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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections Sheila Watson fonds File
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Manuscript of Hania short story

File consists of two typed pages of a short story beginning with a quotation from the Gospel of Thomas and featuring a female character Hania. This short story is presumed to be written by Watson as it does not contain any annotations or signature...

Correspondence from McClelland and Stewart Limited

  • CA ON00389 2-4-2006 01 586
  • File
  • January 26, 1949 - October 21, 1997
  • Part of Sheila Watson fonds

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 n...

Correspondence from Eskind Waddell

File consists of correspondence from Malcolm Waddell on behalf of Eskind Waddell, soliciting an essay from Watson for a proposed millennium book.

Correspondence from Coach House Press

  • CA ON00389 2-4-2006 01 560
  • File
  • February 6, 1980 - October 16, 1996
  • Part of Sheila Watson fonds

File consists of correspondence from Stan Bevington, Sarah Evans, Carolyn Guertin, Clifford James, Margaret McClintock, Karen Mac Cormack, David McFadden, Sarah Sheard and Karen Shook on behalf of Coach House Press, regarding royalty statements an...

Correspondence from Branko Gorjup

File consists of correspondence from Branko Gorjup, asking for Watson's permission to include "Antigone" in his Italian translations of Canadian short fiction, to be published by Supernova publishers in Venice, Italy.

Diary from Nanaimo

File consists of a notebook containing 191 pages of diary entries regarding her friendships, telephone calls she received, visitors, her surroundings, current events, and the publishing of "Deep Hollow Creek"; reading notes on subjects s...

Correspondence from Harcourt Brace Canada

File consists of a letter from Nancy S. Ennis on behalf of Harcourt Brace Canada, requesting permission to reprint Watson's translations of Madeleine Ferron's short story "Le peuplement de la terre" (translated as "Be Frui...

Correspondence from Brian McGugan

File consists of a letter from Brian McGugan, inquiring about the film rights to "The Double Hook", and including a 49 page playscript "The Man With The Jelly Mask" and newspaper clippings of his theatre work.

Correspondence from and regarding Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.

File consists of correspondence from Paul D. Corbett and Dan Wickenden, on behalf of Harcourt Brace and World Inc., addressed to Marshall McLuhan (presumably forwarded to Watson), regarding his submission of "The Double Hook" for public...

Correspondence from Oxford University Press Canada

File consists of correspondence from Heather Lange, I.M. Owen, Pat Sillers, W.E. Toye, and Phillis Wilson on behalf of Oxford University Press Canada, regarding the reproduction rights to Watson's short story "Antigone", including a...

Diary while in hospital in Nanaimo

File consists of a notebook containing 5 pages of very brief journal entries regarding Watson's stay in the hospital following an accident, recording medical issues and financial transactions. Most entries are blank or very short.

Editorial corrections of Deep Hollow Creek by Watson

File consists of four pages of hand-written editorial comments and corrections by Sheila Watson of her novel "Deep Hollow Creek". It is not clear at which stage of the editorial process she made these notes.

Day planner from Nanaimo

File consists of a commercial day planner containing 6 pages of 8 brief journal entries regarding Watson's visitors, correspondence, financial transactions and the publishing of "Deep Hollow Creek", recorded between January 2 and Fe...

Advance copy of Deep Hollow Creek

File consists of an advance copy of "Deep Hollow Creek", including a letter from Ellen Seligman, Watson's editor, and two pages of corrections by Watson.

Annotated and edited manuscript of Deep Hollow Creek

File consists of a 143 page photocopied typescript of Deep Hollow Creek heavily annotated by both Watson and Ellen Seligman, an editor from McClelland & Stewart, as well as correspondence from Seligman, a six page mock-up of front matter for t...

Page proofs of Deep Hollow Creek

File consists of a 141 pages including a letter from Ellen Seligman, Watson's editor at McClelland & Stewart, and annotated page proofs for "Deep Hollow Creek", containing annotations regarding further editorial concerns with ti...

Correspondence from Lester & Orpen Dennys Publishers

  • CA ON00389 2-4-2006 01 582
  • File
  • February 27, 1990 -January 29, 1991
  • Part of Sheila Watson fonds

File consists of correspondence from Kirsten Hanson on behalf of Lester & Orpen Dennys Publishers, regarding Watson's permission to include her English translation of Madeleine Ferron's short story "Be Fruitful and Multiply"...

Editorial corrections of Deep Hollow Creek by Watson

File consists of nine pages of foolscap paper containing handwritten editorial comments and corrections by Sheila Watson of her novel "Deep Hollow Creek". It appears these notes were made in response to editorial comments and queries by...

