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Claude Houghton collection

  • UVICSP SC002
  • Collection
  • 1951 - 1953

The collection consists of 4 letters sent to Graham Ackroyd concerning Henry Miller.

Houghton, Claude, 1889-1961

John Gawsworth collection

  • UVICSP SC005
  • Collection
  • 1931 - 1970

The collection consists of letters from A.R. Orage, 1933-1934, manuscripts by Armstrong for "Focus" 21, "The Literary Digest", etc. (1945-1970) plus a review, a note, and a mss for "The Poetry Review" by G.S. Fraser, 1950-1952. Also included in the collection are enclosures from "Ten Contemporaries" [1932 & 1933]. These enclosures consist of research material and correspondence: re the publication of the two volumes, and the writers included in them.

Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970

W. H. Auden collection

  • UVICSP SC006
  • Collection
  • 1961 - 1969

The collection consists of a printed invitation to Auden's birthday party in 1961 plus carbon and Xerox copies of typed letters and holographic notes from Pulitzer Prize administration to Auden listing books sent to him as a member of the Poetry Jury.

Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973

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

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-

Bruce and Dorothy Brown collection

  • UVICSP SC017
  • Collection
  • ca. 2000 B.C.-1970

The collection consists of ancient documents, including a cuneiform tablet and an Egyptian hieroglyph; Medieval and Renaissance documents from England, France, Spain and Italy, 1243-1599, including deeds, charters, illuminated manuscript leaves, letter, letters patent, papal bulls, fragments from religious manuscripts, manuscripts on medicine and magic, a catalogue of English armorial shields, statutes of the Garter, and a manuscript of a Spanish Armelite prioress; modern literary and political manuscripts, records, and autographs, including policies of assurance, letters, and World War I and World War II surrender documents; autographs of various world figures; maps of Europe, Asia and North America; medals, decorations, and flags, mostly from Europe.

Canadian Army collection

  • UVICSP SC020
  • Collection
  • 1899 - 1984

The collection consists of records documenting various branches of the Canadian Army. Collection includes photographs of parades and drills taken by the Department of National Defence; photocopies of military order of the 1st Canadian Army during World War II; copies of intelligence tests administered by the Canadian Armed Forces; correspondence, maps, daily reports and copies of morale reports of the Canadian Militia Training Centre No. 111, Gordon Head Camp, together with some photos; booklet of poems by R.W. Day of Sidney Camp; orders for Operation Overlord (D-Day) and other military orders of the 16th (Canadian Scottish) Infantry Battalion; and, miscellaneous reports (including those related to the Dieppe raid), brochures and reference material; Militia Orders (photocopy) 1899; "Secret War Diary" 1-31 May 1941, 6th Cdn. Infantry Brigade; 102 Battalion, 7th platoon roll book, 1896.

Canada. Canadian Army

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

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

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

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

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

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