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Gilean Douglas Fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1168
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1880 - 1993

The fonds consists of the personal records of Gilean Douglas which were produced and received during her personal and literary activities . It includes manuscripts of poems, articles, short fiction and books ; material generated and collected by D...

Douglas, Gilean

Journals and Notebooks

Series consists of journals, diaries, engagement calendars, address books and bank books. Most of the yearly journals or engagement books have entries for only part of the year.


Series consists of scrapbooks containing clippings . Most were compiled by Douglas. Two date from ca. 1898 and contain clippings about Douglas' parents. Two contain clippings of various subjects of interest to Douglas ;the others contain clip...

Index Cards

Series consists of index cards containing information about the submission and publication of poems and articles in newspapers and periodicals.

Photographic Records (Preliminary inventory)

The photographs date from the 1890s (pictures of or taken by Douglas' parents and family portraits) . There is a large assortment of childhood pictures of Gilean, her schoolmates etc. Douglas started taking photographs as a child and by her e...


Series consists of clippings of articles by or about Douglas ; other clippings are found in the Scrapbooks Series.

Correspondence : Professional

This series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence with publishing firms, periodicals and newspapers, writing associations and others regarding the publication of Douglas' works. Original groupings have been maintained.

Financial Series

Series consists of royalty statements; invoices & statements showing income from writing ; lists of writing accepted for publication ; income tax information ; property tax records ; some correspondence.

Women's Institute.

Douglas joined the Whaletown Women's Institute in 1950, shortly afterwards becoming president of the local branch. She served on district, provincial and national boards as B .C. publicity director and F.W.I .C. directorof public relations an...

Correspondence : Personal

From an early age, Douglas was an avid letter writer, and maintained many correspondences throughout her life. This series includes both incoming and outgoing personal correspondence, filed separately except where Douglas had kept both together.

Correspondence : Fan

This series contains a representative sample of fan mail received by Douglas for her articles, books and poems ; letters written by fan' who became long-time correspondents ; and one group of outgoing correspondence from "Grant Madison&q...

Regional Director

Series consists of carbon typescripts and printed copies of briefs and reports written by G.D. during her term as Regional Director for Area I of the Comox-Strathcona Regional District (1973-1978) ; some correspondence.


This series contains manuscripts of Douglas' writings, both published and unpublished (with the exception of articles written for the Women's Institute, which are found in the W .I. series). There is a manuscript of an unpublished book o...

Short Stories

"The Grey Goose" - stories about a gold mineAmericans AllEnd of The Gold TrailGold Brick, TheGold Mine PicnicGrey Goose, TheThanksgiving Trip

Short Stories

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