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Michael Williams collection

  • UVICSP SC394
  • Collection
  • 1573 - 1859

The collection consists of 19 early European maps collected by Michael Williams who gave a substantial art donation to the Maltwood Gallery.

Williams, Michael Collard, 1930-2000

Military maps collection

  • UVICSP SC122
  • Collection
  • 1898 - 1960

The collection consists primarily of published map series of Europe during World War I and World War II, and several of Asia, Africa, Australia and North America. Some aerial photographs are included.

Military oral history collection

  • UVICSP SC141
  • Collection
  • ca. 1890-2010

The collection consists of records generated by a number of different sources that have been brought together as a collection. The Social Sciences Research Project (1970-75) includes 29 interviews (and transcripts) with Major General The Hon. G. R. Pearkes and significant associates of Pearkes. They cover Pearkes' military career in both World Wars, his political career, particularly as Minister of Defence, and his role in the office of Lieutenant Governor or B.C. (1960-68). Over a number of years, subsequent to the Pearkes interviews, Dr. Roy commissioned several senior students to interview 185 former military personnel, Canadian and Allied. These were funded by the Department of National Defence. The collection offers personal accounts of action in the Great War and in most theatres of the Second War in which Canadians participated, as well as post war peace-time activities in NATO. When Dr. Roy retired in 1988 he gave a number of guest lecture tapes and some C.B.C. military oral history tapes. In 1982, Dr. Barnett B. Singer, a sessional lecturer, donated one interviews with a holocaust survivor, Mr. William Jacobs of Victoria. In 1983, Dr. David Stafford donated nine research interviews (and transcripts) for a book that he was doing on clandestine operations in World War II. In 1984, Elizabeth Hazlitte, a nurse at Victoria's, Veteran's Hospital, gave her interviews with six Great War veterans which she had completed on an L.I.P. grant. In 1990, Robert Winkenhower gave an interview of Olga Ghosh about the experience of a Jew living in Germany in the 1930's (accessioned 1994). In 1993, Cmdr. Hal Lawrence, a naval historian, donated copies of cassettes, summaries and transcripts of 120 interviews with retired Canadian navy personnel. These interviews were conducted between 1980 and 1990 under contract with DND. In 1993, B. Marshall, through Dr. Reg Roy, donated a cassette of an episode of Lister Sinclair's CBC radio programme called "Ideas". The episode was called "A Sense of War" and contains the experiences of Nursing Sisters in W.W. II. In 1997, Dr. Shawn Cafferky donated 22 tapes and transcripts of interview on Naval aviation also commissioned by D.N.D. Directorate of History and Heritage. Interviews with Lt. Col. John Edmonson, M/Gen. Norman Ross and Mr. Geo. Kidd (Major) were added in 2007. "War Stories: A Life Remembered", an audio recording of Thomas Miller's experiences in the Canadian Army during World War II on 2 compact discs was donated in 2008, as well as an interview with Ross Purse describing conditions in Oeyama Camp in Japan during World War II. Will Pratt's interviews of Japanese-Canadian veterans were added in 2009. An interview with LCol Cyril Neroutsos was added in 2010.

Minna Duckworth collection

  • UVICSP SC037
  • Collection
  • 1869 - 1875

The collection consists of Duckworth's notebook containing holograph copies of three completed children's stories involving Aunt Minna and Aunt Netty, plus title pages for two more stories. The first and last stories were written by "Aunt Minna" and the third one by "Aunt Netty". The second story was planned for "Aunt Ena" and the fourth for "Cousin Julia". In addition, "Winky blinky" is inscribed in pencil on the last page.

Duckworth, Minna

Molly Hamilton collection

  • UVICSP SC200
  • Collection
  • ca. 1940

The collection consists of a handwritten letter from Josephine Letitia Fairfield, thanking her for the loan of a book by Gertrude Stein and making a few comments about it

Hamilton, Mary Agnes, 1884-1966

Mrs. Patrick Campbell collection

  • UVICSP SC022
  • Collection
  • 1888 - 1920

The collection consists of a few of her letters plus her autograph (ca. 1908); her portfolio photographs and photo-postcards; theatre programs and clippings relating to her performances.

Campbell, Patrick, Mrs., 1865-1940

Music miscellany collection

  • UVICSP SC270
  • Collection
  • ca. 1820

The collection consists of a 29x24 cm bound songbook containing 66 pp./33 l. of holograph music and lyrics in French, Italian and German from various composers including Beethoven, Weber. Paper watermarked 1819.

