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UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES
A Descriptive Inventory of the Wilfred Watson Fonds
Accession Number: 91-117 & 95-131
Lynn McPherson
Spring, 2002
Wilfred Watson fonds
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UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES
Wilfred Watson Fonds
This guide was prepared with financial assistance from the Archives Society of Alberta,
Access to Holdings grant. The University Archives gratefully acknowledges the
assistance of this grant. Without it, these important records could not have been made
accessible to researchers and the public.
Spring, 2002
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Descriptive Inventory of the Wilfred Watson Fonds ...................................................... 1
PREFACE ........................................................................................................................... 7
INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................... 9
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH ............................................................................................ 11
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ..................................................................................... 13
1. Journals and Notebooks .............................................................................................. 17
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
1945-1960 ......................................................................................................................................... 17
COCKCROW AND THE GULLS NOTEBOOKS ......................................................................................... 23
1961-1965 ......................................................................................................................................... 25
1966-1970 ......................................................................................................................................... 35
1971-1975 ......................................................................................................................................... 42
1976-1980 ......................................................................................................................................... 49
1981-1985 ......................................................................................................................................... 52
1986-1990'S ....................................................................................................................................... 66
APPOINTMENT CALENDARS/DAILY DIARIES....................................................................................... 68
2. Literary Drafts/Writings .............................................................................................. 74
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
POETRY: NOTEBOOKS/MANUSCRIPTS ........................................................................................ 74
PLAYS ...................................................................................................................................... 140
SHORT STORIES/NOVEL............................................................................................................ 153
ESSAYS..................................................................................................................................... 156
BOOKS...................................................................................................................................... 157
MISCELLANEOUS MANUSCRIPT PAPERS/NOTES ....................................................................... 164
PUBLICATIONS .......................................................................................................................... 172
3. Sketches/Artwork ...................................................................................................... 180
4. Correspondence......................................................................................................... 184
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
WILFRED WATSON TO SHEILA WATSON .................................................................................. 184
SHEILA WATSON TO WILFRED WATSON ................................................................................... 192
WILFRED WATSON'S PARENTS ................................................................................................. 193
CORRESPONDENCE - OTHERS ................................................................................................... 193
CORRESPONDENCE-MISCELLANEOUS ....................................................................................... 231
5. Student Records ........................................................................................................ 238
6. Reference Material/Material from Other Sources ..................................................... 242
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7. Personal Papers ......................................................................................................... 250
7.1
7.2
FINANCIAL AND MISCELLANEOUS ............................................................................................ 250
PROMOTIONAL ITEMS - WILFRED WATSON'S WORKS ............................................................... 251
8. Audio-Visual Records ............................................................................................... 256
8.1
8.2
SOUND RECORDINGS ................................................................................................................ 256
PHOTOGRAPHS ......................................................................................................................... 257
Index ............................................................................................................................... 266
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PREFACE
The University of Alberta Archives was established in 1968 at the recommendation of the
President’s Standing Committee on Archives and Documents. Its primary mandate is to
acquire, maintain, and preserve the records of the University, in any medium, which
contain continuing administrative, legal, and historical value. The Archives constitutes
the official “memory” of the University and represents the accumulated experience of our
educational community. In addition to these official records, the University Archives also
contain the private papers of the University staff whose subjects of research and teaching
encompass the world.
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Wilfred Watson Fonds
INTRODUCTION
The Wilfred Watson fonds consist of the personal records of Wilfred Watson, a noted
poet, playwright, and faculty member of the Department of English at the University of
Alberta. Included with the records are Watson's rich and creatively detailed notebooks
and journals, numerous drafts of his poetry, plays, stories, essays and novels, as well as
detailed correspondence files, reference files, and photographs and sound recordings.
SOURCE: Wilfred Watson's records were received at the University of Alberta in three
separate accessions over a period of eight years. The first set of papers came from
materials left with Professor Diane Bessai in 1980 when Watson moved from Edmonton
to Nanaimo; the second donation was made directly to the Archives from
Wilfred Watson; and the third donation of papers were sent from Shirley Neuman after
Professor Watson's death in 1998. Shirley Neuman, Wilfred Watson's literary executor,
oversaw the original listing, description, and transfer of the Watson records to the
University of Alberta Archives.
ARRANGEMENT NOTE: The Wilfred Watson records were transferred as three
separate deposits to the University of Alberta Archives. Each transfer of records was
accompanied by a detailed file list and description provided by Shirley Neuman, Diane
Bessai and others contracted to complete the listing. The individuals who worked on the
listing were all very familiar with Dr. Watson's work, and were able to fill in information
gaps with names, titles, and approximate dates. In this current finding-aid, the three
accessions were pulled together physically and intellectually, but with the original listings
and descriptions retained. The result is that the Watson fonds is described with two
accession numbers, and arranged in eight series; many of these series reflecting the
original order imposed by Dr. Watson and his literary executor on his records.
The records are in excellent physical shape and provide a very complete picture of the
creative processes involved in one individual's writing and teaching career.
RELATED ACCESSIONS: Researchers may wish to consult Studio Theatre
(University of Alberta) records for further information about the Watson plays that were
produced and performed at Studio Theatre. As well, records from the Faculty of Arts,
Department of English might be consulted for the years Professor Watson was a faculty
member (1951-1976). Issues of White Pelican, the literary magazine Wilfred Watson
helped establish, are located in the Archives (84-13), along with copies of some of his
books (See 69-56, 76-5)
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ACCESS: The terms under which the records were deposited require those who wish to
consult the records receive permission from Shirley Neuman, Dr. Watson's literary
executor for his estate. These restrictions apply until the year 2010.
EXTENT: 10.60 m of textual records and other material.
DATE RANGE: 1946-1998
Includes ca. 10.60 m of textual records, 7 sound recordings, 4 video cassettes, .20 m of art
work, and 356 photographic items
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Wilfred Watson Fonds
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
Wilfred Watson was born in Rochester, England in 1911, the oldest child of
Frederick Walter Watson and the former Louisa Claydon. He immigrated to Canada with
his family at the age of fifteen, settling in Duncan, British Columbia. After one year of
highschool, he found a job with a Vancouver Island sawmill. Watson attended the
University of British Columbia from 1940 to 1943, earning a B.A. in English literature.
During the Second World War, he served in the Canadian navy; after the war he
continued his education at the University of Toronto, receiving an M.A. in 1946 and a
Ph.D. in 1951. In 1949, Wilfred Watson was employed as a special lecturer in English at
the University of British Columbia and from 1951 to 1953 he became professor in the
Department of English at the University of Alberta, teaching at the Calgary campus. In
1954, he transferred to the Edmonton campus, remaining there as Professor of English
until his retirement in 1977.
Wilfred Watson married Sheila Martin Doherty in 1941, who as Sheila Watson
published The Double Hook in 1959. The Watson's both taught at the University of
Alberta and participated in an intellectual circle that included the painter Norman Yates,
and actor-directors Gordon Peacock and Thomas Peacocke among others (see Stefan
Haag, M.A. thesis). Watson co-founded the Jazz Club "Yardbird Suite" in Edmonton in
the early 1960's, and joined the editorial group of White Pelican (a quarterly review of the
arts) in 1972. Wilfred Watson retired from the University of Alberta in 1977 and moved
in 1980 to Nanaimo, B.C. with his wife Sheila. He passed away very shortly after his wife
Sheila in Nanaimo in 1998, at the age of 87.
Wilfred Watson's writing career was prolific and continuously evolving and
developing. T.S.Eliot accepted his first volume of poetry, Friday's Child, for Faber and
Faber, publishing it in 1955, and Watson received the 1955 Governor General's Award
for it. He lived in Paris, 1955-1956, as the recipient of a Canadian Government Overseas
Fellowship. Here he was introduced to the theatre of the absurd, and in the following
years explored this interest with his own writing and directing activities. In the early
1960s, Watson made contact with Marshall McLuhan and developed a growing interest in
McLuhan's theories, culminating with their collaboration on the study, From Cliché to
Archetype. Watson started work on his first major play, Cockcrow and the Gulls, in the
mid-1950s, and it was first performed at the University of Alberta's Studio Theatre in
March 1962. Studio Theatre, where Thomas Peacocke and Gordon Peacock were both
associated, was an important venue for the production of Watson plays. During the 1960s
Watson had his most prolific period of playwriting; Trial of Corporal Adam was
produced in 1963; Wail for two Pedestals in 1964; and Let's murder clytemnestra
according to the principles of marshall mcluhan in 1969. A play for Canada's centennial,
O holy ghost, dip your finger in the blood of Canada, and write, I love you was produced
in 1967. (For a complete listing of Watson's works, please refer to the Watson biography
file at the University of Alberta Archives) During the 1970s, Watson concentrated on
writing poetry, and his second volume of poetry, The Sorrowful Canadians and Other
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Poems was published in 1972. This volume of poetry experimented with using different
typefaces and repetitions, and Watson later introduced Number-grid Verse in a volume
titled I Begin With Counting. Number-grid verse involved a configuration that combines
numerals and words juxtaposed on the page; this form allowed Watson to score poetry for
oral performance by several voices. A second volume of number-grid verse, Mass on
Cowback, was published in 1982. The 1980s also saw Watson return to writing for the
stage; The Woman Taken in Adultery, a short play, was performed at the Edmonton
Fringe Festival in 1987 and a major play trilogy, Gramsci x 3 was produced by Studio
Theatre in 1986. The number-grid verse concept was applied to these later plays as well.
Wilfred Watson also wrote some short stories, essays, and a novel, although a lot of what
he wrote was never published. In her article on Wilfred Watson for the Gale Dictionary of
Literary Biography, Diane Bessai writes:
Wilfred Watson, playwright, poet, teacher, and
literary theorist, has steadily conducted a one-man
revolution in Canadian letters from the 1950s to
the present. (pp 382)
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SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The Wilfred Watson fonds span a period of over fifty years, and provide a
wonderful record of the creative processes of a noted Canadian poet, playwright, teacher
and literary theorist. Wilfred Watson was a writer brimming with ideas and his papers
provide evidence of his creative endeavors; his numerous notebooks are filled with drafts
of plays and poems, ideas for further development, excerpts from his own reading and
study, sketches, and jottings about his daily activities. In addition to his notebooks, there
are files of his writing drafts (encompassing the many genre he wrote in), very complete
correspondence files, drawing files and sketchbooks, and supplemental material including
sound recordings and photographs.
The records arrived at the University of Alberta Archives in three separate
deposits (the last deposit of records made after Wilfred Watson's death), with excellent
listings and descriptions attached. The archivist brought the records in each of the three
deposits together physically and intellectually, while retaining many of the original
groupings adhered to in the first listings. The notebooks, for example, were kept
chronologically by Wilfred Watson, so the notebooks from all three deposits have been
pulled together and arranged in their original date order. Likewise, the correspondence in
each deposit was arranged alphabetically by correspondent and in the comprehensive
finding aid, all of the correspondence is together and arranged in alphabetical order. The
series designations include the following eight series, and were arrived at by considering
the contents of the records:
Series one: Journals and Notebooks, further arranged by date and with a separate
sub-series of Cockcrow and The Gull notebooks, and appointment calendars or daily
diaries
Series two: Literary Drafts/Writings, with sub-series including poetry; plays; short
stories/novel; essays; books; miscellaneous manuscripts; and publication related
Series three: Sketches/Artwork, including files of loose drawings and paintings,
and sketchpads
Series four: Correspondence files, arranged in sub-series involving the
correspondence between Wilfred Watson and Sheila Watson; Wilfred's parents; other
correspondents (alphabetically arranged); and miscellaneous correspondence
Series five: Student Records (Watson)
Series six: Reference Material (used by Wilfred Watson for his own research and
teaching purposes)
Series seven: Personal papers, including financial records, and personal publicity
records
Series eight: Audio-Visual records, further divided into sound recordings and
photographs
The notebooks are of particular research value as they provide so much
information about Wilfred Watson's creative thought processes, as well as information
about his teaching plans, readings, Department of English activities, and even a daily
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weather observation from his study window. The notebooks also held loose sheets of
paper, and these have been removed for conservation purposes and placed in a separate
file following the notebook they were retrieved from. The series of literary drafts and
writing files is also very significant; often several different versions of a particular poem
or even an entire play are present in the files. The writing files take on added significance
since they provide evidence of, as Wilfred Watson was once described, "a prolific poet
who publishes little." As Diane Bessai noted, Watson's plays, while given lively reviews
in the daily press at the times of their first performances, "have not been widely produced
since". His writing, particularly his later writing, was often considered controversial and
experimetnal, and was not readily published or produced, so it is important that his work
is preserved in his own archive. The correspondence files, particularly the letters between
Wilfred Watson and Sheila Watson, provide another fascinating glimpse into these
writers' minds. The Watsons, due to work and schooling circumstances, lived apart off
and on over the years and their letters became their main link. Their letters, written
regularly to one another, usually go beyond the ordinary to explore mutual ideas about
writing, writers, literature, and projects they are working on in their own studies.
A detailed series and file list follows, with further information provided about
each of the eight series in the Wilfred Watson fonds. A subject/name index is included at
the end of the inventory to assist in locating specific files.
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Series 1
Journals and Notebooks
1. Wilfred Watson, Journals and Notebooks. --1945-1998.--3.8 m of textual records.
Archival Description: [the following description(s), both the Archival and the Scope
and Content, are largely taken from an original listing and description provided by
Shirley Neuman]
Series one is a large series, containing the many notebooksand journals that Wilfred
Watson kept during his writing career. The earliest notebooks were usually 5 x 8
hardbound books, between 64 and 128 pages. By the early 1950s Watson was using 8 x
11 books, with the exception of a few books from Paris which were a smaller,
paperbound format. All the books tend to be 64 to 80 sheets (128-160 pages). Each is
filled, sometimes, particularly while working on Cockcrow, he keeps several at once.
Beginning in 1980, Watson began buying 11 x 14 books of construction paper, usually 48
sheets for his notebook (the multicolored effect of several of them on a shelf was the
effect sought for in the design of Mass on cowback). He also began keeping simultaneous
notebooks in the white spaces and over the illustrations of calendars. All of the notebooks
are filled with drawings, line, crayon, pastel, and watercolor, as well as with written text.
There are approximately 345 notebooks, journals, and calendars and they make a
complete record of Watson's work from 1945 to 1982, and a somewhat more fragmentary
record for the last sixteen years.
Scope and Content: Wilfred Watson's earliest notebooks are manuscript notebooks.
Increasingly over the years, the notebooks combined reflections on reading and
conversations with others, ideas of poems, plays, and short stories, and manuscript drafts.
Certain themes recur in the notebooks, among them ongoing meditations about
Shakespeare's plays and, especially from 1965 on, a continuing engagement with the
ideas of Marshall McLuhan. Nearly all Watson's plays, poems, and short stories are first
draftedin the notebooks, sometimes with many variations. For some work, such as
Cockcrow and the Gulls, the notebooks provide a complete history of the genesis and
development of the script. The notebooks also include hundreds of ideas for poems,
scenario for plays etc., some developed, some not, as well as a great many unpublished
poems and plays. They provide an indispensable research tool for scholars wishing to
trace the thought and the process of composition of Watson's Oeuvre. "The notebooks
and journals provide a record of the conception, writing and revisions of all Watson's
major works and of a great deal of important unpublished work, as well as a major and
creative response to the intellectual and political changes of the period from 1950 to
1980".
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The series title is based on the contents of the records.
A file listing follows.
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Accession 2001-58
Series 1.
Journals and Notebooks
1. Journals and Notebooks
1.1 1945-1960
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
The terms 'Notebook' and 'Journal' are used
somewhat interchangably, although in the earlier
volumes, notebooks tended to be filled more with
writing drafts, ideas, and sketches, while the
journals had more of the daily diary-type entry.
1
1
Notebook. Handwritten entries with drafts of
poems, notes on readings and essays and journal
entries.
Jan. 1945-May 15,
1950
1
2
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-1):
-'Evening with the Endicott's (June 15, 1947), 2 pp
-'Duchess of Malfi' - handwritten notes about play
with sketch (Black Market) on reverse
-Tristram Shandy - Sterne - Study preface, 10 typed
pages
-'Someone with Yellow Hair' (two manuscript
versions) and T.S. Satiric Method notes on reverse
-notes on 'language as a tool'
-notes - 'Chancery of Hanover'
-clipping - 'Eve with Serpent'
-notes - 'Cyntenu'
-notes - Points of view', 'knowledge'
-notes - 'The Throne and the Lion'
-John Smith - 'Discourses'
-'The English Poets and Their Theories'
Jan. 1945-May 15,
1950
1
4
Reading notebook.
September 1946
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
The terms 'Notebook' and 'Journal' are used
somewhat interchangably, although in the earlier
volumes, notebooks tended to be filled more with
writing drafts, ideas, and sketches, while the
journals had more of the daily diary-type entry.
1
5
Reading notebook [1949]. See call slip, interleaved
inscribed: "Record of books read, looked at and
noted to be read or procured". Includes three sheets
of interleaved manuscript notes.
[1949]
1
6
Journal with diary-like entries.
June 20, 1952March 21, 1955
1
7
Notebook with manuscript drafts and journal
entries; two pp. of interleaved manuscript material.
1953-1955
1
8
Notebook - drafts and notes, re: "Cockcrow".
Feb. 26, 1955March 16, 1955
1
9
Journal
March 21, 1955May 3, 1955
1
10
Journal
May 14, 1955-May
4, 1956
1
11
Loose-leaf materials removed from journal (91-117- May 14, 1955-May
10):
4, 1956
-typescript carbon of pg. 50 of prose manuscript
[Under the Rabbit's Paw]?
-typescript of poem, "In the beginning"
-six pp. manuscript draft "Four Acts and a Clown"
-two pp. typescript of unidentified play
1
12
Journal: 'Rue Vignon' workbook; drawings and
watercolors taped in journal.
Sept. 1, 1955-Nov.
7, 1955
1
13
'Rue Vignon' workbook.
Feb. 10, [1956]
1
14
Workbook - largely play drafts with two interleaved
sheets of manuscript Versions of 'Ghosts'.
May 5, [1956]
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
The terms 'Notebook' and 'Journal' are used
somewhat interchangably, although in the earlier
volumes, notebooks tended to be filled more with
writing drafts, ideas, and sketches, while the
journals had more of the daily diary-type entry.
1
15
Notebook - 'Poetry Ideas Watson', with two
manuscript pages of novel (?) interleaved.
[1956]
1
16
Notebook - 'The Misfits'
[1956]
2
17
Journal
May 10, 1956August 18, 1957
2
18
Loose-leaf materials removed from Journal (91117-17):
-'Pour Theatre and French Humanism', handwritten,
typescript, and sketches, 4 pp.
May 10, 1956August 18, 1957
2
19
Notebook with "Revisions" written from one
direction and "The Scarlett Tree" written from the
other direction.
1956-1957
2
20
Journal, brown book
Journal, green book
Aug. 21-Nov. 26
1957
Nov. 26, 1957-Feb.
6, 1958
2
21
Journal
Feb. 17-March 29,
1958
2
22
Loose-leaf material removed from Journal (91-11721):
-two sheets of manuscript notes, unidentified
material
-manuscript notes in examination booklet
-manuscript draft in examination booklet, "I dreamt
that Stanley Spenser…"
-manuscript notes in examination booklet, "Bleak
Pastoral (note for an anthology)"
Feb. 17-March 29,
1958
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
The terms 'Notebook' and 'Journal' are used
somewhat interchangably, although in the earlier
volumes, notebooks tended to be filled more with
writing drafts, ideas, and sketches, while the
journals had more of the daily diary-type entry.
2
23
Journal
March 29-April 26,
1958
2
24
Journal
April 30-June 25,
1958
2
25
Journals (two)
July 1-August 9,
1958
August 11-Sept. 2,
1958
2
26
Notebooks (two) - first notebook titled "New Phrase Sept. 2-Oct. 7,
Book" and includes phrases, names and sketches
1958
reversed from end of book.
Oct. 26-Nov. 14,
1958
2
27
Journal
Nov. 14-Nov. 23,
1958
2
28
Notebook
Nov. 26, 1958-Feb.
16, 1959
2
29
Journal
Feb. 16-June 22,
1959
2
30
Journal with interleaved typescript carbon page
from Cockcrow with drawing on back.
July 9 - Sept. 1,
1959
2
31
Notebook
Sept. 6-Oct. 28,
1959
2
32
Loose-leaf material removed from Notebook (91117-31):
-copy of article, "The Enchanted Pond" by George
Sept. 6-Oct. 28,
1959
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
The terms 'Notebook' and 'Journal' are used
somewhat interchangably, although in the earlier
volumes, notebooks tended to be filled more with
writing drafts, ideas, and sketches, while the
journals had more of the daily diary-type entry.
S. Perry
-two pp. manuscript, re: sale of car, with drawings
-manuscript draft in examination booklet for play
about "King of all the Russians"
2
33
Notebook
Oct. 29, 1959March 12, 1960
2
34
Loose-leaf material removed from Notebook (91117-33):
-one page manuscript notes on Cassandra
-program of one-act play festival including Wilfred
Watson's The Whatnot
-one page manuscript draft of "Subliminal
organization in poetry"
Oct. 29, 1959March 12, 1960
2
35
Notebook in Mountains in Colour volume
January 25, 1960
3
36
Loose-leaf material removed from Notebook (91117-35):
-manuscript draft "Pome of actors"
-manuscript notes on TV
-manuscript notes on Adam
-manuscript notes on "The Black Queen Mother"
-manuscript draft of poem "With swollen thighs and
breasts"
-manuscript draft "Under the Black Bridge"
-text list for 17th century poetry course
-manuscript draft of response to article in Weekend
magazine on the Canada Council
-draft of an unaddressed letter to the Edmonton
Journal, re: Cockcrow and the Gulls
-draft manuscript pp. of Corporal Adam
-questionnaire (for playwriting course)?
-two pp. typescript with manuscript revisions
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
The terms 'Notebook' and 'Journal' are used
somewhat interchangably, although in the earlier
volumes, notebooks tended to be filled more with
writing drafts, ideas, and sketches, while the
journals had more of the daily diary-type entry.
"Theatrescript" (Studio Theatre playwriting and
production program, WW secretary)
-manuscript draft, incomplete, of letter to Roy
[Daniells] re: abandoned book project
-typescript "Ode: Denote me death…"
-manuscript notes for Corporal Adam
3
37
Journal
March 14- August
11, 1960
3
38
Loose-leaf materials removed from Journal (91117-37):
-six pp. manuscript draft, "If you marry my sister"
-manuscript draft of poem, "Why should I scribble
this against J.T. Jones" and manuscript notes
-manuscript notes of projected play, "The
Mechanical Bridegroom"
-manuscript draft of poem, "Elegy: Go if you
must…"
-manuscript notes written on back of letter to 'Jack'
[Shadbolt]
March 14-August
11, 1960
3
39
Notebook ('A Coast Note Book'), brown, hardcover
August 12-Sept.
15, 1960
3
40
Notebook
Sept. 23-Nov. 13,
1960
3
41
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-40):
-manuscript draft of poem, "Aging Nietzche is
dead"
-examination booklet with manuscript drafts of
poems, "O Apollo", "Epstein", "The difficult
backbone of background…"
Sept. 23-Nov. 13,
1960
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
The terms 'Notebook' and 'Journal' are used
somewhat interchangably, although in the earlier
volumes, notebooks tended to be filled more with
writing drafts, ideas, and sketches, while the
journals had more of the daily diary-type entry.
3
42
Journal/Notebook
Nov. 15-Dec. 24,
1960
1.2 Cockcrow and the Gulls Notebooks
Box # File #
Description
Date
[1955-1956]
Acc. #91-117
3
43
"A Skeleton of Cockcrow"
3
44
"Notes 'Cockcrow'", interleaved is a program from a December 16, 1955
University Drama Workshop
3
45
'A Vision of Cockcrow - Book I'
Started May 12,
1956
3
46
Loose-leaf materials removed from Cockcrow Book
(91-117-45):
-four pp. typescript drafts of poem, "The Fish"
-three pp. typescript and carbon, draft of poem,
"The Lions"
-notes and score from Vivaldi La Stravaganza"
-drawing "La femme dormant" on bookmark
-examination booklet with manuscript of two
poems, "The Spider Mother", and "O moon cloud
rose" and with notes on Cockcrow
-examination booklet with manuscript of poem,
"The kingdom of love"
-manuscript draft of poem, "The river stands winter
long"
-manuscript draft of poem, "He knew that love
came as the angel of death" and "I have sailed…"
May 12, 1956
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-twelve pp. manuscript miscellaneous notes re
Cockcrow
-typescript "Lines", "because a ghost"
-manuscript notes re Cockcrow
3
47
"Cockcrow Book I Part 3 - The City"
[1956]
3
48
Notebook - "Cockcrow Book II. The Judgement on"
[1956]
3
49
Loose-leaf material removed from "Cockcrow Book
II (91-117-48):
-nine pp. typescript from novel with manuscript
notes on reverse
-examination booklet with manuscript "Revisions of
Cockcrow"
-one page manuscript draft of Cockcrow
-typescript of poem, "The sucking stones"
overwritten with manuscript draft of "Actors faces
and voices"
-typescript "Actors faces and voices," one page of
which has manuscript draft "Vision of City of
Carousel" on the reverse
-one page manuscript draft "With the wood of this
tree"
3
50
Notebook - "Cockcrow material"
[1955-1956]
3
51
"Cockcrow Workbook", interleaved with six art
postcards of Renoir paintings
[1955-1956]
3
52
Workbook - [Cockcrow]
[1955-1956]
3
53
Loose-leaf material removed from Workbook (91117-52):
-four pp. of manuscript draft for play with Battista
and Jacopo as characters
[1955-1956]
3
54
Workbook: Cockcrow Book II, Part III, Manuscript
Book II
[1955-1956]
3
55
Notebook: "Nativity of Cockcrow"; one page
May 15, 1958
24
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
typescript interleaved, draft of
poem,"Compassioned…" with drawing on back.
3
56
Stagebook of "'C' and the Gulls"
[1959]
3
57
Loose-leaf materials removed from Stagebook (91117-56):
-examination booklet with manuscript drafts of
"Some love we eye wants" and notes on first year
students
[1959]
1.3 1961-1965
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
4
58
Notebook
January-January
19, 1961
4
59
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-58):
-manuscript drafts of "Lines - The University of
Golgotha"
January 1961
4
60
Notebook
Jan. 21-March 29,
1961
4
61
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-60):
-one page manuscript notes for a short story
-manuscript notes "The gulls"
-two manuscript drafts of poem, "Darkness is full of
nails of light"
January 21-March
29, 1961
4
62
Notebook
April 2 -June 19,
1961
4
63
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-62):
April 2- June 19,
1961
25
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-program for production of Coriolanus
-drawings "Spirit of Christmas"
- three drawings of woman
-typescript of poem, "The Well"
4
64
Notebook
August 23-Nov. 26,
1961
4
65
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91August 23117-64):
November 26, 1961
-program for Wail for Two Pedestals
-programs, rehearsal schedules for Under the Black
Bridge
-announcement of Studio Theatre production of The
Visit
4
66
Spiral notebook
[1961]
4
67
Notebook
Dec. 6, 1961-June
21, 1962
4
68
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-67):
-draft manuscript "The Weasel's wife…"
-examination booklet with various manuscript notes
-three pp. ms of "pome" (Jenny Blake material),
"Jenny Blake's pome of midnight"
-manuscript draft of "Jenny Blake's pome of T.S.
Eliot"
-ms draft of letter to George Woodcock re
Cockcrow and the Gulls
manuscript draft of poem, "Sir, all my tangle(?)"
written on back of advertising brochure
-sketch with comments on painting and pottery
show
Dec. 6, 1961-June
21, 1962
4
69
Notebook
August 1 - Oct. 27,
1962
4
70
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-69):
August 1 - Oct. 27,
1962
26
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-three examination booklets with drawings
-examination booklet with draft of unidentified
essay
-examination booklet with miscellaneous notes
-examination booklet with notes on the press and on
CBC
-three examination booklets with draft manuscript
for a play about Theseus
4
71
Notebook
Dec. 24, 1962-Jan.
6, 1963
4
72
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-71):
-manuscript draft of poem, "Craftsman makes jugs"
-manuscript draft of a speech to the Vancouver
Institute
-manuscript miscellaneous notes and drawings
-manuscript draft of letter with drawing
-manuscript draft "Preface to Cockcrow and the
Gulls"
Dec. 24, 1962-Jan.
6, 1962
4
73
Notebook
March 12-April 15,
1963
4
74
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91March 12-April 15,
117-73):
1963
-information sheet on Kabuki theatre
-two examination booklets with manuscript draft
passages for play with characters Borch and Smorch
4
75
Notebook of plots Under the Rabbit's Paw with
interleaved sketches.
n.d.
4
76
Exercise book with drawing on covers and divider.
n.d.
4
77
Notebook
May 20-July 3,
1963
4
78
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-77):
27
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-examination booklet with manuscript "Black
Raspenny"
-three examination booklets with manuscript notes
for Another Bloody Page from Plutarch
-manuscript notes "If you ask me about drama"
4
79
Notebook
July 5-Oct. 14,
1963
4
80
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-79):
-examination booklet with manuscript "Epigraphs
for book of bicycles"
-two examination booklets with manuscript "The
importance of being earnest in Canada"
July 5 - Oct. 14,
1963
4
81
Notebook
July 22 - Dec. 9,
1963
4
82
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-81):
-examination booklet with manuscript notes for "A
Nativity" (play)
-examination booklet with manuscript notes for
"The Scaffold"
-manuscript notes "Prologue" to a play
-manuscript notes re "Suderman"
-manuscript notes "The Mosquitoes" (Another
Bloody Page from Plutarch)
-examination booklet with drawing and with notes
for candidacy examinations on the clown and circus
motif in Beckett
-manuscript draft of a letter re The Visit
July 22 - Dec. 9,
1963
5
83
Notebook
Oct. 17-Dec. 7,
1963
5
84
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-83):
-examination booklet with manuscript notes on
metaphysical verse
Oct. 17-Dec. 7,
1963
28
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-drawing and manuscript of poem, "Your face, my
lord"
-manuscript notes and draft of poem on "Claudia
and Hamlet"
-four examination booklets "Hamlet 1963"
manuscript and draft of a letter to Gordon [Peacock]
-examination booklet with manuscript notes "The
Condemned Condemn"
-one page manuscript notes
5
85
Notebook
Dec. 13, 1963-Jan.
3, 1964
5
86
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-85):
-examination booklet with manuscript notes
"Shakespeare's Anti-Theatre"
-examination booklet with notes for "Hamlet 1963"
Dec. 13, 1963-Jan.
3, 1964
5
87
Notebook
Jan. 3 -Feb. 3, 1964
5
88
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-87):
-five examination booklets re "The Election of a
Mayor"
-one page manuscript "Scientists manufacture a
man"
Jan. 3 - Feb. 3,
1964
5
89
Notebook
Feb. 8 - March 4,
1964
5
90
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-89):
-examination booklet, drawings and examination
questions
-examination booklet, manuscript notes on theatre
-examination booklet, draft of "Anniversaries"
-examination booklet, miscellaneous notes
-examination booklet, manuscript of "pome of
figureheads"
-examination booklet, manuscript "The death of a
Feb. 8 - March 4,
1964
29
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
form"
-two pp. manuscript "The real aim of English
studies"
-manuscript draft of a letter to "Mr. Luke"
-examination booklet with manuscript draft "The
performance of critics"
-examination booklet with manuscript draft "The
Way of the World"
-two examination booklets with miscellaneous
manuscript notes
5
91
Notebook
March 4 - April 7,
1964
5
92
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91March 4 - April 7,
117-91):
1964
-four examination booklets with manuscript drafts
for From Cliché to Archetype and notes on plays
-examination booklet with manuscript draft of a
letter to a reviewer
-manuscript draft of two letters re university
promotion
-examination booklet with miscellaneous
manuscript drafts
-manuscript draft notes for lectures (?)
-manuscript draft "Baliol's committee on trees"
-two examination booklets with manuscript drafts re
critics
5
93
Notebook
April 9 - May 14,
1964
5
94
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-93):
-examination booklet with notes for English 640
and manuscript draft "Blossoms branched"
-examination booklet with manuscript draft
"MacBeth with a Twist"
-typescript of poem, "The songbirds of the moon"
-examination booklet with miscellaneous notes,
"Time and sonnets"
April 9 - May 14,
1964
30
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-three examination booklets with drawings and
notes
5
95
Notebook
May 18 - June 24,
1964
5
96
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-95):
-manuscript of poem, "My mind is a nest of
whores"
-examination booklet with topics on "genetic
wordplay"
May 18 - June 24,
1964
5
97
Notebook
June 29 - July 5,
1964
5
98
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-97):
-two examination booklets with notes for From
Cliché to Archetype
June 29 - July 5,
1964
5
99
Notebook
July 21 - Sept. 22,
1964
5
100
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-99):
-program for Under the Black Bridge
-several drafts of a letter to Mel [Hurtig]
-examination booklet with miscellaneous
manuscript notes
-examination booklet with manuscript "The New
Howl"
July 21 - Sept. 22,
1964
5
101
Notebook
August 29 - Sept.
15, 1964
5
102
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-101):
-program for Studio Theatre Upstairs
-examination booklet with manuscript draft re Edge
-manuscript notes "Black pollen"
August 29 - Sept.
15, 1964
31
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-typescript one page "I shot a trumpet into my
brain"
-examination booklet with manuscript draft "I shot
an arrow into my brain"
5
103
Notebook
Sept. 22 - Oct. 15,
1964
5
104
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-103):
-examination booklet with manuscript "Wordplay
and Shakespearean problems"
-examination booklet with manuscript notes on
Shakespeare
-examination booklet with miscellaneous notes
Sept. 22 - Oct. 15,
1964
5
105
Notebook
Oct. 5 - Nov. 15,
1964
5
106
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-105):
-fourteen pp. typescript of short story "The slink
pouvoir"
-several pp. miscellaneous manuscript notes and
drawings, re courses, Shakespeare and From Cliché
to Archetype
Oct. 5 - Nov. 15,
1964
5
107
Notebook
Nov. 4 - Nov. 13,
1964
6
108
Notebook - "Wail for Two Pedestals", a farce in two Nov. 24- Dec. 10,
parts
1964
6
109
Notebook
Dec. 13-17, 1964
6
110
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-109):
-examination booklet with notes for English 640
Dec. 13-17, 1964
6
111
Notebook
Dec. 21-29, 1964
32
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
6
112
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-111):
-two examination booklets with notes for play
"Giovanni's Sweetheart"
-two programs of Wail for two Pedestals used as
Christmas cards
-examination booklet with notes for a play "The
Albatross"
-examination booklet with manuscript "Socred
Dreams"
-examination booklet with manuscript "A Cupful of
Nailpolish for a Dead Whale"
Dec. 21-29, 1964
6
113
Notebook
Dec. 30, 1964-Jan.
4, 1965
6
114
Notebook
Jan. 7 - April 21,
1965
6
115
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-114):
-examination booklet with manuscript "As the
moon gets the weep"
-manuscript with notes for play "Wail for the
prophecy of the nails"
-examination booklet with manuscript "Wail for the
Death of the Rock Drill"
-manuscript examination booklet with notes for
"Wail" and watercolor
-examination booklet manuscript of Hamlet
dialogue
-manuscript on calendar with notes on comedy and
tragedy
Jan. 7 - April 21,
1965
6
116
Notebook - Part 2 of "Wail for Five Yardbirds", etc.
Jan 25 - Feb. 27,
1965
6
117
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-116):
-one page manuscript poem "Reply to the question"
-examination booklet manuscript poem, "She came
Jan. 25-Feb 27,
1965
33
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
into the class" and notes on a review of Wail for
two Pedestals
-manuscript draft of poem, "Because the moon
grows sick"
-examination booklet with manuscript draft of
"male/female" dialogue
-examination booklet with manuscript draft of
poem, "as the moon goes mad"
-examination booklet with manuscript draft of
poem, "Said Donne to his harlot" and with English
640 notes
6
118
Notebook
March 5 - May 4,
1965
6
119
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-118):
-examination booklet with manuscript comment on
Edmonton Journal reviewing
-examination booklet with miscellaneous notes
-examination booklet with "Mr. and Mrs. That"
March 5 - May 4,
1965
6
120
Notebook
March 1965
6
121
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-120):
-three examination booklets with manuscript draft
for Chez vous, comfortable pew
-two pp. typescript "The Playwright Speaks"
-examination booklet with manuscript draft "Notes
on absurdity"
-examination booklet with manuscript draft of a
response to Barry Westgate, Edmonton Journal
reviewer
March 1965
6
122
Notebook
March 21 - June
16, 1965
6
123
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-122):
-manuscript notes "Eve is jealous"
March 21 - June
16, 1965
34
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
6
124
Notebook
Dec. 8, 1965 April 7, 1966
6
125
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-124):
-one page drawing and watercolor
-drawing on tailors' advertisement in envelope
Dec. 8, 1965-April
7, 1966
1.4 1966-1970
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
6
126
Notebook, black softcover
February 1966
6
127
Notebook
April 6 - June 3,
1966
6
128
Notebook
April 12 - June 5,
1966
6
129
Notebook
April 27 - May 16,
1966
7
130
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-129):
-examination booklet with notes on Shakespeare
and list of characters for a play
-one page manuscript notes on Shakespeare
-two examination booklets with manuscript notes
on "Jekyll and Hyde"
April 27 May 16,
1966
7
131
Notebook
June 23 - August 7,
1966
7
132
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-131):
-one page notes on casting Cockcrow and drawing
June 23- August 7,
1966
35
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-examination booklet with manuscript draft
dialogue between Helen and Menelaus, between
MacBeth and Lady MacBeth, and between Isaiah
and Jeremiah and of a poem, "I thought I knew that
tonight's moon"
7
133
Notebook
Sept. 1, 1966 - Dec.
10, 1967
7
134
Notebook
Sept. 19 - Oct. 31,
1966
7
135
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91Sept. 19 - Oct. 31,
117-1340:
1966
-fourteen pp. typescript "The Slink pouvoir"
-examination booklet with manuscript scenario for a
play
-examination booklet with scenario for Lear
-two pp. manuscript "Intersecting vortices vs.
Containers and Contents"
-two pp. manuscript poem, "The mice have got into
the apple box/Dear old Yeats"
-one page manuscript list of writings
-one page manuscript notes on "A poem is a space
probe"
7
136
Notebook
Nov. 2, 1966Jan.3, 1967
7
137
Notebook
Jan. 9 - April 5,
1967
7
138
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-137):
-manuscript list of plays
-ms page of miscellaneous theatre notes and
drawings
-examination booklet, manuscript notes on
Antigone and other notes
Jan. 9 - April 5,
1967
7
139
Notebook
April 8 - June 8,
36
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
1967
7
140
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-139):
-one page manuscript notes on English 640
(Shakespeare)
-seven pp. manuscript draft for O Holy Ghost and
with draft of a letter to Marshall McLuhan
-drawing
-examination booklet with manuscript notes for O
Holy Ghost
April 8 - June 8,
1967
7
141
Notebook
May 8 - August 6,
1967
7
142
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-141):
-five photocopied and color crayon drawings
-examination booklet with manuscript "O for a
muse of fire/O for a TV screen" and notes for O
Holy Ghost; two drafts of a letter in response to a
request for a script
-two examination booklets with draft of Sunflower
material for O Holy Ghost
May 8 - August 6,
1967
7
143
Notebook
August 6 Nov. 17,
1967
7
144
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-143):
-examination booklet with manuscript notes for O
Holy Ghost and for a dialogue with a Canadian
writer and director
-twenty-five typescript copies of "song" for O Holy
Ghost, two with manuscript revisions
-drawing of Sunflower
-photocopied photograph
-one page photocopied "Master of the Nubile
Adolescent (about Balthus)
August 6 - Nov. 17,
1967
7
145
Notebook
Sept. 10, 1967 37
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
June 12, 1968
7
146
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91Sept. 10, 1967 117-145):
June 12, 1968
-typescript of unidentified lines (not likely by WW)
- six examination booklets with manuscript drafts of
Over Prairie Trails
-one page manuscript notes on Hamlet
-examination booklet with manuscript notes for
From Cliché to Archetype
7
147
Notebook
Dec. 16, 1967 Jan. 4, 1968
7
148
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-147):
-three pp. manuscript notes From Cliché to
Archetype
-examination booklet with draft passages for O
Holy Ghost and with notes for From Cliché to
Archetype
-drawing and manuscript of poem, "The water
hasn't yet discovered the fish"
-examination booklet with various manuscript notes
-two pp. manuscript notes for O Holy Ghost
Dec. 16, 1967 -Jan.
4, 1968
7
149
Notebook - Untitled brown hardcover notebook
October 1967January 1968
7
150
Notebook, as above
Jan. 4 - April 4,
1968
7
151
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-150):
-drawing
- draft of letter (March 11, 1968)
-four examination booklets with notes about "The
Stone Clothes", "Asooyos" and "…the unattached
arms of woman; play notes
Jan. 4 - April 4,
1968
7
152
Notebook
April 4 - May 21,
38
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
1968
8
153
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-152:
-newspaper clipping
-one page manuscript notes for a play about Phedre
-examination booklet with scenario for a play
-one page manuscript notes on the FBI
-drawing
April 4 - May 21,
1968
8
154
Notebook, brown, hard cover
May 28, 1968
8
155
Notebook, gray, hard cover
October 28, 1968
8
156
Notebook, gray
Nov. 28, 1968-Jan.
