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Beryl Rowland fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR152
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1988

The fonds consists of 6 series: correspondence, 1961-1987, primarily Earle Birney; literary manuscripts, ca. 1954-1957, including fiction and plays; research, ca. 1962-1987; printed materials, ca. 1954-1988, primarily journal offprints and copies; indices, ca. 1962-1987. The indices consist of research card groups including: animals; slang dictionaries; women in medieval medicine; medieval medical books; symbolism; The Canterbury Tales, and miscellaneous subjects.

Rowland, Beryl

Malcolm Lowry collection

  • CA UBCSP BC 1614
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1962

The collection consists of material created by Lowry and others, including Margerie Bonner Lowry, Earle Birney, Dorothy Templeton, and Carol Betty Atwater pertaining to his life and work. It includes correspondence, signed autograph letters and postcards, multiple drafts of manuscripts, poems, phonograph records, clippings, reviews, articles, essays, typescripts, unpublished material and photographs. Photographs include snapshots and professional photographs or Malcolm and Marjorie Lowry, their friends, their houses, and their travels in B.C., the United States, Mexico, and Europe (primarily between 1939 and 1957). Collection also includes Malcolm Lowry's personal copy of his first novel, "Ultramarine", with his pencil notes and edits throughout.

bp Nichol fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 12
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence, poems (including concrete, experimental and sound poem drafts), manuscripts (including drafts), notebooks, and journals of bp Nichol. Fonds includes records (1964-1987) of Nichol's presses, Ganglia and grOnk, consisting of manuscript files, correspondence files, mockups, business and reference files, computer discs, the authors poetry and comic book collections, photographs, television scripts, etc. Correspondents and contributors include Bill Bissett, Gerry Gilbert, Margaret Avison, Earle Birney, David Harris, David Phillips, David McFadden and others.

Nichol, bp (Barrie Phillip)

Rona Murray fonds

  • UVICSP SC085
  • Fonds
  • 1940 - 2003

The fonds consists firstly, of correspondence, incoming and outgoing (1945-2003): business, personal, and professional, including among the correspondents: Earle Birney, Susan Musgrave, Howard O'Hagan, P. K. Page, Jane Rule, Robin Skelton, Phyllis Webb, George Woodcock, and many others; secondly, of manuscripts of her own work - principally, her many works of poetry, drama, reviews, and prose, including her books: Journey Back To Peshawar ; Memory of Elsewhere-and the play A Family of Sorts. There are also manuscript of some of her colleagues - including J. Michael Yates, Michael Walbank, Theresa Kishkan, and Robin Skelton; thirdly, of materials from several literary organizations that she was involved with, including the Victoria Literary Arts Festival and the League of Canadian Poets - Women's Caucus ; fourthly, of ephemera, including photographs. The fonds consists of correspondence between Rona Murray and Phyllis Serota and a first draft typescript of "Adam and Eve in Middle Age".

Murray, Rona, 1924-2003

Robin Skelton fonds

  • UVICSP SC114
  • Fonds
  • 1909 - 1996

The fonds consists of records produced by Skelton during the course of his life and career, documenting his activities as a poet, scholar, teacher, prose fiction writer, critic, editor and white witch. Records relate to activities including his co-founding of the University of Victoria Department of Creative Writing, his editorship of "The Malahat Review", his involvement with the Lotus Press in England and the Pharos Press and Sono Nis Press in Victoria, his collaboration with Ann Saddlemyer on the "Collected Works of J. M. Synge" and "The World of W. B. Yeats", a symposium and exhibition held in 1965 honouring the centenary of Yeats' birth, and his association with such writers as Wilfred Rowland Childe and Bonamy Dobree. Skelton's correspondents include T. S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Robert Graves, Margaret Atwood, Earle Birney, Bonamy Dobree, Paul Theroux, Kathleen Raine and many others.

Skelton, Robin, 1925-1997

Esther Birney fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1943-1999

The fonds consists of correspondence with family, friends and with Earle Birney (1952-1994). It also includes articles, notes and miscellaneous papers. In addition there is a file of correspondence generated by Earle Birney to other correspondents.

Birney, Esther

George Bowering fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1962-1970

The fonds consists of material pertaining to Bowering's private and professional life. Included are thirteen pages of draft typed and handwritten poetry, as well as 44 incoming letters and sixteen postcards (1962-1970) from Earle Birney.

Bowering, George, 1935-

Roy Daniells fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1884-1979

The fonds consists of Daniells' personal and professional incoming and outgoing correspondence, diaries, speeches, radio broadcasts, manuscripts, poetry, subject files, research files, postcards and postcard collections, clippings, financial records, audio material, photographs, memorabilia and printed material. Also included are the records of Roy's parents, James and Constance Daniells. The correspondence series contains thousands of letters from major literary figures such as Earle Birney, Robert Finch, Desmond Pacey, Northrop Frye, Herbert Davis, E.K. Brown, A.S.P. Woodhouse, as well as writers, poets, and artists such as Paul Herbert (Sara Brinks), Carol Coates, Max Maynard, Jack Shadbolt and others. His own works are represented by manuscripts of his poetry, fiction, drama, scholarly work on Milton and modernism and Canadian literature, speeches and broadcasts, autobiography, diaries, and many letters to his family. The fonds also contains letters of sympathy received by Daniell's family after his death.

Daniells, Roy