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Joyce Barkhouse fonds

  • MS-2-646
  • Fonds
  • [1860-1899], 1906-2012

The Joyce Barkhouse fonds consists of published and unpublished manuscripts of books, short stories, articles, and other writings, as well as photocopies and clippings of published materials, personal and professional correspondence, photographs, ...

Barkhouse, Joyce Carmen

Personal documents and photographs of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains personal documents that are generally unrelated to Joyce Barkhouse's professional career as a writer. The types of records included here are family photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts written by other family memb...

Photograph of schoolchildren taught by Harold Edwin Killam

File contains one mounted photograph of schoolchildren taught by H.E. (Harold Edwin) Killam (1878-1957) when he was 16 years old. Killam is seated in the centre of the photograph. The children of varying ages are posed for a group shot, and the ph...

Photograph of Dr. Harold Edwin Killam

File contains one photograph of Dr. Harold Edwin Killam, Joyce Barkhouse's father, in his home office. Killam was involved with Dalhousie's Faculty of Medicine.

Books of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains records related to published books including Abraham Gesner, Anna's Pet, George Dawson: The Little Giant, The Pit Pony, The Purple Cloak, The Smallest Rabbit, The Witch of Port LaJoye, The Lost Ship, and The Story of Little Ma...

Photograph of Margaret and Kathleen Killam

File contains one photograph of Margaret and Kathleen Killam around the time of their weddings. It is a portrait style photograph, with both people looking off to the side.

Short Stories of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains short stories, both published and unpublished. The types of records included here are drafts, clippings of published articles, copies of publications containing short stories, and related correspondence, research, photographs, and ...

Articles and other writings of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains articles and other writings such as speeches, poems, and plays. The types of records included here are drafts, clippings of published articles, copies of publications containing these articles, and some related notes and correspond...

Correspondence of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains correspondence between Barkhouse and a number of others. It is divided into three subseries: Letters from students, Personal correspondence, and Professional correspondence.

Correspondence with family and other materials

File contains correspondence with Barkhouse's sister and Margaret Atwood, some letters without names, several newspaper clippings about Port Williams, Ed Gould, and the annual meeting of the Canadian Mental Health Association, a notice for th...

Photographs of Joyce Barkhouse with others

File contains four photographs of Joyce Barkhouse with other people. One photograph is taken when she was younger, and is posing with four other people around her age. The others feature Barkhouse as an older woman, posing with other people of sim...

Drafts of short stories by Joyce Barkhouse

File contains typescript and handwritten drafts of short stories, including "Doctor's Daughter," "The Excursion," "For Marian" (eulogy for Marian Lacey), "Adventures in an Automobile," "The Indian ...

Assorted documents and photographs of Joyce Barkhouse

File includes a letter to children's author Claire MacKay and copies of publications that include stories by Joyce Barkhouse, including Hi Venture magazine and the Canadian Children's Literature journal. The file also includes photograph...

Song of Hiawatha

Item consists of one book titled "Song of Hiawatha" owned by Joyce as a child and later read to her children. The book is small and bound in maroon leather.

Poems by Joyce Barkhouse

File contains typescript and handwritten poems by Joyce Barkhouse: "Hostess" (unpublished); "The Happy Clam" (unpublished); "The Chickadee"; "Nostalgia" (rewrite); "Annapolis" (published posthumous...

One photograph of Milton Joseph Barkhouse

File contains one photograph of Milton Joseph Barkhouse, Joyce's husband, at age 16. He is pictured facing sideways, wearing a jacket, tie, and shirt. The photograph is mounted, and was taken by Canadian School Studios.

Correspondence from family and friends of Joyce Barkhouse

File contains letters from various relatives and friends of Joyce Barkhouse, including Kari (granddaughter), Margaret "Peggy" Atwood, Care, Claire Mackay, Dr. Charlie Ells (cousin), Dr. Carl Atwood, Heather MacDonald, Joyce's mother...

Teaching agreement and related materials

File contains Joyce Barkhouse's teaching agreement from 1933 for the Lower Canada school section. Materials also include her teacher's professional card and a list of her teaching jobs written on an envelope.

Diary detailing a trip across Canada

File contains one diary of Joyce Barkhouse's trip across lower Canada in 1934 with her mother, father, Kay, and Laurabel (?) Bigelow.. The diary is handwritten.

Teaching license and school register for Joyce Barkhouse

File contains two Grade 2 class registers with lists of students taught by Joyce Killam at Liverpool School Section No. 8 in Queens County, Nova Scotia. The file also contains a copy of her teacher's license, originally issued in 1937 and re-...

Financial books and wedding record of Joyce Barkhouse

File contains three books: a personal expenses ledger, including insurance payments and income cheques for Joyce Barkhouse (1948-1952); an inventory of household furniture and personal effects (January 23, 1959); and a wedding record with notes ab...

Snow and The Chickadee : [poems]

File contains two poems written by Joyce Barkhouse. The first, entitled "Snow," includes a handwritten and typescript copy and was written while Joyce was living in Montreal. The second, entitled "The Chickadee" was written for...

Photographs of Joyce Barkhouse's family

File contains two photographs of Joyce Barkhouse's family. One is in the form of a Christmas card from 1946, and depicts Joyce's children Janet and Murray standing outside with the caption "Love & best wishes from Joyce & Mi...

Correspondence from Joyce's great grandchildren

File contains correspondence from and about Joyce's great grandchildren. Materials include four cards from the grandchildren, one photograph of a child, correspondence regarding the children, and a poem written by Joyce called "First Pet...

Correspondence to Joyce's family with original poetry

  • MS-2-646.2015-026, Box 15, Folder 4
  • File
  • 1950-2011 [predominant 1950 and 2011]
  • Part of Joyce Barkhouse fonds

File contains correspondence from Barkhouse to her family with original poetry written by her, including two about her son Murray. Materials also include a letter from Gladys to Janet after Barkhouse's death.

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