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"Ah, Sweet Stewart" short story

Includes correspondence, royalty documentation, draft manuscripts and copy of this story as featured in Great Canadian Murder & Mystery Stories.

"All is Calm" short story

Includes copies of published story and teacher's guide from The Blue Jean Collection published by Thistledown Press.

"All is Calm" short story

Includes publication contracts, correspondence, copyright documentation, draft manuscript of "I Love You, Gran".

Ann Walsh fonds

  • 2019.12
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2018

This fonds illustrates the writing career of Canadian author Ann Walsh. Types of records included in this fonds include: published and unpublished short stories, manuscripts, correspondence, grant applications, photographs, audio and video recordings, contracts, book reviews, plotting notes, speaking notes, promotional materials and workshop materials.

Walsh, Ann

"Anna" novel

Includes draft manuscripts, synopses, plotting notes, and related correspondence.

Articles sold to CBC

Includes three different versions each, of the following three short stories: "Cariboo Gold", "First Person Solitaire" and "Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb."

Audio recordings - Ann Walsh

Includes 5 standard audio cassettes:

  • 2019. "Your Time, My Time recorded by Ann" (120min),
  • 2019. "Ann's Interviews: various CBC interviews/shows, 1989-2003"- this tape consists of author interviews as well as recordings of Walsh's shows for CBC Radio's Almanac program. (180 min),
  • 2019. "Ann Walsh Hits #3: CBC Almanac shows, 1993-1994" - this tape consists of recordings of Walsh's shows for CBC Radio's Almanac program. (180min),
  • 2019. Home audio recording of Ann Walsh on CBC,
  • 2019. Home audio recording of Ann Walsh on CBC


Includes promotional bookmark, "Official Selection- Golden Oak Award" book stickers and Ontario Library Association award, book cover for "Beginnings: Stories of Canada's Past," publisher's contract, book reviews, fan mail, related correspondence, edited

Book Week

Includes reports written by Ann Walsh for the Canadian Children's Book Centre on Book Week activities, itineraries, related correspondence.

"Child Support" short story

Includes correspondence, copies of published short story "Child Support" short story (previously titled "The Good Things"?), freelance payment requisition and grant of first magazine rights. Also includes issue 42 of "Bella" magazine which features "It's a Date" ("Child Support") by Ann Walsh (p. 62) and the July 1, 1986 Woman's World: The Woman's Weekly magazine issue, featuring "Child Support" by Ann Walsh (p. 54).

"Christmas Cheer" short story

Includes correspondence, grant of first magazine rights, freelance payment requisition, copy of published story, and draft manuscripts. Also includes the Dec. 15, 1987 Woman's World: The Woman's Weekly magazine issue, featuring "Complete Romance: Holiday Cheer" by Ann Walsh (p. 20).

Contract negotiations

Includes draft contracts between Ann Walsh and Beach Holme Publishing, related correspondence, and plotting notes pertaining to "The Miserable Middle Moniker Society" and related Teachers' Guide.


Includes various signed publishing contracts, signed authors agreement between Anne Walsh and Kathleen Cook-Waldron re: "A Gold Rush Alphabet," and rights and ownership correspondence.

"Dark Times"

Includes promotional bookmark, publisher's contract, related correspondence, book reviews, press releases, draft manuscript for the book introduction and "All is Calm" short story included in this anthology.

"Death on the Menu" short story

Includes copies of published story "Death on the Menu" (working title: "Food for Thought: Cholesterol"), Grant of First Magazine Rights, related correspondence and draft manuscript. Also includes the Sept. 13, 1994 Woman's World: The Woman's Weekly magazine issue, featuring "Death on the Menu" by Ann Walsh (p. 45).

"Droppings to Die For" short story

Includes draft manuscripts and copy of published story "Droppings to Die For" (original working titles "Medical Research" and "Research") and related correspondence.

Early writings of Ann Walsh

Draft manuscripts for: "Reunion", "The Making of a Hero" (play), "Creature Comfort", "Small Town, Small Voice" and related correspondence.


File consists of essays and other short unpublished works by Ann Walsh including: "Being Different"; "Yeah, Right"; "Leaving Home"; "Don't Vote"; and "The F. Word"', among others.

"Flower Power"

Includes press clippings, book reviews, related correspondence, story overview, and typeset copy of unpublished novel.

"Flower Power"

Includes fan mail, press releases, promotional postcard, related correspondence, plotting notes, draft manuscript.

"Foot in Mouth; Tongue in Cheek" short story

Includes copy of published story, draft manuscript and related correspondence. Also includes the vol. 2, no. 5 (Nov./Dec. 2000)Interior Woman magazine issue, featuring "Foot in Mouth Tongue in Cheek" by Ann Walsh (p. 18).

"Forestry A-Z"

Includes mock-up of book cover and front matter, copies of published book reviews, draft manuscript, press clippings, and related correspondence.

"Ghost" film treatment

Includes correspondence, statement of intent and synopsis/treatment for "The Ghost of Soda Creek".

"House Call" short story

File consists of publication submissions of Ann Walsh's short story "House Call" and correspondence with publishers. The story was originally written in March 1990.

"In the Sun" poem

Includes the vol. 34, no. 5 (1972) issue of Jack and Jill magazine, featuring "In the Sun" a poem by Ann Walsh (p. 62).

Incoming and outgoing correspondence with writers

Includes correspondence between Ann Walsh and Robin Skelton, Bill Bissett, Shirlee Smith Matheson, Dave Jenkinson, W.P. Kinsella, Todd Lee, Laurence Gough, Gwen Pharis Ringwood, Jan Drabec, Mark Leiren-Young, Gail Whitter, Peter Gzowski, Lynne Bowen, Constance Horne, Norma Charles, Bev Brenna, Barbara Haworth-Attard, Nancy Oswald, David A.E. Spalding, and Penny Dickens.

In-progress short works

File consists of various short writing pieces by Ann Walsh including short stories, poetry, and short dramatic works.

Literary Career

Series consists of records relating to Ann Walsh's activities in relation to her literary career. Walsh led and participated in writing-related events such as writer's talks, workshops, readings, and tours. Records include correspondence, handouts, speaking notes, and photographs in relation to these events. Also includes grant applications, correspondence with other writers, and correspondence with readers.

"Mama's Brooch" short story

Includes copies of published story "Mama's Brooch" (working title: "Mysterious Ways"), related correspondence, draft manuscripts for "Mysterious Ways". Also includes the May 16, 1989 Woman's World: The Woman's Weekly magazine issue, featuring "Mama's Brooch" by Ann Walsh (p. 54).

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