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George S. McTavish, Jr.- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from George S. McTavish discussing how he has not received word from any friends during his hospital stay and how he is impatient to be released. Correspondence sent from Victoria, British Columbia to Robert Bell.

George S. McTavish, Jr.- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from George S. McTavish discussing his work prospect of managing Fort Halkett and looking forward to receiving some photos through the post from Dr. Bell. Correspondence sent from Cassiar, British Columbia to Robert Bell.

George S. McTavish, Jr.- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from George S. McTavish discussing his future plans for work, possibly in British Columbia. McTavish also writes that he had the honor of driving some ladies around the town of Winnipeg. Correspondence sent from Winnipeg, Manitoba to Robert Bell.

George S. McTavish, Jr.- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from George S. McTavish discussing his travel plans to Toronto and reporting to Winnipeg. McTavish also writes that he has a good chance at joining the Service. Correspondence sent from Montreal, Quebec to Robert Bell.

George S. McTavish, Jr.- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from George S. McTavish regarding a shipwreck that resulted in a loss of provisions for the upcoming winter. McTavish and others were able to assist with getting the crew and passengers to shore safely. Correspondence sent from York Factory, Manitoba to Robert Bell.

George Simpson McTavish, Jr. Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from George Simpson McTavish Junior. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding McTavish's work with Hudson's Bay Company, and as manager at a cannery in British Columbia. Correspondence sent from various places such as York Factory, Winnipeg, and Victoria.

Granville Stanley Hall Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from G. Stanley Hall. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding puberty rites among the Cree. Incoming correspondence sent from Worcester, Massachusetts to Robert Bell. G. Stanley Hall (1844-1924) was an American psychologist who is commonly known as the founder of child psychology and educational psychology. In 1889, Hall became the first president of Clark University and kept that position until 1920. More information on G. Stanley Hall can be found in the "New World Encyclopedia": http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/G._Stanley_Hall.

A. Calder- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from A. Calder regarding Dr. Bell’s estimate enquiry amounting to between $125-$150, depending on the supply and demand of horses. Conditions of the roads are estimated to not be too bad. Correspondence sent from Winnipeg, Manitoba to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

A. Calder Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from A. Calder. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding an estimate for a carriage. Correspondence sent from Winnipeg, Manitoba to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Alex Matheson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from Alex Matheson mentioning that Dr. Bell is now a member of the Ontario Mining Commission Board. Invoice for Dr. Bell of $27.22. Correspondence sent from Rat Portage, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Alex Matheson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from Alex Matheson regarding an outstanding account balance. Correspondence sent from Rat Portage, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Alex Matheson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from Alex Matheson regarding building canoes and the delays due to winter weather. Correspondence sent from Rat Portage, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Alex Matheson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from Alex Matheson discussing provisions, canoes, and the mining industry in Manitoba. Correspondence sent from Rat Portage, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Alex Matheson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from Alex Matheson discussing provisions, canoes, and the mining industry in Manitoba. Correspondence sent from Rat Portage, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Alex Matheson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from Alex Matheson explaining the delay in responding to Dr. Bell's questions regarding the habits of animals. He was not able to send a response because the most reliable hunters were not yet in. Correspondence sent from Rat Portage, Ontario to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Alex Matheson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from Alex Matheson regarding his search for a book for Dr. Bell. Correspondence sent from West Lynne, Manitoba to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Alexander Matheson Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from Alexander Matheson. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding provisions, accounts, goods, and fauna. Correspondence sent from Rat Portage, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec. Alexander Matheson (1844-1904) was a fur trader and entered the Hudson's Bay Company's service in 1861. At the time of his correspondence to Dr. Bell, Matheson was the manager at Rat Portage, now Kenora. More information on Alexander Matheson can be found on the Manitoba Historical Society's website.

F. Buller

Incoming correspondence from F. Buller regarding missing books. Correspondence sent from St. Catherine Street, Montreal, Quebec to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal.

