Fonds MS-2-369, SF Box 41, Folder 13 ; SF Box 39, Folder 4 - Reginald Eyre Watters fonds

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Reginald Eyre Watters fonds

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MS-2-369, SF Box 41, Folder 13 ; SF Box 39, Folder 4

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  • 1972-1977 (Creation)

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73 pages

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Born in Toronto in 1912, Reginald Eyre Watters earned his BA (1935) and MA (1937) from the University of Toronto and his PhD (1941) from the University of Wisconsin. He taught English at Washington and Indiana prior to joining the Department of English at the University of British Columbia in 1956. In 1961 he left UBC to take up a position at the Royal Military College, Kingston. Watters is best remembered for his Checklist of Canadian Literature and Background Materials, 1628-1960 (1959). He died in 1979.

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Records were donated in 1979 by Reginald Eyre Watters.

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Fonds comprises 73 leaves of correspondence and a typescript essay by Wayne Kime called "The American Antecedents of James De Mille's A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder."

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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See Reginald Watters fonds at University of British Columbia Archives (

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Reginald Eyre Watters fonds, MS-2-369, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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August 2012

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  • Box: SF Box 39
  • Box: SF Box 41