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Budge Wilson fonds Nova Scotia
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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)

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.

Daily News review of Words Unrealized and correspondence with the reviewer

File contains incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence between Budge Wilson and Lindsay Brown, books editor for the Sunday Daily News and two drafts of Wilson's review of "Words Unrealized: Short Stories of Adolescence by Canadian Writers," edited by Andrew Garrod and Janet Webster (St. John's: Breakwater Press, 1991).

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.

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.

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.

Correspondence regarding The Courtship

File contains incoming correspondence and copies of Budge Wilson's outgoing correspondence, predominantly with Donald G. Bastian, the managing editor at Stoddart Publishing.

Correspondence from Budge Wilson to Kathy Markou

File contains a copy of a letter from Budge Wilson to Kathy Markou from CBC, including Wilson's agreement that gave CBC permission to adapt her short story "The Canoe Trip" for use on CBC radio.
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