F. Buller Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from F. Buller. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding missing books. Correspondence sent from Montreal, Quebec to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

D. F. MacDonald- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from D. F. MacDonald discussing items belonging to Dr. Bell that are missing or stolen. Correspondence sent from Parry Sound, Ontario to the Geological Survey Headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

D. F. MacDonald Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from A. MacDonald. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding missing items belonging to Dr. Bell. Correspondence sent from Parry Sound, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S.K. Parson requesting the return of a map showing the mouth of Moose River. Parson also writes that there was a measles outbreak resulting in 126 deaths. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S. K. Parson trying to recall the events of the "Hannah Bay massacre", in which a shooting took place. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S. K. Parson regarding unpaid shipping charges. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S. K. Parson noting the arrival of specimens from London and charges due. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S. K. Parson regarding shipment of specimens. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S.K. Parson discussing missing someone due to the wreck of the “Labrador”, and having escaped the smallpox outbreak. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S. K. Parson discussing his displeasure with having to serve jury duty. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S. K. Parson apologising that his daughter did not thank Dr. Bell for her Christmas gift. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S.K. Parson discussing a map of Moose River he sketched for Dr. Bell and not making corrections on the topography because he did not trust himself to make them from memory. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S. K. Parson noting that his son has been ill with diphtheria. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S.K. Parson who writes to say he has enclosed the remaining $54.83 owed to Dr. Bell. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S.K. Parson regarding accounts against Dr. Bell, but were already paid and collected. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S.K. Parson describing a trip to Winnipeg. Correspondence sent from Moose Factory, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S.K. Parson discussing a ship that sunk at York, but everyone made it on shore safely. Parson also provides his candid opinion about documents that got mixed up involving the Bishop and appointed Secretary. Correspondence sent from Moose Factory, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S.K. Parson discussing payments given by Dr. Bell for covering wages and supplies. Correspondence sent from Moose Factory, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from S. K. Parson. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding business, family, events in the area, and accounts. Correspondence sent from Moose Factory, Winnipeg, and Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

A. MacDonald- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from A. MacDonald noting provisions left at a location had been stolen. Correspondence sent from the Hudson's Bay Company, Fort Albany to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

A. MacDonald- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from A. MacDonald discussing the firing of a manager who used company flour and oatmeal for personal use. Correspondence sent from the Hudson's Bay Company, Fort Albany to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec. Note on the letter indicates it was received at Fort Garry on 19 July 1873.

A. MacDonald Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from A. MacDonald. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding supplies and provisions. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay Company Fort Albany to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

G. S. McConnell- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from G. S. McConnell discussing Dr. Bell's upcoming visit. Correspondence sent from Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

G. S. McConnell- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from G. S. McConnell discussing land held and the possibility of an inspection and report. States that he is sorry he was not present when Mr. Purcell visited the area. Correspondence sent from Touchwood Hills, Saskatchewan to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

G. S. McConnell- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from G. S. McConnell discussing sections of land available. Correspondence sent from Touchwood Hills, Saskatchewan to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

G. S. McConnell- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from G. S. McConnell discussing his willingness to take on work as resident manager while retaining his current position. Correspondence sent from Touchwood Hills, Saskatchewan to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

G. S. McConnell- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from G. S. McConnell discussing sections of land at Round Plains and expectations to open a telegraph office in one month's time. Correspondence sent from Touchwood Hills, Saskatchewan to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

G. S. McConnell Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from G. S. McConnell. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding land use and settlements in the Touchwood Hills area. Correspondence sent from Touchwood Hills and Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Walton Haydon- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from Walton Haydon asking for help in finding work on a survey. Correspondence sent from East Selkirk, Manitoba to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Walton Haydon- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from Walton Haydon asking for help in obtaining a position on a survey in the next year. Correspondence sent from East Selkirk, Manitoba to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Walton Haydon- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from Walton Haydon discussing specimens. Discusses the dry spring and lack of butterflies for study. Correspondence sent from Moose Factory, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Walton Haydon Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from Walton Haydon. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding specimen studies and finding survey work. Correspondence sent from Moose Factory, Ontario and East Selkirk, Manitoba to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Walton Haydon entered the Hudson's Bay Company's service in 1877 and was an amateur collector of natural history. More information on Walton Haydon can be found in the HBC Archives.

