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A. M. Klein collection

  • UVICSP SC243
  • Collection
  • 1948

The collection consists of a one page holograph letter signed, to Mr. Crawley regarding poetry publications and Klein's work on Joyce's Ulysses.

Klein, A. M. (Abraham Moses), 1909-1972

A. G. Richards fonds

  • UVICSP SC346
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1944

The fonds consists of four photographs: one at The Calgary Herald and three of military groups, two of which are at the Gordon Head Training Camp; a military map of part of Italy; Richards' Service Pay Book; and various clippings, newspapers, and magazines.

Richards, A. G. (Gerald), 1921-

Aba Bayefsky fonds

  • UVICSP SC422
  • Fonds
  • 1980

The fonds consists of a pre-publication mock-up of Bayefsky's Spectacles, printed by Morriss Printers, Victoria, B.C.

Bayefsky, Aba, 1923-2001

Adrian Raeside fonds

  • UVICSP SC393
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1984

The fonds consists of six hundred and seventy original cartoons.

Raeside, Adrian, 1957-

Agnes Laut collection

  • UVICSP SC251
  • Collection
  • 1929-1933

The collection consists of 3 letters (4 leaves) to Maude E. McVicker from Winnipeg, Manitoba and Wassiac, New York about Laut's books.

Laut, Agnes Christina, 1871-1936

Al Purdy fonds

  • UVICSP SC420
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1999

The fonds consists of correspondence from Lorna Crozier, William Deverell, Kuldip Gill, Martin Gray, Eldon Grier, George Johnston, Peter Trower, Miriam Waddington, George Woodcock and William New. Signed manuscript of Purdy's poem "Winter at Roblin Lake".

Purdy, Al, 1918-2000

Alan Hovhaness fonds

  • UVICSP SC231
  • Fonds
  • 1972

The fonds consists of a 3 pp. hls to John Simpson.

Hovhaness, Alan, 1911-2000

Aldous Huxley collection

  • UVICSP SC233
  • Collection
  • 1930

The collection consists of a one page typed letter signed to an unknown correspondent Sept. 8. 1930 regarding the letters of D. H. Lawrence which Huxley was then editing.

Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963

Aleister Crowley fonds

  • UVICSP SC181
  • Fonds
  • 1947

The fonds consists of a typed signed letter to Mr. Bunting re the publication of Crowley's manuscript "Magick Without Tears". Bunting was associated with a publishing firm. He asks him to send the manuscript to John Symons.

Crowley, Aleister, 1875-1947

Ashley Dukes collection

  • UVICSP SC196
  • Collection
  • 1926

The collection consists of a handwritten letter to an unknown correspondent, in which he declines “to address the Shirley Society” due to rehearsals and his forthcoming trip to Greece.

Dukes, Ashley, 1885-1959

Arthur Symons collection

  • UVICSP SC310
  • Collection
  • 1906 - 1929

The collection consists of a handwritten letter to Henry Davray (1873-1944) concerning the foreign publication of Symons ' books and a holograph short critical assessment of Robert Browning. Also included is a copy of "Poetry World" (1929; Vol.1, No. 1) which contains a critical article: "Arthur Symons: English Decadent" by Richard Johns.

Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945

Brocard Sewell fonds

  • UVICSP SC112
  • Fonds
  • 1922 - 1963

The fonds consists mainly of correspondence (1942-63) from various writers and contributors to the Aylesford Review. Included among the correspondents are: Terence I.F. Armstrong (John Gawsworth), John Betjeman, Shelagh Delaney, Joseph Delteil, Eleanor Farjeon, Graham Greene, Alyse Gregory (widow of L. Powys), Arthur Machen, John Cowper Powys, Stevie Smith, Una Troubridge, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Louis Wilkinson. Also included in the fonds is a small amount of earlier correspondence from G.K. Chesterton to Father Vincent McNabb (1926) and from Eric Gill to Clare Pepler (1922-25).

Sewell, Brocard

Brigit Patmore collection

  • UVICSP SC090
  • Collection
  • ? - 1940

The collection consists of a carbon typescript, with her holograph corrections, of "D.H. Lawrence" (first version) and a carbon typescript, with her holograph corrections, of "W.B. Yeats: Some Memories", together with 2 photographs; one of Patmore and the other of W.B. Yeats, both taken at Rapallo 1928-29. Also included are two explanatory sheets by her son, Derek Patmore. The first is a typescript "Brigit Patmore & D.H. Lawrence", the second a manuscript "Some memories of WB Yeats by Brigit Patmore".

