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Oh, lovely Egyptian lady.

File contains manuscript 1 p., two drafts of an untitled poem (originals and holograph copy). One draft is written on the verso of a letter.

Herbert, John

John Herbert fonds.

Materials relate primarily to the professional life of John Herbert, from 1940 to 1981, such as his literary works; theatre advertising, programs, and photographs; correspondences to critics, fans, his agent, and others; and reviews on his works. The literary works include drafts of his plays as well as manuscripts of his short stories and poetry.

Herbert, John

A story, 1944.

File contains 1 manuscript 5 p. (original and photocopy).

Herbert, John

Poem, 1945.

File contains manuscript 1 p. (original and holgraph copy).

Herbert, John

Poetry

Series consists of poetry written by John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Plea, 1946.

File contains manuscript 1 p. (original and holograph copy; photocopy of latter).

Herbert, John

Joyous moment, 1949.

File contains manuscript 1 p. (original and holograph copy; photocopy of the latter).

Herbert, John

Why am I?, 1949.

File contains manuscript 1 p. (original and handwritten copy by John Herbert).

Herbert, John

Lice on Louisiana, 1949.

File contains manuscript 1 p. (original and holograph copy; photocopy of the latter). The poem is dated 1944; John Herbert has also signed the page and added the date 1949.

Herbert, John

Short Stories

Series consists of manuscripts and typescripts of short stories by John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Life's like that.

File contains manuscript 3 p. (original and photocopy). Note on p. 1: "Early story, unfinished."

Herbert, John

Lonely lady.

File contains manuscript 3 p. (original and photocopy). Note on envelope: "Early short story (unfinished)."

Herbert, John

Depraved dream, 1958; All you hangmen, 1949.

File contains manuscript 1 p. (original, described by John Herbert as a copy made for a reading, including the poem "All you hangmen" on the same sheet. Also includes later holograph copy and photocopy of same.

Herbert, John

Bad girl.

File contains manuscript 31 p.; manuscript 20 p. Includes original ms. written in a note pad and a hand-written copy by John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Career crazed.

File contains manuscript 9 p. (original and photocopy) of a short story (illustrations and text) written under the name Jan Reading. Includes a letter to publisher dated Aug. 4, 1950, returned to John Herbert with the ms. Note on envelope: "Early short story (unfinished)."
Date and Place From: Aug. 4, 1950 To First Love Magazine From Herbert, John** Additional signatories: Reading, Jan, pseudonym

Herbert, John

Job, 1951.

File contains manuscript 1 p. (original).

Herbert, John

John Herbert accrual.

Materials relate primarily to the professional life of John Herbert, between 1953 and 2001, including manuscript and typescript poems, plays, works and essays, as well as ephemera relating to his works. The ephemera covers publicity, advertising and programs of his theatre productions. Outside of his theatre career, there are also materials pertaining to his personal life. Newspaper clippings document his opinions on social issues such as homelessness, unemployment, and the rights of gays and lesbians. Herbert also wrote biographies and photographic histories of his own personal life from childhood to early adulthood. Other textual materials include published works mentioning Herbert in reviews of his works and life.

Herbert, John

Not my soul to sell.

File contains one manuscript, 46 p. (original), of an "unfinished novel." Includes author's note on the envelope: "To go to John Herbert archives the Porter Library at UW. Box C, C7: Stories 1953: found when sorting contents of family house in 1982. Enclosed: 2 handwritten scripts, ideas for 2 novels (unfinished), both started in 1953. (1) Not My Soul to Sell - 46 pages. (2) World of Twilight - 11 pages. Note: J.H. often jotted down plans for novels."

Herbert, John

World of twilight.

File contains draft pages for an "unfinished novel" manuscript, ca. 10 leaves (original).

Herbert, John

Waiters to members, the Carlton Club.

