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Avis Rasmussen fonds

  • UVICSP SC515
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2018

The fonds consists of 49 small artworks (originals and prints), including two bound volumes "The Artistry of Avis Rasmussen" and related printed materials ; one acrylic on canvas painting ; and one sketchbook.

Rasmussen, Avis

Agust Gudmundsson collection

  • UVICSP SC330
  • Collection
  • 1981

The collection consists of a typed carbon shooting script of "Utlaginn" (Outlaw), in a black binder, and a typed and bound shooting script of "Land Og Synir". Both scripts are in Icelandic.

Agúst Guðmundsson

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

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. 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. A. B*** fonds

  • UVICSP SC352
  • Fonds
  • [18--]

The fonds consists of a wash drawing of “R Southey Poet Laureat”.

B***, R. A.

Quirin Couchot fonds

  • UVICSP SC027
  • Fonds
  • 1808 - 1813

The fonds consists of a photocopy of Couchot's diary, 1808-1813, which includes recipes, poems, and an essay. Also included are copies of letters and documents which were enclosed. The original diary is in the possession of the donor of this fonds.

Couchot, Quirin, 1766-1839

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

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.

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)

Philobiblion fonds

  • UVICSP SC368
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1940-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence generated in course of business along with invoices and inventories. Some correspondence, such as that of Kathleen Raine, includes extended exchanges beyond that required for business purposes. Additionally, some manuscript material acquired by the business is included: i.e. Patrick Creagh, Derek Mahon, and Patrick McCartan's typescripts of letters from W. B. Yeats and Oliver St. John Gogarty.

Philobiblion (Victoria, B.C.)

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

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

Peter Russell fonds

  • UVICSP SC293
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 1972

The fonds consists of a handwritten letter from Miron Grindea (Adam International); photocopies of typescript poems and translations (numbered and signed by Russell); reprint and photocopied typescript of two articles; photocopies of revised typescript and extracts from "Ephemeron" (also numbered and signed by Russell).

Russell, Peter, 1921-2003

Peter Ferguson Ramsay fonds

  • UVICSP SC343
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 1984

The fonds consists of invitations received by Brigadier General Ramsay, various programs of events, the itinerary of the 1980 Royal Visit, and a fonds of newspaper clippings.

Ramsay, Peter Ferguson, 1916-2006

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

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

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.

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).

Padraic Colum collection

  • UVICSP SC176
  • Collection
  • 1966

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

Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972

P. W. Nelles fonds

  • UVICSP SC380
  • Fonds
  • 1943 - 1946

The fonds consists of 2 photograph albums: Quebec Conference (1943); Japanese surrender of Hong Kong (1945).

Nelles, P.W. (Percy Walker), 1892-1951

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

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

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

Norman Alford fonds

  • UVICSP SC004
  • Fonds
  • 1962 - 1990

The fonds consists of correspondence and drafts of Alford's critical works, including his biography of George Egerton (Mrs. Mary Chavelita Bright), Alford's Ph.D. dissertation on the Rhymers' Club, drafts of works on Stephen Hudson (Sydney Schiff), George Eliot, Aldous Huxley and A. Bronson Alcott; notebooks and journals kept by Alford, with holograph notes on his works of fiction and autobiography as well as fragments of stories; drafts of Alford's novel "A Garden Enclosed", drafts of short stories; and drafts of Alford's autobiographical works "In Pursuit of Any Arse", "Time Exposure", and "Travelling Hopefully: A Simple Record of Unsentimental Journeys to the Okanagan and Thereabouts, 1977-1978", including photographs; and correspondence with Howard Gerwing (UVic SC Librarian), 1984-1990.

Alford, Norman

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