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MSS SC 141

Title: Arthur E. Millward fonds

Dates: 1950-53; 1989-94

Extent: 2 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch: Rev. A.E. Millward received his B.A from Toronto, his A.M. from Harvard, his A.L.A. from Leeds, and his Ph.D. from Toronto. He arrived in Winnipeg in 1959 to work at St. John's College as a librarian. Millward remained at the University of Manitoba until his retirement in 1993 from the cataloguing department of Elizabeth Dafoe Library.

Custodial History: The fonds was donated to Archives & Special Collections by A.E. Millward in 1994 and 1996.

Scope and Content: The fonds consists of two folders of personal correspondence addressed to Millward from prominent Canadian writers Robert Finch and James Reaney. Finch, born in 1900, published numerous books of poetry as well as a book of literary criticism on early modern French poetry. Reaney, born in 1926 has published over 30 monographs ranging from poetry and printed music to fiction. Folder 1 is made up of correspondence from poet and novelist Robert Finch to A.E. Millward, dated between December 1990 and March 1994. Topics include Finch's work in Malawi and Brunei-Darussalam. Folder 2 consists of correspondence from poet/novelist James Reaney to Millward, primarily between 1950 and 1953, but also includes one letter from both 1989 and 1990. Topics include Reaney's writing, life in Winnipeg and Reaney's travels.

Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: Open to all researchers.

Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.