David Kent fonds

An inventory of his papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba
330 Elizabeth Dafoe LibraryWinnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Creator:
David Kent

Title:
David Kent fonds

Dates:
1980-2000

Quantity:
0.98 m of textual records; 0.045 m of electronic materials (21 hard floppy disks)

Identification:
MSS 366, EL 35, A.12-68

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Biography of David Kent

David A. Kent was born in Winnipeg in 1948 and did his undergraduate degree in history and English at the University of Winnipeg (1970). After completing his MA in English at Queen’s University, he taught at the University of British Columbia for two years (1971-1973) before doing a PhD at York in Toronto (1979). He began teaching at Centennial College in Toronto in 1978 and retired at the end of 2011. He has been active in such professional organizations as the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English and the Modern Language Association of America.

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He has published numerous reviews and articles and written, edited, or co-edited a dozen books on a variety of topics, including English poet Christina Rossetti, a family history, a parish history, early modern English literature, Romantic parodies, and religious poetry. He has a special interest in Canadian poet Margaret Avison.

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Together with his wife, Margo Swiss, he began The St. Thomas Poetry Series at St. Thomas’s Church, Huron Street, in Toronto in 1988. In 1996 the readings series was complemented by the publication of books by Christian poets. The series is ongoing. As of 2012, twenty-six publications have been issued.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The 2012 accession consists of correspondence, manuscripts, indexes, and other materials related to the publication of works and anthologies edited by David Kent, including 'Lighting up the Terrain': The Poetry of Margaret Avison , Hugh Anson-Cartwright, Bookseller: A Celebration , and Christian Poetry in Canada .

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The fonds also consists of correspondence with writers and poets, including Douglas Lochhead, Robert Finch, Richard Outram, and George Johnston, relating to their contributions to anthologies edited by David Kent, as well as to The St. Thomas Poetry Series .

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The fonds also includes a selection of monographs related to the records in the collection.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged

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Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access.

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Restrictions on Use

Users must abide by relevant copyright legislation.

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Related Materials

Margaret Avison fonds (Mss 64, Pc 151, Tc 97, El 16 (A.90-11, A.96-23, A.01-22, A.02-64, A.03-109, A.07-55, A.07-64, A.08-44, A.08-110, A.09-54)

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Detailed Description of the Collection

CORRESPONDENCE AND OTHER MATERIALS RELATED TO 'LIGHTING UP THE TERRAIN': THE POETRY OF MARGARET AVISON (TORONTO: ECW PRESS, 1987) 1983-1990

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11 Developing the roster of participants; CFH evaluations of the manuscript; response to evaluations; communications with contributors; drafts of introductory essay 1983-1987
2 Correspondence with those who declined to contribute, including N. Frye, M. Ondaatje, R. Lecker, W. Blissett, W. H. New, D. Doerksen, Gary Geddes (4 letters) 1983
3 Cid Corman -1 letter, typescript of his essay, and corrected proofs 1983-1987
4 Robert Creeley - correspondence (2 cards, 1 letter), copy of typescript of his essay, and corrected proofs 1983-1987
5 Michael Hornyansky - correspondence (4 letters, 3 notes, 1 card) 1983-1989

Courted as a potential contributor to book of Avison essays. Came as guest speaker to Centennial College (English Faculty Association). Presentation included, along with another he gave to the Humanities Associaton. Folder includes a copy of "The Queen of Sheba," Hornyansky’s Newdigate Prize Poem at Oxford University (1951).

6 Jon Kertzer - correspondence (4 letters) 1983-1988
7 Larry Matthews- correspondence (10 letters) 1983-1987
8 Gwendolyn MacEwen - correspondence (1 letter), CV, orriginal typescript of essay 1985
9 Francis Mansbridge (bibliographer) - correspondence (14 letters, 1 card), drafts of the Avison bibliography, and material re: Italian article about Avison 1983-1990
10 bp Nichol - correspondence (notes and 1 card), typescript of his essay, and corrected proof 1983-1987
11 Al Purdy - correspondence (3 letters), poem, and corrected proofs 1984-1987