File contains one set of Valentine's day poems written by John Herbert in 1953 for a Carlton Club Valentine's day event, 2 leaves (original) of a manuscript. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box D: John Herbert archives at Porter Library, Univ. of Waterloo. Original drafts. D23: 2 Valentine poems of light verse for table favours (printed later) at Carlton Club party in February, 1953. Note: J.H. worked as a full-time waiter at the Carlton Badminton and Squash Club on Hayden St. (at Church St.) in Toronto, 1952 and 1953 (until leaving in '53 to join a travelling show 'Paris After Midnight' as a dancer). Ivan Peterson, Carlton's manager, a man from Denmark, discovered Herbert's artistic bent (drawing and writing) and paid J.H. extra to decorate dances at the Carlton Club and to arrange entertainment for the club's parties."

Herbert, John

Short Stories and Novels.

Series consists of typescripts and manuscripts of short stories and novels written by John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Biographical

Series consists of biographical information on John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Be good.

File contains typescript photocopy, 4 p. Original title: "Goodbye, beauty."

Herbert, John

Poems

Series consists of manuscript and typescripts of poems written by John Herbert between 1953 and 2000. The series is divided into files for each individual poem and they are arranged chronologically.

Herbert, John

Costume designs for "Paris after midnight", 1953.

File contains contains two pencil sketches. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box C: John Herbert archives at the University of Waterloo, the Porter Library - C8: 1953, 2 costume designs for 'Carol Desmond', a.k.a. John Herbert, working as an exotic dancer on a six-month, cross-Canada tour with 'Paris After Midnight', a Model Shows' Production: April to October, 1953. Sketches by John Herbert Brundage."

Herbert, John

Watching, 1955.

File contains manuscript "second or third draft," 1 p. (original and holograph copy; photocopy of the latter).

Herbert, John

Jest, 1955

File contains 1. manuscript 1 p. (original and 1 p. holograph copy; photocopy of the latter).

Herbert, John

Plays

Series consists of manuscripts and typescripts of plays by John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Felice.

File contains manuscript 1st draft, 58 p.; manuscript 2nd draft, 70 p. (original and photocopy).

Herbert, John

I slept, 1955.

File contains manuscript 1 p. (original and 1 p. holograph copy; photocopy of the latter).

Herbert, John

Garbo, 1956.

File contains manuscript 2 p. (original written on recto and verso of an envelope and 1 p. holograph copy).

Herbert, John

Late love, 1956.

File contains manuscript "first draft," 1 p. (original and holograph copy; photocopy of the latter).

Herbert, John

Programs

Series consists of programs for plays.

Herbert, John

Spring thaw '56.

File contains contains one program for The New Play Society's "Spring thaw '56", for which John Herbert did the props. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box E: John Herbert archives, Porter Library, University of Waterloo. E3: one program from the annual revue 'Spring Thaw' ('56), produced by New Play Society and performed at the Avenue Theatre. Note: 1956 was the year John Herbert (then known as Jack Brundage) was a student of acting at N.P.S.'s school in the coach-house on Asquith St., Toronto, and did properties (props) for the show 'Spring Thaw' at Dora Mavor Moore's request. His work is not credited (no prop listing) on the program (1956) but the next year, 1957, he was given a small printed credit on the program for his creation of dozens of props, when the revue played another theatre at St. Clair Ave. and Vaughan Road (a converted old movie house). In 1956, Jack Brundage played 'Octavius' and 'Doctor Ford-Waterlow' in N.P.S.'s production of 'The Barretts of Wimpole Street' at the Avenue Theatre."

Herbert, John

Abortion, 1956.

File contains manuscript 2 p. (original and holograph copy).

Herbert, John

A year, 1956.

File contains manuscript 1 p. (original and holograph copy; photocopy of the latter). Poem written "to his mother on her birthday", August 25, 1956.

Herbert, John

Joseph and Kafka.

File contains one manuscript, 7 leaves (original), of a short story. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box D: John Herbert Archives. D22: unfinsihed short story. Joseph and Kafka : a short story by John Herbert 1957, 7 pages of unfinished short story, begun in 1957. Note: 25 years later, John Herbert would write a play titled 'Magda', based on the same experience in life of one of J.H.'s friends who survived the Nazi holocaust against the Jews of Europe. 'Magda' was performed by the Autumn Leaf Theatre Company, directed by Thom Sokoloski, at the Adelaide Court Theatre, Toronto, in March and April of 1985."

