Sub-series MSC-34-0-2-1 - The watery part of the world records

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The watery part of the world records

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MSC-34-0-2-1

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  • [ca. 1962]-1988 (Creation)

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.42 m of textual records

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Series consists of records relating to the writing, editing, and publication of Gladys Maria Hindmarch's 1988 book "The Watery Part of the World," based on her experiences working aboard cargo ships in the early 1960s. Hindmarch worked on the book throughout the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, and worked extensively on it from 1985 to 1986, the year she took a sabbatical from her teaching position at Capilano College. It was during this time that the manuscript was first read by Denise Bukowski, Hindmarch's literary agent at Pacific Publishing Services. Working titles for the book project have included "The Boat Stories," "The Boat Book," and "Nootka Odyssey," and these titles are reflected in the file names. Record types in this series include drafts, manuscripts, page proofs, notes, research records, and correspondence.

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Numerous "boat stories" have been published as works of short prose in various periodicals, including both those that appear in the published version of "The Watery Part of the World" and those which were ultimately cut from the final manuscript. See the acknowledgements section of the published book for a full list of these publications.

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