William Wilfred CAMPBELL, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Confederation Poet

1860 to 1918



June 18, 2014:

William Wilfred Campbell came to Ottawa in 1891 and became one of "Canada's Confederation Poets".

He became good friends with his contemporary poets in Ottawa, Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott.
He was an ordained Anglican Priest but resigned and joined the Department of National Defence in the civil service.

William Wilfred Campbell was a strong advocate of British Imperialism.

The Historical Society of Ottawa has published a book called "Wilfred Campbell, Ottawa Poet" by Ruth McKenzie.
It is number 15 in their Bytown Pamphlet Series, ISSN 0823-5457. This book suggests two further readings:

1. "Wilfred Campbell: A Study in Late Provincial Victorianism" by Carl F. Klinck, Tecumseh Press, Ottawa, 1942,
2. "The Poetical Works of Wilfred Campbell", edited by W.J. Sykes, published in 1922 in London and Toronto by
    Hodder and Stoughton".

He died in 1918 and is buried in Beechwood Cemetery here in Ottawa.
New May 20, 2016:
Heritage Status for the Ottawa (Barrhaven) home of William Wilfred Campbell: Source: The Nepean-Barrhaven News
Heritage designation for the home of poet William Wilfred Campbell

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