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Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
ephemera
Accession Number
1999.001
Date Range
1904-1993 (predominant 1948-1993)
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the personal records of Gilean Douglas which were produced and received during her personal and literary activities. There is some material dating from Douglas's early life, but the bulk of it dates from 1948 to 1993 and directly concerns her life on Cortes Island. Because of Douglas's involvement in the public life of the island, and her interest in local history, her papers contain a great deal of information about the political, community and social life of Cortes Island, particularly the Whaletown area. Fonds is composed of eighteen series: Manuscripts; Correspondence; Literary Records; Regional Director for Area I (Cortes Island); Women's Institute; Women's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church; School District #72; Whaletown Community Club; Channel Rock; Research; "The Log" of the Columbia Coast Mission; Journals and Notebooks; Illustrations and Sketches; Ephemera; Clippings; Maps; Albums; Photographs.
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Title based on contents of the fonds.
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Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Douglas, Gilean
Fonds Number
1999.001
Accession Number
1999.001
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
ephemera
Date Range
1904-1993 (predominant 1948-1993)
Physical Description
1.9 m of textual records; ca. 2,352 photographic records (1147 prints : b&w and col. - ca. 560 negatives : b&w and col. negatives ; 35 mm and 14 x 11 cm or smaller - 645 slides : col. slides ; 35 mm); 1 cm of graphic material; 8 maps.
Extent
1.9
History / Biographical
Gilean Douglas was born in Toronto, Ont. In 1900. Orphaned at the age of 16, she began to work as a free-lance writer and photographer. Over her lifetime her work appeared in more than 200 publications, often published under pseudonyms (Grant Madison, Armoral Kent and Jill MacLean). Douglas published eight books of poetry and three books of non-fiction, and, from 1961 to 1992, wrote a regular column, “Nature Rambles”, for the Victoria Times-Colonist. In 1939, following the collapse of her third marriage, Douglas moved from Ontario to an isolated cabin in the mountains near Hope, B.C. Her first two books of nature writing (one published under the name Grant Madison) document her life there. Her cabin was destroyed by fire in 1947 and two years later she moved to a 138-acre waterfront homestead on Cortes Island with her fourth husband, Philip Douglas, (née Major). Her marriage ended in 1953, but she remained there until her death in 1993. Her home at Channel Rock was isolated, with no road access and no electricity. Douglas had a large garden, and supplemented her writing income by selling produce and plants. She was a volunteer Weather Observer for Environment Canada for 33 years, receiving several awards for her service. Starting in the 1960s, her writing centered increasingly on her life at Channel Rock. Her "Nature Rambles" columns and book "The Protected Place" reflect her life on the island. During her years on Cortes Island, Douglas took a leading role in community affairs and local politics. She held office in several community organizations and acted as a school trustee. As a member of the Women's Institute, she held local, district, provincial and national office, edited a book on its history, and was awarded a Life Membership in 1989. Douglas was a member of the first Cortes Island Advisory Planning Commission and represented Cortes on the Regional Board of Comox-Strathcona as Alternate Director from 1968 to 1973 and as Director from 1973 until 1977. List of Book Publications: 1952 Now the Green Word (Wings Press, Mill Valley, Ca.) 1953 Poetic Plush (The Story Book Press, Dallas, Texas) 1953 River For My Sidewalk (by “Grant Madison”; J. M. Dent & Sons, Toronto, Ont.) 1954 The Pattern Set (Quality Press, Montreal, Quebec) 1959 Modern Pioneers (a history of the Women's Institute, ed. by Douglas; Evergreen Press) 1967 Seascape With Figures (Prairie Press, Iowa City, Iowa) 1973 Now In This Night (Harlo Press, Detroit, Mi.) 1978 Silence Is My Homeland (Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, Pa.) 1979 The Protected Place (Gray’s Publishing, Sidney, B.C.) 1982 Prodigal (Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, B.C.) 1984 River For My Sidewalk (by Gilean Douglas; Sono Nis Press) 1985 Kodachromes at Midday (Sono Nis Press) 1992 Seascape With Figures - Poems Selected and New (Sono Nis Press)
Custodial History
Upon Douglas’ death in 1993 her papers were gathered from her house by her literary executor, Gillian Milton. Douglas’ will directed that her papers and photographs be turned over to the University of British Columbia (Douglas’ primary beneficiary), after being examined and used for literary purposes including publication or biography. Accordingly, Milton inventoried the records, and with Andrea Lebowitz made use of them for a biography and anthology of the writings of Douglas, "Gilean Douglas: Writing Nature, Finding Home" (Lebowitz and Milton, Sono Nis Press, 1999). The textual records were turned over to University of British Columbia Library Rare Books and Special Collections in December 1999; the photographic records in 2002. By agreement with UBC, the records and photographs which have to do primarily with Cortes Island were turned over to the Cortes Island Museum and Archives Society (Manson's Landing, B.C.) in 1999.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the personal records of Gilean Douglas which were produced and received during her personal and literary activities. There is some material dating from Douglas's early life, but the bulk of it dates from 1948 to 1993 and directly concerns her life on Cortes Island. Because of Douglas's involvement in the public life of the island, and her interest in local history, her papers contain a great deal of information about the political, community and social life of Cortes Island, particularly the Whaletown area. Fonds is composed of eighteen series: Manuscripts; Correspondence; Literary Records; Regional Director for Area I (Cortes Island); Women's Institute; Women's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church; School District #72; Whaletown Community Club; Channel Rock; Research; "The Log" of the Columbia Coast Mission; Journals and Notebooks; Illustrations and Sketches; Ephemera; Clippings; Maps; Albums; Photographs.
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
Subject Access
Women's Institute
Columbia Coast Mission
Community Associations
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Gilean Douglas fonds at the University of British Columbia Library (Special Collections) Cortes Island Ratepayers Association fonds Gorge Harbour Community Hall fonds Whaletown Community Club fonds Whaletown Women's Institute fonds Regional Director of Electoral Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Copyright
Copyright for Douglas's published writings is held by the University of British Columbia. Permission to use Douglas's manuscripts for publication purposes must be obtained from the University of British Columbia or from Gillian Milton, literary executor for the estate of Gilean Douglas.
Arrangement
Wherever possible, Douglas’ system of arrangement has been retained, and original groupings of material have been maintained. Other material has been arranged according to type.
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Gilean Douglas fonds
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Sub-series
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920- ca.1990]
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of typed or carbon manuscripts of published poems filed alphabetically by title, and groupings of poems for books.
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Sub-series
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920- ca.1990]
Physical Description
24 files
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of typed or carbon manuscripts of published poems filed alphabetically by title, and groupings of poems for books.
Storage Range
1-1 - 1-24
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
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Series
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textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920]-1992
Scope and Content
Series consists of typescripts and carbon typescripts of Douglas's poetry, articles and fiction and includes manuscripts of four books, one of which was never published. It also includes manuscripts of Douglas's annual Christmas letter and of a column "Whaletown Roundup" she wrote for the Campbell River Courier newspaper in the 1950s. With the exception of the "Whaletown Roundup" manuscripts, all of the manuscripts, while original copies, are duplicates of manuscripts in the Gilean Douglas Fonds at the University of British Columbia Library. They are retained in the Cortes Island Archives to make Douglas's writings more easily accessible to local researchers.
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Title based on contents of the series.
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Gilean Douglas fonds
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Series
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920]-1992
Physical Description
58 cm. of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of typescripts and carbon typescripts of Douglas's poetry, articles and fiction and includes manuscripts of four books, one of which was never published. It also includes manuscripts of Douglas's annual Christmas letter and of a column "Whaletown Roundup" she wrote for the Campbell River Courier newspaper in the 1950s. With the exception of the "Whaletown Roundup" manuscripts, all of the manuscripts, while original copies, are duplicates of manuscripts in the Gilean Douglas Fonds at the University of British Columbia Library. They are retained in the Cortes Island Archives to make Douglas's writings more easily accessible to local researchers.
Storage Range
1-1 - 2-19
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Copyright
Permission to use Douglas's manuscripts for publication purposes must be obtained from the University of British Columbia or from Gillian Milton, literary executor for the estate of Gilean Douglas.
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File
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textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
1
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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1-1
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1-1
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Douglas, Gilean
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Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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Gilean Douglas fonds
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File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
10
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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1-10
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1-10
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Douglas, Gilean
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[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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Gilean Douglas fonds
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File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
11
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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1-11
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1-11
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Douglas, Gilean
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Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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Gilean Douglas fonds
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File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
12
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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1-12
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1-12
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Douglas, Gilean
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Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
13
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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1-13
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1-13
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Douglas, Gilean
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File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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Gilean Douglas fonds
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File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
14
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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1-14
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1-14
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Douglas, Gilean
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Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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Gilean Douglas fonds
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File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
15
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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1-15
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1-15
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Douglas, Gilean
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Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
16
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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1-16
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1-16
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Douglas, Gilean
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[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
17
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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1-17
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1-17
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Douglas, Gilean
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File
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textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
18
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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1-18
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1-18
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Douglas, Gilean
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File
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textual records
Date Range
1958
Scope and Content
"The Pattern Set" - printed and bound book, cover missing, 20 pages, with annotations by Douglas
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
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File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
19
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
1958
Scope and Content
"The Pattern Set" - printed and bound book, cover missing, 20 pages, with annotations by Douglas
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1-19
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1-19
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Douglas, Gilean
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File
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textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
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Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
2
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - 1990]
Scope and Content
File contains poems, alphabetically arranged by title
Storage Location
1-2
Storage Range
1-2
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
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from "Now the Green Word"

