1962

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Jack, expressing his wish for Pratt's recovery, and his plan to collect Wilkinson's poems

1422Hallam, Robert K.April 30, 1962

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Robert K. Hallam, sending a copy of his book of poems, and mentioning the Macmillan permission fee for quoting from a Pratt poem

1422Hambleton, RonaldFebruary 22, 1963

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Ron Hambleton, acknowledging Pratt's letter of thanks regarding the CBC's birthday programme on Pratt

1422Kent, J. PalmerApril 5, 1963

Typescript; incoming correspondence from J. Palmer Kent, informing him of his election as an Honorary Member of The Empire Club of Canada

1422Kirkconnell, WatsonAugust 30, 1962

Typescript, incoming correspondence from "Kirk", requesting a commendation on his translation of Pan Tadeusz; enclosed with letter is a Christmas, 1959 brochure from the Kirkconnells printing a portion of a translated poem

1422Klinck, Carl F.August 13, 1962

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Carl Klinck, sending his compliments

1422Meech, Richard G.July 6, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Dick (R.G. Meech), enclosing a typed carbon copy of his Mar. 9, 1962 letter to Leonard W. Brockington congratulating him on his tribute to Pratt

1422Pearson, Lester B. [Mike]December 6, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Lester Pearson, expressing his wish for Pratt's recovery

1422Revell, PeterDecember 20, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Mr. Peter Revell, requesting material for a Pratt display in an exhibition on Canadian poetry

1422Sanborn, C. EarleJuly 26, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from C. Earle Sanborn, requesting a meeting to discuss a book on The Titanic and to include his poem

1422Scott, A. P.April 7, 1963

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Al [Scott], conveying his regards and sending a newspaper cutting about a new inquiry on the sinking of The Titanic, titled "Was 4th Ship in Vicinity of Sinking Titanic?" from New York Herald Tribune, Paris Edition, April 2, 1963; cutting present

1422Short, Reverend Dr. John January 13, 1963

Holograph; incoming correspondence from John [Short] to Ned and Viola, expressing hopes for progress in his illness, mentioning recent articles on him, thanking him for his Christmas poem

1422Spicer, Sterling Leroy [1962?]

Holograph get-well card from Sterling LeR. Spicer, with a poem to Dr. E.J. Pratt

Series: 5: Material about E.J. Pratt
Correspondence about E.J. Pratt
1416David K. Bernhardt to The Librarian, Victoria College LibraryApril 13, 1981

Photocopied holograph letter, enclosing poem, "Like Mother, Like Daughter," written for a 2T6 Reunion and given by Pratt to Dorothy Bernhardt

See also: Box 7, file 50 for original typescript of poem and additional letter from Bernhardt (July 1, 1998) identifying women listed in poem

1416Ernest Hemingway to William Arthur DeaconOctober 10, 1952

Typescript letter, thanking him for an invitation, expressing regrets that he will be unable to meet old Toronto friends or have the opportunity to meet Pratt

Verso contains a short holograph list by Pratt

1416Frederick C. Packard Jr. to Margaret V. Ray November 26, 1954

Holograph letter from Frederick C. Packard Jr., editor of Harvard Vocarium Records, to Margaret V. Ray, librarian at Victoria College, regarding sales of Pratt's Harvard-Vocarium recordings

1416Henry H. Wells to Miss Elliott [of Macmillan Co.]December 20, 1944

Typed copy of letter, for Dr. Pratt, acknowledging receipt of a copy of Collected Poems and promising copies of any studies he may publish relating to Pratt's work

1416Henry H. Wells to The Editor, Macmillan Company of CanadaDecember 13, 1944

Typed copy of letter, for Dr. Pratt, congratulating them on their publication of Pratt's Collected Poems and notifying them of his intention to publish a study on Canadian poets

1416J.H. Rodrigee? Villeneuve to Reverend John O'ReillyApril 16, 1941

transcript letter, thanking him and Pratt for a copy of Brébeuf and his Brethren

1416John Masefield to Leonard W. Brockington[1944?]; March 3, [1959]

[1944]; Typed copy of letter, requesting two copies of Pratt's Collected Poems

Mar. 3 [1959]; Typed copy of letter, thanking him for a letter and a copy of Pratt's Collected Poems

1416Leonard W. Brockington to John MasefieldFebruary 17, 1959

Typed letter (carbon copy), expressing his and Pratt's delight in the receipt of a Masefield letter, relating an intricate conceit on the Bank of Arcadia, informing him about Pratt, and gifting two copies of Collected Poems

1416Leonard W. Brockington to Viola PrattDecember 5, 1963

Typed letter from L. W. Brockington to Mrs. E.J. Pratt, asking her to convey his thanks to Pratt for an inscribed volume

1416Lorne Pierce to Miss Margaret [V.] RayApril 12, 1949

Typescript letter, acknowledging receipt of "Newfoundland Seamen"

1416Margaret V. Ray to Lorne PierceApril 9, 1949

Typed letter (carbon copy) of letter from [Margaret Ray] to Dr. [Lorne] Pierce, enclosing Pratt's holograph poem "Newfoundland Seamen" for frontispiece reproduction in Ewart Young's This is Newfoundland

Attribution of letter to Margaret Ray by previous archivist

1416Northrop [Norrie] H. Frye to Claire PrattApril 8, 1968

Typed letter, sending her and her mother, Viola Pratt, best wishes

1416Northrop [Norrie] H. Frye to Lorna D. FraserApril 7, 1967; July 19, 1967

One typed letter; one photocopied typed letter from Norrie to Lorna; both regarding purchase of Pratt manuscripts

The original April 7, 1967 letter in Edgar Pelham collection

1416Northrop [Norrie] H. Frye to Margaret V. RayMay 15, 1964

Typed letter from Norrie to Miss Margaret Ray, regarding purchase of Pratt manuscripts and setting up of poetry room in the New Library

1416Viola Pratt to Northrop [Norrie] H. FryeFebruary 19, [1967]

Holograph letter from Vi to Norrie, concerning renaming of the library and negotiations for purchase of Pratt manuscripts

1416W. L. Mackenzie King to Mr. [Hugh] EayrsNovember 22, 1935

Typed copy of letter, thanking him for a copy of The Titanic and complimenting Pratt

1416Watson Kirkconnell to Mrs. D.R. KeyworthAugust 18, 1961

Typed copy or letter, offering an account of his relation with and opinion of Pratt

1416William Glenesk to Reverend Dr. Kingsley JoblinDecember 18, 1964

Typed letter expressing his pleasure at opening of poetry room in commemoration of Pratt and donation of volume of poetry by Ugo Betti

1416Morley Callaghan to Hugh EayrsNovember 15, 1935

Telegram, offering congratulations on the publication of The Titanic

Box 15
Series: 2: Literary Material
Poems, collected including drafts
151Published poems and prose[January 1913] - February 25, 1967

Tearsheets and xerographic copies of published poems and prose (some uncollected in volumes) including: "Down by the Sea" by Captain David Jones [pseudonym of Pratt], Acta Victoriana, vol. 3, no. 4, Jan. 1913; "Dead on the Field of Honor", Acta Victoriana, vol. XL, no. 7, June 1916; "The Angler", The Rebel, vol. 2, no. 6, Mar. 1918; "Invocation", The University Monthly, vol. 18, no. 6, Mar. 1818; "The Dear Illusion", The Rebel, vol. 3, no. 5, Mar. 1919; "A Dialogue by a Stream", The Rebel, vol. 4, no. 3, Dec. 1919; "On the Shore", The Rebel, vol. 4 (cover), no. 6, vol. 3 (p. 229), Mar. 1920; "Comrade", The Canadian Magazine, vol. 62, no. 6, Nov. 1923 - Ap. 1924; "The Depression Ends", The Canadian Forum, vol. XIII, no. 145, Oct. 1932; "Francis Bacon", Canadian Comment, Nov. 1933; "The Nativity", Canadian Home Journal, Dec. 1949, p. 9; "A Tribute to a Poet: The Canada Council Medal for Dr. E.J. Pratt", The Atlantic Advocate, May 1962, p. 22, 24; "Erosion", Discovery, Feb. 20, 1966;  "Sea-Gulls", The London Free Press, Feb. 25, 1967

Photographs
157Photographs of holograph notes and illustrations for literary works[1924-1960]

5 b&w photographs; 6 col. 35 mm slides

(Photos P1-6)
Series: 3: Professional Materials
Reports
1513Officers, Toronto Branch, Canadian Mental Health Association[195-?]

List of officers of the Toronto branch, Canadian Mental Health Association; n.d.; President: E.J. Pratt

Series: 4: Personal Materials
Life records
152Birth certificates for E.J. PrattApril 8, 1915; April 5, 1983

2 photocopies: initial birth certificate stating: This is to certify the Edwin John Dove, son of Rev John & Fanny Pitts Pratt, was born on February 4th, 1882 at Western Bay, Nlfd, dated April 8, 1915

2 photocopies: Province of Newfoundland Canada, Certificate of Birth, No. 244056, for Edwin John Dove Pratt, date of registration: April 5, 1983

Programs
152A Memorial Service to honour Charles Trick Currelly May 7, 1957

Programme of a memorial service to honour Charles Trick Currelly, Victoria College Chapel; eulogy given by E.J. Pratt

See also: Box 18, file 4 for invitation to memorial service

152Burns Nicht 25th January 1949, 190th Anniversary at St. John's Newfoundland, St. Andrew's Society January 25, 1949

Programme for "Burns Nicht" dinner; "The Immortal Memory", submitted by Prof. Edwin J. Pratt

152Canadian Chautauqua, Daily Summer Program of the Canadian Chautauqua Institution at Muskoka Assembly, 19281928

Daily Programme for the Canadian Chautauqua Muskoka Assembly, where Pratt gave a reading of his poems on July 30th [1928]

152Cécile de Banke and the Toronto Verse Speaking ChoirNovember 24, 1941

Programme for a recital by Cécile de Banke and the Toronto Verse Speaking Choir at the Harbord Collegiate Auditorium, sponsored by the Association of Teachers of Speech; Pratt's Dunkirk was one of the works performed

Two copies, one inscribed to Mrs. Pratt by Cécile de Banke

152Conferring of Degrees, Honorary Degrees, Graduate Degrees, University of TorontoJune 5, 1953

Programme for degree ceremony where Pratt received a honorary Doctor of Letters from University of Toronto

152Massey Hall, Golden Anniversary Season 1943-1944, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra and The Toronto Mendelssohn ChoirJanuary 18, 1944

Programme for the Life and Death of Jean de Brébeuf by E.J. Pratt with music by Healy Willan, performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; reproduced quotations from "Brébeuf and his Brethren"; publisher's announcement of The Collected Poems; 2 copies

152Salute to Professor E.J. ("Ned") Pratt upon the publication of The TitanicNovember 15, 1935

Dinner programme for dinner at the Library, St. Martin's House; holograph list of colleagues on verso; includes photocopy

http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/collections/special_collections/f20_edwin_john_pratt

152Salute to the Arts by Leonard W. BrockingtonDecember 8, 1958

Programme for The Canadian Club of Toronto Sixty-First Anniversary “Salute to the Arts,” a Testimonial Dinner to A.Y. Jackson, E.J. Pratt, and Healey Willan, at Concert Hall, Royal York Hotel; includes facsimile of manuscript "Newfoundland Seamen" dated Sept. 1, 1958

2 copies

152St. George's - England's Day, St. George's Society of Toronto, 122nd Annual DinnerApril 22, 1955

Programme for St.George's Society of Toronto's 122nd Annual Dinner, Royal York Hotel; toast, "St. George and England" by E.J. Pratt

152Toronto Branch, Canadian Authors' Association Annual DinnerMay 13, 1932

Programme for Toronto Branch, Canadian Authors' Association Annual Dinner at St. George's Hall where Pratt wrote the menu

152Victoria College, Senior Dinner, Arts Class 19211921

Photocopied programme; includes Pratt's poem "Greetings"

program, mimeographed;

Broadsides
152Announcement for autograph session for Brébeuf and His Brethren December 14, 1940

Typescript; announcement for book signing for Brébeuf and His Brethren at Simpson's Book Department

Two copies

152Queen's Summer Theatre, festival of Poetry, "Salute to the United Nations"[1940?]

