Fonds SC506 - Doug Beardsley fonds

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Doug Beardsley fonds

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CA UVICARCH SC506

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  • 1955-present (Creation)
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    Beardsley, Doug, 1941-
  • 1923-1934 (Creation)

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176 cm of textual records (13 boxes), 3 photographs : colour

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(1941-)

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J. Douglas (Doug) Beardsley was born in Montreal. He attended Sir George Williams (now Concordia) University and the University of Victoria, studying with Irving Layton and Robin Skelton respectively. He graduated from the University of Victoria and won the R.H. Petch Memorial Prize in Creative Writing. He received his M.A. in English from York University in 1978. His works of poetry include "Going Down Into History", "The Only Country in the World Called Canada", "Six Saanich Poems", "Play on the Water", "The Marie Poems", and "Nothing I Can Do to Stop the Sun From Sinking". In 1979, he collaborated with Theresa Kishkan on "Premonitions and Gifts" and with Charles Lillard on "Inside Passage".

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Gift of Doug Beardsley, 2015-2017.

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Fonds consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence between Beardsley and various friends, fellow writers, and acquaintances (1967-2017). There are also manuscripts and transcripts of many poems, short stories, and essays, as well as handwritten brainstorming notes written on hotel paper pads and airplane bags. Book reviews for the Times Colonist, correspondence and work regarding the Al Purdy-Doug Beardsley Papers collaborative work, There are also many hand written journals kept by Beardsley from approximately 1969-2017.

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Boxes 6 and 7 of Acquisition (2015-078) are restricted

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