Ira Lake papers, 1888-1954

Lake, Ira, b. 1865 d. 1954
Sculptor, Poet

Collection size: 1.2 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Manuscripts; poems by Lake; a diary kept while he was in Rome, 1888-1889; a journal of travels in Europe and Canada, 1924; the typescript of "In an Unfriendly World," his fictional autobiography of a black man; sketches; papers concerning his sculpture in the Memorial Chamber, Houses of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada; photographs of Lake,1887, and of his work, 1908-1919.

Biographical/Historical Note: Poet and sculptor.

Donated by Lake's son Owen and grandson, Brandon McKay.

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