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

Norman Douglas collection

  • UVICSP SC194
  • Collection
  • 1928

The collection consists of a handwritten letter to an unknown correspondent, telling him that the three copies he requested “are being despatched to you this afternoon.”

Douglas, Norman, 1868-1952

Northrop Frye collection

  • UVICSP SC208
  • Collection
  • 1971

The collection consists of a copy of the press release from Anansi, a photocopy of a corrected typescript of the preface (13 l.), and galley proofs (155 l.) of The Bush Garden: Essays on the Canadian Imagination by Northrop Frye.

Frye, Northrop

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

Padraic Colum collection

  • UVICSP SC176
  • Collection
  • 1966

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

Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972

Palimpsest collection

  • UVICSP SC440
  • Collection
  • ca. 1400-1600

The collection consists of six vellum documents (manuscript pages from scrolls or books that have been scraped off and used again).

Panama maps collection

  • UVICSP SC331
  • Collection
  • ca. 1700-1764

The collection consists of three maps: 1) Hacke's “Draft of the Golden & adjacent islands with part of ye Isthmus of Darien as it was taken by Captain Ienefer where ye Scots West-India Company setteled” plus Hacke & Morden's “New Map of Ye Isthmus of Darien in America”; 2) “A Map of Part of the Isthmus of Darien, shewing the communication with Panama, from Portobello & Chagre both by land, and by water”; 3) “Rade du Darien et les Isles Voisines”. Maps 1 and 3 relate to the Darién scheme, an attempt by Scotland to establish a colony called 'New Caledonia' on the Isthmus of Panama at the end of the 17th century (1698-1699). It was poorly managed and many colonists succumbed to disease. It was abandoned after a siege by Spanish forces in April 1700.

Patrick Kavanagh collection

  • UVICSP SC237
  • Collection
  • 1952 - 1962

The collection consists of autograph manuscript of The Great Hunger and Self-Portrait. The Great Hunger is 58 recto pages on 23x18 cm sheets. The poem is a fair copy that has some corrections; it was first published by the Cuala Press, 1942. Self-portrait is in a lined 20x16 cm notebook on 31 recto pages and titled “Patrick Kavanagh 1962 Self-Portrait”; some words are corrected.

Kavanagh, Patrick, 1904-1967

Paul Goodman collection

  • UVICSP SC217
  • Collection
  • 1972

The collection consists of a corrected manuscript draft and a corrected typescript first draft of the prose essay from “Little Prayers and Finite Experience”. Also included is a dealer's cover sheet.

Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972

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

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

Poetry (Chicago) collection

  • UVICSP SC283
  • Collection
  • 1952

The collection consists of material relating to the fortieth anniversary issue of the magazine. Included are two copies of an advertising brochure; page proofs for the contents pages; and galley proofs of the poetry pages. Some of the poets included in the brochure do not have their work appear in the issue, others not in the brochure are added.

Poetry (Chicago)

Postcards collection

  • UVICSP SC284
  • Collection
  • ca. 1890-1970

The collection consists of theatrical photograph postcards; European postcards (mainly French and British); Canadian and American postcards; and British humorous postcards. Also included are Canadian and American photo booklets plus some Canadian photos and some that are unidentified.

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

R. G. Everson collection

  • UVICSP SC199
  • Collection
  • 1969

The collection consists of a typewritten letter to Alan Brilliant (Unicorn Press), together with its envelope. In the letter, he mentions Dudek, Gnarowski, Siebrasse, and Gabrielle Roy. Also included is a copy of a mailer for Everson's book “The dark is not so dark”, with Everson's handwritten instructions inside.

Everson, R. G., 1903-1992

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

R. N. Green-Armytage collection

  • Collection
  • 1907 - 1954

The collection consists of a scrapbook containing theatre programmes of plays, in which the Green-Armytages appeared, and clippings. The clippings are concerned with: Roman Catholicism, mostly about the"Catholic Controversy" of 1913; the works, career, and trial of Oscar Wilde together with the subsequent career and trials of Lord Alfred Douglas. In addition, there is a small amount of material concerning Hilaire Belloc. Included are two clippings of Belloc poems, a handwritten letter from Belloc to the Bishop of Clifton, two handwritten letters from the Bishop of Clifton to R. N. Green-Armytage, and two handwritten letters from Belloc to Green-Armytage.

Green-Armytage, R. N. (Robert N.), d. 1966

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

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