Correspondence

Title: Correspondence
Dates of Material:
[19]03-1967
Extent:
28.4 cm textual records
Scope and content

Series consists of correspondence with colleagues and friends, such as Pelham Edgar, Edward Killoran Brown, Martha Eugenie Perry, and Desmond Pacey; correspondence with his wife, Viola Pratt (1924-1955), and his daughter, Claire Pratt (1933–1959); correspondence with family members, including brothers James Charles Spurgeon [Jim] and Calvert Coates [Cal] Pratt; and birthday cards and telegrams

Previously recorded but missing: 2 outgoing letters to Peggy Brown, dated 1951 (originals with photocopies); 1 incoming letter from C.A. Chant. dated 1940 (photocopy); 1 incoming letter from James Reaney, dated 1954 (photocopy); various letters from Brother Conrad

NOTE(S)
Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of series.

Finding aids

File list available (see below).

Extent

The series is stored in 9 boxes.

BOX FILE TITLE YEAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Box 10
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

Box 12
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
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
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

Box 17
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

Box 18
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

Box 19
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, 

Box 20
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
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

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