William Armstrong- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from William Armstrong requesting information on the best routes between Michipicoten and Moose Factory for sketching in the spring. Correspondence sent from Toronto, Ontario to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

William Armstrong- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from William Armstrong discussing frustration with the advisory board for not displaying some of his sketches. Correspondence sent from Toronto to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

William Armstrong Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from William Armstrong. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding drawings and sketches. Correspondence sent from Toronto, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec. William Armstrong (1822-1914) immigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1851. He was a railway engineer and enjoyed painting and sketching. More information on William Armstrong can be found in the Canadian Encyclopaedia.

Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from various associates. Letters describe a wide range of events and activities including managing trading posts, personal life, survey work, and specimen study. Most letters were written in locations across Canada and sent to Dr Bell at the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Robert Bell collection

  • QE 22 B45 A4
  • Collection
  • 1872-1911

The collection contains correspondence, field notes, and receipts that pertain to Robert Bell. This collection is organized into two series. The correspondence in Series 1 are arranged by name of correspondent. Most correspondence are incoming letters to Dr Bell sent to the Geological survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, from locations across Canada . The field notes in Series 2 are arranged chronologically.

Bell, Robert

Supporting Materials

File consists of documentation and correspondence related to the description of and research on the Dorothy Livesay Fonds done in the 1970s. These records can be used to proved context on the acquisition and arrangement of Livesay's records.

Correspondence regarding Contemporary Verse

Letter written by Alan Crawley, editor of Contemporary Verse. It is addressed to Mr. Gregory, who was probably a subscriber of the poetry magazine. The letter highlights the praise and reviews that Contemporary Verse has received, outlines how it is fulfills a certain niche in the Canadian poetry landscape, and asks for continued continued subscription. Dorothy Livesay is listed as part of the publishing committee, along with Floris Clark McLaren, Doris Ferne, and Anne Marriott. The letter is undated.

Crawley, Alan

1951 (January-October)

This file contains 7 letters:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 9 January 1951.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 13 March 1951.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Frank Flemington) dated 6 April 1951.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 26 June 1951.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 12 September 1951.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Lorne Pierce dated 14 September 1951.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 1 October 1951.

1950 (March-December)

This file contains 11 letters, a write-up for "Call My People Home", and a review list:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 20 March 1950.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 7 June 1950.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Enid Thornton) dated 17 July 1950.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 24 August 1950.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Frank Flemington dated 21 September 1950.
Copy of write-up for the chapbook publication of "Call My People Home".
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Frank Flemington) dated 16 October 1950.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 25 October 1950.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 17 November 1950.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Frank Flemington) dated 21 November 1950.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 27 November 1950 (review list for "Call My People Home" attached).
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 5 December 1950.

1949 (November-December)

This file contains 3 letters and a review list:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 7 November 1949.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 1 December 1949.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 23 December 1949 (review list for 'The Collected Poems of Raymond Knister' attached).

1948 (February-November)

This file contains 7 letters, a royalty statement, and a postage receipt.
Royalty Statement from Ryerson Press for period 1 March 1947-29 February 1948.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 6 April 1948.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Fred(?) Ellins) dated 13 April 1948 (statement of balance with Ryerson Press attached.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Fred(?) Ellins) dated 23 April 1948.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 20 April 1948 (announcement of "Dorothy Livesay Wins Royal Society Medal" attached).
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 26 May 1948.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Fred(?) Ellins) dated 28 September 1948.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Fred(?) Ellins) dated 9 November 1948.
Postage receipt from Ryerson Press for order of 'Poems for People' dated 5 November 1948.

