Cut signature of Sir George Robert Parkin
Date Published: ND
Binding: No binding
4 x 2-3/4 inches, Ink signed on beige paper and cut from a letter or note with typed yours very truly, above signature. Sir George Robert Parkin, KCMG was a Canadian educator, imperialist, and author. In 1872 to 1889, he was the Headmaster of the Fredericton Collegiate School, where the poets Charles Roberts, Bliss Carman, and Francis Sherman came under his influence. He attended the University of Oxford in 1873–1874. From 1895 to 1902, he was the Headmaster of Upper Canada College. He was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1898 and Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in the 1920 New Year Honours for his work with the Rhodes Trust.