Fonds SC135 - W. S. Graham fonds

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W. S. Graham fonds

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CA UVICARCH SC135

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  • 1949 - 1994 (Creation)

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35 cm of textual records and other material

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(1918-1986)

Biographical history

W. S. Graham was born in Greenock, Scotland. He was generally known as Sydney to his friends, but occasionally used the name "Jock". He began his working career as a journeyman engineer before becoming a full-time poet. He married Nessie Dunsmuir in 1954. Among his most important works are "Cage Without Grievance" (1942); "The Nightfishing" (1955); and "Implements In Their Places" (1977). He died in Cornwall, where he had resided for many years.

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The fonds consists primarily of typescript from "The Nightfishing" used for a radio broadcast; poetry worksheets for "Implements In Their Places", "Malcolm Mooney's Land", and "The Nightfishing"; correspondence with Crieff Williamson and Robin Skelton; and four notebooks, together with Robin Skelton's research notes. Also included is a typescript of "Aimed At Nobody", which was published posthumously, together with related publishing documents and correspondence. The final items are two folders of Graham's artwork and a silk screen portrait of Graham by William Featherston.

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Includes 22 photographs; 11 drawings.

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w-s-graham-fonds-2

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Revised by JF, August 9, 2013.

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  • English

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