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Special Collections: Canadian Literature

About this collection

Alfred Myrick Pound (1869-1932) was interested in British Columbia literature, and was a member of the Canadian Author's Association, the Vancouver Poetry Society, and the Vagabond Club. He occasionally wrote articles, usually biographies, for newspapers and magazines. His library held one of the best private collections in Canada, and was especially rich in the works of his friends Bliss Carman, and Sir Charles G.D. Roberts. Other authors included are Annie Charlotte Dalton, Isabel Ecclestone MacKay, Robert Alison Hood as well as other Vancouver writers. The collection includes books and pamphlets of Canadian fiction, essays, and poetry, many of them autographed. His three daughters gave the Pound collections to UBC Library in October 1945.

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Roberts, Charles G. D., Sir, 1860-1943

Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929

Dalton, Annie Charlotte, 1865-1938

Mackay, Isabel Ecclestone

Hood, Robert Allison

Dickie, Francis

Clarke, Elspeth Honeyman

Johnson, E. Pauline (Emily Pauline)

Lampman, Archibald


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Hurley, Grant (2012). The Lyric West: reading the Vancouver Poet Society, 1916-1974.