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"Beginners please; my life in amateur theatre"; by Bert Williams

  • CA UNB MG H 132
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1979]

This is a photocopy of a bound volume of Bert William's "Beginners Please My Life in Amateur Theatre". The work discusses his early life, including growing up in a working-class neighbourhood of Bolton, Lancashire, England; attending school; and working at various occupations while a young boy -- in a factory, in a cotton mill, and for several cinemas. He also comments on his early years in amateur theatre, the Workers' Educational Society, the First World War (Great War), the Second World War, and his work in adult theatre, both in England and in Canada, as a director, actor, and stage hand . The volume also includes photocopies of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and theatre programmes.

Williams, Bert

Albert M. Belding

  • CA PANB MC287
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1939

This fonds consists of the literary, political, and personal records of Albert M. Belding. It contains correspondence relating to Belding's involvement with the Board of Trade and the Maritime Rights Movement; family and personal correspondence; published, printed, or draft articles, poems, and essays written by Belding, notably one on the subject of Saint John as a winter port; rough notes and research materials; and copies of printed or published articles by others on historical and economic themes.
There is also material on the Boys and Girls Club, the Canadian Authors' Association, Children's Aid Society, the Every Day Club, the Rotary Club, the Mahaney quadruplets, the Pearson family, the Union of New Brunswick Municipalities, Belding's naming as a Member of the Order of the British Empire, and on his trip to the West Indies as a member of the Board of Trade. Also included are newspaper clippings relating to the Spanish War and the First World War (recruiting, training, combat) and a scrapbook of clippings of Beldings column "As Hiram Sees It".

Lastly the fonds contains a few photographs, personal letters written to members of the Belding family other than Albert M., and letters written by Elmer Belding to his family between 1915 and 1919 when he was overseas during World War I. Elmer accounts of his experiences are detailed and give a vivid picture of military life. Albert Belding published some of these letters in the newspaper.

Belding, Albert Martin

Alden Nowlan

  • CA UNB MG L 2
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1962

This fonds documents the literary career of Alden Nowlan. It includes rough drafts of poems and two short stories as well as galley proofs of short stories and typescripts of poems written at Hartland and Saint John, NB, between 1958 and 1962.

The fonds also includes copies of tributes to Nowlan, copies of published volumes, copies of articles by Nowlan, and reviews of his works.

Nowlan, Alden

Alfred G. Bailey

  • CA MNBM ID1688
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1982

This fonds consists of 2 typescripts of Alfred Bailey's writings about the Provincial Museum of New Brunswick. A lecture entitled "The John Clarence Webster Collection" is the text of an address presented to the Maritime Library Association, Saint John branch, 19 March 1936. "Saint John and the New Brunswick Museum in the Hungry Thirties 1935-1938", revised in 1982, contains details of Bailey's work as curator during the early years of the museum, his impressions of the Websters, the strained relations with the director, Dr. Macintosh, and the effects of the Depression on himself and the museum. It includes references to several well-known artists in Saint John at that time.

Bailey, Alfred Goldsworthy

Annie Harvie (Ross) Foster Hanley

  • CA UNB MG L 7
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1974

This fonds contains biographical information, correspondence, literary works and photographs which document the life and interests of Annie Harvie (Ross) Foster Hanley. Copies of literary works, in both printed form and manuscript, form the bulk of the fonds. Photographs are largely studio prints of family members in NB, especially Woodstock and Doaktown. Also included are photographs from a funeral procession for Peter Veregin, leader of a Doukhobor sect.

Foster, Annie H.

Charles G.D. Roberts

  • CA UNB MG L 10
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1943

This fonds documents the literary career of poet and prose writer Charles G.D. Roberts, which spanned more than six decades. It also reflects his activities both as an editor and a promoter of Canadian literature and Canadian writers. In addition, the fonds sheds light on his family life, his travels abroad, his years in the British and Canadian armies, his work with the Canadian Authors' Association, his financial difficulties, and his personal relationships. It also provides information about the literary careers of other members of the Roberts family, most notably, Theodore Goodridge Roberts and Lloyd Roberts.

It contains correspondence, a family scrapbook, Roberts's notebook, and holograph and typescript poems, stories and essays by Roberts, Bliss Carman and other writers. The fonds also includes copies of published poems, essays and stories by Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Theodore Goodridge Roberts, Lloyd Roberts, and Dorothy Roberts Leisner as well as published articles about Charles G.D. Roberts and other members of the Roberts family.

Roberts, Charles George Douglas, Sir

Cid Corman

  • CA UNB MG L 21
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1990

This fonds contains correspondence with several Canadian poets, primarily, Raymond Souster and George Johnston. It also includes correspondence with other writers, namely: Margaret Avison, Luella Booth, George Bowering, Geoff Bowman, Victor Coleman, Mike Doyle, Louis Dudek, Steven Forth, Gary Geddes, Harry Howith, Irving Layton, Daphne Marlatt, John Newlove, Alden Nowlan, Steven Osterlund, W.W.E. Ross, and Mike Strong (Mirko Srzentich). Printed works Jaw Breaker, June '71, No. 1 and History's Wife: A Sculpture are also included.

Corman, Cid

Corey Smith fonds

  • CA MtA 0021
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1984

Fonds consists of personal papers and also includes records belonging to Ethel Peake, some given to Smith or possibly borrowed or received following her death and used in his research for biographical note "Ethel Marguerite Peake, 1885-1954" (accession 8426). Peake files contain correspondence 1908-1943; biographical brochure [between 1923 and 1936]; clippings; Mount Allison Department of Music student records, 1936-1944 (students of Peake); photographs, including several of Peake; Allison G. Patterson file, 1951 and 1981.

Smith, Corey

David Adams Richards

  • CA UNB MG L 33
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1996

This fonds documents the literary career of David Adams Richards. It includes personal documents; correspondence; and typescript drafts of novels, short stories, articles, plays, book reviews, and screen plays. The fonds also includes several photographs and floppy disks which primarily contain drafts of novels, screenplays, essays, and personal correspondence.

Richards, David Adams

David H. Walker

  • CA UNB MG L 35
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1994, predominant 1948-1994

This fonds documents David H. Walker's 45-year literary career as author of 19 novels, over 100 short stories, and several works of non-fiction -- most notably, an autobiography, Lean, Wind, Lean. It also reflects his military career in The Black Watch (1931-47), including his internment in German prison camps during the Second World War. The fonds also includes material relating to Walker's family life, his personal relationships, his friendship with Lord Wavell, and his travels in Canada and abroad as well as several awards and honours.

It includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, notes, draft manuscripts, draft scripts, agreements with publishers and film makers, published short stories, reviews, royalty statements, and publicity material as well as copies of speeches, travel and family photographs, biographical material, mementos, and awards. Artifacts include: commission in The Black Watch, Governor-General's awards for fiction (1952 and 1953), and warrants making Walker a Member of the Order of the British Empire and a Member of the Order of Canada.

Walker, David

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