1947 (March-November)

This file contains 12 letters and a postage receipt:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by W.E. Barlow) dated 20 March 1947.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Frank Flemington) dated 2 April 1947.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Frank Flemington) dated 18 April 1947.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 1 May 1947 (review list for 'Poems for People' attached).
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 8 May 1947.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 23 May 1947.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Frank Flemington) dated 2 June 1947.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Frank Flemington) dated 11 June 1947.
Postage receipt from Ryerson Press for order of 'Poems for People', 'East of the City', and 'At the Long Sault' dated 23 June 1947.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 27 June 1947.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 10 September 1947.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 12 September 1947.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 19 November 1947.

1946 (January-December)

This file contains 4 letters and 2 postage receipts:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 7 January 1946.
Postage Receipt from Ryerson Press for order of 'Day and Night' dated 22 October 1946.
Postage Receipt from Ryerson Press for order of 'As Ten as Twenty', 'The White Centre', and 'Day and Night' dated 3 December 1946.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 10 December 1946.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 18 December 1946.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 23 December 1946.

1945 (January-December)

This file contains 13 letters and and a newsclipping:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 3 January 1945.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 15 January 1945.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 10 March 1945.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 15 March 1945 (copy of letter from 'The Globe and Mail' addressed to Haultain attached).
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 20 March 1945.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 27 March 1945.
Newsclipping from 'The Vancouver Daily Province' of Livesay winning Governor-General's Medal dated 31 March 1945.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 17 April 1945.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 24 September 1945.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 16 October 1945.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 27 October 1945.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 23 November 1945.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 14 December 1945.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 26 December 1945.

1968 (February-December)

This file contains 32 letters, a draft of the forward for 'The Documentaries', and a review list:
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Frank Flemington dated 22 February 1968.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to George Truss dated 16 April 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Robin Farr) dated 7 March 1968.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Robin Farr dated 13 March 1968 (draft of forward for 'The Documentaries' attached).
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by George Truss) dated 17 April 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by George Truss) dated 19 April 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Robin Farr) dated 22 April 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by George Truss) dated 24 April 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Robin Farr) dated 3 May 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Robin Farr) dated 17 May 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by George Truss) dated 17 May 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Patricia Pierce) dated 27 May 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Georgeanna Hamilton) dated 18 June 1968.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Robin Farr dated 24 June 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Robin Farr) dated 28 June 1968.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Robin Farr dated 30 June 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Robin Farr) dated 4 July 1968.
Letter form Livesay (not signed) to Robin Farr dated 9 July 1968.
Letter form Livesay (not signed) to Robin Farr dated 14 July 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Avo Erisahn(?)) dated 9 August 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Robin Farr) dated 15 August 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Avo) dated 19 September 1968.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Georgeanna Hamilton dated 20 September 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Georgeanna Hamilton) dated 25 September 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Avo) dated 30 September 1968,
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Georgeanna Hamilton) dated 25 October 1968.
Letter from Robin Farr (signed) dated 3 November 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Georgeanna Hamilton) dated 6 November 1968 (review list for 'The Documentaries' attached).
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Robin Farr) dated 15 November 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Georgeanna Hamilton) dated 15 November 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Georgeanna Hamilton) dated 26 November 1968.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Avo) dated 24 December 1968.

1944 (January-December)

This file contains 15 letters:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Frank Flemington) dated 21 January 1944.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Frank Flemington) dated 2 March 1944.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 17 April 1944.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 9 May 1944.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 16 May 1944.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 1 June 1944.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 15 June 1944.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 26 June 1944.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 8 August 1944.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 22 August 1944.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 6 September 1944.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 19 September 1944.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 4 October 1944.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 6 December 1944.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 14 December 1944.

1967 (January-November)

This file contains 42 letters, a postage receipt, a review list, an advertisement, and a write-up:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 4 January 1967.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Earle Toppings dated 9 January 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 12 January 1967.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Earle Toppings dated 16 January 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 17 January 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 31 January 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Georgeanna Hamilton) dated 13 February 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 21 February 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 23 February 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by George Truss) dated 24 February 1967.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Roy dated 27 February 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 2 March 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by George Truss) dated 7 March 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 22 March 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 22 March 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Georgeanna Hamilton) dated 22 March 1967.
Postage receipt from Ryerson Press for order of 'Selected Poetry-Dorothy Livesay' dated 20 March 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by George Truss) dated 29 March 1967.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to George Truss dated 31 March 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 6 April 1967.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Earle Toppings dated 7 April 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by George Truss) dated 11 April 1967.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Earle Toppings dated 11 April 1967.
Review list for 'The Unquiet Bed'.
Advertisement example for magazines for 'The Unquiet Bed'.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Enid Thornton) dated 13 April 1967.
Letter from Charlie Boylan to Earle Toppings dated 14 April 1967.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Earle Toppings dated 15 April 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 17 April 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 20 April 1967.
Letter and copy of same letter from Livesay(?) (not signed) to Earle Toppings dated 21 April 1967.
Letter from Livesay (signed) to Earle Toppings dated 22 April 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 8 May 1967.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to George Truss dated 14 May 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by George Truss) dated 16 May 1967 (write-up of 'The Unquiet Bed' and other poetry books by Donald Phillipson attached).
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 29 May 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 9 June 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by George Truss) dated 14 July 1967.
Letter (second page) from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) date unknown.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to George Truss dated 25 July 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by George Truss) dated 31 July 1967.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to George Truss dated 4 August 1967(?).
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by George Truss) dated 15 August 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 17 August 1967.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 8 November 1967.

1966 (April-December)

This file contains 34 letters and a write-up:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 14 April 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Campbell Hughes) dated 10 May 1966.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Campbell Hughes dated 15 May 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 15 June 1966.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Earle Toppings dated 16 June 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 17 June 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 23 June 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 27 June 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 27 June 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 8 July 1966.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Earle Toppings dated 12 July 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 19 July 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 22 July 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 3 August 1966.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Earle Toppings dated 1966?.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 9 August 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 7 September 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 7 September 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 20 September 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 21 September 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 23 September 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 26 September 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Campbell Hughes) dated 6 October 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 6 October 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by George Truss) dated 18 October 1966.
Write-up for 'The Unquiet Bed' from Ryerson Press.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to George Truss dated 20 October 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Frank Flemington) dated 27 October 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by George Truss) dated 27 October 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 18 November 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 28 November 1966 (copies of letters from Earle Toppings to Roy Kiyooka and Edith McCarthy attached).
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 5 December 1966.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 15 December 1966.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Earle Toppings dated 'Sunday the 17th, 1966?'.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 22 December 1966.

1965 (March-November)

This file contains 8 letters:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 29 March 1965.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Earle Toppings dated 4 April 1965.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 7 May 1965.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Earle Toppings dated 9 May 1965.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Earle Toppings dated 16 June 1965.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Betty Henley) dated 18 June 1965.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 18 June 1965.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 15 November 1965.

1964 (June-July)

This file contains 4 letters:
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to the Royalties Dept. of Ryerson Press dated 4 June 1964.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by A.E. Herbert) dated 8 June 1964.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to the Editor of Ryerson Press dated 20 June 1964.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Earle Toppings) dated 14 July 1964.

1959 (April-August)

This file contains 8 letters:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 20 April 1959 (and photocopy of same letter).
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by M.(?) Daly) dated 30 April 1959.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 22 May 1959.
Letter fro Livesay (not signed) to Lorne Pierce dated 27 April 1959.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by (?)) dated 19 May 1959.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Lorne Pierce dated 14 June 1959.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 19 June 1959.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 20 August 1959.

1957 (January-May)

This file contains 4 letters and an advertisement:
Advertisement for 'Selected Poems of Dorothy Livesay, 1926-1956' from Ryerson Press.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 26 February 1957.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 4 April 1957.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 15 April 1957.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Elsinore Haultain) dated 1 May 1957.

