Date Published: 1937
Binding: No binding
Typed letter signed One page Dated Dec. 10, 1937, on the Toronto Star Editorial Dept. letterhead. To Howard Angus Kennedy, Montreal. Message of 148 words declining, humorously, to write a piece on authorship for "The Canadian Author" Griffin written in blue pencil touching on the building on the Toronto Star engraving , otherwise very good. George Geddie Patterson was a barrister, teacher, judge, historian and author. He was born in 1864 at Greenhill, Pictou County, the son of the Rev. George Patterson and Margaret McDonald. He received his BA (1882), MA (1887), LLB (1889) and LLD (1933) from Dalhousie University before setting up a private law practice and lecturing at Dalhousie Law School. From 1901-1906 he served as stipendiary magistrate and MLA for Pictou County. He was appointed to the Executive Council in May 1906, but was defeated in that year's general election. From 1907-1939 he served as judge of County Court District No. 5.
Howard Angus Kennedy was a correspondent of The Montreal Daily Witness and New York Herald covering the Riel Rebellion in 1885. During the war, Mr. Kennedy was editor and writer for the economics commission at Ottawa and organizer of the publishing department of the Military Hospital Commission and the Soldiers Civil Re-establishment Department. Mr. Kennedy was a charter member of the Canadian Authors" Association, formed in 1921, and became its national secretary in 1929, holding that office to his death, in addition to heading the Montreal branch for a number of years.