31, 1969
8
157
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91Nov. 28, 1968 117-156):
Jan. 31, 1969
-one page pencil draft of poem, "Pick em up Danny"
-one page pencil notes for "Over Prairie Trails"
-one page notes on two kinds of quotations
-four pp. pencil drafts of response to article by
Barrington Nevitt
8
158
Notebook, gray "C/A [Cliché/Archetype] retrieval
February 1969
8
159
Toronto Notebook, gray, hard cover
February 7 - March
16, 1969
8
160
Loose-leaf materials removed from Toronto
Notebook (91-117-159):
-one news clipping
February 7 - March
16, 1969
8
161
Toronto Notebook, gray hard cover
March 17 - May
13, 1969
8
162
Toronto Notebook, gray hard cover
May 14, 1969
8
163
Loose-leaf materials removed from Toronto
Notebook (91-117-161):
May 14, 1969
39
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-one sheet of miscellaneous notes and jottings
8
164
Notebook, gray, hard cover
May 14, 1969 July 4, 1970
8
165
Notebook, brown, hard cover
Nov. 6 - 27, 1969
8
166
Notebook, brown hard cover
Nov. 27, 1969 Jan. 1, 1970
8
167
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91Nov. 27, 1969 117-166):
Jan. 1, 1970
-two pp. pencilled notes re From Cliché to
Archetype
-offprint of R. B. Baldwin, "Pattern in the Novels of
Edward McCourt"
-examination booklet with draft of a response
review by Beckford of Let's Murder Clytemnestra…
and notes for setting lines from The Double Hook to
music
8
168
Notebook 1970/1971 (also called 69/70)
"Thinktank book for English 684"
8
169
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91[1969/1970]
117-168):
-one page manuscript "Answer to Bruce Hohol"
-examination booklet with two manuscript
variations on "The Lord is my Shepherd" and notes
-examination booklet with manuscript draft "On
whose side is the newspaper"
-examination booklet with manuscript draft "the
voices are electronic"
-examination booklet with manuscript draft "I saw
three ? in flames" and notes on The Taming of the
Shrew
-one page manuscript notes and play dialogue "The
hired girl, the blind man, his son"
-one page manuscript for poem, "The cold sleet falls
into wind and rain"
40
[1969/1970]
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
9
170
Notebook, brown, hard cover
Jan 1 - Feb. 10,
1970
9
171
Notebook, brown, hard cover
Feb. 10 - April 4,
1970
9
172
Notebook, brown, hard cover
April 4 - 20, 1970
9
173
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-172);
-two examination booklets with notes for Chez
Vous, Comfortable Pew
-two drawings related to same play
-one title page, crayon printing, for same play
-pencil notes for a poem
April 4 - 20, 1970
9
174
Notebook, brown, hard cover
April 25 - May 16,
1970
9
175
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-174):
-three sheet drawings (crayon, pencil, ink); one with
draft material for Chez Vous, Comfortable Pew on
the back of it.
April 25 - May 16,
1970
9
176
Notebook, brown, hard cover
May 16 - June 7,
1970
9
177
Notebook
Oversize 95-131-1, Box 1
June 21 - July 16,
1970
9
178
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-177):
-two pp. typescript with manuscript additions on
"Shakespeare's genetic wordplay"
June 21 - July 16,
1970
9
179
Notebook - "Summer fallow journal"
July 16 - August
19, 1970
9
180
Notebook, blue, hard cover
August 2 - Dec. 13,
1970
41
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
9
181
Notebook, blue, hard cover
Dec. 16, 1970 Feb. 20, 1971
9
182
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-181):
-one sheet of notes about experimental booklet
Dec. 16, 1970 Feb. 20, 1971
1.5 1971-1975
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
9
183
Notebook, blue, hard cover
February 21, 1971
9
184
Notebook, blue, hard cover
April 16, 1971
9
185
Notebook, blue, hard cover
May 23 - July 17,
1971
9
186
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91May 23 - July 17,
117-185):
1971
-examination booklet with notes on the limerick and
drafts of two limericks
-draft of a letter to "Dora" on medieval and
renaissance space
-examination booklet with notes on the American
influence on Canadian poets and with notes on
Shakespeare
-ten pp. of draft notes for a play about Alice in
Wonderland
-two pp. of notes for a play rewriting the character
of Millamant
-examination booklet with draft notes for a play
with the character Ngmimi and various other notes
-examination booklet with draft notes on Canadian
theatre "as an alien place"
-sheet with drawings and notes for play, The
Cuckold
42
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-examination booklet with notes for play. The
Cuckold
-three sheets of notes on Marshall McLuhan
9
187
Notebook
"Postures of Survival No. One"
"Pitioppolis"
July 14 - Nov. 17,
1971
10
188
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-187):
-examination booklet with manuscript notes on
Canadian poets and drafts of poems on Canadian
painters
-examination booklet with manuscript notes on the
alphabet and language
-two pp. typescript poem, "The sword dies
slowly…" (Nov. 13, 1971)
-examination booklet, drafts of letter re city street
lighting and of related poem, "the polluted moon"
-examination booklet manuscript draft of poem
"Whenever you tell the truth/tell it small"
-two examination booklets with manuscript notes
on Procne and Philomela
-examination booklet with manuscript notes on
incest and family and with two draft proposals for
the graduate program
-one page typescript "The bicycle is wet with
bombs"
-examination booklet with manuscript "all the days
of my life"
-examination booklet with manuscript of poem on
McLuhan and notes on Chaucer, with poem, "There
was a pretty matelot"
-examination booklet with Everyman notes
-examination booklet with manuscript notes on the
great Canadian limerick
-manuscript draft of letter re The Sorrowful
Canadians
-two manuscript drafts of poem, "I hate yet I love"
-examination booklet with draft comments on
graduate program and draft of a letter to Saturday
July 14 - Nov. 17,
1971
43
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
Night
-examination booklet with manuscript notes for a
play, "Trial of the Socred Government"
-examination booklet with manuscript "Everything
is twisted in my ears"
10
189
Notebook, blue, hard cover
November 27, 1971
10
190
Notebook/Journal
Feb.9 - May 18,
1972
10
191
Notebook, blue, hard cover
May 19 - June 22,
1972
10
192
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-190):
-manuscript notes on Cliché
-envelope with notes on Cliché and poem, "Portrait
of the white pelican"
-drawings and manuscript "Death of a department"
-one page manuscript proposal for a novel, Death of
Department, and poem, "Les professeurs des
bicyclettes"
-one page manuscript notes "the suicide of Hamlet
prince of characters"
-manuscript notes re Grandfather clock
-examination booklet with manuscript notes on
Matthews and Steele book
-draft of letter to Dorothy; three unfinished versions
-two pp. manuscript poems "her Berkeley is worse
than her Chomsky"
-three examination booklets with draft of play "The
Lesson" (on theme of 'Everyman')
-examination booklet with draft passages for From
Cliché to Archetype and with notes about the CBC
-examination booklet with reply to Gateway about a
"short circuit" and notes on Tiresias
-examination booklet with manuscript of poem, "It
was a gay Saturday night"
-examination booklet with Cliché to Archetype
material and 'Everyman' material
Feb. 9 - May 18,
1972
44
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-examination booklet with manuscript material on
'Everyman' and meditation on poetry
-one page manuscript on Phedre and Hippolytus
-manuscript note on Irving Layton's poetry
10
193
Notebook, blue, hard cover
June 22, 1972
10
194
Notebook
July 22 - Nov. 29,
1972
10
195
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-194):
-examination booklet with manuscript of limericks
on Canadian writers and poem, "the paradox of
poetry"
July 22 - Nov. 29,
1972
10
196
Notebook
Jan. 6 -April 7,
1973
10
197
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-196):
-examination booklet with notes for dialogue of
God and Satan and notes on Shakespeare
-one page manuscript notes for Wail for Two
Pedestals
-notes on envelope
-examination booklet with miscellaneous notes
-examination booklet with manuscript notes for
play "The Hijackers"
-typescript "Lines December 1972 (on Margaret
Atwood)
-examination booklet with notes on Shakespeare
Jan. 6 - April 7,
1973
10
198
Notebook
Feb. 25 - April 5,
1973
10
199
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-198):
-examination booklet with manuscript notes on
'Everyman' and Phedre
-foolscap sheet with manuscript notes on
Feb. 25 - April 5,
1973
45
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
Shakespeare
-one examination booklet - class notes
-one examination booklet with notes for a play on
Oedipus
-examination booklet with manuscript notes on
"Characterization, Plot, Setting, Imagery" and
Canadian literature of the 1960's
-manuscript sheet "Desolation Bay"
-examination booklet with manuscript dialogue of
"The Haunted House"
-sketch and notes on envelope
10
200
Notebook
April 7 - July 1,
1973
10
201
Notebook
"17 ways", etc.
June 24, 1973
11
202
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-201):
-drawing
-examination booklet with poem, "I was no prophet
nor was meant to be" and notes for The Burglar
-examination booklet with 'Everyman' material
-one page of manuscript re 'Everyman'
-one page manuscript "the medium is the message"
June 24, 1973
11
203
Notebook
July 1 - August 18,
1973
11
204
Notebook (titled: July 1, 1973)
August 19 - Oct.
11, 1973
11
205
Notebook (lot of notes on McLuhan)
Oct. 22, 1973 April 3, 1974
11
206
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-205):
-two pp. manuscript plan and two examination
booklets notes and drafts for "The Place Marie
Dialogues"
Oct. 22, 1973 April 3, 1974
46
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
11
207
Notebook
Dec. 23, 1973 April 18, 1974
11
208
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-207):
-one page manuscript play plot summary
-examination booklet with manuscript dialogue
about death
-two examination booklets with manuscript drafts
on "Semicolonialism"
-examination booklet with poem, "The paradox of
the professional"; also a draft on a single sheet
-examination booklet with drafts of letters on
department matters
-examination booklet with notes on Shakespeare's
imagery
-examination booklet with manuscript draft "17
ways of…"
-examination booklet with drawing and draft of
examination questions
-examination booklet with manuscript "A Bestiary
of Canadian Writers" and a poem, "I meditate on
the weight of Stonehenge"
Dec. 23, 1973 April 18, 1974
11
209
Notebook, blue, hard cover (Tiessen/Rose)
April 30 - July 19,
1974
11
210
Notebook
July 23 - Nov. 28,
1974
11
211
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-210):
-two pp. typescript "Construction, untitled, in two
parts" and one page attached ms
-eight diagrams of emotions and the arts in the
Master-Mistress Sonnets 20-124
-three pp. manuscript "19 reasons for not going to a
short story conference"
-list of writers and public figures
-three pp. manuscript transpositions of Richard II
July 23 - Nov. 28,
1974
47
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-one page unidentified manuscript notes
-one page manuscript "some notes on sexual
identity of women"
-one page manuscript "In an age born out of
wedlock"
-one page manuscript "I think of the motor
flying/Out of Irving Layton's novel"
-five pp. manuscript notes on "A character called
Budmouth" and aboriginal rights
-one page manuscript "On regarde chaque atome"
-one page draft letter to Saturday Night re Robert
Fulford
-seven pp. manuscript notes on Shakespeare
-examination booklet with Shakespeare notes and
table of attributes of men and women
-two pp. typescript "I walked under the water
among the stupid sharks"
-one page manuscript poem, "The doggerel lever on
dogfood"
-one page manuscript poem, "Montoronto"
-three pp. manuscript "Constructions in/black
wire/portrait of the artist as a construction worker"
-manuscript of Satiric poem "the name of our
president"
-one page manuscript draft "Constructions in
contempt of the times"
-one page manuscript poem, "This poem is made of
real words"
11
212
Notebook, blue, hard cover ("Continues July 23,
1974)
November December 19, 1974
11
213
Notebook, blue hard cover (Dec. 19/Feb.25,
continued March 23 1975)
March 23 - May 7,
1975
11
214
Notebook, hard cover (Continuing journal of March
23, 1975)
May 8 - June 21,
1975
11
215
Notebook
June 24 - July 27,
1975
48
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
11
216
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-215):
-manuscript on envelope "the green men of
Edmonton"
-examination booklet with manuscript draft "Poems
for 1975" and "the identity of the fleece/is holy"
-one page manuscript notes for a play "The
Executioner"
-three pp. notes on "Identity" and "Canadian
Identity"
June 24 - July 27,
1975
12
217
Notebook, blue, hard cover
July 28 - Oct. 6,
1975
12
218
Notebook, blue, hard cover
Oct. 7 - Dec. 13,
1975
12
219
Notebook, blue, hard cover
Dec. 14, 1975 March 10, 1976
1.6 1976-1980
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
12
220
Notebook, blue, hard cover
March 10 - May
18, 1976
12
221
Notebook, blue, hard cover
May 19 - August
14, 1976
12
222
Notebook, blue, hard cover
August 15 - Sept.
27, 1976
12
223
Notebook, red ("September 27, 1976, to follow
August 15 1976)
Sept. 28 - Dec. 11,
1976
12
224
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-223):
Sept. 28 - Dec. 11,
1976
49
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-"The Poetry of Quebec from 1967 to the Present: A
Bibliography", prepared by Noreen Levine in
October 1973
-poem, "the numbered spaces of norman yates"
drafted on back of envelope
-manuscript notes for "A Woman taken in Adultery"
drafted over student examination paper
-three drafts of poem, "portrait of myself as
paranoid" and notes for play "Blancnoir" drafted
over student examination paper
-notes for a play with characters John and Margaret
Sawpress, drafted in student examination paper
-newsclipping and one page manuscript notes
12
225
Notebook, red, hard cover
Dec. 9, 1976 April 11, 1977
12
226
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-225):
-one page of notes on play "Magpie"
-card, with WW's note on envelope
-two pp. notes re "Sunflower"
Dec. 9, 1976 April 11, 1977
12
227
Notebook, blue, hard cover
April 13 - August
8, 1977
12
228
Notebook, blue, hard cover ("to follow April 13")
August 11 - Oct. 7,
1977
12
229
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-228):
-three sheets of notes for play "Blancnoir"
-Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "Constantly risking
absurdity," torn from a book; Jay Macpherson's
"The Boatman" on the reverse
August 11 - Oct. 7,
1977
12
230
Notebook, blue, hard cover
Oct. 9 - Dec. 29,
1977
12
231
Notebook, blue, hard cover
Jan. 1 - March 27,
1978
50
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
12
232
Notebook, blue, hard cover
March 27 - June
16, 1978
13
233
Notebook, blue, hard cover
June 16 - August,
1978
13
234
Notebook, blue, hard cover
August 25 - Nov.
13, 1978
13
235
Notebook, blue, hard cover
Nov. 14 - Dec. 30,
1978
13
236
Notebook, brown, hard cover, with green spine
Jan. 1 - March 3,
1979
13
237
Notebook, green, hard cover, with blue spine
March 4 - May 16,
1979
13
238
Notebook, green, hard cover, with blue spine
May 19 - August 7,
1979
13
239
Notebook, brown, hard cover, with blue spine
June 4, 1979 - Jan.
12, 1980
13
240
Notebook, green, hard cover
March 25 - August
23, 1980
13
241
Notebook, brown, hard cover
June 21 - Dec. 13,
1980
13
242
Lagoon Notebook
December 13-21,
1980
13
243
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-242):
-two sheets of number-grid verse, "blinded by her
own insights"
-one sheet of notes, "dialogues with MM"
13
243A
Notebook, blue with ten pp. of manuscript
51
Dec. 14, 1980 -
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
fragments interleaved
1982
Dec. 22, 1980 Jan. 3, 1981
Acc. #91-117
14
244
Lagoon Notebook
14
245
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-244):
-notes on the short story and novel, one sheet
-two sheets of notes on Marshall McLuhan
-List of Watson short stories
1.7 1981-1985
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
14
246
Animals The Museum of Modern Art Appointment
Calendar 1981: Used as notebook, with entries in
appointment spaces and writings and drawings over
calendar illustrations.
January - June,
1981
14
247
Loose-leaf materials removed from Museum of
Modern Art Calendar/Notebook (91-117-246):
-postcard from B.C., unidentified sender
-invitation from Norman Yates to attend opening of
Ayrton exhibit in F.A.B.
-one sheet of notes for "Blancnoir/deconstruction"
-two sheets manuscript draft and typescript for part
of number-grid poem, "Portrait of Patricia
Clements"
-draft of letter to bp nichol re WW's contribution to
"notation" issue of Open Letter
January -June,
1981
14
248
Lagoon Notebook #3 Jan 5 1980 [actually 1981]
January 5, 1981
14
249
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-248):
-draft of letter to Diane Bessai
January 5, 1981
52
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-three sheets of notes for Gramsci x 3, one with
notes on the reverse on the "aim of theatre"
14
250
Lagoon Notebook #4 Jan 21 1980 [actually 1981]
14
251
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91January 21, 1981
117-250):
-one sheet of notes and notes on envelope for a play,
"The hijacker"
-copy of English 150 essay "Celery, Stone Circles
and Incest: or PHI on you, Fibonacci!"
-sheet with manuscript draft of poem, "there are
three standards" and on reverse, poem, "Everyone
knows that Peter Lougheed…"
-two manuscript drafts of letter, Jan. 23 1981 to
Scot Taylor, about Marshall McLuhan's death
14
252
Lagoon Notebook #5
February 9, 1981
14
253
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-252):
-typescript page with poem, "It's not surprising the
English find us dull"
February 9, 1981
14
254
Lagoon Notebook #6
February 25, 1981
14
255
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-254):
-one page of typescript from "short story", with
manuscript notes on back
February 25, 1981
14
256
Lagoon Notebook #7
March 8, 1981
14
257
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-256):
-manuscript notes for unidentified play with
German characters, written over a book catalogue
-two typescript drafts of a report (for Canada
Council?) on 'Robert Zend, a bunch of proses &
Nicolette'
March 8, 1981
53
January 21, 1981
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
14
258
Lagoon Notebook #8
March 15, 1981
14
259
Lagoon Notebook #9
March 28, 1981
14
260
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91March 28, 1981
117-259):
-pastel drawing, titled "self portrait as logoshemisphere with the mythos-hemisphere round its
neck" on the back of which is drafted a letter to Scot
Taylor dated "3.eight LXXXI"
14
261
Lagoon Notebook #10
14
262
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91April 8/May 7,
117-261):
1981
-typescript of draft of poem, "the rape of narcissus",
with drawings on both sides
-typescript of another draft of "the rape of
narcissus"
-typescript of poem, "prayer vs. death by drowning"
-typescript of poem, "prayer vs. robots"
-typescript of poem, "re Irving Layton," with
manuscript revisions; on bottom of page,
manuscript draft of same poem; on reverse,
manuscript draft of poem, "mistress and maiden"
-manuscript draft of poem, "Lampman", and on
reverse, manuscript draft of poem, "the beautiful
chain saw teeth of"
-typescript draft of poem, "Who cares that England's
lords…"
-three pp. manuscript draft of "Who cares that
England's lords…"
-typescript draft of poem, "Re neglect as a formal
cause" (revision of "Who cares that England's
lords…"
-two manuscript drafts of poem, "to develop under a
sawtooth…"
14
263
Lagoon Notebook #11
April 8/May 7,
1981
May 7, 1981
54
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
15
264
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-263):
-manuscript of draft of poem, "my soul is
extinguished" on back of envelope
May 7, 1981
15
265
Lagoon Notebook #12
May 27, 1981
15
266
Lagoon Notebook #13 ("to follow May 27")
June 8, 1981
15
267
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-266):
-second page of typescript of poem on theatre of the
absurd; on reverse manuscript notes about vortices
and vorticism
-three drawings on yellow construction paper
-manuscript draft on back of advertising flyer or
poem, "words as things exist among things…"
June 8, 1981
15
268
Lagoon Notebook #14
June 14, 1981
15
269
Lagoon Notebook #15
June 24, 1981
15
270
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-269);
-manuscript draft of poem, "portrait of patricia
clements"; on the back of one page on which is a
draft of part of a letter of reference for John Lent,
and a drawing
June 24, 1981
15
271
Lagoon Notebook #16
July 15, 1981
15
272
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91July 15, 1981
117-271);
-manuscript draft of letter of reference for John Lent
on the back of which is drafted notes on the
"maelstrom of language" as the "vortex of
technology"
-manuscript notes on "as a subject beyond my years,
portrait etc."
-manuscript notes on a "technological allegory"
-list of characters and scenario for projected play
55
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
"Oedipus the shepherd"
-manuscript draft of poem, "portrait of peter
lougheed as an oil slick several hundred kilometers
long" and, on the reverse and attached page, four
manuscript drafts of poem "art strives toward
virtuosity…"
-typescript of rough draft of poem, "portrait of peter
lougheed…"
-typescript numbered page two of poem, "in the
context of battered angels"
15
273
Lagoon Notebook #17
July 26, 1981
15
274
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-273);
-manuscript draft of poem, "chas olsen is a firstgeneration postmodernist" with drawing on back
-typescript poem, "re wip wong and miss piggy as
female impersonator"
-typescript of poem "re Ptolemy: o/possum
deconstruction"
-three pp. of photocopied typescript from Daphne
Marlatt, "similitude's" with explanatory note by
Marlatt, on the reverse of which WW lists some of
his works and drafts in manuscript a poem, "portrait
of myself with experiments"
-draft of letter to Scot Taylor dated
"10.eight.LXXXI"
July 26, 1981
15
275
Lagoon Notebook #18
August 7, 1981
15
276
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-275);
-draft of letter to Mary [Hamilton] dated
15.eight.LXXXI, with pastel drawing on back
-draft of letter to Diane Bessai dated
13.eight.LXXXI
-notes on Phedre and Hippolytys with drawing on
back
-typescript of poem, "re/making war by numbers"
August 7, 1981
56
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
15
277
Lagoon Notebook #19
August 29, 1981
15
278
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-276);
-sheet of manuscript notes on "psyche + techne";
also back of envelope with notes on same subject
-typescript draft of poem, "re space"
-manuscript draft of poem, "alas poor buds/what
doth it boot" on back of cigarette package
-manuscript draft of poem, "all this talk of how the
mind bells poetry…" on back of cigarette package
-manuscript draft of beginning of letter to Diane
Bessai, 29.eight.LXXXI
August 29, 1981
15
279
Lagoon Notebook #20
October 7, 1981
15
280
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-279);
-manuscript draft of poem, "portrait of my aunt
phedre" on back of advertising flyer
-manuscript draft of poem, "the forward youth" and
other manuscript notes (one sheet)
-typescript draft of poem, "at the cemetery"
-typescript draft of poem, "re the new babel
development
October 7, 1981
15
281
Lagoon Notebook #21
November 4, 1981
15
282
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-281);
-one page manuscript notes re "shapes on the page"
-two pp. manuscript notes on "the stoned
bodystocking" (poem)
-manuscript draft of poem, "re mouthfuls of" with
drawing "mouthful of games" on reverse
--typescript draft of poem, "my advice wasn't asked
for" with two versions of second page and attached
manuscript draft of same poem
-manuscript and typescript draft of poem, "re
november the thirteenth"
manuscript draft of poem, "I am at Departure
November 4, 1981
57
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
Bay…"
15
283
Lagoon Notebook #22
December 21, 1981
16
284
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-283);
-two pastel drawings
-typescript and manuscript drafts of poem, "portrait
of alice zagreus"
-manuscript draft of poem, "portrait of
andrea's/lucerezia on the telephone"
-typescript and manuscript draft of poem, "portrait
of myself as authorial presence"
-manuscript draft of poem, "re upper canada"
-typescript draft of poem, "re blood relations" and
five sheets of manuscript drafts for same poem, on
reverse of which are two drafts of a poem, "moon
moon water" and one draft of a poem, "out of the
graveyard endlessly bellowing"
- typescript draft of letter to Diane Bessai dated
23.one. LXXXII
-two manuscript drafts of letter to Diane Bessai
dated 28.twelve.LXXXI and 21.twelve.LXXXI
-one sheet of notes on Caxton and Hippolytus
-manuscript draft of poem, "the authors of a pay are
its dramatist plus its performers"
-typescript of poem by Colin Browne, "Off In"
-photocopy of short story by Terence Donnelly,
"The Sorcerer's Cave…and its Sequel"
December 21, 1981
16
285
Eskimo Graphic Engagement Calendar 1982,
appointment spaces used as notebook, illustrations
overdrawn and overwritten
1982
16
286
Loose-leaf materials removed from Eskimo
1982
Graphics Engagement Calendar (91-117-285):
-typescript draft of poem, "here was a human being"
-one sheet manuscript notes on the themes of i) the
"deaf universe" as the "overriding theme of theatre
of the absurd", and ii) "news aborts history"
-two sheets of notes and dialogue for Gramsci 2
58
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-two sheets manuscript notes on documentary
-typescript draft of poem, "re blood relations" on
reverse of which are manuscript notes for Gramsci 3
and notes on when "the law is an ass"
-two sheets manuscript draft of "I shot a trumpet
into my brain" on back of which are notes on racism
-three sheets manuscript drafts of poem, "At the
tomb of Chagall"
-one page manuscript notes re "God is …, and
sunrise"
16
287
Lagoon Notebook/Daily Journal
March 1982
16
288
Lagoon Notebook #2/1
March 2, 1982
16
289
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-288):
-typescript page "McLuhan's Documentary Satire"
March 2, 1982
16
290
Lagoon Notebook #2/2
April 15, 1982
16
291
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-290):
-gift card from Sheila Watson
-manuscript draft of letter to Diane Bessai (Sept. 6,
1982)
-second page of manuscript draft letter re Mass on
Cowback
April 15, 1982
16
292
Lagoon Notebook #2/3
May 23, 1982
16
293
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-292):
-typescript poem, "flesh, flesh…"
-manuscript notes for play, "the canadianization of
billy the kid"
-typescript (pg.2) of poem, "henry moore, master of
sheep's faces"
-seven sheets from examination booklets of drafts
of poems
-photocopy of typescript of poem, "re theory as kept
May 23, 1982
59
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
woman"; manuscript notes for Gramsci on reverse
-photocopy of Marshall McLuhan, "Five Sovereign
Fingers taxed the breath"
16
294
Lagoon Notebook ("Brown book September 12/25
1982 W.W."
"lagoon etudes for the four horsemen"
September 12/25,
1982
16
295
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-294):
-manuscript draft of poem, "portrait of marlatt
daphne" on reverse of which is manuscript draft of
poem "semantic effectiveness"
-typescript draft of poem, "from the brown book"
-manuscript draft of poem, "the house of atreus"
-manuscript draft of letter (5.ix.82) to Jack Shadbolt
-draft of letter to bj (Sheila Watson's niece) dated
Aug. 26, 1983 on back of which is manuscript draft
of poem, "…and thinking of myself as bj's
librettist…"
-cigarette package with projected title, "heaps &
tales" written on back
-manuscript draft for riddle poem, "hedgehog"
-manuscript draft of riddle poem, "my roof is ten
thousand ? star"
-manuscript draft of letter to David Staines dated
28.1x.82
September 12/25,
1982
16
296
Lagoon Notebook #3/1
October 20, 1982
16
297
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-296):
-one page manuscript draft of poem, "the invoices if
literacy"
-typescript of poem, "to Celia/deconstruction"
-two typescript versions of poem, "Sonnet" and one
sheet manuscript draft
-typescript of poem, "Sonnet" ("Rochester was such
a city…"
-typescript of poem, "wyatt deconstruction"
-typescript of poem, "re norman yates" with
October 20, 1982
60
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
manuscript outline of scenes for Gramsci x 2
-typescript draft of letter to bp nichol, September 8,
1982, on receiving special issue on "Notation"
-manuscript draft of poem, "Ancestor pot for poppy
seed"
-manuscript draft of fictional acknowledgement for
Gramsci x 3
-letter from Universita delle arti
-typescript of letter to John (Lent?) at Island
magazine
-manuscript draft of letter to David Staines (Feb.
11, 1983)
-manuscript draft of poem, "the horizon is a black
line on which the storm hangs its washing"
-typescript draft with manuscript revisions of poem,
"letter to the dead"
-two pp. manuscript draft of poem, "as public face
or mask of power"
-one sheet of notes describing "cowback"
16
298
Lagoon Notebook #3/2
November 1982
16
299
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-298):
-manuscript draft of poem, "riddle/coin"
-typescript of poem, "Sonnet" ("because he from his
mother's womb"
-typescript of poem, "Sonnet/at the swedish ballet"
-typescript of poem, "poor birds alas what doth it
boot"
-typescript of poem, "three sonnets" ("photographs
are transformations, mechanical transcriptions")
-typescript drafts of two versions of poem, "2
sonnets" ("houses with windows")
-manuscript draft of poem, "it all began with my
falling in love with tiresias" on the back of which
are notes for "Oedipus Rex"
-manuscript partial draft of letter to bp nichol
4.two.LXXXII
-manuscript partial draft of letter to Shirley Neuman
Feb. 1, 1982
November 1982
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
16
300
Lagoon Notebook #3/3
December 12, 1982
16
301
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-300):
-program for the sorrowful canadians: the poetry of
wilfred watson told by donna gruhlke and ray
montalbetti
-two line drawing of mother and child
-line drawing "The Shaman"
-sheet of drawings
-manuscript draft of letter to Tom Peacocke Jan. 6
1983
-manuscript draft of letter to Shirley Neuman Dec.
13 1982
-manuscript draft of letter to Shirley Neuman Dec.
14 1982
-manuscript draft of letter to Davis Staines Jan. 17
1983
-manuscript notes on "bankruptcy"
-manuscript and typescript drafts of letter to bp
nichol Jan. 3 1982
-manuscript draft of letter to Shirley Neuman Jan. 3
1982
-eight pp. manuscript notes "money is the language
of politics", "Everyman", and "on passion"
December 12, 1982
17
302
Notebook/Daily Journal
1983
17
303
Inuit Agenda/Calendar
1983
17
304
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-303):
-manuscript draft of undated beginning of a letter to
Jorge Frascara
-one sheet manuscript notes on Berkeley and Hume
-list of characters for a play featuring Judge
Bocaccio
-twelve cigarette packages with various notes on
reverse
-note on Longspoon Press on back of envelope
1983
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-two pp. manuscript notes for a play, "Judgement
after Kafka," as well as notes on back of advertising
flyer
-pastel drawing of "Cowback" 12 Nov. 1983
-manuscript draft of letter to Henry Van Ryk re
"The Wretch" dated Oct. 17, 1983
17
305
Lagoon Notebook, Construction paper notebook
January 3, 1983
17
306
Lagoon Notebook #3/5
April 13, 1983
17
307
Loose-leaf materials removed from Notebook (91117-306);
-letter from Alison Fisher and draft manuscript
response from WW
-manuscript draft "riddle/bell"
-pastel drawing "after picasso"
-manuscript draft of letter to Shirley Neuman and
Jorge Frascara Oct. 21, 1983
-manuscript draft of riddle, "I am hard-headed and
think thoughts farmers plough by"
-manuscript draft of poem, "at icarus point nanoose
bay"
-manuscript draft of letter to bp nichol February 14,
1982
-manuscript draft of letter to Norman (?) April 3
1983
-typescript and manuscript draft of letter to Shirley
Neuman July 24 1983
-manuscript draft of "riddle for Irma"
-examination booklet with manuscript notes on
Teresina (Gramsci) as a fictional character
-manuscript draft of poem, "I recalled the new
moon as a japanese sword
-two line drawings on index card
-manuscript draft of letter to Shirley Neuman and
Jorge Frascara June 12 1983
-manuscript draft of letter to Scot Taylor May 4
1983
-one page of manuscript notes for Gramsci x 2
written over advertisement
April 13, 1983
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-letter from Henry Van Ryk (Sept. 20 1983) and
draft of WW's response (Oct. 23 1983)
-examination booklet with drafts of riddles, "fire",
"ice", "pearl", "cross", "keyboard", "chain", "letter"
-typescript draft of "riddle"
-three manuscript drafts of a letter to Kathy
Benzekri
-manuscript draft of "Riddle for Irma"
-two typescript versions of poem, "re ezra pound"
-manuscript version of "riddle (riddle)"
-manuscript version of poem, "trees grass deer birds
and foxes delight me"
-typescript of poem, "re the trumpeter swan" with
manuscript revisions
-four pp. from examination booklet with notes on
Alice in Wonderland
-manuscript draft of letter to John Lent
-examination booklet with scenario notes for play
"walls: the girl who walked thru"
-copy of manuscript letter to Shirley Neuman Feb.
21 1984
-typescript (cancelled) of poem, "o uneclipsed
moon"
-draft contents for Collected Poems
-manuscript draft of poem playing off Yeat's, "a
terrible beauty is born"
-two index cards with draft of poem, "Why did
Kore with hair hay colored and grass green eyes"
-six cards with draft of poem, "history is a
catastrophe"
-two cards with draft od poem, "stark stands the
mother"
-two manuscript drafts of poem, "A bell bawls in an
empty sky"
-manuscript draft of poem, "Layton/84"
-manuscript draft of poem, "the jewish and the Xn
father"
-two cards of manuscript notes "So much for
Muriel's McLuhan"
-line drawing of sign on "cowback"
-two cards of notes "re MM"
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-two cards of manuscript draft of poem, "The birth
of Lowell"
-manuscript draft of poem, "Lowell singing the
same song"
-card and envelope with draft of letter to Pauline
Boote
-manuscript draft of poem, "The theme of the legal
mind"
-three typescript versions with manuscript revisions
of poem, "re/squamish names"
-typescript version of poem, "re ezra pound"
-typescript of poem, "re neglect as formal cause"
-typescript of poem, "diana rigg"
-typescript of poem, "Sonnet times three"
-ts, of poem, "Construction, April, 1975"
-card with draft of poem, "Grass abounding
McCarthy"
-notes written on back of cigarette packages
17
308
Inuit Agenda/Calendar
1984
17
309
Loose-leaf materials removed from Inuit Agenda
(91-117-308):
-twenty-eight cigarette packages with notes on
various subjects on back
-two pp. manuscript notes on the theme "manque"
-sheet with list of characters for "Blancnoir" and
notes on eye/ear distinction
-list of uncollected verse
-manuscript draft of letter to Shirley Neuman
-manuscript draft of notes on "Marshall McLuhan
and Shakespeare"
-copy of letter to Scot Taylor, winter 1983
-two manuscript drafts of poem, "Solitary
Confinement"
-manuscript draft of poem, "Words dislocated the
word"
-manuscript draft of poem, "portrait of herself
thinking" on back of cancelled typescript of "Haiky
for S/J"
-copy of letter to Jorge Frascara, March 8 1984
1984
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-copy of letter to David Staines, Dec. 14 1984
-card with manuscript notes for play "Blancnoir"
-line drawing "Hail Brian!"
17
310
1984 Daily Appointment Book , also used as diary
1985 yearbook, used as a diary
1984-1985
17
311
Inuit Agenda/Calendar
1985
1.8 1986-1990's
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
17
312
Inuit Agenda/Calendar
1986
17
313
Loose-leaf materials removed from Inuit Agenda
(91-117-312):
-drawing on card
-manuscript notes and aphorisms on the backs of a
dozen cigarette packages
-manuscript draft of poem, "portrait of myself as
nino gramsci x 3"
-draft of letter to Pat [Bruckman] Jan. 20 1986
-draft of letter to Jack Shadbolt, March 7 1986
-draft of letter to Pat Bruckman, Jan. 14 1986
-collage drawing of "two bare boards and a passion"
-draft of letter to Tom Peacocke
-two pp. manuscript notes on technology
-draft of letter to "Joan" (WW's niece), Jan. 16 1988
1986
17
314
Inuit Agenda/Calendar
1987
17
315
Loose-leaf materials removed from Inuit Agenda
(91-117-314):
-aphorisms, drawings, word plays on back of five
cigarette packages
-draft of letter to Norman Yates, Feb. 25 1987
1987
66
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-manuscript draft of poem, "Jenny Blake's pome re
Rob Davies"
-six pp. manuscript on the CBC's capacity for
literary judgements
-manuscript notes on envelope on dreaming,
thinking, graphic design
-draft of letter to David Staines, July 27 1988
17
316
Inuit Agenda/Calendar
1988
17
317
Loose-leaf materials removed from Inuit Agenda
(91-117-316):
-aphorisms on back of two cigarette packages
-manuscript draft of poem, "Friday's child is mad
and wild"
-manuscript draft of poem, "I am not a cow"
-manuscript draft of poem, "an angel wert thou first
created"
-manuscript draft of poem, "return o mother the
perpetual cry of lost Aeneas"
-manuscript draft of "riddle" ("bed")
-manuscript draft of "riddle" ("wedding ring")
-manuscript draft of letter to Donna Gruhlke, Jan.
31, 1988
1988
18
318
Notebook
One miscellaneous item interleaved
Nov.15, 1988-Jan.
18, 1989
18
319
Notebook: "The Magic Rake"
January 19, 1989
18
319A
"Harbourfront Notebook" red softcover
Feb. 6-11, 1989
18
320
Notebook: "The Bestiary"
Five miscellaneous items interleaved
May 17, 1989
18
321
Notebook, red, softcover, spiral bound
June 19, 1989
18
322
Notebook: "GP Support"
Oct. 24-Nov. 7,
1989
18
323
Notebook. Turquoise, softcover, spiral bound
June 16, 1990
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
18
324
Notebook: "By Grid or by God"
Ten miscellaneous items interleaved or pasted in
November 15, 1991
18
325
Notebook/Address Book: "Plays at the Iron Bridge"
Ca. 1990's
18
326
Notebook: "Collected Plays: Autobiography of Tom
Horror"
Ca. 1990's
18
327
Notebook: "The Dream Notebook/The Movies as an Ca. 1990's
Art of Simulation"
18
328
Notebook; no title or date; "culture &
imperialism…" on inside cover
Ca. 1990's
18
329
Notebook
Draft letters and number-grid poetry
Ca. 1990's
18
330
Notebook, marbled green
Three miscellaneous items interleaved
Nov. 6, 1979-Oct.
29, 1994
18
331
Writing tablet (blue Hilroy)
Ca. 1990's
18
332
Notebook: "Lumpenman (1)", red softcover
n.d.
18
333
Notebook: "Women of Trachis", red softcover
See Also: 95-131-187
n.d.
1.9 Appointment Calendars/Daily Diaries
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
18
334
Address file (1960's)
Perpetual calendar/appointment book, black, spiral
bound (1959-1960's)
1959-1960's
18
335
Appointment Book, green
1961
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
Seven miscellaneous items interleaved
18
336
Appointment Book, black
1969
18
337
"Herstory" Appointment Calendar, inscribed: "To
Dr. Watson, Best Wishes for 1975, from Gail" [gift
from Gail Osachoff]
1975
18
338
Perpetual Diary, maroon, spiral bound; used as
appointment book and diary
1977
18
339
Appointment Book, brown, spiral bound; used as
diary
1978
19
340
"Day at a Glance" Appointment Book, also used as
diary
1979
19
341
Appointment Calendar, brown, three miscellaneous
items pasted in (1980)
Appointment Calendar (1981)
1980, 1981
19
342
Appointment Calendar, one miscellaneous item
interleaved (1982)
1982
19
342A
1984 wall calendar
Oversize 95-131-3, Box 3
1984
See Also 91-117-310 for 1984-1985 calendars and
diaries
19
343
Appointment Calendar, one miscellaneous item
interleaved (1986)
Appointment Calendar, three miscellaneous items
interleaved (1987)
1986, 1987
19
344
Appointment Calendar, three miscellaneous items
interleaved (1988)
Appointment Calendar, one miscellaneous item
interleaved (1989)
Appointment Calendar, two miscellaneous items
interleaved (1989)
1988, 1989
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
19
345
"Day at a Glance 1990", used as a diary
1990
19
346
Appointment Calendar, two miscellaneous items
interleaved (1991)
Appointment Calendar, one miscellaneous item
interleaved (1991)
1991
19
347
Appointment Calendar, two miscellaneous items
stapled in and one miscellaneous item interleaved;
one manuscript NGV (Number-grid verse) poem
titled "Spitman's Hat" and signed Onoon(?)
interleaved (1992)
Appointment Calendar (1992)
1992
19
348
Appointment Calendar (1993)
Appointment Calendar, (Georgia O'Keefe) two
miscellaneous items interleaved (1993)
1993
19
349
Daily Journal, one miscellaneous item pasted in
(1994)
Appointment Calendar (1994)
1994
19
350
Daily Journal, five miscellaneous items interleaved
(1995)
Appointment Calendar, three miscellaneous items
interleaved (1995)
1995
19
351
Appointment Calendar, two newspaper clippings
pasted in, three miscellaneous items interleaved
(1996)
Appointment Calendar (1996)
1996
20
352
Appointment Calendar, nine miscellaneous items
interleaved (1997)
Appointment Calendar, one miscellaneous item
stapled in (1997)
1997
20
353
Appointment Calendar (1998)
Appointment Calendar (1998)
1998
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Series 2.
Literary Drafts/Writings
2. Wilfred Watson, Literary Drafts/Writings, --1939-1994, 3.80 m of textual
records.
