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University of Waterloo. Special Collections & Archives Virgil Burnett fonds.
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Chain poems.

File consists of a variety of chain poems written by Virgil Burnett and others (D.D. and F.G.).

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Eva prima pandora.

File consists of one copy of "Eva Prima Pandora" by Virgil Burnett. This work makes up Part III of the larger work "Court of Miracles".

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The ice storm.

File consists of one copy of "The Ice Storm" by Virgil Burnett.

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Miscellaneous.

File consists of a group of various works by Virgil Burnett. Includes passages from short stories, plays and other original writings.

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Two old bachelors.

Contains one copy of the play "Two Old Bachelors: Being a day in the Life of Edward Lear, a Dirty Landscape Painter, and Foss, his Cat, Arranged from Lear's own Writings by Virgil Burnett and Arthur Morey".

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Via luxuriosa (revised).

File consists of a revised copy of "Via Luxuriosa" by Virgil Burnett. Cover page is titled "Court of Miracles". This work is part II of "Court of Miracles".

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Virgil Burnett fonds : accruals.

Accrual consists of materials created and accumulated by Virgil Burnett that relate to his professional and personal life. Includes correspondence to and from Burnett, artworks and writings by Burnett and others, materials relating to the creation and publication of books written and illustrated by Burnett as well as those published by Pasdeloup Press, and other ephemera.

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Virgil Burnett fonds : 2012 accrual.

Accrual consists of material relating to the artistic and literary career of Virgil Burnett. Includes sketchbooks with illustrations and life drawings; commonplace books with original works as well as copied quotations, passages and ephemera; manuscripts; poetry and plays; as well as writings by others given to Burnett.

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Picaroon.

File consists of three copies of "Picaroon: A Fantasy on an Etching by Salvator Rosa" by Virgil Burnett.

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St.Loup-l'etrier.

File consists of passages of a story by Virgil Burnett. Includes original hand written passages, typed passages, some with annotations, as well as notes on the text.

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Commonplace book : undated.

File consists of one commonplace book belonging to Virgil Burnett, undated. Includes original works, and quotations and passages from other texts. Note that the cover states the notebook belongs to Linda Stevens.

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Prints.

File consists of twenty three prints by Virgil Burnett. The prints are of five different images by Burnett.

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Works by Virgil Burnett

Series consists of manuscripts, short stories, poems, plays and other writings by Virgil Burnett. Some items are annotated and duplicates of some works are present.

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Billfirth.

File consists of two copies of the short story "Billfirth the Dreamer: A Fantasy on an Episode in Bede" by Virgil Burnett.

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The martyred bull.

File consists of two copies of "The Martyred Bull: A Fantasy on a Sequence of Events in Ovid's Metamorphoses" by Virgil Burnett.

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Midnight mass.

File consists of one poem by Virgil Burnett "Midnight Mass" along with a transcribed copy of "L'office du Soir" by Aloysius Bertrand and an advertisement for a show of Burnett's drawings in Chicago. The items are in a folder advertising "Bluebeard's Wife" illustrated by Burnett and published by Pasdeloup Press. On the recto of the folder Burnett has written the "Gaspard de la nuit", the title of a collection of poems also by Bertrand.

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Our lady of wounds.

File consists of one copy of "Our Lady of Wounds" by Virgil Burnett. Some photocopies of drawings by Burnett are attached to the manuscript.

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The sea nymph and the squid.

Contains three copies of the short story "The Sea Nymph and the Squid: A Fantasy on a Print by Hokusai" by Virgil Burnett. Also included are two photocopies of Hokusai's "The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife".

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Commonplace Books

Series consists of twelve commonplace books belonging to Virgil Burnett. The books include quotations and passages from other texts, original writings by Burnett and others, diary and dream diary entries, as well as pasted in ephemera and correspondence.

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Commonplace book : undated.

File consists of one commonplace book belonging to Virgil Burnett, undated. Includes quotations and passages from other texts, original works and drawings, a list of booksellers, and a series of poems on each letter of the alphabet.

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Artworks

File consists of artworks created by Virgil Burnett. This includes collages and a series of prints.

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Ars moriendi

File consists of one copy of "Ars Moriendi" by Virgil Burnett. This makes up a portion of the larger work "Court of Miracles".

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En route.

File consists of one copy of "En Route" by Virgil Burnett. This copy has been annotated by Burnett.

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A flail of fire.

File consists of three copies of "A Flail of Fire: A Fantasy on a Sculpture by Giselbertus" by Virgil Burnett.

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Miscellaneous.

