Personal files

Title: Personal files
Dates of Material:
30.5 cm of textual records
88 photographs: b&w
6 photographs: 35 mm b&w negatives
3 photographs: 8x14.5 cm b&w negatives
1 photograph: 6x11 cm b&w negative
1 miniature painting (framed)
Scope and content

The series includes autobiographical articles, notebooks, a list of books owned by Helena Coleman and photographs.

Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of series.

Physical description

The series is stored in 7 boxes.
The notebooks in Files 155–157 in Box 7, and in Box 8 are fragile. See file list.

Finding aids

File list available (see below).

Box 1
[Autobiographical articles?]
18Brief Outline
111Chipmunk Hollow

(reminiscence about Agnes Maule Machar)

Box 2
282The Three Gates
Box 6
6149List of books (Canadiana) owned by Helena Coleman: 19361936
6151Of Helena at Mt. Coleman
6152Of Helena and other persons, including A.P. Coleman, Albert E. Coleman, John E. Coleman, G.B. Lancaster, Agnes Maule Machar, Sara MacNaughton, Marjorie Pickthall and Ethelwyn Wetherald
6152Of Helena, family members and friends
6152Of various homes and landscapes
Box 7
Notebooks [in fragile condition], including
7155Five books, containing literary and personal notes; list of pseudonyms, including “Hollis Cattwin,” “Mrs. R.H. Hudson,” “Hollis Hume,” and “Helen A. Saxon;” addresses; “extracts from friends’ letters;” n.d., 1897, 1913-14n.d., 1897, 1913-1914
7156Five books, containing drafts of untitled prose works, holograph; fragment of Raife Stevens, (short story), holograph; fragment of untitled story, ts., annotated; n.d., 1938n.d., 1938
7157Nine books, containing household and literary notes; drafts and fragments of titled and untitled prose and poetic works, holograph;...n.d.

...draft of letter-to- the-editor relating to women in the domestic sphere; [autobiographical notes?: “I was about twelve when...”]; clipping relating to Ethelwyn Wetherald; n.d.  

Box 8
8 Twenty-one books, containing: household, literary, personal and travel notes; drafts and fragments of titled and untitled prose...n.d.

...and poetic works, holograph; draft of letter-to-the-editor disagreeing with a book review; business addresses of journals; n.d.  

Box 9
911 miniature painting of Helena Coleman


Box 10
[Autobiographical articles?]
101A Camp in the Rockies
101The Call of the Wild
103The Entrance to our Little Bay
105Last Train out of Germany, August 1, 1914
108See “At about sixteen I went to a small farm near Hamilton to keep house for my brother L.O.C.”