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CORRESPONDENCE AND OTHER MATERIAL RELATED TO HUGH ANSON-CARTWRIGHT, BOOKSELLER: A CELEBRATION (TORONTO: THE ST. THOMAS POETRY SERIES, 2000) 2000
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21 Miscellaneous papers: developing the roster; ISBN; front matter; preface; quotations from Coach House on production costs; launch; sales figures 2000
2 Copyedited manuscript (Pat Kennedy) 2000
3 Final typed manuscript 2000
4 Developing the index (Pat Kennedy) 2000
5 Final proofs and unbound signatures 2000
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31 Miscellaneous correspondence, including those who declined to contribute, letters to those who never responded, and some letters after publication, including the following: Glenn Goluska, Rachel Grover, Reg Beatty, John George, Desmond Neill, Kent Haworth, John Wray, Henry N.R. Jackman, C. Freeman Keith, Janet Inksetter (email), Michael Treadwell (email) 1998-2000
2 Elizabeth Anne Anson-Cartwright - email correspondence, essay, edited essay, and disk 2000

Disk removed from this folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

3 Mark Anson-Cartwright - email correspondence, 1 card, 1 letter, original essay, copy-edited version and revisions, and disk 1997-2000

Disk removed from this folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

4 Sarah (Anson-Cartwright) Beddoes - email correspondence, 1 letter, original essay, copy-edited version and revision, and disk 1998-2001

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

5 Richard Bennett - email correspondence, original essay, copy-edited version and revision, and disk 1998-2000

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

6 William F. Blissett - correspondence (6 letters, 2 cards), original essay, copy-edited version and revision, Blissett’s proof reading list for manuscript, talk given in 2005 about George Johnston to the Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, and 90th birthday party and book launch invitation 1997-2011
7 Graham Bradshaw- correspondence (emails and 1 letter from Sharon Brown), original essay, edited copy, and revised version, and disk 1998-2000

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

8 Linda Corman - correspondence (email and 1 letter), original essay, copy-edited version and revision, and disk 1998-2000

Two disks removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

9 Merrill Distad - email correspondence and original essay 2000
10 Bernadine Dodge, Michael Peterman - email correspondence, original essay and edited version, and disk 1999-2000

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

11 Tom Eadie - email correspondence, including poem 1998-2000
12 Douglas Fetherling - correspondence, essay, and disk 1998-2000

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

13 Cy Fox - correspondence, Wyndham Lewis newsletters, original article and edited version 1998-2000
14 Fr. Brian Freeland - original essay, copy-edited version and revision 1999-2000
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41 Balfour Halevy - correspondence (2 letters, 1 card), original essay and edited version, article on Halevy 1999-2000
2 Cameron Hollyer - correspondence (3 letters), original essay, copy-edited and revised version, with disk, and two obituary notices 1999-2000

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

3 Bernard Kelly - email correspondence, 1 letter, original essay, copy-edited version and revision, and disk 1998-2000

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

4 Rosemary Kilbourn - 2 cards, 2 letters, assorted sketches and drawings 1998-2000
5 Sylvia Lassam - email correspondence, essay submission 1998-2000
6 Sara Lochead - correspondence, essay 1999-2000
7 Fred and Margaret Lock - artwork, correspondence (two emails, one note) 2000
8 Margaret Maloney and Chester Gryski - correspondence, essay and edited essay 1998-2000
9 Don McLeod - correspondence (3 letters, several emails), draft article, copy-edited article, and revised article, with disk 1998-2000

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

10 Jenny Munro, Alice Munro - email correspondence, 2 cards, 1 letter (with Alice Munro’s brief statement about HAC) 1998-2000
11 Pat Orr - correspondence (mostly emails), article, and copy-edited article, with disk 1999-2000

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

12 Michael Pearson - correspondence (card, letter), obituary 1998-2000
13 Larry Plaff - invitation to contribute and edited article 1998
14 Donald Priestman - correspondence, original essay and edited version 1999-2000
15 Peter Sanger - correspondence (six letters), original article, copy-edited article, with disk 1998-2001

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

16 Jerry Sherlock - original submission, edited essay and disk 2000

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

17 Josef Skvorecky - correspondence (5 letters), original essay and copy-edited version 1998-2000
18 Robert Stacey - email correspondence, 2 letters, original essay, copy-edited version and revision, with disk 1998-2000

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

19 Apollonia Steele - prose poem, with disk, correspondence (2 letters, 2 emails) 1998-2000

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

20 Donald Sutherland - correspondence (7 letters), draft, and edited essay 1998-2000
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51 Scott Symons - correspondence, original essay and edited version, disk and Globe and Mail article about Symons. 1999-2000

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

2 Steven Temple: correspondence (emails and 1 letter), original essay, copy-edited version, and revised version, with disk: later emails to do with Margaret Avison 1999-2000

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

3 Clara Thomas: email correspondence, original essay, and copy-edited essay 1999-2000
4 Scott Thompson: correspondence, article, copy-edited article, and disk 1999-2000

