Fonds RC0122 - Nelson Ball Fonds

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Nelson Ball Fonds

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Fonds

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RC0122

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  • 1951-2011 (Creation)

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12.7 m of textual records and graphic material

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Name of creator

(1942-2019)

Biographical history

Nelson Ball, poet, publisher and book seller, was born in Clinton, Ontario in 1942. He established Weed/Flower Press in 1965 in order to publish Canadian and American poets. He is also the author of several collections of poetry, including Waterpipes and Moonlight (Weed/flower Press, 1969), Force Movements (Ganglia Press, 1969) and The Pre-Linguistic Heights (Coach House Press, 1970). Ball died in Brantford on 16 August 2019.

Custodial history

Scope and content

There have been six accruals. The first accrual consists of manuscripts, correspondence, and Weed/Flower Press materials. The second accrual (17-1997) consists of manuscripts, correspondence, Weed/Flower Press materials, juvenilia and oversize. The third accrual (13-2000) consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and printed materials. The fourth accrual (13-2005) has been arranged in the following series: manuscripts, typescripts and proofs; correspondence; manuscripts by others; personal documents and other materials (includes photographs); posters. The fifth accrual (05-2011) consists of Ball’s business archives as an antiquarian bookseller of Canadian literature: William Nelson Books (1972-1985); Nelson Ball, Bookseller (1985-2010). The sixth accrual (2016-029) consists of manuscripts, typescripts and proofs for books of poetry and some prose.

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Immediate source of acquisition

The first accrual was acquired in 1975, the second in 1997, the third accrual in 2000, the fourth in 2005, the fifth in 2011, the sixth in 2016, all from Nelson Ball.

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It has been arranged into the following series: manuscripts, typescripts, and proofs; catalogues and quotations; correspondence; various; financial records; appraisals; Canadian paperback research; printed matter.

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Restrictions on access

Series 5 in the fifth accrual is restricted for a period of 15 years from 2011.

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Finding aids

First Accrual: Finding Aid
Second Accrual: Finding Aid
Third Accrual: Finding Aid
Fourth Accrual: Finding Aid
Fifth Accrual: Finding Aid
Sixth Accrual: Finding Aid

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Further accruals are expected.

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RC0122

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2020-02-24, R. Pratt, 1st accrual

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