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Joyce Barkhouse fonds
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Associations of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains records regarding associations that Barkhouse was involved with. The types of records included here are correspondence, promotional material, reports, newsletters, and programs.

Letters from students regarding Pit Pony

File contains letters regarding Pit Pony from students at A.G. Baillie Memorial School (grade 5, January 2011) in New Glasgow, St. Joseph Elementary School (grade 5, 2010) in Bridgewater, and Salem Elementary School (2008) in Sackville, New Brunswick. File also contains one photograph with the grade 5 class of A.G. Baillie Memorial School.

Correspondence from Jane Buss

File contains personal correspondence from Jane Buss, including two cards and one letter discussing their lives. The cards include congratulations and Valentine's messages.

Correspondence from Janet Lunn

File contains correspondence from Janet Lunn, including both handwritten and typed letters. File also includes a lecture for the Margaret Laurence Memorial Lecture.

Correspondence from the Cogswell family

File contains correspondence from the Cogswell family, including Mary and Kay. Materials also include three cards, including one wedding invitation from Heather and Brian, and some notes on medical regulations and fees.

Correspondence from Joyce's great grandchildren

File contains correspondence from and about Joyce's great grandchildren. Materials include four cards from the grandchildren, one photograph of a child, correspondence regarding the children, and a poem written by Joyce called "First Pet" in 1950.

Correspondence to Joyce's family with original poetry

  • MS-2-646.2015-026, Box 15, Folder 4
  • File
  • 1950-2011 [predominant 1950 and 2011]
  • Part of Joyce Barkhouse fonds

File contains correspondence from Barkhouse to her family with original poetry written by her, including two about her son Murray. Materials also include a letter from Gladys to Janet after Barkhouse's death.

Correspondence with family and other materials

File contains correspondence with Barkhouse's sister and Margaret Atwood, some letters without names, several newspaper clippings about Port Williams, Ed Gould, and the annual meeting of the Canadian Mental Health Association, a notice for the FPTT Awards honoring biologist Ian Barkhouse, and a bookmark for the Centre for Canadian Children and Books.

Letters from Joyce Barkhouse to her sister and Margaret Atwood

  • MS-2-646.2017-044, Box 16, Folder 2
  • File
  • 1976-2000 [predominant 1998-2000]
  • Part of Joyce Barkhouse fonds

File contains letters written by Joyce Barkhouse to her sister and Margaret Atwood. Many of the letters are written from Harbourville. Materials also include information about the Killam family and the Mayflower, as well as newspaper clippings and an information sheet on saving Harbourville.

Correspondence from Murray Barkhouse

File contains a letter from Murray Barkhouse to his mother, Joyce Barkhouse, congratulating her on the success of her book "The Pit Pony" and the subsequent movie. The file also contains a letter to Murray concerning his book "Famous Nova Scotians" and biographical information about Murray.

Correspondence from family and friends of Joyce Barkhouse

File contains letters from various relatives and friends of Joyce Barkhouse, including Kari (granddaughter), Margaret "Peggy" Atwood, Care, Claire Mackay, Dr. Charlie Ells (cousin), Dr. Carl Atwood, Heather MacDonald, Joyce's mother, Alex Hickey (granddaughter), Irene E. Aubrey, Thomas Raddall, Kathleen Hickey (granddaughter), Lorenda Barkhouse (granddaughter), Kari (granddaughter), Helen Gyles, Margaret (sister), and Lillian E. Hendry (teacher at Woodville school). The file also contains a letter from Joyce to her sister Kaye (Kathleen), written at age 18.

Correspondence regarding The Secret of Silk

File contains correspondence related to Barkhouse's short story "The Secret of Silk," which was originally "Unimportant Princess" and renamed for OWL magazine. Materials also contain the first page of the story.

Assorted documents and photographs of Joyce Barkhouse

File contains articles by Joyce Barkhouse (and others) for the Wesley Knox United Church, including "For Mothers and Others"; the announcements of the Thomas H. Raddall endowment at Dalhousie University Libraries; family postcards; photographs of Joyce Barkhouse; correspondence; printouts of Google search results for Joyce Barkhouse; magazines featuring her writing (including 10 "Canadian Boy" magazines with installments of her story "Purple Cloak"); programs from the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature (1991); newspaper clippings; Janet Barkhouse's nomination of her mother for the Order of Nova Scotia; and a draft of "Doctor's Daughter."

Joyce Barkhouse fonds

  • MS-2-646
  • Fonds
  • [1860-1899], 1906-2012

The Joyce Barkhouse fonds consists of published and unpublished manuscripts of books, short stories, articles, and other writings, as well as photocopies and clippings of published materials, personal and professional correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, promotional material, and other material collected and created by Joyce Barkhouse.

This fonds consists of nine series: Articles and other writings, Books, Short stories, Associations, Awards, Biographical materials and other documents, Correspondence, Personal documents, and Promotional material.

Barkhouse, Joyce Carmen

Articles and other writings of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains articles and other writings such as speeches, poems, and plays. The types of records included here are drafts, clippings of published articles, copies of publications containing these articles, and some related notes and correspondence.
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