Announcement for the Queen's Summer Theatre Second Public Performance; E.J. Pratt was guest soloist; 2 copies, one with holograph note

Brochures
1529th Annual Southwest Writers Conference May 31 - June 3, 1952

Brochure for 9th Annual Southwest Writers Conference, May 31 - June 1, 2, 3, 1952, Corpus Christi, Texas; E.J. Pratt was on the staff

152Behind the Log, The epic story of a North Atlantic Convoy told in verse by E.J. Pratt[1947 or 1948]

Publisher's brochure for Behind the Log; holograph note by Pratt

Anon. gift

152Portraits of Canadian Writers; Photographs of Literary Landmarks1932

Brochure listing portraits of Canadian writers and photographs of literary landmarks offered for sale by M.O. Hammond

Anon. gift

152Recital Tour through Western Canada under the Auspices of the Association of Canadian ClubsSeptember 11 - October 10, 1927

Brochure issued by Association of Canadian Clubs, Ottawa, for a recital tour by E.J. Pratt through Western Canada from September 11 to October 10, 1927; 2 copies

Anon. gift

Menus
152Biltmore Luncheon to E.J. PrattNovember 24, 1943

Menu for Biltmore luncheon in honour of E.J. Pratt; includes holograph signatures

152Exeunt Omnes, Saturday Evening, April 21st, 1934April 21, 1934

Menu for The Canadian Forum dinner; holograph signatures from colleagues on the back cover, including: E.K. Brown, Steven Cartwright, Charles Comfort, L.A. MacKay, Norman MacKenzie, Frank Underhill, and other persons

Advertising cards
152Victoria College Council Public Lectures[1941]; 1948; 1950

Victoria College Council Public Lecture series cards listing Pratt's lectures including: 1941: "Source Material for Contemporary Verse"; 1948: "Ironies and Echoes" ('Behind the Log'); 1950: "King Lear"

Two 1941 cards, one listing Rev. F. L. Barber on verso, the other listing Miss V. R. Cannom on verso; 1948 and 1950 cards list Miss V. R. Cannom on verso

Exhibition catalogues
152Sixty-fifth Annual Exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy of ArtsNovember 17 - December 17, 1944

Catalogue for the sixty-fifth (65th) annual exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, November 17 - December 17, 1944, Art Gallery of Toronto; includes reproduction of portrait of E.J. Pratt by Kenneth K. Forbes

Material related to family
152The story of Methodism in Bonavista[1919]

Photocopied pages from The story of Methodism in Bonavista, by Charles Lench, 1919, regarding E.J. Pratt's father, Rev. John Pratt, and maternal grandfather, Rev. Richard Knight

Invitations
152Canadian Authors' Association Reception in honour of Dr. E.J. PrattDecember 1, 1944

Invitation card to Canadian Authors' Association reception celebrating Collected Poems

152Invitation for presentation of Civic Awards of Merit by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of TorontoNovember 24, 1959

Typescript invitation to presentation of Civic Awards of Merit to John Keiller Mackay and Edwin John Pratt

Photographs
155E.J. Pratt (right) with Margaret Berry (centre) and Carl Schaefer, (left), Kingston Ont.July 28, 1949

1 b&w photograph

(Photos P1)
156Edwin J. Pratt Central High School, Brownsdale, Nfld. December 1958

1 b&w photograph

(Photos P1)
Cards
152Christmas card[19--]

Christmas card, illustrated, printed and hand-coloured by Claire Pratt, undated

152Salute to Ned Pratt, Commander of St. Michael and St. George[1946?]

Congratulations card; collaged card created by Viola Pratt for E.J. Pratt upon becoming Commander of St.Michael and St. George

Collected works, artwork and poetry
152Bobcaygeon, a Sketch* of a Little Town by Arthur L. Phelps[1922?]

typescript pamphlet of Phelp's poem Bobcaygeon with notes by Pratt; includes a holograph note by Pratt explaining acronyms used on print of poem

152Ye Poet Ned 1927

Holograph; poem presented to Ned at a dinner given by Frank and Lulu Stapleford on the occasion of the publication of The Iron Door

Series: 5: Material about E.J. Pratt
Reviews of Pratt’s works
1511C.B.C. Program, Critically Speaking, by A.J.M. (Arthur James Marshall) Smith August 10, 1952

Mimeographed; Book reviews of Pratt's Towards the Last Spike and the Northern Review Pratt Issue

1511Radio Talk over Foothills Network, Mar. 31, 1936, The Titanic by Edwin J. Pratt, Macmillans in CanadaMarch 31, 1936

Typescript (carbon copy); Radio broadcast of a book review of Pratt's The Titanic; Anon. gift

Addresses, articles, and tributes
153Dear Vi, Dear Claire1982

Typescript speech in memory of Ned [Pratt]; possibly for E.J. Pratt's 100th birthday party

153Order of Ceremony for the E.J. Pratt LibraryMarch 7, 1968

Programme for the naming of the E.J. Pratt Library (3 copies); annotated typescript of reception speech given by Lorna D. Fraser, Chief Librarian of Victoria University, on the occasion of the naming of the E.J. Pratt Library; includes invitation to the ceremony celebrating the naming of the E.J. Pratt Library, with holograph inscription to Mrs. Pratt

153The Dedication of the E.J. Pratt Room of Contemporary Poetry[1964?]

Typescript, carbon copy, of the proceedings that took place at the opening of the E.J. Pratt Room of Contemporary Poetry, Oct. 15, 1964

154Newspaper clippings on Pratt, his death, and commemorative ceremoniesNovember 1932 - September 27, 1975; June 1965

Newspaper and magazine clippings on Pratt; newspaper and magazine clippings noting E.J. Pratt's death; Newspaper clippings on naming of E.J. Pratt Room and renaming of library to E.J. Pratt Library; includes "A Poet and a Legend" by Northrop Frye, Varsity Graduate, vol. 11, no. 6, June 1965; 2 copies of 1965 obituary by Northrop Frye reprinted from Proceedings of the Royal Society of Canada

1511A Great English Canadian poet[1944?]

Typescript; contains holograph notes on verso of leafs

1511Dinner with E.J. Pratt by Allen Bentley[1955]

Annotated typescript of article published in Acta Victoriana, Mar. 1955; includes envelope with holograph presentation note to Pratt

1511Edwin John Pratt [by Sidney Smith]June 5, 1953

Typescript, signed; Speech presenting E.J. Pratt for the honorary degree of D. Litt, honoris causa

1511Edwin John Pratt [by] A.B.B. MooreApril 28, 1964

Mimeographed typescripts; 2 copies; address given at Pratt's funeral service in Convocation Hall

1511In Memory of E.J. Pratt [by] Ron HambletonApril 30, 1964

Mimeographed typescript; script for Speaking Personally, CBC broadcast; Anon. gift

1511Resolution of the Board of Regents and the Senate of Victoria University on the death of Edwin John Pratt, Professor Emeritus of English in Victoria UniversityMay 28, 1964

Mimeographed typescript; Resolution prepared by Northrop Frye; includes typescript covering letter from A.B.B. Moore to Mrs. E.J. Pratt

1511Resolution of the Council of the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto, on the death of Edwin John PrattJune 8, 1964

2 typescript copies; signed by Claude Bissell, President, and W.D. Foulds, Secretary; includes covering letter from W.D. Foulds to Mrs. E.J. Pratt dated June 23, 1964

1511Resolution of Victoria College Council in memory of E.J. PrattOctober 13, 1964; October 15, 1964

Typescript; with typescript letter from R.H. Farquharson, secretary of Victoria College Council, to Mrs. E.J. Pratt

1511The Mighty Line: A Misreading of Pratt's "The Dying Eagle" by RV RamDecember 2000

Print copy of article published in Journal of English and Foreign Languages, No. 26, December 2000, pp. 63-71

1511Towards the Last Spike: the Treatment of a Western Subject by James ReaneyDecember 17, 1954

Transcript; with letter to Pratt from Reaney forwarding copy of paper delivered at Humanities Association Meeting, Winnipeg, 1955; includes envelope

1511Victoria University honours its "Favorite Son" [by Margaret V. Ray][November 9, 1953]

Correct typescript; carbon copy drafts; undated; account of official retirement dinner for Pratt, at Burwash Hall. Victoria College, and is made Professor Emeritus

See also: Box 9, file 69 for address Pratt delivered at the dinner titled "Reminiscences of university, highlights and lowlights"

1512CPM, the first 27 years by William Arthur Deacon1963

Printed article in The Canadian Author & Bookman, vol. 39, no. 2, Winter 1963, on the beginnings of the CPM and role of E.J. Pratt as founding editor

1512E.J. Pratt, Poet, Gentleman, edited by Barry Conn HughesDecember 3, 1978

Typescript article published in the Toronto Star

1512E.J. Pratt: the poet who gave Canada a voice by Grace LaneNovember 15, 1962

Typescript article and cover story printed in The United Church Observer, pp. 10-11, 40; magazine addressed to Miss Florence Pratt; two copies of article, one with magazine cover

See also: Box 31, File 6 for additional copy of article

1512Much Ado! by Zena Cherry[1962]