1956 (May-December)

This file contains 5 letters:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 23 May 1956.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Lorne Pierce dated 25 August 1956.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 13 September 1956.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Frank Flemington) dated 17 October 1956.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Frank Flemington) dated 12 November 1956.

1954 (February-April)

This file contains 2 letters:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Enid Thornton) dated 10 February 1954.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Enid Thornton) dated 2 April 1954.

1953 (January-September)

This file contains 4 letters:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 28 January 1953.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Lorne Pierce dated 19 June 1953.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 2 July 1953.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 8 September 1953.

1952 (May-September)

This file contains 3 letters:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 12 May 1952.
Letter from Livesay (not signed) to Lorne Pierce dated 14 May 1952.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 25 September 1952.

1928; 1939; and1943

This file contains 6 letters:
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 14 September 1928.
Letter from The Canadian Bookman (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 23 April 1939.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 1 July 1939.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 21 September 1943.
Letter from Ryerson Press (signed by Lorne Pierce) dated 22 December 1943.
Letter from Dorothy Livesay (not signed) dated 29 December 1943.

Correspondence with Ryerson Press

Series includes business correspondence between Ryerson Press and Dorothy Livesay. Most letters are from various editors and managers regarding the publishing and publicity of Livesay's works. There are also copies of letters written by Livesay to various people at Ryerson Press. Correspondents include Lorne Pierce, Frank Flemington, Elsinore Haultain, Fred(?) Ellins, Enid Thornton, Earle Toppings, Campbell Hughes, George Truss, Georgeanna Hamilton, and Robin Farr. Correspondence is arranged chronologically.
Series also includes miscellaneous items such as newsclippings, postage receipts, royalty statements, review lists, and advertisements.

