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Dora Pleet fonds
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Dora Pleet fonds

  • F019
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2001

Fonds contains material documenting Dora Pleet’s relationship with Irving Layton, as well as material about Layton collected by Pleet. Material consists of correspondence, magazine and newspaper clippings, periodicals, a leaflet, a pamphlet, posters, and copies of various poems by Irving Layton. The Dora Pleet Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds is divided into five series:
F019 / A. Correspondence
F019 / B. Clippings
F019 / C. Periodicals
F019 / D. Poems
F019 / E. Promotional material

Pleet, Dora


Series contains records related to the Dora Pleet fonds. Material consists of postcards from Irving Layton to Dora Pleet. Series also contains a copy of a letter from Layton to Barbara Frum refuting a review of the biography Irving Layton, a Portrait by Elspeth Cameron.


Series contains records relating to the Dora Pleet fonds. Material consists mainly of newspaper clippings that include reviews of Layton’s works, comments and criticisms regarding Layton’s style as a poet, and editorials by Layton addressing criticism of his life and work. Many clippings concern the biography <i>Irving Layton, a portrait</i> by Elspeth Cameron (1985), as well as Layton’s criticism of the publication and its author. Newspapers include the <i>Montreal Gazette</i>, the <i>Montreal Star</i>, the <i>Toronto Star</i>, <i>The Herald</i>, the <i>Globe and Mail</i>, <i>McGill Daily</i>, <i>The Suburban</i>, <i>The Canadian Jewish News</i>, and the <i>Thursday Report</i> (Concordia University). Also included are photocopies of excerpts from books and periodicals.

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