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Sheila Watson fonds Subseries
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Loose jottings, unidentified photographs and annotations

Sub-series consists of one file of unidentified photographs, loose notes, contact information, jottings and general ephemera. Including: 1) a corner of an envelope with the message, Dear Sheila, Saw the Tate and thought of you. Dale W. The write...

Ephemera from Watson Library books

Sub-series consists of one file of loose notes, letters, dustjackets, promotional material and other assorted ephemera found in volumes of the Watson library collection. Each piece of ephemera is linked to the individual library volume.

Blank postcards

Sub-series consists of one file of blank postcards collected by Watson. Most of the postcards depict Parisian landmarks, holdings from the Louvre, renaissance portraiture, religious art, modern art and several duplicated versions of postcards fr...

Income tax returns and records

Sub-series consists of three files containing income tax returns, payments and assessments submitted and received by Sheila Watson.Files includes :2006 01 858 Income tax returns receipts and records 1968 - 19792006 01 859 Income tax returns and ...

Telephone bills

Sub-series consists of one file containing telephone bills for the Watson's home line in Nanaimo, B.C.

Miscellaneous financial receipts and invoices

Sub-series consists of three files of receipts and invoices from miscellaneous services and activities, including shipping invoices, purchase orders from mail order catalogues, photocopying and bindery bills, office supply rentals, grocery and ve...

Medical bills

Sub-series consists of one file containing medical bills from dentists and doctors from Toronto, ON and Nanaimo, B.C.

Income payments and honorariums

Sub-series consists of four files containing income receipts from various employers of Sheila Watson, as well as honorariums she received in payment of her professional activities as a writer and speaker.Files include:2006 01 862 Canada Council h...

Banking records and personal loans

Sub-series consists of one file containing banking and legal information regarding a personal loan from Sheila Watson. Material such as bank books, chequebook receipts and statement updates from the Bank of Montreal was deaccessioned as it did not...

Pension and insurance records

Sub-series consists of four files containing correspondence, payments and receipts relating to Watson's teachers pensions and life and property insurance policies.Files include:2006 01 866 Canada Pension Plan invoices 1983 - 19972006 01 867...

Manuscripts of novels

Sub-series consists of handwritten and typed drafts and manuscripts, metatext and relevant correspondence with editors related to Watson's two published novels, namely "Deep Hollow Creek" and "The Double Hook" and her unfi...

Non-fiction manuscripts

Sub-series consists of typed and handwritten research notes and draft manuscripts and typescripts related to 22 works of nonfiction, including articles she published about her academic research on Wyndham Lewis, and personal interest in art, as we...

Last wills and testaments

Sub-series consists of three files regarding the wills of various individuals and estates of whom Watson was executrix, or where Watson was a beneficiary.Files include:2006 01 949 Correspondence and will regarding the estate of Dr. M.A.D. (Agatha...

Post-retirement teaching material

Sub-series consists of two files containing correspondence and thesis material relating to the post-retirement supervision of thesis students by Watson.Files include:2006 01 727 Correspondence regarding the thesis examination of Shirley Swartz, 1...

Manuscripts of short stories

Sub-series consists of handwritten and typed drafts and manuscripts of four of Watson's six published short stories, namely "Brother Oedipus", "Antigone", "The Rumble Seat" and "And the four animals..."...

University of Alberta teaching material

Sub-series consists of files containing correspondence, administrative documentation, lecture materials and handouts, student papers and material from Ph.D. students relating to Watson's employment at the University of Alberta, as a professor...

University of Toronto teaching materials

Sub-series consists of three files containing correspondence, administrative records and class lists regarding Watson's career as a teaching fellow at the University of Toronto during her doctoral studies, and as a Research Associate during t...

Ephemera and memorabilia collected in Paris

Sub-series consists of one file of maps, newspaper clippings, guidebooks, theatre programmes, tickets, and governmental documents collected and preserved by Watson from her year spent with her husband in Paris.

University of British Columbia teaching material

Sub-series consists of one file containing two notices of appointment of Watson as a sessional lecturer at the University of British Columbia for the 1949/50 and 1950/51 terms and a memo regarding examination returns.

Land deeds

Sub-series consists of one file containing a receipt, property assessment and land deed to 81.5 acres of land in Cariboo Country, B.C.

Manuscripts of poetry

Sub-series consists of four typescripts of a total of fourteen poems presumed to be Watson's. There is no surviving documentation of Watson's only published poem "The Barren Lands", (her name misspelled as "Theila Martin D...

Editorial, collaborative and contributive material

Sub-series consists of correspondence, manuscripts, transcribed diaries, news clippings, research notes and annotations related to specific instances where Watson acted as an editor, advisor, contributor, or provided paratext to aspiring authors a...

Public readings, interviews and conference material

Sub-series consists of 24 files of correspondence, posters and manuscripts by Watson related to public readings of her work, transcripts of interviews she granted, and conferences she attended. Files are arranged alphabetically by organizing commi...

Outgoing Correspondence

Sub-series consists of handwritten letter drafts and typed copies of Watson's outgoing letters, including letters of recommendation, correspondence with thesis students, letters to friends and family and letters to her husband Wilfred Watson....

Reading, research and reference notes

Sub- series consists of 9 files containing typed and handwritten notes related to Watson's personal and professional reading and academic research, including extensive bibliographic references found on loose paper, cigarette packages and scra...

Canada Council material

Sub-series consists of includes correspondence and official documentation related to Watson’s activities with various panels and committees of the Canada Council, where she served as a consultant and jury member who read submitted manuscripts and ...

Collected material

Sub- series consists of six sub-sub-series of material purchased and collected by Watson for the purpose of her academic research, creative writing, personal interest and professional responsibilities as a professor, thesis supervisor and member o...

Incoming Correspondence.

Sub-series consists of correspondence, including letters, greeting cards, official correspondence and postcards from Watson's friends, family, university colleagues, academic scholars, students, government officials, authors, visual artists, ...

Reading notebooks

Sub- series consists of 40 files containing reading and research notes in notebooks, some of which can be dated. These notebooks relate to Watson's reading notes created in the course of her personal and professional activities as a writer, P...