David Kent:

An Inventory of his papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Lewis St. George Stubbs
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(2016)

Finding aid encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (2016)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Creator:
David Kent

Title:
David Kent fonds

Dates:
1974-2015

Quantity:
1 m of textual records & other material including 78 photographs, 58 negatives , 1 sketch & 1 computer disc.

Identification:
Mss 366 A2015-076

English

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Biography of David Kent

David A. Kent was born in Winnipeg in 1948 and did his undergraduate degree in history and English at the University of Winnipeg (1970). After completing his MA in English at Queen’s University, he taught at the University of British Columbia for two years (1971-1973) before doing a PhD at York in Toronto (1979). He began teaching at Centennial College in Toronto in 1978 and retired at the end of 2011. He has been active in such professional organizations as the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English and the Modern Language Association of America.

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He has published numerous reviews and articles and written, edited, or co-edited a dozen books on a variety of topics, including English poet Christina Rossetti, a family history, a parish history, early modern English literature, Romantic parodies, and religious poetry. He has a special interest in Canadian poet Margaret Avison.

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Together with his wife, Margo Swiss, he began The St. Thomas Poetry Series at St. Thomas’s Church, Huron Street, in Toronto in 1988. In 1996 the readings series was complemented by the publication of books by Christian poets. The series is ongoing. As of 2012, twenty-six publications have been issued.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consist of four series. Each one involves books that Dr. Kent edited or co-edited. They include: Correspondence re: Romantic Parodies, correspondence re: Regency Radicals, St. Thomas Poetry Series & manuscript & correspondence re: The Achievement of Christina Rossetti.

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Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access.

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Restrictions on Use

No restrictions on use.

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Custodial History

The fonds were donated by David Kent in 2015.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

CORRESPONDENCE RELATED TO ROMANTIC PARODIES AN ANTHOLOGY CO-EDITED BY DR. KENT [ 1977-1992 ]

For a far more descriptive file list see the preliminary inventory provided by Dr. Kent

BoxFolder
11 D.R. Ewan supervisory notes on Kent's dissertation on Keat's Romantic Parodies 1979-1981 1978-1981
2 Romantic Parodies correspondence 1982-1990
3 Romantic Parodies correspondence 1990-1992

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CORRESPONDENCE RELATED TO REGENCY RADICAL: SELECTED WRITING OF WILLIAM HONE CO-EDITED BY DR. KENT 1990-2011
BoxFolder
14 Regency Radicals correspondence 1990-1997
5 Regency Radicals 1998
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21 Regency Radical correspondence & research material including 4 photos, 58 negatives & 1 sketch 1998-1999
2 Regency Radical correspondence 2000-2002
3 Regency Radicals correspondence includes 74 photos 2002-2011

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ST. THOMAS POETRY SERIES 1987-2015
BoxFolder
21 Marriane Bluger author of The Eternities correspondence 1999-2005
2 Marianne Bluger correspondence & article drafts 2005
3 Marianne Bluger correspondence 2005
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31 Marianne Bluger correspondence 2005
2 Marianne Bluger correspondence 2005-2013
3 W.J. Keith author of In the Beginning & Other Poems correspondence 1992-1999
4 W.J. Keith correspondence 1999
5 W.J. Keith correspondence 1999-2014
6 Sister Constance, Society of St. John the Divine & her autobiography Other Little Ships correspondence 1997-2013
7 Household's of God - St. Thomas Church History correspondence 1987-1992
8 Household of God 1992-1994
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41 George Whipple author of Swim Class & Other Poems correspondence 2008
2 George Whipple correspondence with revised manuscript & disc 2008
3 George Whipple proofs & correspondence 2008
4 George Whipple final proofs, unbound copy of book & correspondence 2008
5 Whipple correspondence & program of book launch 2008
6 Whipple mss copy of Seven Wonder Years of the Leg & correspondence 2009
7 Whipple small book of poems for Christmas & correspondence 2010
8 Whipple small book of poems for Easter, correspondence, obituary & will 2011-2015

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MANUSCRIPT & CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING THE ACHIEVEMENT OF CHRISTINA ROSSETTI EDITED BY DAVID KENT 1974-2015
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51 The Achievement of Christina Rossetti correspondence 1983-1987
2 Editing & production process 1987-1988
3 Copy edited manuscript pages 1-210 ca. 1988
4 Copy edited manuscript pages 211-343 ca.1988
5 Copy edited manuscript pages 344-522 ca.1988
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61 Correspondence with those who declined to contribute 1983-1984
2 Contributor Jerome Bump correspondence 1983-1987
3 Contributor Delores Rosenblum correspondence 1983-1991
4 Contributor W. David Shaw correspondence 1983-1988
5 Contributor Jerome J. McGann correspondence 1983-1992
6 Contributor Betty Flowers correspondence 1983-1997
7 Contributor Anthony H. Harrison correspondence 1983-1997
8 Contributor Catherine Cantalupo correspondence 1982-2001
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71 Contributor G.B. Tennyson correspondence re: afterword for Rossetti volume 1983-1988
2 Contributor William J. Whitla correspondence 1974-1993
3 Contributor Paul G. Stanwood correspondence 1983-1992
4 Stamwood correspondence 1993-1996
5 Stamwood correspondence 1997
6 Stamwood correspondence 1998-2006
7 Stamwood correspondence 2001-2015
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81 Contributor Roderick McGillis correspondence 1982-1987
2 McGillis correspondence 1988-1993
3 McGillis correspondence 1994-1996
4 McGillis correspondence 1997-1998
5 McGillis correspondence 1999-2015
6 Nicholas Rossetti correspondence 2001-2015
7 Christina Rossetti & her debt to George Herbert - correspondence regarding Kent's article 1981-1991

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