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George Nicholls fonds

  • MS-2-561
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1983
This fonds consists of material created by or accumulated by George V.V. Nicholls. Records include correspondence, Nicholls and Van Vliet family estates and wills, course material from classes taught by Nicholls at Dalhousie’s Law School and Queen’s University, meeting minutes from professional associations, Dalhousie and community committees and clubs that Nicholls was involved with, some photographs and drafts and published legal journal articles and essays written by Nicholls.

Nicholls, George

Garrison, Jim

File contains a typed letter (with three lines of handwritten correspondence) sent by Jim Garrison, District Attorney of New Orleans, to Kenneth Leslie, dated January 18, 1973. The typed portion of the letter discusses Garrison's review that was featured in the forthcoming February 1973 issue of Harper's Magazine, where Garrison reviewed the diaries of Arthur Bremer (who attempted to assassinate Governor George Wallace in Laurel, Maryland the previous May). A facsimile of Garrison's review is included in this file. The handwritten postscript to the letter thanks Leslie for publishing Garrison's most recent press release in a recent issue of Leslie's "New Man" publication, and also expresses his thanks for Leslie's gift of a book of his "excellent poems."

Friendships : draft with notes for Helen Reeves

File contains typed drafts with corrections for the twelve short stories included in Budge Wilson's "Friendship" anthology. File also includes notes for Wilson's editor, Helen Reeves, at Penguin Canada.

Friends : typed draft sent to editor

File contains an incomplete draft (missing "Big Little Gerome") with a few pencil corrections, which was sent to Barbara Berson, editor with Penguin Canada. The short story anthology was later renamed "Friendships."

Frank Baird fonds

  • MS-2-5, SF Box 13, Folder 2
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1933
Fonds consists of a draft typescript of Baird's "Doctor Archibald MacMechan: An Estimate and an Appreciation," commissioned by The Halifax Chronicle for their 1923 New Year's edition and withdrawn at Archibald MacMechan's request. Also present are three letters from MacMechan concerning the article and a later letter from Stanley MacKenzie regarding an essay by Baird rejected by The Dalhousie Review.

Baird, Frank, Rev. Dr., 1870-1951

Florence Jessie Murray fonds

  • MS-2-535
  • Fonds
  • [1884?] - 1975
Fonds consists primarily of Florence Jessie Murray's personal records regarding her career as a medical missionary in Korea, including correspondence, manuscripts, pamphlets and photographs. There is also a small volume of records that originated with her brother, Alexander Murray, and father, Robert Murray, including correspondence between Alexander Murray, Florence Jessie Murray and E.J.O. Fraser; Reverend Robert Murray's correspondence; and records regarding his involvement with the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes.

Murray, Florence Jessie

Evidence / Ian Colford : [manuscript]

File contains a copy of the revised version submitted to Porcupine's Quill in August 2006. The manuscript contains editorial notes by Doris Cowan, a freelance editor.

Essays and interviews of Kenneth Leslie

Subseries contains essays written by Kenneth Leslie when he was a student at both Dalhousie University and Harvard University. Subseries also contains interview transcripts, research notes, and brief biographical sketches written by Leslie.

Environmental articles and letters to the editor

File contains a letter to the Mayor and Council of the City of Halifax to protest the construction of the two proposed Brenhold buildings to the west of the Public Gardens and a short entry in "Clean Nova Scotia," as part of a section on the "Special Places of Nova Scotian Authors."

Eliza Ritchie fonds

  • MS-2-433
  • Fonds
  • 1889, 1930-1933
Fonds consists of a printed copy of Ritchie's thesis, completed in 1889 at Cornell University; two essay offprints from The Dalhousie Review; and a hand-bound catalogue of Ritchie's book collection, with her personal bookplate on the endpapers.

Ritchie, Eliza

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 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.

Duncan, Pam, Dr.

File contains a typed letter written by Dr. P. [Pam] Duncan of University of Victoria and Dr. J. [Joan] Coldwell of McMaster University, sent to Kenneth Leslie on September 25, 1972. File expresses the authors' interest in including any of "material published or unpublished" that Leslie would be willing to offer to the publication of a literary anthology of psychology courses, featuring works "which illustrate clearly defined psychological states such as depression, euphoria or anxiety" or featuring characters "who might be mentally retarded, paranoid, schizophrenic or addicted to drugs."

Draft of speech for the Halifax Public Libraries freedom to read week program on remembering Margaret Laurence

  • MS-2-650.2010-031, Box 55, Folder 7
  • File
  • June 2, 1983 - March 3, 1993
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File includes Budge Wilson's handwritten speech and a copy of a speech by Margaret Laurence "On Censorship...A Speech given to Ontario Provincial Judges and their Wives" and "Remarks on Margaret Laurence" by Joan Y. Johnston. The file also contains a letter from the Halifax City Regional Library about her participation in the event.

Donna Morrissey fonds

  • MS-2-753
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2012
Fonds contains manuscripts and typescripts (print and electronic), drafts, page proofs, illustrations, digital photographs, and published copies of the novels, scripts, and short stories written by Donna Morrissey. It also contains e-mail and printed correspondence, press material and book reviews, and resource material from a workshop.

Morrissey, Donna, 1956-

Dickson, Rosaleen

File contains an undated [1971 or 1972] typed letter sent to Kenneth Leslie from his daughter, Rosaleen. File contains discussion about sending a selection of typed copies of poems to Mr. [Patrick] Crean at McClelland and Stewart -- the other requested poems stored in boxes at the Dickson farmhouse in Shawville, Quebec -- and also mentions that Sean Haldane, who had previously published the ill-received (by Leslie) "Collected Poems of Kenneth Leslie", had not been informed of the efforts to publish an alternate collection of Leslie's works, and would not be "until it has all been settled".

File also contains a facsimile family photograph of the Dickson children, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Marjorie, Ross, and Charles, likely from 1958, serving as a "Seasons Greetings" card signed "from the Dicksons".

Dickson, Charles

File contains an undated hand-made Christmas card sent to Kenneth Leslie by Leslie's grandson Charles, the son of his daughter Rosaleen Dickson, sometime in the early 1970s. The front of the card depicts a winter sledding scene drawn in pencil, while the interior contains a typed three stanza (12 line) poem beginning "I've travelled here from midnight till noon!", and a handwritten holiday salutation to "Grandad, and Nora!" from Charles.

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).

Daigel, L.

File contains handwritten correspondence written by L. Daigel (of Putney, VT), dated January 1, 1973, and sent to Kenneth Leslie. File acknowledges receipt of a copy of "your book of poems", presumably "O'Malley and the Reds", but laments that "the finest of literature is on the way out" given perceived decline in interest in poetry. File also mentions a cheque enclosure to renew subscription for New Man.

D.C. MacKay fonds

  • MS-2-280
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1979
Fonds consists of correspondence; printed material, including exhibition pamphlets; research and correspondence pertaining to silver, heraldry; manuscripts; family papers; Mackay's own artwork; artist files; and reference materials.

Mackay, D.C.

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