Site Search
Random Quote
"God is so good to me," I said...

Main Menu
In the Spotlight !
This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
All Entries 1997 - 2002
All Entries 2002
Odds and Ends, Other Items Of Interest About Robert
SmartFAQ is developed by The SmartFactory (, a division of InBox Solutions (
Welcome to the FAQ In this area of our site, you will find the answers to the frequently asked questions.
 Categories summary
Here is a list of the top categories and their sub-categories. Select a category to see the Q&As within.
Category Q&A Last Q&A published
 Robert Service
10 What can you tell me about the poem "Dangero...

 Last published Q&A
Here is a list of the last Q&As that were published.
(1) 2 »
Requested and Answered by Visitor on 14-Aug-2007 13:03 (13286 reads)
Peter Mitham: Probably the best collection of Service's books in a public collection, and outside the copyright libraries in the U.K., exists at the Yukon Archives, Whitehorse.

The most extensive collection of manuscript sources and assorted Serviciana is at the Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow. But these are mostly manuscripts from late in his career, and largely of unpublished work. I've detailed over 30 individual manuscript collections in the bibliography, so you can see the stuff is pretty diffused.

Requested and Answered by Visitor on 14-Aug-2007 13:03 (19710 reads)
Copyright: We have had several people contact us on this subject. Service's work, Canada is an area of public domain, as it has been 50 years since Robert passed on.

With reference to the United States public domain covers works originating before 1923 and later works have a 95 year duration from first publication.

However the European Union inclusive of the United Kingdom continues copyright protection for 70 years after death. Other foreign territories vary as between 50 and 70 year and can be investigated on a case by case basis.

Please email for further information

Mr. Wm. Krasilovsky was the agent for Robert's Estate but has now retired.

Requested and Answered by Visitor on 14-Aug-2007 13:03 (11764 reads)
"The Three Bares"

Requested and Answered by Visitor on 14-Aug-2007 13:03 (14028 reads)
The Spell of the Yukon and the 6th and later printings (i.e. 2nd edition) of Songs of a Sourdough have a page that reads "To C. M." Peter Mitham, who has written an extensive bibliography published in the spring of 2000, has indicated that there is little doubt that C.M. stands for Contance M. MacLean.

According to Peter "She was a young woman living in Vancouver with whom Service had fallen in love while working on Vancouver Island. The Beatrice Corbett Papers at Queen's University, Kingston, includes correspondence between Service and MacLean that sets the identity of "C.M." beyond doubt." These books have 7 more poems than the original edition of the Songs of a Sourdough.

Requested and Answered by Visitor on 14-Aug-2007 13:03 (12511 reads)
No, It was written by Hugh Antoine d'Arcy in the 1870's.

(1) 2 »