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Ezra Pound collection

  • UVICSP SC096
  • Collection
  • 1908 - 1961

The collection consists firstly, of poetry manuscripts and proofs including "Personae", "Lustra", and "Canzoni and Ripostes"; secondly, a prose manuscript of "That Audience, or the Bugaboo of the Public"; and thirdly, of correspondence to Elkin Mathews (publisher), St. John Adcock, Harry and Caresse Crosby (Black Sun Press), Louis Zukofsky, The British Union of Fascists, T. S. Eliot, Montgomery Belgion, Michael Harald, Clifford Gessler, and others.

Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972

John Cowper Powys collection

  • UVICSP SC097
  • Collection
  • 1953 - 1956

The collection consists of letters written by John Cowper Powys to Alfred Perles and to Henry Miller (about Perles).

Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963

Kathleen Raine collection

  • UVICSP SC098
  • Collection
  • 1983 - 1985

The collection consists mainly of material generated in the process of publishing the book Yeats the Initiate (1986), consisting of typescripts, drafts, paste-ups, illustrations, and proofs; plus correspondence, mainly to Liam Miller at the Dolmen Press.

Raine, Kathleen, 1908-2003

Sir Herbert Edward Read fonds

  • UVICSP SC100
  • Fonds
  • 1918 - 1965

The fonds consists primarily of correspondence with many individuals, including Richard Aldington, Wilfred R. Childe, Alex Comfort, Edward Dahlberg, Bonamy and Valentine Dobree, T. S. Eliot, Naum Gabo, Rayner Heppenstall, Barbara Hepworth, David Jones, Jacob Kramer, Percy Wyndham Lewis, Henry Miller, Henry Moore, Frank Morley, Edwin Muir, Ben Nicholson, Alfred R. Orage, Robert Payne, Kathleen Raine, Stephen Spender, Adrian Stokes, Allen Tate, Arthur W. Wheen, George Woodcock and Wilhelm Worringer. Also included are notebooks, worksheets, proofs and mimeographed BBC programs; mostly from the 1950s and 1960s.

Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968

Don Gutteridge fonds

  • UVICSP SC220
  • Fonds
  • 1972

The fonds consists of a handwritten letter to Stephen Scobie. He mentions his own book “Saying Grace” and also comments on Scobie's poetry.

Gutteridge, Don, 1937-

Henry Labouchere collection

  • UVICSP SC224
  • Collection
  • 1856 - 1857

The collection consists of 4 hls. Ker Baillie Hamilton (1856-57) from Antigua to Henry Labouchere, M.P. Secretary of State for the Colonies. Further letters are written by Governor C. J. Bayley pleading the case of Mr. F. Whitley concerning colonial securities for public officers, plus earlier letters from Whitley to Robert Lowe, M.P. and from Adderley and Francis to Whitley.

Taunton, Henry Labouchere, Baron, 1798-1869

R. M. Ballantyne collection

  • UVICSP SC148
  • Collection
  • 1887 - 1893

The collection consists of two handwritten letters to his wife, Jeanie on personal matters, together with one envelope. There is also a handwritten letter to an unknown man telling him he cannot supply him with a copy of one of his books, but is supplying a photo.

Ballantyne, R. M. (Robert Michael), 1825-1894

Walter Bauer fonds

  • UVICSP SC152
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 1973

The fonds consists mainly of manuscript and typescript drafts of poems, together with some critical and biographical material.

Bauer, Walter, 1904-1976

Saul Bellow fonds

  • UVICSP SC153
  • Fonds
  • 1981

The fonds consists of a letter to Saul Bellow from Loretta Barrett, Anchor Press (Doubleday), requesting his comments on “The Truants” by William Barrett.

Bellow, Saul

James R. Hoffa collection

  • UVICSP SC228
  • Collection
  • 1959

The collection consists of a copy of typed letter to Hoffa from Senator John F. Kennedy to Hoffa responding to Hoffa's analysis of Kennedy's labour-management reform bill (#S. 1555), 1p. with copy of typescript "Inaccuracies in Hoffa... Analysis of the Labour-Management Reform Bill," 3pp. Printed copy of Hoffa's analysis of the bill, 2pp. Copy of Tls from Hoffa to Kennedy referring to "labor-baiters" and "union-busting " in context of the bill, 1p. Copy of typed "Response to Senator Kennedy's Defense of the Anti-Labour Provisions of the Kennedy Bill," 26pp. Copy of typed "The Hot Cargo Bank Would Make Every Teamster an Involuntary Strike Breaker," 5pp.

Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913-

Michael Horovitz collection

  • UVICSP SC230
  • Collection
  • 1960

The collection consists of a 2 p. hls. to Dr. Rahe.

Horovitz, Michael, 1935-

Muriel Gerrard fonds

  • UVICSP SC236
  • Fonds
  • 1891

The fonds consists of Muriel Gerrard's scrapbook of greeting cards and costumes.

Gerrard, Muriel

Ed Dorn fonds

  • UVICSP SC192
  • Fonds
  • 1969

The fonds consists of a handwritten letter, togther with its envelope, to John Martin (Black Sparrow) re Dorn's broadsheets. Also included is a broadsheet entitled “The Cosmology of Finding Your Spot” by Ed Dorn.

Dorn, Edward

R. A. B*** fonds

  • UVICSP SC352
  • Fonds
  • [18--]

The fonds consists of a wash drawing of “R Southey Poet Laureat”.

B***, R. A.

Joaquin Miller fonds

  • UVICSP SC366
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1897

The fonds consists of a b/w photograph of Joaquin Miller.

Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913

Charles John Seghers collection

  • UVICSP SC367
  • Collection
  • 1877 - 1960

The collection consists of manuscript material (mostly in Latin) removed from the Seghers Book Collection, plus an annotated copy of Scripture class notes, plus ephemera.

Seghers, Charles John, 1839-1886

Ray Webber collection

  • UVICSP SC379
  • Collection
  • 1859 - 1875

The collection consists of an hls of Paul von Holtei (1875) and an hls Friedrich Schiller 1780 (copy 1859).

Webber, Ray

Leonard Strong collection

  • UVICSP SC309
  • Collection
  • 1932 - 1933

The collection consists of five typed, signed letters to Raymond Marriott (perhaps a book seller or collector).

Strong, L. A. G. (Leonard Alfred George), 1896-1958

Jeremy Taylor fonds

  • UVICSP SC311
  • Fonds
  • 1677

The fonds consists of a leather-bound notebook containing a handwritten compendium of various prayers from two books by Dr. Taylor. The identity of the transcriber is unknown.

Taylor, Jeremy, 1613-1667

Unidentified artist fonds

  • UVICSP SC316
  • Fonds
  • 1915

The fonds consists of a pen and ink cartoon (10 drawings), plus a pen and ink decorated covering card with "Many Happy Returns, 31st January 1915. On the verso of the card is another small cartoon. Two photograph faces have been pasted on figures; one on the front of the card, the other on drawing 5 of the cartoon.

Colin John Partridge fonds

  • UVICSP SC383
  • Fonds
  • 1958 - 2000

The fonds consists of material relating to the production of his books, including correspondence, drafts and proofs. The fonds include Partridge's children's novel Thunderbird (1979), campus centred satirical short stories: Civil Distubances (2000) and Partridge's edition of the novel Will Warburton (1981), by George Gissing. There are also 2 letters from Hugh MacDiarmid (1958), and lecture notes from Dorothy Livesay.

Partridge, C. J.

Michael Ondaatje collection

  • UVICSP SC272
  • Collection
  • ca. 1969

The collection consists of a Xerox copy of the original typescript for projected publication, with a letter dated October 10th, 1969, (1 p. part holograph, signed) from the author to Alan Brilliant (Unicorn Press) about the possibility of publication of "The Man with seven toes" in the U.S. There is a carbon copy of Alan Brilliant's reply.

Ondaatje, Michael, 1943-

Derek Mahon collection

  • UVICSP SC350
  • Collection
  • 1968

The collection consists of a set of page proofs of “The Night Crossing”.

Mahon, Derek, 1941-

J. W. Farris fonds

  • UVICSP SC355
  • Fonds
  • 1964

The fonds consists of two audio tapes of Reg Roy interviewing J. W. Farris. The tapes relate to the political career of George Pearkes and the government of W. L. Mackenzie King.

Farris, John Wallace de Beque, 1878-1970

Boxer Rebellion photograph collection

  • UVICSP SC357
  • Collection
  • ca. 1900

The collection consists of a photograph album in an Japanese decorated lacquer case, done in the accordion manner. The two figures on the case have ivory heads inset. The album contains fifty 9.5 x 7.5 black and white photographs taken during the early part of the Boxer Rebellion, commencing in June 3 1900. It includes pictures of the destruction houses, larger buildings, railway lines, the capture of Chinese prisoners and various English, German and Japanese troops. Each photograph has its own typeset legend underneath

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