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Budge Wilson fonds North America File
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Not another new baby in the house

File contains a copy of "The Ontario Nursery School Digest," Vol. 2, no. 1, which includes an article by Budge Wilson entitled "Not Another New Baby in the House!"

Correspondence between Budge Wilson and the Globe and Mail

File contains incoming letters and copies of outgoing letters between Budge Wilson and Olive Dickason, women's editor at the Globe and Mail. The file also contains correspondence between Wilson and Elda Bolton at the Institute of Child Study at the University of Toronto.

Correspondence relating to illustrations in The Sale

File contains correspondence from Wendy Brown of McClelland and Stewart Limited and copies of letters from Budge Wilson to "Marilyn" and "Marge" regarding illustrations for her book, "The Sale". The file also includes copies of Wilson's illustrations for her own book.

The sale in Magook, no. 2

File contains a copy of Magook No. 2 (1977), which contains Budge Wilson's short story "The Sale."

Fitness instructor material

File contains records relating to Budge Wilson's position as a fitness instructor in Peterborough, Ontario in the 1970s.

The Christmas of the big blow : drafts

File contains four annotated drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "The Christmas of the Big Blow," which eventually became "The Christmas that Almost Wasn't." The file also contains a rejection letter from Weekend Magazine.

The sale : in Magook

File contains a draft and two copies of Budge Wilson's short story "The Sale," which was published in "Magook."

Student artwork given to Budge Wilson

File contains student artwork given to Budge Wilson from various presentations that she gave at elementary schools. The artwork relates to her books, including "Manfred the Unmanageable Monster," the Lorinda Dauphinee book series, "The Long Wait," "Mystery Lights at Blue Harbour," "A House far from Home," and "The Worst Christmas Present Ever."

The unmanageable monster : drafts

File contains three annotated drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "The Unmanageable Monster" (or "Manfred, the Unmanageable Monster"), which was published in the Canadian Children's Annual (1983).

The gift : handwritten first draft

File contains the first handwritten draft of Budge Wilson's book "The Gift," later published as "The Best / Worst Christmas Present Ever," and a letter to Sandra Bogart, Acquisitions Editor at Scholastic Books.

The metaphor : drafts and clippings

  • MS-2-650.2004-048, Box 38, Folder 7
  • File
  • March 1982 - October 1983
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains a draft of Budge Wilson's short story "The Metaphor" and clippings of it from Chatelaine (October 1983).

Three voices : drafts and correspondence

File contains three annotated drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "Three Voices," which was published in Chatelaine (February 1983), and correspondence about the story.

Leona Trainer correspondence with Budge Wilson

File contains copies of letters from Budge Wilson to her agent, Leona Trainer of the Transatlantic Literary Agency. The file also contains two letters from Canadian author Margaret Laurence, one to Budge Wilson concerning her short story "The Metaphor," and one to Canada Council for the Arts supporting Wilson's application for a Projects Cost Grant.

The pen-pal : copy-edited version

File contains two typed and annotated drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "The Pen-pal," which was published in her anthology "The Leaving" (1990).

Draft of speech for the Halifax Public Libraries freedom to read week program on remembering Margaret Laurence

  • MS-2-650.2010-031, Box 55, Folder 7
  • File
  • June 2, 1983 - March 3, 1993
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File includes Budge Wilson's handwritten speech and a copy of a speech by Margaret Laurence "On Censorship...A Speech given to Ontario Provincial Judges and their Wives" and "Remarks on Margaret Laurence" by Joan Y. Johnston. The file also contains a letter from the Halifax City Regional Library about her participation in the event.

Big little Jerome : Crackers magazine

File contains the Crackers magazine that includes Budge Wilson's short story "Big Little Jerome," as well as a typed page with Wilson's original ending to the story, which was cut by Crackers and other anthologies in which the story appears.

Big little Jerome : drafts

File contains three typed drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "Big Little Jerome," which was published in Crackers magazine (Spring 1985).
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