Subseries 4 - Non-fiction manuscripts

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CA ON00389 2-2-4

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Non-fiction manuscripts

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  • 1932 -1989 (Creation)

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5.2 cm of textual material (379 p.)

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(1909-1998)

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Sub-series consists of typed and handwritten research notes and draft manuscripts and typescripts related to 22 works of nonfiction, including articles she published about her academic research on Wyndham Lewis, and personal interest in art, as well as articles related to her role as an educator and professor of English, and reflections on her life as a writer. They have been arranged chronologically, frequently relying on the publication dates of individual pieces, and the publication dates of works cited by Watson. Many of the typescripts are tentatively attributed to Watson, as they do not contain any attributive annotations or comments by her and do not appear to have been published. Works that have been accurately dated to a particular conference or public reading have been filed under the Public readings and conference material sub-series of the Professional activities series. Works such as introductions, prefaces, endorsements and blurbs written by Watson for other authors and publications have been filed under the Editorial and collaborative materials sub-series of the Professional activities series. There does not appear to be any surviving documentation for four of Watson's published articles: "Swift and Ovid: The Development of Metasatire

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Title based on contents of the sub-series. The article "On Pelicans" written by Watson for the first issue of her journal White Pelican ("On Pelicans"), can be found in the White Pelican sous-fonds.

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