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Williams, Claude

File contains typed correspondence dated April 20, 1972, written by Claude Williams (Alabaster, AL) and sent to Kenneth Leslie. File expresses thanks for Leslie's handwritten note and for receipt of issues of New Man, and "Glory be! for David Lord coming to the rescue and getting out an issue of New Man" when Leslie was ill the previous year. File states Leslie is "as great a prophet today as Jeremiah was in his day", while expressing opinions about Marxist-Christian dialogue. Williams previously served on the editorial board of The Protestant.

Wallace, May

File contains handwritten correspondence dated January 2nd, 1973, written by Mrs May Wallace (MacGregor, MB) and sent to Kenneth Leslie. File expresses receipt of Leslie's "most enjoyable" book of poems as well as confirmation that payment was mailed. File also inquires after Leslie's health, wishing for a "happy + prosperous 1973".

Vincent, Clara

File contains handwritten correspondence dated January 26, 1973, sent by Clara M. Vincent (Livonia, MI) to Kenneth Leslie. File expresses her appreciation for receipt of a copy of 'O'Malley to the Reds', discusses the writings and works of Dr. John Nicholls Booth, and states that the Detroit Free Press "continues to be one of the best newspapers in the country, [free from] the Pentagon claptrap and their propaganda".

Vicky Gaboreau reading

  • MS-2-650.2000-033, Box 29, Folder 13
  • File
  • June 27, 1990 - July 1990
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains correspondence and notes relating to a reading by Budge Wilson on CBC radio from her new anthology of short stories "The Leaving."

Velma Brown fonds

  • MS-2-379
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1979
Fonds consists of newsletters and poetry publications from 1971-1979. Most of the publications feature poetry written by Velma Brown, but a number of other authors are also featured, including Sidney M. Parker, known as the blind poet of Truro, Nova Scotia.

Brown, Velma, Purdy

Unidentified correspondence

File contains handwritten correspondence, written between 1966 and 1973, by unidentified authors sent to Kenneth Leslie. File contains 11 different pieces of correspondence by ten different authors. There is a letter written by a Clark H.(Centerville, IA) dated May 11, 1973; an unsigned note about one of Leslie's songs being featured on the Max Ferguson program (dated December 12, 1972); a facsimile letter dated Christmas 1970, providing family updates for "Marge, Eric [not Leslie's brother], and family"; a letter from "L." dated January 14, 1973, acknowledging that it "was very heartwarming to receive the book of poems"; undated from "Fred" (Montclair, NJ); two letters from "Frank" dated December 29th 1965 and January 14, 1966, about strychnine tablets, fluoridation, and general health discussion; an undated unsigned note about enclosure of payment for books and inquiring about Nora's health; a 1972 Christmas card from Deb, Mike, and John, nieces and nephews of Ken and Nora [but unclear as to what part of the family]; a two-page typed letter from "Harold" (Pittsburgh, PA) dated March 22nd, 1973, regarding attendance at the Rationalist Convention in Chicago, about the "destruction and slaughter" in Vietnam, the Pittsburgh highway system, and future issues of New Man; and two undated short notes by "Alice B." including appreciation at receipt of a "gratis" copy of Leslie's book of poems.

Tunnicliffe, John

File contains handwritten correspondence dated March 19th, 1972, written by John Tunnicliffe (Warwickshire, England) and sent to Kenneth Leslie. File expresses appreciation of the recent receipt of an issue of New Man, as well as remarking on his church work, having been ordained in 1910, and efforts at working on a memoir. He also remarks that one of his sons "is [now] vicar of a large new (pagan) parish not far from here" as well as relating a humorous anecdote about his son getting jam on his nose, and how he couldn't lick it off, while an elder brother suggested that "there's a chap at our school who can lick jam off his nose but he is a Roman Catholic."

Trudeau, Pierre Elliott

File contains typed correspondence dated June 1, 1973, and sent on "Office of the Prime Minister" letterhead from Pierre Elliott Trudeau, as related by his private secretary, Cécile Viau, and sent to Kenneth Leslie. File expresses that the "Prime Minister was very please to receive a copy" of 'O'Malley to the Reds' and offers appreciation at Leslie's "thoughtful gesture".

Trongate fury : draft

File contains an annotated draft of Budge Wilson's second book in the Izzie series, "Trongate Fury." The file also contains a copy of a letter from Wilson to Penguin publishers about the manuscript.

