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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)

Waiting : early draft

File contains a typed draft with annotations of Budge Wilson's short story "Waiting," which was published in her anthology "The Leaving" (1990).

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.

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.

Letter from Robert Weaver to Budge Wilson

File contains a letter from the coordinator of the CBC Literary Competition. Budge Wilson previously won first prize in the 1983 short fiction category.

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).

Correspondence with Thistledown Press regarding My war

File contains correspondence between Budge Wilson and Thistledown Press Ltd., regarding her short story anthology "My War." The file includes correspondence from the publisher and a draft and copy of Wilson's reply.

Correspondence with Stoddart Kids regarding Sharla

File contains correspondence regarding Budge Wilson's book "Sharla," between Wilson and Stoddart Kids. The file includes incoming correspondence as well as copies and drafts of Wilson's outgoing correspondence.

Correspondence and promotional material regarding Victor

File contains materials relating to Budge Wilson's Christmas poem "Victor," which was written for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and broadcast on CBC radio and over the cbc4kids.ca website, with illustrations by Kevin Sylvester.

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.
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