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Alan Creighton fonds
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"Cash": Account Ledger

File contains 1 account book listing series of Alan Creighton's addresses in Chicago, Illinois and Ontario, record of where he sent his writings and whether they were accepted, list of known purchasers of his poetry, as well as loose receipts...

"Contrasts: A Book of Verse"

File contains 1 copy of "Contrasts: A Book of Verse" by Lawren Harris, published in 1922. Inscribed "Present to Christine Eyles. A.C." [Alan Creighton].

"Suitable for Serial"

File contains loose pages: on one side, a typed multi-chapter story missing first page; on verso handwritten notes about authors and other stories.

"The Living Room"

File contains typed loose pages of short story "The Living Room", by Alan Creighton. Pages are damaged.

A Brook in the Barrens

File contains 1 painting in oil on canvas board, size 36x46 cm. Noted on verso is "film 01.77.21." Painting depicts landscape with small waterfall.

A Maritime Outport

File contains 1 painting in watercolour on paper, size 41x51 cm with mat. Noted on verso is "film 01.39." Painting depicts boats on the water and buildings jutting out onto the water on

A Summer Breeze

File contains 1 painting in watercolour on paper, size 31x41 cm with mat. Noted on verso is "film 98.58." Painting depicts a sailboat on the water as seen through trees.

About Poetry

File contains loose pages of typed prose writing by Alan Creighton on the subject of poetry, including criticism of his own early writing. Includes list of Nova Scotians known to have purchased "Earth Call."

Acme Exercise Book

File contains 1 exercise book of handwritten poetry by Alan Creighton about nature, primarily outdoors in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Alan Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-701
  • Fonds
  • 1845-2001

Fonds includes Alan Creighton's diaries, which cover many of the years from 1920 to 2000. Writings from the period 1920 to 1954 (many undated) are mainly short stories and poems. These writings include handwritten and typed, complete and inco...

Creighton, Alan

Alan Creighton photographs

Series consists of photographs in black and white, sepia, and colour of various subjects, including the Creighton family and outdoor/nature scenes. Many of the albums of photographs were likely used as inspiration or reference for Alan's pain...

Album of Family Photos

File contains 1 album of Eyles family photographs (black and white) including Christine and her parents, as well as other unidentified people. Most photos are undated. Also includes locks of Christine's hair, some correspondence and loose ite...

Album of Photos

File contains 1 album of 13 colour photographs in varying sizes including 9x9 cm, 10x10 cm, and 10x15 cm, most taken by Alan Creighton. Includes a photo of Alan and Norman Creighton dated 1987, as well as assorted outdoor scenes and snaps of his p...

Album of Sketches: "1978"

File contains 1 album of sketches (20 sheets) in pencil and watercolour, size 26x36 cm. Sketches predominantly depict trees.

Album of Sketches: "1981"

File contains 1 album of sketches (100 sheets) in pencil and watercolour, size 14x22 cm. Sketches predominantly depict houses, with some landscapes.

Album of Sketches: "1984"

File contains 1 album of sketches (30 sheets) in charcoal, size 23x30 cm. Sketches depict town scenes and foliage.

Album of Sketches: "1985"

File contains 1 album of sketches (30 sheets) in pencil and charcoal, size 23x31 cm. Sketches depict houses and landscapes.

Album of Sketches: "1994"

File contains 1 album of sketches (26 sheets) in charcoal and watercolour, size 28x35 cm. Noted on cover is "films 01.36 and 01.37." Sketches depict landscapes, predominantly trees and foliage. Some scenes are identified.

Album of Sketches: "5/4/83"

File contains 1 album of sketches (30 sheets) and 5 loose sheets in pencil and watercolour, size 16x23 cm. Sketches depict landscapes and still life scenes.

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