File 2006 01 9 - Diary from Paris, London, Vancouver and Toronto

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CA ON00389 F6-1-2006 01 9

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Diary from Paris, London, Vancouver and Toronto

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  • May 9, 1956 - December 23, 1961; May -August 1956 predominent (Creation)

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1.0 cm of textual material (188 p.) : 20 x 26.8 cm

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(1909-1998)

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File consists of a notebook containing 172 pages of diary by Watson while in London, England, Paris, Vancouver and Toronto, including ephemera, reading notes and reflections on her emotional state, her surroundings and her attendance at plays and art exhibitions in Paris and London. Upon her return to Canada in August, 1956, Watson's entries become more sporadic and begin to focus on reading and research notes related to her PhD studies at the University of Toronto, her experiences in the city, and her correspondence and short visits with her husband Wilfred, who at this time is teaching in Edmonton. It appears Watson has excised a passage from a diary entry of July 30, 1956.

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Title based on contents of the file. Ephemera has been removed from notebook into adjoining envelope. No publication of this material, in whole or in part, without the permission of the Literary Executor.

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Box 2

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