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correspondence

Sub-series consists of correspondence primarily between Wise and galleries, art dealers, museums, arts organizations and other artists; some correspondence to galleries and dealers written on behalf of Jack Wise by his spouses Else Wise (Hubbard) and Mary Wise (Ross)

correspondence -- post cards

File contains correspondence concerning exhibitions, lists of exhibited works and prices, a letter of introduction to Lobsang P. Lhalungpa, and postcards originating in Montreal, correspondents include the British Columbia Society of Artists, the Canada Council, the Victoria Art gallery, the Canadian Confederation Centennial Committee, the New Design Gallery, the Tibetan Refugee Aid Society, George Woodcock, and Galerie Agnes Lefort

correspondence and financial records -- general

File contains professional and personal correspondence concerning exhibitions, lists of exhibited works, prices, sold and loaned works, scripts, art supplies and Tibet, as well a partial copy of a response by Wise possibly to the Canada Council; correspondents include Otto Wolfer, Community Arts Council, University of Victoria/ John Dobereiner, Galerie Agnes Lefort, Mary Frazee Gallery, the Psychedelic Shop, Bill Crawford, Hugh Trutton Gallery, Gordon Woodside Gallery, Bau-Xi Gallery, Art Gallery Memorial University, Petit Musee, Rex Evans aallery, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Mary Ross, Edmonton Art Gallery, Pandora's Box Gallery, Horst Zander, Commonwealth Institute, the National Gallery of Canada, Harry Yorke Mann, and the Victoria Art Gallery

correspondence -- general

File contains professional and personal correspondence to Jack and Mary Wise concerning exhibitions, exhibited works, prices, sold works, art practice, and poetry, as well as financial records ; correspondents include the Vancouver Art Gallery, Ann and Avon Neal, Austin Post, Sheila Kincaid, National Film Board, Peter Trower, the Maples Gallery, Indo-Tibet Buddhist Cultural Institute, Lobsang Lhalungpa, Burnaby Art Gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and Gary Lee Nova

correspondence -- general

File contains poems by Stephen Cummings, financial records and professional and personal correspondence concerning exhibitions, exhibited works, prices, sold works, loaned works, art practice and grant applications; correspondents include: Toni Onley and Yukiko, Avon Neal, Kyle's Gallery, University of British Columbia Department of Visual Arts, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Gold Design Jewels and Gallery, Ron Orchard, Stephen Cummings, Robert Amos, Visual Arts Association, Canada Council Art Bank, Canada Council for the Arts, International Journal for Contemporary Artsts, Hyemeyohsts Storm and Andrea Lynn Martin

personal records

File contains different versions of Wise's curriculum vitae, biographic statements and exhibition listings, including "Jack Wise An Introduction to the Artist and His Work", university transcript, Certificate of Canadian Citizenship, letters of reference and certificate of ordination from the Life Science Church.

Published materials

This series consists of records related to Lyons' activities as an author, including book-length publications, newspapers and magazine articles, and covers the period of the early 1950s until his death. Lyons typically addressed British Columbia history, botany, wildlife, parks, and other related topics in his writings. This series includes manuscripts and monographs by Lyons with extensive handwritten revisions. It also contains botanical drawings used to illustrate Lyons' field guides, as well as research notes, newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, dust jackets, brochures, pamphlets, reports, photographs, slides, and other textual records pertaining to Lyons' publications. This series consists of three subseries: 1) monographs; 2) field guide illustrations; and 3) newspapers and magazines.

Monographs

This subseries consists of records related to Lyons' book-length publications. It includes Lyons' books on local and natural history in British Columbia, comprised of Milestones on the Mighty Fraser: Travel Guide to the Historic Fraser Canyon Vancouver-Kamloops (J.M. Dent & Sons: 1950, rev. ed. 1956); Milestones in Ogopogo Land: In Which the Many Wonders of the Land of Ogopogo and Sunshine are Revealed (1957) ; Milestones on Vancouver Island: The Story of This "Island to the West", Its Past and Its Present (Evergreen Press: 1958). This subseries also contains Lyons' popular field guides to the plants of British Columbia and Washington state, including Trees, Shrubs and Flowers to Know in British Columbia (J.M. Dent & Sons: 1952, 2nd rev. ed. 1965); Trees, Shrubs and Flowers to Know in British Columbia and Washington (Lone Pine: 1995); and Wildflowers of Washington (Lone Pine: 1997). According to the "About the Author" section in Wildflowers of Washington, "Chess' first book, Trees, Shrubs and Flowers to Know in British Columbia, published in 1954, was the first non-technical field guide in the province. Two years later in 1956, he wrote a similar book for Washington State. They served for many decades, through many reprints and revisions, and were finally combined into one volume in 1995" (192). The 7 monographs in this subseries are mostly labelled "Work Copy" or "Office Copy" indicating that they are early proofs or otherwise being revised, as the handwritten ink comments throughout attest. The records consist of monographs, manuscripts, research and research notes, correspondence, dust jackets, miscellaneous brochures and maps used for research, one notebook, and electronic records on three computer disks. The three computer disks contain electronic version of the revised manuscript for Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers in BC and Washington from 1994.

