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The series consists of personal and professional correspondence including manuscript and typescript copies of letters as well as e-mail received by Coles. It also includes many copies of letters or e-mails written by Coles himself. The series includes family correspondence as well as correspondence with writers such as Christopher Wiseman, Liliane Welch, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Al Purdy, P.K. Page, Steven Heighton, Ralph Gustafson, Adele Wiseman, John Metcalf, David O'Meara, Robyn Sarah, Jan Ruzesky, Betty Jane Wylie, Robert Fulford, Carol Shields, Philip Grover and Tomas Transtromer among others.