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Gilean Douglas fonds
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File
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1952]
Scope and Content
Poems from envelope marked by Douglas "from 'Now the Green Word'"
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
20
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1952]
Scope and Content
Poems from envelope marked by Douglas "from 'Now the Green Word'"
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1-20
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1-20
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Douglas, Gilean
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Poems from "Poetic Plush"

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Gilean Douglas fonds
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File
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1953]
Scope and Content
Poems from the book "Poetic Plush"
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
21
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1953]
Scope and Content
Poems from the book "Poetic Plush"
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1-21
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1-21
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Poems for "The Wise Fool"

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Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[198-?]
Scope and Content
Poems collected by Douglas for a book of poetry to be called "The Wise Fool" (never published)
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
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File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
22
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[198-?]
Scope and Content
Poems collected by Douglas for a book of poetry to be called "The Wise Fool" (never published)
Storage Location
1-22
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1-22
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Douglas, Gilean
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Poems for "The Wise Fool"

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Gilean Douglas fonds
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File
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[198-?]
Scope and Content
Poems collected by Douglas for a book of poetry to be called "The Wise Fool" (never published)
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
23
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[198-?]
Scope and Content
Poems collected by Douglas for a book of poetry to be called "The Wise Fool" (never published)
Storage Location
1-23
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1-23
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
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"The Wise Fool" - final copies

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Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[198-?]
Scope and Content
Final copies of poems Douglas chose for "The Wise Fool" (never published)
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
1.1
Sub-series Number
1.1
File Number
24
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[198-?]
Scope and Content
Final copies of poems Douglas chose for "The Wise Fool" (never published)
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1-24
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1-24
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