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Budge Wilson fonds
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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)

Photograph of Budge Wilson

File consists of a copy of a digital photograph of Budge Wilson, with the book "After Swissair." Photograph includes an unknown woman.

Material for Margaret Laurence lecture

File contains correspondence, promotional material, a draft of Budge Wilson's lecture, and three photographs. The lecture took place on October 21, 2004.

Personal material

Series contains materials created by Budge Wilson that not directly related to her career as an author. Files include Budge Wilson's diaries and calendars and materials relating to her job as a fitness instructor and photographer.

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.

Books and short story anthologies by Budge Wilson

Series consists of research, manuscripts, and drafts of books and short story anthologies written by Budge Wilson. Series also contains some draft illustrations by Budge Wilson and artists with whom she collaborated, including Terry Roscoe, and signed, published copies of her books.

After Swissair

Subseries contains research and handwritten and typescript drafts of Budge Wilson's book "After Swissair," a collection of poems written in response to and commemoration of the Swissair Flight 111 crash near St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia (September 2, 1998).

Photographs of Budge Wilson

File contains six photographs of Budge Wilson, taken by Norene Smiley and Mary Primrose. The file also includes a printout of an email from Chuck Brown of the Telegraph-Journal to Wilson, including a picture of her holding her book "Izzie: The Christmas that Almost Wasn't" from her visit to St. Stephen, New Brunswick.

Letters and from students following school visits

File contains letters and cards from students at St. Theresa's School (St. John's, Newfoundland), correspondence with illustrator Brenda Clark, and correspondence and copies of photographs from Budge Wilson's visit to Donagh School (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island).

Awards and honours

Series contains records relating to Budge Wilson's awards and honours, including correspondence, programs, certificates, and speeches.

Typescript of a speech

File consists of the hand-written speech of Budge Wilson given at the book launch for Before Green Gables, in February 2008. Includes three photographs taken at the event.

Cassandra's driftwood

Subseries consists of handwritten and typescript drafts for Budge Wilson's book "Cassandra's Driftwood," previously titled "Belinda's Driftwood." Subseries also contains drafts of drawings for the book's illustrations, by Terry Roscoe.