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

5 Sydney Tune: correspondence (5 letters), original essay, copy-edited version, and revision 1998-2000
6 John and Germaine Warkentin: correspondence (4 letters), original essay and copy-edited version 1998-2000
7 Elizabeth Waterston: correspondence (2 letters, email), original essay, copy-edited version, and disk 1999-2000

Disk removed from folder for electronic material storage (see series EL 35 of this collection)

8 James Worrall: correspondence, copy-edited article, obituary 1999-2000

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ROBERT FINCH 1980-1995
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59 Correspondence on contributing to Christian Poetry in Canada , reading at St. Thomas’s Church (1988), inquiry about Margaret Avison, and art show at Belmont House (11 letters, one invitation, and letter about permission fees from Sybil Hutchinson, Finch’s literary agent); obituary notice 1980-1995

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DOUGLAS LOCHHEAD 1986-2004
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510 Correspondence on contributing to Christian Poetry in Canada , reading at St. Thomas’s Church (1994), submitting a manuscript for The St. Thomas Poetry Series , the manuscript of All Things Do Continue , and the project about Anson-Cartwright (15 letters, 1 card) 1986-1997
11 Correspondence (13 letters, 1 card) on All Things Do Continue and on contribution to Anson-Cartwright book, proofs of poetry manuscript, essay, copy-edited essay and revision for HAC book; obituary notice; and "Massey News" magazine (2010-2011), with poem by Lochhead and short bio. 1997-2000, 2011

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RICHARD OUTRAM 1986-2003
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61 Correspondence on contributing to Christian Poetry in Canada , reading at St. Thomas’s Church (1989), announcements of new books and readings (12 letters, 2 cards, and numerous enclosures, publications of The Gauntlet Press) 1986-1995
2 Correspondence on contributing to The St. Thomas Poetry Series , the book to honour antiquarian bookseller Hugh Anson-Cartwright, numerous publications of The Gauntlet Press, original submission of Benedict Abroad manuscript (5 letters and emails) 1995-1998
3 Correspondence on Benedict Abroad , the keyboarded manuscript with Outram’s emendations, signed contract for book, more Gauntlet Press poems, updates on the Anson-Cartwright book, proofs for "Benedict Abroad," October launch, Hamilton reading, nomination for Toronto Book Award (numerous emails, 1 letter, and 1 card) 1998-1999
4 Correspondence on Toronto Book Award for Benedict Abroad , contract for reprinting BA , contribution of poem sequence for Anson-Cartwright book ("From Coast to Millennial Coast"), sales figures and royalties on second printing of BA , the launch of Dove Legend , the move to Port Hope, Barbara’s death, Richard’s obituary in 2005 (emails, 2 cards, 1 letter, more Gauntlet Press productions) 1999-2003

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GEORGE JOHNSTON 1986-2000
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71 Correspondence on contributing to Christian Poetry in Canada , on reading at St. Thomas’s Church, Toronto (1992), and on selections for a book of poetry in the series (13 letters and poetry mss) 1986-1995
2 Correspondence on the manuscript of What is to Come: Poems New and Selected (6 letters and poetry mss and drafts of the book ms) 1996
3 Correspondence re: launch of What is to Come and the aftermath and Johnston’s contribution to the Hugh Anson-Cartwright book; obituary notice of 2004 (16 letters; April 1, 1999 letter includes inscribed copy of Bee Seasons ) 1996-2000

