50th Anniversary of the Death of Bliss Carman
Name of Memorial/Commemoration: 50th anniversary of the death of Bliss Carman
Location: Old Arts Building
Date Unveiled: May 1979
Artist/Creator: Marjory Donaldson sculpted the plaque bearing
Named for: Bliss Carman was a University of New Brunswick graduate and renowned poet.
Event/Occasion/Significance: A plaque commemorating the poet Bliss Carman unveiled in the Edwin Jacob Chapel in the Old Arts Building as part of UNB's 150th Encaenia
Plaque Inscription/Text Associated: Bliss Carman: On the 50th anniversary of his death, Encaenia 1979 - Then footman up! Good horses speed! Then, Lads, aboard and make all sail!
Notes: Robert H. Cockburn, chairman of UNB's English Department, addressed the guests, and English Professor Fred Cogswell also spoke at the event. UNB historian and philosopher Alfred G. Bailey read Bliss Carman's poem of the Scarlet Maple.
The plaque bearing includes a sculpted likeness of Bliss Carman and an inscription that celebrates UNB's 150th Encaenia.
- Daily Gleaner, 18 May, 1979
- Daily Gleaner, 23 May, 1979
- Plaque Inscription: Lady Joan Roberts Collection Photographs, paintings and other graphic material MG L 27c; Series 2; File 14
- Telegraph Journal, 19 May, 1979
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