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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections Sheila Watson fonds File
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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 the published book, eight pages of editorial comments from Seligman and a 30-page photocopy of Watson's hand-written comments and edits.

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.

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.

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 Bruccoli Clark Inc.

  • CA ON00389 F6-4-2006 01 552
  • File
  • April 1, 1986 - December 5, 1987
  • Part of Sheila Watson fonds

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 Canadian Literature

File consists of correspondence from George Woodcock, editor of the periodical Canadian Literature, soliciting articles and book reviews regarding Wyndham Lewis, and requesting Watson's opinions of potential contributors.

Correspondence from Coach House Press

  • CA ON00389 F6-4-2006 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 and reprint premissions regarding her short story collections published by the press, as well as solications for her translations of Madeleine Ferron's stories and correspondence from HBJ-Holt, Heather Jones, Lester & Orpen Dennys, Gerald Lynch, regarding publishing rights forwarded to Watson by Coach House staff. Also includes a page of editorial corrections by Watson of the 1985 edition of "Five Stories".

Correspondence from Descant

  • CA ON00389 F6-4-2006 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.

Correspondence from Edge

File consists of a copy of Edge : an independent periodical edited by Henry Beissel. The issue, mailed to Watson, contains handwritten annotations by her.

Correspondence from Eighteenth-Century Studies

File consists of correspondence from Robert H. Hopkins, editor of Eighteenth-Century Studies : a journal of literature and the arts, inviting Watson to submit her article "Swift and Ovid : the Development of Metasatire" to the journal.

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 handwritten notes by Watson.

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 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. writers.

Correspondence from Faber and Faber Ltd. Publishers

File consists of correspondence from T.S. Eliot and Charles Monteith regarding Watson's submission of her husband Wilfred's poetry "Friday's Child" and Peter Montgomery's manuscript "The Waste Land as City" for publication, and her efforts to publish her work on Wyndham Lewis and regarding the death of T.S. Eliot. Includes a two page typed and annotated draft letter from Watson responding to Eliot's acceptance of Friday's Child.

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 distribution rights and royalty statements related to the inclusion of "Antigone" in a number of their textbooks.

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 Fruitful and Multiply"), for a college textbook.

Correspondence from Jerry Franken

File consists of a letter from Jerry Franken, inquiring about the film rights of "The Double Hook", which was forwarded to Watson from McClelland and Stewart.

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.

Correspondence from L'Herne

File consists of two versions of a letter from Bernard Lafourcade on behalf of L'Herne, and its journal Les Cahiers de l'Herne (Carthage, Tunisia), soliciting a contribution from Watson on Wyndham Lewis.

Correspondence from Lester & Orpen Dennys Publishers

  • CA ON00389 F6-4-2006 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"(originally "Le peuplement de la terre") in the anthology "From Ink Lake", edited by Michael Ondaatje.

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 two anthologies.

Correspondence from McClelland and Stewart Limited

  • CA ON00389 F6-4-2006 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 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.

Correspondence from McGill University Press

File consists of a letter from Robin H. Strachan, Director of McGill University Press (Montreal, Quebec) regarding Watson's submission of Elizabeth Bruce's thesis for publication, and her opinion of the piece.

Correspondence from New Press

File consists of a letter from Dave Godfrey of New Press inquiring if Watson was interested in publishing new short stories with the press.

Correspondence from Oliver & Boyd Ltd.

  • CA ON00389 F6-4-2006 01 594
  • File
  • January 13, 1965 - October 25, 1965
  • Part of Sheila Watson fonds

File consists of correspondence from R.L. Clorimer, general editor of Oliver & Boyd Ltd. Publishers regarding Watson's thesis on Wyndham Lewis, which she submitted for publication. Includes a three page typed reader report of the work.

Correspondence from Open Letter

File consists of correspondence from Frank Davey, editor of Open Letter, regarding the special issue dedicated to Watson's work, including a typed and annotated letter draft by Watson regarding inaccuracies in the page proofs of the issue.

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 copy of a typed letter from Watson.

Correspondence from Paideuma

  • CA ON00389 F6-4-2006 01 597
  • File
  • November 5, 1980 - August 5, 1981
  • Part of Sheila Watson fonds

File consists of correspondence from Carroll F. Terrell, managing editor of Paideuma a journal devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship, including two issues of The Televort, a newsletter sent to subscribers of the journal.

Correspondence from Penguin Books Canada Limited

File consists of correspondence from Diane Craig, Diane L. Hughes and Peter L. Waldock on behalf of Penguin Books Canada Limited, regarding the inclusion of Watson's short story "Brother Oedipus" in a short story anthology.

Correspondence from Prentice-Hall Canada Inc.

  • CA ON00389 F6-4-2006 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 and Mirrors : Volume 2", including a handwritten letter draft from Watson regarding a misprint in the original collection of "Five Stories".

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