Fonds UBCA-ARC-1031 - Reginald Eyre Watters fonds

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Reginald Eyre Watters fonds

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86 cm of textual records

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Born in Toronto, Reginald Watters earned his B.A. (1935), M.A. (1937) from the University of Toronto and Ph.D. (1941) from the University of Wisconsin. He taught English at the Universities of Washington and Indiana before joining the Department of English at the University of British Columbia in 1956. He left the university in 1961 to assume a position at Royal Military College, Kingston. Amongst his numerous publications, Watters edited British Columbia: A Centennial Anthology (1958) and A Checklist of Canadian Literature and Background Materials, 1628-1960 (1959).

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The fonds consists of records of Watter's work on a variety of publications and as editor-in-chief of the Anthology. Fonds includes correspondence with individuals associated with the publication (1956-1958), correspondence with contributors (1957), manuscripts of articles and poems (both accepted and rejected), page proofs, and reviews of the book (1958). Also included is a typed manuscript for the "Checklist of Canadian Literature".

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