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Title: Dorothy Livesay
Identifier: BA0084
Date of Original Photo: Christmas 1926
Image Type: B&W Photo, 11x15.5 cm
Subject: Livesay, Dorothy, 1909-1996

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Description: John Frederick Bligh Livesay and his wife, Florence, bought 6 acres of original Harris property in 1922 from Annie & Beverly Sayers, and built the house which they called Woodlot. Livesay was born on the Isle of Wight and came to Canada, to Cooksville, to his uncle, Sir Melville Parker. He became a journalist and moved to Winnipeg where me met his wife, Florence Randal, a journalist and translator of Ukrainian poetry.

Florence Randal had been born in Compton, Quebec, and was one of Canada's first woman foreign correspondents. Their daughter, Dorothy Livesay, was born in Winnipeg. When she was ten the family moved to the Toronto area where J. F. B. Livesay became general manager of the Canadian Press, and a war correspondent during World War I, and author of Canada's Hundred Days (1919). Dorothy was an accomplished poet and a major figure in modernist Canadian poetry. She published twenty-one volumes of poetry during her lifetime and was twice awarded the Governor-General's prize for poetry.
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