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Budge Wilson fonds Ontario Children’s authors
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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)

My mother and father : typed drafts

File contains several complete and partial annotated, typed drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "My Mother and Father," which was published in her anthology "The Leaving" (1990).

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.

My cousin Clarette : later draft

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

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).

Waiting : later or last draft

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

The metaphor : last draft

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

Mrs. Garibaldi and Leonardo : last draft

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

Loretta and Alexander : first typed draft

File contains a typed draft with annotations of Budge Wilson's short story "Loretta and Alexander," which was published in the anthology "Cordelia Clark" (1994).

Joanna and the dark : first typed draft

File contains a typed draft with annotations of Budge Wilson's short story "Joanna and the Dark," which was published in the anthology "Cordelia Clark" (1994).

The sale in Magook, no. 2

File contains a copy of Magook No. 2 (1977), which contains Budge Wilson's short story "The Sale."

Mystery lights at Blue Harbour : edited by Budge Wilson

File contains a typed and annotated draft of Budge Wilson's book "Mystery Lights at Blue Harbour". The draft was typed by a professional typist, following her handwritten draft and her first typed draft (typed by Wilson).

Mystery lights at Blue Harbour : copy edited

File contains a typed and annotated draft of Budge Wilson's book "Mystery Lights at Blue Harbour" and a letter from her editor at Scholastic-TAB Publications Ltd., Sheila Dalton. The draft is missing some pages and included pages are out of order. A note from Budge Wilson on one of the pages reads "pages missing may not have needed edit."

Mystery lights at Blue Harbour : typed version with changes

File contains a typed and annotated draft of Budge Wilson's book "Mystery Lights at Blue Harbour" and handwritten pages with Wilson's notes. The draft was typed by a professional typist after the first handwritten draft and Wilson's first typed version.

Benilda's driftwood : typed version

File contains a typed and annotated draft of Budge Wilson's book "Benilda's Driftwood," which was later renamed "Cassandra's Driftwood."

Cordelia Clark : copy-edited first draft with changes

File contains a typed and annotated draft of Budge Wilson's short story anthology "Cordelia Clark." The draft includes comments from Budge Wilson and from another, unidentified person, likely her editor at Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited.

Going bananas : typed draft

File contains a draft of Budge Wilson's book "Mulligan Chee-Chaw," which was later published as "Going Bananas." The file also includes a page of Wilson's handwritten notes on the story.

Going bananas : typed draft

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

Big little Jerome : Crackers magazine

File contains the Crackers magazine that includes Budge Wilson's short story "Big Little Jerome," as well as a typed page with Wilson's original ending to the story, which was cut by Crackers and other anthologies in which the story appears.

The courtship : drafts

File contains three annotated drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "The Courtship," which was published in her anthology by the same name in 1994.

Sharon McCue : librarian extraordinaire

File contains two drafts of Budge Wilson's article on Sharon McCue, a librarian for the Cree School Board in the James Bay region of Quebec, and a copy of the article as it appeared in "Children's Book News," Vol. 10, no. 4 (Spring 1988).

Profile article for CANSCAIP newsletter : Tanglefoot

File contains a draft of Budge Wilson's article on the Peterborough-based music group Tanglefoot, which she wrote for the CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers) newsletter.

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).

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).
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