From William Canton (1845-1926)

Scope and Content

Letters sent from William Canton to Edith Mary (Dorrie) Collingwood.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Canton (27 October 1845-2 May 1926) was a British poet, journalist and writer, now best known for his contributions to children's literature. These include his series of three books, beginning with The Invisible Playmate, written for his daughter Winifred Vida (1891-1901). In his lifetime he was known for his use of recent archeological evidence of prehistory in his poetry.