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A fiddle for Angus : final draft and note to agent Leona Trainer

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 91, Folder 14
  • File
  • November 25, 2000 - November 26, 2000
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains the final draft of Budge Wilson's children's story "A Fiddle for Angus," and a note to her agent, Leona Trainer, about the draft. The file also contains the typescript of a short story entitled "My Heroine, Murphy Brown," by Budge Wilson (undated), which was included in the anthology "Friendships" (2006).

A house far from home : draft

File contains a draft of "The Uprooting" by Budge Wilson, which was renamed and published as "A House far From Home."

After Swissair draft five and handwritten notes by Budge Wilson

File contains the fifth draft of Budge Wilson's book "After Swissair," an extended poem. The draft was sent to Eileen Richmond at the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A note at the top of the first page from Budge Wilson to Eileen indicates that it is the "Most final to March 5. Edited and returned to Eileen March 13."

After Swissair draft six

File contains the sixth draft of Budge Wilson's book "After Swissair," an extended poem. The draft was sent to Eileen Richmond at the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with annotations by Budge Wilson.

Ann Connor Brimer keynote address launching Canadian Children's Book Week

File contains a copy of Budge Wilson's "Ann Connor Brimer Talk," the keynote address at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which launched Canadian Children's Book Week in 1999. The speech addresses the state of children's literature in Nova Scotia. The file also includes a copy of a fax sent to Budge Wilson from regarding the schedule for the Canadian Children's Book Week Gala.

Benilda's driftwood : typed version

File contains a typed and annotated draft of Budge Wilson's book "Benilda's Driftwood," which was later renamed "Cassandra's Driftwood."

Birds, horses and muffins : drafts

File contains two typed, annotated drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "Birds, Horses and Muffins," which was published in the anthology "Cordelia Clark" (1994).

Budge Wilson fonds

  • MS-2-650
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2018

Fonds consists of manuscripts and proofs of Budge Wilson's books and short stories; correspondence with publishers, students, and teachers; publicity material; photocopies and clippings of reviews, profiles, and notices regarding awards and appearances; diaries; recorded radio interviews; and an assortment of other documents created and collected by the author throughout her writing career. The fonds also contains materials relating to the adaptation of Wilson's novel "Before Green Gables" into a Japanese animated television series.

Wilson, Budge (Marjorie)

Budge Wilson talk at Blandford Show opening

File contains Budge Wilson's handwritten speech for the Blandford Show Opening. The speech discusses here writing career, and the photographs and paintings at the Show.

Budge Wilson's correspondence with other writers

File contains correspondence from other writers sent to Budge Wilson, and some photocopies of her outgoing correspondence to writers. The writers include Julie Johnston, Sheila Dalton, Joan Clarke, Betsy Struthers, Leonie M. Poirier, Katherine Paterson, Claire MacKay, Malcolm Ross, Sylvia McNicoll, Donez Xiques, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Weiner Zimmerman, Bill Percy, Sylvia Gunnery, Pam Donogh, Kit Pearson, Paul Robinson, Yan Martel, Timothy Findley, Joyce Barkhouse, Margaret Hammer, Tim Wynne-Jones, Carol Shields, and Sandra Bridsell.

Budge Wilson's tributes to Margaret Laurence

File contains a copy of Budge Wilson's memorial talk for Margaret Laurence, delivered at Trent University on February 2, 1987 and later published in the Canadian Woman Studies journal. The file also contains a copy of the program from Wilson's memorial tribute and a copy of an article on Budge Wilson's address at the Halifax Main Library on Margaret Laurence.

CANSCAIP draft of Budge Wilson's update for Round Up

File contains a handwritten draft of Budge Wilson's news announcement for the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) newsletter, News Roundup. The announcement includes her recently published book "After Swissair"; readings at public libraries, the Hubbards Literary Society, and Word on the Street; interviews on CTV and CBC radio; features in the Chronicle Herald; and the upcoming publication of the fourth new Polish edition of "Before Green Gables."

Canadian Library Association acceptance speech for The Leaving

File contains a copy of Budge Wilson's acceptance speech printed in School Libraries in Canada (Summer 1991) for her Canadian Library Association (CLA) Young Adult Canadian Book Award for "The Leaving," and a copy of her letter to the magazine regarding the omission of the title of her book from the published speech. The speech was originally delivered at the CLA/CACL Book Awards Banquet in Montreal, Quebec. The file also includes an annotated, typescript copy of the speech, possibly used at the awards presentation.

Canadian itinerary for the Sharla Project

File contains Budge Wilson's notes, correspondence, and programs for the Sharla Project, which included appearances in Churchill, Winnipeg, and Mexico City. The Canadian portion of the trip went from October 26 to November 4, 1998.

Cassandra's driftwood : cover

File contains a photograph of the illustration for the front cover of "Cassandra's Driftwood" (illustrate by Terry Roscoe), a photocopy of the proposed front cover, and an envelope addressed to Lesley Choyce.

Cassandra's driftwood : edited by Sheila Dalton

File contains a typed and annotated draft of Budge Wilson's book "Cassandra's Driftwood," containing Wilson's edits and those by Sheila Dalton from Scholastic-TAB Publications.

Cassandra's driftwood : final drafts

File contains two typed and annotated drafts of Budge Wilson's book "Cassandra's Driftwood," and black and white copies of illustrations for the book.

Catalogues advertising books by Budge Wilson

File contains eight catalogues from the following publishers: Harcourt Brace & Company, Formac Publishing Company Limited and James Lorimer & Company Limited, Stoddart, the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the Putnam & Grosset Group, and Pottersfield Press.

Christmas flyer for Bookmark

File contains a pamphlet with gift ideas from the Halifax bookstore "Bookmark," including books by Budge Wilson.

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