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Anaïs Nin collection

  • UVICSP SC271
  • Collection
  • 1957

The collection consists of a 2 page/1 leaf holograph note to Oscar Baradinsky (Alicat Books, Yonkers), envelope dated April 20, 1957

Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977

Angelo Caravaggio fonds

  • UVICSP SC415
  • Fonds
  • 2002

The fonds consists of a copy of "The Human Dimension of Compromised Command: Major-General George Kitching and the 4th Canadian Armoured Division in Normandy. [March to August 1944].

Caravaggio, Angelo N.

Andrew Soutar collection

  • UVICSP SC303
  • Collection
  • 1928

The collection consists of one handwritten and seven typed, signed letters to W. Harrison together with one typed, signed letter response. The letters are mostly concerned with the topic of spiritualism. Soutar refers to Henry Ford, Dawson Scott, Sir Oliver Lodge, Walter de la Mare, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Soutar, Andrew, 1879-1941

Ambrose Parsons collection

  • UVICSP SC276
  • Collection
  • 1850

The collection consists of a leather bound manuscript (probably unpublished) with the page ends gilded. All of the contents are handwritten. The contents consist of a title-page; a dedicatory epistle to the Rev. R.W. Dibdin (4 pp., both sides); and the text (36 pp., rectos only). Inscribed on the flyleaf in pencil are the words ""Presumably the original MS and unique. It is probable that this is unpublished (not listed in NUC).

Parsons, Ambrose, 1815-1891

Allen Ginsberg collection

  • UVICSP SC213
  • Collection
  • 1966

The collection consists of a handwritten postcard to Ted Berrigan.

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997

Algernon Blackwood collection

  • UVICSP SC156
  • Collection
  • 1908 - 1938

The collection consists of a handwritten letter to Laurenz M. Lamont from Martin Secker (Richards Press) re A.B. (Algernon Blackwood), plus photocopies of a handwritten letter to L.M. Lamont and a handwritten postcard to Mrs. Lamont from Blackwood.

Blackwood, Algernon, 1869-1951

Alfred Bergan collection

  • UVICSP SC154
  • Collection
  • ca. 1941

The collection consists of 2 typescript articles: on James Joyce and on John Stanislaus Joyce, plus a manuscript of the article on James Joyce.

Bergan, Alfred, 1887-1941

Alfred Watson fonds

  • UVICSP SC320
  • Fonds
  • 1879

The fonds consists of a cord-bound paper notebook containing a holograph musical play titled "A Pair of Them: A Musical Trifle in One Scene". Pasted on the inside cover is a clipping, depicting a scene from a production of the play at the Gaiety Theatre. There is a handwritten addition to the title page stating "Music Arranged Selected & Composed by Meyer Lutz". The cover is autographed by the author.

Watson, Alfred Edward Thomas, 1849-1922

Charles Bukowski collection

  • UVICSP SC363
  • Collection
  • 1972

The collection consists of a signed photograph of Bukowski.

Bukowski, Charles

Charles Buchanan fonds

  • UVICSP SC358
  • Fonds
  • 1585, 1841

The fonds consists of an Elizabethan indenture (1585) and a Probate of the will & codicil of Charles Thomas Stacey (1841).

Burns family fonds

  • UVICSP SC019
  • Fonds
  • 1885 - 1964

The fonds consists of correspondence of Flora Burns and other family members, including letters from Louisa Blum, Pearl Craigie, Mrs. Morgan Richards, and the Warburg family, and correspondence between Flora Burns and Sister Mary Theodore, Sister's of St. Ann's, Victoria; photograph of Flora Burns; clippings; and books of poems by Edward Francis Harris and psalms. There is also a signed letter from Anne Harvie Ross Foster, (Mrs W. Garland Foster) 1875-, (now Ann Hanley) to Flora Hamilton Burns together with a typed carbon reply from Miss Burns, in which she talks about "The Mohawk Princess".

Burns family

Charles Brooks fonds

  • UVICSP SC163
  • Fonds
  • 1916

The fonds consists of a handwritten letter to a fan. A clipping from a newspaper is pasted on the verso- a portrait of the author.

Brooks, Charles S. (Charles Stephen), 1878-1934

Charles Apps fonds

  • UVICSP SC143
  • Fonds
  • 1847

The fonds consists of an indenture of Charles Apps as a whitesmith (ironmonger) for seven years, dated 1847. The document passed through various members of the family to the donor.

Apps, Charles

Cecil Day Lewis collection

  • UVICSP SC189
  • Collection
  • 1929-ca. 1930s

The collection consists of a handwritten letter to "David", in which he mentions Ellery Queen, (Eneas) Dallas, Drinkwater, and Cape's (Jonathan Cape Ltd), and two handwritten poems: "Epitaph for a Knife-Grinder" and "Photograph of a Bacchante" (published in Country Comets [1928]).

