Towards the last spike
Pratt, E. J. (Edwin John), 1882–1964
1 typescript : 29 cm x 23 cm; 9 lvs.
Box 6, File 47
Item consists of two transcripts and a carbon copy; annotated.
Items also includes accompanying notes and drafts.
The poem was published as Towards the Last Spike: A Verse-Panorama of the Struggle to Build the First Canadian Transcontinental from the Time of the Proposed Terms of Union with British Columbia (1870) to the Hammering of the Last Spike in the Eagle Pass (1885) (Macmillan, 1952).
It is considered to be one of E.J. Pratt's major works.
The book is available in the E.J. Pratt special collection (PR6031 .R3 T6): http://go.utlib.ca/cat/144969.
Canadian Pacific Railway Company—Poetry
Canadian poetry—20th century
Pratt, E.J. "Towards the Last Spike." Box 6, File 47. E.J. Pratt fonds, Victoria University Library, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. http://digitalcollections.vicu.utoronto.ca/RS/?r=5111.