Archival Description: [The following descriptions, both the Archival and Scope and
Content, are largely taken from an original listing and description provided by
Shirley Neuman]
The records in this series include Wilfred Watson's files of manuscript and typescript
drafts of his writing, and are organized in the following sub-series: Poetry; Plays; Short
Stories/Novel; Essays; Books; Miscellaneous Papers; and Publications. Many of the
drafts are on loose sheets of paper or in examination booklets (those that were filed in the
notebooks remain as part of Series 1). Notebooks devoted solely to poetry are included
with this series. A lot of the drafts are also typescripts prepared for Watson from his
manuscripts and used in preparing work for publication. Play-scripts are often production
copies and many have manuscript revisions made by Watson during the rehearsals of the
play, in which he always collaborated closely. There are typescripts for the performed
plays; manuscript drafts of all the plays can be found in the notebooks (Series 1). There
are also typescripts for several plays neither performed nor published. Some of the files
contain only fragments of writing, notes written on cigarette packages, and notes on small
pieces of cardboard, which are retained with miscellaneous papers (2.6).
Scope and Content: There are draft and final manuscripts and typescripts in the
collection for nearly all of Watson's performed and/or published work as well as for many
hundreds of unpublished poems, and for several plays and short stories. There are, for
example, many typescript drafts of most of the poems in Friday's Child, and many of the
poems in The sorrowful canadians and mass on cowback. There is also a complete
typescript of a novel accepted by Faber and Faber in the late 1950s, but never revised for
publication by Watson (Under the Rabbit's Paw; drafts of this novel are in the
notebooks). Wilfred Watson published poetry and plays in literary journals throughout the
1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. These publications are in this series, and published reviews of
Watson's work are also included here.
Wilfred Watson and Marshall McLuhan collaborated on From Cliché to Archetype, a
collaboration documented in this series (2.5). They wrote back and forth about the project
from 1964 to 1969, sometimes letting it drop for awhile, sometimes writing every couple
of days. There are 111 letters by Marshall McLuhan in this collection (letters not copied
for the McLuhan archives at the National Library). There are copies of some 26 letters by
Wilfred Watson to Marshall McLuhan; drafts of more of his letters can be found in the
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notebooks. There are also rough manuscript drafts numbering in the hundreds of pages of
Watson's contributions to the book, as well as many notes of ideas, often diagrammed.
There are up to three typescript versions of different portions of the book, with a
complete typescript of the first draft which, the two agreed, would be Wilfred Watson's
responsibility. The record provides considerable insight into, first, Watson's engagement
with and contribution to McLuhan's work; second, the working out of the collaboration
between them; and third, the development of an important work in the growing oeuvre of
both Watson and McLuhan.
The series title is based on the content of the records.
A file listing follows.
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Wilfred Watson fonds
Series 2
Literary Drafts/Writings
2. Literary Drafts/Writings
2.1 Poetry: Notebooks/Manuscripts
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
Earlier Poems:
20
354
Drafts and final versions of earlier poems:
-typescript of "A is for Amlit, from Walt Whitman
to Robert Coover
-typescript of "A is for Apple and also for Ape"
-typescript of "Albatross over Sooke Harbour"
-four drafts and one manuscript draft of "for Alfred
Hayley drowned returning from Thornby Island"
-typescript of "An Anatomy of Critics"
-typescript "For Anne, Who Brought Tulips"
-typescript "An Anniversary for time's poet Dylan
Thomas"
-copy of Canadian Forum publication (1940) of
"Armed Merchantman"
-four typescript drafts, with manuscript
emendations, of "Invocation" ("Appear O mother")
-typescript of "Ballad" ("I took my heart to the
river")
-carbon typescript of "The Ballad of Faustus"
-two typescript drafts of "Ballad of the fox and the
owl"
-carbon typescript of "Ballad of Jack Shadbolt"
-two typescript drafts of "The Ballad of the white
bird"
-typescript of "Because without you/The night is
always empty"
-six typescript drafts of "the blackberry pickers"
-typescript of "The blue-eyed tree"
-typescript of "The Boar is made of brass"
-typescript of "A bottle of windflowers"
-typescript of "Poem for Bronwin"
-typescript of "A canticle for birds"
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1940, 1950's
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-typescript of "Chrysanthemums"
-three typescript drafts of "This City"
-copy of Canadian Forum publication (1940) of
"Compartments"
-typescript of "Complaint of Eros"
-typescript of Cork Brows"
-two typescript drafts of "The coy mistress
reconsiders"
-two typescript drafts of "Line in defence of John
Cutts"
-typescript of "Dialogue against argument"
-four manuscript drafts of "Does light bleed
darkness/or darkness sweat light?"
-typescript "I dreamt of a vast desert"
-typescript "drop sun, into the shadow"
-two typescript drafts of "Emily Carr"
-typescript of "Epilogue"
-typescript of "Et incarnates est"
-four typescript drafts of "Firm to the scaffold"
-typescript draft of "The Fish"
-typescript draft "From the mouth of the moon"
-typescript "The funeral of Utrillo"
-typescript of "Gentlemen"
-typescript of "The Ghost"
-typescript of "Good Friday Lecture"
-typescript of "The Grandfathers and
Grandmothers"
-typescript of "Graveyard on a Cliff of White Sand"
20
355
Earlier poems, continued:
-typescript of "To the Haleys, who sent dahlias"
-typescript of "Hate me forever"
-typescript of "The Hawk"
-three typescript drafts with manuscript
emendations "Of Hendrickje as Bathsheba"
-typescript "I work at the work of the nightingale"
-two typescript drafts of "The interruption"
-four drafts (typescript and manuscript) of
"invocation" ("Earth mother)
-four typescript drafts of "The knot"
-five typescript drafts of "Knowing how bright at
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Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
first man's blossom is" (Prologue for "The Double
Hook")
-typescript "Let no other friend know me"
-copy of Canadian Forum publication of "Lines for
the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Declaration of
War, August 4, 1914" (1939)
-typescript "Lines written in 1945"
-six typescript drafts of "The Lions" (There are blue
magpies")
-two manuscript drafts of "A lullaby for Falstaff"
-typescript "The magical body"
-typescript "Poem for Marnie"
-typescript of "A masque for Jack Shadbolt",
dedicated in manuscript to Jack and Doris Shadbolt
and with manuscript notes
-typescript of "McLuhan versified, or, a portrait of
typographic man as the father of Canadian poetry"
-manuscript and three typescript drafts of "o moon,
you seem unchanged"
-typescript "My mother appeared to me in London,
Rome, and Paris"
-three typescript drafts of "The necklace"
-typescript "Never till out of my thought/You
walked into the shadow of my heart"
-three typescript drafts of "News Letter from
Thebes"
-typescript "Poem of not wanting even at this late
date to go Jacobean"
-two typescript drafts "Not with tongues of
fireweed"
-typescript "And if she simplify all this"
20
356
Earlier poems continued:
-typescript "O love the sour smell of burnt wood"
-typescript "The ontarioloy of poemism"
-typescript "Orpheus and Eurydice"
-typescript "The other mother"
-typescript "The paradox"
-typescript "Paris to Helen of Troy"
-typescript "The parrot"
-typescript "Pasiphae"
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1950's
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-two typescript versions "The pig"
-six typescript and three manuscript drafts "Poems
grow tired of us"
-typescript "Poem of myselves the figleaves"
-typescript copy "Lines pro-pounding"
-typescript "Proserpina I: The flower"
-typescript "Proserpina II: Marriage with death"
-typescript Pumpkin"
-typescript "On a recent performance of Tennessee
Williams' Summer and Smoke"
-typescript and carbon of a different version of
"Scaffold of children"
-typescript "A scientist reflects on anti-inspiration
of Daryl Hine"
-typescript and carbon of a different version of "A
sermon on bears"
-typescript "lines of seeing"
-typescript and carbon of a different version "Seven
variations on a theft by George Barker"
-carbon typescript "A short litany"
-typescript "And should she ask"
-typescript of "The showman" with an explanatory
manuscript note quoting Hopkins on Browning
-carbon typescript "The simple cup"
-typescript and carbons of two different versions "of
Slink Pouvoir"
-carbon typescript "Some blood for Phillip Flea"
-carbon typescript "A song for the end of winter"
-carbon typescript "Sonnet to Earle Birney"
-manuscript draft "Tell me, said the girl to the
woman"
-typescript "These masters"
-typescript "Three mosquitoes"
-typescript "There was a man/heard sparrows sing"
-typescript "These scholars, being young"
-seven typescript drafts "They envy us our wild and
open spaces"
-typescript "They said, to march forward according
to plan"
-typescript "Sonnet" ("The one saw you in a man")
-typescript draft with manuscript emendation "Some
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
rhyme wants a blank prose"
-two drafts of "Thinking of Montreal"
-carbon typescript "To the Shadbolts, with six
quinces from Duncan"
-carbon typescript "Torso"
-typescript "The traveller"
-typescript "Pome of a tree"
-four typescript drafts of "The trifle" (also titled
"The Button")
-manuscript "A Valediction for the Close of the
Year, for Joyce Wentner" with annotations
-typescript "Variations on a theme of Yeats"
-two typescript drafts "Verse letter to …" (Pauline,
a flower grows…")
-typescript "Verse letter to the dead-letter office"
-two typescript versions of "Verse-letter to Jamie
Reaney"
-typescript "What is all this murder for"
-two typescript drafts "What the Boy Saw"
-two typescript drafts "The wheel"
-typescript "White-haired and wicked/that vulgar
old man"
Jenny Blake:
20
357
Poems by Jenny Blake, manuscript collected by
WW containing original typescript of the following
poems:
A Bawl of Wool:
-pome for a dead soldier
-pome of not drawing roses
-pome of a girl
-pome of a church
-pome of my uncle
-pome of mirrors
-pome of maidenheads
-pome of unknowing
-pome of drawing water
-pome of thoughts
-pome of hair
-pome of rain
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-pome of grief
-pome of smells
-pome of emblems
-pome of sun
-pome of cuckolds
-pome of Helen of Troy
-pome of Venus
-pome of windows
-pome of spring
-pome of maids of honour
-pome of a husband
-pome of addition
-pome of words
-pome of a girl
-pome of ghosts
-pome of nothingness
-lines of flesh and bones
-pome of drawing tigers
-pome of a tree
-pome of keeping silence
-lines for a pencil portrait
-pome of shame
-lines, of thought
-lines by Jenny Blake
-Lines: Once out of nature
-pome of William Blake's Jenny
-pome of rape
-pome of the she-pit
-pome of arguments
-long pome of fire
-lines of seeing
-lines in my flesh
-pome of disappearing
-Lines on the English tongue
-pome of the world
-pome of love's finger
-pome of not getting raped by Laurentian man
-pome of headlines
-lines upon a naked line
-pome of myselves the figleaves
-pome of the unicorn
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
epilogue
Letters to the bachelor of wire:
-Of course some of this verse is fake
-This is my fiftieth letter
-When you sir
-I am not that coy Kore
-Some lost desperate adventurers
-Let, I said, the past dissolved be the past dissolved
-Sir, the anthropologist
-An ant attempted to unpuzzle my bawl of wool
-Sir, with my brassiere and luck at the hook
-Sir - I have one false nipple and one true one
-Sir, I and you know very well
-Sir, you are my abstract
-I would love you as if passion had just begun
-Perhaps I could love a scientist
-Sir, to cry bawl of wool
-Sir, I am not that worn pantaloon
-Sir, touching us, that is/in fact touching me
-O everlasting darling, why do you change
-I may see many honest nudes
-I have made up my mind…
-There is a fatal propensity to love now
-Sir, forgive me that/within me sang
-As seas leave water at the earth's wet lip
-Sir, of the everlasting bonfire
-Sir, will you not eat this my poem?
-I see through your limb and your filament
-I see faces as if squeezed in a vice
-Of ordinary female headaches, sir
-Last night I dreamt Faustus hid in my powder-room
-This river of wire
-Sir, firm to the scaffold walks the sentenced
woman (two later typescript drafts)
20
358
A bawl of wool: pomes by Jenny Blake, collected by
WW and including typescript with some manuscript
emendations of the following:
-pome of not drawing roses
-pome for a dead soldier
80
n.d.
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-pome of a girl
-pome of a church
-pome of mirrors
-Jenny Blake's pome of maidenheads
-pome of drawing water
-Jenny Blake's pome of thoughts
-pome of hair
-Jenny Blake's pome of rain
-pome of grief
-pome of smells
-pome of emblems
-pome of honour
-Jenny Blake's pome of sun
-pome of cuckolds
-pome of Helen of Troy
-pome of Venus
-pome of glory
-Jenny Blake's pome of windows
-Jenny Blake's pome of spring
-Jenny Blake's pome of maids of honour
-pome of a husband
-pome of words
-pome of a girl
-pome of ghosts
-pome of nothingness
-Lines: of flesh and bones
-Lines: of iron
-pome of drawing tigers
-pome of the tree
-pome of keeping silence
-Lines for a pencil portrait
-pome of shame
-Lines: of thought
-pome for Adam
-Lines by Jenny Blake
-Lines: out of nature
-Jenny Blake's pome of unreason
-Jenny Blake's pome of William Blake and the
spinning Jenny
-pome of rape
-pome of the she-pit
81
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-pome of arguments
-pome of fire
-Jenny Blake's pome of the unicorn
-lines upon a naked line
-Paradox
-pome of sand
-pome of the world
-pome of sitting girl
-pome of love's finger
-Lines: of roses
-Lines on the English tongue
-lines of seeing
-Lines in my flesh
-epilogue
-pome of disappearing
20
359
A bawl of wool: pomes by Jenny Blake, typescript of n.d.
poem collection, with some manuscript
emendations, collected by WW, and including the
following poems:
-pome of not drawing roses
-pome for a dead soldier
-pome of a girl
-pome of a church
-pome of mirrors
-pome of windows
-Jenny Blake's pome of spring
-pome of maidenheads
-pome of drawing water
-Jenny Blake's pome of thoughts
-pome of hair
-pome of rain
-pome of emblems
-pome of honour
-pome of glory
-pome of darkness
-Lines of flesh and bones
-pome of drawing tigers
-pome of waxwings
-pome of shame
-pome for Adam
82
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-Lines of glory
-pome of cuckolds
-pome of autumn
-pome of Helen of Troy
-pome of Venus
-pome of maids of honour
-pome of a wire bridegroom
-pome of the unicorn
-pome of nothingness
-pome of the she-pit
-lines of rape
-pome of fire
-pome of brassieres for the breasts of wisdom
-pome of love's brass finger
-pome of smells
-Lines of iron
-Lines of thought
-pome of a girl
-Lines in my flesh
-Lines of seeing
-lines of grief
-lines of a maiden-ape of God
-Song ("There blossoms forever")
-Lines on the English tongue
-pome of sand
-pome of the world as imago dei
-Lines out of nature
-pome of substance
-Jenny Blake's pome of William Blake and the
spinning jenny
-pome of keeping silence
20
360
Collection of Jenny Blake poemanuscript Collected
by WW, original typescript with manuscript
revisions. The collection includes the following:
-Jenny Blake drawings
-Jenny Blake's Church
-Jenny Blake ("I drew a girl")
-Jenny Blake ("You draw a vase")
-Jenny Blake's Child
-Jenny Blake ("I don't ever risk drawing roses")
83
n.d.
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-Girl's poem for a dead soldier
-Girl's poem
-Pome of glory
-Jenny Blake's pome of nothingness
-Jenny Blake's pome of windows
-Jenny Blake's pome of oil
-Jenny Blake's pome of nothingness
-letter to T.S. Eliot
-Jenny Blake's poem of the Japanese woman
-Jenny Blake's poem of the moon
-Jenny Blake's poem of the spinning jenny
-Jenny Blake's Ulysses
-Jenny Blake's sonnet of oil
-pome of the trap for John Keats
-pome of maidenheads
-Jenny Blake's pome of hair
-pome of King Lear
-pome of John Donne
-Jenny Blake's pome of experience
-Jenny Blake's pome of spring
-Jenny Blake's pome of cuckolds
-Jenny Blake's pome of maids of honour
-Jenny Blake's pome of honour
-Poem of nothingness
-Jenny Blake's ode on the cock pheasant
Jenny's poem of the clothes-hanger
20
361
Loose manuscripts/typescripts of Jenny Blake
poems:
-epigraph from The Human Animal
-the retort of form
-I, jenny blake, would rather slide into a poem on
my back
-I, Jenny Blake/An indifferent head of yellow hair
-pome of the absurd
-Jenny Blake's pome of addition
-pome of ants (two versions)
-Jenny Blake's pome of arrogance
-Jenny Blake's pome of autumn
-Jenny Blake's pome of blue chalk
-pome of brassieres for the breasts of wisdom
84
n.d.
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-Jenny Blake's pome of broken hearts
-Jenny Blake's pome of Bussy d'Ambois
-pome of carnal knowledge
-Jenny Blake's pome of a church
-Jenny Blake's pome of a clothes-hanger
-Jenny Blake's pome of Coriolanus
-pome of critics
-Jenny Blake's pome of cuckolds
-Jenny Blake's pome for a dead soldier (two
versions)
-pome of defending
-pome of disappearing
-Jenny Blake's pome of the dragon
-pome of drawing tigers
-Jenny Blake's pome of destroying oneself
-pome of eggheads
-Jenny Blake's pome of emblems (three versions)
-Jenny Blake's epilogue to King Lear
-Jenny Blake's pome of experience
-pome of the far-gone world
-pome of the fathers
-Jenny Blake's pome of fire
-pome of fish
-flamingo poem
-Jenny Blake: lines of flesh and bone
-four non-pomes of the pome, the critic, the
function and the malfunction
-pome of gentlemen
-Jenny Blake's pome of a girl
-Jenny Blake's pome of glory
-pome of hair
-Jenny Blake's pome of headlines
-pome of hell (two versions)
-Pome of honour
-jazzpome, a marvell mourning. By Jenny Blake
-jazzpome #2, by Jenny Blake. A tomcat mass for
Dylan Thomas
-Jenny Blake's pome of John Donne
-pome of King Lear
-Jenny Blake's pome of love
-Jenny Blake's pome of love's finger
85
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-Jenny Blake's pome of maidenheads (one
manuscript and three typescript versions)
-Jenny Blake's pome of maids of honour
-pome of mirrors
-pome of misconceptions
-Pome of morning (two versions)
-Lines: upon a naked line (two versions)
-pome of new lines
-pome of newspapers
-Jenny Blake's pome of not drawing roses (two
versions)
-Jenny Blake's pome of nothingness (three versions)
-Jenny Blake's pome of oil
-Lines: of all paradoxes
-Lines for a pencil portrait
-Jenny Blake's pome of picture-windows
-J. Blake's pome of playing Ophelia
-J.B. pome (I make a shape/of confusion)
-pome of pome
-Jenny Blake's pome of Professor Benton
-pome of rain (two versions)
-pome of sand
-lines of seeing (six versions)
-Jenny Blake's pome of shame (two versions)
-Jenny Blake's pome of smells
-Jenny Blake's pome of spring (three versions)
-pome of stones
-Jenny Blake's pome of sun
-Jenny Blake's pome of swallows
-Jenny Blake's pome of today
-Jenny Blake's pome of the trap for John Keats
-pome of the tree (two versions)
-Jenny Blake's pome of Venus
-Jenny Blake's pome of waxwings
-Letter Fifty (two versions)
-I would love you as if passion had just begun
-Last night I dreamt Faustus had hidden in my
powder-room
-Sir, of course I've hear of Clauswitz
-Of course some of this verse is fake
-Perhaps I could love a scientist
86
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-Sir, comfort me and forgive me (manuscript and
typescript versions)
-Sir, firm to the scaffold walks the sentenced
woman
-Sir forgive me that within me sang
-Sir with my brassiere and luck at the hook
-letter to the dead-letter office (three versions)
-ballad of barbed wire
20
362
Portions of a manuscript (pp. 18 to 107 with some
pp. missing) of Jenny Blake poems; pp. 19-77 are
carbon typescripts., while pp. 78 and on (a section
titled "last poems of Jenny Blake") are original
typescripts. The collection includes the following:
-pome of sun
-pome of cuckolds
-pome Helen of Troy
-pome of Venus
-pome of addition
-pome of words
-pome of a husband
-pome of a tree
-lines for a pencil portrait
-Lines by Jenny Blake
-Lines: once out of nature
-Pome by William Blake's Jenny
-pome of rape
-pome of the she-pit
-pome of shame
-Lines of flesh and bones
-pome of nothingness
-Lines: of thought
-pome of arguments
-Lines in my flesh
-Lines of seeing
-pome of disappearing
-pome of the world
-pome of love's finger
-pome of headlines
-this is my fiftieth letter
-pome of broken hearts
87
n.d.
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-I am that coy Kore
-some lost desperate adventurer
-pome of the far-gone world
-pome of anthropologists
-pome of ants
-Sir, with my brassiere and luck at the hook
-Sir, I have one false nipple and one true one
-Sir, I and you know very well
-Sir you are my abstract
-I would love you as if passion had just begun
-perhaps I could love a scientist
-Sir, to cry bawl or wool
-pome of the absurd
-Sir, touching us
-O everlasting darling
-I may see many honest nudes
-I have made up my mind
-There is a fatal propensity to love
-Sir forgive me that/within me sang
-As seas leave water at the earth's wet lip
-Sir, of the everlasting bonfire
-Sir, will you not eat this by my poem
-pome of wire
-This river of wire
-I see faces as if squeezed in a vice
-Last night I dreamt Faustus hid in my powder-room
Last pomes of Jenny Blake, including original
typescripts of:
-pome of morning
-dialogue between jenny blake and herself
-pome of acrobat
-pome of not wanting even at this late date to go
jacobean
-pome of defending
-unpome about a pome
-pome of a gentleman
-pome of stating
-pome (I make a shape/of confusion)
-pome of neuroses
-poem of critics
88
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-pome of misconceptions
-pome of Jocasta
-lines of a rival poet
-pome of being Jenny Blake
-pome of new lines
-pome of withdrawals
-pome of carnal knowledge
-pome of destroying oneself
-pome of figureheads
-pome of my mind
-pome of stones
-pome of impasse
-pome of not being there
20
363
Tables of contents for a Jenny Blake collection and
carbon typescript of a very few of the poems for it,
including the following:
-pome of words
-pome of the falseness of pictures
-pome of a husband
-lines of flesh and bones
-what do I, Jenny Blake, know/of the life of Maria
Egyptiaca
-Persephone's black husband Pluto
-Paradox
-Lines upon a naked line
20
363A
Jenny Blake. A Bawl of Wool and other poems typescript and table of contents
n.d.
20
364
Poems by Jenny Blake; bound manuscript;
manuscript alternate titles "dancing to their flute",
"vowels pitches"
Photocopy of manuscript prepared by Sheila
Watson (with notes about original publications) for
the bawl of wool section of Collected Poems (some
poems in manuscript omitted from the Collected
Poems
n.d.
20
365
A Bawl of Wool: Pomes by Jenny Blake
-typescript of poems with manuscript revisions
n.d.
89
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Jenny Blake material
-typescript draft of the beginning of an interview
between "Jenny Blake" and "Wilfred Watson"
-manuscript draft of "Jenny Blake's pome of horror"
n.d.
Acc. #91-117
20
366
See Also 95-131-644, 645 (drawings of Jenny Blake
poems)
Friday's Child (Book of poetry, published 1955)
20
367
Friday's Child material filed together by Wilfred
Watson:
-typescript of Vernon Watkins, "Pledges to
Darkness" from The Death Well
-typescript of "Lagoon" with manuscript epigraph
and date (1955)
-carbon typescript of "Here at Vancouver" (July
1955)
-carbon typescript of "A Lullaby for Falstaff"
-typescript of "A Canticle for Children" with
manuscript revisions
-typescript of "utter the images of doom"
-typescript of three versions of "Christmas Eve:
Edmonton 1954"
-typescript of TESTIMONY by Vernon Watkins"
-typescript of "Lines for my four nieces"
-manuscript letter from WW to "Whom it May
Concern", making Sheila Watson his literary
executor (April 17 1955)
-typescript of two drafts with manuscript revisions
of letter to Ann Taylor, editor, McClelland and
Stewart offering Friday's Child (August 3 1953)
-four typescript versions and two manuscript
versions of undated letter addressed "Dear Sir"
offering Friday's Child
-typescript of "The Fallen Cedar", with manuscript
signature and note "Point Gray, B.C."
-typescript of "lines propounding" with manuscript
revisions, manuscript signature and date January
1955
90
1953-1955
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-typescript of "Firm to the Scaffold", manuscript
signature
-typescript of "In November", manuscript signature,
and date "Calgary 1953"
-typescript of "Lines" ("Toronto lies at the heart")
with manuscript signature and date "Calgary 1954"
-typescript of poem with manuscript title ("Moving
Day, May 31, 1955")
-typescript of "Admit the Clock"
-typescript of "The Boar is Made of Brass"
-typescript of "O Canada"
-second typescript of "Firm to the Scaffold"
-typescript of "The Canticle of Darkness", signed
-typescript of "Lines: I praise God's mankind in an
old woman" signed
-typescript of "The Windy Bishop", signed
-carbon typescript of one version of "Christmas
Eve: Edmonton"
-typescript of "The simple cup: a meditation on a
still life of Stanley Cosgrove. For Ruth Humphrey"
with manuscript note "Malcolm Ross Feb. 11" on
top in Sheila Watson's hand
-typescript of "Lines" ("Shining with its blank
emptiness")
-typescript of another, much revised, version of
"lines propounding", with manuscript revisions, and
manuscript dedication "For Sheila who discovered
she was like Pound. W.W.", signed and dated
"Edmonton, 1955"
-carbon typescript of a letter from Elizabeth Gaskell
reproduced from the Princeton University Library
Chronicle
-carbon copy of letter from W.W. to P.F. du Sautoy
of Faber and Faber acknowledging agreement to
publish Friday's Child
-letter from Faber and Faber accepting Friday's
Child and forwarding agreement
-copy of "Memorandum of Agreement" with Faber
and Faber
-carbon typescript of "In November"
-carbon typescript of "lines propounding"
91
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-carbon typescript of "ballad of mother and son"
-carbon typescript of "Yeats and Maud Gonne"
-carbon typescript of "letter to Dorothy Bazett"
-carbon typescript of "Firm to the Scaffold"
-carbon typescript of "Lines" (Toronto lies at the
heart)
-carbon typescript of "The Fallen Cedar"
-carbon typescript of "Emily Carr"
-typescript of "A Letter from Thebes"
21
368
Loose materials filed by Watson with Friday's Child
material; many of these poems are signed with
WW's 1956 Paris address:
-crayon drawing
-ink and watercolor drawing
-typescript of "A Song of Sucking Stones"
-typescript of poem "When Francoise Sagan Drives
her Jaguar" with manuscript revisions
-typescript of "Lines: for the Reveillon of Clochards
under Pont de Tournelle" with inscription "To
Sheila a cause de suggestion about the title"
-typescript of poem "A Love Story", with
manuscript revisions and inscription to Sheila
Watson
-typescript of "The Poet and Laurentian Man" with
manuscript inscription to Sheila Watson
-typescript of "The Fish"
-two typescript of "The lions"
-two manuscript versions of "Lullaby for Falstaff"
-three manuscript versions and six typescript
versions of "I, Faustus, Long Ago" with various
titles
-ten typescript versions of "The yellow
chrysanthemums"
-typescript of poem "The double hook" with
manuscript revisions and manuscript note "A dust
cover blurb for the Penguin edition of the Double
Hook W.W."
-typescript of "The Romans" with manuscript
revisions and manuscript inscription to Sheila
Watson
92
1956
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-manuscript draft of "Day of Judgement"
-manuscript draft of "Let a lean archbishop/stifle a
yawn"
-two typescript versions of "The Interruption", one
with manuscript revisions
-typescript of "In a state of birds"
-one typescript and one carbon typescript of
different versions of poem "Retrospective Lampoon
for Jack Shadbolt"
-manuscript draft of "Let them crown him with a
crown/But now the fox begins to bark"
-typescript of short story, "The Lice" with
manuscript revisions
21
369
Friday's Child materials filed together by Wilfred
Watson; not all are published in book.
-Contents (not the published version_
-Biographical information
-"The Neighbour's Cat" with manuscript revisions
-"Nocturne" ("Drown Again") 1952
-"Nocturne" ("From his cave…"0
-"Firm to the Scaffold"; manuscript title "The
Emblem"
-"The last door"
-"The ballad of the white bird"
-"Anchises and the God of Love"
-"Poem" ("Do not brute animals kindle?")
-"An Ability to Mourn the Refusal to Burn the
Alien"
-"To ___" ("O white dove walking")
-"Jocasta"
-"Orpheus and Eurydice (1)"
-"The Juniper Tree"
-"Verse Letter to Dorothy Bazett"
-three versions with manuscript revisions of "Lines:
There is a babe in an old man growing"
-"Lines: He seemed a shade removed"
-"Lines: Let no other friend know me"
-"Ghosts"
-"Ecce Homo"
-"I saw our mother with her dogs go hunting"
93
1950's
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
(manuscript title: "Canvas")
-"There stand those shining walls"
-four versions of "Water's Paradox"
-two versions of "Kwakiutl Poles"
-four manuscript and five typescript versions of "In
the cemetery of the sun"
-six versions, with manuscript revisions, of "Song:
Never till out of my thought"
-two typescript versions with manuscript revisions
and manuscript version of one passage of "Queen of
Tarts"
-two versions of "A Canticle of Darkness"
-four versions of "Nativity Song", one with
manuscript revisions
-two versions of "Graveyard on a Cliff of White
Sand", one with manuscript revisions
-two versions of "The Harrow of Love"
-two versions of "O my poor darling", one with
manuscript revisions
-three versions of "A Valediction for the end of the
Year" with manuscript revisions in addition to one
manuscript version
-five versions of "The Double Hook"
-two versions of "On Reading Eisler's Wolf into
Man'
-two versions of "On a Passenger Aircraft Wrecked
Against Mt. Cream"
-two versions of "A Design for Christmas"
-"Turleygod poor Thomas"
-manuscript copy of "Now with Unborrowed
Beauty", signed A.M.A.
21
370
Friday's Child - carbon of manuscript
1950's
The Sorrowful Canadians and Other Poems
Book of poetry, published 1972
(Includes poems written during this period)
21
371
Typescripts and manuscripts of poems from the
1950s and early 1960':
-five typescript drafts with manuscript revisions of
94
1950's-1960's
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
"The Double Hook"
-two versions of "Not as to our Semele"
-typescript and two carbons of "All their women's
talk", retitled in manuscript "Pasiphae"
-typescript "Lines" ("This new building")
-typescript "Lines" ("I wish I had the sad drawn
countenance")
-typescript "Retrospective Lampoon for Jack
Shadbolt"
-typescript "Chrysanthemums"
-typescript "The Other Mother"
-typescript "The refectory table"
-typescript "A ballad to death"
-typescript "The hunger"
-typescript "Cauchmer"
-typescript "The vineyard complains of the harsh
steward"
-typescript "The painter"
-typescript "Lines, pro-pounding"
-typescript "A prayer for winter"
-typescript "Irving Layton"
-typescript "Ballad of Joy"
-typescript "The net"
-typescript McLuhan versified" (with second
typescript and manuscript version of opening)
-typescript "The simple cup"
-typescript "The interruption"
-typescript "Lines of cork"
-typescript "Lines" ("These are the paperback/poet")
-two typescript versions of "The Slink Pouvoir"
-typescript "The ballad of Faustus" (marked
"replace")
-typescript and carbon of "Poem" (I had not thought
death")
-typescript "The moon"
-typescript and carbon of "Poem" ("tea in a black
cup")
-typescript with revisions of "Skeleton"
-typescript of two versions and carbon of "Pome of
prophets"
-typescript of "The lions"
95
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-typescript of "verse-letter to swp."
-typescript of "The new poet"
-small notepad with manuscript drafts of several
poems
-four typescript versions of poem, "I have loved a
she-heart"
21
372
Typescripts and manuscripts of poems from the
1960's-1975
period of The Sorrowful Canadians:
-manuscript draft of "They opened their mouths"
-manuscript draft of "The sorrowful Canadians/the
radiant grief of the/owners of so much snow"
-manuscript draft of "It was zero/and 2 birds
together"
-Manuscript draft in examination booklet of "May I
ask you a question"
-manuscript draft in examination booklet and two
typescript versions of "self-portrait aged seventeen"
-manuscript fragment of "portrait of the artist as a
hangwoman"
-manuscript draft of "prepill"
-two manuscript drafts of "This is the air…"
-examination booklet with manuscript drafts of "son
don't let your hair grow long" and "liberate these
prisoners"
-examination booklet with manuscript drafts of "the
department of invaders"
-manuscript draft of fragment in examination
booklet and three typescript drafts of "the invaders
of Vietnam are prisoners"
-manuscript in examination booklet and typescript
version of "tea in a black tea cup"
-typescript of "poem" ("you streamed about my
life…")
-typescript of "an excess of overkill…"
-typescript of "what are they protesting"
-three typescript drafts of "form"
-two typescript drafts of "I stood in Venice…"
-typescript of "I see them walking under a hill"
-typescript in two versions of "Dialogue of A and
B"
96
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-typescript and carbon of "Poem" ("I threw a sonnet
into the North Saskatchewan River")
-typescript and carbon of "Vision of the student
body as Mayor Hawrelak"
-carbon and typescript of "Skeleton"
-typescript of "Poem" ("a soft landing on the
moon")
-manuscript and typescript drafts of "Poem" ("the
laughter/is infectious")
-typescript of "freestanding construction" ("the
reverse charisma of joe clark")
-four typescript drafts of "new construction" ("my
name is Jimmy Carter")
-typescript "construction, april, 1975" ("Walt
Whitman to the dark tower came")
-typescript of "Counter-canto"
-typescript of "letter to the Mennonite people"
-typescript of "Ode to the new building"
21
373
Typescript with manuscript revisions of poems
1960's-1970's
collected under title This Bicycle is Wet with
bombs and other poems; many of the poems became
part of The Sorrowful Canadians:
-typescript with holography additions "portrait of a
girl with leaf"
-two typescript drafts, one with revisions, of "Lines"
("She shook her hair and said no")
-typescript of "Lines" ("I ran down the street…")
-typescript of "Lines for Jack McClelland"
-typescript of "Lines for a Brave Viet Cong Eli
Mandel"
-typescript of "A Christmas Poem"
-typescript of "glossary of four letter words"
-typescript of "poem" (version of "portrait of the
student body as mayor hawrelak")
-two typescript versions, with manuscript revisions,
of "The soldier goes to Vietnam"
-two typescripts of "What gorgeous graveflowers
blossom at that throat"
-typescript of "an excess to overkill"
97
Wilfred Watson fonds
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Description
Date
Typescript of collection of poems titled Bicycle
with two different tables of contents and original
typescript of pp. 104-161, with some pp. missing.
This collection comes at WW's transition from the
Jenny Blake poems to the choric verse of Sorrowful
Canadians. It includes original typescripts of the
following poems:
-"To Irving Layton"
-"The magical body"
-"The long, cool seminars"
-"letter to a helicopter"
-"Viet Cong Chorale"
-"sons of Oedipus"
-"the porcupine"
-"rain"
-"prostitution of Canada in an age of leisure"
-"no vision"
-"portrait of a girl with leaf"
-"four letters"
-"portrait of the artist during centennial year"
-"Lord Jesus, forgive us"
-"the dead sunflowers"
-"Jack's death…"
-"I prepare my grave in quicksand"
-'the dirge"
-"the verse reading"
-"the trojan horse"
-"resurrection"
-"the suicide"
-"Je choisis vos sonnets qui sont plus doloureux"
-"the sucked and hungry lioness"
-"the common cold"
-"conflagration"
-"such welcome and unwelcome things at once"
-"what are you doing all the other day"
-"portrait of the student body as Mt. Eisenhower"
-"I grew a sunflower in my head"
-"the doves have eaten the roof"
-"dead words dipped in fake gestures"
-"the dragons are climbing up on the mantlepiece"
-"ode"
1960's, 1970's
Acc. #91-117
21
374
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Description
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-"the belly of the dragon was made of boiler-plate"
21
375
Typescript for one version of The Sorrowful
Canadians with two versions of a table of contents,
and original typescripts of the following poems:
-"epigraph by Jenny Blake"
-"Hanoi"
-"Form three" ("Hanoi is here")
-"Form four" ("je t'attends")
-"form seven" ("the invaders of Viet Nam are
prisoners")
-"form eight" ("the department of invaders")
-"form nine" ("the invasion of Canada is over")
-"they inked into my intestines" (very early prose
poem version)
-"form eleven" ("an ulcer in every crease of my
heart")
-"form twelve" ("the sorrowful canadians")
-"form 44" ("witch on cowback")
-"form 16" ("the gaudy blabbing and remorseless
day")
-"form 43" ("go gorgeous if you must")
-"form 23" ("and he shall lick the little girl's neck")
-"form ten" ("they inked in my intestines")
-"form 27" ("how solitary doth this city sit")
-"form 33" ("the metaphysical shudder")
-"form 39" ("o helix culpa")
-"form 52" ("the fifth of the jet is a white wing
feather")
-"form 53" ("son col secouera cette blanche
agonie")
-"form 59" ("I may be striped although themselves
be sombre")
-Prologue from 'Soul is my Button'
-untitled song ("another world is going on")
-"this is the air, that is the glorious sun"
-"why would this make a man a man of salt"
-Song from 'Soul is my Button'
-Ballad from 'Soul is my Button'
-"Ulysses in Wonderland" from 'Soul is my Button'
-Ballad from 'Soul is my Button' ("when daughters
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1960's, 1970's
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Description
Date
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fail their fathers")
-"I stood in Venice on the bridge of sighs"
-"an excess of overkill"
-"contemplating the sole of her foot"
-"they provided me with words harder than stone"
-"I suspect in my auspicious bone"
-"I have received a hurt"
-"there will be no more money for you"
-"facie ad faciem"
-"There is a window in my breast"
-"All the theatre things are dead things"
-"what gorgeous graveflowers blossom at that
throat"
-"Lines 1966" ("the long, cool seminars")
-"Antigone aux ale mains"
21
376
Two typescript version, one with extensive
manuscript revisions, of "The Wasps"
n.d.
21
377
The Sorrowful Canadians and Other Poems photocopied collection, including the following
poems:
-"lines 1964" ("the black mouth of the dog")
-"poem summer 1967" ("the long sorrow…")
-"lines 1967" ("there will be no more money")
-"lines summer 1967" ("I prepare my grave in
quicksand")
-"lines 1967" ("hanoi is here")
-"lines January 1971 ("pour moi, j'ai retire mes
pieds")
-"poem 1970" (" my wild body is a corpse")
-"Antigone aux salesmains"
-"lines 1968" ("an excess of overkill")
-lines winter 1971 ("the while pelican mountains")
"the sorrowful Canadians"
1964-1971
21
378
Loose-leaf typescript and manuscript versions of
choric poems (generally of The Sorrowful
Canadians period:
-two typescript version of "all the days of my life I
have offended the moon"
1967-1975
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Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-manuscript of "an excess of overkill"
-three typescript versions of "answering service…")
-four typescript versions of "they inked in my
intestines"
-manuscript of "the ballad of northrop frye"
-three typescript version of "the beautiful sea things
with nineteen legs"
-typescript of "because I do not hope to flower
again"
-typescript of "lines 1967" ("the belly of the
dragon…")
-typescript of "lines January 1967" ("portrait of the
artist during centennial year…")
-three versions of typescript over drawing "build
one bomb and get two bombs"
-manuscript of "A compassion for Irving Layton"
-typescript of "construction" ("the aim of the man of
action")
-typescript of "construction" ("their breasts
bulging…")
-typescript of "construction with driftwoods"
-typescript of "construction with herring bones…")
-one manuscript and two typescript versions of
"construction with soft spaces"
-typescript of "counter-canto 45"
-typescript of "november 1971"
-typescript "lines" (the death of white pelicans")
-three manuscript and typescript versions,
incomplete, of "Deconstruction for Barbara Frumm,
Mary Lou Findlay and Peter Kent"
-two typescript versions of "the department of
invaders"
-three typescript drafts of "the department of
parasites"
-typescript with manuscript revision of "Do not go
sweetly"
-typescript of "lines 1967" ("the dragons are
climbing")
-typescript of "dying snow men")
-two typescript versions of "en regrattant les
miroirs/construction with mirrors"
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Description
Date
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-typescript of "lines Ash Wednesday 1970"
-typescript of "lines 1971" ("fils conduisant son pere
a la mort")
-typescript of "flesh"
-six typescript versions, drafts of "Florence
Standingribbon"
-typescript of "The French Bear"
-typescript of "From the place in the map"
-two typescript version of "Hanoi"
-typescript of "he pointed his sharp ego at my
throat"
-typescript "lines 1970" ("he stood in Venice")
-typescript of "sainthood is so exhausting"
-four typescript versions, drafts of "Hysterico passio
down"
-typescript of "lines 1970" ("I may be strobe")
-typescript with manuscript revisions of "I really
think it's quite a tragic thing"
-manuscript and typescript of "I said sixpence"
-manuscript of "I saw the 10 commandments in his
face"
-typescript of "I see them walking under a hill"
-manuscript of "I set my heart on a hyssop"
-three typescript versions of "If I was tall enough"
-typescript of "lines January 1971" ("In search of
form")
-three typescript versions of "the invaders of
Vietnam"
-typescript of "lines September 1969" ("the invasion
of Canada is over")
-typescript of "poem 1968"
-two typescript versions of "lines February 1971"
-typescript with manuscript revisions of "the last
moon of August"
-thirteen typescript versions and drafts, with
manuscript revisions. Of "Letter to Garcia Lorca"
-typescript of "letter to marian engel"
-two typescript version "Letter to the Mennonite
people"
-typescript of "lines are open but sunflowers
crowned"
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Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-typescript of "lines 1966" ("the long cool
seminars")
-typescript of "lines" ("low fretfulness mellows…")
-typescript of "the machine of a guitar"
-typescript of "may I ask you a question"
-typescript of "lines 1970" ("the metaphysical
shudder")
-typescript of "the moon was as mad…"
-four typescript versions of "my arm was in a hurry"
-typescript of "my mind is full of waxwings…"
-typescript of "nightmares that happen in another
country"
-typescript of "no man is a coral island"
-four typescript versions of "new construction
1975" ("if they slow mill…")
21
379
Loose-leaf poems, typescripts and manuscripts;
choric poems from the period of The Sorrowful
Canadians:
-typescript "O Canada"
-two typescript versions of "lines 1968"
-typescript "lines 1971"
-two typescript versions "On the water plane"
-one manuscript and four typescript versions of
"Piteopolis"
-manuscript "portrait of abraham lincoln…"
-manuscript "portrait of jack shadbolt…"
-manuscript "portrait of myself aged thirty-four
years and a half"
-manuscript "portrait of myself as the crucified
unrepentant thief"
-manuscript "portrait of smw as the chief, the only
mourner"
-typescript "lines 1967" ("portrait of the student
body as Mount Eisenhower")
-two typescript version of "portrait as a woman";
one followed by "dialogue between jenny blake and
herself"
-manuscript "self-portrait of the artist as selfportrait"
-one manuscript and two typescript versions "The
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Description
Date
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predator can go too far"
-twenty-one loose-leaf pp. and three examination
booklets of manuscript and typescript drafts of a
poem around the figure of "Professor Erosion"
-typescript "lines 1968" ("portrait of the girl with
leaf")
-typescript with manuscript continuation, "re blood
relations"
-four typescript and three ms drafts of "the reply"
-four manuscript drafts of "portrait of peter
lougheed"
-typescript "St. Valentine's day 1972"
-typescript "les sangs le sang coula dans les cirques"
-two typescript versions "the sermons of laurence
sterne"
-typescript "seventeen reasons for subscribing to
Saturday Night
-manuscript draft "seventeen ways of describing the
madness..."
