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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections Sheila Watson fonds
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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...

Publishing records and business correspondence

Series consists of correspondence, legal agreements, royalty statements, permission requests and other materials related to Watson's insolvent in publishing her own works of literature, solicitations from publishers to submit work, requests t...

Personal records, artwork and artifacts

Series consists of 21 files of address books, diplomas, medals, awards and honorary degrees; artwork and drawings by herself and others; rosaries and other items and objects belonging to Sheila Watson.File list includes:Box 612006 01 952 Baptisma...

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...

Sheila Watson fonds

  • CA ON00389 2
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1998, predominant 1933-1998

F onds consists of journals, literary manuscripts, correspondence, teaching and studentmaterials, reference materials, business and financial records; and personal photographs and objects of the author and professor of English, Sheila Watson. Also...

Watson, Sheila

General Correspondence

Series consists of Watson's correspondence with others. It has been divided into two sub-series; namely:1. Outgoing Correspondence2. Incoming CorrespondenceCorrespondence that relates directly to Watson's writing, publishing, academic re...

Research and reference materials

Series consists of materials created and accumulated by Watson in the course of her research for various creative and academic activities, as well as material preserved by Watson for her own personal reference. This includes 3 sub-series:1. Readi...

Personal photographs

Series consists of Watson's personal photograph collection, including: photographs from the late nineteenth century belonging to her parents, Mr. C.E. Doherty and Mrs. Elweena Doherty; photographs, (some of which have been scanned), of Watson...

Professional activities materials

Series consists of correspondence, research materials and drafts related to Watson's role as an editor, contributor and consultant to the works of other publications, cultural bodies and creative efforts, all functions resulting from her prof...

Ephemera

Series consists of ephemeral material accumulated by Watson in the course of her activities, including six photographs of unidentified persons and subjects, divided into four sub-series:1. Ephemera and memorabilia collected in Paris2. Blank postca...

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.

Financial and legal records

Series consists of legal and financial records accumulated by Watson in the course of her life, including royalties from her publishing, property deeds, last wills and testaments from family members, employment records, tax records, purchase invoi...

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

Manuscripts and drafts

Series consists of Watson's written material, including early drafts, manuscripts, typescripts, page proofs, metatext and relevant correspondence with editors, including the following sub-series:1. Novels2. Short stories3. Poetry4. Non-fiction

Medical bills

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

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Diaries, reading journals and day planners

Series consists of 29 diaries, dated reading journals and day planners created and preserved by Watson during her adult life. These materials contain fragments of her creative writing; drawings in graphite, coloured pencil and ink; reading notes a...

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.

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...

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
  • File
  • [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.

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