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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Robert Bringhurst fonds
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Reid–solitary raven

File consists of notes, correspondence, and page proofs from the book “Solitary Raven: The Selected Writings of Bill Reid,” for which Bringhurst served as editor and contributed the introduction.


File consists of notes, correspondence, programs, and business cards related to a trip to Spain, where Bringhurst participated in the conference “V Seminario de Estudios Canadienses” at the University of Cordova.


File consists of page proofs, photographs, reproductions of photographs, invoices, and correspondence related to the book “Being in Being: The Collected Works of a Master Haida Mythteller.”

Copps/Reid editorial

File consists of correspondence and newspaper articles, many of which are reproductions, related to Sheila Copps, the Bill Reid Foundation, and, in particular, Bringhurst's article in the October 14 issue of the Globe & Mail criticizing Copps' role as Minister of Heritage.

Ottawa June 2002

File consists of materials related to a trip to Ottawa in June 2002 to present at the Ottawa Public Library and lead a workshop at the National Library of Canada.

Sanger review

File consists of section D of the August 10, 2002 issue of the Globe and Mail newspaper, which contains a review by Bringhurst of the Peter Sanger book “Spar: Words in Place” on page D7.

Atypl Sept. 2003

File consists of materials related to the 2003 conference of the Association Typographique Internationale, otherwise known as “ATypI.” Records include lecture text, promotional material for the conference, and correspondence.

Barbarian essay Sept. 2003

File consists of a text entitled “Shouldering Civilization: The Private Search for Public Good” and related correspondence with Jan and Crispin Elsted of Barbarian Press.

Linguanti festschrift Elsa’s festschrift 2002-2003

File consists of materials related to Bringhurst’s contribution to a festschrift for Elsa Linguanti: a text entitled “What is Found in Translation,” 2 copies of the festschrift, entitled “Many-voiced fountains,” and related correspondence.


File consists of materials related to a trip to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in March 2003 to participate in several events, including readings at the University of New Brunswick and Saint Mary’s University: promotional materials for events and correspondence.


File consists of materials related to Bringhurst’s participation in a festival sponsored by the Montana Committee for the Humanities: airline ticket, project personnel form, and correspondence.

Ursa major-epilogue

File consists of materials related to Peter Sanger’s afterward for the book “Ursa Major”: a copy of Sanger’s book “Kerf,” page proofs, and correspondence.

Walrus chart

File consists of Bringhurst’s graphic, “A Brief History of Typography,” for the February/March 2004 issue of the Walrus magazine: a copy of the magazine, photocopied reproductions of the graphic, text for the graphic, and correspondence.


File consists of notes related to a talk entitled "indigenous languages and literature of North America," delivered at the University of Edinburgh.

Griffin prize 2004

Contains a shipping invoice, correspondence, and notes related to Bringhurst's role as a judge for the 2004 Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry prize.

NY [New York] CBA [Centre for Book Arts]

File consists of correspondence, notes, and promotional materials related to Bringhurst's trip to New York to present at the Centre for Book Arts, including teaching a masterclass in typography.

Sapir prize 2004/5

File consists of 2 letters about Bringhurst's award of the Edward Sapir Book Prize, and the text of an article about the prize in the December 23, 2004 issue of the newspaper the Georgia Straight.

Solid form-French

File consists of a the book "La Forme Solide du Language," a French translation of "The Solid Form of Language: An Essay on Writing and Meaning."


File consists of a set of postcards entitled "Presiding Spirits." Postcards are printed with poems selected by poets participating in the Poetry International 2004 festival. Bringhurst's poem is "Anecdote of Men by the Thousand" by Wallace Stevens.

Ted Chamberlin lecture

File consists of two copies of a work entitled, "A lecture by J. Edward Chamberlin on civil and uncivil society; or fostered alike by beauty or fear," notes, photocopies of several pages from the book "Letters from Edmund Burke, and correspondence from John O'Brian.

Griffin prize

File consists of a shipping waybill, notes and spreadsheets related to the 2005 Griffin poetry prize.

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