-ten manuscript sheets and one typescript sheet of
drafts of "17 ways of not getting from there to here"
-four typescript versions, one with extensive
manuscript revisions, of "17 ways of not looking at
the face of margaret atwood…"
-typescript "lines 1968" ("she shook her hair and
said no")
-typescript "Lines May 1 1966"
-typescript "lines 1968" ("the sucked and hungry
lioness"
-typescript "lines" ("son, don't let you hair grow
long")
-typescript "sonnet with ragged edges"
-one manuscript and seven typescript version of
"the sorrowful Canadians"
-typescript "the suicide summer 1966"
-typescript "lines spring 1969"
-typescript "this poem is closed at both ends"
-typescript "lines 1965" ("thou still unravished bride
of quietness")
-typescript draft "though it is not easy to speak of
the sea"
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Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-typescript "I shot a trumpet into my brain"
-typescript "an ulcer in every crease of my heart"
-typescript "lines 1968" ("the vision of the viet
cong…")
-two manuscript drafts "I walked into the love
shop…"
-typescript "lines winter 1970" ("the gaudy blabbing
and remorseless day")
-one manuscript and two typescript version "lines
January 1971" ("the whalebone comb of love")
-ms draft "portrait of bob hannah"
-typescript "lines 1966" ("what more did they
expect")
-two typescript versions "witch on cowback"
-typescript "your crotch is part of you"
-typescript "lines 1972" ("poetry is improbable…")
21
380
Typescript of two poems, "I think I have gone one
better than Milton" and "November the ninth"
n.d.
21
381
Poem for 2 rain drops frozen dead on the rear view
mirror - typescript and carbon copy with some
manuscript notations.
1960's-1970's
21
382
Typescript and carbon of untitled poem collection
on a "Centennial" theme, and including:
-sixteen brief number poems with manuscript of
11th poem
-"Irving Layton"
-Ralph Gustafson"
-"Brother Canada"
Ca. 1967
21
383
Poems submitted to and returned from The London
Magazine (?), including typescripts of the following
poems"
-"The white bird"
-"Yeats and Maud Gonne"
-"Of Henrickje as Bathsheba"
-"Semele"
-"The Windy Bishop"
-"Firm to the Scaffold"
1960's, 1970's
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-"Ghosts"
-"Lines: Toronto lies at the heart"
-"In the cemetery of the sun"
-"And should she ask"
-"A Curse of Dahlias"
-"In November"
-"O Canada"
-"Love Song"
21
384
The Dark Village
Unpublished poem collection, carbon copy, 135 pp.
n.d.
21
385
Typescript with manuscript emendations of poem
"The Dark village"
n.d.
21
386
Typescripts of two poems bound together, "Essay
on Criticism" (original) and "Albatross over Sooke
Harbour" (carbon)
n.d.
22
387
Carbon of typescripts of tables of contents for
projected books and some of the poems listed in the
contents, including:
-"the ballad of Faustus"
-"The black berry pickers"
-"The Trifle"
-"O heron my father"
-"The funeral of Utrillo"
-"Some blood for Phillip Flea"
-"A bottle of windflowers"
-"The Heloising of Peter Abelard"
-"Firm to the Scaffold"
-"The double hook"
-"Cordelia"
-"Scaffold of children"
-"All their women's talk"
-"A lullaby for Falstaff"
n.d.
22
388
At the Iron Bridge
-manuscript draft of dedication to Gordon Peacock
-typescript of "Plays at the Iron Bridge: (epigraphic
n.d.
106
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Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
poem)
22
389
Canvasses Point Gray - book length unpublished
manuscript of poems; carbon copy
n.d.
I Begin with Counting/ Number-grid Poetry
22
390
I begin with counting - carbon typescript of draft
table of contents
1970's
22
391
I begin with counting - page proofs.
1970's
22
392
Typescripts and manuscript versions and drafts of
1970's, 1980's
number-grid verse:
-typescript "re aboriginal rights"
-typescript "re adversary positions"
-typescript "abortion"
-typescript "adversary variations: on a theme by
michael ondaatje"
-typescript "after the commonwealth games"
-copy of typescript "after the snow fall"
-typescript "after the storm, january 5, 1978"
-manuscript "against the window glass is crushed
image of fire and image of bed"
-two manuscript versions "alas poor birds"
-typescript "the alienated laughter of Ulysses"
-two manuscript drafts of "the animal interiorizes its
satisfactions but…"
-typescript "For Anne, who brought tulips"
-manuscript draft "an apparition of new mankind"
-manuscript and typescript versions "re antiSemitism as a projection of Jewish resentment"
-manuscript "the april sun …"
-copy of typescript "at the tomb of chagall" with
manuscript note about verse form attached
-ms "Auden"
-typescript "backgardenspace number one"
-two typescript versions "the ballad of hydrogen
sulphide"
-typescript "the ballad of little brother"
-typescript "re bathsheba"
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Date
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-two typescript versions "bessai topology"
-typescript "between the house and the park"
-typescript "re bill bissett"
-typescript "the birds eat the cat"
-typescript "the birth of lowell"
-typescript "re the birth of Yeats"
-typescript "the black bear of Calgary"
-typescript "blake's evangelism"
-photocopied typescript "re the blue jays of april
fifteenth"
-typescript "re the blur-machine and popcorn"
-three typescript version, drafts, "brainspace number
one"
-manuscript draft 'the brown/cracked land/o rene/o
levesque"
-two typescript versions "re burying an ex-prime
minister"
-photocopied typescript "byron modernized
Chaucer"
-typescript "re ca reich"
-typescript "re canadian content"
-typescript "re cannibalism"
-typescript "chez gabriel marcel"
-manuscript "cloud images"
-typescript "the colonization of susan jackel"
-manuscript "the concept of bureaucracy in the
poetry of robert bourassa"
-typescript "les colonels sont toujours polis"
-typescript "consider the caterpillar"
-photocopied typescript "construction April 1975,
for four voices…" ("walt whitman to the dark tower
came")
-photocopied typescript "re consuela …"
-manuscript draft "count, count, count your
blessings"
-typescript "re counting"
-manuscript "cover design for a book of no poetry"
-two typescript drafts, one with manuscript revision,
"re craft fetishism"
-typescript "re the crappy sun…"
-two typescript versions "re the dance of the white
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spiders…"
-manuscript "darkness"
-manuscript "the darkness I occupy"
-typescript "re daybreak at pipers' lagoon"
-typescript "re the death of irma sommerfeld's
brother"
- photocopied typescript "the death of the sea-lion"
-typescript "december fog"
-typescript "december fantasy 1977"
-typescript "deconstruction chez popowich"
-typescript "re deconstructed narcissus"
-three typescript drafts and several ms drafts "Dies
iraie, dies illa"
-five manuscript drafts "the different-than"
-typescript "re donna gruhlke, at Kelowna"
-manuscript and typescript version of "a dream of
petrifying"
-typescript "re ducks"
-manuscript version and two typescript versions,
one with extensive manuscript revisions, "re the
editor-figure"
-typescript "Edward Munch paints the High Level
bridge"
-typescript "the englishman thinks of poetry as
changing history"
-one manuscript and two typescript drafts of
"epitaph" (the blustering wind…")
-typescript "epitaph ("this is the cemetery…")
-manuscript draft "epitaph" ("who reads this but the
angry wind")
-typescript "essay on castle mountain"
-manuscript draft "eternity possessed and
plundered"
-typescript "etudes from the brown book"
-manuscript draft "everywhere by good old
fashioned revolution"
-typescript "re the expectations of the arbitrary man"
-two typescript drafts "re the explosions at the
power station"
-typescript "re ezra pound"
-typescript "re the faces of doom every evening"
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Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-typescript "re the famous"
-typescript "re the farm show"
-typescript "Farmer Bolshevik"
-typescript "february abstract"
-typescript "the first daffodils"
-typescript "footnote to northrop frye"
-manuscript draft "Four-voiced prelude and twovoiced fugue"
-typescript "from the left hemisphere"
-typescript "the full moon of October 4 1982
-typescript "full moon and rolls royce"
-typescript "re genetic wordplay"
-typescript "re gramsci quoting romain rolland"
-typescript "grey gulls in triangle of cloud"
22
393
Typescript and manuscript drafts of number-grid
verse:
-typescript "re the haiku as analog methodology"
-three manuscript drafts of "halibut sonnet"
-typescript "re hamlet"
-manuscript draft "the great fragile almost extinct
whooping crane"
-typescript "re haydn recordings"
-manuscript "archetypes are images …"
-nine pp. manuscript drafts of "the head in the
birdcage"
-typescript "re herakles"
-manuscript "the hermeneutics of disbelief"
-two typescripts "re the hermeneutics of space"
-manuscript "the heron interiorizing beach"
-five manuscript and seven typescript drafts,
versions "hers is the beauty of the japanese sword"
-typescript "re hipolitus"
-manuscript "his face an implacable moon"
-typescript "How can the homeless…"
-typescript "how to get fat"
-manuscript and typescript versions "I complained
to eternity…"
-manuscript draft "I dreamed I found myself in a
city"
-manuscript draft "I invented blank verse in 1957"
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1970's, 1980's
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-typescript "I looked into a book of verse"
-typescript "I recall nights/when the moon"
-manuscript "I think of an invasion of privacy"
-typescript "I think of the small mind…"
-typescript "I think that I shall never see a butterfly
as lovely as a bee"
-manuscript "I was an eyewitness"
-manuscript "And if the horned moon"
-manuscript "in an invented world"
-manuscript "in the mindspace the adultery was a
triangle…"
-seven versions (typescript and manuscript) "re
indira gandhi"
-typescript "re indira my neighbour"
-typescript "Invocation"
-typescript "for Irma who brought chrysanthemums"
-two typescript versions :"iseult"
-typescript "it is the night of february ninth 1977"
-typescript "re joe magesky"
-typescript "june and july came in both cameras
blazing"
-six manuscript and six typescript versions "re la
tete nouvelle de mimi mandel"
-two manuscript and two typescript versions of
"landspace for norman yates"
-two typescript "re language as exponential"
-manuscript "the last real snow storm"
-typescript "re laughter"
-typescript "laughter is a sudden sense of glory"
-typescript "Layton/84"
-typescript "les lauriers sont coupables"
-manuscript "Let exegesis with esoteric view
extend"
-manuscript "let us remember Walter Stowbowski"
-typescript "letter to BM"
-typescript "Letter to marian engel"
-typescript "letter to roy kiyooka"
-typescript "like history"
-manuscript "Lines for Anne whose life is a poem"
-typescript "Lines forbidding foreboding"
-typescript "Lines having nothing to do with
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summer solstice"
-three typescript versions of "listening to evette
levesque"
-typescript "listening to Judith Rendle"
-typescript "re liz gagnon's feet"
-two manuscript and one typescript version of
"Look Again" ("if you want to murder love")
-one manuscript and two typescript versions of
"Look Again" ("silly old lioness")
-two typescript versions "re the long poem"
-typescript "lowell"
-nine typescript and several manuscript versions of
"re the machine gun"
-manuscript "maggot maggot"
-typescript "re mallarme"
-two typescript versions "many many exasperate
things"
-two manuscript and two typescript versions of
"march 1977"
-manuscript "March twelfth 1977 I bought five
tightly closed daffodils"
-manuscript "march 4 moon"
-typescript "re march 3 1980 ("the swearing in of
pierre eliot trudeau")
-typescript "re mario pirzek and glenn gould's
examination of the music of the 1950's"
-typescript "re the marshall mcLuhan, george
woodcock controversy"
manuscript "re maureen magutte"
-typescript "re may 13 1978 at 0500 hrs"
-typescript "re McAlmon as monkey king"
-two typescript version "McLuhan to Diane Bessai"
-typescript "meditations on a park renamed after
Bill Hawrelak, millionaire"
-typescript "memo to Sylvia Vance"
-typescript "meditations on the godfathers"
-typescript "re counting"
-typescript "les colonels sont toujours tres polis"
-typescript at agamemnon's tomb"
-typescript "re nino gramsci"
-typescript "in memory of george price"
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-typescript "mere poetiqueness"
-manuscript "re mike duffy's notebook"
-manuscript "re michael ondaatje"
-manuscript "the military victim…"
-typescript "re mimi mandel and haydn"
-typescript "the modern era, John Newlove"
-typescript "the moon light falls from a full moon"
-manuscript "moon moon out of the sea graveyard"
-typescript "re the moon"
-typescript "re the morning of January 14. 1978"
-two typescript versions "motion picture"
-typescript "re murder most foul"
-typescript "re the music of the hemispheres"
-typescript "re my last duchess"
-typescript "re myrna kostash"
-manuscript "Nanaimo to Red Deer…"
-typescript "re narcissus in the bathroom"
-typescript "re narcissus"
-typescript "re new pastoral"
-manuscript "Nietszche could never forgive the
Christians"
-typescript "the night Keith Ashwell murdered the
word 'brilliant'"
-typescript "re the night rideau hall burnt down"
-two typescript version "re norman yates"
-typescript "no vacancies"
-typescript "norman yates"
-typescript "the nose extended"
22
394
Manuscript and typescript drafts of number-grid
verse:
-typescript "the moon hangs over the river"
-two manuscript drafts "nothing nothings nothing"
-typescript "re number grids"
-manuscript "the proper subject for number poetry"
-carbon typescript "the offshore canadians"
-typescript "old woman though your title wears a
crown"
-manuscript and typescript versions of "on karl
kleber's brahmns"
-typescript "on a painting by georges de la tour"
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1970's, 1980's
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-typescript "On Receiving R. Lowell"s Notebook"
-typescript "O/possum deconstruction: sophoclea"
-manuscript "organic form"
-typescript "re origins"
-one manuscript and two typescript versions, "re
painting by numbers"
-one manuscript and I typescript version of
"paradise"
-typescript "pas de trombones"
-typescript "past the anguish however great of the
cross"
-typescript "paukenmesse"
-typescript "re performance and creation"
-typescript "re petunia"
-typescript "re phedre jones"
-typescript "re phedre jones again"
-one manuscript and two typescript versions, drafts
"Poe deconstructed"
-typescript "poem for ricou"
-one manuscript and one typescript version, "the
poem as pewter mirror"
-two typescript drafts "poem for jan sauve"
-four manuscript and one typescript version of "the
point as adversary position"
-one manuscript and two typescript version
"polypheme"
-two manuscript drafts "the pornographic images of
case histories"
-one manuscript and three typescript drafts of
"portrait of the artist/for 3 voices"
-manuscript draft "portrait of the eagle…"
-manuscript "portrait of george melnyk"
-typescript "portrait of hannah arendt"
-manuscript "portrait of mankind with child"
-manuscript "portrait of myself aged seventeen"
-manuscript "portrait of myself as a gull"
-manuscript "portrait of myself as my face"
-manuscript "portrait of myself as j.s. bach"
-typescript "portrait of peter lougheed"
-typescript "portrait of parascotus"
-manuscript "portrait of proserpina alias jamila
114
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Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
ismail"
-typescript "portrait sketch of margaret thatcher"
-two manuscript drafts of "portrait of veronica
tennant"
-typescript "portrait of wong"
-manuscript "portrait of a young girl"
-typescript "postscript"
-typescript "predictions"
-typescript "Prelude (for 4 voices) and fugue (for 2
voices)"
-manuscript "preparing to write a documentary
called Dorothy"
-typescript "the professor merchant"
-two typescript versions "re provincial rights vs.
people power"
-manuscript "p.s. iago iagoes cleopatra"
-typescript "p.s. to shirley neuman during the postal
strike"
-typescript "p.s. to sylvia vance"
-typescript "the pulp mills are dying"
-three manuscript and six typescript versions, drafts,
"putting one environment around another"
-typescript "re phyllis webb and wilson's bowl
22
395
Manuscript and typescript versions and drafts of
number-grid verse:
-"the racist of edmonton"
-typescript "the rainbow child"
-manuscript draft and typescript "re…" ("Was there
a second Troy for her to burn")
-typescript "re reaching for the glory"
-typescript "re reading circuits"
-typescript "re realism"
-typescript "recreating the sentence"
-typescript "remembering tom peacocke's
durenmatt"
-typescript "re rent control in Alberta"
-typescript "reversal"
-two manuscript versions of "the righteous and the
gauche"
-typescript "riddle/for robert kroetsch"
115
1970's, 1980's
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-manuscript and typescript "rodin deconstruction"
-manuscript "rough blew the winds"
manuscript "ruin, ruin"
-two manuscript drafts and typescript "after sappho"
-typescript "re in search of indigenous form"
-typescript "re the sea-wall"
-two typescript version "seeing through haydn"
-typescript "re the semantic maelstrom"
-typescript "re the senses"
-typescript
re september 25 1979"
-typescript "re september 28 1981
-typescript "re shakespeare's husbandry"
-typescript "re shore birds"
-typescript "short essay on Agamemnon"
-typescript "re silence as continuum"
-two typescript version of "small talk in a barber
shop, o.s."
-typescript "re the smell of greatness"
-typescript "re smiling and laughing"
-two manuscript drafts of "the smile of peter kent"
-typescript "the snow storm on April 21 1976"
-typescript "the soldiers bathing"
-two typescript versions "some things are funny,
some aren't"
-manuscript "someone"
-manuscript and typescript "self-portrait"
-manuscript "7 April 1984
"
-manuscript "sonnet" ("the aim of news…")
-manuscript "sonnet" ("the chainsaw itch of hate")
-manuscript "sonnet" (" dipping their fingers in
kwakiutl waters")
-two manuscript drafts "go, lovely rose"
-manuscript and typescript versions "sonnet" ("since
in a net …")
-three typescript versions "sonnet" ("Tears")
-ms "sonnet/hook"
-manuscript and typescript versions "sonnet june
second/84"
-one manuscript and two typescript versions, drafts
116
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Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
"sonnet for robert lowell"
-typescript "sonnet written during the eclipse"
-typescript "autobiography"
-typescript "sonnet for three voices"
-manuscript and typescript "sonnet x 3 ("portrait of
myself as my father")
-typescript and manuscript "sonnet x 3 for luisa
vallenzuela"
-typescript "the soporific bluejay"
-typescript "Spences bridge (1)"
-typescript "Spence's bridge (3)"
-typescript "Spence's bridge (4)"
-typescript "Spence's bridge (6)"
-typescript and two manuscript drafts "re the
squamish fly"
-manuscript "stark stand the mother sorrowing"
-typescript "still, from the blur machine"
-typescript "re the storm february 1979"
-typescript "re the storm march 29 1981"
-manuscript "re susan sontag and understanding
media"
-typescript "re the swans at quamichan lake"
-three typescript versions "re swp"
-photocopied typescript "re swp who asks
questions"
-photocopied typescript "re swp's sunflowers"
-two typescript versions "re sylvia vance as
metaphysical conceit"
-typescript "taking off from nanaimo harbour"
-two typescript versions "re the technologies as
amputations"
-two manuscript versions "re 10th December 1988"
-two typescript versions "that's my incomparable
husband shuffling down the stairs"
-two typescript versions "the theatre of the absurd of
adrienne clarkson"
-typescript "re theory as a kept woman"
-typescript "la belle dame sans merci"
22
396
Manuscript and typescript drafts and versions of
number-grid verse"
117
1970's, 1980's
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-typescript "there are moments in our lives"
-manuscript "there is a tide in the affairs of men"
-manuscript "best of all he loves nature poetry"
-manuscript "man and bird the heron and the
tugboat"
-typescript "there is no penance due to innocence
deconstructed"
-manuscript "there are such troubles"
-typescript "re those of us who lead lives of quiet
desperation"
-typescript "thoughts in the snow storm of February
20 1980"
-typescript "thoughts of the great lone land"
-typescript "the three sisters"
-manuscript over drawing, "the tide rises/a girl…"
-typescript "re tides and earthquakes"
-typescript "time moves past into time future"
-manuscript "the tin soldier"
-typescript "tombeau"
-typescript "au tombeau de george fall"
-typescript "in the tribal village king herod is global
king"
-typescript "re two-headed poems"
-manuscript (notebook) and typescript "two or three
bare boards"
-typescript "re an unborn mistress"
-typescript re an unwritten novel"
-typescript "turning into the service lane…"
-manuscript "trying to stereotype the set up"
-typescript "vanni fucci"
-typescript "re variation without deviation"
-two typescript versions "variations on a theme by
swp wong"
-typescript "variations on a theme by thomas hardy"
-typescript "verse letter to barbara frum, re
brainspace # thirteen"
-typescript "versus peter lougheed"
-typescript "a vision of whooping cranes"
-typescript "re the vulgarization of disgust"
-four manuscript drafts "waking up years ago…"
-typescript "wall space"
118
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-typescript "re wanting to return"
-typescript "a wasp is a wasp is a wasp"
-typescript "the waxwings are waiting"
-manuscript "we complained bitterly to eternity
about pierre eliot trudeau"
-typescript "we cut down the forest to make a park"
-typescript "what about anne of green gables"
-typescript "what the photographers see"
-typescript "what velasquez sees in Canada"
-typescript "when queen anne died in 1714"
-manuscript "white gull walking down the empty
sky"
-two manuscript versions "who so list to hunt"
-typescript "why do they photograph margaret
atwood's face…"
-typescript "re wife battery"
-two typescript versions "re witch on cowback"
-two typescript versions "at wood buffalo park"
-photocopy typescript "re woody allen's annie hall"
-manuscript and typescript drafts "words are into
numbers"
-photocopied typescript, manuscript dedication "For
Wong", "re words around numbers"
-typescript "yates and molinari"
-several manuscript and seven typescript version
"Yatesian spaces"
-typescript "yorick song transcribed"
-manuscript "you would have to write a very long
poem…"
-typescript "young woman walking in the sun"
22
397
Sixteen pages of unidentified number-grid poems,
both manuscript and typescript.
Ca. 1970's, 1980's
22
397A
Number-grid versions of Shakespeare sonnets 25121, using one or two words per line for each of
fourteen slots
Ca. 1970's, 1980's
23
398
Collection of poetry, some 97 poems, numbered by
poem rather than page; some poems missing or
without a title; including the following poems in
1970's, 1980's
119
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
original typescript:
-"les lauriers sont coupables"
-"listening to evette levesque"
-"re putting one environment around another"
-"what the barber told me"
-"re la montagna que drizza"
-"edmonton morning and evening spaces"
-"february river"
-"the habit and the hang-up"
-"the stolen greatcoat"
-"how it happened"
-"dance of the whooping crane"
-"hallucination"
-"waiting outside the hairdresser's"
-"re the harmony of things"
-"a mirror of narcissism"
-"the first daffodils"
-"a dream of stoned stones"
-"the two spaces"
-"the center as adversary position"
-"thinking of indira gandhi"
-"re the editor-figure"
-"winter night"
-"the transvestite"
-"hating george the third"
-"someone"
-"the matrix"
-"water-colour cloud"
-"the drought"
-"meditations on a park renamed after Bill
Hawrelak, millionaire"
-"harlequin romance"
-"cornered"
-"a vision of whooping cranes: cloud images"
-"re palm Sunday 1977"
-"re pop art as victim"
-"re evening grosbeaks"
-"re space as a rope of relations"
-"pseudo-hokku"
-"re the morning of april fourteenth"
-"pseudo-hokku october 21 1976"
120
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-"peter kent smiles beautifully"
-"concerning beautiful people"
-"the birth of w.b.yeats"
-"often during the seek of june 5, 1977"
-"the achievement"
-"re the rhetoric of animals"
-"et in arcadia ego"
-"letter to gail osachoff"
-"dialogue of discomfort"
-"letter to gail osachoff" (a different poem)
-"re bloomscreed"
-"re canada"
-"their americas"
-"re lions at her face"
-"re grey power…"
-"reading Kroetsch from diane"
-"les colonesl sont toujours tres polis"
-"at wood buffalo national park"
-"re James Joyce's Ulysses"
-"re the blue jays of april fifteenth"
-"pseudo-haiki: title poem: re literacy"
-"re/contemporary blindness"
-"documentary"
-"the well-lighted city"
23
399
Typescripts of number-grid verse, numbered (in lieu 1970's, 1980's
of titles), so as to suggest they were intended as part
of a series, and including:
-"twelve haydn quartets on six recordings"
-"there are white birds falling out of the sky:
-"that was another day"
-"the machine in the garden talks to the sparrow"
-"edmonton spaces the corner of jasper"
-"edmonton spaces robert kroetsch walks across the
high level bridge"
-"edmonton spaces the north bank of the north
saskatchewan river"
-"edmonton spaces the art gallery"
-"edmonton spaces the tory building"
-"edmonton spaces a full moon"
-"edmonton spaces the vertical sun"
121
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-"my father he took me swimming"
-"lovers are lousy poets"
-"my o so beautiful sister in law"
-"the more and more Canadian poetry I read"
-"the real misery of age"
-"cow girl harry the impersonator"
-"it was when she took off her polka dot dress"
-"edmonton spaces the chock cherry exploding"
-"I have committed folornification"
-"she is occupied"
-"agape agape says the machine gun"
-"the obvious topics for poetry are occupied"
-"two make kiyookan laughter"
-"lovers are lousy poets"
-"spring a leafy hairy guerilla"
-"in margaret atwood's wilderness of mirrors"
-"kiyooka is a bright wasp"
-"kiyooka is a bright wasp" (a second poem)
-"a wasp who had been called a wasp over and
over"
-"the gospel is cornflakes"
-"mirror creeps into mirror"
-"of mirror systems"
-"edmonton is a non-existent space"
-"in the great hand of god"
-"a sensibility ago"
-"the new starved face of mimi mandel"
-"I dreamt I saw george melnyk"
-"hamlet"
-"compare means"
-"what a great pity that milton…"
-"norman yates drawings and paintings"
-"seaspace"
-"listening to evette levesque"
23
400
Number-grid verse poems:
-two versions typescript "January 23, 1977 - Yates
and Molinari"
-two typescript versions of "8/122"
-one fragment [pg. two]
122
Ca. 1977
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
23
401
Manuscript and typescript pages of number-grid
verse including the following poems:
-"Driving with Graham McEwen"
-"riddle: those who say they love me"
-"for Anne, who brought tulips"
Also includes blank WW letterhead (with drawings,
etc.)
Ca. 1970's, 1980's
23
402
Typescripts of number-grid verse poems, including
the following:
-"re the poetry of thomas hardy"
-"three copies of typescript "construction 1975"
-"re the prairie as archetype"
-"re woody allen's annie hall"
-"at rideau hall: the dance of the white spiders"
-"verse letter to diane bessai, re philosophy" (three
copies)
-"the leviathan and the people"
-"re the long poem" (two copies)
-"re painting by numbers"
-"the offshore canadians" (two copies)
-"re the eclipse"
-"re maelstrom and vortex" (two copies)
-"re the university of toronto's graduate english
torture system" (three copies)
-"construction, April 1975, for thomas peacocke"
(three copies)
-"Edvard Munch paints the High Level bridge"
-"Picasso and gertrude stein"
-"re march 3, 1980" (two copies)
-"deconstruction chez flahiff"
-"re ned pratt after barker fairley" (two copies, one
incomplete copy_
-"re narcissus"
-"re pater and foucault" (three copies)
-"Marvell deconstruction" (three copies)
-"re words around numbers" (five typescript copies
and one manuscript version)
-"re the shirt of nessus" (three copies)
-"letter to marian engel"
-" re indira gandhi" (three copies)
1970's, 1980's
123
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-"re the aboriginal protestant"
-"re Phyllis Webb & Wilson's Bowl"
-"re the Sunday afternoon news" (three copies)
-"a left-handed apology to tac tanabe" (three copies)
-"re Jack Spicer and Robin Blasé…" (two copies)
-"la belle dame sans merci"
-"what roy kikooka told me" (two copies)
-three unidentifiable typescript pages
23
403
Manila envelope marked "NeWest Publishers"
containing the following poems and items:
-multiple typescript copies of "stone riddle"
-multiple typescript copies of "yates and molinari"
-multiple typescript copies of "Come, Aristotle"
-draft typescripts of WW's Canadian Who's Who
entry
-photocopies of "The People's Cinema", a poem by
Glyn Maxwell
23
404
Typescript and manuscript sheets of number-grid
1976-1979, 1988poems:
1989
-manuscript draft of description of different groups
of performers of number-grid poetry
-typescript with manuscript revisions "NSG as
notation"
-ms craft "re litcrit/critlit"
-typescript "Yeats", signed and dated
-photocopies typescript "yates and molinari" with
manuscript signature "wilfred watson (tag)"
-typescript with manuscript revision "au tombeau de
George Fall"
-typescript "re swp;s sunflowers, september 25,
1979" with manuscript dedication to Sheila Watson
-photocopied typescript "re september 35th 1979"
-typescript "I am a cat, a bird…"
-typescript "re the birth of michael john dunning",
with attached birth announcement
-typescript "I spent seven years"
-typescript "at the tomb of chagall"
-photocopied typescript "re shakespeare on
husbandry"
124
Ca. 1970's, 1980's
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-photocopied typescript "re indira gandhi"
-typescript "I complained about george baldwin's
competence"
-photocopied typescript "portrait of parascotus"
-photocopied typescript "re like history"
-photocopied typescript "riddle: the other"
-photocopied typescript "reversal", with manuscript
dedication "for Sheila"
-typescript "stone riddle" with manuscript
dedication to Sheila Watson
-typescript "I am, my habit of being"
23
405
Photocopies of typescript of 118 pp. collection
titled: "no. [i.e. number-grid] poems 1976/1978"
'Improvisations; constructions for two or more
voices'.
1976-1978
23
406
Improvisations; constructions for two or more
voices - bound copy of typescript with manuscript
dedication to Diane Bessai.
Ca. 1978
23
406A
Script for Tom Peacocke production with "number
grid kids" of I begin with counting
May 1978
Haiku/Number-grid Notebooks
23
407
HNIQ Haiku/constructions
Honku Book 1, Series 1
February 3, 1976
23
408
HN2Q
Honku Book 2, Series 2
March 2, 1976
23
409
HN3Q, Series 3
March 27, 1976
23
410
HNQ constructs, Series 4
April 7-21, 1976
23
411
Number-grid poems, Series 5
April 21, 1976
23
412
Loose-leaf materials removed from Series 5
Notebook (91-117-411)
-two typescript drafts of poem, "edmonton spaces",
April 21, 1976
125
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
one with manuscript draft of poem on back.
23
413
Number-grid poems, Series 6
May 6, 1976
24
414
Loose-leaf materials removed from Series 6
Notebook (91-117-413)
-postcard from Heesoon Bai
-manuscript draft of poem, "the thesis is play"
-manuscript notes on "leisure"
May 6, 1976
24
415
Number-grid poems, Series 7
May 30, 1976
24
416
Loose-leaf materials removed from Series 7
Notebook (91-117-415)
-manuscript draft of poem "the moon mirrored"
-manuscript notes on the theatre, written over a
student examination paper
-sheets torn from examination booklet with
manuscript drafts of poem about James Joyce in
two version, poem "pseudo-hokku" and poem "at
night with night's sexual arrogance"
-notes for play "Blancnoir"
-examination booklet with miscellaneous notes
-draft of letter re completion of Gail Osachoff's
thesis and draft of poem "1516 hours december
twenty nine"
typescript draft of paragraph for story, "Go down
my people…"
May 30, 1976
24
417
Number-grid poems, Series 8
September 25,
1976
24
418
Number-grid poems, Series 9
n.d.
24
419
Number-grid poems, Series 10
n.d.
24
420
Number-grid poem manuscript Series 11
n.d.
24
421
Number-grid poems, Series 12
n.d.
24
422
Number-grid poems, Series 13
n.d.
126
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
24
423
Number-grid poems, Series 14
1977
24
424
Number-grid poems, Series 15
n.d.
24
425
Number-grid poems, Series 16
n.d.
24
426
Number-grid poems, Series 17
June 4, 1978
24
427
Number-grid poems, Series 18
November 14, 1978
24
428
Number-grid poems, Series 19
n.d.
24
429
Number-grid poems, Series 20
n.d.
25
430
Number-grip poems, Series 21
n.d.
25
431
Number-grid poems
See Oversize 95-131-2, Box 1
n.d.
25
432
Scrapbook: I begin with counting
1976
25
433
Four Notebooks of Haiku poetry
August September 1989
25
434
Manuscript and typescript drafts of "haiku" poems: 1970's, 1980's
-typescript "Four haikus for my neighbours the
Lanes"
-typescript "haiku times three june twenty-third/84"
-typescript "prelude to pseudo-hokku re apparition
of hare on january 9, 1978"
-typescript "haiku re the neutralization of dread"
-typescript "haiku for the tomb of"
-typescript "haiku" ("the beautiful people are always
sorrowful…")
-typescript "haiku" ("Brian lied…")
-two typescript drafts "hiku-haiku"
-typescript "Hiku" ("Descartes though of
machines…")
-two typescript version "Haiku" ("the few and the
not many")
127
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-typescript "Haiku" ("…no longer boys")
-two typescript versions "Hiku" ("Fred Flahiff went
to the circus")
-typescript "haiku" ("gray sea sand")
-typescript "hiku-hiku" ("The great are always
preaching…")
-typescript "Chemainus Hiku"
-typescript "Hiku" ("In soft September…")
-typescript "Hiku-Haiku" ("Landscapes with
stretched gut")
-typescript "Haiku" ("A language is…")
-typescript "Hiku" ("Letter that recount
ourselves…")
-typescript "Hiku-Haiku" ("My heart is full…")
-typescript "Hiku-Haiku" ("o moon, carpe noctem")
-typescript "Haiku" ("on the plane…")
-typescript "Hiku-haiku" ("Plato ate toast…")
-typescript "Haiku" ("Plato spoke of the human
tongue")
-typescript "Hiku" ("The powerful have their day")
-typescript "Hiku" ("A red-hatted sunrise")
-typescript "Hiku-Haiku" ("stabat mater)
-typescript "Hiku" ("there came a bird…")
-typescript "Hiku-Haiku, re Wittgenstein"
-typescript "Hiku-Haiku" ("to reflect on Derrida's
pervasive concern…")
-typescript "Haiku" ("Veronica Evelyn Karen")
-typescript "Haiku" ("What is rain…")
-typescript "Haiku" ("Your, she said, includes our")
-typescript "haiku/april 7m 1984, 1000 hrs"
-typescript "Haiku for february 4"
-manuscript "A haiku for John Dunning"
-typescript "haiku for the tomb of"0
-typescript "haiku for the winter solstice, 1978"
-typescript "haiku for a disappearing country"
-typescript "pseudo-hokku" ("her breasts…")
-typescript "pseudo-hokku" ("james joyce…")
-typescript "pseudo-hokku" ("sexual love is best")
-typescript "pseudo-hokku for gertrude stein"
Limericks/Riddles
128
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
25
435
Typescript and manuscript drafts and versions of
Ca. 1970's
limericks:
-typescript "postscript 1972"
-manuscript "a man from nanaimo"
-manuscript "an apple-strudel maker…"
-manuscript " I do not like thee Dr. Swell"
-manuscript "there was a young man named
Mulroney"
-manuscript "a romantic young lady from Port
Hardy"
-manuscript "there was a young girl from Regina"
-manuscript "John Broccoli, a rower who rows from
sea to sea"
-manuscript "Jill Asparagus had terrible dreams"
-manuscript and typescript "Consuela Pasta"
-typescript of eight limericks beginning with "re
Colin Cornbread"
-typescript "there was a guerilla from Mullet"
-typescript of seventeen limericks beginning with
"There once was an ex-mayor of Vancouver"
-typescript of four limericks beginning with "There
once was on old woman who lived on Jasper
Avenue"
25
436
Riddles:
1970's, 1980's
-typescript, seven riddles "For Gillian"
manuscript list of riddles
-one manuscript and two typescript drafts "my name
rhymes with dumb"
-one manuscript and two typescript drafts "I have a
little mouth"
-manuscript "sometimes I am the sun…"
-manuscript and typescript "who have heard
paralyzed"
-typescript "and the first clue is…"
-two manuscript and two typescript versions "riddle
for Irma"
-manuscript "riddle for jack pecover"
-manuscript and typescript "women kiss my
claws…"
129
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-one manuscript and two typescript drafts "no one
understands me"
-manuscript and typescript "I am a think of various
shapes"
-typescript "riddle/hill"
-manuscript and typescript "a hammer shaped me:
-typescript "riddle for irma sommerfeld"
-typescript "My initials suggest vision …"
-typescript "Riddle for IS"
-manuscript and typescript "riddle/lamp"
-two manuscript and two typescript versions "I
travel much through space"
-manuscript "riddle/machine"
-manuscript "riddle/man"
-manuscript "riddle/melancholy"
-one manuscript and one typescript "poets hate me
beating on their drum"
-typescript "I am a pig with the head of a king"
-two typescript versions "riddle: the other"
-manuscript "riddle (paintbrush)"
-typescript "riddle for irma" ("women love me…")
-typescript and manuscript "what job, not what job
says"
-typescript "riddle/poet"
-manuscript "riddle/pumpkin"
-typescript "riddle (riddle)"
-typescript "my people are of the sea"
-manuscript and typescript "autobiographical riddle"
-typescript "riddle for irma sommerfeld" (shore)
-two manuscript and one typescript draft of "Riddle
for s who loved me"
-manuscript "riddle/starfish"
-two typescript versions "riddle/statue of liberty"
-typescript "stone riddle"
-manuscript and typescript "I say little and much"
-manuscript "riddle/tongue"
-manuscript "riddle/tray"
-manuscript "riddle/word"
-typescript "riddle for robert kroetsch"
-typescript "I am not as tall as a tower" with
manuscript dedication to Sheila Watson
130
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-manuscript "I am a bawl of wool"
-one manuscript and two typescript drafts "I am not
a fisherman"
-typescript "dark of complexion…"
-typescript "I live among names…"
-typescript "I am shaped like a maelstrom"
-typescript "They say they have stood Nietszche on
his head"
-typescript "wasped at by his own…"
-typescript "I am poor…"
-typescript "those who say they love me…"
-manuscript "a woman's dog"
-manuscript "shape an inside and an outside"
-manuscript "sometimes I am waspish"
-manuscript "majesty of the rex tremendae"
-manuscript "portrait of myself…"
-typescript "I am a cat, a bird…"
-two typescript and one manuscript of "I have a
twisted wit"
25
437
Envelope of poems and papers, including:
-typescript "riddle: I am not as tall"
-typescript Reason is full of rank despairs"
-eighteen pages of "Hiku-Haiku" (typescript)
-three ink line drawings
Ca. 1970's, 1980's
25
438
Various loose manuscript and typescript pages
relating to "riddle" poemanuscript
Ca. 1975
Poems: Collected/Unpublished/New (Book of
poetry)
25
439
Drafts of section headings, titles, and dedications
for Collected Poems
n.d.
25
440
Three manuscript drafts of biographies of WW and
manuscript draft of unpublished dedication of
Collected Poems
n.d.
25
441
Collected Poems - manuscript.
n.d.
131
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
25
442
Collected Poems - manuscript.
n.d.
25
443
Poems: Collected/Unpublished/New - complete
typescript
n.d.
