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Alden Nowlan fonds. Nowlan, Claudine
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Whalen, Kathleen.

  • Letter (1967 September 2), Saint John, N.B., from Alden and Claudine Nowlan to K. Whalen.
  • Typed letter(s) signed by the author expressing appreciation for the warm welcome received while in Ireland.

Whiten, Clifton.

  • Letters (1974 September 29 - 1980 October 21), from C. Whiten to Alden and Claudine Nowlan.
  • Letters relating chiefly to requests for letters of reference to support C. Whiten's applications for employment, Canada Council grants and membership in the League of Canadian Poets. Includes references to the following: Various persons named Kevin O'Brien; Between tears and laughter.

Williams, Barbara.

  • Letter (n.d.), Red Deer, Alta., from B. Williams to Claudine Nowlan.
  • Autograph letter(s) signed by the hand of the author relating personal news.

Zanes, John P.

  • Correspondence (1968 May 12 - 1983 September 21), between J. P. Zanes and Alden Nowlan.
  • Correspondence discussing poetry, American politics, journalism, academia and the progress of J. P. Zanes's Ph.D. thesis (Where the fiddleheads grow and the wind blows blue, University of Texas at Austin, 1979); describing living and teaching in Saudi Arabia and China; and relating personal news. Contains poetry by J. P. and Marilyn Zanes, including two poems about A. Nowlan, and biographical material to be used as research material for J. P. Zanes's thesis (see A. Nowlan's letter dated October 4, 1972). Includes references to the following: Between tears and laughter; The wanton troopers; The night editor's poem; Various persons named Kevin O'Brien; Alden Nowlan reports; Alden Nowlan's notebook; Wind in a rocky country; Miracle at Indian River : short story collection; Bread, wine and salt; The mysterious naked man : poetry collection; The mysterious naked man : poem; Frankenstein : the man who became god; I'm a stranger here myself; Ypres : 1915; Campobello : the outer island; Frankenstein : the play by Alden Nowlan and Walter Learning, the novel by Mary Shelley; Smoked glass; The incredible murder of Cardinal Tosca : stage play; Double exposure; The last leper in Canada; The rose and the puritan : poetry collection; Miracle at Indian River : short story; I might not tell everybody this; The things which are; He sits down on the floor of a school for the retarded; Helen's scar; Between what matters and what seems to matter.

M. Williamina, Sister.

  • Correspondence (1977 June 13 - 1983 February 14), between Sister M. Williamina and Alden Nowlan.
  • Correspondence relating to a drive taken by Sister M. Williamina and A. Nowlan through the Nashwaak Valley, an event upon which A. Nowlan based a Telegraph-Journal column (1977 June 25), and the poem Sister Williamina in the Valley of the Nashwaak (variant title In the Valley of the Nashwaak). Letters also relate personal news, and discuss other topics. Includes references to the following: Alden Nowlan reports; Sister Williamina in the Valley of the Nashwaak; In the Valley of the Nashwaak; Full circle : poem; Nowlan in Ireland : a poet's progress.

Northmore, Jack.

  • Letter (1978 January 5), from J. Northmore to Alden and Claudine Nowlan.
  • Autograph letter(s) signed by the hand of the author expressing appreciation for an invitation to a social event.

Nowlan, John A.

  • Correspondence (n.d., 1966 July 21 - 1983 April 20), between J. A. Nowlan and Alden and Claudine Nowlan and others.
  • Correspondence relating personal and family news, and discussing current employment, literary projects, politics and various other topics. Correspondence between J. A. and A. and C. Nowlan is followed by several letters (1970 October 13 - 1976 October 1) between or on behalf of J. A. Nowlan and various educational institutions and government agencies. Includes references to the following: In the garden; Untitled poem (Put on pajamas, go outdoors); I'm a stranger here myself; Britain Street; Bread, wine and salt; Hatfield country; Miracle at Indian River : television play; Frankenstein : the man who became god; The departure; Campobello : the outer island; Bobby Sands; Passing the time with Gerry Regan; Various persons named Kevin O'Brien; Frankenstein : radio play; The dollar woman : stage play; The first game of the finals; Songs straight from the heart and bottle; Come blow our horn; Cuba is a great place to visit; A jukebox in the kitchen; Double exposure; The incredible murder of Cardinal Tosca : stage play; Unpublished book on Canadian country music; Up at ours : The runaways; Up at ours : Full circle; The runaways; Full circle : television play; Déjà rêvé; Looking for Nancy; Minto, N.B.; I might not tell everybody this; La Svengali.

Oliver, Buss.

  • Correspondence (n.d., 1968 February 16 - 1977 September 4), between B. and Alice Oliver and Alden and Claudine Nowlan.
  • Sympathy card from the Olivers; and letters from A. Nowlan extending an invitation to visit the Nowlans, and reminiscing about Hartland, N.B.

Pacey, Desmond.

  • Correspondence (1970 November 27 - 1974?), between D. Pacey and Alden and Claudine Nowlan.
  • Correspondence relating chiefly to a request for permission to publish poems and a short story in an anthology being edited by D. Pacey, commenting on D. Pacey's short stories, and replying to a social invitation. Includes references to the following: The bull moose; The execution; Looking for Nancy; Alpha and omega; On the nature of human compassion; I, Icarus; The things which are; Under the ice; The guide; A sick call; Miracle at Indian River : short story collection; There was an old woman from Wexford : short story/novel chapter; Anointed with oils; Saturday night; Husband and wife; Escape from Eden; The mysterious naked man : poem.

Pittman, Marilee.

  • Correspondence (1969 June 30 - 1982 October 25), between M. and Al Pittman and Alden and Claudine Nowlan.
  • Correspondence relating personal news and news of mutual friends, describing Newfoundland, extending holiday greetings, and commenting on A. Nowlan's literary work. One letter only from A. Nowlan, the remainder from M. Pittman. Includes references to the following: Protocol (No, that's where I'm going to sit); Frankenstein : the man who became god; Ypres : 1915; Alden Nowlan reports; I might not tell everybody this; He sits down on the floor of a school for the retarded; A white book lies open.
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