Exercise Book: Written by D.K. Livesay; Commenced 1927; Finished 1931; FINIS

Notebook of Livesay's poetry written in the years 1927 to 1931.
Poems found within EB:
"Sign Post"
"Seasonal"
"Organ"
"Afterthought (Consideration)"
"Such Silence"
Things hurt, quite suddenly...
"The Snare"
"Puritan"
"Sonnet II"
'Of Eustacia, who Drowned Herself"
"Masquerade"
"Legend"
"Pastoral (Prince Edward Island)"
I shall be afraid of mountains...
"Refuge"
"Impression"
"The Lake"
This defeating power of life...
"Emergence"
"The Sitter"
"Reality"
"Cinquain"
"Snow Burial"
"Interpretation"
"A Dream"
"Sonnet III"
"Sonnet IV"
"Song"
"Impossibility"
"Epistle"
"Ironic Night"
Tenacious faith / Is her epitaph...
"Pioneer"
"Vandal"
"The Lover"
"Green Rain"
"Romanticism"
Sun through the winter's dust...
"Symbols"
"A Bystander at Golgotha"
"The Choice"
"To the Last Pioneer"
He often stood and watched how the snow fell...
"Song to Myself"
"Snare"
"Going to Sleep"
"Emily Dickinson"
How many of us have learned, with Orpheus...
I have not found / In any dark place hidden in the woods...
"A Confidence"
"Enchantment"
Capture the rose and let it die...
Let this suffice / Your bitterness...
The earth is my lover...
However fast I run...
There was a beating of air, / Wings flashed,...
"Testament"
"Of Seasons"
"Aliens"
Now the dark sky is islanded...
"The Seeker"
"The Clearing"
"Haunted House"
Woman and instrument become one song...
"Journey"
"Summer"
"Spring"
Out of my dreams / Come thoughts the wind must whisper...
I am abandoned, who once was proud,...
"Sonnet"
"September"
"Epitaph"
"September Rain"
"Personalities"
Because of this and this--...
"Sesame"
"Youth"
If I should die this night...
"The Stranger"
This sing with joy...
"Retreat"
"Adventure"
"Astronomers"
"The Unbeliever" / "Accusation"
"Old Song"
"This Wisdom"
"Sheila"
"Staccato"
"City Night"
I confess I'll wear a smiling face...
"Samaritans"
"Secrets"
"Of Battles"
"Tokens"
"Weapons"
"For Archibald Lampman"
"And Even Now"
"Song"
"In the Street"
"Resurrection"
"Blindness"
What way can my distress...
"Perversity"
"Alienation"
"Climax"
"The Room"
"Chained" / "The Aliens"
"Decree"
"A Song for Ophelia"
O spring, hold back a little while...
"Interrogation"
Everyone says / "Believe!"...
"Eurydice"
"Envoy (To N.E.W.)"
"Perversity (ii)"
'The Prisoner"
"Question"
"Time of Year (For M.E.W.)"
I must have trembled, then, because the storm...
"The Challenge"
"Doubt"
"The Portraits"
"Winter"
"Edward Thomas"
Now I am starved for sun, and need...
"Wilderness Stone"
"Ask of the Winds"
"Assertion"
"The Accursed"
"Sonnet for Ontario"
"The Difference"
"In the Grass"
I cried when I found something lovely...
"Sonnet"
"Moments (Fragments)"
"Astronomy"
Be thou then, the lamp...
No ground is alien to my eyes...
"Song for Solomon"
"No kiss"
"Let us climb the tower," you said...
"Neighbourhood"
"Summer"
"I was Surprised" / "Time"
"Song for Departure"
"Afterthought"
"What is it?" so I tried...
"If it were Easy"
"Time" / "Time II"
"Fable"
"Not Love (For N.A.B.)"
"The Peasants"
"September Morning"
"The Price"
"Recompense"
"Supplication"
"Companions"
"Daedalus"
"Postscript"
"Northern Loon"
"Habit"
"Stung"
"Absence"
"Pioneer"
"Crossroads"
"Street Lamp"
"Dust"
"Guest"
What virtue is there in the night...
"Retrospect"
"Memory"
"I was not Indiscreet"
"Morning Song"
"For N.E.W."
"In the South"
"Sun"
"I Dreamed at First"
"Sea Flowers"
"Hibernate"
"Release"
If we rest motionless as any star...
"Discovery"
Not in the country did I hear...
"I Saw my Thought"
"Surfeit"
"Discovery"
"Morning"
"Gardening"
'Echo (Edge of the World)"
"Farewell I"
"Farewell II"
I know not death, although...
"Constancy"
"Sanctuary"
Glittering shadows of leaves flicker...
"Haunted"
"In the Wood" / "Babes in the Wood (M.E.W.)"
"Nothing can Change my Heart"
"Repulse"
I am not ashamed of loving you...
"I hate now, being alone"...
"If"
"If Looking Were Saying"
"Spring Song"
He shot a singing bird...
"Journey"
"Reiteration"
Strange girl, wanting / What you have not--...
"The Listener"
"Protest"
Earth was her vagrancies of time and mood...
It is too late to recall / The word unspoken...
"Another Spring"
Rain, let me your creature be...
When in despair--- the dark being waywardness...
I think I have not learned...
And I shall stand like autumn in the air...
To stand in sunlight is an easy thing...
You are my sun; not fire that strikes and sears...
"Always"
Once your voice sounded me...
My longing was a chain so holding me...
More lovely than you know...
Love me in the house, not in the wood,...
"Still-life"
I cannot sing; the song has gone...
Amazement! / I walk through the revolving doors...
Don't criticize me while the blood is hot...
The wind has broken in pieces again me...
The mirage of your love...
Shape me to your will...
Shake off the hours like petals, dream...
Let not our love grow mildewed, out of use...
"Jeune Menage"
"Dialogue"
"The Kiss"
"Flowers he feeds on, where no voice in heard"
I am merry; till I lie alone...
It's true, philosophies / Have never darkened me...
Shepherd of my delight...
"Primavera"

