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Correspondence from The Fiddlehead

  • CA ON00389 F6-4-2006 01 571
  • File
  • December 28, 1953 - March 28, 1954
  • Part of Sheila Watson fonds

File consists of correspondence from Fred Cogswell, editor of The Fiddlehead, regarding Watson's subscription to the journal, and the submission of her husband Wilfred's poetry to the publication.

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 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 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 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 publication, as well as the typed copy of a letter from Sheila Watson addressed to Prof. Cleanth Brooks regarding his response to the manuscript (also sent to him by McLuhan), and her plans to submit it to Harcourt Brace.

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 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 the Humanities Association Review

File consists of correspondence from Phillip W. Rogers, editor of the Humanities Association Review and John Stedmond, president of the Association, soliciting the submission of a lecture presented by Watson at the Humanities Association session held that year in Kingston for publication in the group's journal.

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 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 Sam Koplowicz

  • CA ON00389 F6-4-2006 01 581
  • File
  • January 25, 1971 - March 26, 1973
  • Part of Sheila Watson fonds

File consists of three draft versions of Sam Koplowicz's film script adaptation of "The Double Hook"; the first draft and outline is 53 pages, the third draft 64 pages, and the fourth draft 92 pages.

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 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 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 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".

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 The Queen's Quarterly (Kingston, ON)

  • CA ON00389 F6-4-2006 01 605
  • File
  • December 22, 1953 - March 27, 1956
  • Part of Sheila Watson fonds

File consists of correspondence from Malcolm Ross, editor of Queen's Quarterly (Kingston, ON), regarding Watson's submissions of her short stories "Brother Oedipus" and "The Black Farm", and his efforts to have the stories broadcast on CBC Radio and published in the United States by The Hudson Review.

Correspondence from St. Joseph's College (North Bay,ON)

  • CA ON00389 F6-4-2006 01 609
  • File
  • December 29, 1971 - March 20, 1972
  • Part of Sheila Watson fonds

File consists of correspondence from Lois G. Shannon and Farelyth J. Bruce-Jockhart of St. Joseph's College (North Bay, ON), regarding a theatrical adaptation of "The Double Hook", including 25 page playscript with stage designs for the production.

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.

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 University of Toronto Library

  • CA ON00389 F6-4-2006 01 614
  • File
  • November 5, 1968 - June 16, 1969
  • Part of Sheila Watson fonds

File consists of correspondence from Alice Moulton on behalf of the University of Toronto Library regarding permissions to reproduce or lend out copies of Watson's Ph.D. thesis to scholars.

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.

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