Toronto: Victoria College, 1937.
First Edition. Original letter of recommendation (1939), 8 1/2" x 11", one sheet,
TORONTO 5, Canada,
April 2nd, 1937.
This is to state that I knew Mr. Munro Beattie throughout the four years of his undergraduate career at Victoria University. I knew him as a student in the classroom, as a member of a small group pursuing intensive literary investigations, and as a writer contributing articles of a creative and critical nature to the University periodicals. It is a pleasure for me to repeat here what I have frequently stated elsewhere that he is one of the most gifted writers I have met in many years. I have every confidence in him because, in addition to his literary qualifications, he has an energy and a sincerity which will make for accomplishment in the years ahead. Moreover, during his undergraduate course he enjoyed the respect and affection of both students and staff.
(Sgd) E. J. Pratt,
In fine condition with an additional copy typed.
E. J. Pratt, was "the leading Canadian poet of his time." Originally from Newfoundland he lived most of his life in Toronto, Ontario. A three-time winner of the Governor General's Award for poetry he has been called "the foremost Canadian poet of the first half of the century."
Munro Beattie later became a founding member of Carleton's English Department.
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