Series S0011 - Correspondence

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Reference code

CA ACU SPC F0018-S0011




  • 1967-1988 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1.6 m of textual records.

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Scope and content

  • Series consists of correspondence with authors, poets, editors, publishers, educators, artists, friends, admirers, book and art dealers, broadcasters, government officials, literary agents and others in the literary, publishing and educational fields.
  • The Earle Toppings file contains J. Metcalf's original outgoing letters to E. Toppings, returned to J. Metcalf because copies were not made.

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System of arrangement

  • Files arranged alphabetically by personal or corporate name and then chronologically within files. Three subject files containing correspondence with readers, and correspondence relating to conference and birthday celebration organized by J. Metcalf are filed under John Metcalf. Royalty statements, legal documents and contracts, when present, are included in correspondence files.
  • Title based on contents of series.

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