Herbert, John

Correspondence : M.

  • Date and Place From: May 20,1958 To Herbert, John From Moore, Dora Mavor [copy only]
  • Date and Place From: Oct. 26, 1967 To Herbert, John From Mann, W.E.
  • Date and Place From: June 4,1970 To Herbert, John From Miller, Arthur [form letter]
  • Date and Place From: Dec. 12,1970 To Herbert, John From McLaughlin, Florence
  • Date and Place From: Feb. 1, 1971 To Herbert, John From McDonald, Marci
  • Date and Place From: Feb. 18,1972 To Herbert, John From Mittler, Liesl Frank
  • Date and Place From: June 6,1974 To Herbert, John From Menexes, Elias
  • Date and Place From: Jan. 23, 1980 To Herbert, John From Mallet, Gina

Herbert, John

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence to and from John Herbert Brundage and includes letters written by him and published in newspapers. John Herbert has annotated much of the correspondence.

Herbert, John

Miss Tina, 1959.

File contains manuscript first and second drafts, 1 p. (originals and holograph copy; photocopy of the latter).

Herbert, John

Essays

Series consists of essays written by John Herbert.

Herbert, John

A ruby fell.

File contains manuscript 22 p.; Letter to Ray Lawler, 2 drafts.; ts. (1 carbon).
Date and Place From: Feb. 26,1963 To Lawlor, Roy, Theatre-in-the -Dell From Herbert, John

Herbert, John

Correspondence : D.

  • Date and Place From: Feb. 24, 1960 To Herbert, John From Davis, Gerald
  • Date and Place From: Sept. 1966 To Herbert, John From Dempsey, Lotta
  • Date and Place From: May 16,1972 To Herbert, John From Drew, John
  • Date and Place From: Aug. 14, 1976 To Herbert, John From Dahms, Gary

Herbert, John

Private club.

File contains manuscript 34 p.; typescript photocopy 17 p.

Herbert, John

On realism in art.

File contains manuscript 8 [i.e. 9] p. (original and photocopy); photocopy of a rejection letter from Atlantic Monthly.
Date and Place From: 1960 To Herbert, John From Atlantic Monthly editor

Herbert, John

A household God.

File contains typescript photocopy, 11 p.; notebook of further drafts, sketches etc., 1962

Herbert, John

Photographs

Series consists of photographs of John Herbert, his personal and professional life.

Herbert, John

Rain, 1963.

File contains manuscript 1 p.(original and holograph copy).

Herbert, John

Lady of the Camellias.

File contains manuscript 1st draft, 35 p.; typescript final draft (annotated), 50 p. (original and photocopy); production notes.

Herbert, John

My last pimp.

File contains one typescript, 12 leaves (original), of draft pages for an unfinished novel by "Ariel Ash" (John Herbert). Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box C: John Herbert archives at the University of Waterloo: C9: 'My Last Pimp', the opening for a novel, unfinished, by Ariel Ash, another 'nom de plume' used by John Herbert. Enclosed: 12 pages of typed manuscript, 1963."

Herbert, John

Surprise, 1964.

File contains manuscript 1 p.; two drafts (originals and one photocopy).

Herbert, John

Lovelost at dawn.

File contains a 1 leaf manuscript of the poem "Lovelost at dawn" written by John Herbert in 1964. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box B - Poems, stories, essays, articles, published letters. Note: B5a: Envelope holds only items that belong to the earlier section of the collection (John Herbert papers) and have been discovered or found since 1982. That is to say, writing done between 1926 and 1982. Enclosed: one poem. Title: Lovelost at Dawn. Date: August, 1964. Draft: probably second. No. pages: one. Signed: J. Brundage.

Herbert, John

The echo, 1964.

File contains manuscript 1 p. (original and holograph copy).

Herbert, John

Lights, 1964.

File contains manuscript 1 p. (original and holograph copy).

Herbert, John

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