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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections Fred Flahiff fonds
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Posthumous material regarding Sheila Watson

File consists of photocopied articles, obituaries, photographs, a large informational poster and news paper clippings of material collected and accumulated by Fred Flahiff following Sheila Watson's death on February 2, 1998, regarding her, her family, and her impact as a Canadian author. Includes: one article in Folio, University of Alberta, one article on McLuhan, postcard for book launch (of biography) and one photograph of Watson from the Globe and Mail archives by Barbara Mitchell entitled "Sheila Watson: A Tiny Output, but a Disproportionate Literary Influence" (used Feb. 3, 1998).

Bronson, M.

Incoming correspondence

Series consists of Fred T. Flahiff's personal correspondence, deposited with the library due to its relevance to Flahiff's work on Sheila Watson. Includes 53 letters from Sheila Watson, 3 letters and 34 pages of poetry and 20 illustrations in ink and pastel (17 of which are photocopied) from Wilfred Watson. Also includes letters from others: one letter from B.J. Mitchell; one letter from a Mike (last name unknown), regarding an entry on Sheila Watson in the UBC yearbook "Totem" from 1931; one letter from Douglas M. Gibson, publisher at McClelland and Stewart.

Fred Flahiff fonds

  • CA ON00389 F15
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2006

Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts and transcripts of archival material and accumulated by Fred T. Flahiff, professor of English at the University of St. Michael's College. Includes research materials and manuscripts related to Flahiff's biography of author Sheila Watson, "Always Someone to Kill the Doves: A Life of Sheila Watson", and his role as executor of her estate and custodian of her personal papers.

Includes five series:

  1. Incoming correspondence
  2. Collected Material after Sheila Watson's death
  3. Collected Material for biography
  4. Material related to publication of biography

Flahiff, F. T. (Frederick Thomas)