Miscellaneous records

This series consists of correspondence and other records pertaining to aspects of Lyons life and work that are not covered in the other series of the fonds. It includes material related to Lyons professional work in the BC Forest Service, BC Parks, and BC Fish and Game, as well as Lyons' work with Toastmasters. There are also some records from Lyons' involvement with the B.C. Museum Association. This series also includes other miscellaneous personal records and some painting and drawings by Lyons. There is no discernible order to these records, but they have been loosely grouped into this series. Records include Lyons' expired passports, maps, brochures, research notes, correspondence, reports, postcards, booklets and pamphlets.

correspondence and financial records -- general

File contains correspondence with other artists, concerning exhibitions, lists of exhibited works, prices, sold and loaned works, a response to a Vancouver Sun article; correspondents include the New Design Gallery, the Douglas Gallery, the National Gallery, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria/Colin Graham, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Tibetan Refugee Aid Society, the Griffiths Galleries, the Fine Arts Gallery UBC, Memorial University, Galerie Agnes Lefort, SIWASH (Society Incorporated for the Welfare of the Arts, Sciences and Health), George and Inge Woodcock, Toni Onley, and Gary Lee Nova

correspondence -- general

File contains professional and personal correspondence concerning exhibitions, lists of exhibited works, prices, sold and loaned works, art practice and philosophy, travel arrangements, and legal proceedings; correspondents include the Richard Demarco Gallery, Aldrich Chemical Company, the Canada Council, the Dunkelman Gallery, his mother, Mary Wise (Ross), Galerie Senatore, Canadian Embassy Spain, Pacific Art Services, Women's Auxiliary to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, Bob [last name unknown], Bau-Xi Gallery, Lillian [last name unknown], Simon Fraser University/Maurice Gibbons

correspondence -- general

File contains professional and personal correspondence concerning exhibitions, exhibited works, prices, sold works, art practice, poetry, newspaper clippings and financial records; correspondents include Colin Graham, Peter Trower, George Woodcock, Bau-Xi Gallery, Harry Locke, Don Lockstead, M.L.A, Gary Lee Nova, Lobsang Lhalungpa, Tibetan Refugee Aid Society, Prison Arts Society, and Stephen Cummings

correspondence -- general

File contains professional and personal correspondence concerning exhibitions, exhibited works, prices, sold works, loaned works, art practice, illustrations for "The Malahat Review" and publication on George Woodcock; correspondents include Open Space Gallery, David Gilhooly, Lobsang Lhalungpa, University of Saskatchewan Art Committee, West End Gallery, Nicholas Kirsten and Richard Kirsten, George Woodcock, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toni Onley, University of British Columbia, Colin Graham, Lin Chien-Shih, Ontario Arts Council, Robin Skelton, Stephen Cummings, Shell Canada, Art Gallery of Vancouver, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and Greg Simpson

correspondence -- general

File contains professional and personal correspondence concerning exhibitions, exhibited works, prices, sold works, loaned works, and art practice; correspondents include: Gary-Lee Nova, Madeleine Shields, Brian Longworth, Pat Bovey, J.F. Lindsay, Colin Graham, Sawai Atelier, Victoria College of Art/Joseph Kyle, Toni Onley, Community Arts Council of Vancouver and the Festival Concert Society

Chester P. Lyons fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1932 - 1988

The fonds consists of material relating to Lyons's work as a BC Parks developer, botanist, author, lecturer, independent documentary filmmaker, wildlife photographer, and world traveller. It includes a variety of textual records, moving images, photographic materials, sound recordings, and maps. The fonds has been arranged into six series: 1) published materials; 2) scripts; 3) field notebooks; 4) photographic materials; 5) audiovisual materials; and 6) miscellaneous records.

Lyons, Chester P.

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