Poetry: 1970's, 1980's, 1990's
26
444
Notebook containing six typescripts of the
following poems:
-"O moon…"
-"H.M.S. Valiant at Plymouth, 1916"
-"Valiant 2"
-"I'm not my body's mind out on parole"
-"Remembrance Day"
n.d.
26
445
Poem typescripts:
-eight typescript copies of "O moon…"
-seven typescript copies of "Remembrance Day"
-seven typescript copies of "H.M.S. Valiant"
n.d.
26
446
Multiple typescript copies of the following poems:
-"The Double Hook"
-"This City"
-"The Blue-Eyed Tree"
-'The Coy Mistress Reconsiders"
-"Lines at the full of the moon"
-"Who Mocks My Virgin"
-"Some Blood for Philip Flea"
n.d.
26
447
Three drawings by WW and typescripts of the
following poems: (originally together in manila
envelope)
-"The net"
-"Verse letter to Sheila"
-"This city"
-"Though rhyme wants a blank prose" (inscribed
"For Sheila, Wilfred")
-"Some Blood for Philip Flea"
-"The coy mistress reconsiders"
-"Lines at the full of the moon"
-"The blue-eyed tree"
n.d.
132
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-"Good Friday lecture" (inscribed 'For Sheila tout
seule, W.")
-"Lines on the queen's visit"
-"retrospective lampoon for Jack Shadbolt"
(inscribed "For the greatest of Cn. short story
writers from W")
-"The double hook"
-"Who mocks my virgin"
-"Lines"
26
448
Manila envelope postmarked Stanford containing
typescripts for the following poems:
-"The Queen of Tarts"
-"And Should She Ask"
-"Proserpina (1) The Flower"
-"O my poor darling"
-"A curse of Dahlias"
n.d.
26
449
Typescripts of poetry:
-"new construction"
-"freestanding construction"
-typescript collection of ten prose poems titled "To
be continued"
n.d.
Poetry and Miscellaneous Prose
(Filed together by Wilfred Watson)
26
450
Typescripts of poems and miscellaneous prose;
1970's, 1980's
undated and arranged alphabetically:
-four typescript versions "8/125", two with
manuscript revisions
-typescript "The Amoeba"
-typescript and three carbons "April Fool's Day
Letter"
-typescript and three carbons "Arachne Song"
-typescript "As told to Lisa Potvin"
-typescript "Assignment for Sheila"
-typescript fragment "The autobiography of Tom
Horror/the birth of W.W."
-two typescript carbons of :brain space number one"
-typescript "Canticle of Darkness"
133
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-typescript "Cauchemar"
-typescript and five carbons "Come, Aristotle"
-typescript carbon "Construction, April, 1975…"
(13 pages)
-four typescript versions, some with manuscript
revisions, "dear sheila: it verges on three o'clock"
26
451
Typescripts of poems and miscellaneous prose
(continued):
-two typescript versions "Descartes thought of
animals"
-typescript "A Design for Christmas"
-two typescript version, one with manuscript
revisions, "Did Cass…"
-typescript fragment "Driving with Graham
McEwan…"
-typescript "The Drunk and the Dumb"
-typescript (7pp) and carbon, with revisions,
"Edvard Munch paints the high level bridge"
-typescript "et Incarnatus Est"
-typescript "Eyes, eyes"
-typescript "Family Song" (6 pp. with one
manuscript revision on first page and WW's
signature on last)
-two typescript version and one manuscript version
"Graveyard on a cliff of white sand"
-typescript carbon "The Great Majority Corpse;
Christ"
-typescript and eight carbons of "Haiku" ("Veronica
Evelyn")
-typescript "The harrow of love"
-miscellaneous typescript pages of play: her
brothers' daughters (29 pp.)
n.d.
26
452
Typescripts of miscellaneous poems and prose
(continued):
-three typescript versions "The Herons/The Barking
Herons" (first dedicated "For Sheila, W.W" and
dated Dec. 10, 1956; third labeled "Version III" and
dedicated "For SWP…"
-typescript and seven carbons "Hiku" ("A red-hatted
1956, n.d.
134
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
sunrise glowering")
-typescript and eight carbons "Hiku" ("Descartes
thought")
-seven typescript carbons "Hiku" ("Fred Flahiff
went")
-typescript and seven carbons "Hiku" ("The
powerful")
-two typescript versions "Hiku for a mechanical
bestiary"
-three carbons of 17 pp. typescript "Hiku-Haiku"
("In 1984")
-three typescript carbons of "Hiku-Haiku" ("Stabat
mater")
-typescript "Hiyu Haiku" ("Today, thanks to")
-typescript fragment "The HMS Valiant at
Plymouth, 3"
-two typescript carbons "I'm not by body's mind out
on parole"
-typescript of "Jenny Blake's Drawings" (with
manuscript revisions)
-typescript "jenny blake's pome of the albatross"
-typescript "Jenny Blake's Tree of Benzine"
26
453
Typescripts of poems and miscellaneous prose
(continued):
-typescript "La belle dame sans merci"
-typescript carbon "a left-handed apology to tac
tanabe"
-typescript "Let me not", with manuscript revisions
-typescript "Lines" ("I dreamt I stood…") with
dedication "For Shuswap Wlp"
-typescript "Lines" ("I work at the work…") with
dedication "For Slp. Wilfred"
-typescript "Lines" ("I write this, not on the
stones…")
-typescript "Lines"("This night a yellow yellow
moon", with one manuscript revision
-typescript "Lines" ("Upon St David's day")
-typescript "Lines for St. David's Day")
-typescript "Lines: I praise God's mankind in an old
woman" (with return envelop postmarked Jan 7
135
1954, n.d.
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
1954)
-typescript "Lines on Rembrandt's Painting…"
-typescript "Lines propounding"
-two typescripts of "Love Song for Friday's Child"
-typescript "Maud: a dirge for a Prime Minister's
Lying in State"
-typescript carbon "the machine gun"
-typescript "Marvell deconstruction"
-typescript "May the unsleeping…"
-typescript "Mettre en conte le dream" (19 pp. with
various manuscript revisions throughout)
-typescript "a mouth full of tennis balls"
26
454
Typescript of poems and miscellaneous prose
(continued):
-typescript "O moon"
-typescript carbon "o/possum deconstruction:
sophoclea"
-typescript carbon "the offshore canadians"
-typescript fragment "The Pigs"
-typescript "Picasso and gertrude stein"
-typescript "Poem" ("There were two sisters")
-typescript "Poem" ("within these glass walls…"),
with manuscript revisions
-typescript "Poem for the coming on of May" with
manuscript revisions
-typescript "Poems grow tired of us"
-four typescript carbons "pome of Laforgue"
-two typescript versions and six carbons
"Pritemps/1987"
-typescript "Prolusion"
-typescript "Proserpina I: The Flower", with
manuscript revisions
-typescript "Proserpina II: The Marriage with
Death", with manuscript revisions
-three typescript carbons "putting an old
environment inside a new one"
-typescript "The Queen of Tarts"
-typescript fragment "Quis puer gracilis: after
Milton and Horace", with manuscript draft of
telegram from WW on verso
136
Ca. 1970's, 1980's
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-typescript "Raining cats and dogs"
-typescript and two carbons "re…"
-two typescript carbons "re abortion"
-four typescript carbons "re edmonton"
-typescript "Re hipolitus"
-typescript "re jack spicer and robin blaser…"
-two typescript versions and four carbons "re
naming: an horation ode"
-typescript "re PLAYS AT THE IRON BRIDGE"
-typescript "re ptolemy: o/possum deconstruction",
with manuscript revisions
-three typescript carbons "re/putting one
environment around another"
26
455
Typescripts of poems and miscellaneous prose
(continued):
-two typescript carbons "re Shakespeare on
husbandry"
-typescript and three carbons "re swans at
quamichan lake"
-typescript carbon "re the blue jays of april fifteen"
-typescript fragment and three manuscript "re the
city"
-typescript carbon "re the explosion at the power
station"
-typescript "re the gang of six"
-typescript and three carbons "re the march
election"
-three typescript carbons "re the poetry of thomas
hardy"
-two typescript carbons "re the prairie as archetype"
-typescript and three carbons "re the rain forest…"
-typescript "re the shirt of nessus"
-typescript "re the Sunday afternoon news"
-typescript and six carbons "Reason is full of rank
despairs (version 1)
-eight typescript carbons "Reason is full of rank
despaits" (version 2)
-four typescript carbons "remembering tom
peacocke's durrenmatt"
-typescript "Report to Apollo", with manuscript
137
n.d.
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
query "Is this a good revision?" at top)
-three typescript versions "A requiem for those
dying unchurched", two untitled
26
456
Typescripts of poems and miscellaneous prose
(continued):
-three typescript version "Retract the flame/Retract
the fire"
-typescript and four carbons "riddle" ("I am a cat")
-two complete typescript carbons and two
incomplete carbons of "riddle" ("I am not as tall")
-typescript "Riddle/crib"
-typescript carbon "riddle for irma"
-typescript "riddle/machine"
-typescript "Satire four: the ape in the clay"
-typescript "The scaffold: a canticle of children"
-typescript Scaffold of children"
-typescript "The scales"
-three typescript carbons "short essay on
Agamemnon"
-typescript carbon "small talk in a barber shop, o.s."
-typescript "A song for the burial"
-typescript "Sonnet: Now all my thought was
knotted in my brain"
-two typescript carbons "stone riddle"
-typescript "Sucking stones" (with manuscript
excision)
-typescript "The sun (folks) is a yellow bucket"
-typescript "this our still unravished child…"
-typescript "There was heard afar"
-typescript "This" (Nov 27/60)
-typescript "This was my day but yet I knew it not"
-twelve pp. typescript carbon "To be continued" (10
prose poems)
-two typescript versions "to geri dangerfield"
-typescript "To S…"
-typescript "To S…" ("Away from you with
thoughts…")
-typescript "To Sheila, a Complaint"
-typescript "To the dead letter office"
-typescript and carbon of "The Trifle"
138
1960, n.d.
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
26
457
Typescripts of poems and miscellaneous
manuscripts (continued):
-typescript "verse letter to diane bessai, re
philosophy"
-four typescript carbons "verse letter to margaret
kapala alias charlotte corday"
-typescript "A warning of oboes"
-three typescript carbons "What mirrors do to us"
-typescript carbon "what roy kiyooka told me"
-two typescript versions "When the peas began to
bake"
-eleven typescript carbons "yates and molinari"
n.d.
26
458
Script for CBC reading of four of Wilfred Watson's
poems
n.d.
26
458A
Correspondence with CBC, re the recording of five
poems read by WW (From Friday's Child); includes
poetry scripts
n.d.
26
459
Bound notebook: Saga hwaet ic hatte. This volume
includes:
-manuscript drafts of WW's early and neverpublished riddles
-manuscript drafts of essay material on "utility"
-manuscript drafts of essay material on Henry
James' art
-manuscript draft of an untitled short story
-manuscript material on "Sterne's didacticism"
-notes on "Smith's Moral Sentiments"
-manuscript draft material on "Theory of Negative,
or Oblique Imitation"
-drafts of four untitled poems
-manuscript notes on communications, on allegory,
on :Blake on Satire", on "The Wheel from T.S.
Eliot, and on Hume
-draft of a poem "Lucretius"
-draft of a poem "Who kill Charity/say some"
-draft of a poem "The Destruction of Shilbeth"
-draft of a poem "The Trial"
n.d.
139
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
-draft of a poem "To Anne"
26
460
Prose and poetry version of "Manifesto for Beast
Poetry" (for CBC?)
n.d.
Description
Date
2.2 Plays
Box # File #
Acc. #91-117
Play Productions:
"Cockcrow and the Gulls" (Studio Theatre,
March 29 1962; published 1988)
See Also: 91-117-43-57 (Notebooks)
26
461
Version of Cockcrow and the Gulls, mixed original
typescript and carbon with manuscript revisions
n.d.
26
462
Cockcrow and the Gulls - manuscript version with
draft manuscript notes, ca. 100 pp., bound together
by WW.
n.d.
26
463
A Vision of Cockcrow - two versions, carbon copies, n.d.
with manuscript additions and revisions
26
464
Cockcrow and the Gulls - mimeograph copy with
some manuscript revision, labelled "Draft made
after performance"
n.d.
26
465
Cockcrow and the Gulls - copy of, with manuscript
dedication "For swp from wlp"
n.d.
27
466
Several manuscript drafts of the "Note" to
Cockcrow and the Gulls in Collected Plays
n.d.
27
467
Four pp. manuscript and several original typescript
versions, with extensive manuscript/typescript
1988
140
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
Play Productions:
revisions pasted or written in the 1988 "Epilogue"
to Cockcrow and the Gulls
27
468
Vision of Cockcrow Draft of Summer 58, original
typescript
Ca. 1962
27
469
Vision of Cockcrow - 'plan' and 'definition' of action
Ca. 1962
27
470
Cockcrow and the Gulls - Primary play script with
some inserted pp. and manuscript excisions; second
copy of script with some revisions
Ca. 1962
27
471
Cockcrow and the Gulls - six pp. of manuscript and
two typescripts (18 pp & 56 pp), the latter with
extensive manuscript revisions
Ca. 1962
27
472
Cockcrow and the Gulls - Master copy of play for
G.P. [Gordon Peacock]; includes all five acts with
act 1 proofed and corrected.
Ca. 1962
27
473
Cockcrow and the Gulls - Copy of play; not many
revisions
Ca. 1962
27
474
Cockcrow and the Gulls - Copy of play
Ca. 1962
28
475
Cockcrow and the Gulls - Copy of play
Ca. 1962
28
476
Cockcrow and the Gulls - bound typescript; some
manuscript revisions (two copies)
Ca. 1962
28
477
Cockcrow and the Gulls - bound typescript; some
manuscript revisions (one copy)
Ca. 1962
28
478
Cockcrow and the Gulls - program notes written by
Ian Sowton, with manuscript note from Sowton to
Watson appended to the end of it; includes a carbon
typescript of :"Director's Note" by Gordon Peacock
Ca. 1962
28
479
Theatre design - drawings by Norman Yates for set
Ca. 1962
141
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
Play Productions:
design of Cockcrow and the Gulls
10 drawings, 41x55 cm
Oversize 95-131-3, Box 1
"Trial of Corporal Adam" Coach House Theatre,
Toronto, 1963; published 1988)
28
480
Trial of Corporal Adam - mimeographed script
Ca. 1963
autographed to Diane Bessai with notes and inserted
examination booklet with manuscript revisions
28
481
Trial of Corporal Adam - "copy for transcribing"
for Coach House Theatre production with two pp.
drawings inserted
Ca. 1963
28
482
Trial of Corporal Adam - typescript copy with
manuscript additions and revisions
Ca. 1963
"Wail for Two Pedestals" (Yardbird Suite, 1964;
published 1965)
28
483
Wail for Two Pedestals - typescript "draft from
which the published version was made" with
information from performance
Ca. 1964
28
484
Wail for Two Pedestals - typescript of play
Ca. 1964
28
485
Wail for Two Pedestals - typescript of play
Ca. 1964
"Chez-vous Comfortable Pew" (Yardbird Suite,
1965; unpublished)
28
486
Chez-vous Comfortable Pew - manuscript material
Ca. 1965
28
487
Chez-vous Comfortable Pew - photocopy of
typescript with manuscript revisions
Ca. 1965
"Two Teardrops frozen in the rear-view mirror"
(Walterdale Playhouse, 1967; unpublished)
142
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
Play Productions:
28
488
Two Teardrops frozen in the rear-view mirror
(unpublished play) - Photocopy of typescript
Ca. 1967
28
489
Two Teardrops frozen in the rear-view mirror - two
versions of typescript for unpublished play, with
performance notes
Ca. 1967
"The Canadian Fact" (Walterdale Playhouse,
1967; published 1972)
28
490
The Canadian Fact - mimeographed copy labelled
"rough draft"
May 1967
28
491
The Canadian Fact - typescript
Ca. 1967
"O holy ghost, dip your finger in the blood of
Canada, and write, I love you" (Studio Theatre,
1967; published 1988)
28
492
O holy ghost… - photocopied typescript with some
manuscript revision; original typescript and
unpublished leaflet distributed at performance
December 1967
28
493
O holy ghost… -"Chaconne: A Wilderness of
Sunflowers" with "Yes we have no black pyjamas";
manuscript drafts
December 1967
28
494
O holy ghost… -"Rough Plan for a Passacaglia for a 1967
Wilderness etc"; nine examination booklets, twentyfive pages, and one envelope of manuscript drafts
and drawings
28
495
O holy ghost… - typescript copy with manuscript
revisions and rehearsal notes
"Soul is my Button" (Acadia University, 1969;
revised as "Up against the wall Oedipus";
unpublished)
143
December 1967
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
Play Productions:
28
496
Soul is my Button (Unpublished) - fragments of
typescript.
1969
29
497
Soul is my Button - photocopy of full typescript of
play as produced at Acadia Playhouse 1969 with
manuscript revisions
1969
29
498
Soul is my Button - "Record Book" with outline of
play, preliminary drafts
1969
29
499
Soul is my Button - manuscript fragments filed by
Wilfred Watson in blue notebook
Ca. 1969
29
500
Soul is my Button - complete typescript copy, with
extensive manuscript revisions and notes; appears
to be copy used for Acadia University production
1969
29
501
Soul is my Button - typescript copy with revisions
made in production
1969
29
502
Soul is my Button - Extensive manuscript and
typescript draft material
1969
29
502A
Original musical score, score with lyrics, and copies 1969
of songs for Acadia University production of Soul is
my Button, composer Jock Sirulnikov
"Let's Murder Clytemnestra According to the
Principles of Marshall McLuhan" (Studio
Theatre, 1969; published 1988)
29
503
Let's Murder Clytemnestra… - working script,
photocopy of typescript with manuscript revisions
1969
29
504
Let's Murder Clytemnestra… - Fourteen pp.
typescript with manuscript revisions, including
unpublished dedication, one ditto master, title
variations
1969
144
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #91-117
Play Productions:
29
505
Let's Murder Clytemnestra… - Fourteen pp.
manuscript draft and seven examination booklets
with manuscript draft
1969
29
506
Let's Murder Clytemnestra…- extensive draft
passages, manuscript and typescript
1969
29
507
Let's Murder Clytemnestra… - original typescript of
full-length play
1969
29
508
Let's Murder Clytemnestra…
-two pp. and an examination booklet of manuscript
drafts
-gray hardcover notebook of manuscript draft
-copy of musical score with lyrics for production
1969
29
509
Let's Murder Clytemnestra…typescript and carbon
typescript with many pencilled manuscript revisions
1969
"Gramsci x 3" (Studio Theatre, 1985; published
1983)
29
510
Gramsci x 3 - bound typescript of Gramsci: part
one, the young officer
May 1978
29
510A
Gramsci x 3 - ibid.
1978
29
511
Gramsci x 3 - original typescript versions,
including:
-original typescript of Gramsci: part one
-original typescript, with extensive manuscript
revisions of "Note to Gramsci x 3
-original typescript of "Epilogue" to Gramsci x 1
and Gramsci x 2
Ca. 1978
29
512
Gramsci x 3 - three notebooks with draft materials
Ca. 1980's
145
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
1
1
Gramsci x 3 - original typescript titled Deputy
Gramsci, an inquest into the death of
Ca. 1980's
1
2
Gramsci x 3 - extensive manuscript drafts of
various passages
Ca. 1980's
1
2A
Permission letters re Gramsci x 3
Ca. 1980's
Other Plays (Most never produced, some
unpublished)
"Another Bloody Page from Plutarch"
1
3
Another Bloody Page from Plutarch - typescript
n.d.
1
4
Another Bloody Page from Plutarch - gestetner
master of pp. 1-26 (Act 1)
n.d.
1
5
Another Bloody Page from Plutarch - earlier
version with typescript note "Returned by Sarnia
Little Theatre"
n.d.
1
6
Another Bloody Page from Plutarch - typescript
n.d.
"Thing in Black" (Yardbird Suite 1967,
unpublished)
1
7
Thing in Black - typescript
Ca. 1967
1
8
Thing in Black - mimeographed copy, pages with
drawings
Ca. 1967
1
9
Thing in Black
-mimeograph copy with some revisions pencilled in
and marked "rehearsals 1967"
-carbon copy of typescript designated "revised
1972"
1967, 1972
"Blancnoir"
146
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
1
10
Blancnoir - "The negroids" (unpublished,
unperformed; possible early version of Blancnoir;
includes typescript with some manuscript notes
n.d.
1
11
Blancnoir
-typescript of play "The White Rhodesians: a tragic
farce"; [incomplete, part of the Blancnoir play
material]
n.d.
1
12
Blancnoir - unpublished full-length play; original
typescript of a version titled A negress who smelled
as if she'd crawled through wild grass - limerick
and fuge on the theme, my love is clean contrary to
the love everlasting…, 64 pp.
n.d.
1
13
Blancnoir - differently titled versions of Blancnoir:
-carbon with original manuscript emendations of
version titled The White Rhodesians
-carbon typescript of version titled The Harlequin
n.d.
1
14
Blancnoir - manuscript and typescript drafts of
Blancnoir material, various versions
n.d.
2
15
Blancnoir - original typescript, 125 pp., of version
titled Blancnoir yes/jocaste non
n.d.
"Over Prairie Trails to the Just Society"
2
16
Over Prairie Trails- mimeographed copy
Ca. 1973
2
17
Over Prairie Trails
-carbon typescript with numerous original ink
manuscript revisions
-manuscript drafts in three examination booklets
-original typescript with numerous illustrations
Ca. 1973
2
18
Over Prairie Trails - typescript
Ca. 1973
"The What Not" (unpublished)
2
19
The What Not - typescript
Ca. 1957
147
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
The What Not - typescript
Ca. 1957
Acc. #95-131
2
20
"The Rock Hook" (unpublished)
2
21
The Rock Hook - [incomplete] dramatization of
Sheila Watson's The Double Hook, typescript, 13
pp.
n.d.
2
22
The Rock Hook (a dramatization of The Double
Hook)
-carbon copy
-two title pages and original typescript of opening
page of different version
n.d.
"Make Love not Wasps"
2
23
Make Love not Wasps - [unpublished or part of "O
Holy Ghost"?]
-alternating mimeographs and typescript pages
-typescript with some manuscript revisions and
drawings
n.d.
"The Albatross"
2
24
The Albatross - mimeograph masters, 26 pp.
n.d.
2
25
The Albatross - carbon typescript
n.d.
"Leda and the Swan"
2
26
Leda and the Swan - two pp. typescript and
manuscript notes for projected play
n.d.
2
26A
Leda and the Swan - examination booklet and one
sheet of loose-leaf, along with two pp. original
typescript of materials for play
n.d.
"The Princess's Satire" (Unpublished play)
2
27
The Princess's Satire - mimeograph copy, labelled
148
n.d.
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
"copy 2", 16 pp.
"Fly Away, Moth" (Unpublished play)
2
28
Fly Away, Moth -carbon copy, 21 pp.
n.d.
"Oedipus the King" (Incomplete play)
2
29
Oedipus the King
-manuscript drafts in examination booklet
-manuscript drafts of scenario and dialogue labelled
Oedipus and Jocasta, 14 pp
n.d.
"The Ventriloquists"
2
30
The Ventriloquists
-manuscript draft of material, 6 pp.
-manuscript draft of sections of the play in a
Graduate Calendar, "Yidderman or the
Ventriloquists"
-manuscript draft of sections of the play in a UA
calendar, "Yidderman The Ventriloquists:
-manuscript draft of sections of the play in a Collier
catalogue, "The Ventriloquists"
-original typescript of section of "The
Ventriloquists:, 10 pp.
n.d.
2
31
The Ventriloquists
n.d.
-original typescript of play, 50 pp.
-original typescript of different version of play titled
"The Ventriloquists, or, the death of yidderman", 51
pp.
"Inside the Canadian Border" (Unpublished
play)
2
32
Inside the Canadian Border - manuscript draft in
examination book and six pp. original typescript of
play
"The Burglar" (Unpublished play)
149
n.d.
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
2
33
The Burglar - manuscript sheet of notes for play
1971
2
34
The Burglar - original typescript, labelled "rough
draft"
1971
"Ciano" (Incomplete play)
2
35
Drafts of scenarios and dialogues for an incomplete
play titled, variously, "Ciano II", "buono Ciano",
"Ciano mio", "Ciano il dilplomatico"
n.d.
"The Headaches"
2
36
The Headaches - two different versions, including
some different characters, of play
n.d.
"Mini-opera: The Coats"
2
37
Mini-opera: The Coats - manuscript draft of
scenario for play, 2 pp.
n.d.
"Naden Chorus"
2
38
Naden Chorus - two examination booklets and
loose-leaf manuscript drafts of play
n.d.
"Bulon and Trill" (Untitled play)
2
39
Manuscript draft of argument and dialogue for a
play about Bulon and Trill
n.d.
"The Suicide of Herman Korp"
2
40
The Suicide of Herman Korp - two examination
booklets with manuscript draft of materials for play
n.d.
"Mr. Warren's Daughter"
2
41
Mr. Warren's Daughter - three examination
booklets with manuscript draft of materials for play
150
n.d.
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
"Colonel Rulf" (Untitled play)
2
42
Single page of manuscript for play about Colonel
Rulf; other versions are short story
n.d.
"The crucifixion of the Xmas Tree"
2
43
The crucifixion of the Xmas Tree - manuscript draft
of materials for play, 3 pp.
n.d.
"The Woman Taken in Adultery" (Fringe
Festival, 1987; published 1972)
2
44
The Woman Taken in Adultery - photocopy of
typescript used in production, with manuscript
revisions in ink and original typescript revisions
pasted in
n.d.
2
45
The Woman Taken in Adultery - typescript
n.d.
"Beach Story"
2
46
Beach Story - typescript
n.d.
"The Woman of Trachis" (Unpublished play)
2
47
The Woman of Trachis - complete original
typescript and original typescript with a different
version of the first page, 11 pp.
n.d.
"Ng'n'ng"
2
48
Ng'n'ng": a fertility ritual in four acts mimeograph copy with some manuscript revisions
n.d.
"Tom Jones Meets Fanny Hill at the Yardbird
Suite"
3
49
Tom Jones… - mimeograph copy with program of
premiere performance folded in
151
October 1965
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
"Under the Black Bridge"
3
50
Under the Black Bridge - mimeograph copy with
rehearsal and performance notes
n.d.
"After Kafka: The Judgement"
3
51
After Kafka… - manuscript drafts of various
passages; original typescript
n.d.
"The New Icarus"
3
52
The New Icarus - manuscript scenario and draft of
first page of play
n.d.
"Writing my father's life"
3
53
Hardback journal cover with flyleaves covered with
manuscript including an outline for "writing my
father's life"
n.d.
"Psychodelic Satan"
3
54
Pschodelic Satan - typescript
-"A verse reading to commemorate the tercentenary
of the publication of Milton's Paradise Lost (1667)
For Gordon Peacock"
1967
"The Box"
3
55
The Box: a motion picture scenario adapted for
stage presentation - typescript of play
n.d.
"The Apes of God" (Incomplete play)
3
56
The Apes of God - typescript of play, after novel by
Wyndham Lewis
152
n.d.
Wilfred Watson fonds
2.3 Short Stories/Novel
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Short Stories:
3
57
"The Love Affair of Mr. Water Rat" - short story
manuscript
n.d.
3
58
"The Spy" (Unpublished) - two typescripts with
manuscript revisions
n.d.
3
58A
"The Spy" - three typescript versions (with marked
differences)
n.d.
3
59
Typescript and manuscript drafts of short stories;
manuscript draft and two typescript version of a
story (novel?), 3 pp.
n.d.
3
60
Manuscript draft in two examination booklets of
unidentified short story
n.d.
3
61
Original typescript of unpublished short story, "The
Walls"
n.d.
3
62
Photocopied typescript of "short story" ("There was
an old man from Ontario")
n.d.
3
63
Manuscript draft of unpublished short story, "Fang"
n.d.
3
64
Photocopied typescript and manuscript draft of an
unpublished short story, "Resentment"
n.d.
3
65
Manuscript draft of unpublished short story, "The
Cyanide Pills"
n.d.
3
66
Seven typescript drafts, with manuscript corrections
and additions, and a fair typescript of short story,
"The Woman from Pelican Hills" (titled "But me no
buts" in the first five drafts)
n.d.
153
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
3
67
Single page typescript draft of untitled short story,
"His friends call him Pierre…"
n.d.
3
68
Manuscript draft in examination booklets and onepage typescript draft of beginning of short story
"The mysteries at the Sherlock Holmes Club"
n.d.
3
69
One page typescript draft of unidentified short story
beginning "Paul Borg utters a terrible oedipean cry
of guilt…"
n.d.
3
70
Manuscript drafts and typescript draft of an
unpublished short story "The fireworks"
n.d.
3
71
Drafts of "The Unfinished Autobiography of Muriel
N", including:
-twenty-eight pieces of cardboard with manuscript
draft
-one larger piece of cardboard with manuscript draft
-one notebook with manuscript draft
-typescript draft of "Marshall McLuhan's Muriel", 3
pp.
-one cardboard sheet with writing about Marshall
McLuhan (Oversize: 95-131-4, Box 3)
n.d.
3
72
Original typescript draft of "The Unfinished
n.d.
Autobiography of Muriel N", 30 pp. and original
typescript of a short story identified in headers as
either "The Shellfish" or "L'homard c'est moi", 9 pp.
3
73
Original typescript draft of "Design, zwitschen Tur
aund Angel", later titled "The Baie Comeau Angel";
includes a copy of above typescript with letter from
Don Theall commenting on it
n.d.
3
74
"The Baie Comeau Angel and Other Stories" typesetting copy
Ca. 1970's
3
75
Original typescript of "The Lice", with manuscript
corrections
Ca. 1960
154
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
3
76
Original typescript of "Mettre en Conte le Dream"
with manuscript corrections and six pp. manuscript
draft
Ca. 1988-1989
3
77
Two typescript version of "Four Times Canada is
Four" with marked variation; one with ms
corrections
n.d.
3
78
Original typescript of "The Conspiracy"
n.d.
3
79
Photocopied typescript of "The Shoes"
n.d.
3
80
Original typescript of first pages of "The Glass
n.d.
Box" with extensive manuscript revision and copy
of fair typescript titled "The girl who lived in a glass
box"
3
81
Typescript of unpublished collection of animal
fables "To be Continued", 12 pp.
n.d.
3
82
Typescript draft of incomplete, unpublished short
story "Standard Fiction"
n.d.
3
83
Typescript draft of the beginning of a short story,
"The Invention of Children"
n.d.
3
84
Manila envelope marked "Department of English,
University of Alberta" containing typescripts for
seven short stories: "Short Story", "The Shoes",
"Resentment", "The Girl Who Lived in a Glass
Box". "Mettre en conte le dream", "The Baie
Comeau Angel", and "The Conspiracy"; includes
one page of acknowledgements
n.d.
4
85
"Sex et non" - hardcover notebook, book 1; includes Ca. 1978
drawings and text
4
86
"Sex et non" - hardcover notebook; with drawings
and text
Ca. 1978
4
87
"The Magic Rake" - two typescript pages
n.d.
155
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Novel
4
88
Under the Rabbit's Paw: parapsychotransmitted
n.d.
from the Canamerican of Everett Hozard by Wilfred
Watson; a novel accepted by Faber and Faber but
never revised by Watson
4
89
Under the Rabbit's Paw… - typescript of Chapter
15, "The Threat of Winter", with manuscript
revision
n.d.
Description
Date
Carbon copy of typescript of essay "Tristram
Shandy as a genius"
n.d.
2.4 Essays
Box # File #
Acc. #95-131
4
90
4
91
Manuscript draft of essay on number-grid verse;
version of this essay were published in Open Letter
as an appendix to Mass on Cowback
Ca. 1980
4
92
Draft of statement by WW on his aims in the
theatre; manuscript notes; notes for essay on
Shakespeare's use of the genetic pun; notes for
panel on "Two Bare Boards and a Translation"
n.d.
4
93
Typescript of article "Futurism and its
Environment" with several ink emendations and
excisions
n.d.
4
94
Essays on Marshall McLuhan and reviews,
including the following:
-typescript page (notes for a talk on McLuhan?)
-two examination booklets with notes about
McLuhan (notes for a talk?)
-typescript with manuscript revisions of essay,
"McLuhan's methodological wordplay" (written for
Ca. 1970'
156
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
a volume of essays planned for Coach House Press
but not published)
-typescript of essay "Marshall McLuhan and multiconsciousness: the Place Marie dialogues" with
covering letter from Robert Kroetsch at Boundary 2
re reading of proofs
-one page of typescript "Why Pluck is the most
important word in Shakespeare" (published in
Explorations)
-four copies of typescript of review by Watson of
Understanding Media
-two copies of typescript of another review by
Watson of Understanding Media
-manuscript draft in examination booklet of a letter
to the Edmonton Journal re its comments on
McLuhan
2.5 Books
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
See Also: Friday's Child (published 1955)
91-117-367-370
From Cliché to Archetype by Wilfred Watson and
Marshall McLuhan, published in 1970
4
95
Typescript of From Cliché to Archetype, 111 pp.
Ca. 1970
4
96
Typescripts and manuscript notes and drafts for
sections of From Cliché to Archetype
Ca. 1970
4
97
Typescript drafts of sections of From Cliché to
Archetype
Ca. 1970
4
98
Manuscript notes and drafts for From Cliché to
Archetype
Ca. 1970
4
99
Typescript drafts for From Cliché to Archetype
Ca. 1970
157
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Acc. #95-131
5
100
Description
Date
Manuscript notes and drafts for From Cliché to
Archetype
Ca. 1970
5
101
Typescript drafts for From Cliché to Archetype
Ca. 1970
5
102
From Cliché to Archetype
-manuscript draft, 9 pp.
-brown hardcover notebook titled "July 12 1968
C/A is Today is C/A (drafts of material for the
book, but also of other work
-manuscript draft, 4 pp.
1968
5
103
From Cliché to Archetype
-small black notebook with notes for book
-galley proofs for book
Ca. 1970
5
104
Materials related to From Cliché to Archetype and
essays about McLuhan:
-typescript draft with manuscript corrections of
essay, "Retrospective on Cliché"
-typescript draft with manuscript corrections of
essay on "McLuhan's Collective Wordplay", 2 pp.
-manuscript draft (cardboard sheet) of the "two
McLuhans"
-manuscript draft of essay on "McLuhan's
Postmodern Satire" mixed with number-grid verse,
33 pp.
-typescript draft "MM and invortication", 2 pp.
-manuscript draft of "Retrospective on Cliché", 4
pp.
-miscellaneous manuscript pages with drafts of
essays about McLuhan
-three typescript drafts of a letter re McLuhan in
Dewline
n.d.
Watson/McLuhan Correspondence re From
Cliché to Archetype
5
105
Watson/McLuhan correspondence 1963-1968;
undated letters and loose clippings, essays, and
citations sent by McLuhan to Watson"
-manuscript drafts of four letters WW to MM
158
1963-1968
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
-six manuscript letters from MM to WW
-newspaper clipping
-carbon of typescript "Method of Procedure in
Establishing the …of Sensory Modality Usage" by ?
-typescript "A field guide to Government jargon" by
Spencer Klaw
-typescript excerpt from "The colors of clarity" by
John Holloway
-text of address by MM to National Film Board on
"Future of the Film in Canada"
-photocopy of page from Natural Language and the
Computer, ed. Paul L. Garvin
-copy of The Mike November 20 1964
-"Changing Notions of Consciousness of Change in
Philosophy from the Seventeenth Century to the
Present" by A. Eisenberg.
5
106
Correspondence between Wilfred Watson (WW)
and Marshall McLuhan (MM), mostly about From
Cliché to Archetype, from 1963-1965. Occasional
letters from MM to Sheila Watson (SW) and to and
from Eric McLuhan (EM):
-MM to WW; September 27, 1963
-MM to WW & SW, February 8, 1964
-MM to WW & SW, February 9, 1964
-MM to WW & SW, [1964]
-MM to WW & SW, [1964]
-WW to MM, March 10, 1964; draft
-MM to WW, March 17, 1961
-MM to WW, [March 1964?]
-MM to WW, March 24, 1964
-MM to WW, March 31, 1964
-MM to WW, April 10, 1963
-MM to WW, April 13, 1964
-MM to WW and SW; [May 1964?]
-MM to WW, May 13, 1964
-MM to WW & SW, "sat. night" [1964]
-MM to WW, "Sunday 4 pm" [1964]
-MM to WW, [1964]
-MM to WW, [1964]
-MM to WW, July 10, 1964
-MM to WW & SW, July 12, [1964]
159
1963-1965
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
-MM to WW, July 14, 1964
-MM to WW, July 16, 1964
-MM to WW, July 21 [1964]
-MM to WW, July 23, [1964]; draft
-WW to MM, July 26, 1964
-MM to WW, "Thurs. 5 pm" [1964]
-carbon of typescript of "Bilimbo" from WW to
MM
-carbon of typescript of "Bilimbo Awards" from
WW to MM
-MM to WW, "Sat 4 pm" [Aug. 1964]
-MM to WW, "Sat noon" [Aug 1964]
-MM to WW, August 9 [1964]
-MM to WW, "Monday morn" [August 1964]
-MM to WW, Friday, August 27 [1964]
-MM to WW & SW, [1964]; enclosure typescript
"Apropos the centre…"
-MM to WW, "Friday 10 pm" [1964]
-portion of letter from MM typescript and
manuscript, [1964]
-carbon of typescript outline of book's chapters;
WW to MM [summer 1964]
-WW to MM, October 10, 1964; draft
-WW to MM, December 11, 1964
-MM to WW, March 26, 1965
-MM to WW, "Saturday" [March 1965]
-MM to WW, May 25, 1965
-WW to MM, June 1, 1965; draft and two carbons
of typescript
-MM to WW, June 4, 1965
-MM to WW & SW, June 5, 1965
-WW to MM, June 6, 1965; carbon
-MM to WW, June 6, 1965
-MM to WW, June 7, 1965
-WW to MM, June 7, 1965; typescript and carbon
-WW to MM, June 10, 1965; manuscript draft and
carbon typescript
-MM to WW, June 12, 1965
-MM to WW, June 18, 1965; typescript, carbon,
and third carbon of a portion with manuscript
addition
-MM to WW, June 21, 1965
160
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
-MM to WW, [June 1965]
-MM to WW, June 24, 1965
-WW to MM, June 25, 1965; manuscript draft and
typescript carbon
-MM to WW, "Sat 4pm", [June 1965]; manuscript
and typescript
-MM to WW, June 28, 1965
-MM to WW & SW, June 29, 1965; manuscript and
typescript
-MM to WW, June 29, 1965
-MM to WW, June 30, 1965; citation from The
Broken Image attached
-MM to WW, July 1 [1965]; manuscript and
typescript
-MM to WW, July 2 [1965]; manuscript and
typescript
-MM to WW, July 3, 1965; typescript of McLuhan's
essay "Relation of the Environment to the Antienvironment" attached
-MM to WW, July 18, 1965
-WW to MM, July 19 & 20, 1965; manuscript draft
and typescript carbon
-MM to WW, July 21, 1965; clippings attached
-MM to WW, August 28, 1965
-MM to WW, "Thurs 5pm" [September 1965]
-MM to WW, September 6, 1965; citation on
"obsolescence" attached
-WW to MM, September 12, 1965
-MM to WW, September 14, 1965; excerpt from
Leonard Woolf Beginning Again, essay
"Concerning Cliches," and typescript carbon of
MM's review of Jacques Ellul Propaganda, attached
-MM to WW, September 17, 1965
-WW to MM, September 20, 1965; typescript
carbon
-MM to WW, September 27, 1965
-MM to WW; clippings from McCall's September
30, 1965
-MM to WW, September 30, 1965
-MM to WW, October 2, 1965
-MM to WW, October 4, 1965
-MM to WW, October 6, 1965
161
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
-MM to WW, "Sat afternoon" [October 1965]
-MM to WW, October 12, 1965
-MM to WW, October 13, 1965
-MM to WW, October 17, 1965
-MM to WW, October 26, 1965; attached citation
from Readings in Psychology
-MM to WW, November 1, 1965
-MM to WW, November 5, 1965
-MM to WW, November 12, 1965
-MM to WW, November 25, 1965
-MM to WW, November 30, 1965
-MM to WW, December 8, 1965
-MM to WW, December 29, 1965
-WW to MM, December 31, 1965; typescript
carbon; newspaper clippings related to 'cliches'
5
107
Correspondence between Wilfred Watson (WW)
and Marshall McLuhan (MM) continued (see note
to Folder 106 above):
-WW to MM; January 2, 1966; typescript carbon
-MM to WW, January 3, 1966
-MM to WW, January 4, 1966
-MM to WW, January 7, 1966; and photocopy
-MM to WW, January 16, 1966
-MM to WW, January 17, 1966
-MM to WW, January 19, 1966
-EM to WW, January 20, 1966
-WW to EM, January 21, 1966; typescript carbon
-WW to MM, January 22, 1966; typescript carbon
-MM to WW, January 27, 1966
-MM to WW, January 28, 1966
-MM to unidentified addressees, January 28, 1966;
typescript carbon
-WW to EM & MM, [February 1966]; typescript
carbon
-MM to WW, February 4, 1966
-MM to WW, February 13, 1966
-MM to WW, February 14, 1966
-MM to WW, March 25, 1966
-MM to WW, April 19, 1966
-MM to WW June 1, 1966
-MM to WW, June 2, 1966
162
1966-1970
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
-MM to WW, June 15, 1966; typescript carbon
-MM to WW, July 1, 1966
-MM to WW, September 18, 1966
-WW to MM, September 20, 1966
-WW to MM, September 23, 1966; typescript
carbon
-MM to WW, September 29, 1966
-MM to WW, October 27, 1966
-MM to WW, November 8, 1966
-MM to WW, November 24, 1966
-MM to WW, February 9, 1967
-MM to WW, February 22, 1967; photocopied
pages from The Shape of Medieval History attached
-WW to MM, February 26, 1967
-WW to MM, June 14, 1967; typescript carbon
-WW to MM, June 17, 1967; typescript carbon
-MM to WW, June 21, 1967
-MM to WW, July 4, 1967; two sheets of
advertisements from Glamour attached
-MM to WW, October 24, 1967
-MM to WW, November 10, 1967
-MM to WW & SW, December 15, 1967; attached
carbon typescript of MM to "Phillip and Molly" and
cartoon drawing playing on the "medium is the
message"
-MM to WW, April 5, 1968
-MM to WW, June 12, 1968; typescript carbon
attached on "The Future of Education", "The Future
of Objectives", "The Future of Architecture", etc.