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MATERIAL RELATED TO POETRY ANTHOLOGY CHRISTIAN POETRY IN CANADA (TORONTO: ECW PRESS, 1989; REPRINTED WITH ANGLICAN BOOK CENTRE, 1993) 1980-1999
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81 Developing the roster for the anthology; researching Christian poets in earlier anthologies; initial responses from publishers, suggestions from other editors (10 letters, including Dean Peerman, Michael Higgins, George Woodcock, Constance Rooke, George Sanderson); declined or rejected contributors (2 letters from Audrey Conard; 1 from Agnes Kramer); responses to proposed anthology by publishers (6 letters) 1980-1986
2 Drafts of introductory essay, launch of anthology (poster), note to contributors, publisher’s poster advertising book 1988
3 Permission fee letters for Roy Daniells, Leo Kennedy, E.J. Pratt, Kenneth Leslie, W. W. E. Ross, A. J. M. Smith, George Whalley, and Charles G. D. Roberts, with responses from Laurenda Daniells, Patricia Morley, Mildred Claire Pratt, Rosaleen Dickson, Mary Hutton, William Toye, Elizabeth Whalley, and Lady Joan Roberts (17 letters); summary of fees paid. 1986-1988
4 Correspondence with Alfred G. Bailey (1986-1996: 4 letters and obituary notice of 1997); Robert Beum (1986-1988: 4 letters and card); and Elizabeth Brewster (1986-1993: 2 letters) about contributing to Christian Poetry in Canada . Additional letters from Michael Macklem, Oberon, about Brewster permission fees. 1986-1997
5 Correspondence with J. M. Cameron (1986-1995: 9 letters, 3 cards, poems submitted for selection) about contributing to the anthology and about a reading at St. Thomas’s Church (1990), obituary notice (1995); with Wanda Campbell (1986-99: 3 letters, 1 card, poems submitted for selection) about contributing to the anthology, about reading at St. Thomas’s Church (1991), and about her manuscript "Haw Thorn" for the poetry series; Ted Colson (1986-93: 2 letters) about his contributing to the anthology. 1986-1999
6 Correspondence with David Creelman (1986-91: 4 letters and poems) on his submission to Christian Poetry in Canada ; with John Ditsky (1986-1993: 3 letters and permissions); with Timothy Gibbon (1986-1996: 5 letters, 1 card, and poems). 1986-1996
7 Correspondence with Robert Gibbs about the anthology (1986-1989: 5 letters and poems); with Glenn Hayes about the anthology and a reading (1990) at St. Thomas’s Church (1986-1997: 4 letters); with Maggie Helwig about the anthology and her reading (1988) at St. Thomas’s (1986-1992: 3 letters and photocopied poems for consideration) 1986-1997
8 Correspondence with M. Travis Lane about the anthology and the reprint (1986-1993: 4 letters); with Jay Macpherson (1986-1987: 1 letter, 1 card); with R. J. MacSween (1986-1989: two letters, 1 card); with Michael Parr (1988-1996: 3 letters); and with Kay Smith (1986-1996: 2 letters, 1 card). 1986-1996
9 Correspondence with Brian Vanderlip about the anthology and a reading (1991) at St. Thomas’s Church (1986-1994: 4 letters, 2 cards); with Wilfred Watson (1986-1993: 2 letters); with (James) Wreford Watson (1987-1990: 1 letter with inscribed copy of The Wounds of Love , letter concerning Watson’s estate) 1986-1993

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EL 35 - ELECTRONIC MATERIALS 1998-2000
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1 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 3, Folder 2. Material related to submission by Elizabeth Anne Anson-Cartwright re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller 2000
2 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 3, Folder 3. Material related to submission by Mark Anson-Cartwright re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller 1999
3 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 3, Folder 4. Material related to submission by Sarah (Anson-Cartwright) Beddoes re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller [ca. 1999]
4 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 3, Folder 5. Material related to submission by Richard Bennett re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller [ca. 1999]
5 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 3, Folder 7. Material related to submission by Graham Bradshaw re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller [ca. 2000]
6 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 3, Folder 8. Material related to submission by Linda Corman re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller [ca. 1999]
7 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 3, Folder 8. Material related to submission by Linda Corman re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller [ca. 2000]
8 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 3, Folder 10. Material related to submission by Bernadine Dodge re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller [ca. 1999]
9 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 3, Folder 12. Material related to submission by Douglas Fetherling re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller [ca. 1999]
10 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 4, Folder 2. Material related to submission by Cameron Hollyer re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller [ca. 1999]
11 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 4, Folder 3. Material related to submission by Bernard Kelly re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller [ca. 2000]
12 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 4, Folder 9. Material related to submission by Don McLeod re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller [ca. 1999]
13 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 4, Folder 11. Material related to submission by Pat Orr re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller [ca. 2000]
14 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 4, Folder 15. Material related to submission by Peter Sanger re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller [ca. 2000]
15 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 4, Folder 16. Material related to submission by Jerry Sherlock re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller 2000
16 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 4, Folder 18. Material related to submission by Robert Stacey re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller [ca. 1999]
17 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 4, Folder 19. Material related to submission by Apollonia Steele re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller 2000
18 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 5, Folder 1. Material related to submission by Scott Symons re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller
19 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 5, Folder 2. Material related to submission by Steven Temple re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller 2000
20 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 5, Folder 4. Material related to submission by Scott Thompson re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller 1999
21 3.5 in. floppy disk pulled from MSS 366, Box 5, Folder 7. Material related to submission by Elizabeth Waterston re: Hugh Anson-Cartwright: Bookseller 2000

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