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Correspondence (annual lectureship)

This file contains the correspondence between Dr. P. M. Sanger and Dr. H. F. MacRae regarding providing income for an annual lectureship for the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (class of 44 lectureship).

Peter Sanger fonds

  • MS-14-25
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1905, 2005-2007

This fonds contains materials created and collected by Peter Sanger. The textual records consists of poetry books, copies of news article, and correspondence. Sanger also donated a walking wheel.

Poetry books

This accession contains 5 poetry books. The titles include: 1. Earthly pages : the poetry of Don Domanski / selected with an introduction by Brian Bartlett ; and an afterword by Don Domanski. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007. 2. Poetic voices of the Maritimes : a selection of contemporary poetry / selected and edited by Allison Mitcham and Theresia Quigley. Lancelot, 1996. 3. & 4. The essential James Reaney / selected by Brian Bartlett. Porcupine's Quill, 2009 (2 copies) 5. Exterminate my heart / Shane Neilson ; wood engravings by George A. Walker. Victoria, BC : Frog Hollow Press, 2008.

Sanger recognises obscure poetic figure

This file contains "Sanger recognizes obscure poetic figure". It is a printout of an online news article from the Halifax Herald Limited. By Bruce Erskine. July 3 2005. The article discusses a new book by retired Nova Scotia Agricultural College professor and archivist Peter Sanger. White Salt Mountain is a detailed account of the life of Florence Ayscough, the daughter of a Nova Scotia-born businessman Thomas Wheelock who made his fortune in Shanghai where Ayscough was born in 1875. The book then links her life with that of late New Brunswick poet John Thompson (1936-1976) who’s poems, Sanger argues, were greatly influenced by Ayscough’s translated poems from Chinese.

Halifax Herald Limited

Walking wheel

This item is a walking wheel. It was handmade from rock maple around 1875-1880, probably in Northern Colchester County. It was acquired from an old farm house in East Earlltown, Nova Scotia.

Words firmly in place in Sanger's essays

This file contains one photocopied page of the newspaper article "Words firmly in place in Sanger's essays". By Jodi DeLong. 9 June, 2002. The Sunday Herald.