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David Gascoyne collection

  • UVICSP SC044
  • Collection
  • 1961 - 1972

The collection consists of a typescript (printers' copy) plus a pencil mock-up of page designs for "Collected Verse Translations"; a manuscript rough draft of the poem "The book of the South West's desire for a North Eastern resting place" , with one page signed by Gascoyne; uncorrected galley and corrected page proofs for "The Sun at Midnight"; and seven semi-abstract watercolours, all signed by Gascoyne.

Gascoyne, David, 1916-2001

Herbert Geddes collection

  • UVICSP SC045
  • Collection
  • ca. 1910

The collection consists of photographic glass-plate transparencies depicting life in Japan, including scenery, street scenes, workers, farming, fishing, silk production, stone carvers, wood carvers, metal workers, potters, and artists. These "Yokohama photographs" were sold to foreign tourists between about 1868 and 1912, before cameras and postcards were generally available. They have been described in: Meiji no Nihon: Yokomana shashin no sekai: Saishoku arubamu. Yokohama-shi Yurindo, 1990. (Meiji Japan in tinted album: the world of Yokohama photographs -- includes bibliographical references).

Geddes, Herbert, 1877-1970

Robert Graves collection

  • UVICSP SC050
  • Collection
  • 1934 - 1970

The collection consists of Graves' autograph diary (1935-1939), with enclosures including letters from his children, photographs, clippings, and transcripts of poems, articles and letters; correspondence written by Graves to various people, including Isla Cameron, Selwyn Jepson, Aemilia Laracuen, Andrew Mylett, and Raphael Patai; poetry worksheets (1965-1970) and prose and poetry worksheets (1970); manuscripts including essays, reviews, forewords, prefaces, articles, lectures, and for the works "King Jesus", "The Anger of Achilles", "Hebrew Myths: The Book of Genesis", "Greek Gods and Heroes", "An Ancient Castle", "La Luna de los Perros", and "Juvenalia and Other Poems"; photographs; and drawings of Majorca by Paul Hogarth. The collection is arranged in lots as its various parts were acquired not as a single purchase but from different book dealers at different times. The collection also consists of a copy of a letter from Robert Graves to UBC chemist Lionel Harrison with sample pages from the poetry book it refers to. The collection also consists of a portrait of RG by John Ulbricht done in 1968.

Graves, Robert, 1895-1985

Great Britain Army collection

  • UVICSP SC052
  • Collection
  • 1800 - 1941

The collection consists of notebooks containing general orders for Swinley Camp (1800) and orders for Horsham Barracks (1807) of the British Army. Also included is a collection of photographs of British prisoners of war at Stalag VIIIB, Lamsdorf, Germany. Some were used as postcards and were sent through the Prisoners of War Post (Kriegsgefangenenpost) to their destinations in England.

Michael L. Hadley fonds

  • UVICSP SC053
  • Fonds
  • 1941 - 1945

The fonds consists of Professor Hadley's research on German U-boats 1914-21; 1941-45. It contains a variety of research materials from German, Canadian, U.K and U.S. archival repositories, on U-boat activities before and during both world wars. These were used in his book U-Boats Against Canada: German Submarines in Canadian Waters" (1985).

Hadley, Michael L.

Philip Hobsbaum collection

  • UVICSP SC057
  • Collection
  • 1955 - 1972

The collection consists of manuscripts and typescripts of The Group; manuscripts of poems; a manuscript of Hobsbaum's doctoral dissertation "A Theory of Communication", with holograph corrections by William Empson, Professor of English at Sheffield University; and letters to Hobsbaum from Empson relating to the supervision of Hobsbaum's doctoral thesis. The Group manuscripts are by Taner Baybars, Martin Bell, Alan Brownjohn, Julian Cooper, Anne Dyke, Christopher Hampton, Arthur Jacobs, Rosemary Joseph, Owen Leeming, Christopher Levenson, Edward Lucie-Smith, George MacBeth, Robin McLaren, Adrian Mitchell, Margaret Owen, Michael Pickering, Peter Porter, George Raphael, and Peter Redgrove.

Hobsbaum, Philip

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 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

Katharine Maltwood fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1898 - 1975

The fonds consists of records documenting the life and work of Maltwood, including notebook containing Maltwood's notes on art history; certificates from the British Empire Exhibitions of 1924 and 1925, and certificate of membership in the Grand Lodge of England (Ancient Masonry); Maltwood's will (1959); family and business correspondence; correspondence, maps, aerial photographs articles and research notes on the Glastonbury Zodiac Project; published articles and monographs by Maltwood and reviews of Maltwood's works by others; notebooks of clippings compiled by Maltwood; collected material including periodicals, catalogues, pamphlets, clippings; photographs of sculptures by Maltwood, and photographs of the Maltwood and Sapsworth families; catalogues and programmes of the Maltwood Art Museum. Also included are materials from the Katherine Maltwood Media Project.

