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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 These writings include handwritten and typed, complete and incomplete, and published and unpublished works.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

W. Graham Allen fonds

  • MS-2-96
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1984
The fonds primarily consist of scripts, broadcasts, short stories and commentaries from Allen's writing and broadcast career; correspondence; documents relating to Allen's Navy service and personal reference material; CBC election broadcast coverage; and photographs.

Allen, W. Graham

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.

Assorted documents and photographs of Joyce Barkhouse

File includes a letter to children's author Claire MacKay and copies of publications that include stories by Joyce Barkhouse, including Hi Venture magazine and the Canadian Children's Literature journal. The file also includes photographs of Blomidon, King's County, Nova Scotia and the Town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in addition to copies of poems, birthday invitations, an edited biography of Joyce Barkhouse from the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia website, and family history documents.

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)

Published short stories

File contains published short stories written by Joyce Barkhouse. The stories are mostly found in magazines such as The Canadian Boy and Discovery, and include title such as "Pioneer Preacher" and "The Purple Cloak" instalments.

The Big Fish

File contains a short story written by Joyce Barkhouse and published in The Explorer.

The Stowaway

File contains a short story written by Joyce Barkhouse and published in The Adventurer.

Without Glory

File contains a short story written by Joyce Barkhouse and published in The Adventurer and Standard.

The Sugar Thief

File contains a short story written by Joyce Barkhouse and published in the Treasure Chest.

Wobbles

File contains a short story by Joyce Barkhouse, published in The Child's Own.

Kosenge Eats an Egg

File contains a short story written by Joyce Barkhouse and published in The Explorer and The Young Soldier and Crusader.

Night Noises

File contains a short story by Joyce Barkhouse published in Story Hour.

Without Glory

File contains a short story written by Joyce Barkhouse and published in Onward.

Short stories by Budge Wilson

Series consists of independent short stories written by Budge Wilson (i.e., those not included in complete anthologies by Wilson). Series includes drafts and proofs with annotations by Budge Wilson and her editors.

To Win a Brother

File contains a short story written by Joyce Barkhouse and published in The Canadian Girl.

Boot up the Whale

File contains a short story by Joyce Barkhouse, published in the Northern Messenger.
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