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Robert Duncan collection

  • UVICSP SC038
  • Collection
  • 1966

The collection consists of corrected page proofs of "The Years as Catches" (in a proof of the cover), which was published by Oyez in 1966. Also included is a typescript of "I Am A Most Fleshly Man", with its page markings and bibliography; a typescript of "Notes On Proofs"; and some font samples.

Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988

Philip James Dunn collection

  • UVICSP SC039
  • Collection
  • 1821 - 1834

The collection consists of a sketchbook with drawings largely of churches, country houses, and other architectural subjects. It includes a few loose and pasted-in sketches at the back. There is a poem of unknown derivation under the first sketch in the book, preceded by an index to 62 sketches dated 1821-1824. Later sketches are pasted in or loose.

Dunn, Philip James

Lawrence Durrell collection

  • UVICSP SC040
  • Collection
  • 1950 - 2001

The collection consists of correspondence from Durrell to Alfred Perlès, William Woods, John Lehmann, Peter Russell, Tambimuttu (LD's notes on Dylan Thomas in the form of a letter), and others; also included are a corrected proof of "Balthazar"(sent to Perlès); a sketch (1959) by Eve Miller of Henry Miller, Alfred Perlès and Durrell; and, a watercolour by "Oscar Epfs" (pseud. of L. Durrell) done for a record sleeve "Songs of Greece" plus a Xmas card reproduced from the painting in 1964. Alfred Perlès later changed his name to Alfred Barret, and was often addressed by Durrell and Miller as Joe or Joey in their letters to him.

Durrell, Lawrence

T. S. Eliot collection

  • UVICSP SC041
  • Collection
  • 1932 - 1963

The collection consists of correspondence from T. S. Eliot, photographs, a Lecture typescript with corrections, and an annotated book. The correspondence from Eliot is to: Mme. D. Bussy (including 1 unfinished reply and 2 from TSE's secretary) [1934-56]; Miss J.S. Bussy (daughter of above) [1939-56]; T. Tambimuttu [1959]; R. Thoma [1932]; M. Wykes-Joyce re Ezra Pound [1952] ; H.M. Belgion [1940-63]; Mrs. Harold Monro (Alida) [1934-60] including 2 photos; John Lehmann [1936-52]; Anthony Cronin [1958]; Francis Berry [1953] re Herbert Read. The typscript with corrections is TSE's lecture "From Poe to Valery". Also included is Herbert Read's The Education of Free Men (Freedom Press, 1944) with approx. 200 words of Eliot's holograph annotations throughout the text.

Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965

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

J. M. Barrie collection

  • UVICSP SC046
  • Collection
  • 1913 - 1915

The collection consists of letters written by J. M. Barrie to Thomas Lennox Gilmour, mainly concerned with his financial affairs.

Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937

Oliver St. John Gogarty collection

  • UVICSP SC047
  • Collection
  • ca. 1905-1954

The collection consists of letters and verse written by Gogarty to G. K. A. Bell, Ulick O'Connor, and others [some of this material used in: Ulick O'Connor's The Times I've Seen: Oliver St. John Gogarty, NY, Obelensky, 1963, (SC) PR6013 O28Z8]. The others include 2 hls to W.R.. Fearon (1937), 3 pp re evidence given by Fearon in Henry Morris Sinclair's libel suit against Gogarty; 1 hls, 1 p to the President of the Irish Free State (11.09.38); 1 tls with h. additions, 3 pp to J.M.N. Jeffries (16.05.1933); 1 p h. with an 8 line comic verse about Hitler signed and dated 13.01.44; 1 tls., 1 p to "Seamus" (13.09.49); 1 tls. 2 pp to Mr. Smart (21.04.52). Also included is a holograph verse 6 pp. "To his Extraordinary Friend George Kennedy Allen Bell about to go to Switzerland," no date, on stationary headed "The Tower, Sandycove".

Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957

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.

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

Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath collection

  • UVICSP SC060
  • Collection
  • 1959 - 1962

The collection consists of letters (1960-1961) written by Hughes to Graham T. Ackroyd. There are also groupings of drafts of Hughes's "Dully Gumption's Addendum", "Fishing at Dawn", "New Moon" and "Out III: Remembrance Day". Additionally, there are drafts and fragments of other works (often on the versos of the previous drafts); several are by Sylvia Plath.

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998

Denis Johnston collection

  • UVICSP SC063
  • Collection
  • 1926 - 1992

The collection consists of Johnston's second typescript draft (as finally rejected) of "Shadowdance", later called "The Old Lady Says No!", with holograph corrections by W.B. Yeats and others. Also included are photocopies of several early drafts of this play, including the aforementioned. In addition, there is the author's proof copy, with corrections, of "The Brazen Horn, Lenaea 5" (1968) [probably for 2nd ed. 1969, amended to Lenaea 6]. The fonds also consists of correspondence from Denis and Betty Johnston to Bill and Mary Harbold from 1973-1982; a signed photograph of Johnston; photocopies of book reviews and book chapters re Johnston; a copy of Nine Rivers from Jordan with final corrections; and a copy of the libretto of Nine Rivers from Jordan.

