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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

Subseries contains research and handwritten and typescript drafts of Budge Wilson's book "After Swissair," a collection of poems written in response to and commemoration of the Swissair Flight 111 crash near St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia (September 2, 1998).

Crazy poems : drafts

File consists of seven typescripts of crazy poems by Budge Wilson. Includes the poems: Marybelle; The Darling Boy; Victor; two copies of The Skunk; Words; two copies of The King Who Took Up Reading; and The Queen Who Dined On Sugar Lumps.

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."

Lesley Choyce's manuscripts and professional papers

  • MS-2-596.2013-042
  • Accession
  • 1993-2013
This accession contains primarily draft typescripts of short fiction and related research notes and correspondence. There are also records related to television and film proposals, including synopses and scripts. Other materials include copies of media reviews and miscellaneous business and personal correspondence.

Choyce, Lesley

Personal archives of Harry Thurston

  • MS-2-691.2018-044
  • Accession
  • 1978-2013
Accession contains: book manuscripts of Dirge folios, Ova Aves, Clouds flying before the eye, and The deer yard; article typescripts of: Christopher Pratt and Mary Pratt, Petit Force, Porter' obsession: images from an illustrated mind (Brian Porter), The coming of age of David Adams Richards, and The road taken, Fundy Geological Museum expansion: interpretive themes, On the beach, Tantramar revisited, Home of the long tides, the Parrsboro Shore, Spencer's pure presences, Respectable rebel (A. J. Casson), Saving the eagle - with a little help from its friends, May Day on the old marsh, Case Hoyt, Mertola's living history, and May Day on the old marsh; correspondence of Harry Thurston; two speeches and talks; sound recording interviews with: Mary Pratt, and Christopher Pratt: David Blackwood; A.J. Casson; David Adam Richards; Sandy Spencer; Joe Norris; John Houston; and Riordan regarding folk art; and Brian Porter, conducted by Harry Thurston; and research material.

Thurston, Harry, 1950-

Personal archives of Harry Thurston

  • MS-2-691.2013-065
  • Accession
  • 1977-2012

Accession contains records that largely document Harry Thurston's journalistic and non-fiction writing during the 1980s. Materials include editorial correspondence, research notes and secondary materials, annotated drafts and printer's proofs, and press releases and reviews for articles published in such magazines as Atlantic Insight, Audubon, Equinox, Harrowsmith and National Geographic. There are similar materials documenting Thurston's work on Tidal Life : A Natural History of the Bay of Fundy, as well as correspondence and administrative records documenting his work with the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia and various professional activities such as attending or organizing workshops and conferences.

Accession also contains a small volume of materials from the late 1970s related to Thurston's activities as a poet, including some correspondence and administrative records related to the poetry journal, Germination, as well as his involvement with the Dirge Poets and their Merry Men, a performance group of poets and musicians.

Thurston, Harry, 1950-

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."

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.

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 correspondence.

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 her granddaughter, Cece, and emailed to her daughter, Janet.

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.

Poems for inclusion in After Swissair

File consists of a hand-written letter from Budge Wilson to Sharon and Marshall Boutilier regarding the book After Swissair. Includes some the poems to be included in the book.

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" in 1950.

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 notes.

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 Connection," and "Song of the Brook." The file also contains a poem by Joyce Barkhouse, "After School"; a story written by her nephew David, entitled "Grandfather 15 June 09"; and some correspondence regarding Marian Lacey and Margaret Atwood (nee Killam). A photograph of eight children (Keith Porter, Lorna, Joyce, Fred, Bernie, Boyd Burgess, Kay, and Margaret) at a culvert on the North Mountain Railway is also included.

Early manuscript of After Swissair, then known as Sea Change

File contains an early manuscript (with some annotations) of Budge Wilson's book "After Swissair," an extended poem written in the 2000s. The book was originally titled "Broken Circles," before it became "Sea Change," and eventually "After Swissair." The file also contains a commentary script on the Swissair crash by Budge Wilson, which she wrote on September 2, 1999 and taped for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on September 26, 1999.

Correspondence with Janet Barkhouse

File contains a letter to Janet Barkhouse from her mother, Joyce Barkhouse, which mentions, among other things, her story "Connie Catches a Fish." The file also contains a story about Joyce's childhood, typed by Janet; a newspaper clipping about Joyce's brother Fred Killam's retirement from the family orchard at Woodville; a copy of an obituary for Gardy Killam (Fred's wife, d. 2008); and a copy of a poem written for Dr. H.E. Killam for his 53rd birthday.

Thomas Donal Linehan fonds

  • MS-2-759
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2003
The fonds consists primarily of poems authored by Thomas Donal Linehan. The fonds contains published collections, annual files of unpublished manuscripts, and thematic files of unpublished manuscripts. This fonds also includes correspondence and a collection of unpublished prose and poetry.

Linehan, Don, 1924-2003

Victor : draft

File consists of two copies of the typescript of the poem Victor by Budge Wilson.

Nasca lines : Alan Davie texts

Item contains excerpts from texts by the Scottish painter Alan Davie (1920-2014) selected by Barry Guy for use in Parts 3A and 5 of the composition. The excerpts are taken from opuses D. 2 (June 1994); D.4 (June 1994); D. 15 (September 1994); D. 16 (June 1996); D. 24a (June 1996); D. 29 (May 1996); and D. 107 (1990). Davie's artwork is also one of the sources of inspiration for the graphic notation in Guy's composition.

Guy, Barry

Alan Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-701
  • Fonds
  • 1845-2001

Fonds includes Alan Creighton's diaries, which cover many of the years from 1920 to 2000. Writings from the period 1920 to 1954 (many undated) are mainly short stories and poems. These writings include handwritten and typed, complete and incomplete, and published and unpublished works. There is also some correspondence throughout as well as copies of his two books of poetry. The fonds includes writings with titles such as "About Poetry," "Poetry Courses," "Thoughts," "Music & Art," and "Bedford Basin." His notebooks include evidence of a variety of courses taken, including French and Greek, music, poetry, and art (both practice and history, including Chinese art). There is also a record of his art sales from 1964 to 1999. Personal and family documents are included in the fonds.

Alan Creighton's artwork is extensive and primarily in the form of sketches and watercolours, with a few oil paintings. Many of his sketches are in albums, many of which are used exclusively for one particular aspect of his studies. For example, album labels include "People," "Trees," "Skies," "Rock Formations," "Buildings," "Railway Sketches" (scenes from train journeys), and "Outdoors." Others identify a place and time and include such labels as "At the Zoo," "Nova Scotian Sketches 1951," "South Shore 1982," and "Toronto 1996." Still others contain a mixture of styles and themes. There are also numerous loose sketches and watercolours which have been loosely arranged into similar groupings such as "Clouds," "Boats," "Flowers," and so forth. Photograph albums include photos of family and of scenes taken by Alan as a reference for future paintings.

Included with Alan Creighton’s personal items are papers, writings, art, and memorabilia belonging to his friend and roommate Christine Eyles, who died without heirs. Some relate to her employment as a violinist in England and in Toronto, Ontario and some contain her poetry, plays, and artwork (in sketchbooks and on loose paper). Published and handwritten music scores, mostly for the violin, are also included. A photograph album contains many formal portraits of family and friends taken in England in the early 20th century. Records also include papers by and about her father, Charles Eyles, a famous violin-maker. Such materials include advertisements, brochures, and letters attesting to the high quality of his craftsmanship.

Creighton, Alan

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.
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