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Halifax Regional Municipality (N.S.) Children’s authors
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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 prin...

Morrissey, Donna, 1956-

The gift : handwritten first draft

File contains the first handwritten draft of Budge Wilson's book "The Gift," later published as "The Best / Worst Christmas Present Ever," and a letter to Sandra Bogart, Acquisitions Editor at Scholastic Books.

The fear of Angelina Domino : draft

File contains a typed draft of Budge Wilson's book "The Fear of Angelina Domino," dedicated to Lydia Miller. A note at the top of the draft indicates that it is the "Final as of Jan. '98"

Duff's monkey business : drafts and related correspondence

File contains two drafts of Budge Wilson's book "Duff's Monkey Business" and related correspondence with the publisher, Formac Publishing Company Limited, which include early proposed drawings by the illustrator Kim LaFave.

Trongate fury : draft

File contains an annotated draft of Budge Wilson's second book in the Izzie series, "Trongate Fury." The file also contains a copy of a letter from Wilson to Penguin publishers about the manuscript.

Mr. Manuel Jenkins : later draft

File contains a later typed draft with annotations of Budge Wilson's short story "Mr. Manuel Jenkins," which was published in "The Leaving" (1990).

Cordelia Clark : first typed draft

File contains an annotated, typed draft of Budge Wilson's short story "Cordelia Clark," which was the title story of her 1994 anthology.

The listener : draft

File contains a typed, annotated draft of Budge Wilson's short story "The Listener," which was published in the anthology "Cordelia Clark" (1994).

Going bananas : typed draft

File contains a draft of Budge Wilson's book "Mulligan Chee-Chaw," which was later published as "Going Bananas."

Mrs. Garibaldi and Leonardo : drafts

File contains two annotated, typed drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "Mrs. Garibaldi and Leonardo," which was published in her anthology "The Courtship" (1994).

The losers : drafts

File contains five annotated, typed drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "The Losers," which was published in her anthology "The Courtship" (1994).

The dress : final copy

File contains a typed version of Budge Wilson's short story "The Dress," which was published in the anthology "The Courtship" (1994) and in the University of Windsor Review.

Janetta's confinement : first typed draft

File contains a typed draft with annotations of Budge Wilson's short story "Janetta's Confinement," which was published in the anthology "The Courtship" (1994).

Janetta's confinement : revised final copies

File contains three typed drafts with annotations of Budge Wilson's short story "Janetta's Confinement," which was published in the anthology "The Courtship" (1994).

Cassandra's driftwood : final drafts

File contains two typed and annotated drafts of Budge Wilson's book "Cassandra's Driftwood," and black and white copies of illustrations for the book.

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