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Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 File
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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."

Book histories for books by Joyce Barkhouse

File contains written histories of various uses and publications of books by Joyce Barkhouse, termination and publication agreements, correspondence, and some photocopied newspaper clippings of reviews. Books referenced in this file include: The Witch of Port LaJoye, A Name for Himself: A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall, Yesterday's Children, George Dawson, The Little Giant (originally called The Little Doctor), Anna's Pet (with Margaret Atwood), and Smallest Rabbit. The file also includes the brochure for an exhibit at the Mary E. Black Gallery by the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design of "The Lorenzen Pottery, Ernst and Alma Lorenzen: Contributions to Nova Scotia Craft Since 1949."

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 with Natural Heritage and Rockcliffe Publishing

File contains royalty reports, draft agreements with handwritten annotations, and correspondence. The documents relate to Joyce Barkhouse's books Pit Pony, Saga of the Dark One, George Dawson: The Little Giant, and A Name for Himself: A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall.