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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.

Dolmen Press collection

  • UVICSP SC034
  • Collection
  • 1951 - 1964

The collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, page proofs, galley proofs, correspondence and original illustrations of early books published by the Dolmen Press, comprising some of the work of about 25 writers. Included among these authors are Austin Clarke, Padraic Colum, Thomas Kinsella, and Richard Murphy. Also included are translations of earlier works in Irish and an edition of one of W. B. Yeats' works.

Dolmen Press

Ernest Dowson collection

  • UVICSP SC035
  • Collection
  • ca. 1889-1900

The collection consists of transcripts of poems with holographic revisions and notes; correspondence from Dowson to Henry Davray, John Lane, Charles Sayle, Leonard Smithers, and Victor Plarr; copies and typed transcripts of letters from Dowson to John Lane, Conal O'Riordan and Henry Davray, and of letters from R.H. Sherard to O'Riordan about Dowson, after his death.

Dowson, Ernest Christopher, 1867-1900

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)

Eric Lambert collection

  • UVICSP SC246
  • Collection
  • 1966

The collection consists a typescript copy of Hiroshima Reef (401 pp.) with holograph corrections and an editor's directions to the printer. In addition, there is a 1 page letter dated March 11 [1966] to "Geoffrey," a pre-publication reader of Hiroshima Reef regarding work needed on the book and Lambert's poor health (Lambert died April 16).

Lambert, Eric, 1921-1966

Harold Laski collection

  • UVICSP SC249
  • Collection
  • 1946

The collection consists of a 2 page letter, and typescript copy, to [Percy] Rayment of the Victoria [BC] Labour Council giving Laski's opinions on disarmament and on what actions are necessary to secure world peace.

Laski, Harold Joseph, 1893-1950

Richard Church collection

  • UVICSP SC175
  • Collection
  • 1948 - 1953

The collection consists of two typed signed letters to Miss M. Stanley-Wrench about the possible publication of her books of poems.

Church, Richard, 1893-1972

Padraic Colum collection

  • UVICSP SC176
  • Collection
  • 1966

The collection consists of a handwritten poem “The Honeyseller”.

Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972

James Anthony Froude collection

  • UVICSP SC206
  • Collection
  • [18--]

The collection consists of an undated, handwritten letter to Mr. Thornton.

Froude, James Anthony, 1818-1894

Christopher Fry collection

  • UVICSP SC207
  • Collection
  • 1950

The collection consists of two typed rough drafts of 2 pages of the play “A Sleep of Prisoners”, page eleven plus one rough draft of page seventeen, all with Fry's handwritten corrections. Also included is a handwritten cover note, signed.

Fry, Christopher, 1907-2005

Rose Fyleman fonds

  • UVICSP SC209
  • Fonds
  • 1919

The fonds consists of a handwritten letter to E. W. Naylor (father of Bernard Naylor).

Fyleman, Rose, 1877-1957

Watson Kirkconnell collection

  • UVICSP SC242
  • Collection
  • 1935

The collection consists of a 2 page, 1 leaf letter to Professor [George R.] Noyes explicating Kirkconnel's poem “The Way of a Scholar".

Kirkconnell, Watson, 1895-1977

Robert Body fonds

  • UVICSP SC157
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1849

The fonds consists of a notebook "Mrs. Newton's Book". It consists of a handwritten letter from Robert Body containing an account of his family's voyage to America and a description of their prospects as settlers there.

Body, Robert

Roger Senhouse fonds

  • UVICSP SC158
  • Fonds
  • 1917 - 1968

The fonds consist of two typed letters from Bosanquet to Roger Senhouse plus a carbon typed letter to Bosanquet from Senhouse. Senhouse annotated Special Collections' copy of "Henry James at Work". Also included are a carbon typescript transcription of Henry James' dictation, a clipping of Bosanquet's article "The Country of Henry James" from Time and Tide, and photocopied clippings from TLS re: James and Bosanquet.

Senhouse, Roger

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)

Bristol Minute Book collection

  • UVICSP SC162
  • Collection
  • 1738 - 1763

The collection consists of handwritten notes. The paper and ink are late 18th century. Extracts from the "Minet Book of the Chapter of Bristol beginning 1738 Sept 8".

Chapter of Bristol Cathedral

E. E. Cummings collection

  • UVICSP SC029
  • Collection
  • 1950 - 1959

The collection consists of 3 typed, signed letters; a postcard; 5 Christmas cards; and a short note from Cummings. (tls to Peter Russell, the rest to Mrs. Ellen Stevenson). One of these letters relates to reprinting one of Cummings' articles. One Xmas card is a reproduction of a painting by E.E. Cummings (stamped on verso "Painting by E.E. Cummings").

Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962

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.

Nellie McClung collection

  • UVICSP SC263
  • Collection
  • 1925 - 1940

The collection consists of 3 accessions:
Acc. 1991-076 comprises: a tls from "your fellow writer, Nellie L. McClung" to George Bugnet, Dec. 9, 1931, mentions sending a copy of her "new book"; a Christmas broadsheet poem signed "R. W. and Nellie McClung" with a printed photo attached of the McClung's titled "At the Great Divide, August 1932" and 6 newspaper clippings.
Acc. 1996-016 comprises items from J. and D. Gilbert's collection from Nellie McClung's personal library and papers (see note). Included are: a Christmas card with holograph verse to "Mr. and Mrs. McClung" signed James L. Hughes; a poem clipping titled "To My Dear Friends: Who made my 75th Birthday the Happiest of my my long list of Birthdays" with Hughes's comment, "Nearly nine years ago"; a 1 page hls ,"Dec. 28.", to McClung from Hughes; a 1 page holo. Christmas poem by Hughes inscribed: "Nellie McClung, Christmas 1926"; a 2 page hls to Nellie McClung from Hughes dated Feb. 11; a 1 page typed poem titled "Ten Years Ago" dated Bruges, July 27, 1925 by Hughes; a 1 page hls, Jan. 8, 1940, to Nellie McClung from Emile Vaillancourt; a 1 page reprint from The Liberal Advocate, Toronto, August 1940 by Emile Vaillancourt with holograph presentation from author; a 1 page tls, August 14, 1926, to Nellie McClung from W. V. Newson re: Newson's book "A Vale of Luxor"; 2 page hls, Aug 24, 1925, from Thomas O' Hagan to Nellie McClung; 3 page hls, Jan. 18, 1931, from Mary Elizabeth Colman to Nellie McClung (tipped in Colman' s The Immigrants); 2 page CBC reprint, April 22, 1940 broadcast by Lady Nanton, "Spiritual Values on the Home Front" ; clippings.
Acc. 2000-086 consists of a Mar. 22nd [1939?] hls, "Nellie L. McC." with holo note, to Isabel Mitchell accepting an invitation to visit, and a June 24, 1939 tls from McClung to Isabel Mitchell referring to her brother's book. Her brother, Rev. Thomas H. Mitchell, wrote "The Drama of Life" (1922) with a preface by McClung.

McClung, Nellie L., 1873-1951

Muriel Spark fonds

  • UVICSP SC115
  • Fonds
  • 1929 - 1958

The fonds consists of Spark's notebook containing 32 childhood poems, two small sketches, manuscript for the poem "The Miners", and a letter to Derek Sanford.

Spark, Muriel

Ralph Thistle fonds

  • UVICSP SC117
  • Fonds
  • 1941 - 1942

The fonds consists mainly of the diary of Lieutenant Thistle, Area Intelligence Officer, Prince Rupert, B.C. (Dec. 7,1941-June 30, 1942). In the diary he mentions the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the consequent U.S. entry into the war. He later refers to the effect this event has upon defence operations on the northern B.C. coast and mentions the "roundup" of Japanese fishing boats. Also included in the fonds is a copy of a report that he and Major Dow sent to their Officer Commanding, on Feb. 6, 1942. They have it marked "Secret". Dr. R.H. Roy published an article based on the diary in B.C. Studies (No.31, Autumn 1976).

Thistle, Ralph, 1889-1959

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

William Wood fonds

  • UVICSP SC127
  • Fonds
  • 1866 - 1894

The fonds consists of Wood's private diaries of daily activities and spiritual thoughts and correspondence from family members relating to family and social life.

Wood, William

Jack Butler Yeats collection

  • UVICSP SC129
  • Collection
  • 1888 - 1942

The collection consists of letters written by Jack B. Yeats to Sarah Purser (1888-1889) and to a Mr. Quinn, humorous sketches, and a sketchbook for "La La Noo" (1942).

Yeats, Jack Butler, 1871-1957

John Butler Yeats collection

  • UVICSP SC130
  • Collection
  • 1884 - 1922

The collection consists of pencil and ink sketches (1884-1885) and letters (with illustrations) to Jack Butler Yeats (1918-1922).

Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922

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