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Peterborough (Ont.) 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)

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."

Draft of speech for the Halifax Public Libraries freedom to read week program on remembering Margaret Laurence

  • MS-2-650.2010-031, Box 55, Folder 7
  • File
  • June 2, 1983 - March 3, 1993
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File includes Budge Wilson's handwritten speech and a copy of a speech by Margaret Laurence "On Censorship...A Speech given to Ontario Provincial Judges and their Wives" and "Remarks on Margaret Laurence" by Joan Y. Johnston. The file also contains a letter from the Halifax City Regional Library about her participation in the event.

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.

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."

Notes to talks given by Budge Wilson

File contains drafts for speeches given by Budge Wilson, including to Larry Amey's class at Dalhousie University; a speech on Oliver's Wars; and a talk on Margaret Laurence at the Wenjack Theatre at the University of Trent.

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).

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.

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).

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).

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.

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).

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).

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."

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 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.
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