Patmore, Brigit, 1882-1965

Boxer Rebellion photograph collection

  • UVICSP SC357
  • Collection
  • ca. 1900

The collection consists of a photograph album in an Japanese decorated lacquer case, done in the accordion manner. The two figures on the case have ivory heads inset. The album contains fifty 9.5 x 7.5 black and white photographs taken during the early part of the Boxer Rebellion, commencing in June 3 1900. It includes pictures of the destruction houses, larger buildings, railway lines, the capture of Chinese prisoners and various English, German and Japanese troops. Each photograph has its own typeset legend underneath

Book Arts Club of Victoria fonds

  • UVICSP SC016
  • Fonds
  • 1949 - 1992

The fonds consists of records relating to the preparation of "Letters from Sooke: A Correspondence Between Sir Herbert Read and George Woodcock", including correspondence of Patrick Healey, Benedict Read, George Woodcock, and Howard Gerwing. Also included are a few bound copies of "Letters from Sooke" and a quantity of unbound leaves.

Book Arts Club of Victoria

Bliss Carman fonds

  • UVICSP SC169
  • Fonds
  • 1921

The fonds consists of a handwritten letter of thanks to Mr. Fisher.

Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929

Bill Hoffer collection

  • UVICSP SC423
  • Collection
  • 1976 - 1997

The collection consists of a clipping re Hoffer, correspondence.

Hoffer, William, 1944-1997

Beverly Joan Mitchell fonds

  • UVICSP SC377
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 1992

The fonds consists of a 2 page tls by Frank Davey to Mitchell with comments on the TISH group and Mitchell's thesis. The letter accompanied the thesis A Critical Study of the TISH Group which is catalogued in Special Collections. Also included is an hls from Deborah Douglas.

Mitchell, Beverley Joan, 1930-

Barry family fonds

  • UVICSP SC011
  • Fonds
  • 1770 - 1795

The fonds consists of copies of indentures of lease of the Barry family preceded by Copy Probate of the Will and Codicil of Thomas Barry, Esq., deceased, dated June 12, 1770.

Aylmer family fonds

  • UVICSP SC007
  • Fonds
  • 1916 - 1918

The fonds consists of three scrapbooks, using the Official Telephone Directory Quebec for December 1915, June 1916, and July 1917. They document World War I, including clippings, honour rolls, correspondence, notes, obituaries, articles and columns relating to the progress of the war and, particularly, to news of men and women from Lennoxville, Quebec, and nearby areas who participated in the war.

Austin Cooper fonds

  • UVICSP SC178
  • Fonds
  • 1876 - 1911

The fonds consists of a notebook inscribed "To: Mark Perrin Esq, Knockdrummin with Austin D, Cooper's Compliments --1876." The first page of text notes: "Copied from the Journal of Antiquarian Rambles in the County of Dublin by the late Austin Cooper F.S.A.& M.R.I.A." The notebook is illustrated with 3 watercolours and 5 ink sketches. Also included is further information on Lusk in several hands, including that of Mark Perrin. There are several notes on Lusk on enclosed loose leaves.

Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830

Austin Clarke collection

  • UVICSP SC348
  • Collection
  • 1961

The collection consists of a set of galley proofs of “Later Poems”.

Clarke, Austin, 1896-1974

Arthur Russell fonds

  • UVICSP SC105
  • Fonds
  • 1968 - 1969

The fonds consists primarily of typescripts, together with a proof copy and dust jacket of "Ruth Pitter: Homage to a Poet"[1969]. In addition, there is some correspondence to Russell from some of the potential contributors to the book, including John Betjeman, Philip Larkin, Norman MacCaig, John Masefield, and Iris Murdoch.

Russell, Arthur Wolseley

Aram Saroyan collection

  • UVICSP SC296
  • Collection
  • 1970

The collection consists mainly of a photocopied typescript of Aram Saroyan's "Cloth: an electric novel". Also included are a handwritten letter to Tom Clark re "Cloth" and mentioning Ted Berrigan, Paul Carroll, Steve Katz, and Philip Whalen; a corrected typescript signed by Tom Clark which seems to be intended as a preface to "Cloth"; clippings from "Poetry (Chicago)" of Aram Saroyan selection of material from Louis Zukovsky; and a clipping from Rolling Stone? of a picture of Randy Newman.

Saroyan, Aram

Arabic manuscripts collection

  • UVICSP SC119
  • Collection
  • ca. 1000-1790

The collection consists of six items:
1) En'am-i Serif [Turkish calligraphic manuscript].- consists of several chapters of the Qur'an, Arabic and Ottoman and Turkish prayers, calligraphic rondels and seals, hilyes, and miniature paintings of the Kaba, the Prophet's Mosque at Medina, his personal belongings such as his cloak, prayer beads etc., his hand and foot print and similar images. Special Collections had slides made of this manuscript. A second set of these slides is available in the Slide Library (History in Art Dept.).

2) al-Jazri, Mohammed. - consists of a single leaf from an 18th century religious manuscript, "Hassi Hasin" (Prayer and Contemplation). It is written in Arabic (probably in Turkey) in the Nashki hand. It may be an Ishmaeli text. It is illuminated, gilded and decorated with a floral motif.

3) Firdawsi. Shah Nameh. consists of a single leaf from an 18th century copy.

4) Koran. India. 17th -18th century?

5) Koran. China. 17th -18th century?

6) Maghribi Qur'an (Koran) Bifolium. Late 10th or 11th century. Kufic script.

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