-MM to SW, June 12, 1968
-MM to WW, June 21, 1968
-MM to WW & SW, July 6, 1968
-MM to WW & SW, July 8, 1968
-WW to MM, March 30, 1970; partial draft
typescript
5
108
Correspondence from Viking Publishers with
Watson and McLuhan re From Cliché to Archetype:
-Clay Felker to MM, May 14, 1965
-Alan Williams to MM with copy to WW,
September 8, 1965
-Alan Williams to WW, September 20, 1965
163
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
-Alan Williams to MM, copy to WW, September
20, 1965
-Alan Williams to MM, April 14, 1966; copy
-Alan Williams to MM, September 26, 1966
-Alan Williams to WW, October 31, 1967
-Alan Williams to WW, November 10, 1967
-Alan Williams to WW, November 10, 1969
-Walter Wriggins to WW, November 25, 1970
-Royalty statement, April 30, 1971
-Royalty statement, October 31, 1971
-Walter Wriggins to WW, September 29, 1978
See Also 91-117-30
See Also: The Sorrowful Canadians and Other
Poems (1972): 91-117-371-389
See Also: Mass on Cowback (1982): 95-131-91
See Also: Gramsci x 3 (1983): 91-117-510-512,
95-131-1-2
See Also: Poems: Collected/Unpublished/New
(1986): 91-117-439-443
5
109
Ca. 1980
Collection of Short Plays, edited by Diane Bessai
(1981)
-typescript of "Wilfred Watson and the Modern
Canadian Theatre", introduction by Gordon Peacock
to The Collected Plays
2.6 Miscellaneous Manuscript Papers/Notes
Box # File #
Description
Date
Miscellaneous manuscript and typescript materials:
-manuscript draft of paragraph on poets and
metaphor
-typescript page, with manuscript revisions "A note
Ca. 1970's
Acc. #95-131
5
110
164
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
on radical absurdity"
-manuscript draft of description of the "main
theme" of Under the Rabbit's Paw
-examination booklet with draft dialogue between
Job and the devil
-manuscript draft of plan for Studio Theatre
Centennial project
-manuscript listing of pictures owned by the
Watson's
-manuscript in examination booklet about Margaret
Atwood's The Edible Woman
-manuscript draft in examination booklet about
Esslin's theory of theatre of the absurd
-manuscript draft of poem "Some girl asked for
bread"
-manuscript draft of remarks on the centennial year
and Canadian theatre (examination booklet)
-manuscript draft of poem, "I dreamt of a vast
desert"
-manuscript draft of poem, "Let alone the moon"
-"A portfolio of sketches of the author of DH
[Double Hook] by Augustus Johns, Wyndham
Lewis Picasso etc." (drawings)
-portrait of Margaret Atwood (felt pen drawing)
-typescript and carbon with manuscript revisions
("Some notes on satire, the theatre of the absurd,
etc.)
-manuscript in examination booklet, "Dear
Beelzebub…you ask how become a Canadian
poet?"
5
111
Various typescripts, carbons, and manuscript pages
relating to Plays at the Iron Bridge; four typescript
copies of poem "Family Song"
n.d.
5
112
Loose manuscript papers:
-cardboard beginning "patina of vulgarity" (writing
on recto and verso)
-examination booklet titled "Lives in Time of War,
1953", with two manuscript poems interleaved
("Forgive me that I loved you far" and "Praise to the
Ca. 1970's, 1980's
165
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
lord of sleep")
-manuscript "Sonnet for Jack Shadbolt"
-manuscript "Riddle" ("I have a little mouth")
-manuscript fragment of number-grid verse poem
beginning "Juliet"
-grid lined notepad beginning "MM & the
extensions of man"
-"Leda" letterhead with manuscript fragment ("I am
a genetic pun")
-examination booklet with prose manuscript
beginning "He was finishing up the haircut he was
working on"
-five pp. (recto and verso) manuscript treatment for
play "The paratigate of P. Lumpenman"(?)
-"Leda" letterhead with manuscript drafts of three
poems, recto and verso ("There once was a girl",
"There once was a boy" and "This cat sent for
a/walk in the park')
-cardboard headed "Poems 1936/1985" (recto and
verso)
5
113
Loose manuscript papers:
-manuscript fragment ("Which no one owns")
-stapled grid-lined notepad with WW's notes on
driving, motor vehicle and road rules
-grid-lined manuscript page beginning "the
autobiography of Tom Horror…"
-manuscript fragment ("around. One knows that the
logs…")
-grid-lined manuscript page with letters of the
alphabet
-manuscript draft "Descartes thought of animals"
-"Leda" letterhead with manuscript fragment "I
think of noble Emerson's"; manuscript draft of
number-grid verse poem on verso, "the creative
imaginations…"
-cardboard beginning "It makes all the difference"
-manuscript fragment titled "Catechism"
-examination booklet containing manuscript "Poem
for October"
-manuscript "For Adam was my father"
166
Ca. 1970's, 1980's
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
-examination booklet containing manuscript "A
Valediction for Joyce…"
-manuscript fragment "What dire offence…"
-thirteen page manuscript relating to number-grid
verse poems on From Cliché to Archetype
-letterhead with manuscript fragment ("why pluck is
the most important word in Shakespeare")
-letterhead with manuscript fragment ("The
evolutionist")
-manuscript page listing several book titles, call
number, page references and prices
-manuscript fragment beginning "But the more I
see…"
-ms fragment beginning "I cannot let you make up
my unfundable poetry…" [possible draft of letter to
Lisa Potvin, see 95-131-428]
-manuscript fragment beginning "Kuhn's proposal"
6
114
Loose manuscript papers:
-examination booklet with manuscript fragment on
cover ("Is history's tom harrowing into cut-grass")
-manuscript fragment beginning "you but whore"
(recto and verso)
-manuscript "Riddle/Saga hwaet id hatte"
-examination booklet with manuscript fragments
relating to Gramsci x 3
-examination booklet stapled to envelope titled
"Poems to Donna Gruhlke"
-examination booklet beginning "The Browning
monologue"
-examination booklet titled "The sweet sex life of
alice in ann of green gableland"
-examination booklet beginning "We looked
through a keyhole…"
-twelve loose examination booklet pages containing
manuscript drafts of WW's examination questions
-two manuscript pages relating to WW's thoughts
on Tristram Shandy
-manuscript fragment beginning "erosion is
beautiful…"
-manuscript fragment beginning "portrait of 20c
167
Ca. 1970's, 1980's
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
woman"
-manuscript fragment beginning "today is Monday"
-manuscript fragment beginning "George what a
wonderful…"
-six manuscript pp "Re the gang of six"
-manuscript fragments and booklet all beginning
"but oh how sharper than a beaver's tooth…"
-seven stapled manuscript pages beginning "Found
Marian Engel's…"
-manuscript fragment beginning "Old woman…"
-examination booklet titled "Cockcrow and other
plays, 1962/1969
-manuscript fragment with stapled card beginning
"Fables of moral indignation"
-four stapled manuscript pages beginning "Today
rose…"
-manuscript fragment beginning "There was an old
man"
-manuscript fragment beginning "dolorosamente"
6
115
Loose manuscript papers:
Ca. 1970's, 1980's
-three split envelops with manuscript draft of "Short
Story"
-two stapled manuscript pages beginning "There
was an old man from Ontario"
-nine manuscript pages beginning "you hate me…"
(recto and verso, with drawing of Daphne Marlatt)
-advertisements with manuscript Fragment on
Sophocles" Oedipus plays
-examination booklet beginning "Ken AgrellSmith"
-examination booklet beginning "What is space"
-Canada Council bulletin titled "Collected Poems"
-grid-lined notepad pages with manuscript drafts of
"Pome of Laforgue," "Jenny Blake's pome of the
albatross," and Poem for May 1 1987"
-envelope with manuscript draft of "riddle/say what
I am called"
-manuscript of "Jenny Blake's poem of autumn"
-manuscript fragment beginning" I informed him…"
-examination booklet beginning "Dear Norman"
168
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
-manuscript fragment beginning "I think the
taxpayer"
-manuscript titled "Wilfred Watson : Cockcrow and
other plays"
-manuscript with drawings of "The Shirt of Nessus"
-manuscript fragment beginning "It would be too
simple"
-manuscript fragment beginning "There is a great
deal more to learn from Shakespeare"
-examination booklet beginning "Does the flag…"
-manuscript fragment beginning "Jenny Blake re
Robertson Davies"
-manuscript fragment beginning "Gods and other
mortals"
6
116
Loose manuscript papers:
Ca. 1970's, 1980's
-manuscript fragment on letterhead ("The
automobile…")
-ms "Haiku for July 20"
-manuscript "The English Haiku"
-manuscript fragment beginning "The Barbara of
Seville"
-manuscript of "Haiku" ("Marshall McLuhan")
-manuscript of "Haiku" ("The extension of
mankind")
-manuscript of "Haiku for a bestiary"
-examination with manuscript "Haiku" ("Every
revolution reinvents the world")
-manuscript "Haiku for July 20/69"
-manuscript "Haiku July 27"
-manuscript "Hyku for Patricia Marchand"
-manuscript "Haiku" ("Every technology…")
-manuscript "At the scene of the accident"
-manuscript fragment on letterhead beginning
"auditory space"
-examination booklet with manuscript
"riddle/machine"
-manuscript fragment beginning "Reason is full of
…"
-ms of "Poem" ("There were two sisters")
-manuscript fragments beginning "invented number169
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
grid verse form as a successor to blank verse"
-manuscript fragment beginning "The technology
…")
-examination booklet with manuscript of "The
haircut"
-examination booklet with manuscript of "riddle"
("I am a cat")
-manuscript fragment beginning "MM and the
technology of verse"
-manuscript fragment on verso of letterhead
beginning "of all the lonely…"
-manuscript fragment beginning "nothing
sweeter…"
-manuscript fragment beginning "The twin
nieces…"
-examination booklet beginning "Note: It is to the
school of fine arts at Banff…"
-examination booklet beginning "the triple myth"
-manuscript fragment beginning "the word is the
common sense…"
-manuscript fragment beginning "In the beginning
was the word"
-two manuscript pages titled "Who mothered
modern poetry"
-manuscript fragment beginning "Hadn't they, busy
people as they were…"
-manuscript fragment on "Leda" letterhead
beginning "I am…"
6
117
Grid-lined notepad titled "The poetry and plays of
Wilfred Watson as told to Lisa Potvin"
n.d.
6
118
Typescript fragments:
-contents page for unpublished Selected Poems (?)
-title page to "The girl who lived in a glass box"
-fragment beginning "I find that there are many…"
-fragment for Mass on cowback table of contents
-carbon of unidentified number-grid verse poem, 2
pp. (p.2 begins: "submit but my identity")
-blank number-grid verse grid
-blank HIKU grid (recto and verso)
Ca. 1970's, 1980's
170
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
-page 2 of an unidentified number-grid verse poem
("from them")
-page 2 of an unidentified number-grid verse poem
("match the flagrant")
-page 14 of "NGV and notation", with manuscript
notes on verso
-page 79 beginning "Incomparable Death"
-page 3 from unidentified story/play/article ?
-fragment, possibly by WW, titled "Review of
Harrowhouse"
-minutes of University of Alberta Playwriting
Committee meeting
6
119
Manuscript fragments undersized (21 items)
n.d.
6
120
Reviews by Wilfred Watson:
-typescript draft of review of Marian Engel The
Glassy Sea
-"Kiyooka, Lent, Humphreys" - copy-edited
typescript
-"Kiyooka, Lent, Humphreys" - original typescript
-tidetables over which is written manuscript draft of
an unpublished autobiographical introduction to
Wilfred Watson Collected Plays
-offprint review of Understanding Media: The
Extensions of Man by Marshall McLuhan, 1964 and
review of The Anniversaries, edited by Frank
Manley 1963
1963, 1964, n.d.
6
121
Miscellaneous manuscript notes on cigarette
packages
Ca. 1980's
6
122
Miscellaneous manuscript notes on cigarette
packages
Ca. 1980's
6
123
Miscellaneous manuscript notes on cigarette
packages
Ca. 1980's
6
124
Miscellaneous manuscript notes on cigarette
packages
Ca. 1980's
171
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
6
125
Miscellaneous manuscript notes on cigarette
packages
Ca. 1980's
7
126
Miscellaneous manuscript notes on cigarette
packages
Ca. 1980's
7
127
Miscellaneous manuscript notes on cigarette
packages
Ca. 1980's
7
128
Miscellaneous manuscript notes on cigarette
packages
Ca. 1980's
7
129
Miscellaneous manuscript notes on cardboard
Ca. 1980's
7
130
Miscellaneous manuscript notes on cardboard
Ca. 1980's
7
131
Large series of aphorisms, wordplays, etc. by WW
on cardboards; some with drawings
1980's
7
132
Lists of books to read
n.d.
7
132A
Two brief academic papers written by WW re
Marshall McLuhan
n.d.
2.7 Publications
Box # File #
Description
Date
"The Fifth Commandment: Some Allusions to Sir
Robert Filmer's Writings in Tristram Shandy"
(reprint) 1940
"The Queen of Tarts" in Contemporary Verse,
Number 38, Summer 1952, pp. 18-19
"An admiration for Dylan Thomas" in Fiddlehead,
February 1954
"A Contempt for Dylan Thomas" in The Paris
Review, Summer 1955
1940, 1952, 1954,
1955
Acc. #95-131
7
133
172
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
7
133A
"The Ballad of Mother and Son" in The Paris
Review, no. 10, Fall 1955, pp. 50-52
"Graveyard on a Cliff of White Sand" in The
London Magazine, August 1955, Vol. 2, no. 8, pp.
24-25
1955
7
134
"The Lice" in Prism, Fall 1960, pp. 34-37 (two
copies)
1960
7
135
"Interstructuralization in Drama and the other arts"
in Thought from the Learned Societies 1961
Poems by Wilfred Watson in Prism 2:2, winter
1961
1961
7
136
"Interstructuralization in Drama and the other arts"
in Humanities Association Bulletin, Winter 1962;
two copies
1962
7
137
"Pomes by Jenny Blake" in Humanities Association
Bulletin, Fall 1963; two copies
1963
8
138
"Tarquin, the Master-Mistress and the Dark Lady--"
in Humanities Association Bulletin, Autumn 1964;
offprint of same article interleaved; two copies of
Bulletin
1964
8
139
Wail for Two Pedestals in Humanities Association
Bulletin, Fall 1965; three offprints of Wail for Two
Pedestals
1965
8
140
"Collage" in The Literary Review, VIII:4, Summer
1965, pp. 503-510; with additional photocopy
Interview with WW about the Yardbird Suite in
Inside, No. 1, Vol. II
1965, 1960's
8
141
"Seven Variations" and "The Lions" in Pumpjack,
No. 1, June 1966, pp. 12-14; two copies
1966
8
142
"Tarquin, the Master-Mistress, and the Dark Lady:
The Role of the Poet in Shakespeare's Sonnets" in
1968
173
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Of Several Branches, eds. Gerry McCaughey and
Maurice Legris, University of Toronto Press, 1968
8
143
"Marshall McLuhan's Centre for Culture and
Technology" in St. George's Dragon, Vol. 1, No. 3,
1968; two copies
1968
8
144
Offprints of "Response to New Media" and "Why
Pluck is the Most Important Word in Shakespeare"
in Explorations 23, November 23, 1968
1968
8
145
Galley proofs from Explorations 23, November
1968 with "Response to New Media" and "Why
Pluck is the most Important Word in Shakespeare"
1968
8
146
"Education in the Tribal/Global Village" in
Twentieth Century Literature, July 1970; two
offprints included
1970
8
147
"Towards a Canadian Theatre" in White Pelican 1.1
(1971) broadside
"Sonnet with Ragged Edges" and "Towards a
Canadian Theatre" in White Pelican, Winter 1971
1971
8
148
Poems by Wilfred Watson in White Pelican 2.4,
Fall 1972
1972
8
149
"The Canadian Fact" in White Pelican, 2.1, Winter
1972; two copies
1972
8
150
"The Lice" in Stories from Western Canada, ed.
Rudy Wiebe, Toronto: Macmillan Company of
Canada, 1972
1972
8
151
"Over Prairie Trails to the Just Society" in White
Pelican, Winter 1973; two copies
1973
8
152
Del clise al arquetipo (Spanish edition of From
Cliché to Archetype, 1973
1973
8
153
"Marshall McLuhan and multi-consciousness: The
1974
174
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Place Marie Dialogues" in Boundary 2, Fall 1974
8
154
"Myth and Counter-myth" by Sheila Watson and
Wilfred Watson's review of Encounter in White
Pelican, Winter 1974
1974
8
155
"Construction -- the coming of Robert Creely to
Vancouver…" in White Pelican 5.1, 1975
1975
9
156
"Love Shop" in NeWest Review, December 1975
Watson's Review of Roy Kiyooka transcanada
letters in NeWest Review, May 1976; two copies
1975, 1976
9
157
"I Begin with Counting" in The Canadian Forum,
Vol. LVIII, No. 685, Oct./Nov. 1978
1978
9
158
"Sisterly Satire" in NeWest Review, Vol. 4, No. 8,
April 1979
1979
9
159
"The Lice" in Not to be Taken at Night, ed. John
Robert Colombo and Michael Richardson, Toronto:
Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1981
1981
9
160
"Four Times Canada is Four" in Rainshadow:
1982
Stories from Vancouver Island, eds. Ron Smith and
Stephen Guppy, Victoria: Sone Nis Press, 1982; one
additional photocopy
9
161
"NGV as notation" in Open Letter, Spring 1982
1982
9
162
"The Lice" in West of Fiction, eds. Leah Flater,
Aritha Van Herk, Rudy Wiebe, Edmonton: NeWest
Press, 1983
1983
9
163
"NGV as notation" in The Dirty Goat, Texas Host
Publications, Inc., 1990
1990
Reviews of Wilfred Watson's Publications:
9
164
Reviews of Wilfred Watson's publications:
-review of Mass on cow back, by Jan O'Hagan,
175
1983-1994
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Grain, (1983?): 59; with envelope from Longspoon
marked Sept. 13 1983
-review of Mass on cow back, by Robert Kroetsch,
Books in Canada (January 1983): 31-2
-review of Mass on cow back, by Mark Lowey,
Calgary Herald (1983?)
-review of Mass on cow back, by Rob Scott, NeWest
Review (March 1983): 17
-review of Mass on cow back, by Candas Jane
Dorsey, Edmonton Bullet, March 25, 1983
-review of Mass on cow back, by William Rankin,
Edmonton Journal, April 30, 1983
-review of Mass on cow back, by Charles R. Steele,
Canadian Book Review Annual
-review of Gramsci x 3, by Renate Usmiani,
Canadian Book Review Annual
-review of Mass on cow back, by Colette CollombBoureau, Afram Newsletter 18 Jan 1984: 58; with
envelope from Longspoon postmarked Feb. 3 1984
-review of Gramsci x 3, Books in Canada (April
1984):15
-review of Gramsci x 3, by Dale Jacobson, North
Dakota Quarterly 52.3 (Summer 1984): 307-8
-review of Gramsci x 3, by Richard Paul Knowles,
The Fiddleheadv143 (Spring 1985): 84-7
-review of Gramsci x 3, by Ann Wilson, with
envelope from Longspoon dated Jan 18 1985
-Dictionary of Literary Biography entry on WW, by
Diane Bessai, with cover letter from Margaret Hill
(editor) dated May 15 1987
-review of Lady Taken in Adultery, by Cheryl
Hesse, The St. Albert Gazette August 26, 1987, B2
(two copies with three handbills of play, and 1987
Edmonton Fringe Schedule
-review of Poems: Collected/Unpublished/New, by
Ron Hatch, University of Toronto Quarterly 57.1
(Fall 1987): 36-7; three copies
-review of Poems, by Ray Ellenwood, Brick 33
(Spring 1988): 54-8
-review of Gramsci x 3, by Sherill Grace, Canadian
Literature: 169-70
176
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
-review of The Baie Comeau Angel and other
stories, by WH New, Canadian Literature (1994?):
5
-review of The Baie Comeau Angel, by Patricia
Donoghue, The Sunday Daily News Sept. 12 1993,
50
-review of The Baie Comeau Angel, Prairie Books
Now 1.1 (Summer 1993)
-review of The Baie Comeau Angel, by Bob
Wakulich, Calgary Herald, August 28 1993
-review of The Baie Comeau Angel, by Ayse
Tuzlak, Books in Canada (September 1993): 50,
two copies
-review of The Baie Comeau Angel, by E.E. Cran,
St. John Telegraph Journal January 15 1994
-review of The Baie Comeau Angel, by Paul
Denham, NeWest Review (April/May 1994): 32
9
165
Reviews of Wilfred Watons's plays, and occasional
book reviews - newsclippings
1950's-1980's
9
166
Newsclippings - reviews and publicity
1950's-1980's
9
167
Newsclippings - reviews and publicity
1950's-1980's
9
168
Newsclippings - reviews and publicity
1950's-1980's
177
Wilfred Watson fonds
Series 3.
Sketches/Artwork
3. Wilfred Watson, Sketches/Artwork, --1955-1990, .20 m of drawings.
Archival Description: This is a small series, but represents another source of creative
output from Wilfred Watson. Drawings, watercolors, pastel and crayon sketches, etc.
cover the papers he writes on; even the stationery he uses for letters includes photocopies
of his drawings as part of the letterhead. This series consists of 10 large sketchpads filled
with drawings; some of the sketchpads are made of construction paper, while others have
a heavier art paper composition. There are also files of loose drawings, and several files
of drawings done on smaller pieces of colored cardboard. Reference is also made in this
series to a box of drawings Watson completed to accompany his "Jenny Blake" poetry
material.
Scope and Content: The material in Series 2 consists of drawings and artwork, including
line drawings, crayon sketches, pastels, and watercolors. Wilfred Watson loved to draw;
his notebooks are filled with drawings and watercolor paintings that illustrate the material
he was working on or thoughts he wanted to visualize. Drawings and sketches are a part
of the notebooks in Series 1 and sometimes on the reverse of the writing drafts found in
Series 2. Occasionally, drawings are included with the letters he sent to Sheila Watson
and other correspondents. This series, however, is composed of the sketchbooks and files
of drawings he maintained separately from his textual material. As Shirley Neuman
writes in her description of the Watson archive: "the drawings are vigorous and
spontaneous; they often use allegorical figures to make political comments."
The series title is based on the content of the records.
A file listing follows.
178
Wilfred Watson fonds
179
Wilfred Watson fonds
Series 3
Sketches/Artwork
3. Sketches/Artwork
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
9
169
Large sketchbook
Oversize 95-131-4 Box 1
1955-early 1980's
9
170
Large sketchbook
Oversize 95-131-5 Box 1
1955-early 1980's
9
171
Large sketchbook
Oversize 95-131-6 Box 1
1955-early 1980's
9
172
Large sketchbook
Oversize 95-131-7 Box 1
1955-early 1980's
9
173
Folder of sketches and artwork (pastels, crayon,
paint); inscribed "For Sheila"
1955, 1956
9
174
Large number of sketches in pastels, watercolors,
and drawings
n.d.
9
175
Sketchbook of drawings
Oversize 95-131-1, Box 2
n.d.
9
176
Construction paper sketchbook
Oversize 95-131-2, Box 2
n.d.
9
177
Drawings, sketches and artwork (48 items)
n.d.
9
178
Drawings on yellow cardboard (27 items)
n.d.
10
179
Drawings on blue cardboard (50 items)
n.d.
10
180
Sketchpad
Oversize 95-131-3, Box 2
November 19December 1988
10
181
Sketchbook with four loose drawings and one
manuscript fragment interleaved
n.d.
180
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
10
182
Eight drawings on cardboard by WW
Oversize 95-131-4, Box 2
n.d.
10
183
One drawing on wood by WW
Oversize 95-131-5, Box 2
n.d.
10
184
Cover drawing by WW for Plays at the Iron Bridge
Oversize 95-131-6, Box 2
n.d.
10
185
Large sketchpad, with drawings
Oversize 95-131-7, Box 2
Ca. 1990
10
186
Large sketchpad, with drawings
Oversize 95-131-8, Box 2
Ca. 1990
10
187
Large sketchpad, titled August 1990 with
manuscript notes for Her Brothers' Daughters, etc.
Oversize 95-131-9, Box 2
1990
10
188
ASCII Art "Mona Lisa"
Oversize 95-131-1, Box 3
n.d.
See Also: 95-131-644, 645 (drawings for a
collection of Jenny Blake poems)
181
Wilfred Watson fonds
Series 4
Correspondence
4. Wilfred Watson, Correspondence, --1945-1998, 1.70 m of textual records.
Archival Description: The correspondence described in this series consists of letters,
cards, and notes with occasional enclosures that might include newsclippings, academic
papers, poems, and drawings; any photographs enclosed with the letters were noted and
removed to be stored separately for better conservation. The letters are arranged
alphabetically by correspondent and chronologically within each file. The correspondence
is in excellent physical condition.
Scope and Content: The material in Series 2 has been arranged according to the
following sub-series: 1) Letters sent to Sheila Watson from Wilfred Watson; 2) Letters
sent from Sheila Watson to Wilfred Watson; 3) Letters to and from Wilfred Watson's
parents; 4) Correspondence with Others and 5) Miscellaneous Correspondence.
[The following paragraph is taken from the original description to the Watson
records provided by Dr. Shirley Neuman]
Wilfred and Sheila Watson were apart for two extended periods: during the public school
term in 1951-1952 when Sheila Watson was teaching high school at Powell River, and
Wilfred Watson was teaching in the English Department at the University of Alberta
(Calgary), and again during the spring of 1956 to the spring of 1961 (with periods
together over Christmas and in the summers), when Sheila Watson was studying for her
Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and Wilfred Watson was teaching at the University of
Alberta (Edmonton). They wrote regularly, sometimes more often than once a day. Sheila
Watson destroyed most of her letters to Wilfred Watson some years ago; some 350
remain and are in this series. There are over 950 letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila
Watson which survive and are in this series. They are always substantial in the details of
daily teaching and living, but, more importantly, and most of the time, about the ongoing
intellectual life and activities of both the correspondents. These are the years when Sheila
Watson undertook important work on Wyndham Lewis, wrote most of her short stories,
and made the final alterations to The Double Hook to meet the publication suggestions of
McClelland and Stewart. They are years in which Wilfred Watson had become known for
Friday's Child, and just completed his unpublished novel, Under the Rabbit's Paw, was
engaging in the long labour to compolete his first, hihghly innovative and successful play,
Cockcrow and the Gulls, was completing and seeing performed short works such as The
Whatnot, was writing short stories and many poems, and was beginning work on The
182
Wilfred Watson fonds
Trial of Corporal Adam. The letters provide a record, and a dazzingly written one, of all
this activity as wall as the exchange of ideas between two people who both thought
intensely, creatively, and playfully.
In the sub-series of correspondence with others, there exists an impressive record of the
individuals (friends, colleagues, students, etc.) Wilfred Waton corresponded with over
many years. With some individuals there may only be one or two letters on file, while
with other individuals there are several files of letters.
The series title is based on the content of the records.
A file listing follows.
183
Wilfred Watson fonds
Series 4
Correspondence
4. Correspondence
4.1 Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
10
189
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson and
1945 Christmas cards:
-four Christmas greetings drawn by Wilfred?
Sheila? Watson on index cards, dated Dec. 25, 1945
-seventy letters from WW to SW, dating from
September 7 - December 17, 1951
1945, SeptemberDecember, 1951
10
190
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
seventy letters dating from January - April, 1952,
with the following documents attached:
 "A Sonneted Conceit for Sheila on St.
Valentine's Day, 1952; attached to typescript of
"Nocturne" ("Drown again/Drown again, o
moon")
 typescript of "Nocturne" ("From his cave, that
cave of ice"), attached to letter dated February
19, 1952
 poem "On an Ash Wednesday Hill", attached to
letter dated February 27, 1952
 "Match of Progress to Bed" (drawing and
narrative), [March 1952]
 two typescript versions of "Bathsheba" with
manuscript revisions, sent to Sheila Watson in
[March 1952]
January - April,
1952
10
190A
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
forty-five letters dating from August 16, 1956 April 21, 1957 (only some of the letters are dated)
1956-1957
10
191
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
twenty-four letters dating from November 1956 to
March 1957, with the following documents
attached:
1956-1957
184
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Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131





English 2 examination attached to February 28,
1957 letter
Typescript of poem "The Sparrows" inscribed
"For Shuswap, Wilfred" attached to March 3,
1957 letter
Typescript of poem "Poker", inscribed "For
Swp, Wcp" attached to March 14, 1957 letter
Typescript of poem "Polchuk" attached to
March 16, 1957 letter
Typescript of poem "Lines for F.M Salter"
attached to March 28, 1957 letter
10
192
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
fourteen letters dating from April 2 - May 13,
[1957], with the following documents attached:
 Canadian Players Stratford program attached to
April 7 [1957] letter
 Typescript of poem "Euridice" attached to April
11 [1957] letter
 Carbon copies of two poems, "Semele" and "A
Lullaby for Falstaff", both inscribed "To Swp"
and attached to May 13, [1957] letter
10
193
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson,
September 1957
twelve letters dating from September 13, [1957] to
September 28 [1957], with the following documents
attached:
 Carbon typescript of poem "Orpheus: his
lament" dated September 27 1957 by Sheila
Watson
10
194
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
thirty-four letters dating from October to December
1957, with the following documents attached:
 Typescript of poem "In Small Praise of John
Wain" attached to October 8, [1957] letter
 Typescript of poem "Orpheus: his one-eyed
lament" with manuscript dedication to Sheila
Watson attached to October 10, [1957] letter
 Typescript version of "Chrysanthemums"
185
April-May, 1957
October-December,
1957
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131

attached to November 4, [1957] letter
Manuscript draft of poem "Sparrows in the
Snow" attached to November 28, 1957 letter
10
195
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
twelve letters dating from January 10 - 31, 1958,
with the following documents attached:
 Typescript of two poems "The Soft Jewess" and
"The Tamarack" attached to two letters dated
January 24, [1958]
 Typescript of poem "Some Variations on a
Sentence of Yeats" attached to January 31,
[1958] letter
January 1958
10
196
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
twenty letters dating from February to March 1958,
with the following documents attached:
 Typescript of poem "Fragment" attached to
February 7 [1958] letter
 Manuscript of two poems, "The Rainy Goose"
and "The Boatman-Jay", each with a drawing
illustrating the poem and attached to February
11, [1958] letter
February-March
1958
10
197
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
seventeen letters dating from April-May 1958, with
the following documents attached:
 Typescript of poem "The Coy Mistress
Considers" with explanatory manuscript note on
first page, attached to April 5, 1958 letter
 Poem "Song of the Work of the Nightingale"
attached to April 9, 1958 letter
April-May, 1958
10
198
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
seventeen letters dating from May 1 - June 5, 1958
May-June, 1958
10
199
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
eight letters dating from August 21 - August 31,
1958
August 1958
186
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
10
200
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
twenty-four letters dating from September 1 - 30,
1958
September 1958
11
201
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
fourteen letters dating from October 1-25, 1958,
with the following documents attached:
 Letter from unidentified Vancouver
correspondent to Sheila Watson, attached to
October 1, 1958 letter
 Poem "The Hawk" attached to October 8, 1958
letter
 (in the October 24th letter the finishing of
Cockcrow is recorded)
October 1958
11
202
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
thirteen letters dating from October-November,
1958, with the following documents attached:
 Dialogue from Cockcrow attached to November
8, 1958 letter
 Drawings, attached to November 11, 1958 letter
October November
1958
11
203
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
twelve letters dating from January - April, 1959
January April 1959
11
204
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
twenty letters dating from May - June, 1959, with
the following documents attached:
 Typescript of poem "Mr. Mandel's aerialists"
attached to May 19 1959 letter
May-June 1959
11
205
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
thirteen letters dating from September 9-30, 1959
September 1959
11
206
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
twenty-five letters dating from October 2 - 31,
1959, with the following documents attached:
 Manuscript copy of poem by C.S. Edwards
inscribed "For Mrs. Watson", and attached to
October 14 letter
October 1959
187
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131

Typescript of poem "A Christmas Tragedy"
attached to October 19 letter
11
207
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
twenty-four letters dating from November 2 - 30,
1959
November 1959
11
208
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
eleven letters dating from December 1 - 15, 1959
December 1959
11
209
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
fifteen letters dating from January, 1960
January 1960
11
210
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
eighteen letters dating from February 1 - 28, 1960,
with the following documents attached:
 Typescript carbon of four pp. poem "The Other
Mother/or alma mater dolorosa" with some
manuscript notes, attached to February 16 letter
 Typescript carbon of poem "Good Friday
Lecture" attached to February 17 letter
February 1960
11
211
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
twenty-seven letters dating from March 1 - 30, 1960
March 1960
11
212
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
twenty-one letters dating from April 1 - 29, 1960,
with the following documents attached:
 Typescript of poem "Poem for my birthday in
May", attached to April 13 letter
April 1960
11
213
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
twenty-eight letters dating from May 2 - 31, 1960,
with the following documents attached:
 Typescript of poem "Artificial Flowers",
attached to May ? (first letter) in file
 Typescript of poem "A mask for Jack Shadbolt"
with comments by author in manuscript,
attached to May 2 letter
 Typescript of poem "Good Friday Lecture"
May 1960
188
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
attached to May 6 letter
12
214
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
thirty letters dating from June 1 - 30, 1960, with the
following documents attached:
 Typescript of poem "This Face you Wear"
attached to June 2 letter
 Clippings attached to June 12 letter
June 1960
12
215
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
twenty-two letters dating from July 1 - 28, 1960
July 1960
12
216
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson; nine August 1960
letters dating from August 2 - 10, 1960, with the
following documents attached:
 Typescript carbon of draft of poem "A Masque
for Jack Shadbolt" attached to August 3 letter
12
217
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson; nine September 1960
letters dating from September 20 - 30, 1960
12
218
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
October 1960
thirty letters dating from October 1 - 31, 1960, with
the following documents attached:
 Typescript of poem ""Retrospective Lampoon
for Jack Shadbolt" attached to October 8 letter
 Typescript carbon of poem "Christ and Krishna"
attached to October 26 letter
12
219
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
twenty-seven letters dating from November 1 - 29,
1960, with the following documents attached:
 Drawing attached to November 4 letter
12
220
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson; nine December 1960
letters dating from December 2 - 12, 1960
12
221
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
seventeen letters dating from January 9 - 31, 1961
January 1961
12
222
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
February 1961
189
November 1960
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
twenty-one letters dating from February 1 - 28,
1961
12
223
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
twenty-six letters dating from March 1 - 31, 1961
March 1961
12
224
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
twenty-two letters dating from April 5 - 30, 1961
April 5 - 30, 1961
12
225
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
sixteen letters dating from May 2 - 19, 1961
May 2 - 19, 1961
12
226
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
eleven letters dating from May 31 - June 23, 1961
May 31 June 23,
1961
12
227
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
Ca. 1957-1958
eighteen letters, with incomplete or no dates and
with no postmarked envelopes, from the period
1957-1958; attached to one is a typescript of a
poem, "The Jackass" and to another the schedule for
Sheila Watson's Ph.D. comprehensive papers.
13
228
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
thirty-three letters, with incomplete or no dates and
with no postmarked envelopes, from the period
November 1956 to May 1961
13
229
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
May 1956 - May
thirty-three letters, with incomplete or no dates and 1961
with no postmarked envelopes, from the period May
1956 to May 1961
13
230
Letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson;
seventeen letters, with incomplete or no dates and
with no postmarked envelopes, from the period
November 1956 to May 1961; with the following
documents attached:
 Typescript of draft of poem "Some Lines on
William Blake" attached to "Monday" letter
(first letter in file)
 Typescript draft of poem "The Other Mother"
190
November 1956 May 1961
November 1956 May 1961
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
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attached to "Sunday" letter (second letter in file)
Typescript of poem "Vilanico-Green Grows the
Grass" attached to Friday September 5 letter
Typescript draft of poem "Christ and Krishna"
attached to "Wednesday" letter (fourth letter)
Typescript carbon of poem "The Hawk"
attached to "Thursday" letter (fifth letter)
Typescript carbon of poem "The day of
judgement" attached to Tues. March 4 letter
Typescript carbon of poem "Mask for Jack
Shadbolt" attached to "Thursday" letter (seventh
letter)
A group of satirical pieces and quotations filed
by Sheila Watson with letters from WW,
evidently sent her by him; includes
"BBB" [Bruckman Bed Board}; typescript
"Milton Acorn" from Moment Magazine, n.d.
signed AWP, 2 pp.;
Typed sheet of citations from Alfred Kazin;
"The mystery of Gertrude Stein", with note from
WW to SW;
Typescript of satirical "Limerick on Work in
Progress", signed [in Wilfred Watson's hand] P.
Wyndham Lewis, with written note on top,
"Here is a Lewis manuscript you might care to
have. WW"
Seven point satirical piece with drawing about
Jay MacPherson and James Reaney, in
connection with Watson's "Manifesto for Beast
Poetry" [unlikely this is by Watson himself]
Drawing of head of a giraffe, with handwritten
note by WW
Line drawing of lion and seal, by WW, titled [or
signed?] "Ashley and Crippen", with note in
French beneath
Three envelopes with drawings
Birthday card from WW to SW, with note
Line drawing with note from WW re "vision of
the pheasant-like a doe"
191
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
13
231
Three undated letters from Wilfred Watson to
Sheila Watson
Ca. 1963
13
232
Two letters from Wilfred Watson to Sheila Watson,
late 1960's
Late 1960's, July
29, 1969
4.2 Sheila Watson to Wilfred Watson
Box # File #
Description
Date
1949, 1956
Acc. #95-131
13
233
Letters from Sheila Watson to Wilfred Watson;
included in this file is one watercolour, one
newsclipping, and a letter dated September 5 [1956]
13
234
Letters from Sheila Watson to Wilfred Watson; nine 1957-1963
letters, dated from 1957-1963
13
235
Letters from Sheila Watson to Wilfred Watson;
sixty-nine undated letters and four loose pages
Ca. 1956-1961
13
236
Letters from Sheila Watson to Wilfred Watson;
ninety-three undated letters written between 1956
and 1961; included is a one watercolor portrait of
Wilfred Watson (November 1955)
1955, 1956-1961
13
237
Letters from Sheila Watson to Wilfred Watson;
fifty-five letters and six pp. fragments; all are dated
by the day of the week and internal evidence
suggests that all belong to the period 1960-61 when
Sheila Watson was in Toronto and Wilfred Watson
in Edmonton.
Ca. 1960-1961
13
238
Letters from Sheila Watson to Wilfred Watson;
Ca. 1960-1961
sixty letters; all are dated by the day of the week
and internal evidence suggests that all belong to the
period 1960-61 when Sheila Watson was in Toronto
and Wilfred Watson in Edmonton.
192
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
13
239
Letters from Sheila Watson to Wilfred Watson;
Ca. 1960-1961
sixty letters; all are dated by the day of the week
and internal evidence suggests that all belong to the
period 1960-61 when Sheila Watson was in Toronto
and Wilfred Watson in Edmonton.
4.3 Wilfred Watson's Parents
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
13
240
Correspondence from Frederick and Louisa Watson, 1952, 1959
Wilfred Watson's parents, to Wilfred Watson; four
letters, dated in the 1950's
13
241
Correspondence from Frederick and Louisa Watson, 1960-1962
Wilfred Watson's parents, to Wilfred Watson;
twenty letters, dating from 1960-1962
13
242
Correspondence from Frederick and Louisa Watson, 1964-1970
Wilfred Watson's parents, to Wilfred Watson;
fifteen letters, dating from 1964-1970; included is a
bill from Westwood Funeral Home for Mr.