File consists of a variety of miscellaneous poems, short stories and other writings by Virgil Burnett.

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The red box.

File consists of one copy of the play "The Red Box" by Virgil Burnett.

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Sphinx, et al.

File consists of five short stories by Virgil Burnett: An Oriental Tale ; Tribute for the Sphinx ; The Sacred Precinct ; Actaeon_ ; Euopra: A Tale of Divine Servitude.

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Temple family classic.

File consists of scenes and passages from Martin Family Classic by Virgil Burnett. Some passages have annotations and edits. Also included are notes on the work.

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Commonplace book : undated.

File consists of one commonplace book belonging to Virgil Burnett, undated. Includes mostly original writings, with some quotations and passages from other texts.

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Commonplace book : undated.

File consists of one commonplace book belonging to Virgil Burnett, undated. Includes original writings and poems, primarily passages from the play The Red Box. Also included are two loose leaves with original writings. The recto of the notebook is inscribed "Virgil Burnett. A play?".

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Virgil Burnett fonds.

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, illustrations, clippings, sketchbooks, and other materials created and accumulated by Virgil Burnett that document his personal and professional life. Includes materials relating to his work with the Pasdeloup Press.

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Sketchbooks

Series consists of five sketchbooks owned by Virgil Burnett. Included are ink, pencil, marker, and chalk and charcoal drawings and illustrations. The drawings are predominately nude figure drawings.

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Sketchbook : 1958.

File consists of one sketchbook belonging to Virgil Burnett. Inscribed on first page "12 December 1958". Includes sketches, notes, calligraphy. Sketches are in pencil and ink.

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Commonplace book : 1959-1960.

File consists of one commonplace book belonging to Virgil Burnett from 1959-1960. Includes original writings and drawings, quotes and passages from other texts, diary entires, and listings of works sold as well as pasted in notices of gallery shows.

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Commonplace book : 1960.

File consists of one commonplace book belonging to Virgil Burnett from 1960. Includes original writings by Burnett and Daryl Hine as well as correspondence from Hine, book layouts, and pasted in newspaper clippings, drawings, and other ephemera. Some of the original writings and book layouts would go on to become Heroics and Bluebeard's Wife.

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Commonplace book : 1960-1962.

File consists of one commonplace book belonging to Virgil Burnett from 1960-1962. Includes notes, quotations, original writings, sales of books and prints and a list of memorable meals as well as pasted in notices for gallery shows, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other ephemera.

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Correspondence from Virgil Burnett to John Buchanan Brown, 1961-1988.

File consists of forty pieces of correspondence, predominately from Virgil Burnett to John Buchanan Brown as well copies of correspondence from Buchanan Brown to Burnett, as well as a sheet of reviews showing works by Burnett and Buchanan Brown. Also includes a dummy of a work titled "Cloud Cloak", possibly by Burnett and Daryl Hines, and possibly unpublished.

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Commonplace book : 1962-1969.

File consists of one commonplace book belonging to Virgil Burnett from 1962-1969. Includes loose leaf paper with poems, story drafts, quotations, and notes. Items have been subdivided by the author into the categories "miscellaneous", "voyage in [poloque?], "the academy" and "chateron". Also includes spiral bound notebook with excerpts from Nathaniel Hawthorne's French and Italian Notebooks, quotations, notes, and original writings.

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Commonplace book : 1968-1969.

File consists of one commonplace book belonging to Virgil Burnett from 1968-1969. Includes quotations, passages from other texts, original writings and drawings, and dream diary entries.

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Commonplace book : 1971.

File consists of one commonplace book belonging to Virgil Burnett from 1971. Includes original writings, as well as quotations and passages from other works.

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Commonplace book : 1971-1973

File consists of one commonplace book belonging to Virgil Burnett from 1971-973. Includes dream diary entries, original writings and drawings, quotations and passages from other texts, and a list of drawings sold.

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Commonplace book : 1977

File consists of one commonplace book belonging to Virgil Burnett from 1977. Includes original writings, as well as quotations and passages from other texts.

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Correspondence from Virgil Burnett to Others

Series consists of correspondence from Virgil Burnett to others including Robin Magowan, Juliet Mattila, and John Buchanan Brown as well as one set of correspondence between Robin Magowan and Francine [Goldenhar?].

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Jurgen.

File consists of one large leave on which is written accompanying wording for Virgil Burnett's illustrations for an edition of James Branch Cabell's Jurgen: a Comedy of Justice . The leave is in a broadsheet (folded) with a print by Burnett on the recto and C.P. Cavafy's poem Steps on the verso.