Typescript article and interview with E.J. Pratt

1512MUN Receives Collection in Honor of E.J. PrattAugust 18, 1964

Photocopy of article from The Daily News, St. John's Nfld., printed in C.A.C.U.L. Newsletter, No. 3, 15 XII,1964

1512Ned Pratt: Canada's leading poet by Agnes SimpsonMay 15, 1964

Typescript article printed in The United Church Observer, pp. 32

1512The E.J. Pratt Editorial Project, Newsletter #2[between 1981 and 1982]

Typescript pamphlet on the Pratt Editorial Project; includes a facsimile of a published version of Pratt's "Newfoundland Seamen"

1512The Master Poet, From medicine-maker to creator of epics by William FrenchAugust 4, 1962

Printed article published in The Globe Magazine, pp. 9-11; 2 copies, 1 incomplete

See also: Box 31, File 8 for additional complete copy of magazine

1512Vic Report, Special: E.J. Pratt, A Poet and a Legend[1978]

Special edition of Vic Report, Vol. 7, No. 3, Summer Issue, on E.J. Pratt, includes articles by Northrop Frye, Robert C. Brandeis, and C.C. Love

See also: Box 31, File 8 for additional copy

Programs
153St. Andrew's United Church, Morning Worship at ElevenApril 26, 1981

St. Andrew's United Church programme of Morning Worship at Eleven; includes a memorial to E.J. Pratt by Mrs. Viola Pratt and Claire Pratt with excerpts from his poem "The Depression Ends"

Two copies

153The Opening of The E.J. Pratt Room of Contemporary Poetry in Victoria College LibraryOctober 15, 1964

Programme for the opening of the E.J. Pratt Room of Contemporary Poetry; addresses from Northrop Frye, Leonard W. Brockington, and Viola L. Pratt

Two copies

153The Pratt Symposium, 1976, University of OttawaApril 30 - May 2, 1976

Programme of "The Pratt Symposium, 1976" held at the University of Ottawa, Apeil 30 - May 2, 1976; two copies; includes a guide to the E.J. Pratt exhibit held at the same time as the symposium

1511Service of Commemoration for Professor E. J. Pratt, C.M.G. (1882 - 1964)[April 28, 1964]

Mimeographed order to service for Pratt's funeral service; 2 copies

Artefacts
153E.J. Pratt commemorative stampsApril 22, 1983

Four first-day covers (one autographed by Claire Pratt and Viola Whitney Pratt); First Day of Issue envelope; two Commemorative Stamp Bulletin pamphlets; Colorano "Silk" Cachet portrait of Pratt; three envelopes with portraits of Pratt and Laure Conan

Invitations
153E.J. Pratt 100th Birthday Celebration[February 4, 1982]

Broadside invitation to the E.J. Pratt's 100th birthday celebration

Photographs
158E.J. Pratt 100th Birthday Party, Senior Common Room, Victoria University[February 4, 1982]

12 colour photographs

(Photos P1-12)
159Opening of the E.J. Pratt Room of Contemporary Poetry, Victoria University Library[October 15, 1964]

5 b&w photographs and 2 contact sheets of guests and speakers, including Northrop Frye, Mrs. Pratt, Leonard Brockington, and A.B.B. Moore

(Photos P1-5)
1510Renaming of Victoria University Library to the E.J. Pratt Library[March 7, 1968]

4 b&w photographs, 3 colour prints, and 1 contact sheet of guests and speakers, including Mrs. Pratt and A.B.B. Moore

(Photos P1-7)
Interviews
1511An Experience of Life, The poet, E.J. Pratt interviewed by Ronald HambletonMarch 6-12,1955; March 20-26, 1955

Tearsheets with slightly abridged text of interview with E.J. Pratt conducted by Ronald Hambleton published in CBC Times, Mar. 6-12, Mar. 20-26, 1955; Anon gift

See also: Box 31, File 6, for a complete edition of the CBC Times, March 6-12 edition

1511Interview with E.J. Pratt conducted by Ronald Hambleton [1955?]

Typescript; broadcast by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, June 22, 1955

Poems about Pratt
1511A Tribute to Dr. E.J. Pratt on His 75th birthday [by Margaret V. Ray][1957?]

Typescript and carbon copy; sung to the tune of Squid-Jigging Ground; 2 copies

1511Happening at Aldridge's Pond by F. R. ScottApril 1967

Poem about Pratt published in The Village Voice, April 1967, p. 41

1511On the occasion of the killing of a bat at Kingston, August 1949August 1949

Typescript and holograph limericks by George Herbert Clarke and Mrs. [Richard] Cartwright; manuscript titled by Viola Pratt

1511Poem about Pratt's sister by Ethel Falton [Moore][19--]

Typescript poet with a note to Mrs. Brook

1511Talk on E.J. Pratt for CBC Wednesday Night, February 5, 1958 by Earle Birney February 5, 1958

Typescript; corrected typescript inscribed to Ned and Vi [Pratt]

Artwork depicting Pratt
1514At the Authors' Convention[between 1935 and 1943]

Printed cartoon described authors at a convention

1514Cartoon of Pratt reading The Shark[1923 or 1924]

Printed cartoon published in Acta Victoriana

1514Newfoundland Ned[1935?]

Copy of printed drawing from the dinner programme for a honorary dinner held on the publication of The Titanic; pasted on board with typescript "Beginner's Luck" pasted underneath drawing

See also: Box 15, file 2 for the dinner programme

1514The Professor at his desk by Eva Lis Wuorio[1920?] - [1953?]

Pencil sketch made in class by a former student, pasted onto a board

http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/collections/special_collections/f20_edwin_john_pratt

Box 16
Series: 4: Personal Materials
Photographs
161Formal Studio Portraits of Pratt [1911-1958?]

20 b&w photographs; 2 sepia photographs

(Photos P1-22)
162Studio Portraits of Pratt [1958?]; [August 4, 1962]

5 b&w photographs

(Photos P1-5)
163Photographs of drawings and paintings of PrattApril 19, 1924; [1930]; [1944?]; [December 10, 1986]

5 b&w photographs

(Photos P1-5)
164Photographs of Pratt from school [1893?-1921]

3 b&w photographs; 1 sepia photograph

(Photos P1-4)
165Pratt and his family[1897?-1962]

7 b&w photographs; 1 colour photograph

(Photos P1-8)
166Informal portraits and photographs of Pratt[1902-1960]

31 b&w photographs; 1 sepia photograph

(Photos P1-32)
167E.J. Pratt at formal events[1935-1961]

16 b&w photographs; 1 colour photograph

(Photos P1-17)
168E.J. Pratt (age 43) in Newfoundland, with his mother Fanny Pitts Knight and daughter Mildred ClaireJune 1925

1 b&w photograph; 1 sepia photograph

(Photos P1-2)
169Photograph negatives[189-? - 196-?]

53 photographs: 35 mm b&w negatives; 11 photographs: 4x5 inch b&w negatives

Box 17
Series: 1: Correspondence
Letters to E.J. Pratt
177Pacey, William Cyril Desmond [Des, Desmond] October 25, 1956

Holograph letter to Pratt; includes annotated typescript draft of chapter on Pratt's poetry titled , "Between the Temple and the Cave: The Poetry of E.J. Pratt"

179Ealre Birney to Bill [William Arthur Deacon]July 8, 1946

Carbon copy typescript letter sent to Pratt regarding the Canadian Poetry Magazine.

1715Telegrams sent to E.J. PrattNovember 9, 1953; 1958; [1962?]; August 28, 1963

Telegram from Mike Pearson in 1953 conveying best wishes at a dinner; telegrams sent on Pratt's 76th birthday in 1958; telegram dated 1963 regarding Pratt's message at the Canada Council; includes holograph list of names of letters sent by Pratt acknowledging 80th birthday greetings

Series: 2: Literary Material
Poems, collected including drafts
173The Poetry of E.J. PrattAugust 13, 1966

Excerpts of Pratt's poems including "Sea-Gulls," The Titanic, The Roosevelt and the Antinoe, "The Shark," and Brébeuf and his Brethren published in The Telegram Weekend Magazine, vol. 16, no. 33

1710Poems inscribed to Leonard W. BrockingtonSeptember 14, 1958; January 19, 1961; [between 1954 and 1964]

Holograph poems; includes "The Bird of Paradise," "Erosion," and "Mother and Child"; includes 2 b&w photographs of "Erosion" holograph and 1 4x5 inch b&w negative of "Erosion" holograph
 

Poems, individual including drafts
173DunkirkDecember 10, 1941

Published in New World Illustrated (December 10, 1941), pp. 7

173The TruantDecember 1942

Published in The Canadian Forum, 22 (December 1942), pp. 264-265

173They are ReturningJune 15, 1945

Published in Maclean's, 58 (June 15, 1945), pp. 5-6

Other prose
1711The Great Appeal and Final Triumph, Epilogue1927

Photocopied pages from pamphlet titled United to Serve: A Pictorial Presentation by Dezil G. Ridout, 1927, which includes lyrics for hymns by Pratt

Series: 3: Professional Materials
Addresses, lectures, essays, and reviews
1714Material related to 2T6 Victoria reunions[1933?] - 1976

Pratt was the Honorary President for the graduating class to 1926; includes: holograph speech and speech notes for a reunion; 2 copies of typescript speech for a reunion; Typescript of poems "MM and a Little Bit More" - Two Versions and "Like Mother, Like Daughter"; Programme for 2T6 Victoria Silver Anniversary, October 27, 1951; list of graduates of Class of 1926, dated August 1961; "Class of 2T6" by K. and D Bernhardt published in Victoria Reports, December 1966; leaf from a copy of Victoria Reports, "Twenty-Fifth Reunion, Class of 1926" by John A. Irving; Programme for 2T6 Victoria 50th Anniversary of Graduation, June 4. 1976; menu for undated reunion

Series: 4: Personal Materials
Programs
1712Annual Dinner, Canadian Authors’ Association, Hotel LondonJune 27, 1952

Programme and menu for the Canadian Authors’ Association Annual Dinner

1712Fourth Annual Luncheon, The International Reading AssociationMay 2, 1959

Programme and menu for The International Reading Association's fourth annual Luncheon at the Royal York Hotel, Toronto

Leaflets
172The Collected Poems, E.J. Pratt, A Macmillan Book [1944?]

Publisher's advertising announcement for The Collected Poems

Advertising cards
1712The Roosevelt and The Antinoe[1930]

Typescript card advertising poems published by The Macmillan Company

Invitations
1712Invitation for dinner in honour of E.J. Pratt, sponsored by The Board of Regents of Victoria University[between 1953 and 1964]

Typescript invitation for a dinner in honour of E.J. Pratt on November 9th; holograph inscription, "Professor and Mrs. E.J. Pratt"

Cards
1712Christmas card[between 1946 and 1964]

Christmas card to Ned [Pratt] from unknown writer with a poem celebrating Pratt's literary success

1712Christmas card to Dorothy and Mark from Ned[1948?]