Watson's funeral on October 15, 1970
4.4 Correspondence - Others
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
13
243
Catherine Ackroyd
-Christmas card
December 16, 1993
193
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
13
244
Harry Adaskin
August 4, 1959
-one letter with attached program of Vancouver
International Festival, and review of program which
included Milla Andrew singing four songs
composed by Robert Turner to poems from Friday's
Child
13
245
Alberta Culture
-carbon copy of letter of support for "Number Grid
Kids" application for funding
October 12, 1978
13
246
Brenda Anderson
-one letter with attached newspaper clipping
January 24, 1972
13
247
Roland and Brigitte Anderson
-four letters
April - October
1968
13
248
R.N. Anderson (Dean, Faculty of Education,
University of Lethbridge)
-one letter
February 17, 1978
13
249
Ann Angus
-four letters
1957, 1883-1986
13
250
Arts Canada
-one letter from Anne Brodzky, Arts Canada
January 15, 1967
13
251
Arts Council of Britain and Royal Society for the
Encouragement of the Arts…
-certificate of election to fellowship in the Royal
Society for the Encouragement of the Arts,
Manufactures and Commerce
-letter from Eric White, Assistant Secretary, Arts
Council of Britain; attached is a copy Poetry Book
Society Bulletin
-announcement of Arts Council Poetry Prizes
1956
194
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
30/7/56 (including Watson's prize)
13
252
Heesoon Bai
-handmade greeting card
December 16, 1975
13
253
Brian Baillie (Studio Theatre)
-two letters re Gramsci x 3
1985
13
254
Terry Barber
-two letters
[1972, 1973]
13
255
Douglas Barbour and Sharon Barbour
-one postcard and three Christmas cards
1980, 1983, 1993,
1994
13
256
Dorothy Bazett
-three letters
[1965]
13
257
Nancy Beaty
-five letters
1983-1984
13
258
Henry Beisel
-two letters re Edge
April 16, 1963
13
259
Beloit Poetry Journal
-one letter, attaching carbon copy of WW's "And
Should She Ask"
October 26, 1953
13
260
Berkman Family
-Christmas card
December 14, 1983
13
261
Diane Bessai and Carl Bessai
-twenty-one letters, dating from 1978-1991, with
the following documents attached:
--clipping of column by Myrna Kostash attached to
June 5, 1980 letter (DB to WW)
--draft of Wilfred Watson entry for Dictionary of
Literary Biography attached to May 19, 1981 letter
1978-1991
195
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
DB to WW)
--two drafts of the beginning of a letter re Sharon
Pollock's Blood Relations attached to December 19,
1981 letter (WW to DB)
--two drafts of the beginning of a letter re Sharon
Pollock's Blood Relations attached to February 5,
1982 letter (WW to DB)
--"Wilfred Watson" in Dictionary of Literary
Biography (end of file)
13
262
Diane Bessai
-nine letters (including one Christmas card and
three greeting cards)
1981-1983, 19901993, 1998
13
263
Carl Bessai
-one Christmas card and one letter
1993, n.d.
13
264
Tom Bessai
-christening announcement for Santiago Thomas
Bessai [1996]; condolence card
[1996], February
12, 1998
13
265
E.D. Blodgett
-two Christmas cards, one with enclosed poem
1983, 1991
13
266
Anne Blott
-three letters with Igor Stravinsky interview
attached to September 20, 1995 letter
1995, 1997, 1998
13
267
George Blott
-one letter
September 20,
1995
13
268
Stewart Blott
-four letters, c.v. attached to April 4, 1992 letter
1969, 1974, 1992
14
269
Pauline Boote
1984-1996
-fourteen letters, five postcards, one Christmas card;
attached photographs moved to Series 8, Box 24,
196
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
#40
14
270
Pauline and Maurice Boote
-six letters, one undated and written on back of
poster [1970's]; one poem (sent Oct. 19 1976); one
postcard and attached photocopy of 1976 design by
PB; photographs moved to Series 8, Box 24, #58
Ca. 1976-1991
14
271
Neville Braybrooke, Editor, The Wind and the Rain
-one letter
October 15, 1953
14
272
J. Bricker
-one letter re home purchase
May 17, 1962
14
273
Connie Brissenden, Canadian Theatre Centre,
Toronto
-one letter with two attached "Author Information"
sheets
April 28, 1972
14
274
Colin Browne (School of Writing, David Thompson 1982, 1984
University Centre)
-two letters
14
275
Patricia and John Bruckman
-six letters; attached materials re Tristram Shandy
project
1960, 1984, n.d.
14
276
Elizabeth Brunskill
-one letter
July 18, 1950
14
277
Frank Bueckert
-two letters
1967, 1969
14
278
Ruth Calder
-copy of play by Ruth Calder sent to WW, Mary's
Soul (n.d.); condolence card
n.d., February 11,
1998
197
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
14
279
Canada Council
-twenty-one letters from Canada Council
representatives including Peter Dwyer, Ann Coffin,
Lillian Breen, Naim Kattan, Helen Hodgson, Kathy
Berg, and Kathy Benzekri; includes notification of
WW's Senior Arts Award (March 30 1977)
1963-1980
14
280
Canada Council
-thirty letters from Canada Council representatives
including Kathy Benzekri, Maynard Collins, Robert
Kennedy, Gwen Hoover, and Ellen Pierce; includes
"Aid to Artists" enclosure with December 2 1985
letter; a partial draft of assessment of Wittgenstein
Elegies (WW to Canada Council); draft of
manuscript assessment of John Riddell Transitions
(from WW) and draft assessment of manuscript by
Helen Humphreys (WW to Canada Council)
1981-1988
14
281
Canadian Art (Paul Arthur)
-one letter
August 2, 1963
14
282
Canadian Authors Association
-two letters, to and from Don Thomson
May 1962
14
283
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
-four letters and two telegrams from Robert
Weaver, Robert Turner, and Paul Wright of the
CBC
1957-1962
14
284
Canadian Literature
-eighteen letters with George Woodcock (Editor,
CL), W.H. New (Editor, CL), and Beverly
Westbrook (Business Manager, CL)
1959-1985
14
285
Canadian University Theatre Association (John
Terfloth)
-one letter
June 20, 1968
198
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
14
286
Canadian Who's Who
-one letter with enclosures
Sept 12, 1992
14
287
Bob and Gwen Carmichael
-one letter
May 18, 1971
14
288
Richard Cavell
-one letter
January 11, 1988
14
289
John Chalmers
-two letters
July 1979
14
290
Don Chapin
-two letters, one Christmas card
1995, 1998
14
291
Christian Drama Council of Canada
-four letters; copy of Christian Drama Council of
Canada "General Specifications for a Centennial
Play'; WW's "Proposal for a Centennial Play"
1965
14
292
Joan Church
-draft fragment (WW to JC)
n.d.
14
293
Fred Clandfield
-six letters
1961-1963, 1968
14
294
Kit Clare (MacMillan's)
-one letter
April 18, ?
14
295
Kenneth Clark (British Arts Council)
-one telegram
June 27, 1956
14
296
Marjorie Clark
-one letter
February 4, 1998
14
297
Jude and John Clarke
1990
199
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
-two letters; enclosed Ann Kipling Catalogue
moved to Oversize 95-131-12, Box 3
14
298
Patricia Clements
-two letters
1981, 1993
14
299
Coach House Theatre (Toronto)
-five letters with Agatha Leonard, Pamela
Beckwith, and Michael Tait of Coach House
Theatre
1962-1963, 1967,
14
300
Mort Cohn
-five letters; poems, gallery notice and notes on
Spencer and Joyce attached to correspondence
1974-1978
14
301
Helen Collensen
-two letters
July, August 1983
14
302
John Robert Colombo
-four letters, one postcard
1969, 1981, 1986
14
303
Copyright registrations of plays by WW
-of "Faith, Let the Modest Matrons" (October 9
1946); "Counting Re/Counting" (July 25 1978) and
"Gramsci" (August 30 1978)
1946, 1978
14
304
Jim Corrigan
-one letter
November 7, 1982
14
305
Robert Corrigan
-two letters
1962
14
306
Ken Coryland (Stage South/East Ottawa)
-one letter
August 25, ?
14
307
Ken Coupland
-two letters with attachment re ideas for production
1964
200
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
of Corporal Adam
14
308
Jim Coutts
-draft letter (WW to JC)
October 1, 1986
14
309
Adam Crawley
-three letters
1951, 1952
14
310
Susan Crean, Canadian Forum
-draft fragment with enclosure (WW to SC)
n.d.
14
311
Duane Credico
-one letter
June 3, 1974
14
312
Crux Magazine
-letter from Frederic Vanson (Editor, CM)
December 6, 1953
14
313
Dr. and Mrs. J.P. Cutts
-two letters, one birth announcement
1960, 1961
14
314
Jim Daley
-one letter
May 4, 1979
14
315
Bud D'Amur
-one letter, one postcard
n.d., January 21,
1986
14
316
Roy Daniells
-eleven letters, one telegram
1950-1965
14
317
Alison Davies
-six letters
1983-1986, 1989
14
317A
William Deacon
-one letter
July 2, 1956
14
318
Jan de Bruyn (Prism)
-one letter
May 28, 1959
201
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
14
319
Descant magazine
-invitation with handwritten note from Managing
Editor
n.d.
14
320
Lila Dicken
-two letters
1964, 1965
14
320A
Kildare Dobbs
-draft of letter (WW to KD)
April 16, 1961
14
321
Merle Doherty
-two letters
n.d., 1972
14
322
Dominion Drama Festival
-four letters with Vida Peens (Drama Festival),
Heather McCallum (Toronto Public Library), and
Dorothy Madge (Windsor Public Library)
1962, 1965
14
323
Candace Jane Dorsey
-draft of letter (WW to CJD)
April 12 1990
14
324
Dorothy Dowlan
-one letter
n.d.
14
325
Deane Downey
-one letter
July 9, 1974
14
326
Joanne Ducharme
-unposted fair copy?, draft? (WW to JD)
n.d.
14
327
Lloyd Duchemin (Chair of English, Mount Allison
University)
-three letters
October 1964
14
328
Allen Dueck
-two letters
1973, 1974
202
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
14
329
Doreen [Watson] Dunning
-ten letters
1960-1961, 1970
14
330
Joan [Dunning] [Linn] Jennings (Wilfred Watson's
niece)
-twenty-nine letters; includes results of an activity
for using number-grid verse to teach disabled
students (July 13, 1973); photographs moved to
Series 8, Box 24, #28
1960-1990
14
331
John and Jane Anne Dunning and family
-three letters, two Christmas cards, condolence card
1960, 1961, 1981,
1984, 1998
14
332
Edmonton City Performing and Creative Arts
Award Committee (G.N. Strickland)
-one letter
March 12, 1973
14
333
The Edmonton Journal
-carbon of letter (from WW)
April 19, 1979
14
334
Caterina Edwards
-one letter
n.d.
14
335
C.S. Edwards
-one letter
n.d.
14
336
Mr. A. Elder
-correspondence re R. Harvey thesis; includes
Harvey's thesis proposal and related letter from A.
Elder
1972, 1973
14
337
Ray Ellenwood
-five letters
1987-1988
14
338
Gilian Espinasse
-one letter
October 29, 1958
203
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
14
339
Betty Evans
-one letter
October 30, 1963
14
340
Kenneth Evans
-one letter
May 8, 1968
14
341
Ronald Evans (Toronto Telegram)
-one telegram, one letter
1963
14
342
Explorations
-one letter from James Feeley, April 30 1968
-copy of "Well, I'll be a Monkey's Uncle" by
Richard Racey with draft comments by WW
-copy of "Speed Reading and Changing
Consciousness" by R.D. Berg with draft comments
by WW
-copy of review by R.D. Berg of Through the
Vanishing Point
-copy of paper by James Feeley, "A Shift in the
Bias: Plato and McLuhan" and a draft letter of
response from WW
1968
14
343
Department of External Affairs
-correspondence with the Royal Society of Canada,
President Stewart (UofA), and James Whidden
(Bursar, UofA); includes notice of Overseas Award
from External Affairs to WW, May 6 1955
1955-1956
14
344
Faber and Faber Ltd. Publishers
-correspondence with Peter de Santoy, Charles
Montieth, T.S. Eliot, Valerie Fletcher, Violette
Fleur, L.R. Simmons, and Liza Wyatt; includes
Memorandum of Agreement and contract for
Friday's Child and an enclosed request from Robert
Turner for permission to set WW's poems to music
(July 1973)
1955-1957, 1967,
1973
204
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
14
344A
George Gray Falle
-Christmas card
December 5, 1983
14
345
Fanshawe College (Aidan Spiller)
-two letters
November 1968
14
346
Farrar Straus and Cudahy Publishers
-one letter
November 2, 1956
14
347
Fiddlehead magazine (Fred Cogswell, Editor)
-two letters
1953, 1954
14
348
Don Flahiff
-Christmas card
December 15, 1983
14
349
Fred Flahiff
-five letters, includes enclosed obituaries of SW
from The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail
1982, 1986, 1989,
1998
14
350
Michael and Mary Flahiff
-one letter, one greeting card
n.d., 1986
14
351
James Flannery
-one letter
May 10, 1968
14
352
Emma Flint
-three letters
1961
14
353
Isabelle Ford
-five letters
1967-1968
14
354
Jean-Pierre Fournier
-five copies of draft typescript (WW to JPF)
n.d.
14
355
Jorge Frascara
-sixty-four letters; includes drawings, an
1982-1990
205
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
accompanying letter from Shirley Neuman attached
to the June 28, 1985 letter; and an enclosed
typescript by JF (Oct. 30, ??)
15
356
Dorothy Fraser
-five letters with attached clipping from The Globe
and Mail about WW (February 13, 1989)
n.d., 1955, 1959,
1989
15
357
Sylvia Fraser
-five letters, one Christmas card
1982 - 1986
15
358
Northrup Frye
-one letter
April 30, 1979
15
359
Gage publishers
-three requests to reprint poems
1982
15
360
Greg Gatenby
-six letters; attachments with August 17, 1979 letter
1979-1988
15
361
James Gilhooly
-one card, two postcards
1980, 1981
15
362
Robert Gill, Hart House Theatre
-one letter
April 16, 1962
15
363
Glenbow Museum
-eight letters re Shadbolt exhibit, including loan
agreement, shipping forms, travel insurance, and
invitation
1991-1993
15
364
Government of Alberta (C. Les Usher, Special
Adviser to the Minister of Culture)
-one letter with enclosure
April 24, 1980
15
365
Government of British Columbia
-one letter re Pharmacare
June 19, 1984
206
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
15
366
Letters to WW on receipt of Governor General's
medal for poetry
-President Stewart (UofA)
R. Hilton Smith (GG Committee)
1956
15
367
Sherrill Grace
-four letters; a description of the Lowry letter
project and an essay on editing Lowry's letters
attached to September 25 1989 letter
1986, 1989, 1991
15
368
Sherrill and John Grace
-five greeting cards
1991-1998
15
369
John Gray (Macmillans)
-three letters
1961
15
370
Lucy Gray
-one letter
January 27, 1958
15
371
G.P. Greenwood
-one draft? Unposted fair copy? (WW to GPG)
October 28, 1986
15
372
Donna Gruhlke
1967, 1981-1995
-seventeen letters and cards, including the following
attachments:
--program of Gruhlke and Montalbetti reading
Watson poetry
--handbill March 25 1982
--handbill for Sorrowful Canadians performance
attached to February 13 1983 letter
-photographs removed (See Series 8, Box 24, #44
15
373
Ralph Gustafson
-two letters
1957, 1959
15
374
Stefan Haag
1991-1992
207
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
-seven letters and cards, including the following
attachments:
--thesis proposal attached to July 26 1991 letter
15
375
Dick Halhed
-six letters and one Christmas card
1985-1989
15
376
Donald Hall
-three letters
n.d., 1956
15
377
Mary Hamilton
-thirteen letters and cards; newspaper clippings and
photocopy of WW's essay "McLuhan's Collective
Wordplay" attached to February 12, 1981 letter
1980-1982
15
378
Laverne Hansen
-two draft letters of reference for Laverne Hansen to
Robert Jordan (UBC); copy of poem "The Betrayal"
by L. Hansen
1977
15
379
Dick Harrison
-one letter with attached program for "The Poet and
the Critic" conference
May 16, 1969
15
379A
Rod Harvey
-one letter
September 26,
1974
15
380
Margaret Hill, Dictionary of Literary Biography
- two letters
1986, 1987
15
381
Jack Hodgkins
-one letter
February 5, 1982
15
382
Mrs. W.H. Hogg (Central Ontario Drama League)
-two letters
1965
15
383
Host Publications
December 12, 1989
208
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
-one letter re reprinting selections of Mass on cow
back
15
384
Ruth Humphrey
-ten letters
n.d.,1952, 19591960, 1967
15
385
Nigil Hunt (Editor, Theatrum)
-six typescript draft fragments (WW to NH)
September 28 October 1, 1990
15
386
Mel Hurtig
-one letter
October 7, 1970
15
387
Mr. Ingles (?)
-draft fragment? Unposted fair copy? (from WW)
n.d.
15
388
International University Consortium (Melinda
Frisch)
-one letter
June 10, 1986
15
389
Elsie Jack
-one letter
February 7, 1998
15
390
Susan Jackel
-six letters; enclosure with July 23, 1982 letter
1982-1983
15
391
Roberto and Wendy Jaen
-one letter with enclosure, one greeting card with
enclosure, and one Christmas card
1982, 1986, n.d.
15
392
Joan and Wayne Jennings
-ten letters and cards; photograph moved to 95-13128, Box 24
1983-1997
15
393
Walter H. Johns
-one letter, offering WW congratulations for his
Governor General's award
March 1, 1956
209
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
15
394
Lynne Johnson
-one letter
July 26, 1980
15
395
J.T. Jones
-four letters with copies of correspondence sent to
or about Joan C. Laird, lecturer in English at the
UfoA, July 14-18, 1958
1955, 1958-1959
15
396
Denise Kenney
-one letter
October 23, 1990
15
397
David Kent
-five letters
1987-1989
15
397A
Kenny, Denise
-one letter, with video (AV #9)
February 12, 1991
15
398
Joe Keogh
-two letters; enclosures with February 17, 1984
letter
1967, 1984
15
399
Kiyooka, Roy
-one letter (WW to RK) returned by post office;
includes crayon drawing
December 10, 1988
15
400
Carl Klinck
-one letter
July 10, 1964
15
401
Tut Kodar
-one letter
December 6, 1962
15
402
Henry and Esther Kriesel
-eight letters and cards; offprint of "Two Sisters in
Geneva" inscribed to WW
1961, 1982-1983,
1986-1987, 1993
15
403
Joan Krisch
-one letter
March 8, 1971
210
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
15
404
Robert Kroetsch
-three letters
1973-1974
15
405
T. Larsen
-one letter
January 7, 1946
15
406
Dave Lawrence
-one letter
March 3, [1995]
15
407
Sharon Lea
-six letters
1961-1964
15
408
Robert Lecker
-one letter
November 13, 1978
15
409
John Lehman (The London Magazine)
-three letters
1954-1955
15
410
John Lent
-twelve letters and cards with the following
attachments:
--six manuscripts by Lent postmarked February 19
1980
--manuscript attached to May 23 1989 letter
--photocopy of story in Event attached to June 21,
1990 letter
--poems by WW attached to December 30 ? letter
--manuscript attached to October 23 ? letter
1983-1996
15
411
Douglas LePan
-one letter
April 16, 1962
15
412
Lester & Orpen Dennys Publishers (Gena Gorrell,
Editor)
-one letter
November 12, 1981
211
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
15
413
Charles Lewson
-one letter
October 9, 1960
15
414
Dorothy Livesay
-three letters
1958
15
415
Kathy Logatueti
-two letters
1963-1964
15
416
Longspoon Press
-ten letters, including correspondence with Shirley
Neuman, Paul Hjartarson, June Charter, and Jorge
Frascara re Mass on Cow back, and Gramsci x 3;
includes royalty statements, forwarded letters, and
reviews
1983-1989
15
417
Miss McCallum (Toronto Public Library)
-draft letter (from WW)
March 13, 1965
15
418
J.A. McDonald
-six letters, one telegram, and a receipt from JMcD
to WW for loan of car (August 12 1955)
1955, 1961-1963
15
419
Brian McGugan
-condolence card
February 18, 1998
15
420
K. MacLean
-one letter
September 10,
1951
15
421
Brian and David McLellan
-three Christmas cards and one condolence card
1992, 1994, n.d.,
1998
15
422
Corinne McLuhan
-one letter with enclosure re From Cliché to
Archetype royalties and one Christmas card
1973, 1995
15
423
Marshall McLuhan
February 7, 1961
212
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
-three typescript pages from WW to MM, "Some
Notes on Canadian Literature"
See Also: WW/MM correspondence: 95-131-105108
15
424
Marshall McLuhan
-twenty-six letters with the following attached
documents:
--letter from Kenneth Evans to MM Sept. 5 1967,
copy of undated response from MM to Evans, and
attached two further letters to MM from Evans
Feb.7 1968 and Nov. 2 1968 attached to February
21, 1968 letter (MM to WW)
--newsclipping attached to May 1 1968 letter
--letter from Kenneth Evans April 22 1968 and
carbon of reply to Evans by WW May 2 1968,
attached to May 2 1968 letter (WW to MM)
--copies of three letters from Harold Ober
Publishers re From Cliché to Archetype
--two copies of a letter from MM to Claude Bissell
(University of Toronto), December 24 1968
--copy of letter of MM to Diane Bessai October 3
1974 with handwritten note from MM to WW
--copy of essay "Casting his Perils Before Swains"
--MM to WW, "Thanksgiving"
1960-1979
15
425
Millar MacLure
-two letters
March 9 [?], 1958
15
426
Juliet and Rowland McMaster and family
-one Christmas card
December 15, 1983
15
427
Trevor McNeely
-two letters
1967
15
428
Glenys McQueen-Fuentes
-three letters
1989
213
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
15
429
The Malahat Review, (Connie Rooke)
-one letter with attached copies of poems of WW
May 2, 1986
15
430
Sandra Mallet
-condolence card
February 12, 1998
15
431
Eli Mandel
-two letters; an inscribed copy to WW by EM of
EM review article "Giants, Beasts and Men in
Recent Canadian Poetry"; typescript copy of Black
and Secret Man inscribed by EM to SW and WW
1961-1963
15
432
Francis Mansbridge
-letter from FM to WW re Layton biography and
two draft versions of WW's reply, both unsigned
1994
15
433
Judith Mappin (Owner, Double Hook Bookstore,
Montreal)
-one letter
February 28, 1998
15
434
Philip Marchand
-ten letters and cards; manuscript book of bilingual
couplets and drawings by PM
1985-1998
15
435
[Janet Markham]
-five letters dated "aout" [1965], unsigned or signed
"J"
[1965]
16
436
Daphne Mariatt
-one postcard (DM to WW) and one draft
fragment? Unposted fair copy? (WW to DM)
1979, 1984
16
437
Kay Mathers
-ten letters, with enclosed newspaper clipping
(1962) and review (1983)
1960-1963, 1983
214
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
16
438
George Melnyk
-condolence card
February 11, 1998
16
439
Michael Millgate
-one letter
December 20, 1965
16
440
Barbara Mitchell
1969, 1986-1998
-fifty-three cards and letters, (including 22 postcards
sent from BM during the summer of 1986); with the
following documents attached:
--copy of letter from BM to Tom Peacocke July 7
1986, attached to July 7 1986 letter (BM to WW)
--review from Vancouver Sun of Collected Poems
attached to July 14 1986 letter (BM to WW)
--series of politically satirical poems attached to
November 25 1988 letter (BM to WW)
--post-it note on enclosed document attached to
March 21 1991 letter (BM to WW)
--enclosure with November 4 1992 letter
--attached photocopies and "construction", n.d.
--four photographs removed (95-131-37, Box 24)
16
441
Nora Mitchell
-two draft letters (WW to NM)
1989, 1991
16
442
B. Moeslein (?)
-one Christmas card
December 19, 1983
16
443
Peter Montgomery
-three letters
1972, 1981
16
444
Raymon Montalbetti
-one letter
Ca. mid-1980's
16
445
Geoffrey Moore
-two letters
1956
215
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
16
446
Robert Mumford
-two letters ; enclosures with September 24 1986
letter
1986, 1987
16
447
National Gallery of Canada
-invitation to Shadbolt Opening
November 26, 1992
16
448
Petronela Negosanu
-one letter
March 22, 1976
16
449
James Nelson
-Christmas card
December 14, 1993
16
450
Shirley Neuman
-forty-seven cards and letters, with the following
attachments:
--letter from Susan Jackel to WW and SW July 23
1982 and of WW's response July 31 1982 attached
to September 20 1982 letter (WW to SN)
--letter from Susan Jackel to SN with funding
application for actors to perform WW's work at
"Celebrations" December 17 1982
--newspaper clippings attached to October 1 1983
letter (SN to WW)
1981-1983
16
451
Shirley Neuman
-thirteen letters, with the following attachments:
--poem, "September 3rd, not quite sad…" attached
to [1984] letter (WW to SN)
--enclosures with February 22 1984 card
--enclosures with April 2 1984 card
1984
16
452
Shirley Neuman
-nineteen letters, with the following attachments:
--photocopy of letter and poem "The Trifle" from
WW to Alison White attached to April 15 1985
letter (SN to WW)
1985
216
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
--inscribed copy of "Riddle" "Hers is the beauty of
the Japanese" attached to April 28 1985 letter
16
453
Shirley Neuman
-fifty-six cards and letters with the following
attachments:
--draft of response from WW clipped to July 2 1986
letter (SN to WW)
--WW's annotations attached to April 18 [1987]
letter (SN to WW)
--drawing as a birthday card for SN and Jorge
Frascara October 1988
--poem "Stone Riddle" attached to January 4 1989
letter (WW to SN)
1986-1989
16
454
Shirley Neuman
-fifteen cards and letters with the following
attachments:
--NeWest Press to SN July 30 1992 attaching
contract for Collected Plays
--contract from NeWest Press attached to
September 8 1992 letter (SN to WW)
1990-1992
16
455
Shirley Neuman
-nineteen letters and cards with the following
attachments"
--enclosed copy of letter from SN to Lisa Potvin
attached to April 24 1995 letter (SN to WW)
--copy of "riddle" ("Troy") inscribed by WW to SN.
n.d.
--copy of "au tombeau de George Fall" inscribed by
WW to SN and Jorge Frascara, n.d.
--original typescript of 1988 Epilogue to Corporal
Adam, inscribed by WW to SN
--Photographs removed: See Series 8, Box 24, #38
1994-1996 and
undated
16
456
The New Statesman & Nation
February 5, 1954
217
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
-one letter
16
457
W.H. (Bill) New
-three letters
1986, 1992, 1993
16
458
NeWest Press
1983-1997
-Correspondence with NeWest Press staff
including: Jack Lewis (General Manager), Elizabeth
Grieve (General Manager), George [Melnyk],
Carolyn Pogue, and Kathy McLean; royalty
statements for I begin with counting, The Baie
Comeau Angel and Other Stories, and Plays at the
Iron Bridge; forwarded letter from W.H. New re
permissions and other enclosures attached to July
20 1993 letter
16
459
BpNichol
-two letters
1982, 1987
16
460
Eleanor Nichol
-condolence card
February 6, 1998
16
461
Charles Noble
-four letters
1984, 1986
16
462
Northern Lights
-"minutes of an impromptu meeting with respect to
the launching of a poetry magazine to be called
Northern Lights
May 14, 1957
16
463
Northern Review Press (John Sutherland)
-two letters with attachments: "In the Cemetery of
the Sun" and "And Should She Ask", both by WW
1953
16
464
Lenore Noujaim
-one letter
[1967]
218
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
16
465
Maureen Orten
-one letter
May 9, 1968
16
466
Gail Osachoff
-twenty-nine cards and letters; copy of Canadian
Drama article by GO attached to 1983 letter; one
photo moved to Series 8, Box 24, #33
1973-1998
16
467
Lyndal Osborne
-two letters
1986
16
468
Sue Otley
-five greeting cards
1989-1995
16
469
P.K. Page
-three letters
1980, 1984
16
470
Paris Review
-one letter from J. De Chalain, for the Editors
December 19, 1953
16
471
Brian Parker
-one letter
October 22, 1969
16
472
Harley Parker
-one letter
October 4, 1963
16
472A
Marcia Pasika
-one letter with attached copies of her poems
January 12, 1991
16
473
Graeme Patterson
-one letter
January 18, 1990
16
474
Gordon Peacock
-fifteen letters and cards, with the following
attachments:
--blind copy to WW of letter by GP to Powys
Thomas (National Theatre School), June 24 1963,
1963, 1968-1991
219
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
with manuscript note by WW to Kay Mathers
--letter to University of Alberta Senate re GP,
October 5 1989
--c.v. attached to October 14 1989 letter (GP to
WW)
--clipping attached to February 7 1991 letter
16
475
Gordon and Georgina Peacock
-seven greeting cards
1991-1995
16
476
Thomas and Judy Peacocke
-ten cards and letters, including the following
attachments:
--card from the office of Jacqueline Kennedy
attached to September 1 1964 letter (TP to WW)
--copy of a letter to TP from Paul Morrison
(Neighbourhood Playhouse), June 24 1963
--three photographs moved to Series 8, Box 24, #36
1964-1995
16
477
Jack Pecover
-ten letters
1973-1974, 1985,
1989, 1990 1998
17
478
Peter Owen Limited (Michael Levien)
-one letter
September 30,
1960
17
479
Poetry Magazine (Chicago)
-one letter with returned poem "In the Cemetery of
the Sun" by WW
November 27, 1953
17
480
Helen and Rodney Poisson
-one letter
February 11, 1998
17
481
Larry Popowich
-10 letters and cards with the following
attachments:
--copies of number-grid verse by LP attached to
letter (n.d.)
1977-1986
220
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
--manuscript"Goosesongs" attached to letter (n.d.)
17
482
Lisa Potvin
-four letters and cards
1993-1995
17
483
Prism
1959-1960, 1983
-eleven letters including correspondence with Jan de
Bruyn and John Shoutsen
17
484
Laura Prissinotti
-Christmas card
December 15, 1980
17
485
Queen's Quarterly
-one letter with returned typescript, "Lines on
Rembrandt's Painting" by WW
November 3, 1953
17
486
James Reaney
-seven letters; program for JR's The Easter Egg
with note by JR (March 2 1962)
1960-1962
17
487
Sandy Rodin
-one letter; photographs removed (see Series 8, Box
24, #39)
July 30, 1985
17
488
S.B. Rollins
-two letters (one of the letters addressed to Henry
Kreisel)
1966
17
489
M. Consuella Ross
-four letters and cards; enclosure with May 28 1982
letter
1980-1983
17
490
Royal Shakespeare Company
-letter from Garry O'Connor
May 12, 1963
17
491
Roland Ryder-Smith
-one letter
December 20, 1953
221
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
17
492
Ryerson Press, John Grant
-one letter
July 31, 1961
17
493
Saint Michael's College, University of Toronto
-invitation to conferring of honorary degree to SW
November 16, 1995
17
494
F.M. Salter
-one letter
October 7, 1956
17
495
Anthony Saroop
-one letter with attached grant application
December 10, 1968
17
496
Saturday Night
-unsigned dated rejection slip attached to copy of
WW's "To the Haleys who sent dahlias"
-unsigned dated rejection letter attached to copy of
WW's "O Canada"
n.d.
17
497
Leslie Saunders
-two letters and one Christmas card
1983, 1990
17
498
Bob Scammell
-one letter
October 8, 1960
17
499
Stephen & Maureen Scobie
-five letters and cards
1979-1981
17
500
Elaine Sebron (?)
-four cards and letters
1995, 1998
17
500A
Garnet Sedgwick
-one letter
June 23, 1947
17
501
David Sereda
-three letters; enclosed copies of WW poems
annotated for "Number Grid Kids" performance
1981-1982
222
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
attached to November 11 1981 letter
17
502
Jack Shadbolt
-fifty-six letters and cards, with the following
attachments:
--letter from Doris Shadbolt to SW and WW
enclosed with September 6 1962 letter
--letter to Mrs. Doherty (SW's mother) from JS
March 8 1971
--subscription renewal form for White Pelican
attached to July 9 1974 letter (JS to WW & SW)
--wine bottle label featuring Shadbolt reproduction
attached to May 17 1989 letter
1960-1990
17
503
H. Shandro
-one letter
March 7 1963
17
504
Christina Shannon and Linda Shannon
-seven cards; fragment (WW to CS)
17
505
Edith Sharp
-one letter
November 20, 1964
17
506
Jack Sherriff
-two letters
1969
17
507
Irma Sommerfeld
-one letter, one postcard, one condolence card
1971, 1989, 1998
17
508
Glen Sorestad
-two letters; enclosed poems by John Lent
1988
17
509
Ian [Sowton]
-one letter
Ca. Early 1960's
17
510
Linda Spalding
-one letter
November 7, 1988
223
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
17
511
David Staines
-twenty-two cards and letters
1979-1988
17
512
David Stein
-one postcard
May 21, 1971
17
513
C.R. Stelck, University Research Committee
-one letter
February 2, 1968
17
514
Donald Stephens
-greeting card
November 27, 1992
17
515
Gertrude Story
-one letter
June 30, 1964
17
516
R.H. Strachan (Macmillan of Canada)
-one letter
April 10, 1958
17
517
Ronald Sutherland
-one letter with enclosures relating to MA in
Comparative Literature at the University of
Sherbrooke
February 25, 1969
17
518
Andras Than
-one letter
September 10,
1980
17
519
Michael Tait
-four letters
1962-1963, 1990
17
520
Scott Taylor
-fourteen letters with the following attachments:
--play by ST, Sleep Talk attached to February 1976
letter
--clipping attached to April 2 1977 letter
--one cassette tape moved to AV Box 1, #1
1974-1979
224
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
17
521
Scott Taylor
-twenty-three letters with the following
attachments:
--clippings and enclosures attached with March 28
1980 letter
--two enclosed newspaper clippings attached to
August 8 1981 letter
--enclosures attached to January 30 1982 letter
--birth announcement attached to February 3, 1982
letter
--attachment with February 10 1982 letter
--number-grid verse poems by ST enclosed with
December 21, 1982 letter
17
522
Scott Taylor
1983-1984
-twenty letters with the following attachments:
--enclosures attached to April 14 1983 letter
--enclosures attached to April 26 1983 letter
--enclosures attached to July 14 1983 letter
--enclosures attached to August 14 1983 letter
--copy of letter from ST to Robert Wilson, article by
ST, and three number-grid verse poems by ST
attached to October 24 1983 letter
--enclosures attached to May 1984 letter
--typescript reviews by ST attached to July 14 1984
letter
--newspaper clipping attached to July 22 1984 letter
17
523
Scott Taylor
-forty-one letters with the following attachments:
--lecture by ST on McLuhan attached to January 31
1985 letter
--typescript article (26 pp.) by ST on WW's
Gramsci x 3
--invitation and map, n.d.
--attachment with July 8 1986 letter
--newsclipping attached to June 1 1987 letter
225
1980-1982
1985-1987
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
--copy of ST's Sacred Muzak attached to June 17
1987 letter
--letter on cardboard moved to Oversize 95-131-2
Box 3
18
524
Scott Taylor
-six letters with the following attachments:
--manuscript by ST, Le Corbusier: Man Minus
Machine Equals Mind and Alokamonet: the light
watering studio attached to March 29 1989 letter
--photographs moved to Series 8, Box 24 # 35
1989-1996
18
525
Don Theall
-one letter
December 13, 1988
18
526
Theatre Network
-one letter from Brenda Doner, General Manager
February 4, 1981
18
527
Theatrum
-one letter from Nigel Hunt
December 13, 1988
18
528
Powys Thomas (National Theatre of Canada)
-two letters
1963
18
529
Hilary and Roy Thompson
-two letters
-Photo removed, See Series 8, Box 24, #30
1974, n.d.
18
530
Paul Thompson
-two letters
1969
18
531
Paul and Hideggard Tiessen
-five letters and cards; includes carbon copy of
letter to Ronald Ayling attached to July 11 1977
letter and enclosures attached to October 19, 1995
letter
1977, 1993-1998
226
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
18
532
William Toye
-six letters
1987-1988
18
533
Tulane Drama Review, Robert Corigan
-one letter
May 9, 1962
18
534
Edwin Turner
-two letters
1963, 1969
18
534A
University of Alberta
-Correspondence, etc. relating to WW's
appointment to the University of Alberta; includes
the following documents:
--notice of Ph.D. defense, University of Toronto,
1951
--letter from H.D. Williamson re purchase of house
July 20 1962
--George Samuel to WW February 14 [?]
-annual report, 1964
--Central Research Fund grant applications, 1965 &
1967
--Promotions Committee worksheet November 1
1967
--salary letter March 21 1968
--Salary and promotions worksheet 1968
Trevor McNeilly to WW April 12 1970
--George Baldwin to Vice-President McCalla, re
journal that WW is to edit June 4 1970
--Robert White to WW June 28 1972
--Ron Ayling to W.D. Gainer, re Gail Osachoff
June 7 1978
--copies of various class assignments
1951, 1962-1978
18
535
University of Alberta
-seven letters and memoranda with individuals
including R. Mary Totman (Executive Officer,
Senate) and Paul Davenport (President); includes
1971-1972, 19891992, 1998
227
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
interdepartmental memos, invitation, and UofA
press announcement (February 1998)
18
536
University of Guelph
-one letter from G.D. Killam, Chair, English
Department
April 12, 1985
18
537
University of Regina
-one letter from R.R. Robinson, Dean of Arts
April 9, 1984
18
538
University of Toronto
-two telegrams and one letter from J.H. Sword,
Acting President
1968
18
538A
University of Toronto
-Correspondence relating to 1868-69 appointment
to Centre for Technology, University of Toronto
1968
18
539
Vancouver Sun
-draft fragment? Unposted fair copy?; typescript
fragment to Nigel Hunt on verso (from WW)
n.d.
18
540
Henry Van Rijk
-three letters with enclosures including a play script
by HVR
1983-1984
18
541
Cleo Vaughn
-one letter
December 27, 1981
18
542
Elaine Verbicky
-one letter
March 19, 1968
18
543
Viking Press (New York)
-royalty statement re From Cliché to Archetype
August 30, 1973
18
544
Village Bookshop (Barbara Munro)
-one letter
July 31, 1979
228
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
18
545
R.T. Wallace
-two letters
January 1967
18
546
Arthur Wang (Hill and Wang)
-one letter; catalogs enclosed
April 13, 1962
18
547
Doreen Watt
-four letters
1982, 1983, 1988,
n.d.
18
548
Don Wells
-one letter
December 6, 1964
18
549
Ken Welsh
-fragment (KW to WW)
n.d.
18
550
Bruce Whiteman
-draft, fragment (WW to BW)
n.d.
18
551
White Pelican
Correspondence and subscriptions, as listed:
-Theresa Quigley to WW, with attached poems
March 28 1977
-Ian Adam to WW March 5 1974
-nine poems by Miriam Mandel, 1975
-copy of short story, "Niagara" by Michael Penny
-Tom Wayman to WW with attached poem August
13 1973
-Tom Wayman to WW September 17 1973
-review of Ian Adam, Encounter, unidentified
reviewer
-three poems, unidentified author
-review of Miriam Mandel Lions at her Face,
unidentified reviewer
-review of Al Purdy Sex and Death, unidentified
reviewer
-review of Eli Mandel Crusoe by Elaine Verbicky-
1973-1977
229
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
Park
-three translations from Michel Beaulieu by Noreen
Golfman Levine
-Judith Rendle to Sheila Watson, with four poems
attached September 3 1973
-Alison Mitcham to WW September 20 1973
-typescript of three poems by Judith Rendle
-typescript of four poems by Gary Ross
-Raymond Gariepy to WW, with attached poem
November 14 1973
-Jim Green to White Pelican August 1973
-manuscript poems by Karen Lawrence (12 pp.)
-Ian Adam to White Pelican with attached poem
September 1 1973
-Charles Noble to White Pelican with poems
attached (12 pp.) July 9 1973
18
552
White Pelican
Submissions to White Pelican from Mary
Humphrey Baldridge, J.E. Bencheikh, Mort Cohen,
Nancy Shelstraete, Raymond Gariepy, Lavern
Hansen, Robert Kroetsch, Robin Matthews, Alan
Ricketts, and Hilary Thompson
18
553
Nola and Gary Willis
1963-1969, 1980,
-seven letters with the following attachments:
1982
--Sonnets for Faithful Lovers and The Ballad of
Calgary attached to November 4 1980 letter (GW to
WW)
--Emma Lake attached to December 16 1982 letter
18
554
Warner Winter (Emery Collegiate Institute)
-one letter
February 21, 1981
18
555
George Woodcock
-three letters
1960, 1962
230
Ca. 1970's
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Correspondence to and from Wilfred Watson
(occasionally to Sheila Watson) from others
(arranged alphabetically by correspondent)
18
556
Yale University
-one letter from Lewis P. Curtis
18
557
Norman and Nona Yates
-seventeen letters and cards; notice for upcoming
exhibit (October 7 1993); artwork attached to
March 1 1997 letter
December 19, 1948
4.5 Correspondence-Miscellaneous
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
18
558
Correspondence from students, including:
1962-1981
-Brenda Anderson (one letter, 1971)
-Fred Clandfield (two letters, 1962)
-Patricia Clements (later Gallivan) (two letters,
1964, 1979)
-D.S. Hair re Anthony Saroop (one letter, December
3 1969)
-Gail Osachoff (three letters, 1976, 1979)
-David Sharpe (one letter, July 31 1973)
-Nancy Shelstraete (postcard, June 12 1980)
-Bill Stocks (one letter, June 1 1970)
-Hilary Thompson (three cards/letter 1976)
-Doreen Watt (two Christmas cards and a draft
typescript from WW to Doreen Watt responding in
detail for request for help about thesis on his work,
November 16 1981
18
559
Opening Night telegrams:
-from "Helen and Rod" March 29 1962
-from Dolores Bedingfield March 28 1962
-from "Interface" March 29 1962
231
1962
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
18
560
Unidentified correspondents:
-"Gerald" (University of Oregon) to WW July 1
1969
-Diane [Snow] to WW, January 11 and February 11
1969
-"Tony" to WW, November 15 1968 and July 6
1969
-two notes/cards from "Marcie" [English
Department Secretary] to WW
-telegram from "Marcie and Wally" [secretaries] to
WW
-[Professor Kenneth MacLean], who supervised
WW's doctoral thesis, Victoria College May 1 [?]
