Material about E.J. Pratt

Title: Material about E.J. Pratt
Dates of Material:
1923-2000
Extent:
42.7 cm textual records
10 photographs: b&w
15 photographs: col.
1 ink drawing
2 pencil drawings
3 printed drawings
12 reels of microfilm
3 sheets of microfiche
2 artefacts

Series consists of materials regarding E.J Pratt's works and life, including correspondence, articles, tributes, theses, and poems, reviews of his literary works, radio broadcasts, manuscripts of Pratt biographies, and other material including programs for events in his honour, photographs of events in honour of Pratt, and artwork depicting Pratt

Previously recorded but missing: photocopied letter from Moffat St. Andrew Woodside to A.B.B. Moore; photocopied letter from Robert F. Chisholm to A.B.B. Moore; annotated typescript of article "Between the temple and the cave: the poetry of E.J. Pratt" by Desmond Pacey; tear-sheets of article "E.J. Pratt–1883–1964" by Jay Macpherson

NOTE(S)
Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of the series.

Finding aids

File list available (see below).

Extent

The series is contained in 14 boxes.

BOX FILE TITLE YEAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Box 11
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 14
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
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 17
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
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
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 21
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
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 27
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
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
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
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
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

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