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Student letters to Budge Wilson

File contains thank you cards and letters from students and teachers to Budge Wilson relating to various school tours. The letters and cards include those from Lakefield Elementary School in Quispamsis, New Brunswick; Lady Eaton School in Omemee, Ontario; St. Mary' School in Campbellford, Ontario; and Mariposa Elementary School in Mariposa, Ontario. The letters often discuss Wilson's children's books.

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.

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 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 letters to Budge Wilson

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 93, Folder 12
  • File
  • May 19, 1992 - May 21, 1992
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains letters from students and their teachers from two Grade 2 classes at Harold F. Loughin Public School in Brampton, Ontario. The letters are about Wilson's books "Going Bananas," "Mr. John Bertrand Nijinsky and Charlie," and "Madame Belzile and Ramsay Hitherton-Hobbs," which the classes read.

Remembrance Day address at Chester United Baptist Church

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 93, Folder 1
  • File
  • October 24, 2000 - November 11, 2000
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains three drafts of Budge Wilson's speech (two handwritten, one typescript). The file also contains correspondence from the Royal Canadian Legion, F.E. Butler Branch 44 of Chester, Nova Scotia regarding the ceremony and two tentative programs for morning.

After Swissair draft six

File contains the sixth draft of Budge Wilson's book "After Swissair," an extended poem. The draft was sent to Eileen Richmond at the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with annotations by Budge Wilson.

This week in Nova Scotia history

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 91, Folder 35
  • File
  • April 28, 2018 - April 30, 2018
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains the printed version (published April 30, 2018) and online version (published April 28, 2018) of a newspaper article in The Nova Scotian, which includes an entry and photograph of Budge Wilson.

CANSCAIP draft of Budge Wilson's update for Round Up

File contains a handwritten draft of Budge Wilson's news announcement for the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) newsletter, News Roundup. The announcement includes her recently published book "After Swissair"; readings at public libraries, the Hubbards Literary Society, and Word on the Street; interviews on CTV and CBC radio; features in the Chronicle Herald; and the upcoming publication of the fourth new Polish edition of "Before Green Gables."

After Swissair draft five and handwritten notes by Budge Wilson

File contains the fifth draft of Budge Wilson's book "After Swissair," an extended poem. The draft was sent to Eileen Richmond at the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A note at the top of the first page from Budge Wilson to Eileen indicates that it is the "Most final to March 5. Edited and returned to Eileen March 13."

Chronicle Herald spotlight on cultural development in Nova Scotia

File contains a newspaper clipping of an article from The Chronicle Herald, which includes Budge Wilson's comments on the question "Which political party would foster cultural development in Nova Scotia?". The newspaper article also features responses from Charlotte Wilson-Hammond, Clam Harbour artist; Jamie Bradley, ACTRA Maritime national councilor and national vice-president of ACTRA; Josh MacDonald, playwright and screenwriter; Gordon Lamp, executive director of Music Nova Scotia; Walter Forsyth, Halifax-based filmmaker; and Mary Pat Mombourquette, managing director of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotian review of Friendships

File contains a review of Budge Wilson's compilation of short stories "Friendships," which appeared in The Nova Scotian (or The Chronicle Herald) newspaper.

Draft four of After Swissair

File contains the fourth draft of Budge Wilson's book "After Swissair," an extended poem. A note on the original envelope that the draft was stored in indicates that the draft has three new poems and that it is the "Most recent draft before Eileen's [Eileen Richmond] latest [edits?], which, as of March 25, she's still working on. End of last poem very different."

A fiddle for Angus : final draft and note to agent Leona Trainer

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 91, Folder 14
  • File
  • November 25, 2000 - November 26, 2000
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains the final draft of Budge Wilson's children's story "A Fiddle for Angus," and a note to her agent, Leona Trainer, about the draft. The file also contains the typescript of a short story entitled "My Heroine, Murphy Brown," by Budge Wilson (undated), which was included in the anthology "Friendships" (2006).

Final mock up of The Fear of Angelina Domino

File contains the final mock up of "The Fear of Angelina Domino," by Budge Wilson with illustrations by Eugenie Fernandes, published by Stoddart Kids of Toronto, Ontario (2000).

Published talk : Margaret Laurence, listener

File contains a copy of a published talk by Budge Wilson entitled "Margaret Laurence, Listener." The memorial talk was originally delivered at the Wenjack Theatre at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario on February 2, 1987. It was later published in the Canadian Woman Studies Journal (Volume 8, Number 3).

Budge Wilson talk at Blandford Show opening

File contains Budge Wilson's handwritten speech for the Blandford Show Opening. The speech discusses here writing career, and the photographs and paintings at the Show.

Correspondence, speech, and article on Budge Wilson and The Leaving

File contains correspondence from Janice Kulyk Keefer to Budge Wilson regarding a speech and article that she wrote about Wilson's book "The Leaving." The speech and article were presented at a conference on Maritime Women held at Acadia University in 1995. The file includes two versions of the article.

Talk notes to Junior League of Halifax Sustainers Garden Club

File contains Budge Wilson's notes for her presentation to the Junior League of Halifax Sustainers Garden Club. The file also includes a schedule of events for the club (including Wilson's presentation), and the contact information for the Club's members in 2001.

Ann Connor Brimer keynote address launching Canadian Children's Book Week

File contains a copy of Budge Wilson's "Ann Connor Brimer Talk," the keynote address at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which launched Canadian Children's Book Week in 1999. The speech addresses the state of children's literature in Nova Scotia. The file also includes a copy of a fax sent to Budge Wilson from regarding the schedule for the Canadian Children's Book Week Gala.

Photographs of Budge Wilson

File contains six photographs of Budge Wilson, taken by Norene Smiley and Mary Primrose. The file also includes a printout of an email from Chuck Brown of the Telegraph-Journal to Wilson, including a picture of her holding her book "Izzie: The Christmas that Almost Wasn't" from her visit to St. Stephen, New Brunswick.

Order of Canada investiture program

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 89, Folder 9
  • File
  • March 10, 2005 - March 11, 2005
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains a copy of the program for the Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony at Rideau Hall, Ottawa on March 11, 2005, where Budge Wilson became a member of the Order of Canada. The file also includes a card from David Smythe, general manager of the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa, where she stayed.
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