by George J. Dance

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Robert Anderson (1880-1960), Canadian Born, and other western verse]. Edmonton, AB: Esdale Press, 1913. Courtesy Internet Archive.

Robert Thompson Anderson (1880-1960) was a Canadian poet.[1]


Anderson workedat at various times as a journalist, a soldier, and a fire-fighter.[1]

During his 20s he lived in Lemon Creek, in the Kootenay Mountains of British Columbia, where he contributed verse to the local papers and was known as the "Kipling of the Kootenays".[2]

He later moved to Edmonton, Alberta, and became a fireman. After serving in World War I, he lived in Alberta the rest of his life.[2]

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Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy University of Toronto.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Notes on Life and Works," Anderson, Robert Thompson (1880-1960), Representative Poetry Online, University of Toronto,, Web, Nov. 12, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Anderson, Robert T., ABCBookworld. Web, Apr. 19, 2014.

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