Item 2007.14.1.2 - "The Tide of Life and Other Poems"

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"The Tide of Life and Other Poems"

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CA ON00154 2003.56-2007.14.1.2

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Donated to the Port Hope Archives in 2007. Purchased by donor on eBay from a seller in Campbellcroft.

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Item is "The Tide of Life and other Poems" by T. Watson Kirkconnell, 1st Edition, 1930.

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Thomas Watson Kirkconnell was born on May 16, 1895 in Port Hope. He was the son of Thomas Allison Kirkconnell (1862-1934) and Bertha Gertrude Watson (1867-1957). T. A. Kirkconnell served as Head Master of the Port Hope High School from 1894 to 1908. Mr. Kirkconnell was appointed principal of Lindsay Collegiate in 1908, and with this new position, the family relocated to Lindsay. Watson Kirkconnell graduated from Queens with a Master of Arts in Classics in 1916. After the war, he studied economics at Oxford University, and graduated with his degree in 1922. That same year, he accepted a position to teach English at Wesley College in Winnipeg. From 1922 to 1940 he taught English and Classics at the school later to become the University of Manitoba. In 1948 he accepted the post of president of Acadia University. He was the ninth president of the University and retired in 1964. Dr. Kirkconnell was married twice. He and his first wife Isabel (d. 1925) were the parents of two sons, James and Thomas. With his second wife Hope, they had three daughters – Helen, Janet and Susan. Dr. Kirkconnell died on February 26, 1977 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. In 1979 the Kirkconnell Reading Room was dedicated at Acadia University. Taken from the Winter 2007 "It's About Time..."

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