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Centre for Editing Early Canadian Texts fonds Subseries
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Grant Files

This sub-series consists of grant files and annual reports submitted by CEECT regarding SSHRC funding, including Editorial Board comments.

CEECT received major grants from SSHRC in 1981 and 1986. The stipulations of these grants required CEECT to submit annual and semi-annual reports as well as support letters.

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.

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.

Publicity

This sub-series includes press releases, reviews, book receptions, articles about CEECT, newsletters, and conference papers delivered on CEECT and its publications.

CEECT actively publicized its project through book launches, book reviews, and contact with major national newspapers. The editors of the CEECT editions participated in international conferences regarding their involvement with the project, and many of these papers were later published in scholarly professional journals. CEECT also published its own newsletter which was distributed internationally to universities, scholars, libraries, and museums.

Manuals

This sub-series includes eight manuals compiled and published concerning the editorial principles of CEECT and procedures necessary to facilitate the editorial process.

CEECT published several manuals pertaining to scholarly editorial procedures and other activities related to the publications of each CEECT edition. Various publications resulted from the 1983 Conference. CEECT also published instructional manuals for the computer programs and databases created by CEECT for the publication of its texts.

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.

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.

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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