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Loretta and Alexander : from the Toronto Star

File contains a newspaper clipping of Budge Wilson's short story "Loretta and Alexander" as it appeared in the Toronto Star. This story was the "Judges' Choice" winner of the Star short story contest.

The sale in Magook, no. 2

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

The unmanageable monster : drafts

File contains three annotated drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "The Unmanageable Monster" (or "Manfred, the Unmanageable Monster"), which was published in the Canadian Children's Annual (1983).

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.

Fractures : proofs

File contains annotated proofs of Budge Wilson's short story anthology "Fractures."

Fractures : final changes

File contains a few pages from a final annotated proof of Budge Wilson's short story anthology "Fractures."

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).

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).

Sharla Project report

File contains a copy of the report prepared by Mary Culham and Pierre Sved on the Sharla Project, including a description of the project, program, a financial report, and reports from the winners of the short story competition (Maria-Fernanda Manzano and Natalia Morris), including copies of their winning submissions.

The Christmas of the big blow : drafts

File contains four annotated drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "The Christmas of the Big Blow," which eventually became "The Christmas that Almost Wasn't." The file also contains a rejection letter from Weekend Magazine.

The queen who wouldn't listen : draft

File contains an annotated draft of Budge Wilson's short story "The Queen Who Wouldn't Listen," which was published in "Royal Family Fables" (Edmonton: Tree Frog Press, 1989).

The reunion : drafts and newspaper clipping

File contains two annotated drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "The Reunion," and a copy of the story as it appeared in The Sunday Star, as the Judges' Choice for the Star short story contest. One of the drafts bears the pseudonym "Anna MacGregor."

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).

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).

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).

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).

Correspondence from Budge Wilson to Kathy Markou

File contains a copy of a letter from Budge Wilson to Kathy Markou from CBC, including Wilson's agreement that gave CBC permission to adapt her short story "The Canoe Trip" for use on CBC radio.

Friendships : draft with notes for Helen Reeves

File contains typed drafts with corrections for the twelve short stories included in Budge Wilson's "Friendship" anthology. File also includes notes for Wilson's editor, Helen Reeves, at Penguin Canada.

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.

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).

Correspondence regarding Cordelia Clark

File contains correspondence between Budge Wilson and her copy editor, Sheila Dalton, during the editing of Wilson's anthology of short stories "Cordelia Clark."

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)

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).

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.

Big little Jerome : drafts

File contains three typed drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "Big Little Jerome," which was published in Crackers magazine (Spring 1985).

The metaphor : drafts and clippings

  • MS-2-650.2004-048, Box 38, Folder 7
  • File
  • March 1982 - October 1983
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains a draft of Budge Wilson's short story "The Metaphor" and clippings of it from Chatelaine (October 1983).

The sale : in Magook

File contains a draft and two copies of Budge Wilson's short story "The Sale," which was published in "Magook."

Friends : typed draft sent to editor

File contains an incomplete draft (missing "Big Little Gerome") with a few pencil corrections, which was sent to Barbara Berson, editor with Penguin Canada. The short story anthology was later renamed "Friendships."

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).

Waiting : late or last manuscript

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