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Robert Wellington Mayhew fonds

  • UVICSP SC078
  • Fonds
  • 1909 - 1969

The fonds consists of records documenting activities of Robert Mayhew and family, including subject files relating to Mayhew's career as Canadian Ambassador to Japan and as Minister of Fisheries, records of Grace Logan Mayhew, including diaries and notebooks on Japanese arts and crafts kept by Mrs. Mayhew on sojourns in Rome and Japan and material relating to her funeral in 1967; photographs of visits of Japanese dignitaries and the British royal family, as well as portraits of Canadian prime ministers; certificates of Mayhew's honorary Doctor of Laws degree, Freeman of Oak Bay and Victoria, and appointment of Mayhew as Minister of Fisheries and as Ambassador to Japan.

Mayhew, Robert Wellington, 1880-1971

Isabella Fyvie Mayo collection

  • UVICSP SC079
  • Collection
  • 1906

The collection consists of Mayo's manuscript proof copy as co-translator (with V. Tchertkoff) of "The End of the Age" by Leo Tolstoy, with her holograph revisions, and carbon typescript with holograph revisions of Mayo's "Note on 'The End of the Age'".

Mayo, Isabella Fyvie, 1843-1914

Major-General Harry Letson fonds

  • UVICSP SC080
  • Fonds
  • 1926 - 1955

The fonds consists mainly of typewritten essays and speeches on military defense and the militia, together with some personal memorabilia.

Letson, Harry Farnham Germaine, 1896-1992

Theodore Benning Monk fonds

  • UVICSP SC081
  • Fonds
  • 1844 - 1959

The fonds consists of Monk's army service and course certificates and correspondence with the Monk family, records of the commander of the Gordon Head camp, and the Seattle liaison officer concerning the 5th Regiment and other army and business matters; personal records, including correspondence regarding a new Canadian flag, notes on the Monk family tree, insurance and investment records; photographs of Monk with officers and with Sir Arthur Currie, and drawings of proposed new flags for Canada.

Monk, Theodore Benning, 1884-1959

Henry Miller collection

  • UVICSP SC082
  • Collection
  • 1937 - 1963

The collection consists of correspondence including: letters and postcards to Alfred Perlès, letters and postcards to Graham Ackroyd, letters to Father Brocard Sewell, and miscellaneous letters to and from publishers and others. Also included are watercolours, sketches, and photographs plus typescripts, with holograph corrections, for "Max", "Quiet Days in Clichy", Miller's preface to "Hollywood Hallucination" by Parker Tyler, "This Is My Answer", and "Just Wild About Harry".

Miller, Henry, 1891-1980

Jack Lindsay collection

  • UVICSP SC083
  • Collection
  • 1956 - 1968

The collection consists firstly of letters written to Mullers Ltd. (publishers) concerning the possible publication of several books, and secondly, of an "uncorrected proof", with holograph corrections of "Meetings With Poets" (1968).

Lindsay, Jack, 1900-1990

William Cameron Murphy fonds

  • UVICSP SC084
  • Fonds
  • 1945

The fonds consists of holograph diary of Brigadier Murphy regarding his experiences with the Fifth Canadian Armoured Brigade during World War II.

Murphy, William Cameron, 1905-1961

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

Michael O'Donovan collection

  • UVICSP SC086
  • Collection
  • ca. 1932-1965

The collection consists of manuscripts and typescripts (some with holograph corrections) of "Scholar and artist", "The beauty", "Fish for Friday", "The others", The weeping children", and "Oration at W.B. Yeats' graveside by Frank O'Connor"; plus a notebook including drafts of "Modern Irish Literature" and "The lament for Art O'Leary".

O'Connor, Frank, 1903-1966

Howard O'Hagan fonds

  • UVICSP SC087
  • Fonds
  • 1931 - 1981

The fonds consists of personal, business and publishing correspondence (1953-1982), and also five handwritten letters to Arthur William Wallace (1931-1978); typescripts of O'Hagan's unpublished autobiography, proposed novels and unpublished short stories and articles; notes, variant drafts and page proofs of "The School-Marm Tree"; photographs of O'Hagan and other O'Hagan family members and friends; published articles about O'Hagan and his work, programmes of ceremonies, greeting cards, and bibliography of O'Hagan's works; audio tape interview with O'Hagan, conducted by E.J. Hart in Victoria. Also included is a small amount of Margaret Peterson (O'Hagan) material, consisting of a typescript of "My Life With Howard O'Hagan" and manuscript poetry drafts.

O'Hagan, Howard

Frank O'Hara collection

  • UVICSP SC088
  • Collection
  • ca. 1960-1964

The collection consists of holograph corrections and typescript of "Love's Labor, an eclogue" and a typescript of "The General's Return From One Place To Another".

O'Hara, Frank

Sir William Orpen collection

  • UVICSP SC089
  • Collection
  • ca. 1901-1920

The collection consists of 36 letters from Sir William Orpen to Beatrice Elvery (Lady Beatrice Glenavy), all illustrated with ink or pencil sketches, and one ink sketch entitled "Howth". Most are addressed to "Bridjit" from "Dijit".