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Collages.

File consists of ten collage artworks created by Virgil Burnett. Each artwork is a large piece of construction paper with words cut out from newspapers pasted on to form poems. Some have illustrations as well.

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Correspondence from Virgil Burnett to Robin Magowan, 1996, 2001-2005.

File consists of 20 pieces of correspondence, predominately from Virgil Burnett to Robin Magowan. Also included are advertisements for Virgil's gallery shows, and other ephemera. Includes a set of correspondence between Robin Magowan and Francine [Goldenhar?], and a letter to Magown from his daughter Samantha.

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Sketchbook : 1998-2009.

File consists of one sketchbook belonging to Virgil Burnett from 1998-2009. Includes sketches and notes. Sketches are in pencil, ink, and marker.

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Works by Others

Series consists of works written by other authors that were sent to Virgil Burnett. Includes the works themselves as well as correspondence and notes. Includes a copy of the manuscript "Yrs. V" by Athur Morey which is a collection of letters and drawings sent to Morey from Burnett.

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Byron: Cain.

File consists of the play Cain: a Mystery, by Lord Byron, adapted by Jerome McGann. Includes a note on the text by Arthur Morey as well as a letter from Morey to Burnett.

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Sketchbook : 2003-2009.

File consists of one sketchbook belonging to Virgil Burnett from 2003-2009. Includes sketches, notes, quotations, family Christmas list, a list of book sales, and a list of invitations sent out for a gallery show. Sketches are in black and red ink.

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Sketchbook : 2007-2008.

File consists of one sketchbook belonging to Virgil Burnett from 2007-2008. Includes sketches in chalk and charcoal. Some pages are marked by the artist with bookmarks.

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Sketchbook : 2007-2010.

File consists of one sketchbook belonging to Virgil Burnett from 2007-2010. Includes sketches in chalk, charcoal, and pen.

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The monday painter.

File consists of material related to the creation and publication of "The Monday Painter" a catalogue of works by Michel Devrient along with writings by Devrient, translated by Robin Magowan and with notes by Virgil Burnett. Includes a dummy of the book, draft copies, notes, as well as correspondence to Burnett from Magowan and Devrient regarding the publication.

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Pasdeloup Press

Series consists of one file relating to the creation and publication of the Pasdeloup Press item The monday Painter, by Michel Devrient, translated by Robin Magowan, with notes by Virgil Burnett.

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Correspondence : Received

File consists of correspondence received by Virgil Burnett from friends and family. Includes ephemeral items found in the correspondence such as clippings, articles, poems, etc. Note that correspondence has been left in original order. Correspondents include:

  • [?], Al;
  • [?], Bill;
  • [?], Chad;
  • [?], Chris;
  • [?], Ford;
  • [?], Josephine;
  • [?], Kim;
  • [?], Marcella;
  • [?], Martin;
  • [?], Melina;
  • [?], Peggy;
  • [d’Almeida?], George;
  • [Lindsay], Marion;
  • [Switzer], Dave;
  • AIDS Committee of London;
  • Boegehold, Alan;
  • Cruz, Rienzi;
  • Culhane, John and Hind;
  • Devrient, Michel;
  • Ducornet, Guy;
  • Ducornet, Rikki;
  • Edmunds, Helen;
  • Erb, Deb;
  • Erenberg, Ellen;
  • Gallery Stratford;
  • Gentilli, Jeremy;
  • Goldman, Barbara;
  • Hanewich, K.Y.;
  • Harbringer Gallery;
  • Haverford College;
  • Heller, Grace;
  • Hine, Daryl;
  • Horner, Judith and Hammond;
  • Liidemann, Ryan;
  • Littlewood, Jill;
  • Magowan, Robin;
  • Manchester, Barbara;
  • Mavor, Susan;
  • McGann, Jerome;
  • McInnery Burnett, Maud;
  • Morey, Arthur;
  • Morgan, Robert;
  • Morgan, Thomas;
  • Mulhallen, Karen;
  • National Gallery of Canada Foundation;
  • Nordley Beglo, Jo;
  • Otter, Sandra;
  • Pippin Burnett, Anne;
  • Plaskett, Joseph;
  • Rago, Juliet;
  • Roth, Martha;
  • Salvation Army;
  • Shute, Laurence;
  • Stefanescu, Isabella;
  • Tahon, Jean-Luc;
  • United Way;
  • Urquhart, Jane;
  • Wilbur, Richard;
  • Yamashige, Lloyd.

