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Untitled poetry

  • CA ACU SPC F0008-S0004-FL0647
  • File
  • [1957 September 29 - 1980 March 30]
  • Part of Alden Nowlan fonds.

Holograph and typescript. Drafts of complete poems and limericks. Most poems have single drafts; however, a few include rough draft fragments or holograph ideas for the poem. Several poems are dated; none have been identified as published. One item containing five limericks shows author as "Very Reverend Sam Davenport Jr.". Includes poems dedicated to Al and Marilee Pittman. Arranged alphabetically by first line of poem. Includes references to the following: Untitled poetry.

Gruel and plovers' eggs : poem

  • CA ACU SPC F0008-S0004-FL0239
  • File
  • [1970 February 14 - 1970(?) or after]
  • Part of Alden Nowlan fonds.

Holograph rough draft fragments; holograph fragments and rough draft titled Gruel and plovers' tongues; and typescript (carbon copy) clean copy. Poem dedicated to Al Pittman. Includes references to the following: Gruel and plovers' tongues; Gruel and plovers' eggs.

Pittman, Al.

  • Correspondence (n.d., 1970(?) August or September - 1983 March 4), between A. Pittman and Alden Nowlan.
  • Correspondence relating personal news and news of mutual friends, requesting A. Nowlan's recommendation for a Canada Council grant and a promotional quote for a poetry collection by A. Pittman, and discussing current literary projects and various other topics. Includes poetry by A. Pittman, including a poem dedicated to A. Nowlan. Includes references to the following: In the garden; Night watch : short story/novel chapter; There was an old woman from Wexford : short story/novel chapter; Between tears and laughter; What's more Canadian than Stompin' Tom? : the beaver, maybe; I'm a stranger here myself; The dollar woman : stage play; The incredible murder of Cardinal Tosca : stage play; Frankenstein : the man who became god; Double exposure; All on a summer's day; Various persons named Kevin O'Brien.

Nowlan, Claudine.

  • Letters of condolence paying tribute to Alden Nowlan (1983 June 28 - 1983 July 26), from friends to C. and John A. Nowlan.
  • Letters of condolence containing poems dedicated to A. Nowlan or enclosing tributes written by the correspondent for media publication. File arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Includes references to the following: Various persons named Kevin O'Brien; I might not tell everybody this; A Jansenist with a snow shovel; The Mosherville Road; Bread, wine and salt; Ypres : 1915; Tenth wedding anniversary.