Johnston, Denis, 1901-1984

David Jones collection

  • UVICSP SC064
  • Collection
  • 1969

The collection consists of heavily corrected galley proofs for the poems "The Wall", "The Sleeping Lord" (extract), and "The Boast of Dai" (extract), plus an accompanying hls from Jones to Annwyl [Dear] Meic Stephens.

Jones, David, 1895-1974

Hal Lawrence collection

  • UVICSP SC066
  • Collection
  • 1939 - 1995

The collection consists of audio tapes of 120 interviews that Lawrence conducted between 1980 and 1990 with naval personnel, several female officers and ratings. Fonds includes several interview transcripts, correspondence relating to one interview, a captain's night order book (HMCS Portage), and the text of an address. The additional fonds consist of manuscripts for books and articles written by Hal Lawrence, correspondence, clippings and photographs related to his navel career. The fonds also include personal and professional documents and correspondence, navel oral history material, several navel maps and transparencies, miscellaneous publications and ephemera. The fonds is arranged in eight series: 1) Manuscripts; 2) Oral histories; 3) Correspondence; 4) Photographic materials; 5) Newspaper clippings and reviews; 6) Personal and professional documents; 7) Published materials and ephemera; 8) Maps and transparencies.

Lawrence, Hal, 1920-1994

Denise Levertov collection

  • UVICSP SC067
  • Collection
  • 1940 - 1967

The collection consists of letters and postcards (1940-1951) written by Levertov to Charles Wrey Gardiner (editor of Poetry Quarterly); letters, drafts of poems and a postcard (1946-1947) to John Hayward; and drawings not used for "A Tree Telling of Orpheus", 1967. The letters also mention Dannie Abse, Herbert Read and Kenneth Rexroth.

Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997

Medieval Studies collection

  • UVICSP SC070
  • Collection
  • ca. 1200-1600

The collection consists of: 1) Four vellum leaves by various calligraphers taken from a Flemish Psalter, two French Book of Hours, and a French Bible. 2) Ten manuscript leaves by various calligraphers in France, England, Italy, and Spain, including leaves from a Bible, a calendar, Missals, a Book of Hours, a charter, a litany from a Book of Hours, a Psalter, and a Breviary. 3) MS of John Lydgate's "Fall of Princes" (ca. 1431-1438). 247 slides were made for a digitizing project, from which 10 CDs have been produced plus a backup set. There is also a CD for the index to the web site. 4) MS of "Bartholomaeus Anglicus" (ca, 1240-1250), consisting of extracts from his encyclopaedia "De Proprietatibus Rerum (On the Properties of Things). 5) Medieval Fragments: 13th Century Collection (ca. 1200-1300), consists of 7 folia fragments from 5 sources most were recovered pastedowns from later books. 6) Manuscrit religeuse. 7) Court record from the beginning of the reign of James I. It passed through private hands. The document is in Latin court hand and notes the transfer of land from Thomas and Robert Whitney to a knight. 8) Handwritten letter to William Paston from Thomas Jermy dated 31 January 1565. The letter has been repaired, with a slight loss of text. Also included are a photocopy of the letter; a typed transcription of the letter, made in 1974 by H.L. Douch (Curator of the Royal Cornwall Institution) and amended at the suggestion of Jean M. Kennedy (City and County Archivist, Norwich), together with comments by Kennedy and Dorothy Sweet; a handwritten transcription of the original, by Douch; handwritten notes and background material by Sweet; two typed, signed letters to Sweet from Kennedy.

Michael McClure collection

  • UVICSP SC071
  • Collection
  • 1955 - 1971

The collection consists of correspondence with publishers Michael Horovitz (New Departures) and John Martin (Black Sparrow Press); holograph manuscript fragments consisting of "I Suspend My Wait" (1955) and "This Is The Cave Of The Void Of Our Senses" from "Dark Brown"(1961), plus a copy of "Dark Brown" with an enclosed hls to Robert Hawley (1966); and a corrected typescript of an application for a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1967.

McClure, Michael

Preston family collection

  • UVICSP SC072
  • Collection
  • 1857 - 1945

The collection consists of two manuscripts:-- "The Fathers' Indian Mutiny Letters, 1857 - 1859" which consists of Xeroxed, typed transcripts of letters from J. H. Wyatt, writing from India, to his wife, Jane, "Jeanie" in Aberdeen. There are 77 letters plus a note: "Maude's Battery at the Relief of Lucknow 25 Set. 1857. By Lt. Col. M.E.S. Laws. OBE. M.C. R.A. (ret'd.) Taken from the R.A. Journal, July, 1953", 6 pp. The second is "Military Memories: Part I. First World War,1914-19; Part II. Mesopotamia, Egypt, Turkey, 1919-23; Part III. Royal Air Force, 1923-28; Part IV, Second World War 1938-1945 by W. F. A. Preston, Major late Royal Artillery, Newmarket, Ontario, 1965." 137 pp.

Preston family

Kenneth G. McKenzie collection

  • UVICSP SC073
  • Collection
  • 1944 - 1968

The collection consists of autographs of classical musicians and performers, written on programmes and slips of paper, plus an autographed photograph of Marilyn Horne; and correspondence between McKenzie and Yehudi Menuhin, Reginald Werrinwrath, and the Vancouver Festival Society, 1950-1959.

McKenzie, Kenneth G.

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

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

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

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

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