Orpen, William, Sir, 1878-1931

Brigit Patmore collection

  • UVICSP SC090
  • Collection
  • ? - 1940

The collection consists of a carbon typescript, with her holograph corrections, of "D.H. Lawrence" (first version) and a carbon typescript, with her holograph corrections, of "W.B. Yeats: Some Memories", together with 2 photographs; one of Patmore and the other of W.B. Yeats, both taken at Rapallo 1928-29. Also included are two explanatory sheets by her son, Derek Patmore. The first is a typescript "Brigit Patmore & D.H. Lawrence", the second a manuscript "Some memories of WB Yeats by Brigit Patmore".

Patmore, Brigit, 1882-1965

Arthur Patterson Webb fonds

  • UVICSP SC091
  • Fonds
  • 1918 - 1935

The fonds consists of personal papers including a diary (1923) and correspondence; professional papers, including: appreciations, music, copywriting, magazine publications; and papers that he collected including pamphlets, press clippings and ephemera.

Webb, Arthur Patterson, 1889-1959

George Randolph Pearkes fonds

  • UVICSP SC092
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1890-1986

The fonds consists of records relating to Pearkes' military career, 1933-1976; Pearkes' personal and family papers, 1918-1978; and reference material including newsletters, magazines and other publications, 1906-1985. Records include correspondence between Pearkes and the Royal Canadian Legion, citations and birthday congratulations, Information Documents on the George R. Pearkes Children's Foundation, and a file relating to Mrs. Blytha Pearkes' activities with the Wives of Progressive Conservative Members and Senators, including membership lists and correspondence. Fonds also includes publications collected by Pearkes, programmes for official functions, annual reports of the Union Club of British Columbia and a numerous photographs of his life as a soldier and politician.

Pearkes, George R. (George Randolph), 1888-1984

Alfred Perles fonds

  • UVICSP SC093
  • Fonds
  • 1938 - 1996

The collection consists of an unidentified manuscript [unpublished novel?, 1955?]; typescript and corrected page proofs of "Alien Corn", 1944; typescripts, carbon typescripts, and galley proofs of "Art & Outrage", 1959, and "My Friend Henry Miller", 1955; plus some correspondence with writers and publishers. Correspondents include Henry Miller, Anais Nin, Lawrence Durrell, Anne Rives and Neville Spearman Ltd. The collection also consists of 5 watercolours by Alfred Perlès; correspondence to Jacqueline Randal from Anne Barret and her daughter, Isobel; newspaper articles; Alfred Perlès' typewriter; and a watercolour print by Henry Miller.

Perlès, Alfred

John Peter fonds

  • UVICSP SC094
  • Fonds
  • 1928 - 1969

The fonds consists of records relating to Peter's teaching and research activities, including research grant applications, letters of recommendation and lists of bibliographic citations; notes, outlines, fragments, notebooks, manuscripts and galleys for "Along That Coast", "Take Hands at Winter" and "Runaway", as well as unpublished novels by Peter and correspondence with publishers regarding "Along That Coast" and "Runaway".

Peter, John, 1921-1983

Margaret Peterson fonds

  • UVICSP SC095
  • Fonds
  • 1969 - 1983

The fonds consists of sketches, photographs and notes and correspondence found in accompanying books donated by Peterson. Some of her correspondence and her manuscript about her life with Howard O'Hagan is in the Howard O'Hagan fonds.

Peterson, Margaret, 1902-1997

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

E. M. Forster collection

  • UVICSP SC099
  • Collection
  • 1928 - 1968

The collection consists of letters written by Forster to Randall. They concern, firstly, his trip to Rumania, where he stayed with the Randalls; a tour in France in 1928; and his journey home. Later letters include references to such literary people as Herbert Read, Harold Monro and T.S. Eliot, plus a mention of reading James Joyce's "Ulysses". He also refers to his visit to Africa and his sentiments about the Spanish Civil War and W.W.II. Most of the later letters are signed "Morgan".

Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970

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

Keidrych Rhys fonds

  • UVICSP SC101
  • Fonds
  • 1940 - 1947

The fonds consists of correspondence related to poetry and to the journal "Wales"; correspondence with J.C. Powys, David Jones, Ernest Rhys, Alun Lewis, Lynette Roberts, T. Murray Ragg; marked galley proofs for a series of letters from Alun Lewis, and manuscript of music by James T. Williams entitled "In Memoriam - Alun Lewis".

Rhys, Keidrych

Laura Riding collection

  • UVICSP SC102
  • Collection
  • ca. 1960-1973

The collection consists of manuscripts and typescripts of essays of Laura Riding (some with holograph corrections), with typed notes by Riding describing them. The collection also includes records relating to the work "The Telling", including typescripts with corrections.

Riding, Laura, 1901-1991

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