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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

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

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

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

Desmond Pacey

  • CA UNB MG L 1
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1976, predominant 1934-1974

This fonds documents the academic and literary career of W. C. Desmond Pacey as well as his work as a university administrator. It also documents aspects of his personal life. The fonds contains personal, family, and general correspondence; literary manuscripts and typescripts; copies of journal articles; newspaper clippings; lecture notes; programmes; photographs; reports and scrapbooks. It also includes financial records, genealogical and biographical information, speeches, and notes. It includes photocopies of correspondence with literary figures, including Elizabeth Brewster, Irving Layton, Dorothy Livesay, and Miriam Waddington and between Lorne Pierce and Frederick Philip Grove.

Pacey, W.C. Desmond

Elizabeth Beckwith Hazen

  • CA UNB MG H 13a
  • Fonds
  • [186-] - [187-]

This fonds contains 123 watercolours of NB wildflowers painted by Elizabeth Beckwith Hazen. Most are dated between 1867 and 1873.

The watercolours that are stored in Box 1 (1 - 52) are loose, and mostly undated. The watercolours in Box 3 (53 - 121) are part of a book New Brunswick Wild Flowers and are loose, with some dates. Many of the watercolours were matted for exhibits. The mattes have since been removed and are stored in Box 2.

Hazen, Elizabeth Beckwith

Ezekiel Stone Wiggins and Susan Wiggins

  • CA UNB MG H 52
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1888

This fonds documents the personal and public activities of E. Stone Wiggins and his wife Susie Wiggins. It consists of original material and includes correspondence with Lord Dufferin, Sir Leonard Tilley, Lord Lisgar, F. McLaughlin or their agents, a published copy of Universalism Unfounded written by E. Stone Wiggins (1867), a fee book for the Church of England Boys' College at Saint John (1875), an historical sketch of Samuel Leonard Tilley's family(1879) and a record of government reports sent to Queens County by E. Stone Wiggins (1879). Also included are the Gunhilda letters written by Susie Wiggins and published in 1881, daily journals and notebooks written by members of the Wiggins family, scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, certificates and testimonials, and a geographical essay written by Wiggins in 1884. Fifteen mounted sepia photographs of prominent Canadians are also contained in this fonds.

Wiggins, Ezekiel Stone

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