Christmas card printed by Hallmark with printed poem, "Dialogue in December" by Mark Van Doren; holograph inscription possibly by Ned [Pratt]; card copyright: 1948 to Mark Van Doren

Collected works, artwork and poetry
175Articles by Pelham Edgar, inscribed to E.J. Pratt1946; January 1948

Two typescript articles by Pelham Edgar including: "Stephen Leacock," offprint from Queen's Quarterly, vol. LIII, no. 2, 1946; "The Museum Fetish," reprinted from the University of Toronto Quarterly, col. XVII, no. 2, January 1948; also includes holograph note regarding Pelham Edgar by unknown writer

1712Address to Archeus by William Rose Benét1949

Typescript poem with facsimile signature of William Rose Benét with additional signature from Marjorie Flack and William Rose Benét, Christmas 1949

1712Portrait[1951 or 1957]

Ink portrait possibly of Leonard W. Brockington

Series: 5: Material about E.J. Pratt
Reviews of Pratt’s works
1713A Peak of Canadian Heroism[1940]

Newspaper clipping of book review of Brébeuf and his Brethren by William Arthur Deacon

1713Many Moods[1932 or 1933]

Newspaper clipping of review of Many Moods by Isabel M. Jordan published in The Canadian Microscope

Correspondence about E.J. Pratt
173Winnie P. Rowles to Carl Schaefer[between 1983 and 1988]

Photocopies of typescript and holograph letters. Includes copies of pages from diary of Winnie Rowles; copies of sketches made in Winnie Rowles’ guest book by Carl Schaefer.

File also includes copies of correspondence with Victoria University Library.

176Correspondence to Mrs. E.J. PrattFebruary 16, 1967; July 4, 1967

Two typescript letters to Viola Pratt, one from Norrie [Northrop H. Frye], and the other from A.B.B. Moore, regarding the opening of the Pratt Room and renaming of the E.J. Pratt Library

Addresses, articles, and tributes
171A Tribute to a Poet: The Canada Council Medal for Dr. E.J. PrattMay 1962

Published in The Atlantic Advocate, Vol. 52, No. 9, May 1962, pp. 22-23; includes sections from various poems by Pratt

See also: Box 31, File 8 for additional copy

171Brébeuf and His Brethren by the Editor [Father J.S. McGivern, S.J.]December 1966

Typescript article published in the Martyrs' Shrine Message, vol. 30, no. 4, December 1966, pp. 9-13

See also: Box 31, File 6 for additional copy

171Dr. E.J. Pratt: A Poet's Quarter-Century by Mary Lowrey RossFebruary 1, 1958

Typescript article published in Saturday Night, Vol. 73, No. 3, February 1, 1958, pp. 14-15, 35

See also: Box 31, File 8 for additional copy

171E.J. Pratt by Peter Buitenhuis1977

Photocopy of typescript article printed in The Canadian Imagination: Dimensions of a Literary Culture, edited by David Staines, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1977. pp. 46-68

171E.J. Pratt: One of Canada's Leading Poets by Arthur K. LeslieJune 1964

Published in The Atlantic Advocate; includes sections from various poems by Pratt

See also: Box 31, File 6 duplicate copy

171Edwin John PrattApril 4, 1964

Biography published in the Star Weekly, pp. 8

See also: Box 31, File 8 for additional copy

171Ned Pratt's Funeral by George JohnstonJune 1964

Published in The Canadian Forum

171Take a Bow, Dr. E.J. Pratt by Irene Clark, 13A1959

Published in the Riverdale Collegiate Institute's yearbook, Reveille

171The Master Poet: E.J. Pratt's vigor has set him apart by William FrenchAugust 11, 1962

Published in The Globe Magazine, pp. 15-17

171Two Islands by Viola C. Pratt and biography and E.J. PrattApril 1966

Published in the E.J. Central High school paper, Pratt Herald

172Newspaper clippings on Pratt, his poetry, his death, and commemorative ceremonies 1930 - 1979

Newspaper and magazine clippings on Pratt, his poetry, his death, and commemorative articles and ceremonies in his honour

178E.J. Pratt: A preliminary checklist by Lila LaaksoAugust 1977

Published in the Canadian Library Journal, vol. 34, no. 4 (August 197), pp. 273-294; Includes 2 holograph letters to Mrs. [Viola] Pratt, one dated 27, September '76, regarding the progress on an annotated bibliography of Pratt's work and works on Pratt; Also includes an annotated typescript biography on Pratt titled, "An Annotated Bibliography of E.J. Pratt," compiled by Lila and Raymond Laakso with the assistance of Moira Allen and Marjorie Linden

1713Canada's Leading Poet: Edwin J. Pratt, An Address Delivered by Rev. John H. MorganApril 28, 1963

Typescript leaflet of address given by Rev. John H. Morgan to The First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto

2 copies in Box 46

Box 18
Series: 1: Correspondence
Letters to E.J. Pratt
185Havergal College Grade 4 Students 1963

Birthday greetings from several Grade 4 pupils, including drawings inspired by E.J. Pratt’s poems

See also: Box 14, file 12, for Pratt's thanks for birthday greetings

Series: 2: Literary Material
Radio broadcasts
1810Brébeuf and his Brethren[between 1943 and 1948]

Photocopies of dramatic reading of Brébeuf and his Brethren produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, broadcasted in 1948, musical accompaniment by Healey Willan

Photocopies of material held at the National Library of Canada. See description held with material.

See also: Box 33, Tape no. 10 and Box 36 for audio recordings of this production

Poems, collected including drafts
181Collected poetry[1932?] - [1964?]

Annotated typescript and photocopied typescript drafts of both published and unpublished poetry including: "Newfoundland Calling," "The Deed," "The Unromantic Moon," "Summit Meeting (Keep on Talking)," "The Osprey," "But One Way," "Bereft," "A Song to the Valiant," "Today," and 'Yesterday"

Poems, individual including drafts
186Newfoundland Seamen[1948]

holograph; includes holograph notes on history of the holograph

187Brébeuf and his Brethren1940

Annotated typescript (carbon copy); Annotated printed volume (Toronto: Macmillan, 1940); includes holograph donation note; donated by Mrs. Philip N. Bridges (Marjorie hismen Bridges), June 1985

Other prose
189Completed and uncompleted poetry and notes [1930?] - [1964?]

Typed transcriptions and photocopies of holograph completed and uncompleted poetry, some published and some unpublished; includes: "A Cold March," "To the Armistice on its twelfth anniversary," 'The Merry Company," "The Haunted House," "Spring," "Explorers," "All in the Day," "Courage was riding high," "The human doctor," "The Illusion of Reality," "His Last Voyage," and "Haile’s Dream"

Series: 4: Personal Materials
Programs
184Victoria University Centenary DinnerOctober 10, 1936

Programme and menu for Victoria University's Centenary Dinner at the Royal York Hotel, Toronto

Invitations
184Invitation to a service to honour the memory of Charles Trick Currelly May 7, 1957

Typescript invitation from The Royal Ontario Museum and Victoria University for a memorial service for Charles Trick Curelly

See also: Box 15, file 2 for the memorial service programme

Cards
184The Empire Club of Canada membership card[before 1959]

Pratt's membership card for The Empire Club of Canada, expired on 30th September, 1959

184To The Duck, From The Drake[1918?] - [1964?]

Decorative card with holograph inscription, possibly from E.J. Pratt to Viola Pratt

Collected works, artwork and poetry
182Print of two ships caught in a storm1926

Signed print held in board frame; signature unclear

Series: 5: Material about E.J. Pratt
Correspondence about E.J. Pratt
189Robert C. Brandeis to Mrs. Viola PrattNovember 9, 1978; August 21, 1980

Two typescript letters regarding donations to the E.J. Pratt Ms. Collection

Poems about Pratt
183To Ned by [Peggy Ray?][1946?] - [1964?]; November 18,1986

holograph poem possibly by Peggy [Margaret V.] Ray for Pratt's birthday; includes letter from Viola [Pratt] to Bob [Robert C. Brandeis], dated 18 Nov. '86 wanting the poem's inclusion in the Pratt manuscript collection

Exhibition catalogues and pamphlets
183List of items sent to Professor Pitt for E.J. Pratt Birthday Exhibit, 4 Feb. 1967February 4, 1967

Typescript list of items included in an exhibition on Pratt 

Box 19
Series: 1: Correspondence
Correspondence with family
1922Birthday card to Viola and Claire Pratt[before 1964]

Holograph birthday card to Vi [Viola Pratt] and Claire [Pratt]; undated and unsigned, though possibly from E.J. Pratt

1922E.J. Pratt to Viola PrattAugust 10, 1950

Typescript copy of Rudyard Kipling's "Proofs of Holy Writ", originally published in Strand Magazine in April 1934, and republished in 1947, which Viola asked E.J. to send her; includes accompanying envelope but missing letter

 

1922Ned [Pratt] to Mrs E.J. [Viola] PrattJanuary 21, 1949

Telegram from Ned to Mrs E.J. Pratt of his arrival in Newfoundland

1922Pratt, CalvertApril 10, 1967; April 10, 1967

2 typescript letters to Vi [Pratt] from Calvert Pratt, her nephew and younger son of E.J. Pratt's brother Calvert (Cal) Coates Pratt, regarding travel plans, family news, and school work

1922Pratt, James Charles Spurgeon [Jim]January 29, 1949

Holograph letter to E.J. and Viola from Jim, regarding Ned's visit to Newfoundland to deliver a lecture

1922Whitney, ErnestineMay 13, 1954

Holograph letter to Vi and Ned from Ernestine [Whitney], Viola's sister-in-law, regarding Pratt's poetry reading and family news

Letters from E.J. Pratt
1920Dilworth(?), IraMay 8, 1936; May 2, 1938

Holograph; 3 outgoing letters to Ira [Dilworth?]; one undated

1920Patterson, Helen H.November 12, 1951

Holograph; outgoing correspondence to Helen Husband Patterson(?) thanking her for her note

Letters to E.J. Pratt
196Lyons, Donna LeeNovember 20, 1963

Typescript; incoming correspondence from (Mrs.) Donna Lee Lyons, Literary Rights Office, Contract Office of CBC, asking permission to read one of Pratt's poems with no charge

196Lyons, Donna Lee November 20, 1963

Typescript; incoming correspondence from (Mrs.) Donna Lee Lyons, Literary Rights Office, Contract Office of CBC, asking permission to read one of Pratt's poems for a nominal fee

