Autographed Letter Signed (ASL) of David Reid Keys
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Autograph letter, signed, Autograph draft or copy of a letter circa January 24, 1923, Toronto, to Ethel G. Clark, Toronto written on a blank page of a letter received from Miss Clark. Single sheet, 8vo, Autograph letter from Clark to Keys expressing her sympathy for Keys and his family in their sorrow and including a poem title "Anemones" [author not identified]. Clark's letter is dated Jan. 24, 1923 is signed "Ethel G. Clark" and occupies pages 1, 3 and 4. Keys' draft or copy of his reply thanking Miss Clark is written on page 2 and signed "DRK"
David R. Keys BA, was an educationaist and writer. was a pupil of Upper Canada College during the years 1868-1874. Born 2 May 1856 in Louisville, KY and died Toronto 1939. 1878 graduate of honour course in Modern Languages with History. The lectureship in Rhetoric and English Literature is established in 1884 at University College, with David Reid Keys as lecturer. Keys became an associate professor at University of Toronto in 1902 and identified himself strongly with Canadian nationalism. His sister was Florence Valentine Keys (1869–1951)