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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

Lawrence Russell fonds

  • UVICSP SC107
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 1972

The fonds consists of material relating to book reviews by Russell, including Russell's correspondence with Howard Gerwing and Russell's articles about George Cuomo, Robin Skelton, Stanley Cooperman, John Newlove, and Liam O'Flaherty; and, drafts of Russell's unpublished novels and short stories.

Russell, Lawrence, 1941-

Robert Sward fonds

  • UVICSP SC116
  • Fonds
  • 1937 - 1979

The fonds consists of rough drafts and notes for Sward's poetry and prose fiction; publicity material for poetry readings given by Sward; correspondence relating to monetary appraisal of Sward's papers, correspondence between Sward and Wayne Carver, and correspondence regarding grants; Sward's daily journals, lecture notes and notebooks; publications, including magazines, brochures, chapbooks and booklets; Sward family photographs and photographs of Sward with friends and fellow writers, and slides of art works by Judith Sward; art work for publications by Soft Press; film, "The July Movie", by Frederick Edell; and, correspondence, essay and notebook of Irina Schestakowich.

Sward, Robert, 1933-

Reference West fonds

  • UVICSP SC133
  • Fonds
  • 1987 - 1996

The fonds consists of manuscripts and typescripts of: Reference West Chapbooks and Hawthorne Anthologies; Reference West publications such as B.C. Profiles, The Preview, Fortnightly Preview, The Poetry Newsletter, and Reference West; and Reference West Bibliographical Checklists, Catalogues and Symposia. It also includes some manuscript/typescript material not included in the Chapbooks, together with some correspondence from a few of the authors.

Reference West (Firm)

John Montague fonds

  • UVICSP SC134
  • Fonds
  • 1961 - 1962

The fonds consists of correspondence received by Montague in his capacity as editor plus a few carbons of his replies. Correspondents include Peadar O'Donnell, Liam Miller, Thomas Kinsella, and some of the other contributing writers: Aidan Higgins, Pearce Hutchinson, Val Iremonger, John Jordan, James Liddy, John McGahern, Brian Moore, Richard Murphy, James Plunkett, Richard Weber, Leslie Daiken, and Thomas McIntyre. There are also some miscellaneous letters and items; including letters from Samuel Beckett and Robin Skelton. Included with the correspondence are a few holograph notes, cuttings, manuscripts, pamphlets, and emphemera relating to The Dolmen Miscellany.

Montague, John

W. S. Graham fonds

  • UVICSP SC135
  • Fonds
  • 1949 - 1994

The fonds consists primarily of typescript from "The Nightfishing" used for a radio broadcast; poetry worksheets for "Implements In Their Places", "Malcolm Mooney's Land", and "The Nightfishing"; correspondence with Crieff Williamson and Robin Skelton; and four notebooks, together with Robin Skelton's research notes. Also included is a typescript of "Aimed At Nobody", which was published posthumously, together with related publishing documents and correspondence. The final items are two folders of Graham's artwork and a silk screen portrait of Graham by William Featherston.

Graham, W. S. (William Sydney), 1918-1986

Charles Lillard fonds

  • UVICSP SC253
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 1998

The fonds consists of: 1) correspondence - mainly with fellow writers including Patrick Lane, Susan Musgrave, George Payerle, Robin Skelton, and George Woodcock and with publishers; 2) manuscripts - mainly of his own poetry, drama, and prose, including a BC Bibliography of Literature; 3) notebooks - in which appear ideas, diary entries, drafts of work, etc.; and 4) audio cassettes (not yet listed).

Lillard, Charles

University of Victoria Special Collections fonds

  • UVICSP SC364
  • Fonds
  • 1982

The fonds consists of the raw videotape footage produced by Special Collections. The interviewees are as follows: tape 1, Tom Hudson; tape 2, George Woodcock with Howard Gerwing; tape 3, Julia Welbourne and George Steggles; tape 4, Robin Skelton with Howard Gerwing.

University of Victoria (B.C.). Library. Special Collections

Philobiblion fonds

  • UVICSP SC368
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1940-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence generated in course of business along with invoices and inventories. Some correspondence, such as that of Kathleen Raine, includes extended exchanges beyond that required for business purposes. Additionally, some manuscript material acquired by the business is included: i.e. Patrick Creagh, Derek Mahon, and Patrick McCartan's typescripts of letters from W. B. Yeats and Oliver St. John Gogarty.

Philobiblion (Victoria, B.C.)