196McCance, Gertrude F.May 29, 1961

Typescript; incoming correspondence from (Miss) G.F. McCance, Supervisor of School Broadcasts, Provinve of Manitob Department of Education, asking Pratt for permission to print his poems in teacher manuals

196Milne, John M.October 16, 1956

Typescript; incoming correspondence from John M. Milne, Secretary of the Bowater Awards for Journalism, thanking Pratt for attending an upcoming dinner and outlining transportation

196Musselman, Margaret A.May 4, 1961

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Margaret Musselman, Director, Province of British Columbia Department of Education, asking Pratt to conduct a broadcast of his poems

196Taylor, Marion AJanuary 31, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from (Mrs.) Marion A. Taylor, Contact Assistant, National Script Dept. CBC, requesting permission to read Brébeuf and his Brethren

196Trueman, Albert W.October 18, 1961

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Albert W. T congratulating Pratt on his Canada Council Medal; includes announcement notice of the creation of The Canada Council Medal and  and the first list of Canada Council Medal winners, which includes Pratt

1921Bissell, ClaudeSeptember 6, 1961

Telegram from Claude Bissell, informing Pratt that he was selected to receive the Canada Council Medal

1921Bourdai, D.M. September 23, 1937

Typescript; incoming correspondence from D.M. Bourdais, regarding Pratt's shares in Toronto Harker Mines Limited

1921Brockington, Leonard W. February 28, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from L.W. Brockington, thanking for a wire

1921Comas, Dr. AntonioJune 7, 1963

Typescript; incoming correspondence from A. Comas, notifying Pratt of his inclusion in an upcoming "Universal Literary Encyclopedia"

1921Dobbs, Kildare Robert EricSeptember 8, 1961

Typescript, incoming correspondence from Kildare Dobbs, Editor at Macmillan's, congratulating Pratt on the Canada Council Medal

1921Dudek, LouisOctober 27, 1957

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Louis Dudek regarding preparation of an anthology of Hungarian poetry

1921Earing, Eleanor (Wilbur)February 24, 1958

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Eleanor (Wilbur) Earing, regarding his upcoming birthday and mutual friends

1921Gustafson, RalphDecember 15, 1962

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Ralph and Betty [Gustafson], regarding a trip to Vienna and an organ recital they saw; include envelope and typescript of notes taken during the recital

1921Henderson, Fred C.January 18, 1938

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Fred [C. Henderson], regarding Pratt's fire insurance policy and their friendship

1921Howse, Ernest Marshall October 9, 1992

Holograph; incoming correspondence from Ernie [Howse], with attached newspaper clipping of article written by Howse on Pratt titled, "The Unsilent Sea"

1921MacBrien, W.A.H, February 10, 1960

Typescript; incoming correspondence from W.A.H. MacBrien, notifying Pratt of the decision to elected him as an honorary member of The York Club

1921Prendergast, FrankSeptember 9, 1961

Typescript; incoming correspondence from W. Frank Prendergast, congratulating Pratt on Canada Council Medal

1921Ray, Margaret [Peggy][1944?]; [before 1964]

Holograph; card from Peggy [Ray], noting popularity of Pratt's portrait by Kenneth Forbes at the New Library; Holograph letter from Peggy [M.V. Ray] to Vi and Ned, detailing her trip in Ireland

1921Short, Reverend Dr. John May 13, 1954

Typescript; incoming correspondence from John Short, congratulating Pratt on CBC recital

1921Smith, Jean L., Macmillan Company of Canada LimitedOctober 28, 1957

Typescript; incoming correspondence from The Macmillan Company, notifying Pratt that they are sending a copy of The Blasted Pine

1921Thomson, Donald W.September 11, 1961

Typescript; incoming correspondence from Don W. Thomson, offering congratulations on Canada Council Medal

1921Trueman, Albert W.September 27, 1961; October 18, 1961; December 22, 1961; January 9, 1962

Typescript, incoming correspondence from A.W. Trueman:

October 18, 1961; congratulating Pratt on his Canada Council Medal; includes announcement notice of the creation of The Canada Council Medal and  and the first list of Canada Council Medal winners, which includes Pratt

September 27, 1961; confirming Canada Council Medal distinction

December 22, 1961; notifying Pratt on details of Canada Council Medal presentation dinner

January 9, 1962; detailing the Canada Council Medal presentation dinner

1921University of Toronto Department of Alumni AffairsJuly 1961

Typescript letter to Members of the Golden 'T' Class of 1911, enclosing a list of names and addresses of members of Pratt's 1T1 college class

1921Wells, Henry W.[194-?]

Holograph; undated incoming correspondence from Henry W. Wells, 

Series: 2: Literary Material
Radio broadcasts
192Behind the Log[1947?]

Mimeographed typescript

1912"Poet of the Sea" (Ned Pratt)August 8, 1957; September 30, 1957

Annotated typescript radio broadcast for Ontario School Broadcast series, Our Canadian Bookshelf, which interviewed Pratt on his poems; includes typescript letter and accompanying typescript draft of interview to Pratt from M.E. LaFountaine

1912The Titanic[between 1950 and 1964]

Undated typescript radio interview with Pratt discussing The Titanic

1912The TitanicDecember 2, 1958

Annotated typescript of Ontario School Broadcasts series, Senior English, radio interview with Pratt discussing The Titanic

Poems, collected including drafts
194Collected poetry[1921?] - [1958?]

Typescript drafts, some annotated, of published poems including: "Mother and Child," "Fire," "The Drowning," "The Weather Glass," "Carlo," "The Doctor in the Boat," "The Ice-Floes," "The morning plunge," 'In Absentia," "Cries Afar Off," "Ode to December, 1917," "Newfoundland Calling," "Summit Meetings," "Myth and Fact," and "The Child and The Wren" (with inscription “To Claire”); includes newspaper clipping of "Newfoundland Calling"

195Collected poetry[1923?] - [1958?]

Holograph, annotated typescript, carbon copies, and photocopies of drafts of both published and unpublished poetry including: "Mother and Child," "Cherries," "Tatterhead," "The Deed," "The Good Earth," "Myth and Fact," "To G.B.S.," "To D.H. Lawrence," "Displaced," "Greeting to the Goggios," "The Fisher Boy," "Steep Are Thy Cliffs," "Moonlight," "First-Born of England," "The Nativity," "Lake Success," "Blind from Singapore (Our orders are to burn the city)," "To Any Astronomer," "A Call," "The Dear Illusion," "The Unromantic Moon," "The Bird of Paradise," "Summit Meetings," "Old Harry," and "A Song to the Valiant"

Poems, individual including drafts
193Lines on the Occasion of Her Majesty's Visit to Canada, 1959[1959]

Holograph and typescript drafts of poem in commemoration of Queen's Elizabeth II's visit to Canada; includes newspaper clipping of poem published in The Telegram, Aug. 1, 1959

Drama
1915-18Clay[1920]

Annotated typescripts and carbon copies of drafts of Clay

Other prose
193Information re. effect of rolled oats on Scotchman (Towards the Last Spike)[between 1950 and 1952]

Holograph notes for Towards the Last Spike; part of paper missing

193Murder in the Library[195-?]

Annotated typescript of a play; undated and unsigned, possibly written by E.J. Pratt

Series: 3: Professional Materials
Notebooks
1911Loose notes and appointment book[before 1964]

Loose holograph notes by E.J. Pratt on his writings, awards, and friends

Licence agreements
199Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Contract and Licence to PerformMarch 11, 1960

Typescript, with holograph signatures, licence agreement allowing CBC to perform E.J. Pratt

199Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Contract and Licence to Perform The Cachalot June 20, 1961; June 21, 1961

Typescript, with holograph signatures, licence agreement allowing CBC to perform Pratt's poem The Cachalot; includes accompanying typescript letter to Pratt from (Mrs.) Marion A. Taylor, Contract Assistant, National Script Department of CBC

199Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Contract and Licence to Perform The CachalotMarch 2, 1964

Typescript, with holograph signatures, licence agreement allowing CBC to perform Pratt's poem The Cachalot

199Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Contract and Licence to Perform The TitanicSeptember 28, 1961

Typescript, with holograph signatures, licence agreement allowing CBC to perform Pratt's poem The Titanic

199Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Licence to Perform Written Material for "The Deed"May 6, 1954

Typescript and holograph licence agreement allowing CBC to perform Pratt's poem "The Deed"

Series: 4: Personal Materials
Life records
1913Materials related to honorary degreesApril 20, 1949; June 17, 1949; June 4, 1955; May 16, 1957

Includes: Honorary Doctorate of Letters received from Assumption College (now University of Windsor), 1955; speech given during Honorary Degree ceremony at Assumption College; directions for Dr. Pratt during a Convocation ceremony; letter to Professor E.J. Pratt from T.H. Matthews, McGill University Registrar, noting date of honorary degree Convocation at McGill University; 2 programmes for Bishop's University Convocation ceremony, held on June 17, 1949, where Pratt received a Honorary Degree; programme for Assumption College Third Convocation ceremony, held on June 4, 1955, with Order of Procession leaflet, where Pratt received a Honorary Degree; and University of New Brunswick Convocation ceremony, held on May 16, 1957, where Pratt received a Honorary Degree

Originally kept in decorative black leather with cloth interior folder from Assumption College to hold honorary degree

See also: Box 11, file 5 for Honorary Degrees Pratt received

1919Canada PassportJanuary 16, 1942

Pratt's Canadian passport issued on January 16, 1942 and expired January 16, 1944

Programs
198St. George's Day - Salute to Britain!April 23, 1941

   Programme for St. George's Day event hosted by the National Council of Education of Canada and held at Massey Hall, Toronto

Menus
198A Complimentary Dinner to Professor E.J. Pratt upon the occasion of the launching of "The Roosevelt and the Antinoe" at the Library, St. Martins HouseFebruary 28, 1930

Menu for the dinner in honour of the publication of The Roosevelt and the Antinoe

198The Canada Council Medal DinnerFebruary 19, 1962

Menu for The Canada Council Medal Dinner held at The Country Club; includes holograph signatures on front, back, and inside of pamphlet from guests at the dinner

Invitations
198Invitation to The Canada Council Dinner in honour of Canada Council Medal winnersFebruary 19, 1962

Typescript invitation for a dinner in honour of Canada Council medal winners, where E.J. Pratt was a winner; holograph inscription, "Dr. and Mrs. E.J. Pratt"; includes card with list of Canada Council Medal Winners, 1961

Photographs
1910E.J. Pratt [1956?]

1 b&w photograph; Inscription on recto: From your very sincere admirer, Lotto McNeill

(Photos P1)
1914E.J. and Viola Pratt and others posing after an autographing party at a Toronto bookshop [December 1940?]

