Douglas Odell Spettigue fonds (Grove/Greve Research Material)
Call Number: Mss 57, Pc 78 (A.85-37)

Title: Douglas Odell Spettigue fonds (Frederick Philip Grove/Felix Paul Greve Research Material).

Dates: 1965-1986.

Extent: 2 m of textual records. -- 5 photographs. -- 37 slides. 

Biographical sketch: Douglas Odell Spettigue, professor of English at Queen's University, is well known for his literary research into the life and writings of Frederick Philip Grove. He is widely credited for the discovery of Grove's earlier German identity, Felix Paul Greve. Grove had already contributed notably to the literature of his own country with poetry, at least two novels, and voluminous translations and criticisms before he began a new life and writing career in Canada. Besides his work on Grove, Spettigue has also written several short stories.

Custodial history: The fonds was acquired by University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections from Professor Douglas Spettigue in 1985.

Scope and content: The fonds contains the following research papers relating to Frederick Philip Grove: articles, a Grove bibliography project, a Grove biography project, books, correspondence, diaries, a dissertation abstract, an editorial abstract, an editorial involvement, encyclopedia entries, evaluations, lectures, notes, radio debates, reviews, travel notes, 1892 passenger lists, and materials by and about F.P. Greve. The collection does not contain any of Spettigue's own literary material.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Related material: Frederick Philip Grove fonds (MSS 2, PC 2, MF 2, MF 3).

Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room and an online finding aid is available at the link below:

MSS 57, PC 78 (A.85-37).