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Julian Samuel fonds
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The series consists of manuscripts, including whole and selected sections of works that were eventually published or intended for publication. It contains first drafts, revised, edited and annotated drafts of After Manto (Container 1, Files 1-14 and 17-25; Container 2, Files 1-4 and 10), Permanent Siege (Container 1, Files 5, 15, 16, and 22; Container 2, File 1), Passage to Lahore (Container 2, Files 5-9), Architecture, Beliefs & Monuments, The Raft of the Medusa, and Fato the European Miser (Container 2, File 15), as well as various others. Drafts of screenplays for The Entanglement (Container 3, Files 1, 2, 4-27; Container 5, File 1) and Persona Non (Container 5, Files 2-4) are in the series as well. Most drafts are organized in folders by work.

Julian Samuel fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 936
  • Fonds
  • 1976 - 2004

The fonds consists of 7 boxes of primarily typewritten documents created between 1976 and 2004 which reflect Julian Samuel’s creative work and related endeavours. They contain drafts of screenplays and novels, correspondence, book reviews, CVs, and ideas or doodles. They also contain newspaper clippings and collected research dealing with Samuel’s areas of interest, including unrest in the Middle East, immigration, and discrimination on the basis of race or language. These records were created and consulted in Montreal, Quebec. Although the work is often Samuel’s alone, correspondence and edited drafts appear regularly.

Samuel, Julian

Personal and professional records

This series contains letters, notebooks, teaching materials, and other ephemeral records that Samuel collected during the course of his work and life. It consists of correspondence, including rejection letters (Container 7, Files 17 and 24), published materials that do not reflect a direct research process, and notebooks used by Samuel. It also includes personal materials such as an astrological birth chart (Container 7, File 31), teaching materials (Container 7, Files 20-23). Series also includes notes on other writers’ drafts (Container 7, Files 26 and 28).

Research materials

The series consists of materials written and collected by Samuel in support of his writing. It reflects his research and writing process and gives context to decisions made in his work. The series includes newspaper articles, pamphlets, and other published materials Samuel consulted in the development of his writing, interspersed with handwritten notes and correspondence regarding the work. Research and process records are organized in folders, often though not always by the work it is intended to support.