1 sepia photograph; Inscription on board surrounding photograph: Merry Christmas Happy New Year | To Dr. Mrs. Ned Pratt - A small souvenir. Thank u both

Inscription on recto identifies individuals in the photograph

Photograph possibly from public book signing for Brébeuf and His Brethren at the Simpson's Book Department

(Photos P1)
1923Studio Portraits of Pratt[1923?] - [1949?]

3 b&w photographs; 2 sepia photograph; 1 4x5 inch b&w negative

(Photos P1-5)
1924Robert S. LeDrew[before 1919]

1 b&w photograph

(Photos P1)
Cards
1919Christmas card from Ned Pratt to Viola Pratt[before 1964]

Holograph Christmas card from Ned to Vi; small and delicate

Collected works, artwork and poetry
1919Japanese translation of "'Twas in the moon of wintertime" - Huron Indian Christmas carol originally by Brébeuf[19--]

Holograph; Japanese translation of  "'Twas in the moon of wintertime" (first sung in Japan at a children's Christmas part in Okayama) present to Dr. Pratt.; includes drawings of Huron Aboriginal Peoples

1919Lame Verses from Lame Ducks[19--]

Typescript; undated poem by unknown author

1925Sketch of E.J. Pratt and another figure[19--]

Inscription on verso: Ned and Milton

Possibly a sketch of John Wesley and E.J. Pratt

(Photos P1)
Memorabilia
1919Address and note book[before 1964]

Holograph notebook with addresses of friends and colleagues

1919Appointment book[before 1964]

Holograph appointment book

1919Articles by friends and colleaguesJune 29, 1946; March 24, 1951

Newspaper clippings of articles from The Globe and Mail by Pratt's friends and colleagues, including: book reviews by William Arthur Deacon, and an article by Earle Birney

Series: 5: Material about E.J. Pratt
Radio broadcasts
191Part of Trans-Canada MaTinee's Side-by-Side ProgramSeptember 2, 1964

Typescript script of radio broadcast including reminisces on Pratt

191Poetry of Canada[19--]

Undated typescript radio script discussing Canadian poetry and the poetry of E.J. Pratt

Reviews of Pratt’s works
191The Poetry of E.J. Pratt by L.A. MackayDecember 1944

Typescript review of Pratt's Collected Poems (1944) published in The Canadian Forum

191Towards the Last Spike by John Sutherland[1952]

Annotated typescript review of Pratt's Towards the Last Spike

Correspondence about E.J. Pratt
191Bob Pritchard to Ms PrattOctober 13, 1980

Typescript letter asking for copyright permission to include lines of Pratt's poem "Erosion" with a music composition

191Carmen G.M. Button to Mrs. E.J. PrattJanuary 3, 1965; April 5, 1965; March 3, 1967

2 Typescript letters and 1 holograph letter, updating Viola Pratt on the E.J. Central High School in Newfoundland

See also: Viola Leone Whitney Pratt fond, Box 1, file 1 for additional correspondence from Button to Viola Pratt on the high school

Addresses, articles, and tributes
191E.J. Pratt - 1882-1964August 1964

Eulogy published in Canadian Poetry, XXVIII.4 [August 1964]; Includes "Silence Upon the Earth" by Northrop Frye, an article on Pratt

191E.J. Pratt by Earle Birney[1982]

Annotated typescript (original manuscript) of a talk given by Earle Birney on E.J. Pratt; includes accompanying envelope dated 18, June '82

191National Award in Letters - Dr. Edwin John Pratt1952

Typescript of speech given in honour of Pratt during presentation of University of Alberta's National Fine Arts Award

191Newspaper clippings on Pratt1964 - 1989

Newspaper clippings including obituaries, biographies, review of a biography on Pratt, notice of unpublished poetry released by Viola and Claire Pratt, and a review of an anthology of Pratt's works

191Students Hear Pledge to Veterans May 18, 1945

Newspaper clipping of article regarding Pratt's honorary Doctorate of Letters from University of Manitoba, including a picture of Pratt receiving the degree

Programs
197Annual Commencement, North Toronto Collegiate Institute November 20, 1964

Commencement programme for the North Toronto Collegiate Institute; includes The E.J. Pratt Memorial Prize for Poetry

Exhibition catalogues and pamphlets
197Items for Pratt Library herewith March 18, 1986

Typescript list of items included in the Pratt Library

Box 20
Series: 1: Correspondence
Correspondence with family
201 RRCorrespondence from E.J. Pratt to Claire Pratt July 28 1933 - April 1 1959

Original correspondence; 188 outgoing

See also: Box 12, Files 1-4 for photocopies for use

Restricted for conservation purposes

202 RRCorrespondence from E.J. Pratt to Viola PrattMay 23, 1924 – January 30, 1955

Original correspondence; 141 outgoing

See also: Box 13, Files 1-4 for photocopies for use

Restricted for conservation purposes

Box 21
Series: 1: Correspondence
Letters to E.J. Pratt
21 /OS3Letters, Telegrams, and Cards for Ned's 80th birthday1963

Black scrapbook containing birthday greetings for Pratt's birthday; E.J. Pratt's 80th birthday would have been in 1962

Series: 4: Personal Materials
Photographs
21 /OS1Studio Portraits of Pratt[195-]

2 b&w photographs; 2 sepia photographs

(Photos P1-4)
Series: 5: Material about E.J. Pratt
Addresses, articles, and tributes
21 /OS4-5Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings1943-1964

2 scrapbooks (1 blue and 1 brown) containing newspaper clippings regarding Pratt including: Pratt as a professor, his honorary degrees and awards, reviews of his works, events attended, birthday tributes, and eulogies

Fragile: contains loose clippings and scrapbook paper fragile to handle

Photographs
21 /OS6Advertising for E.J. Pratt: the Truant Years, 1882-1927 [1984?]

Advertising poster for E.J. Pratt: the truant years, 1882-1927 by David G. Pitt

Kept rolled in tissue paper inside a tube

Artwork depicting Pratt
21 /OS2Drawings of E.J. Pratt by Don Evans (Isaac Bickerstaff)1986

Two ink drawings of Pratt; includes accompanying correspondence to Ms Mila Laasko from Don Evans AKA Isaac Bickerstaff, regarding the drawings

Box 22
Series: 2: Literary Material
Illustrations
22 /OS6Illustration for Newfoundland Verse by Frederick H. Varley[1923]

Ink illustration for cover of Newfoundland Verse

22 /OS8Illustration for The Iron Door by Eric Arthur[1927]

Enlarged pencil illustration for cover of The Iron Door

Series: 4: Personal Materials
Photographs
22 /OS3Formal studio portraits of Pratt[195-]

2 large b&w photographs; both attributed to Ashley & Crippen, though one also attributed to Randolph Macdonald elsewhere

(Photos P1-2)
Collected works, artwork and poetry
22 /OS1Casting Caplin at Beach Cove, July '49 by J.C. PrattJuly 1949

Oil painting; inscription on reverse: J.C. Pratt was Grandfather of Christopher Pratt

22 /OS5Sperm Whaling: "The Capture” From an original drawing by Benjamin Russell. [19--?]

Print of original drawing by Benjamin Russell; label on housing: This work hung in E.J. Pratt's den at his home as long as his daughter Claire can remember

 

22 /OS7Hart House - University of Toronto by T.G. Greene[before 1964]

Print; inscription on recto: This is Dr. Pratt coming down the walk so jauntily, and in the car is Wilson MacDonald waiting to take him for a ride; Under the circumstances I felt you both should see the sketch, and since you need it greatly in view of the ominous forecast contained by the picture, I will add gratio, and very heartily, my somewhat mad wishes fo a merry Christmas and a happy new year - T? Davidson

Series: 5: Material about E.J. Pratt
Artefacts
22 /OS4Promotional poster for E.J. Pratt commemorative stamp1983

Enlarged promotional poster on wood backing for E.J. Pratt commemorative stamp depicting artwork by Claire Pratt

Artwork depicting Pratt
22 /OS2Sketch of E.J. Pratt by Grant Macdonald1947

Coloured pencil sketch of E.J. Pratt by Grant Macdonald

http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/collections/special_collections/f20_edwin_john_pratt

Box 23
Series: 4: Personal Materials
Artefacts
23 /OSAcademic gown and hood[1917?]

Hood and gown likely from his University of Toronto PhD graduation

The academic gown was donated by the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2014.

Box 24
Series: 4: Personal Materials
24 /OSHonorary hoods[1945-1961]

6 honorary hoods from various institutions where Pratt received honorary degrees

Box 25
Series: 4: Personal Materials
25Q.S.S.A. Golf trophies1938, 1940

2 Q.S.S.A. golf trophies, one for qualifying round winner (1940); both very fragile.

Box 26
Series: 4: Personal Materials
261Sperm Whale tooth[18--?]

Fragile, please handle with care

262Medals1911-1962

Medals relating to various honours, most in original presentation boxes, including: silver medal received with Bachelor of Arts degree for for standing second in his class (1911); Sandford Gold Medal he received with his Bachelor of Divinity degree (1913); Governor-General's Annual Literary Award medal (1937); Lorne Pierce Medal for Literature  (1940); Governor-General's Annual Literary Award medal (1940); Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St George medal badge (1946); University of Alberta's National Fine Arts Award medal (1952); Governor-General's Annual Literary Award medal (1952); Corporation of the City of Toronto Civic Award Medal (1959); Canada Council Medal (1962)   

Box 27
Series: 5: Material about E.J. Pratt
Manuscripts
27E.J. Pratt: The Master Years 1927-1964 by David G. Pitt[before 1987]

Typescript draft of biography on Pratt; with revised, amended, and additional pages (not incorporated into the manuscript) in a separate folder; undated

Box 28
Series: 5: Material about E.J. Pratt
28E.J. Pratt: The Master Years 1927-1964 by David G. Pitt [before 1987]

Typescript draft of biography on Pratt; with revised, amended, and additional pages incorporated into manuscript; includes letter of donation to Ms. Lila Laakso from Gerry, University of Toronto Press Editorial Department, dated January 7, 1988

Box 29
Series: 5: Material about E.J. Pratt
291Introduction by Peter Buitenhuis, ed. of Selected Poems of E. J. Pratt1967

Photocopied copy of typescript draft of the introduction to Selected Poems of E. J. Pratt, edited by Peter Buitenhuis (Toronto: Macmillan, 1968); includes typescript table of contents for the book; includes accompanying typescript letter to Claire Pratt from Diane, College-Medical Books Department of Macmillan, dated May 1, 1967

292-3E.J. Pratt: The Evolutionary Vision by Sandra Djwa[between 1972 and 1974]

Annotated typescript drafts of book regarding Pratt and his literary work; File 2 contains drafts of parts of book; draft of complete book in File 3 originally housed in duotang folder titled "E.J. Pratt | Sandra Djwa | January, 1972"