Maltwood, K. E.

Federation of Military and United Services Institutes of Canada fonds

  • UVICSP SC001
  • Fonds
  • 1974 - 1996

The fonds consists of biennial conference communications, strategic appraisals, position papers, administrative records, newsletters and material relating to the controversial CBC documentary "The Valour and the Horror" including correspondence, articles, clippings and government transcripts.

Federation of Military and United Services Institutes of Canada

Aylmer family fonds

  • UVICSP SC007
  • Fonds
  • 1916 - 1918

The fonds consists of three scrapbooks, using the Official Telephone Directory Quebec for December 1915, June 1916, and July 1917. They document World War I, including clippings, honour rolls, correspondence, notes, obituaries, articles and columns relating to the progress of the war and, particularly, to news of men and women from Lennoxville, Quebec, and nearby areas who participated in the war.

George Barker collection

  • UVICSP SC009
  • Collection
  • 1931 - 1977

The collection consists of: Barker's correspondence (1934-1964); news clippings (1933-1968); sketches (1963-1965); holographs and transcripts of essays (1937-1969); notebooks; holographs and typescripts of poetry (1954-1970); contracts (1933-1964); marked proofs; a heavily annotated copy of Elizabeth Smart's A Bonus (1977), and an annotated copy of Aristotle's Poetics etc., which Barker used for reviewing Ezra Pound's XXX Cantos.

Barker, George, 1913-1991

Tom Sanderson fonds

  • UVICSP SC012
  • Fonds
  • 1930 - 1935

The fonds consists of an album of photographs taken when Sanderson was living in Egypt. Most are taken in Egypt but there are a few taken in other African locales and the Middle East. The photographs are mainly of the landscape and tourist attractions, but there are a few of military bases and equipment. Also included is a photo of Sanderson (ca. 1930).

Sanderson, Tom

J. Douglas Beardsley collection

  • UVICSP SC013
  • Collection
  • 1979

The collection consists of typescripts, photocopies of typescripts, dummies, page proofs, and paste-ups of "Premonitions and Gifts" and "Inside Passage".

Beardsley, Doug, 1941-

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

Gerald Smedley Andrews collection

  • UVICSP SC142
  • Collection
  • 1981

The collection consists of a photocopy of G.S. Andrew's typescript entitled "Air Photo Beach Soundings for the Normandy Invasion".

Andrews, G. S. (Gerald Smedley)

Susan Buchan fonds

  • UVICSP SC165
  • Fonds
  • 1936

The fonds consists of a letter to Mrs. Pyper from Susan Tweedsmuir (Buchan) , in which she sent her two of her plays. She also mentions that "Messrs. French are taking over all the others".

Tweedsmuir, Susan, b. 1882

Robert Burness fonds

  • UVICSP SC166
  • Fonds
  • 1929

The fonds consists of a handwritten letter from Burness' widow to Rev. Cyril Dobson re his lecture on his distinguished father and sending him a copy of her late husband's book, which she had published after his death.

Burness, Robert, 1873-1927

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

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

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

E. Lynn Linton collection

  • UVICSP SC254
  • Collection
  • 1890

The collection consists of one leaf holograph letter signed to “Madam or Sir” about her works and where to find biographical material information.

Linton, E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn), 1822-1898

Eric Gill collection

  • UVICSP SC212
  • Collection
  • 1934 - 1938

The collection consists of a woodblock and a signed pencil drawing of a "Mother and Child" (used as a Christmas card for the Peace Pledge Union); a collotype reproduction of a signed pencil drawing of David Pepler; a typed, signed letter to ? Henderson re: the Catholic Church and the Trade Union Movement, with a pencil draft on verso (illegible?); and eight signed engravings to illustrate Patrick Miller's "The Green Ship" (Golden Cockerel Press).

Gill, Eric, 1882-1940

Yvonne Jadin fonds

  • UVICSP SC273
  • Fonds
  • 1959 - 1978

The fonds consists of records of Jadin including travel diaries (in French) documenting Jadin's travels through the Middle East and Far East, 1959, 1961, 1962, along with postcards, photographs, and ephemera of those and other travels. Fonds also includes Sedaine family records.

Jadin, Yvonne, d. 1980

Zelimir Juricic fonds

  • UVICSP SC065
  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 1975

The fonds consists of records documenting Juricic's preparation of "Zbirka Lirike Iz Nove Domovine". Fonds includes corrected holograph, typescript, carbon transcript and proof copy, all in Croatian, and a covering letter to Howard Gerwing (UVic Special Collections Librarian), 1975.

Juricic, Zelimir B., 1935-

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