Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, born in 1860 in New Brunswick, was a UNB graduate, known as one of the Fathers of Canadian Poetry, and is among those recognized at UNB’s Poets Corner of Canada, a designated historic site. He was also an inveterate correspondent exchanging letters with acquaintances, friends, literati, and several women with whom he was known to have had romantic relationships.
Robert’s letters to Evelyn Smith, about whom little was known, add another name to the list. On Feb. 28th, we will tell the story of how UNB’s Archives & Special Collections came to acquire this previously unknown collection, and to reveal something about the nature of Smith and Robert’s liaison.
Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm
Location: The Lord Beaverbrook Room, 4th Floor, Harriet Irving Library (an accessible building)