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Centre for Editing Early Canadian Texts fonds Subseries
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Correspondence

This sub-series consists of correspondence between Centre for Editing Early Canadian Texts staff and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) staff pertaining to grants administered by SSHRC and applications for SSHRC funding.

CEECT regularly corresponded with Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council staff from 1981-1995 regarding its applications and grants for funding.

Steering Committee

This sub-series is comprised of minutes of the CEECT Steering Committee.

The Steering Committee originally consisted of six members: Mary Jane Edwards, Mary Durance, Jeremy Palin, Sydney Wise, Robert Laird, and Robert McDougall. In later years, the Committee was expanded to include other Carleton University faculty such as Thomas Ryan, Carl Amberg, Naomi Griffiths, Ian Cameron, and Dennis Forcese. The Committee's objective was to establish the administration and funding of the CEECT editorial project. Tasks included selection of texts and determining the editorial principles and procedures for CEECT. The Committee convened every second week 1979-1982, at which time the Committee was dissolved and replaced by the Editorial Board.

Research

This sub-series consists of bibliographic sources and researchers' notes, including audio records of publishers' archives.

CEECT relied on interlibrary loans to acquire rare books, and as a result utilized the interlibrary loan section of the MacOrdum Library at Carleton University.

Personnel

This sub-series consists of personnel correspondence to and from CEECT, including graduate students and research assistants. This sub-series also contains job descriptions for the various research and administrative positions pertaining to CEECT.

CEECT hired numerous students and administrative support staff through the assistance of external SSHRC funding and internal funding from various departments at Carleton University. Additional funding came from the Work Study Program and Graduate Studies to employ undergraduate and graduate students.

Centre for Editing Early Canadian Texts conferences

This sub-series includes eighteen audio tapes from the 1981 informal colloquium and 1983 conference, both of which were concerned with the editorial procedures of scholarly texts

CEECT held two conferences in 1983 and 1993 pertaining to scholarly editing procedures. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research of Canada grant awarded to CEECT in 1981 stipulated CEECT host a conference on its practices and the contribution of its work to the field of scholarly editing in Canada and elsewhere.

Antoinette de Mirecourt or Secret Marrying and Secret Sorrowing

This sub-series includes permission letters, collations, and microfilm relating to the production of Antoinette de Mirecourt or Secret Marrying and Secret Sorrowing. The permission files consist of correspondence with the Royal Ontario Museum and Carleton University Press regarding photographs of Cornelius Kriegnoff, August Kollner and Alice Killay's work. There is one microfilm reel of Antoinette de Mirecourt or Secret Marrying and Secret Sorrowing as used for collation.

John C. Stockdale edited Antoinette de Mirecourt or Secret Marrying and Secret Sorrowing (1864) by Rosanna Leprohon in 1989, the sixth CEECT scholarly text. This publication is abbreviated ANT throughout the CEECT fonds.

The Mephibosheth Stepsure Letters

This sub-series includes permission letters, collations, and microfilm pertaining to the production of The Mephibosheth Stepsure Letters. The permission letters consist of correspondence regarding reproducing portraits for The Mephibosheth Stepsure Letters. There is one microfilm reel of The Mephibosheth Stepsure Letters as used for collation.

Gwendolyn Davies edited The Mephibosheth Stepsure Letters (1862) by Thomas McCulloch in 1990, the seventh CEECT scholarly text. This publication is abbreviated MEP throughout the CEECT fonds.

Editorial Board

This sub-series consists of minutes taken from the CEECT Editorial Board.

The Editorial Board was concerned primarily with the practicalities of editorial procedures specific to each CEECT text. The frequency of the Board's meetings varied; the Board's meetings were monthly in the beginning, and were held three of four times annually in later years.

The Backwoods of Canada

This sub-series includes material related to permission letters, processes, collations, and microfilm. The permission letter files consist of advertised requests and related correspondence for the original editions of The Backwoods of Canada.

Michael A. Peterman edited The Backwoods of Canada (1836) by Catharine Parr Traill in 1997, the eleventh CEECT scholarly text. This publication is abbreviated BAC throughout the CEECT fonds.

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