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Correspondence : 21 Dec. 2009-10 May 2010.

File consists of 49 pieces of correspondence sent to Virgil Burnett. Also includes photos, clippings and poems by Daryl Hine and Jerome McGann, as well as a letter from Burnett to Susan [?]. Correspondents include:

  • [?], Chad
  • [?], Jospehine
  • [Lindsay], Marion
  • [Switzer], Dave
  • Cruz, Rienzi
  • Culhane, John and Hind
  • Ducornet, Rikki
  • Erb, Deb
  • Gallery Stratford
  • Gentilli, Jeremy
  • Hanewich, K.Y.
  • Heller, Grace
  • Hine, Daryl
  • Littlewood, Jill
  • Magowan, Robin
  • McGann, Jerome
  • Plaskett, Joseph
  • Roth, Martha
  • Salvation Army
  • Shute, Laurence.

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Works by Virgil Burnett

Series consists of materials relating to the creation and publication of Firenze by Virgil Burnett and Helen Edmonds.

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Correspondence : 26 Oct.-21 Dec. 2009.

File consists of 35 pieces of correspondence sent to Virgil Burnett. Also includes clippings, gallery brochures and poems by Alan Boegehold, Jerome McGann, Robin Magowan and Deb Erb. Correspondents include:

  • [?], Al;
  • [?], Jospehine;
  • [?], Peggy;
  • [d’Almeida?], George;
  • AIDS Committee of London;
  • Boegehold, Alan;
  • Culhane, John and Hind;
  • Devrient, Michel;
  • Ducornet, Rikki;
  • Erb, Deb;
  • Hanewich, K.Y.;
  • Harbringer Gallery;
  • Heller, Grace;
  • Magowan, Robin;
  • McGann, Jerome;
  • Morey, Arthur;
  • Roth, Martha;
  • Salvation Army;
  • United Way;
  • Urquhart, Jane.

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Byron's manfred.

File consists of one layout of the publication Byron's Manfred by Jerome McGann, illustrated by Virgil Burnett.

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Firenze.

File consists of materials related to the publication "Firenze: Notes and Sketches Autumn 2009" by Virgil Burnett and Helen Edmonds. Includes original poems, a draft copy and an annotated copy, all without illustrations.

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Works Illustrated by Virgil Burnett

Series consists of materials relating to the creation and publication of Byron's Manfred, written by Jerome McGann and illustrated by Virgil Burnett and Jurgen: a Comedy of Justice written by James Branch Cabell and illustrated by Virgil Burnett.

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Correspondence : 11 May-26 Sept. 2010.

File consists of 49 pieces of correspondence sent to Virgil Burnett. Some of the correspondence has been annotated by Burnett to indicated the sender. Also includes gallery invitations, clippings, a theatre brochure, one letter from Jerome McGann to Robin Magowan, and poetry by Magown and Daryl Hine. Correspondents include:

  • [?], Al
  • [?], Chad
  • [?], Jospehine
  • [?], Peggy
  • [d’Almeida?], George
  • Culhane, John and Hind
  • Devrient, Michel
  • Ducornet, Guy
  • Ducornet, Rikki
  • Erenberg, Ellen
  • Goldman, Barbara
  • Hanewich, K.Y.
  • Heller, Grace
  • Magowan, Robin
  • McGann, Jerome
  • Morey, Arthur
  • Morgan, Robert
  • Shute, Laurence
  • Urquhart, Jane.

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Correspondence : 18 Dec. 2010-8 Apr. 2011.

File consists of 65 pieces of correspondence sent to Virgil Burnett. Also includes clippings, brochures, photographs, excerpts from texts written by others, and poetry by Burnett and Deb Erb. Also includes one letter to Maud McInerney Burnett from Haverford College regarding a donation of her father's works. Correspondents include:

  • [?], Al
  • [?], Bill
  • [?], Chad
  • [?], Ford
  • [?], Peggy
  • [d’Almeida?], George
  • [Switzer], Dave
  • Culhane, John and Hind
  • Ducornet, Guy
  • Erb, Deb
  • Erenberg, Ellen
  • Hanewich, K.Y.
  • Haverford College
  • Heller, Grace
  • Horner, Judith and Hammond
  • Magowan, Robin
  • McGann, Jerome
  • Morey, Arthur
  • Nordley Beglo, Jo
  • Otter, Sandra
  • Pippin Burnett, Anne
  • Plaskett, Joseph
  • Roth, Martha
  • Shute, Laurence
  • Tahon, Jean-Luc.

