“Abbott, M.E. “With Best Wishes.” Christmas. Montreal: Author, 1929. n.p.
Maude Elizabeth Seymour Abbott is better known for her medical career than her poetry. While she published upwards of 50 texts (pamphlets, books, and a book chapter in Sir William Osler‘s monumental Systems of Modern Medicine ), she produced only one pamphlet of poetry, a very small chapbook entitled Christmas (1929). While this was released at Christmas, two of the three poems it contains were written in October of 1929. Here is the introductory poem, which was written for Christmas, 1929.
Grenville, R. H. [Beatrice C. Rowley]. “Courage.” Profile: A Chapbook of Canadian Verse. Ottawa, ON: Poetry Craft Group, Ottawa Branch CAA, 1946. 28.
This poem won an honourable mention prize of $5 in the poetry competition held by the Ottawa Branch of the Canadian Authors Association in 1946. R. H. Grenville won 2 other awards in this competition: the A.H. Jarvis Award of $25 for “Of a Lost Poet,” an a third-place prize of $15 for “The Unsung Land.”