Contains ca. 640 pieces of correspondence, written to Virgil Burnett from friends, colleagues, business associates, publishers, agents, and others. There are a very few letters and letter copies by Virgil Burnett to others. Also present are clippings, drawings (original on letters and cards, as well as photocopies), ephemera, offprints, copies of short stories, chapters, poems, etc.
Correspondents include Gay Allison, Ross Arthur, Phillippe Asselin, Elizabeth Bailey, Bruce Barber, Anne Baruch, Nancy Boyd, Marta Braun, John Buchanan-Brown, Douglas Campbell, William Chadwick, Jacqueline Chesta, Andree Christensen, Rienzi Crusz, John Culhane, George d'Almeida, Amelia Davies, Michel Devrient, Elsie Diehl, Pamela Dorman, Rikki Ducornet, Donna Dunlap, Timothy Findley, Jeremy Gentilli, Francine Goldenhar, Pat Goodheart, Geogg Hancock, Kim Harrovich[?], Grace Heller, Conrad Hilberry, Peter Hinchcliffe, Daryl Hine, Harold Horwood, Tim Inkster, George Johnston, Sam Kirkpatrick, Stuart Krichevsky, Wendy Kuhn, Beverly Kupersmith, Gwen Layne, Amanda Lewis, Gary Lewis, Marion Lindsay, Jill Littlewood, Charles Maryan, Ariane Masse, Lynne Mayers, Marjorie McColl, Eric McCormack, Jerome McGann, Robin Magowan, Lorenzo Milan, Arthur Morey, Robert Morgan, Karen Mulhallen, Nancy-Lou Patterson, Joe Plaskett, Nicholas Rees, Rob Reid, Martha Roth, Beverly Scanlan, Laurence Shute, Ted Solotaroff, Helen Sovereign, Sally Spector, Isabella Stefanescu, Richard Taddei, Diana Theodores, Jane Urquhart, Tony Urquhart, Jan Whitford (Lucinda Varley Agency), Richard Wilbur, John Wilde Barb Wood, Joe Wyatt, Tim Wynne-Jones.
Publishers and others include Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Fiction Magazine, Descant, Garland Publishing, Harper-Collins, Mercury Press, Mika Publishing, Porcupine's Quill, Prentice Hall, Tsar Publications, Yale University Press.