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Correspondence : 12 Mar.-19 June 2010.

File consists of 36 pieces of correspondence sent to Virgil Burnett. Also present are photographs, a play by Burnett and Paddy Gillard-Bentley, a guest list, and poems by Robin Magown and Daryl Hine. Correspondents include:

  • [?], Al
  • [?], Ford
  • [?], Jospehine
  • [?], Martin
  • Culhane, John and Hind
  • Goldman, Barbara
  • Hanewich, K.Y.
  • Hine, Daryl
  • Magowan, Robin
  • McGann, Jerome
  • Morey, Arthur
  • National Gallery of Canada Foundation
  • Plaskett, Joseph
  • Roth, Martha
  • Shute, Laurence
  • Yamashige, Lloyd.

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Correspondence : 15 Sept.-17 Dec. 2010.

File consists of 48 pieces of correspondence sent to Virgil Burnett. Also includes poetry by Daryl Hine and Jerome McGann. Correspondents include:

  • [?], Al
  • [?], Ford
  • [?], Peggy
  • Devrient, Michel
  • Ducornet, Rikki
  • Gentilli, Jeremy
  • Hanewich, K.Y.
  • Heller, Grace
  • Hine, Daryl
  • Magowan, Robin
  • Mavor, Susan
  • McGann, Jerome
  • Morey, Arthur
  • Nordley Beglo, Jo
  • Plaskett, Joseph
  • Rago, Juliet
  • Roth, Martha
  • Shute, Laurence.

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Poems by ALB for Virgil to look at.

File consists of twenty one poems written by Alan Boegehold sent to Virgil Burnett. The poems are accompanied by a note from Boegehold as well as a notecard in an envelope which contained three of the poems. All of the items are in a folder advertising an edition of Bluebeard's Wife illustrated by Virgil Burnett published by Pasdeloup Press.

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Calendar : 2011.

File consists of one calendar from the year 2011. It is annotated by Virgil Burnett with appointments, etc.

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Correspondence : 7 Nov. 2011-18 Feb. 2012.

File consists of 24 pieces of correspondence sent to Virgil Burnett. Also includes a phone list, and poems by Daryl Hine, Robin Magowan and Burnett, and Helen Edmonds. Correspondents include:

  • [?], Al
  • [?], Peggy
  • Devrient, Michel
  • Edmunds, Helen
  • Heller, Grace
  • Hine, Daryl
  • Magowan, Robin
  • McGann, Jerome
  • Morgan, Robert
  • Morgan, Thomas
  • Plaskett, Joseph
  • Roth, Martha
  • Shute, Laurence.

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Miscellaneous

Series consists of one calendar from 2011 which has been annotated by Virgil Burnett.

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Correspondence : 16 July-20 Dec. 2011.

File consists of 75 pieces of correspondence sent to Virgil Burnett. Also includes clippings, a syllabus, a trip itinerary, drawings by K.Y. Hanewich, and poetry by Arthur Morey and Jerome McGann. Correspondents include:

  • [?], Al
  • [?], Chris
  • [?], Melina
  • [?], Peggy
  • Culhane, John and Hind
  • Devrient, Michel
  • Ducornet, Rikki
  • Hanewich, K.Y.
  • Heller, Grace
  • Liidemann, Ryan
  • Magowan, Robin
  • McGann, Jerome
  • McInnery Burnett, Maud
  • Morey, Arthur
  • Morgan, Robert
  • Mulhallen, Karen
  • Shute, Laurence
  • Stefanescu, Isabella
  • Wilbur, Richard.

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Correspondence : 23 Apr.-15 July 2011

File consists of 32 pieces of correspondence sent to Virgil Burnett. Also includes clippings, gallery brochures, articles and poems by Robin Magowan and Jerome McGann. Correspondents include:

  • [?], Al
  • [?], Peggy
  • Culhane, John and Hind
  • Devrient, Michel
  • Gallery Stratford
  • Gentilli, Jeremy
  • Hanewich, K.Y.
  • Heller, Grace
  • Magowan, Robin
  • Manchester, Barbara
  • McGann, Jerome
  • Morgan, Robert
  • Plaskett, Joseph
  • Shute, Laurence.

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Yrs. V.

File consists of one copy of "Yrs. V" by Arthur Morey. The manuscript is a collection of transcribed letters sent by Virgil Burnett to Arthur Morey (a friend and collaborator) from 1967 to 2010. The manuscript also includes photocopies of images drawn by Burnett and images found on postcards and notecards. Included is a letter sent from Morey to Burnett regarding the manuscript.

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