To waste a wave / Susan Kerslake : [manuscript]

File contains an unpublished manuscript and an unsigned handwritten review suggesting edits and a rewrite, as well as a typed review with handwritten suggestions. The quote on the cover page reads "For here alone in all the world was found Moria-silver, or true silver as some have called it: Mithril is the Elvish name ..."

Thomas McCulloch collection

  • MS-2-40
  • Collection
  • 1801 - 1843, 1955
Collection contains both original records and reproductions of materials related to Reverend Thomas McCulloch. Items include a glass plate etching of McCulloch, microfilm copies of his books, a sample of his shorthand, a ticket to a lecture given by McCulloch, and correspondence. The collection also includes a microform copy of a thesis written by a Dalhousie student about McCulloch.

McCulloch, Thomas, 1776-1843

Thomas Head Raddall fonds

  • MS-2-202
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1913-1994
The fonds includes manuscripts of most of his published works—novels, short stories, articles, radio broadcasts and plays, and forewords for other works—from 1929 to 1976; research notes and general historical studies; sound recordings; correspondence covering the years 1914 to 1994 (including letters with other authors and his publishers, among others); diaries (closed at the author's request until 2019); photographs; memorabilia; material related to his father who fought and died in World War I; and several scrapbooks containing reviews of his books, clippings, and other research material.

Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994

The serpent's tooth : drafts

File includes three typescript drafts and two rewrites of page 7 from the short story "The Serpent's Tooth" by Budge Wilson.

The Christian glacier : the spirit of Jesus in the Soviet people : [typed draft manuscripts]

File contains two drafts of typed manuscript for an article entitled "The Christian Glacier", written by Kenneth Leslie, presumably in 1958. The second draft, a six-page fragment, discusses the efforts of then-Alberta Premier [Ernest] Manning and Methodist Bishop Bromley Oxnam to "sell war to unsophisticated Christians" by comparing the Soviet Union to the Anti-Christ. File then discusses the evangelization of Madhya Pradesh in India through exploitation of "their poverty and suffering". File then discusses John Foster Dulles's anti-Communist (which Leslie sees as pro-Franco) beliefs, defending the "missionary" efforts of Communism by declaring that "when Spain lay bleeding under the blows of Mussolini and Hitler was it the atheistic Communist society that turned its face away and passed by on the other side, or was it the 'Christian' West?" Includes inked corrections and alterations in Leslie's hand. File also includes an earlier, heavily-annotated, 12-page typed draft with the title "The spirit of Jesus in the Soviet People".

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.

Terrence Gordon fonds

  • MS-2-737
  • Fonds
  • 1997 - 2005
Fonds consists of materials related to a biography of Marshall McLuhan which Gordon published in 1997 and was titled Marshall McLuhan: Escape into Understanding. The fonds includes correspondence with publishers, reviewers, and others; Gordon’s curriculum vitae; a draft of the biography; newspaper clippings and copies of reviews; and research materials. The fonds also includes working papers from three books which Gordon edited: McLuhan Unbound, Understanding Media (Critical Edition), and The Classical Trivium: The Place of Thomas Nashe in the Learning of his Time.

Gordon, Terrence W.

Swanson, Rosa

File contains undated handwritten correspondence (presumably 1972 or 1973) written by Mrs. Rosa Swanson (Edmonton, AB) and sent to Kenneth Leslie. File contains the author's confirmation of enclosure of payment to renew subscription to The New Man.

Susan Kerslake's unpublished manuscripts

Series contains manuscripts of unpublished novels, including edited drafts. Other materials include letters from third parties with suggested edits, and rejections or comments from publishing agencies.

Susan Kerslake's rejection letters

File contains assorted personal and generic rejection letters from various publishers, including Canadian Fiction Magazine, Room of One's Own and The Long Story.

Susan Kerslake's records regarding organizations, conferences, and awards

Series contains materials related to Kerslake’s involvement with organizations or events related to her writing. The organizations represented in the series are the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia, the Writer’s Council of Nova Scotia, and CBC. The events represented in this series are the Dalhousie Medical School’s Medicine and the Humanities event, the Maritime Writer’s Workshop, and an Arts Festival.

Susan Kerslake's published manuscripts

Series contains manuscripts of published novels, including heavily annotated drafts of Middlewatch and Penumbra. There is also related correspondence, including royalty payments, requests for inclusion in anthologies, and letters of acceptance and rejection.

Susan Kerslake's published books

Series contains four books published by Susan Kerslake, including Middlewatch, Penumbra, The Book of Fears, and Blind Date. All four are in good condition and are autographed by her.
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