Correspondence from Descant

  • CA ON00389 2-4-2006 01 562
  • File
  • January 12, 1991 - April 29, 1991
  • Part of Sheila Watson fonds

File consists of correspondence from Donna Bennett and Helen Hacksel on behalf of Descant regarding the journal's twentieth anniversary and Watson's donation of several books of poetry by Wilfred Watson.

Page proofs of Deep Hollow Creek

  • CA ON00389 2-2-1-2006 01 34
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  • [between December 12 and December 17, 1991]
  • Part of Sheila Watson fonds

File consists of a 140 pages including a letter from Ellen Seligman, Watson's editor at McClelland & Stewart, and the page proofs for "Deep Hollow Creek", containing annotations regarding typography and the arrangement of text.

Correspondence from Prentice-Hall Canada Inc.

  • CA ON00389 2-4-2006 01 601
  • File
  • March 14, 1986 - November 9, 1990
  • Part of Sheila Watson fonds

File consists of correspondence from Marilyn Chapman, Rob Greenaway, Sharon Houston, and Paula Pettitt on behalf of Prentice-Hall Canada Inc. regarding the inclusion of Watson's short story "Antigone" in the anthology "Windows ...

Annotated photocopied manuscript of Deep Hollow Creek

File consists of a 143 page photocopy of Watson's original typescript of "Deep Hollow Creek", which has been revised and annotated by Watson and Fred T. Flahiff. This typescript has been bound with a plastic ring spine.

Forewords, afterword and epigraph for The Double Hook

File consists of handwritten and typed material including a seven page typed piece titled "Foreword to The Double Hook", annotated "From Mr. Salter" by Watson; a two-page handwritten foreword by Wilfred Watson; a poem, presuma...

Day planner for 1988

File consists of a commercial day planner featuring art from the National Gallery of Canada, containing 11 entries in total, between January 5 and February 17, pertaining to her daily activities, correspondence and financial transactions.

Correspondence from Robert Stacey

File consists of correspondence form Robert Stacey, a picture researcher for the New Canadian Library series, regarding the cover art for "The Double Hook", including six photocopies of possible paintings to be used.

Correspondence from Macmillan of Canada

File consists of correspondence from Christine Bower, Douglas M. Gibson, Ronald M. Paulson and Leon Rooke on behalf of the publishers Macmillan of Canada, soliciting material from Watson, and obtaining permission to reprint her short stories in tw...

Correspondence from Bruccoli Clark Inc.

File consists of correspondence from Margaret V. Hill, editor of the Dictionary of Literary Biography, on behalf of Bruccoli Clark Inc. (Columbia, S.C.), requesting biographical information from Watson.

Correspondence from English Studies in Canada

File consists of correspondence from Patricia Demers, managing editor of English Studies in Canada requesting that Watson evaluate a submitted manuscript on Ezra Pound's "Cantos". Includes the 24 page manuscript and three pages of ...

Correspondence from Kontakte

File consists of correspondence from Paul Dutton and Steven Smith of Kontakte, soliciting a contribution from Watson to a festschrift for bpNichol.

Daily journal 1983

File consists of a commercial day planner containing 17 entries in total, between January 5 and April 3, pertaining to her daily activities, reading, appointments, correspondence and financial transactions. Also includes some ephemera.

Correspondence from Essays on Canadian Writing

File consists of correspondence from Ken Norris and John Harris, guest-editors of Essays on Canadian Writing, Norris soliciting a contribution to a special issue on George Bowering and Harris soliciting a contribution regarding criticism of B.C. w...

Correspondence from Gage Educational Publishing Limited

File consists of correspondence from Lucile Black, Joan Compton, (later Joan Parker),Sylvia Smith, Nancy Visee, C. Wieczorek, Irmgard Wieler and Pam Young on behalf of Gage Publishing Limited (prior to 1972 known as W.J. Gage Limited), regarding d...

Correspondence from the University of Waterloo

File consists of a letter from Richard Nemesvari and R. Lister of the University of Waterloo requesting permission to reprint Watson's short story "Antigone" in a student anthology of Canadian women writers.

Correspondence from West Coast Review

File consists of a letter from Fred Candelaria, editor of West Coast Review a quarterly magazine of the arts soliciting a short work of fiction from Watson.

Correspondence from Sam Solecki

File consists of a letter from Sam Solecki of St. Michael's College (Toronto, ON) requesting Watson's permission to reprint her article "Michael Ondaatje : The Mechanization of Death" in an anthology of criticism on the author.

Manuscript regarding Marshall McLuhan and transgression

File consists of three pages of annotated typescript regarding the impact of Marshall McLuhan and his use of transgression in his work. This piece may have been the script for a lecture which Watson was asked to give following the death of McLuhan...

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