Date Published: 1940
E.C. Kyte autograph letter signed, two pages, 8vo, dated "From the Librarian, Queen's University, June 21,1940. To Rupert Davies, sending along an editioned copy of the rst book printed about Fort Frontenac and sharing details about the early history of Kingston. Rupert Davies (1879-1967) was the publisher of the Kingston Whig Standard, and a Senator appointed by Mackenzie King. He was the father of the Canadian writer, Robertson Davies.
Ernest Cockburn Kyte was born in Cardiff, Wales In 1876. He began his library career at the age of eighteen, gaining wide experience by cataloging the private collections of the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim, the Earl of Veralum of St. Albans and Earl Cadogan at Bury St. Edmonds. In 1927 Mr. Kyte came to Canada from the post of Librarian, the Royal Library at Sandringham. E.C. Kyte was Chief Librarian of Queen's University from 1928 to 1947 and a founder with the Dr. Lorne Pierce and Miss Marie Tremaine of the Bibliographical Society of Canada.