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Student letters to Budge Wilson

File contains thank you cards and letters from students and teachers to Budge Wilson relating to various school tours. The letters and cards include those from Lakefield Elementary School in Quispamsis, New Brunswick; Lady Eaton School in Omemee, Ontario; St. Mary' School in Campbellford, Ontario; and Mariposa Elementary School in Mariposa, Ontario. The letters often discuss Wilson's children's books.

Student artwork given to Budge Wilson

File contains thank you cards hand drawn and written by students, given to Budge Wilson on her school tours, including those from the Lady Eaton School in Omemee, Ontario.

Student artwork given to Budge Wilson

File contains student artwork given to Budge Wilson from various presentations that she gave at elementary schools. The artwork includes thank you cards and drawings related to her books, including Mr. John Bertrand Nijinsky and Charlie," and "The Best/Worst Christmas Present Ever." The file also includes thank you letters from elementary school classes, including from the Lady Eaton School in Omemee, Ontario, and a class list for an unidentified class and school.

Student letters to Budge Wilson

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 93, Folder 12
  • File
  • May 19, 1992 - May 21, 1992
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains letters from students and their teachers from two Grade 2 classes at Harold F. Loughin Public School in Brampton, Ontario. The letters are about Wilson's books "Going Bananas," "Mr. John Bertrand Nijinsky and Charlie," and "Madame Belzile and Ramsay Hitherton-Hobbs," which the classes read.

Remembrance Day address at Chester United Baptist Church

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 93, Folder 1
  • File
  • October 24, 2000 - November 11, 2000
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains three drafts of Budge Wilson's speech (two handwritten, one typescript). The file also contains correspondence from the Royal Canadian Legion, F.E. Butler Branch 44 of Chester, Nova Scotia regarding the ceremony and two tentative programs for morning.

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).

Correspondence, speech, and article on Budge Wilson and The Leaving

File contains correspondence from Janice Kulyk Keefer to Budge Wilson regarding a speech and article that she wrote about Wilson's book "The Leaving." The speech and article were presented at a conference on Maritime Women held at Acadia University in 1995. The file includes two versions of the article.

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.

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.

New York Public Library and American Library Association recognition of Budge Wilson

File contains correspondence regarding Budge Wilson's book "The Leaving," which was awarded various honours by the American Library Association (ALA) and the New York Public Library: Horn Book Fanfare, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, an ALA Notable Book Award, a Best Book for Young Adults from the American Library Association, and short listed for the book list Best Book of the Year Award.

Positive letters on The Leaving to Budge Wilson

File contains copies of letters from Joel Taxel, editor of "The New Advocate," and Allyn M. Johnston, senior editor of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, to Paul Wiseman, executive editor of Philomel Books.

Leona Trainer correspondence with Budge Wilson

File contains copies of letters from Budge Wilson to her agent, Leona Trainer of the Transatlantic Literary Agency. The file also contains two letters from Canadian author Margaret Laurence, one to Budge Wilson concerning her short story "The Metaphor," and one to Canada Council for the Arts supporting Wilson's application for a Projects Cost Grant.

Hubbards Writers Festival tribute to Budge Wilson

File contains two copies of the event program, copies of correspondence calling for "Roasts and Toasts for Budge" that were sent out to her closest friends and colleagues, and a copy of the book "Budge" with tributes published by the Hubbards Writers Society.

Correspondence between Budge Wilson and Mount Saint Vincent University on honourary degree ceremony

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 89, Folder 16
  • File
  • May 17, 2012 - May 18, 2012
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains correspondence (incoming and copies of outgoing) relating to Budge Wilson's honorary degree from Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU). The file also includes her biography used at the convocation, invitations, a copy of the Spring Convocation program, and a copy of the citation presented by Susan Drain at the convocation.

Order of Nova Scotia investiture

File contains correspondence regarding Budge Wilson's appointment to the Order of Nova Scotia in 2011. The file also includes a copy of the program, guidelines for the Investiture Ceremony, Peggy MacKinnon's ticket, and the invitation to the ceremony.

Letter from Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General

File contains a letter from Adrienne Clarkson to Budge Wilson thanking her for sending a copy of her book "The Leaving" and congratulating her on receiving the Order of Canada.

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.

Thank you letter from Genevieve Mullally, Workplace Education Program, Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre, to Budge Wilson

File consists of a thank you letter from Genevieve Mullally, Workplace Education Program, Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre, to Budge Wilson regarding talk Budge gave to a class of the Workplace Education Program. Includes a graduation program with a hand-written note to Budge Wilson. Also includes the report from the Workplace Education Program for 1998-99 with a review and photographs of the visit by Budge Wilson.

Electronic email messages and letters of Budge Wilson regarding the Dalhousie University Alumni Award ceremony and annual dinner

File consists of the typescripts of electronic email messages and letters of Budge Wilson regarding the Dalhousie University Alumni Award ceremony and annual dinner held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 16, 2008. The Alumni Achievement award was bestowed on Budge Wilson at the ceremony.

Electronic email messages and letters of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the LBANS/NSLA Conference

File consists of the typescripts of electronic email messages and letters of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the LBANS/NSLA (Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia / Nova Scotia Library Association). The conference was held in Greenwich, Nova Scotia, October 3-5, 2008. Includes the conference program booklet.

Electronic email messages of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the Canadian Association of School Administrators Summer Leadership Academy

File consists of the typescripts of electronic email messages of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the Canadian Association of School Administrators Summer Leadership Academy held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 10-13, 2008. Includes the conference program. Also includes a photocopied page from "Leaders and Learners" (volume 4, issue 23, September 2008, page 16).

Electronic email messages of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the eighth L. M. Montgomery Conference

File consists of the typescripts of electronic email messages of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the 8th L. M. Montgomery Conference held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, June 25-29, 2008. Includes seven information booklets for the Conference. Also includes newspaper clipping from Charlottetown's "The Guardian" (June 14, 2008, C1).
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