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Levenson, Christopher

Christopher Levenson fonds. Sixth accrual (2012-013). – 1994-2011. – 6 cm of textual records.

Box 26

F.1       “Not One of the Boys”, typescript, unpublished autobiography: Chapter 8, photocopy, pp. 135-148; Chapter 9, photocopy, pp. 149-174; Chapter 10, lightly annotated, page numbers written in pen, pp. 191-215, includes synopsis (2 p), [ca. 2000?]

The following correspondence is with potential publishers for Not One of the Boys in both the UK and Canada. Items are arranged alphabetically by publisher.

F.2       Anne McDermid and Associates, letter addressed to Anne McDermid, October 20, 2005.
F.3       Chatto and Windus, The Random House Group, correspondence with Jessica Shuman, Parisa Ebrahimi, Alison Samuels, 7 items, April 28-October 10, 2008.
F.4       Faber and Faber Limited Publishers, 4 letters, April 23-July10, 2008.
F.5       Fernwood Books Ltd., letter addressed to Lindsay Sharpe, 6 June 2009.
F.6       Gaspereau Press, correspondence with Kate Kennedy, 29 May 2009 and Andrew Steeves, 1 June 2009, 2 items.
F.7       Granta Books, correspondence with Robert Lines, September 30, 2010.
F.8       McGill-Queens University Press, correspondence with Joan Harcourt, 2 items, 5 February 2008 and 14 April 2008.
F.9       Ronsdale Press, correspondence with Ron [Hatch] and Matthew Bennett, 2 items, 25 February, 25 April 2009.

F.10     Emails and letters addressed to the following politicians and governments:
High Commissioner for Nigeria, photocopy of letter, 11 December 2001
Prime Minister, Paul Martin, email, 21 September 2005, response L.A. Lavell, Executive Correspondence Officer and Luc Rouleau, Director ministerial Correspondence, November 7, 2005.
Vancouver Police Department, 1 letter, 8 May 2008.
Sandra Clifford, New Democratic party, 1 letter, 11 June 2008.
 Premier Gordon Campbell, 22 October 2009, with response 27 October 2009.
 Various government officials, email, 22 January 2010.
 Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, email, 30 January 2010, response from Hon. Hedy Fry.
 Gregory Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, email, 4 March 2011.
Jack Layton, email, 16 June 2010
 John Baird, email, 4 November 2011

The following files contain correspondence and other material relating to abandoned project, Taking Root, a proposed anthology of interviews with South-Asian immigrants to the BC Lower Mainland.

F.11     Taking Root, letter for potential publisher, Anvil Press attention Brian Kaufman, 2 items, 15 April 2010.
F.12     Email to Ministerial Enquiries Division and Jason Kennedy, inquiry for funding, 2 letters, April-June, 2010. This file also contains project proposal, questionnaire and handwritten VPL meeting notes, relating to Taking Root.
F.13     Email correspondence for Taking Root, 37 items, February 2010-November 2010.

Letters to the Editor:
The following material is both published and unpublished letters to editors of various newspapers and magazines.

F.14     Ottawa Citizen, Letters to the Editor, published and unpublished, 32 items, includes emails, fax transmittal sheets and newspaper clippings, ca. 2001-2007.
F.15     Globe and Mail, Letters to the Editor, published and unpublished, 49 items, includes emails, fax transmittal sheets, newspaper clippings, ca. 2001-2010.
F.16     Vancouver Sun, Letters to the Editor, published and unpublished, 16 items, includes email and newspaper clippings, ca. 2007-2010.
F.17     The Independent, 1 June 1994, includes published Letter to the Editor, “That Cheeky Little Engine” by Oonagh Berry from Globe and Mail, December 19, 2009.
Irish Times, 1 fax transmittal sheet, May 23, 1998.
This is Carleton, 2 letters, November 2000-February 2001.
Carp Magazine, email, January 21, 2006.
Outlook Magazine, email, August 17, 2006.
Nuvo magazine, 3 letters, June-August 2008.
CBC National, email, September 22, 2008.
New York Times, email, April 3, 2009.

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Last Reviewed: October 23, 2012