Series F 1075-10
25 centimetres of textual records
38 photographs : black and white prints
F 1075 M.O. Hammond fonds
Series consists of correspondence from Canadian authors addressed to Hammond, primarily in his capacity as the literary editor of the Globe. The correspondence contains references to literary reviews published in the Globe and includes comments by novelists and poets regarding their forthcoming work. There are also responses to requests from Hammond for photographs. For the period covering the First World War, some of the letters express views on the role of authors and journalists during wartime including the opinion that writers had a responsibility for the public good to support the government and the war effort .
In addition to correspondence with authors, many of the files include correspondence from other individuals regarding the work of the author or information about efforts to memorialize the respective author after his or her death.
The series includes correspondence with Lucy Maud Montgomery, Wilfred Campbell, Nellie McClung, Stephen Leacock, Robert William Service, Archibald Lampman and the heirs of Pauline Johnson, among others. The largest block of letters were composed by Isabel Ecclestone MacKay, a British Columbia novelist and poet originally from Ontario.
Series also includes photographs of literary figures, including Duncan Campbell Scott and Charles G.D. Roberts.
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