 

294The Poetry of E.J. Pratt: A New Interpretation by John Sutherland[between 1954 and 1956]

Annotated typescript draft of study of Pratt's poetry

Box 30
Series: 2: Literary Material
Other prose
30Microfilm rolls of Pratt's manuscripts [19--]

9 microfilm rolls of Pratt's manuscripts, including drafts of poems, radio broadcasts, drama, professional materials, and other prose in Boxes 1-10

Labels on microfilm rolls and contents of rolls incorrect

Series: 5: Material about E.J. Pratt
Theses
30Theses about Pratt[between 1957 and 1977]

12 microfilm rolls of copies of theses on E.J. Pratt;
Beckmann, Susan Alison: Pratt on Pratt: the prose commentaries of E.J. Pratt
Clark, James Murray: E.J. Pratt and the Will to Believe: an examination of his unpublished Clay and his poetry
Coles, Baxter Matthew: Man as Hero: a study of E.J. Pratt's concept of heroism
Conrad, Brother: The Dialectic of Love and Ferocity in the Shorter Poems of E.J. Pratt
Dorothy Marie, Sister: The Poetic Imagery of Edwin John Pratt
Gibbs, Robert J.: Aspects of Irony in the Poetry of E.J. Pratt
Helen Mahoney, Sister: Edwin John Pratt: Canadian poet
MacLeod, Denise Anne: The Narrative Technique of E.J. Pratt.
Mary Rosalinda, Sister: Brebeuf and his Brethren: a great Canadian poem
Mensch, Fred: Aspects of Heroism and Evolution in Some Poems by E.J. Pratt
Stonehewer, Lila Lavinia: An Interpretation of Symbols in the Work of E.J. Pratt
Thorpe, John B.: Man and Religion in the Poetry of E.J. Pratt.

For more information regarding individual microfilm rolls, see records in University of Toronto Libraries catalogue

30Two Catholic epics of the twentieth century: James McAuley's Captain Quiros and E.J. Pratt's Brebeuf and his Brethren by Peter R. Hunt. 1976

Microfiche copy of thesis on E.J. Pratt; includes 3 microfiche sheets with 222 images

For more information see University of Toronto Libraries catalogue record: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/2051057

Box 31
Series: 2: Literary Material
Poems, collected including drafts
314Blind and The Text of the Oath1978

Two poems, "Blind" and "The Text of the Oath" published posthumously in issue of Acta Victoriana, Centennial 1878-1978, Vol. 102, No. 2, Fall 1978, pp. 55; includes interview with Northrop Frye who speaks about Pratt (pp. 53-54)

Poems, individual including drafts
313From 'Dunkirk'October 1941

Excerpts of verses from Dunkirk, including "The Crew," "The Multipedes on the Roads," and "In the Skies"; Reproduced in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, Vol. LIX, No. 1, October 1941, pp. 10-15

313In MemoriamDecember 1919

Published in Acta Victoriana, War Supplement, December 1919, pp. 7

313The CachalotNovember 1925

Published in The Canadian Forum, Vol. VI, No. 62, November 1925, pp. 47-51

See also: notes: Box 1, Files 4, 5, 8; Box 2, File 15

313The Ice-FloesApril 1922

Published in The Canadian Forum, Vol. II, No. 19, April 1922, pp. 591-93

314The DecisionJanuary 1928

Printed in The London Mercury, Vol. XVII, No. 99, January 1928, pp. 244, edited by J.C. Squire

Fragile, handle with care

314The Lament of the Wets1963

Published in Douglas Library Notes, vol. XII, no. 2, Spring 1963; reproduction of verses cut from the published version of The Witches' Brew, but found in a typescript edition of the poem part of the Edith and Lorne Pierce Collection of Canadiana at Queen's University, and considered the sole extant copy of the original version of The Witches' Brew by Pratt

314The Manger Under the StarDecember 1938

Clipping of reproduction the cover design for the journal World Friends, which includes Pratt's poem "The Manger Under the Star"; Reproduced and published in The Canadian Historical Review, December 1938, pp. i

314The SubmarineDecember 1938

Published in The Canadian Forum, Vol. XVIII, No. 215, December 1938, pp. 274-75

314The Unromantic Moon1958

First publication of poem, "The Unromantic Moon," published in Canadian Author & Bookman, vol. 34, no. 1, Spring 1958, pp. 17; includes a short biography on Pratt on pp. 16

See also: Box 18, File 1 and Box 19, File 5, for drafts of the poem

Other prose
313Editorial, Acta VictorianaDecember 1923; October 1923

Published in Acta Victoriana, Vol. 48. No. 3, December 1923, pp. 16 [Pratt served as Literary Adviser.]; Portrait of Pratt in Editorials of Acta Victoriana, October 1923, incomplete

Series: 3: Professional Materials
Addresses, lectures, essays, and reviews
312Canadian Poetry – Past and PresentOctober 1938

Reprinted from the University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol. VIII, No. 1, October 1938

312The Decay of Romance1935

Published in Quill & Quire, Vol. 1, No. 3, Summer 1935, pp. 11

312The Scientific Character of PsychologyMarch 1913

Published in Acta Victoriana, Vol. XXXVII, No. 6, March 1913, pp. 300-304

Fragile, handle with care

Series: 4: Personal Materials
Photographs
315Convocation at the University of TorontoJune 13, 1914

Newspaper clipping from The Globe, dated Saturday, June 13, 1914, with photograph of E.J. Pratt as Mace-bearer during Convocation ceremony

Fragile, handle with care

Memorabilia
311Copies of Acta VictorianaApril 1913; June 1913; April 1914

3 issues of Acta Victoriana, one where Viola Whitney [Pratt] was part of editorial staff

Fragile, handle with care

Series: 5: Material about E.J. Pratt
Radio broadcasts
317Great Canadians as broadcast by W. Brock MacMurray, Headmaster, University of Toronto Schools1946

Complete radio broadcast series, "Great Canadians," by W. Brock MacMurray, where he discusses notable Canadians; Talk No. 38 - Series No. III on E.J. Pratt, originally broadcasted on June 15, 1947; originally housed in accompanying duotang

Reviews of Pratt’s works
316Edwin John Pratt by F.W. Watt[1958?]

Review of the second edition of Pratt's Collected Poems (Toronto: Macmillan, 1958) and Pratt's literary works reprinted from University of Toronto Quarterly; undated; with inscription "To Dr. E.J. Pratt, with best wishes, Frank Watt"

Addresses, articles, and tributes
316Acta Feature: E.J. Pratt1982

Feature on E.J. Pratt in Acta Victoriana, Vol. 106, No. 2, Spring 1982, pp.8-29; includes: articles on Pratt by Northrop Frye, Alexandra F. Johnston, Kathleen Coburn, and Ken MacLean; reproductions of his poetry; interview with Dr. Fred Stokes on Pratt; facsimiles of his notes, and reproductions of photographs of Pratt

316Brébeuf and His Brethren by the Editor [Father J.S. McGivern, S.J.]December 1966

Published in the Martyrs' Shrine Message, vol. 30, no. 4, December 1966, pp. 9-13

See also: Box 17, File 1 for additional copy

316Canadian Forum articlesSeptember 1958; June 1964

Clippings of 2 articles on Pratt published in The Canadian Forum: "Postprandial Thanks to E.J. Pratt (on his seventy-fifth birthday)" by Earle Birney, September 1958; "Ned Pratt's Funeral" by George Johnston, June 1964

316E.J. Pratt, Man and Poet: A Centennial Retrospective by Carolyn Meyer and Bruce Meyer1982

Published in University of Toronto Review, Vol. 6, Spring 1982, pp. 19-23; inscribed to Northrop Frye on pp. 19

316E.J. Pratt: A Major Contemporary Poet by John Sutherland1952

Published in issue of Northern Review, Vol. 5, Nos. 3-4, February-March & April-May 1952, pp. 36-64, devoted to E.J. Pratt; includes Pratt's poem "The Great Feud," pp. 3-35

316E.J. Pratt: One of Canada's Leading Poets by Arthur K. LeslieJune 1964

Published in The Atlantic Advocate, pp. 40-41; includes sections from various poems by Pratt

See also: Box 17, File 1 duplicate copy

316E.J. Pratt: the poet who gave Canada a voice by Grace LaneNovember 15, 1962

Typescript article and cover story printed in The United Church Observer, pp. 10-11, 40

See also: Box 15, File 12 for additional copies of article

316Laureate Uncrowned: A person study of E.J. Pratt by William Arthur Deacon1963

Published in The Canadian Author & Bookman, vol. 38, no. 3, Spring 1963, pp. 2, 20

316Literature (in English) by Carlyle KingMay 1950

Article on Canadian literature, which mentions Pratt; published in Food for Thought, Vol. 10, No. 8, May 1950, pp. 1-8

316Sugar and Spice: Remembering my Teachers by Bill SmileyApril 7, 1982

Photocopy of article mentioning Pratt, published in The Canadian Statesman, Bowmanville, April 7, 1982; inscription notes from Prof. C. Love)

316The Bard from Newfoundland: The story of Dr. E.J. Pratt by M. Helen McGrathNovember 1958

Published in The Atlantic Advocate, pp. 13-21

318A Tribute to a Poet: The Canada Council Medal for Dr. E.J. PrattMay 1962

Published in The Atlantic Advocate, Vol. 52, No. 9, May 1962, pp. 22-23; includes sections from various poems by Pratt

See also: Box 17, File 1 for additional copy

318Dr. E.J. Pratt: A Poet's Quarter-Century by Mary Lowrey RossFebruary 1, 1958

Typescript article published in Saturday Night, Vol. 73, No. 3, February 1, 1958, pp. 14-15, 35

See also: Box 17, File 1 for additional copy

318Edwin John PrattApril 4, 1964

Biography published in the Star Weekly, pp. 8

See also: Box 17, File 1 for additional copy

318Ned PrattFebruary 4-10, 1961

Article published in CBC Times, Vol. 13, No. 31, Feb. 4-10, summarizing an upcoming interview with Pratt on CBC-TV's "Close-Up"

318Ned Pratt - Poet by Thelma LacocqNovember 15, 1944

Published in Maclean's, Vol. 57, No. 22, November 15, 1944, pp. 15, 24, 26, 28

Fragile, handle with care

318The Master Poet, From medicine-maker to creator of epics by William FrenchAugust 4, 1962

Published in The Globe Magazine, pp. 9-11

See also: Box 15, File 12 for 2 additional copies, 2 incomplete

318Vic Report, Special: E.J. Pratt, A Poet and a Legend[1978]

Special edition of Vic Report, Vol. 7, No. 3, Summer Issue, on E.J. Pratt, includes articles by Northrop Frye, Robert C. Brandeis, and C.C. Love

