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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)

Cassandra's driftwood : final drafts

File contains two typed and annotated drafts of Budge Wilson's book "Cassandra's Driftwood," and black and white copies of illustrations for the book.

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.

Correspondence regarding Harold and Harold

File contains correspondence regarding Budge Wilson's book "Harold and Harold," between Wilson and various people involved in its publication, including Lesley Choyce of Pottersfield Press, Terry Roscoe, the editor (including sketches of possible illustrations), and Sheila Dalton, Wilson's copy editor. The file includes incoming correspondence and copies of Wilson's outgoing correspondence.

Thank you letters from Westmore Academy

  • MS-2-650.2000-033, Box 26, Folder 44
  • File
  • May 5, 1998 - June 2, 1998
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File includes a copy of Budge Wilson's response to the grade three class at Westmore Academy in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, and four drawings by the children of scenes from Wilson's books.

Duff's monkey business : drafts and related correspondence

File contains two drafts of Budge Wilson's book "Duff's Monkey Business" and related correspondence with the publisher, Formac Publishing Company Limited, which include early proposed drawings by the illustrator Kim LaFave.

Letters and drawings from students at L.M. Montgomery School

File contains letters from students in Laurie Hannan's grade 9 English class at Richomd Regional High School after completing an author study on five of Budge Wilson's books: "Sharla," "Oliver's Wars," "Thirteen Never Changes," "Lorinda's Diary," and "Breakdown."

Budge Wilson study unit : responses to selections

File contains letters and drawings in response to Budge Wilson's books "The Long Wait," "Cassandra's Driftwood," "Harold and Harold," "John Bertrand Nijinsky and Charlie," and "Going Bananas," written by students at Salem Elementary School.

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 relates to her books, including "Manfred the Unmanageable Monster," the Lorinda Dauphinee book series, "The Long Wait," "Mystery Lights at Blue Harbour," "A House far from Home," and "The Worst Christmas Present Ever."

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 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.

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.