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New Book Uses Roberts Papers In UNB Archives

The Merriest Knight, a collection of Arthurian tales by Theodore Goodridge Roberts, has just been published by Green Knight Publishing of Oakland, California. These wry tales concern the adventures of Sir Dinadan, “perhaps the most practical of the Knights of the Round Table.” Two of these collected stories and an introduction by Roberts have never been published before. They were found in the Roberts Papers held by UNB Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections. The editor, Mike Ashley, acknowledges his debt to UNB staff in his introduction:

“This book could not have been finalized without the help of several people…Mary Flagg, archivist at the University of New Brunswick, for unearthing long-buried documents… I must pay special thanks to Linda Hansen, Electronic Services Librarian at the University of New Brunswick. Linda has spent two years studying the Roberts papers and was extremely helpful in sharing with me the outcome of her researches and alerting me to the full extent of his Arthurian writings. Without her help, this book would not be as complete as it is.”

Copies will soon be available in the collections of UNB Libraries.