Fonds RBSC-ARC-1176 - Kate Eastman fonds

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Kate Eastman fonds

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53 cm of textual records;91 photographs

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Katherine Eastman was born in Ontario. In 1907 she became an elementary school teacher. After an interlude of managing the poet Bliss Carman, whose 1923- 1924 transcontinental tour she directed, she returned to teaching, settling in Vancouver. Through Carmen, Eastman met Ernest Fewster, founder of the Vancouver Poetry Society and became an active member of the society.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, autographed poems, photographs, programms, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia of Eastman and of her friends (including Bliss Carman, George Fallis, Ernest Fewster, and Noel Robinson), many of whom were connected with the Vancouver Poetry Society.

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The papers are divided into series according to the source that generated them: Bliss Carman, Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, Marshall Saunders, and Sir Rabindranath Tagore are some of the better-known people who give their names to various series; local persons include Col. George Fallis, Dr. Ernest Fewster, Noel Robinson and Henry A. Stone.

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Photograph Identifier: BC-1909

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