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Centre for Editing Early Canadian Texts fonds Subseries
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The History of Emily Montague

This sub-series includes the following material: permission letters, collations, and microfilm. The permission letter file consists of correspondence with academic libraries and museums in the United States and Britain requesting permission to use sections of Frances Brooke's personal letters and photographs. There are eight microfilm reels of The History of Emily Montague as used for collation.

Mary Jane Edwards edited The History of Emily Montague (1769) by Frances Brooke in 1985, the first of the CEECT scholarly texts. This publication is abbreviated HEM 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.

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.

Applications

This sub-series consists of applications submitted by CEECT, including letters of intent and supporting documentation for SSHRC funding.

CEECT applied for major editorial negotiated grants in 1981 and 1986. These applications required CEECT to demonstrate its research and intent at each stage of the process.

Wacousta, or, The Prophecy: A Tale of the Canadas

This sub-series includes permission letters, collations, and microfilm. The permission letter file consists of correspondence related to requests posted in the Toronto Globe & Mail seeking the provenance of sketches for Wacousta. There are five microfilm reels of Wacousta used for collation.

Douglas R. Cronk edited Wacousta or, The Prophecy: A Tale of the Canadas (1832) by John Richardson in 1987, the fourth CEECT scholarly text. This publication is abbreviated WAC throughout the CEECT fonds.

The Canadian Brothers or the Prophecy Fulfilled

This sub-series includes permission letters, collations, and microfilm. The permission letter file consists of correspondence with various museums requesting illustrations for Canadian Brothers or the Prophecy Fulfilled. There are three microfilm reels of Canadian Brothers or the Prophecy Fulfilled as used for collation.

Donald Stephens edited Canadian Brothers or the Prophecy Fulfilled (1840) by John Richardson in 1992, the ninth CEECT scholarly text. This publication is abbreviated BRO throughout the CEECT fonds.

Canadian Crusoes, A Tale of the Rice Lake Plains

This sub-series includes collations and microfilm. The microfilm file consists of three microfilm reels of Canadian Crusoes, A Tale of the Rice Lake Plains including Lost in the Backwoods (1882) used for collation.

Rupert Schieder edited Canadian Crusoes, A Tale of the Rice Lake Plains (1852) by Catharine Parr Traill in 1986, the second CEECT scholarly text. This publication is abbreviated CAN throughout the CEECT fonds.

General

This sub-series consists of the general correspondence as related to CEECT's research, including publicity correspondence with major Canadian newspapers.

CEECT support staff was in contact with academic institutions, such as museums, libraries, individual scholars, rare book dealers and collectors. Much of CEECT's research was conducted through general correspondence. This contact also served as a form of publicity for CEECT and its texts.

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