-unidentified signature, Theatre Department,
Brandeis University, to WW September 20 1976
-[Mrs. C.E. Doherty, Sheila's mother], Vancouver,
to WW October 4 1960 and January 4 1961
-"Mary B' to WW, New York, May 10 [?]
-[Paula Grace], thank you note
-three letters and one postcard to WW from
unidentified correspondents
1960-1976
18
561
Correspondence - Other
-Stefan Haag to Shirley Neuman September 6 1995,
with enclosure re permission to reproduce figures
from WW's poems
-unidentified draft fragment from WW to ? (unsent)
-postcard from WW to Joan and Jerry (niece of
WW's ?), unsent, n.d.
-unidentified to WW and SW, Christmas card
1995, n.d.
18
562
Correspondence to Sheila Watson:
-Alan Creighton (Canadian Forum), September 18
1951
-Ruth Humphrey to SW (three letters; one with
enclosed clipping from Ubyssey, 1956
-William Bassett to SW, April 9 1957
-A.F. Key (Calgary Allied Arts Council) to SW
January 15 1959
-Mrs. E Carter, Beta Sigma Phi, to SW May 18
1960
1951-1961, 19831984
232
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
-telegram from Watson Kirkconnell to SW January
5 1961
-Anne Angus to SW, April 10 1961
-Bunny Pound to SW, Christmas card, December
[1983]
-Brian Fawcett to SW, Christmas card, December 9
1983
-Jane Grace Court to SW, Christmas card,
December 12, 1983
-Smith College (Northampton, MS) to SW,
Christmas card, December 8 1983
-Geoffrey Winter to SW, February 15 1984
-"Ruth" (not Humphrey) to SW, card, n.d.
-[Roy Daniells] to SW, n.d.
18
563
Letters from Wilfred Watson to various persons
1956-1973
(carbons, drafts, unmailed letters):
-WW to F.M. Salter, enclosure typescript of poem
"Cordelia" March 21 1956
-WW to Alfreda Hall (on her congratulations for the
GG medal) March 20 [1956]; unmailed letter
-WW to E.P. Scarlett, Chancellor, UofA (on his
congratulations for the GG medal) March 20 1956,
unmailed
-WW to "John" [Watson?], manuscript draft [1956]
-WW to Earle [Buxton]; announces completion of
novel Under the Rabbit's Paw; manuscript draft,
April 30 [1956]
-WW to Roy [Daniells], typescript carbon, June 2
1960
-WW to Roy Daniells, typescript carbon, January 2
1962
-WW to John McDonald (Humanities Association
Bulletin), typescript carbon, January 2 1962
-WW to Jan de Bruyn (Prism), typescript carbon,
December 29 1961
-WW to Jan de Bruyn, typescript carbon, April 14
1959
-WW to his mother, manuscript draft, n.d.
-WW to editor of Edmonton Journal re review of
MacLeish by Jack Bilsland; typescript draft with
233
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
manuscript revisions, February 22 1963
-WW to Kay [Mathers?], typescript, (mailed?), re
Wail for Two Pedestals, January 18 1965
-WW to Day [Mathers?], January 7 1970 (mailed?)
-WW to Mr. Flannery, manuscript draft re request
for O Holy Ghost, June 19 1968
-letter from Isabelle Foord (n.d.) and two typescript
drafts of WW's reply November 18 1968
-WW to Tom [Peacocke?], typescript carbon,
December 17 1968
-WW to Gordon [Peacock], manuscript draft, July
27 1968
-WW to Michael Morris (Image Bank), July 13
1971
-WW to Jack Shadbolt (drafts and typescript
copies), 1962, 1969
-manuscript draft to unidentified reviewer of
Friday's Child [1956]
-three sheets incomplete manuscript (letter?) on,
among other things, Canadian theatre
-manuscript draft in examination booklet to George
Baldwin, re year's work in English department, n.d.
-holograph draft in examination booklet of letter in
defense of a student [Mort Cohn] n.d. (ca. 1960's)
-typescript carbon of letter to Professor C.R. Stelck,
University Research Committee, UofA, December
15 1965
-typescript carbon of letter to Earl Cameron,
Viewpoint, CBC, December 1 1973
-typescript draft of letter with manuscript additions
to Norman [Yates], October 11 1968
-manuscript draft of letter to Tom [Peacocke}, n.d.
-two manuscript drafts of letter to Juliet [McMaster]
August 25 1971
-typescript carbon of letter to J.M. Stedman
(Humanities Association) with attached typescript
of "The Poet in Canada"
18
564
Correspondence re rental properties
-letter from E. Hopewell June 15 1948
-receipt from C.S. Edwards December 31 1959
234
1948, 1959
Wilfred Watson fonds
235
Wilfred Watson fonds
Series 5.
Student Records - Watson
5. Wilfred Watson, Student Records, --1943-1951, .17 m of textual records.
Archival Description: The records in this small series consist of Wilfred Watson's
student papers while at the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia.
The original file divisions are retained, with added description provided about the file
contents. The files consist of typescript and manuscript lecture notes; some essays, and
copies of Watson's thesis(s); the papers are in excellent physical condition.
Scope and Content: This is a small series, but interesting for the record it provides of
Watson's post-secondary schooling experience. Copies of an honors thesis, his M.A.
thesis, and his Ph.D. thesis are included, along with files of notes and papers related to
coursework while attending both the Universities of Toronto and British Columbia.
The series title is based on the content of the records.
A file listing follows.
236
Wilfred Watson fonds
237
Wilfred Watson fonds
Series 5
Student Records - Watson
5. Student Records
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
18
565
"Shakespeare's Use of Courtly Love Conventions",
Honours thesis, University of British Columbia
1943
18
566
Bound version of Wilfred Watson's Ph.D. thesis,
"Sterne's Satire on Mechanism: A study of the
imagery of Tristram Shandy
Ca. 1951
19
567
Ibid. (different version)
Ca. 1951
19
568
Loose papers removed from folders 566 & 567
above
Ca. 1951
19
569
"Obadiah Walker's Of Education and its
Relationship to Tristram Shandy", MA thesis,
University of British Columbia; two copies;
typescript dialogue adaptation of Tristram Shandy,
2 pp.
June 1, 1946
19
570
Student notes of Wilfred Watson while at the
University of Toronto; handwritten and typescript
notes and papers
1945-1946
19
571
Student notes of Wilfred Watson while at the
University of Toronto; English notes and 'History of
Educational Thought' notes; papers
1945-1946
19
572
Student notes of Wilfred Watson while at the
Ca. 1946
University of Toronto; handwritten notes for essays;
bibliographic notes
19
573
Student notes of Wilfred Watson while at the
University of Toronto; handwritten and typescript
notes and papers; notes on Morris W. Croll, etc.
1946
19
574
Student notes of Wilfred Watson while at the
1949
238
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
University of Toronto/British Columbia; typescript
papers
19
575
Student notes of Wilfred Watson while at the
University of Toronto/British Columbia;
handwritten notes; copy of 'Miss Elizabeth
Brunskill's transcript of entries in the issue book,
Minister Library
1948
19
576
Student notes of Wilfred Watson while at the
University of Toronto; handwritten course notes
(History of the Royal Society)
Ca. 1945-1946
19
577
Student notes of Wilfred Watson while at the
University of Toronto; handwritten and typescript
notes (Physio-Theology)
Ca. 1945-1946
19
578
Student notes of Wilfred Watson while at the
University of Toronto; handwritten and typescript
notes (William Jones - First Principles of Natural
Philosophy (1762)
Metaphysical/Religion/Philosophy notes
Ca. 1945-1946
19
579
Student notes of Wilfred Watson while at the
University of Toronto; handwritten notes
(philosophy/ philosophers)
Ca. 1945-1946
19
580
Student notes of Wilfred Watson while at the
University of British Columbia; handwritten notes
(philosophy/ philosophers); includes a letter re
thesis
1948-1950
239
Wilfred Watson fonds
Series 6.
Reference Material (Material from Other Sources)
6. Wilfred Watson, Reference Material, --1955-1995, .40 m of textual records.
Archival Description: The records in this series include a lot of published material such
as newsclipppings, magazine articles, and offprints. There are also typescript materials
including essays, poetry, and articles that others have sent to Wilfred Watson for his
perusal. Often the material is in a reproduced form such as a photocopy or carbon, and
many of the items are personally inscribed to Watson. The material is in excellent
condition.
Scope and Content: The material in Series 6 represents some of the reference material
Wilfred Watson retained. It includes newsclippings and articles about Marshall McLuhan,
and a series of articles he clipped about contemporary theatre. There are newsletters and
theatre programs, as well as collected articles, essays, papers and poems written by others.
Included with this last grouping, are some student works including undergraduate essays,
a Ph.D. thesis written by Stefan Haag (studying Wilfred Watson's writings), a M.A. thesis
chapter, and poetry written by former students of Watson's. Material related to artist Jack
Shadbolt's exhibits is included in this series, along with a copy of Sheila Watson's
Antigone and a carbon copy of The Double Hook with manuscript emendations.
The series title is based on the content of the records.
A file listing follows.
240
Wilfred Watson fonds
241
Wilfred Watson fonds
Series 6
Reference Material/Material from Other Sources
6. Reference Material/Material from Other Sources
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
19
581
Newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials
relating to Marshall McLuhan
1970-1981
19
582
Copied articles and printed matter relating to
Marshall McLuhan
Ca. 1970's
19
583
File of articles on contemporary theatre
1960's, 1970's
20
584
Articles on Dance and Theatre clipped by WW
1967-1969
20
585
Article on Le Theatre Total clipped by WW
1965
20
586
Articles on Black Theatre clipped by WW
1969
20
587
Articles on "the New Musical" clipped by WW
1968, 1969
20
588
Articles on "Off off Broadway" clipped by WW
1965-1968
20
589
Articles on "The Performance Group" clipped by
WW
1966, 1969
20
590
Articles on "Theatre of the Ridiculous" clipped by
WW
1968
20
591
Articles on "Intermedia" (Happenings, Multi-media
etc.) clipped by WW
1965-1969
20
592
Articles on European Theatre clipped by WW
1967-1969
20
593
Articles on Theatre of Cruelty clipped by WW
1966-1967
20
594
Articles on Guerilla Theatre and Radical Theatre
clipped by WW
1967-1969
20
595
Miscellaneous newsletters about theatre kept by
1968, 1971, 1983
242
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
WW
20
596
Program of Theatre Marigny production of Le
Chien du Jardinier and Les suites d'une course,
bound into Cahiers de la companie Madeleine
Renaud Jean-Louis Barrault, 4(December 1955):
"L'Age d'or espagnol"
-Cahiers de la companie Madeleine Renaud JeanLouis Barrault 11(July 1955): Eschyle et L'Oreste
1955
20
597
Theatre programs, announcements, and
advertisements
1960's-1980's
20
598
Articles, etc. received by Wilfred Watson from
others:
-"The Water Symbol in The Prelude" by Kenneth
MacLean; offprint
-Moment 4
-unnamed literary magazine from University of
Alberta; March 1962
-typescript copy of "Theatre Space for the Space
Age" by Horace W. Robinson (lecture at First
Western Canadian Educational Theatre Conference)
-typescript "How Pleasant to Know Mr. Lear" by
Alison White
-typescript copy of "The Theatre in Search of a Fix"
by Robert Corrigan (lecture at First Western
Canadian Educational Theatre Conference)
-image on cardboard from the Image Bank, 1971
-copy of Warren Tallman, "Wonder Merchants:
Modernist Poetry in Vancouver During the 1960s,
boundary 2 Fall 1974
-photocopy of typescript, marked for oral delivery,
of "Excerpts from an interview with Dr. Alfred
Tomatis" by Timothy Wilson (Soundscape: 1978)
1962-1978
20
598A
Two issues of Rampike Magazine, Oversize Box 3,
#5)
1986, n.d.
Works by Other People
243
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
20
599
Typescript of essay by Paula Grace Anderson on
"Margaret Atwood: Images of Women and
Liberation"
n.d.
20
600
Photocopy of article by Diane Bessai on
"Documentary Theatre in Canada", Canadian
Drama 6.1 (1980): 9-21
1980
20
601
Manuscripts of other poets:
-manuscript from Mort Cohn, four poems
-one poem from Bill Bissett
-one unidentified poem
n.d.
20
601A
English 684 portfolio assignment by Sylvia Elchen,
on Edward Albee Oversize 95-131-6, Box 3
n.d.
20
602
Typescript of essay by Fred Flahiff on "Lear's Map"
n.d.
20
603
Photocopy of article by Martin Gardner on
"Mathematical Games" Scientific American
(January 1977): 110-21
1977
20
604
Typescript of student essay by Meg Gillies on "The
Early Works of Genet's Theatre"
1972
20
605
Inscribed Ph.D. dissertation by Stefan Haag on
"Allegories of the Postmodern: The Work of
Wilfred Watson and R. Murray Schafer"
1995
20
606
Signed and numbered Island Magazine broadsides
by John Newlove, Phyllis Webb, Fred Wah and
John Marshall
n.d.
20
606A
Typescript of Karen Lawrence, The Inanana Poems
with letter asking WW to read the manuscript and
critique, September 28 1977
1977
20
607
Typescripts by John Lent: "Modern Drama";
"Monet's Garden" (short stories); and "The
Woodcutter's Dream"
n.d.
244
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
21
608
Works by Marshall McLuhan:
-broadside by MM (excerpt from The Gutenberg
Galaxy)
-Issue No. 24 (March 1969) of MM's Explorations
(pp. 81-104 of Spring 1969 issue of University of
Toronto Quarterly)
1969
21
609
Inscribed copy of Robin Matthews' chapbook The
Plink Savoir
n.d.
21
610
Copy of Brick 23 (winter 1985) with three works by
bp Nichol
1985
21
611
Typescript of poems by Larry Popowich
n.d.
21
612
Jim Salt's typescript with revision of his "Emily
Dickinson and the telegraph"
n.d.
21
613
Offprint of article by Anthony Saroop on "Adrian
Henri's Anti-Teleological Catalogues"
n.d.
21
614
Typescript of essay by Stephen Scobie on "Love in
the Burning City: The Poetry of Wilfred Watson"
n.d.
21
615
Newspaper clippings on Jack Shadbolt
n.d.
21
616
Jack Shadbolt's exhibition announcements and
promotional materials
1965-1995
21
617
Copy of Jack Shadbolt (National Gallery of Canada
Catalogue, 1969) with newspaper clippings
interleaved; copy of Marjorie M. Halpin's Jack
Shadbolt and the Coastal Indian Image (1986),
inscribed by JS
1969, 1986
21
617A
Two posters of Jack Shadbolt's Night Garden
Transformation Oversize 95-131-7, Box 3
1977
21
617B
Jack Shadbolt Night Garden Transformation, a
signed limited edition of sixteen b&w variations on
a theme Oversize 95-131-8, Box 3
Ca. 1985
245
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
21
618
Manuscript of number-grid verse poems by
Strathcona Composite High School (Edmonton)
students
Ca. 1980
21
619
Typescript of University of Alberta graduate thesis
chapter by Keith Swift
n.d.
21
620
Works by F. Scott Taylor
-University of Alberta examination paper for
English 332, April 1973
-typescript of story by FST ("Copertina"), 1977
-typescript of story by FST ("The Resistance").
1980
-University of Toronto MA thesis by FST on
"Automatic Stein: The Literature of Dissociation"
1973-1980
21
621
Envelope of material related to student, Hilary
Thompson
n.d.
21
622
Typescript of The Living End, a play by Henry Van
Rijk
n.d.
21
623
Carbon copy of Sheila Watson, The Double Hook,
with manuscript corrections, inscribed by SW to
WW
n.d.
21
624
Typescript draft with emendations of Sheila
Watson, Antigone
n.d.
21
625
Inscribed offprint by Alison White on "Mother
Goose Reread"
n.d.
21
626
Typescript of convocation address delivered by
Rudy Wiebe at Wilfred Laurier University, June 1
1991, and Brock University, June 7 1991 (quotes
extensively from WW's The Sorrowful Canadians
June 1991
21
627
Typescript of student essay by Nina Wolodko on
"Vivie's Progress through Mrs. Warren's
Profession; writing by WW on back pages and over
1975
246
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
some text
21
628
Carbon typescript of George Woodcock's play, The
Benefactors
n.d.
21
629
Unidentified student project on Yeat's phases of the
moon
n.d.
247
Wilfred Watson fonds
Series 7.
Personal Papers
7. Wilfred Watson, Personal Papers, --1951-1996, .20 m of textual records and other
material.
Archival Description: The eclectic content of this series means that the material
described involves different formats. There is textual material, published items, posters,
diplomas and certificates, and two medals. A lot of the items required oversize storage,
but all is in excellent physical condition.
Scope and Content: The material in Series 7 represents a small amount of material, but
is not easily described in any other series. While the designation 'personal' could apply to
the notebooks and correspondence, the term is used here to capture those items in the
collection that are uniquely personal to Wilfred Watson. Included in this series are
Watson's financial and income tax records which he retained for nearly 25 years, as well
as specific citations and certificates he was awarded. It includes items such as a
scrapbook he kept related to Studio Theatre productions, and programs from conferences
he was involved with over the years. Included also is promotional material related to
Wilfred Watson and his work. There are biographical entries intended for literary
reference sources, as well as the posters and programs printed to promote his plays.
Finally, there are his address files, rolodex cards, and small sheets of cardboard he kept to
record snippets of information (names, addresses, book titles, etc.)
Includes .20 m of textual records, 15 posters, .10 m of drawings 2 medals.
The series title is based on the content of the records.
A file listing follows.
248
Wilfred Watson fonds
249
Wilfred Watson fonds
Series 7
Personal Papers
7. Personal Papers
7.1 Financial and Miscellaneous
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
21
630
Wilfred Watson's library cards
n.d.
21
631
Financial and Income tax records
1972-1996
22
632
One manuscript sheet "correspondence with SW";
includes reminiscences about their situation, 19451951
n.d.
22
633
Scrapbook with newsclippings about Studio Theatre 1961-1962
productions and letters pasted in
Oversize 95-131-5, Box 3
22
634
Wilfred Watson's 1951 Ph.D. diploma from the
University of Toronto
Oversize 95-131-9, Box 3
1951
22
635
City of Edmonton certificate awarded Wilfred
Watson: "Performing and Creative Arts Award"
Oversize 95-131-10, Box 3
April 18, 1973
22
636
Programs of conferences Wilfred Watson
participated in:
-Educational Theatre and the Profession 1965
program; announces Wilfred Watson as
participating in a panel "The Playwright Speaks"
and announces a performance of Wail for Two
Pedestals at Yardbird Suite
-Poet and Critic registration form
-Poet and Critic conference program November
1969, with performance of "Loss moidur
Clytemetcetc"
1965, 1969
22
637
Original prepared finding-aid to Wilfred Watson's
Ca. 1990's
250
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
records
7.2 Promotional Items - Wilfred Watson's Works
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
22
638
Bibliographies, encyclopedia articles on Watson,
etc:
-The Brock Bibliography of Published Canadian
Stage Plays in English 1900-1972
-Diane Bessai's notes for her entry on WW in The
Oxford Companion to Literature in English
-two versions of Diane Bessai's article on WW in
The Oxford Companion (1982)
-list of Watson's publications, performances,
reviews
-photocopy of entry on Watson in Creative Canada
(1972)
-bibliography of WW's poems, plays, and essays
with some photocopies
22
639
Theatre programs, tickets and publicity
announcements for Wilfred Watson's work
1950's-1980's
22
640
Posters:
Cockcrow and the Gulls
Up Against the Wall Oedipus (two versions, two of
each)
Let's Murder Clytemnestra…
Oversize 95-131-13, Box 3
n.d.
22
641
Posters:
Gramsci x 3 (seven posters)
Oversize 95-131-14, Box 3
n.d.
22
642
Posters - Other
-Catalogue on Guido Molinari
-Poster advertising Talonbooks poetry releases
n.d., 1990
251
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
-Poster announcing 1990 Edmund Kemper Broadus
lectures by Shirley Neuman
22
643
Book: Friends, Hosers and Countrymen, Canadian
caricatures by Isaac Bickerstaff, Toronto: Lester &
Orpen Dennys 1982 (includes a caricature of Sheila
Watson)
1982
22
644
Drawings for a collection of Jenny Blake poems
with a covering letter from WW to John ?
n.d.
22
645
Drawings for a collection of Jenny Blake poems
n.d.
22
646
Note cards (blue): with recorded names, ideas,
reading notes, etc.
Ca. 1960's
22
647
File cards with addresses and notes (quotations,
thoughts, etc.)
n.d.
22
648
Rolodex cards with recorded addresses and names
n.d.
22
649
Two medals presented to Wilfred Watson:
-Governor General's Annual Literary Award for
Poetry, 1955
-The President's Medal, University of Western
Ontario, 1962
1955, 1962
252
Wilfred Watson fonds
253
Wilfred Watson fonds
Series 8.
Audio-Visual Records
8. Wilfred Watson, Audio-Visual Records, --1930s-1991, 8 sound recordings, 4
video tape recordings, and 334 photographs.
Archival Description: The material in Series 8 includes the audio-visual material
Wilfred Watson collected. It is a small series, consisting of 11 tape cassettes, 5 reel-toreel tapes, 4 videotape recordings, and 334 photographic items. The material is in very
good physical condition.
Scope and Content: The audio-visual material, although not extensive, helps to present a
fuller picture of Wilfred Watson. The photographs include photographs of Watson's
immediate family including his parents, sister Jean, and other family members. There are
two lovely portraits of a young Sheila Watson, and several formal portraits of Wilfred
Watson taken while he was in his 30s and 40s. There are also some lovely photographs,
many taken by Jorge Frascara, of Wilfred at his home in Nanaimo, B.C. Several of
Frascara's photographs were mounted in a special album and titled "Cowback and so
Much More". A friend, Pauline Boote, took some wonderful photographs of the 'heads'
Watson created from painting on driftwood. As well, there are snapshots of friends (and
their children) included with correspondence, and a large number of 'play' photographs
(play production prints and proofs). The sound recordings are limited, and some of the
material remains unidentified. The tapes, both sound and video, relate almost totally to
Wilfred Watson's work and includes sound tracks and recordings of plays or Watsonrelated material readings.
The series title is based on the content of the records.
A file listing follows.
254
Wilfred Watson fonds
255
Wilfred Watson fonds
Series 8
Audio-Visual Records
8. Audio-Visual Records
8.1 Sound Recordings
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
23
1
Cassette tape sent to WW from F. Scott Taylor
(removed from 95-131-520): "Three Monologues
by F. Scott Taylor read by Nancy Cole at the
Western Front"
n.d.
23
2
Unidentified reel-to-reel tape [Soul is my Button]
n.d.
23
3
Unidentified reel-to-reel tape
n.d.
23
4
Reel-to-reel tape: "The Bicycle is Wet With Bombs: November 29, 1967
New Poems by Wilfred Watson", read by Tom
Peacocke and Meredith McLean; The Spoken Word
program, broadcast on CKUA, November 29 1967
1/4 ", 900 ft.
23
5
Reel-to-reel tape (7"); Sound track for Up Against
the Wall Oedipus (play)
n.d.
23
6
Reel-to-reel tape (7"); Recording of excerpts from
Shakespeare
n.d.
23
7
Reel-to-reel tape (7"); Recording of Latin mass
n.d.
23
8
Thing in Black show tape
n.d.
23
9
VHS Videotape (120 minutes)
"Just Maybe" (4:30)
"Sorrowful Canadians"
n.d.
23
10
VHS Videotape
'Munch' scene for WW (see Denise Kenny letter:
95-131-397A)
1991
256
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
23
11
Casin VHS
Brock University Fall Production re number grid
verse poetry
1986
23
12
BASF VHS Videotape
Edmonton Fringe Production of "The Lady Taken in
Adultery", followed by messages to WW from cast
and crew
1987
8.2 Photographs
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Portraits of Wilfred Watson, Sheila Watson and
Family Members:
24
1
Formal portrait of Wilfred Watson
Photographer: "Artona" Vancouver, B.C.
1 photograph, b&w, 12x17cm in 20x30cm matte
Ca. Late 1930's
24
2
Formal portrait of Wilfred Watson
Photographer: "Ashley & Crippen", Toronto
1 photograph, b&w, 11x16cm in 23x32cm matte
Ca. 1940's
24
3
Formal portrait of Wilfred Watson (in Navy
uniform)
Photographer: "J.D. Gallant", Halifax, NS
1 photograph, b&w, 9x14cm in 15x23cm matte
1942
24
4
Formal portrait of Wilfred Watson
Photographer: Studio Berthes, Paris
1 photograph, b&w, 9x14cm in 11x16cm matte
Ca. 1940's
24
5
Portraits of Wilfred Watson; one taken for
University of Alberta faculty file
3 photographs, b&w, 5x6cm, 8x10cm, and
12x17cm
Ca.1951, 1952
257
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
24
6
Formal portrait of Wilfred Watson
Photographer: "Martin of Foto Craft"
1 photograph, b&w, 20x25cm in 25x33cm matte
Oversize Photographs #6
Ca. 1955
24
7
Portrait Proofs (taken at same time as #6 above)
4 photographs, b&w, 9x12cm
Ca. 1955
24
8
As above - slightly different poses
5 photographs, b&w, 9x12cm
Ca. 1955
24
9
As above - different pose
3 photographs, b&w, 9x12cm
Ca. 1955
24
10
Proofs, with Wilfred Watson posed by step-stool
4 photographs, sepia, 9x12cm
Ca. 1955
24
11
Prints of two of the poses in #10 above
9 photographs, b&w, 9x12cm
Ca. 1955
24
12
Wilfred Watson, taken at Nanaimo (different views) September 3, 1987
1 sheet of contact prints, b&w, 20x25cm
2 photographs, b&w, 12x17cm
24
13
Portraits as in #12 above (these in color); two
different poses
4 photographs, color, 12x9 to 12x17cm
September 3, 1987
24
14
Portrait of Wilfred Watson taken inside his
Nanaimo home
Photographer: Jorge Frascara
2 photographs, b&w, 20x25cm
Ca. 1989
24
15
Portrait of Wilfred Watson taken inside his
Nanaimo home (very similar to #14 above)
'Linda Johnston' written on back of photograph
1 photograph, b&w, 20x25cm
Ca. 1989
24
16
Photocopies of black and white photographs of
Wilfred Watson's family and friends, all identified
on back of paper by WW
n.d.
258
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
16 photocopies of photographs, b&w, 10x16 to
20x25cm
24
17
Formal portrait of Sheila Watson at about age 21
Photographer: "Worsley", Duncan, B.C.
1 photograph, sepia, 12x17cm in 18x25cm matte
Ca. 1930
24
18
Formal portrait of Sheila Watson
2 photographs (original and copy), b&w, 12x17cm
in 20x30CA. 1939cm matte
Ca. 1930
24
19
portrait of Sheila Watson
Photographer: "Ashley and Crippen Ltd."
1 photograph, b&w, 25x32cm
Ca. 1950's
24
20
Two snapshots of Wilfred Watson and Sheila
Watson
2 photographs, b&w, 8x10 and 9x12 cm
Ca. 1940's
24
21
Wilfred Watson and sister Joan and Wilfred Watson Ca. 1940's
as a young child
2 photographs, b&w, 8x10 and 9x12 cm
24
22
Wilfred Watson's sister Joan (?)
1 photograph, b&w, 11x13cm
April 1952
24
23
Wilfred Watson at Cape Cod, and at Harvard
University during the same summer (working in the
Harvard Libraries on his thesis on Tristram Shandy)
10 photographs, b&w, 5x8cm
Summer 1947
24
24
"On the outskirts of Calgary with the English
painter Christopher Doto"
4 photographs, b&w, 5x8cm
Ca. 1948
24
25
"Pixiebook Snaps" Wilfred and Sheila on a beach
with a black dog
7 photographs, b&w, 5x8cm
Ca. 1940's
24
26
"Snapshot album"; views of Wilfred, Sheila, water
scenes, Wilfred's parents (?)
Ca. 1950's
259
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
7 photographs, b&w, 7.5x11.5cm
24
27
Views of Wilfred Watson's parents (?), Louisa
Claydon and Frederick Walter Watson
10 photographs, b&w, 5x8cm to 8x12cm
Ca. 1960-1965
24
28
Prints sent from Joan Dunning Linn Jennings of
December 1986
family members; removed from 95-131-330 and 95- and 1991
131-392
4 photographs, color, 10x14cm, 5x6.5cm
Friends/Sent by friends
24
29
Peter Montgomery
1 photograph, color, 5x8cm
Ca. 1960
24
30
Hilary and Roy Thompson and family
1 photograph, color, 8x12cm (From 95-131-529)
1974
24
31
Sheila, Wilfred, and friends (unidentified) on boat
6 photographs, b&w, 9x12cm
Ca. 1965
24
32
Photograph of Sheila Watson, Bishop Longstone,
and Tom and Allan Callacombe
1 photograph, color, 5x8cm
March 30, 1980
24
33
Gail Osachoff
1 photograph, color, 9x12cm (From 95-131-466)
1978
24
34
Jack Shadbolt, in studio
1 photograph, color, 10x12cm
Ca. 1980
24
35
Christopher Taylor (son of F. Scott Taylor) (From
95-131-520)
3 photographs, color, 5x6cm to 10x15cm
1982, 1984
24
36
Snapshots sent to Wilfred Watson from Tom
Peacocke (From 95-131-476); includes views of the
Peacocke's grandchildren, and the new theatre
building on the UofA campus
3 photographs, color, 10x15cm
1995
260
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
24
37
Barbara Mitchell, Sheila and Wilfred; hats (From
95-131-440)
4 photographs, color, 10x15cm
August 1994
24
38
Snapshots of her kitchen and garden sent to the
Watsons from Shirley Neuman (From 95-131-455)
6 photographs, color, 8.5x12.5cm
Ca. 1988
24
39
Photographs sent from Sandy Rodin (From 95-131487); includes a picture of WW's driftwood/acrylic
paint 'object' taken under veranda of Nanaimo
house; a picture of a table with numerous sculptures
by WW and others in front of living room window
at Nanaimo house; three views of Wilfred Watson;
two views of Jamila Ismail, two views of Sheila
Watson, and five views of Sheila and Jamila
together
14 photographs, color, 10x15cm
July 30, 1985
24
40
Photographs sent from Pauline Boote; includes a
mounted photograph of an elderly man
(unidentified), a cat, and a photograph inscribed on
the back "from my black and white day P.B." (From
95-131-271 and 95-131-270)
3 photographs, b&w, 13x24cm and 20x25cm
1986
24
41
Color snapshot of a man (unidentified) sitting in a
living room; sent to SW from WW
1 photograph, color, 9x13cm
April 1960
24
42
"Joyce"
3 photographs, b&w, 4x5 to 9x12cm
1956
24
43
Unidentified individuals, including a color snapshot
of two children; portrait of a man wearing a
graduation gown, view of two women in a garden,
four-panel shot of an unidentified woman; and a
snapshot of two children playing on rocks
1 photograph, color, 9x13cm
4 photographs, b&w, 4x5 to 14x18 cm
Ca. 1960-1963,
1983
261
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
Other: Art/Performance
24
44
Burning grass at Lac La Biche; performance by
Gruhlke and Montalbetti of Watson poetry - sent to
WW from Donna Gruhlke (95-131-372)
2 photographs, color, 19x19 and 19x20 cm
n.d.
24
45
Sculpture in clay of Wilfred Watson
5 photographs, b&w, 7x7 to 8x12cm
n.d.
24
46
Portrait of a dog
1 photograph, b&w, 28x36cm (Oversize #2)
n.d.
24
47
Photo reproductions of Jack Shadbolt's newspaper
gouaches
3 photographs, b&w, 23x30cm
n.d.
24
48
Photograph of Jack Shadbolt's 'Calligraphy' which
hung over WW's small pine writing desk (two
copies)
2 photographs, b&w, 20x25cm
n.d.
24
49
From Rowland [McMaster?] with explanatory note
on envelope (picture of bicycle wheel and leg)
2 photographs, b&w, 17x18 and 19.5x25cm
n.d.
24
50
Photographs from the Gramsci Institute, Rome of
Gramsci and his wife (used as the basis for screens
on Gramsci x 3
16 photographs, b&w, 13x18 to 18x24cm
n.d.
24
51
Tow photographs of Wilfred Watson and Tom
Peacocke, Director of Gramsci x 3, in rehearsal
2 photographs, b&w, 12x18cm
1986
24
52
Photographs by Jorge Frascara for Gramsci x 3
posters
5 photographs, b&w, 28x43cm (Oversize #3)
n.d.
24
53
Gramsci x 3, Studio Theatre production prints (one
n.d.
262
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
of Tom Peacocke)
4 photographs, b&w, 10x12cm to 12x17cm
24
54
Photographs of Wilfred Watson play productions
including O Holy Ghost and Cockcrow
10 photographs, b&w, 20x25cm
1962, 1967
24
55
Ibid.
15 photographs, b&w, 12x16 to 28x35cm
4 contact sheets, b&w, 35 mm4
1962, 1967
24
56
Play proofs (unidentified)
17 photographs, b&w, 12x17cm
n.d.
24
57
Play proofs (unidentified) and Edmonton Journal
photograph of Wilfred Watson and another man on
a play set
16 photographs, b&w, 9x12cm and 12x17 with a
20x23cm matte
n.d.
24
58
Wilfred Watson's 'heads', taken by Pauline Boote'
'Head's done by WW with acrylic paint on drift
wood, some hanging on deck at 3612 Place Road,
Nanaimo
12 photographs, color, 19x15 to 20x25cm
2 photographs, sepia, 10x15cm
1991
24
59
Color prints; four of 'heads' as described above, and
two of paintings
4 photographs, color, 9x12.5cm
1991
24
60
Color views of Watson's property and surrounding
area in Nanaimo
9 photographs, color, 9x12.5cm to 12x18cm
1991
24
61
"Cowback and so much more'
A photo scrapbook put together by Jorge Frascara;
includes views of WW, Jorge Frascara, Shirley
Neuman, and the 'heads' and mostly taken out of
doors (Piper's Lagoon)
31 photographs, b&w, 10x12cm to 19x25cm
December 1987
263
Wilfred Watson fonds
Box # File #
Description
Date
Acc. #95-131
(Oversize #5)
24
62
Unidentified 'place' photographs (perhaps near
where WW's parents lived)
9 photographs, b&w, 6x9 to 9x9cm
264
n.d.
Wilfred Watson fonds
265
Wilfred Watson fonds
Index
After Kafka
The Judgement .............................. 153
Appointment Calendars .................. 5, 69
Atwood, Margaret ............... 46, 165, 245
Beach Story ....................................... 152
Bessai, Diane.... 9, 12, 14, 53, 57, 58, 59,
60, 111, 124, 126, 140, 143, 165, 176,
196, 197, 214, 245, 252
Bulon and Trill .................................. 151
Canvasses Point Gray ....................... 108
Ciano ................................................. 151
Clements, Patricia ......... 53, 56, 201, 232
Correspondence...... 5, 13, 140, 159, 160,
163, 164, 183, 185, 194, 219, 228,
229, 230, 232, 233, 235
Earlier Poems ...................................... 75
Essays ...................................... 5, 73, 157
Fang .................................................. 154
Financial ........................................ 6, 251
Fly Away, Moth ................................. 150
Four Times Canada is Four...... 156, 176
Frascara, Jorge 63, 64, 66, 206, 213, 218,
255, 259, 263, 264
From Cliche to Archetype 11, 31, 32, 33,
39, 41, 45, 73, 158, 159, 160, 164,
167, 175, 213, 214, 229
From Cliché to Archetype ..... 40, 45, 159
Government of Alberta .. 19, 28, 73, 157,
165, 183, 234
Gramsci x 3 .. 12, 53, 59, 60, 61, 64, 146,
147, 165, 168, 176, 196, 201, 213,
226, 252, 263
Haag, Stefan ........ 11, 208, 233, 241, 245
Haiku ................. 126, 128, 132, 135, 170
Hurtig, Mel ........................................ 210
I begin with counting 108, 126, 128, 219
I Begin With Counting ........................ 12
Inside the Canadian Border .............. 150
Journals and Notebooks ...... 5, 13, 15, 17
Leda and the Swan ............................ 149
Let's Murder Clytemnestra According to
the Principles of Marshall McLuhan
................................. 41, 145, 146, 252
Limericks/Riddles ............................. 129
Literary Drafts/Writings ...... 5, 13, 73, 75
Mass on Cowback .. 12, 60, 63, 157, 165,
213, 255, 264
McLuhan, Marshall .... 11, 15, 38, 43, 52,
53, 54, 60, 64, 66, 73, 145, 155, 157,
158, 159, 160, 163, 164, 166, 170,
172, 173, 175, 213, 214, 241, 243, 246
Mettre le Conte le Dream ................. 156
Mr. Warren's Daughter ..................... 151
Naden Chorus ................................... 151
Neuman, Shirley9, 10, 15, 62, 63, 64, 66,
73, 179, 183, 206, 213, 217, 218, 233,
252, 262, 264
Novel ............................... 5, 73, 154, 157
Number-grid Verse Poems ... 12, 71, 123,
126, 127, 128
Oedipus the King............................... 150
Osachoff, Gail .... 70, 120, 127, 220, 228,
232, 261
Over Prairie Trails to the Just Society
................................... 39, 40, 148, 175
Peacocke, Thomas 63, 67, 126, 216, 257,
261, 263
Plays at the Iron Bridge ..... 69, 107, 166,
182, 219
Poems
Collected/Unpublished/New 132, 133,
165, 176
Publications ............. 5, 73, 173, 176, 209
Reference Material .......... 5, 13, 241, 243
Resentment ................................ 154, 156
Reviews ............................. 172, 176, 178
Shadbolt, Jack ...... 61, 67, 75, 76, 93, 95,
104, 133, 166, 189, 190, 191, 224,
234, 241, 246, 261, 263
Shakespeare.... 15, 30, 33, 36, 38, 42, 43,
46, 48, 66, 120, 138, 157, 167, 169,
174, 175, 222, 239, 257
266
Wilfred Watson fonds
Short Stories ............................ 5, 73, 154
Sketches/Artwork ............ 5, 13, 179, 181
Soul is my Button ...... 100, 144, 145, 257
Staines, David ................. 61, 66, 67, 225
Student Records .............. 5, 13, 237, 239
Studio Theatre ...... 9, 11, 22, 27, 32, 141,
144, 145, 146, 165, 196, 249, 251, 263
Taylor, F. Scott... 54, 55, 57, 64, 66, 225,
226, 227, 247, 257, 261
The Albatross .............................. 34, 149
The Apes of God ................................ 153
The Baie Comeau Angel... 155, 156, 176,
219
The Ballad of Mother and Son .......... 174
The Bestiary ........................................ 68
The Box ............................................. 153
The Canadian Fact ................... 144, 175
The Conspiracy ................................. 156
The Crucifixion of the Xmas Tree ..... 152
The Cyanide Pills .............................. 154
The Dark Village ............................... 107
The Double Hook 11, 41, 76, 94, 95, 133,
149, 183, 241, 247
The Glass Box ................................... 156
The Headaches .................................. 151
The Invention of Children ................. 156
The Lice............... 93, 155, 174, 175, 176
The Love Affair of Mr. Water Rat ..... 154
The Magic Rake .......................... 68, 156
The New Icarus ................................. 153
The Place Marie Dialogues ........ 47, 175
The Princess's Satire ......................... 149
The Rock Hook .................................. 149
The Shoes .......................................... 156
The Sorrowful Canadians 11, 44, 95, 97,
98, 100, 101, 104, 165, 247
The Spy .............................................. 154
The Unfinished Biography of Muriel N
....................................................... 155
The Ventriloquists ............................. 150
The Visit ........................................ 27, 29
The Walls .......................................... 154
The Whatnot ................................ 22, 183
The Woman Taken in Adultery .... 12, 152
Thing in Black ........................... 147, 257
Tom Jones Meets Fanny Hill at the
Yardbird Suite ............................... 152
Trial of Corporal Adam 11, 22, 143, 184,
201, 218
Tristram Shandy . 17, 157, 168, 173, 198,
239, 260
Under the Black Bridge .. 22, 27, 32, 153
Under the Rabbit's Paw . 19, 28, 73, 157,
165, 183, 234
University of Alberta ... 7, 9, 11, 13, 156,
171, 183, 220, 228, 244, 247, 258
University of Toronto. 11, 174, 176, 183,
214, 223, 228, 229, 237, 239, 240,
246, 247, 251
White Pelican . 9, 11, 175, 176, 224, 230,
231
Yates, Norman ... 11, 50, 53, 61, 67, 111,
122, 142
267
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