MSS: D. Livesay Her Book 1926-1927

Notebook of Livesay's poetry written in the years 1926 and 1927.
Poems found within MSS:
"Night Song"
"Possession"
"The Unfulfilled"
Only in music do I find rest...
"The Dreamer"
"The Prophetess"
Stung by fierce pride, she stood,...
"Poet's Song"
"At the Fair"
"Young Sleep"
I sought her on the mountains where the sun has set...
"Old Houses"
"Sonnet: An Imagined Conversation"
"Shower"
"Triolet"
"The Wind Sings"
"Remembrance"
"Love Crept so Sadly"
Come not too near me...
"Voice from the Storm"
"Disquietude"
My soul is the wind, the strong white wind...
"Epitaph" / "Wind in the rushes"
"In the Chapel"
"Barrier"
"The Besiegers"
"The Unwritten Letters"
"Bankrupt"
"Fireweed"
"Hate" / "Desire"
"The Woman who Lived Alone"
"Autumn"
"A Gardener"
"Helen"
"Thoughts from the Shore"
"The Listener: Sunday Morning"
"Fantasy"
"(The Builders) Ecstasy"
"Her Valentine"
"The Man of Destiny"
"(The Invincible)"
"In her Cupboard"
"The Marauders"
"In Winter"
"Melody"
"He who is Blind"
"Desire"
"Prayer to the Four Corners"
"Quest"
"Impuissance"
"Treasure"
"Messages"
"Conceit"
"The Priest"
"Prostitute"
"A Tale"
"Secret"
"Strophe"
"Landscape"
"Caution"
"Monologue"
"Sympathy"
"Connoisseur"
"Wraith"
"A Thief in Heaven"
"Houses: A Contrast"
"Bridal"
"The Godmother"
"Finis"
"Adventure"
"Portrait"
"Wedding?"
"Shadow"
"Phantasy in May"
"Meditations of a Thief"
"Song"
"Out of Loveliness"
"Epicurean Lady"
"Blind Song"
Dawn is a sigh of wind...
"Two Songs"
"The Intimates"
"Silhouettes"
"Song for a Runner"
"Finale"
"Primitive"
"Chinese"
"Prelude: Chopin"
"Madrigal"
"Sudden Awakening"
"Cinquain"
"Widow-woman"
"Etching"
"The Forsaken"
"Growth"
"The Gardener"
"Nostalgia"
"Hermit"
"Explanation"
If you think / This is not I...
"Confession"
"Song for Departure"
"A Boy in Bronze"
"To One Dying"
"Boswell"
"Exile"
"Analysis"
"Answer"
Never hesitate to say...
"Defiance"
"Monition"
"Madonna"
"Interim (Recess)"
"Transcendence"
"Autumn"
"Unkind Hokkus"
"Clarity"
"Cinquain"
"Song in Winter"
In arresting love / Before it has flown...
"The Wife"
"Pilgrim"
"Advent"
"Memorials"
"Fire and Reason"
"The Untouched"
"Thief"
"Philosophy"
"Hokku"
Nothing to tear the heart...
"Epitaph"

1971 (January-October)

"Canadiana" (ts/ms(2))
"Encounter" (ts(5)/ms)
"Middle-aged Complaint" (ts(3)/ms)
I lean against the door… (ts/ms)
My lids beached now… (ts(2)/ms(2))
"The Children's Letters" (ts/ms)
"On Cleaning a Chicken (For A.M. Klein)" (ts(4)/ms)
The pessimistic voice on the radio… (ts/ms)
It is getting late… (ts/ms)
"March 21" (ts(2)/ms)
"Osmosis" / "Art and Three Saints" (ts(3)/ms)
"The Woman Syndrome (For Annie)" (ts/ms)
"The Chilldown" (ts(2)/ms(2))
"Summer Landscape: Jasper" (ts(3)/ms)
"Meditations on the Great Bear Lake Meditations" / "Dream I" (ts(3)/ms)
"Outdoor Concert" / "The Guitarist" (ts(2)/ms)
"Summer Horizon, Edmonton" (ts/ms)
"Interiors" / "Future Perspective" (ts(3)/ms)

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