See also: Box 15, File 12 for additional copy

Interviews
316An Experience of Life, The poet, E.J. Pratt interviewed by Ronald HambletonMarch 6-12,1955

First half of text of interview with E.J. Pratt conducted by Ronald Hambleton published in CBC Times, Vol. 1, No. 34, Mar. 6-12

See also: Box 15, File 11 for tearsheets from CBC Times with full interview

318The Frye InterviewMarch 1, 1978

Interview with Northrop Frye, where he discusses E.J. Pratt; published in The Strand, Vol. 20, No. 7, Wednesday, March 1, 1978, pp. 5-11

Exhibition catalogues and pamphlets
316Atlantic Studies1983

Pamphlet published by University of Toronto Press highlighting works on Atlantic Studies including the book E.J. Pratt on His Life and Poetry edited by Susan Gingell

Box 32
Series: 6: Audio-visual Recordings
Adaptions of Pratt’s works
321Brébeuf and His BrethrenSeptember 26, 1943

Dramatic radio adaption of E.J. Pratt's poem, Brébeuf and His Brethren (alternative title: Life and Death of John de Brébeuf); total program (60); CBC Ref. 430926-1D

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel

Pratt reading or discussing literary works and life
322E.J. Pratt reading his own poetry1949

Harvard Vocarium Records P-1124-27; recorded for the Poetry Room, Harvard College Library, 1949

2 audio cassettes

323Reminiscences of Newfoundland by Professor E.J. Pratt, C.M.G.January 27, 1949

Delivered at St. John’s, Newfoundland, Jan. 27, 1949 (CBC Ref. T-9915-24); and Address to St. John’ Rotary Club, 27 January 1949

2 audio cassettes

See also: Box 36 for audio discs

324Collected PoemsMarch 6, 1956

E.J. Pratt reading selections from his Collected Poems (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945), recorded March 1956

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel : 19 cm/sec (3 copies, one damaged)

325E.J. Pratt with Jed AdamsMay 1, 1958

A sound biography for "Assignment" produced by H.J. Boyle for the CBC, Toronto; recorded May 1, 1958

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel (31 min) : 19 cm/sec; 1 audio reel

 

326E.J. Pratt lecture on King LearDecember 15, 1960

Recorded December 15, 1960 in Old Victoria College Library

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel : 19 cm/sec (2 copies); copy 1: original tape records on track 3 only, do not lend this copy

327Close-Up (tv series), 1961February 7, 1961

E.J. Pratt discusses his life and works in an interview with J. Frank Willis. Topics included are his career as a teacher, his invention of a universal lung-healer, preaching, the subjects of his M.A. and PhD. thesis (demonology and Hell), his work in psychology, his pleasure at receiving the Companion of St. Michael and St. George, the writing of Brébeuf and His Brethren, being unofficial poet laureate, and how he spends his days. CBC Ref. 730410-1

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel

Recordings about Pratt
3222Biographical discussion on E.J. Pratt and his worksMay 1, 1976

Cassette #1: Side 1 - 1 May 1976 - University of Ottawa, Biographical discussion: Fred Cogswell, Ralph Gustafson, Carl Klink.; Side 2 - Continuation of side 1; cont. onto tape 2

Cassette #5: Side 1 - Cont. from Cass. 4, side 2 30 mins; Sude 2 - Cont. from side 1 - Paper the 1920 18 mins. 3:00 p.m.-4.15 p.m. - Brebeuf its source & critics. 12 mins. Cont.

Not to be published without permission of the speakers and Ottawa University

2 audio cassettes; Cassettes #2–4 are missing

Box 33
Series: 6: Audio-visual Recordings
Adaptions of Pratt’s works
33Recordings of poems by E.J. Pratt and others1981

Loose audio cassette with recordings of poems by E.J. Pratt, T.S. Eliot, Robinson Jeffers, Stephen Spender, and W.B. Yeats/Speaicrht

1 audio cassette

339The Cachalot1964

Dramatic adaptation of E.J. Pratt’s poem The Cachalot, CBC Stage Series, 1964 (CBC Ref. 640315-10[2]); with Opening Ceremonies of E.J. Pratt Memorial Room at Victoria University (continued from Box 36, Tape No. 15)

1 audio reel; 1 audio cassette (included with Box 36, No. 15)

3310Brébeuf and His BrethrenSeptember 26, 1967

Music and Musicians in Canada series, Music '67 series; musical dramatic pageant by Healey Willian, with text by E.J. Pratt, conducted by the composer, with David Ouchterlony at the organ, performed at the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Toronto (CBC Ref. 670926-7)

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel

See also: Box 18, File 10 for photocopies of readings from this production; Box 36 for audio disc of the production

Pratt reading or discussing literary works and life
338E.J. Pratt Readings on “CBC Wednesday Night”February 6, 1963

Recorded February 6, 1963

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel (30 min) : 19 cm/sec (2 copies)

Recordings about Pratt
3311Dinner given by Victoria University in honour of E.J. Pratt on the occasion of his retirementOctober 10, 1953

Complimentary dinner to Dr. E.J. Pratt; speakers include: Mrs. E.J. Pratt, Prof. N. Frye, Mr. W. Brockington

1 audio cassette (2 copies); 2 audio reels (33 min) : 9.5 cm/sec (2 copies each)

3312A Profile of Canadian Poet E.J. Pratt by C. NoseworthyApril 1, 1958

Recorded by VOCM, St. John’s, Newfoundland, April 1, 1958

1 audio cassette

See also: Box 36 for audio discs

3313CBC Wednesday Night Programme in honour of Pratt's 75th birthdayApril 1, 1958

Edited and narrated by Lister Sinclair; included in the programme are: Sidney Smith, Earle Birney, David Pitt, and Northrop Frye

1 audio reel (31 min) : 19 cm/sec (2 copies)

3314Service of Commemoration for E.J. PrattApril 28, 1964

Recorded at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto, April 28, 1964

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel : 4.75 cm/sec; 1 audio reel (44 min) : 9.5 cm/sec

Box 34
Series: 6: Audio-visual Recordings
Adaptions of Pratt’s works
3423Prof. E.J. Pratt's Poem "The Icefloes"1955

Recorded by Whitefield Laite of Trinity

1 audio reel : 19 cm/sec

Box 50. Two unidentified sound tape reels

Recordings about Pratt
3415Opening Ceremonies of E.J. Pratt Memorial Room at Victoria UniversityOctober 15, 1964

Recording of the ceremonies opening the E.J. Pratt Memorial Room at Victoria University Library on Oct. 15, 1964. Dr. A.B.B. Moore, President of Victoria University, Dr. Northrop Frye, Dr. Leonard W. Brockington, Mrs. Viola Pratt, and Margaret Ray are all heard. (CBC Ref. 641015-4)

2 audio cassettes (includes Box 33, No. 9); 1 audio reel (continued on Box 33, Tape No. 9)

3416The naming of the E.J. Pratt LibraryMarch 7, 1968

Speakers: A.B.B. Moore, R.S. Mills, Mrs. Viola Pratt, J.E. Hodgetts, J.W. Grant, Miss L.D. Fraser; recorded March 7, 1968

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel (35 min) : 9.5 cm/sec (2 copies)

3417E.J. Pratt RememberedJanuary 16, 1978

By Robert Patchell, Grace Irwin, David Knight, Christopher Love; moderated by Alexandra Johnston; recorded at the Wymilwood Music Room, Victoria University, Toronto

1 audio cassette (2 copies); gift of the Canada Week Committee

3419Pratt Centenary Lecture by Northrop FryeNovember 25, 1982

Recorded live, 12 noon - 1:00 pm, Thursday, November 25, 1982, Room 3, New Academic Building, Victoria College, Toronto

1 audio cassette (2 copies); 1 audio reel : 9.5 cm/sec

3420Professor Millar MacLure talks about E.J. Pratt on “CBC Anthology" Programme[before 1990]

Undated

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel (16 min) : 19 cm/sec (2 copies)

Box 35
Series: 6: Audio-visual Recordings
Pratt reading or discussing literary works and life
35E.J. Pratt Reading His Own Poetry1949

Harvard Vocarium Records P-1124-27. As originally recorded for The Poetry Room, Harvard College Library; disc 1 includes: from The Cachelot, "The Shark," "Sea-Gulls," and "The History of John Jones"; disc 2 includes: from Brébeuf and His Brethren: "His Letter to the Priests in France," "The Passion and Death of Brébeuf," and "Lalémont"

2 audio discs : analog, 78 rpm, microgroove (disc 1: 9 copies; disc 2: 8 copies)

For UTL catalogue record: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/2011487

Box 36
Series: 6: Audio-visual Recordings
Adaptions of Pratt’s works
36Brébeuf and His BrethrenNovember 30, 1943

Recorded at Toronto by a.e.

1 audio disc : analog, 78 rpm. ; 30 cm

For UTL catalogue record: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/3132193

36Brébeuf and His Brethren [between 1967 and 1968]

By Dr. E.J. Pratt, Music by Dr. Healey Willan, Narration by Jean Cavall, At the organ Dr. David Ouchterlony at the organ, The combined gallery choirs of the churches of St. Mary Magdalene and Timothy Eaton Memorial; Recorded at TBC Recorded Limited

2 audio discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo ; 30 cm (2 copies)

See also: Box 18, File 10 for photocopies of readings from this production; Box 33, Tape no. 10 for an audio cassette and audio reel of production

For UTL catalogue record: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/2706463

36DunkirkNovember 11, 1941

Recorded by L.W. Brockington, K.C.

1 audio disc : analog, 78 rpm, microgroove ; 30 cm

For UTL catalogue record: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/3573524

Pratt reading or discussing literary works and life
36Reminiscences of Newfoundland by Professor E.J. Pratt, C.M.G.January 27, 1949

Delivered at St. John’s, Newfoundland, Jan. 27, 1949 (CBC Ref. T-9915-24)

5 audio discs : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 25 cm

For UTL catalogue record: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/2872638

See also: Box 32, Tape No. 3 for audio cassette

Recordings about Pratt
36A Profile of Canadian Poet E.J. Pratt by C. NoseworthyApril 1, 1958

Recorded by VOCM, St. John’s, Newfoundland, April 1, 1958

3 audio discs (54 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 30 cm (disc 1: 4 copies; disc 2: 3 copies; disc 3:  4 copies)

For UTL catalogue record: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/2838549

See also: Box 33, Tape no. 12 for audio cassette

36E.J. Pratt TributeFebruary 21, 1963

Recorded for CBC Wednesday Night in Toronto (CBC Ref. 62341-A-LP)

1 audio disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 30 cm

For UTL catalogue record: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/3132001

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