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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Robert Bringhurst fonds
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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.

Tree of meaning-first version

File consists of a copy of volume 7, issue 2 of the periodical “Canadian Journal of Environmental Education,” which contains an article by Bringhurst entitled “The Tree of Meaning and the Work of Ecological Linguistics.”

Ricou review 2005

File consists of records relating to Bringhurst's review essay of the book "The Arbutus/Madrone files: reading the Pacific Northwest" by Laruei Ricou. File contains issue 147 of the journal "BC Studies," which contains th...


File consists of correspondence, presentation notes, an airplan boarding pass, a business card, and a conference program related to the conference "TEXTure-Reading/Writing/Sensing: Teaching word relationships in the context of new technologie...

Cjee Whitehorse

File consists of annotated page proofs for the essay "The tree of meaning and the work of linguistics" from issue 7 of the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education.

Parmenides type

File consists of correspondence related to the typesetting of the book “The fragments of Parmenides & an English translation.”

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.

Lee-Un (2002/3)

File consists of materials related to the book “Un” by Dennis Lee, for which Bringhurst designed the book jacket: draft pages, page proofs, notes, correspondence, and book jacket mockups, including many photocopies.

Malaspina Nov. 2003

File consists of materials related to Bringurst’s presentation of the Ralph Gustafon Lecture at Malaspina College in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on November 6, 2003, entitled “Wild Language”: lecture text, correspondence, and a printout of an artic...

Gaspereau 2002-2003

File consists of materials related to Bringhurst's relationship with Gasperau Press: correspondence with Andrew Steeves and others, promotional material for the book "Ursa Major," royalty statements, and publication catalogues.


File consists of airplane boarding passes, a document entitled "A family of sorts," a 2 pages from the June 1 2002 issue of the newspaper "The courier mail."

Gudrun Dreher

File consists of correspondence and notes related to the doctoral dissertation of Gudrun Dreher, for which Bringhurst served as an independent scholar on the supervisory committee.

Gudrun Dreher 2002 version 2

File consists of version 2 of Gudrun Dreher's doctoral dissertation, entitled, "Stories are maps, songs are caches and trails: the verbal art of Haayas, Kingagwaaw, Gumsiiwa, Ghandl and Skaay - five master mythtellers from Haida Gwaii: p...

Lilburn anthology

File consists of materials related to the book “Thinking and Singing: Poetry and the Practice of Philosophy,” edited by Tim Lilburn with contributions from both Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky: drafts, page proofs, and correspondence.

Orion lecture (Victoria)

File consists of materials related to Bringhurst’s delivery of the Orion Lecture at the University of Victoria on March 13, 2002, entitled “Humans are not Humans; the Truth if not Privately Owned: Reflections of the challenge of Translating Native...

Ursa major Regina 2002

File consists of materials related to the work “Ursa Major”: a script, notes, correspondence, and promotional materials advertising dance performances.

Wright review

File consists of the text of Bringhurst’s review of the book “Northern Haida Master Carvers,” published in volume 103, issue 3 of the periodical “Oregon Historical Quarterly”: review text, notes, 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.

John Dreyfus

File consists of materials related to John Dreyfus: 2 copies of a text about Dreyfus, a brochure for a series of lectures at Simon Fraser University in 1985, and a printout of an electronic article in newspaper The Independent.


File consists of materials related to a trip to Idaho to lecture at the University of Idaho on March 12, 2003: draft of the lecture text, entitled “Reading and Writing in Four Dimensions,” notes, and 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 c...

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