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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Edward K. Brown Papers ca. 1940s

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Brown, Edward K. Papers

Dates:

ca. 1940s

Size:

0.25 linear feet (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Edward K. Brown, author, editor. The Edward K. Brown Papers contain letters written to Mr. Brown in connection with his work on Canadian poetry. The letters are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the correspondent. The collection also includes clippings, handwritten notes, poems by Brown and part of a signed poem by Archibald Lampman, who was considered by Brown to be one of the masters of Canadian poetry.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Brown, Edward K. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Edward Killoran Brown was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1905. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1926 and was a fellow of the University of Paris from 1926-1929 from which he received his Docteur des lettres in 1935. He was a lecturer and assistant professor of English at Cornell University, and professor of English at the University of Chicago from 1944 until his death in 1951. He was, in addition, Secretary to the Prime Minister of Canada in 1942 and a Trustee of the Newberry Library.

Besides being the author of several books on Matthew Arnold, one on Victorian poetry, one on Edith Wharton, and a translator of Balzac's Pere Goriot and Cazamian's Work on Carlyle, Edward Brown was also a supporter of Canadian poetry. He wrote On Canadian Poetry in 1943 and was editor of the Canadian number of Poetry Magazine (Vol. 63, No. 1, April 1941) and a contributor of several articles on the leading Canadian poets.

Scope Note

The Edward K. Brown Papers contain letters written to Mr. Brown in connection with his work on Canadian poetry. The letters are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the correspondent. The collection also includes clippings, handwritten notes, poems by Brown and part of a signed poem by Archibald Lampman, who was considered by Brown to be one of the masters of Canadian poetry.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Letters

  • Bowman, Arthur (1)
  • Bowman, Louise Morey (1)
  • Clarke, George Herbert (1)
  • Crawley, Alan (1)
  • Eggleston, Wilfrid (1)
  • Garbutt, Gertrude (1)
  • Gustafson, Ralph (3)
  • MacInnes, Natalie (1)
  • Roberts, Charles (3)
  • Sandurey, B. A. (1)
Box 1   Folder 2

Clippings, Poetry and Notes

  • "Half a Century Since Lampman Died," a review by E. K. Brown. "A Professor's Complaint."
  • "Our Mistress under Cliff and Peak"--part of a poem by Archibald Lampman.
  • "Lampman Pronounced the Vernal Musk" by E. K. Brown.
  • "The Hermit Thrush" by E. K. Brown. (?)
  • Quotes extracted by Brown from Lampman's Point of View.
  • "Humane Scholarship in the Humanities," January 1942
  • "Two Formulas for Fiction: Henry James and H. G. Wells," October 1946
  • "L'Age d'or de notre poesie," Spring 1946
  • "The Character and Poetry of Keats," by Archibald Lampman, with a prefatory note by E. K. Brown, July 1946