File 2006 01 586 - Correspondence from McClelland and Stewart Limited

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CA ON00389 2-4-2006 01 586


Correspondence from McClelland and Stewart Limited


  • January 26, 1949 - October 21, 1997 (Creation)

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6.5 cm of textual material

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File consists of correspondence from various staff members of McClelland and Stewart Limited, which published "The Double Hook" in 1959 and "Deep Hollow Creek" in 1992, including royalty statements, contracts, solications for new material, requests for opinions on submitted manuscripts, information about Wyndham Lewis, changes of the cover art for "The Double Hook"(includes promotional flyer of cover design by Frank Newfeld in file 1 of 5) and newsclippings and book reviews following Watson's nomination for the Governor General's Award for "Deep Hollow Creek". Correspondents include Avie Bennett, Steve Burrows, Adrienne Clarkson, Maggie Dowling, G.T. Feilding, Douglas M. Gibson, M. Hodgeman, Sybil Hutchinson, Valerie A. Jacobs, J. Jerman, Judi Lavita, Helen Marshall, Jack McClelland, Mary Mills, Lily Poritz Miller, Claire Pratt, J.A. Rankin, Carol Ricketts, Laurence H. Ritchie, Judith Robinson, Ellen Seligman, Lynn Shannon, Jennifer Shepherd, Jose Tomkins, S.J. Tooton, Lorene Wilson, as well as copied correspondence from Alfons Gilund of Tidens Forlag (Stockholm, Sweden); Sam Koplowicz; David Rapsey; and Thomas Rosethal of Thames and Hudson International Ltd. Also includes five copies of typed letters by Watson sent to G.T. Feilding and Jack McClelland in the 1960s regarding negotiations with the CBC to adapt "The Double Hook" and her attempts to secure an American publisher for the novel.

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Title based on contents of the file. No publication of this material, in whole or in part, without the permission of the Literary Executor. No reproduction of this material without permission of the Archivist. Additional correspondence from Ellen Seligman can be found in the Manuscripts and drafts series, files 2006 01 33 - 2006 01 36, 2006 01 38 - 2006 01 39.

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