Day Lewis, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972

Capt. B. G. Parker fonds

  • UVICSP SC275
  • Fonds
  • 1943

The fonds consists of a carbon typescript transcription of part of Parker's personal diary. It was possibly done by Parker himself. It covers the last part of his training in England and his involvement in the Sicilian/Italian campaign until he was wounded in action.

Parker, Basil G. ("Nip")

Canada. Army. 88th Regiment (Victoria Fusiliers) collection

  • UVICSP SC160
  • Collection
  • 1912 - 1986

The collection consists of a typed letter (photocopy) from Boulton to Rev. Errol Shilliday (St. Mary's Church), presenting a history of the Victoria Fusiliers; a typescript of Boulton's history, which includes photographs taken in St. Mary's Church of the Regimental Colour, The King's Colour, and the W.W. I memorial tablet; and photocopies of clippings from "The Victoria Daily Colonist" and "The Victoria Daily Times", which relate to the regiment.

Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force. 88th Regiment (Victoria Fusiliers)

C. S. Lewis collection

  • UVICSP SC250
  • Collection
  • 1939

The collection consists of a 2 page hls., dated April 13, 1939, to Raymond Wilson Chambers (1874-1942) about the latter's book Man's Unconquerable Mind. Lewis comments on literature, literary history, and mentions Neville Coghill and alludes to Tolkien's health.

Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963

Burton O. Kurth fonds

  • UVICSP SC245
  • Fonds
  • 1920 - 1977

The fonds consists of biographical material on Burton L. Kurth, music programmes, ephemera, and a holograph MS book by William Arthur Deacon (1890-1977) titled My Shelves and Immortality with a dedicatory page to Burton Lowell Kurth dated 1920.

Kurth, Burton O. (Burton Oliver)

Ali Puli fonds

  • UVICSP SC349
  • Fonds
  • 1682

The fonds consists of a 38 leaf 1/4 leather bound volume containing a handwritten translation into English (by F.E.) from a German translation by D.J.O.H. (Helbigius in 1682). The original was written in Arabic. Hand-coloured initial letter at beginning of text, part of text in red ink (leaf 31).

Ali Puli

Amateur Dramatic Club of Calcutta collection

  • UVICSP SC137
  • Collection
  • [1935]

The collection consists of mimeographed scripts for two plays presented by the club at the Empire Theatre, Calcutta, India. The scripts come from the plays' original productions in England, several years earlier. Also included are programmes for the two plays, a clipping containing a review of one play, and a rehearsal list for the other play. The two plays are “Murder on the Second Floor” by Frank Vosper and “The Wind and the Rain” by Merton Hodge.

Amateur Dramatic Club of Calcutta

Anonymous fonds

  • UVICSP SC190
  • Fonds
  • 1898

The fonds consists of a diary that contains the rather irregular entries made by a man of twenty-five years, employed by the Countess of Carnarvon as a tutor for her son Aubrey Nigel Henry Molyneaux Herbert (1880-1923), prior to Aubrey's going up to Oxford. Aubrey later served as a Member of Parliament for South Somerset. His daughter, Gabriel, was the second wife of Evelyn Waugh. The diary commences in April at Porto Fino, Liguria, and later records trips to Wiesbaden, Cologne, and London. He then begins it again in the French countryside. The diary ends in July.

Arctic Explorers collection

  • UVICSP SC144
  • Collection
  • 1855 - 1869

The collection consists of two letters from Belcher in 1855 and two from McClintock in 1869. The first Belcher letter is concerned with the Minié rifle, and the second with personal matters. The first McClintock letter is concerned with charts and exploration of the west African coast. He mentions Belcher in this regard. The second letter is about personal matters.

Arnold Petrie Watson fonds

  • UVICSP SC321
  • Fonds
  • 1902

The fonds consists of a visa issued by the British Foreign Office. It has a stamp from the Consulate General of Turkey, on the verso, to allow the bearer to enter Egypt and Palestine. It is signed by the Foreign Secretary, Lord Lansdowne, and by the bearer.

Watson, Arnold Petrie

Barry MacSweeney fonds

  • UVICSP SC260
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1970

The fonds consists of a 14 page typescript carbon hand-stapled chapbook 21x26 cm, with holograph corrections. The holograph ink titlepage states: “12 poems -- Barry MacSweeney”.

MacSweeney, Barry

Bernhard Rottlander fonds

  • UVICSP SC291
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1920

The fonds consists of a black notebook containing a handwritten commentary on Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). The pages are numbered consecutively from 268 to 403. The entire text is in German.

Rottlander, Bernhard

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