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Maurice Maeterlinck collection

  • UVICSP SC261
  • Collection
  • 1906

The collection consists of a holograph signed postcard dated May 8, 1906 to Alfred Sutro, translator of Maeterlinck's Life of the Bee (1901).

Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949

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

Douglas Goldring fonds

  • UVICSP SC048
  • Fonds
  • 1900 - 1964

The fonds consists of drafts of his works, including handwritten manuscripts, typescripts and carbon copies with sometimes extensive corrections of much of his published work and several unpublished titles; correspondence from personal friends and publishers; Goldring's letters to the editor; diaries and notebooks, 1903-1960; newspaper clipping files; and a Goldring biography file. Names of correspondents include: Richard Aldington, John Betjeman, T.S. Eliot, Emma Goldman, Aldous Huxley, W.S. Maugham, and Alec and Evelyn Waugh. The largest correspondence files are from Mary Butts, Ethel Mannin and Louis Wilkinson. Also included is a file of correspondence from Betty Duncan to Conal O'Riordan. She later became Goldring's first wife and the mother of his two children

Goldring, Douglas, 1887-1960

William Matthew Hayward fonds

  • UVICSP SC054
  • Fonds
  • 1912

The fonds consists of holograph diary by Hayward of his arrival in Quebec and train trip across Canada to Vancouver.

Hayward, William Matthew

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

Violet Markham Jones fonds

  • UVICSP SC077
  • Fonds
  • 1936 - 1976

The fonds consists of 1 file of correspondence to Markham Jones from the Charles Lamb Society relating to the society's activities in England.

Markham Jones, Violet

Theodore Benning Monk fonds

  • UVICSP SC081
  • Fonds
  • 1844 - 1959

The fonds consists of Monk's army service and course certificates and correspondence with the Monk family, records of the commander of the Gordon Head camp, and the Seattle liaison officer concerning the 5th Regiment and other army and business matters; personal records, including correspondence regarding a new Canadian flag, notes on the Monk family tree, insurance and investment records; photographs of Monk with officers and with Sir Arthur Currie, and drawings of proposed new flags for Canada.

Monk, Theodore Benning, 1884-1959

James Cook collection

  • UVICSP SC432
  • Collection
  • 1978

The collection consists of slides and negatives (6 slides, 18 negatives) of Voyages of James Cook.

Cook, James, 1728-1779

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.

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

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

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.

Richard Beck fonds

  • UVICSP SC014
  • Fonds
  • 1930 - 1982

The fonds consists of certificates honouring Beck, correspondence between Beck and Johan Falkberget (1949-1950), and Carl Joachim Hambro (1865-1964). There are also calligraphic copy of poems by Beck, and ephemera, some relating to Iceland.

Beck, Richard, 1897-1980

Jack Lindsay collection

  • UVICSP SC083
  • Collection
  • 1956 - 1968

The collection consists firstly of letters written to Mullers Ltd. (publishers) concerning the possible publication of several books, and secondly, of an "uncorrected proof", with holograph corrections of "Meetings With Poets" (1968).

Lindsay, Jack, 1900-1990

William Cameron Murphy fonds

  • UVICSP SC084
  • Fonds
  • 1945

The fonds consists of holograph diary of Brigadier Murphy regarding his experiences with the Fifth Canadian Armoured Brigade during World War II.

Murphy, William Cameron, 1905-1961

Thomas Allen fonds

  • UVICSP SC136
  • Fonds
  • 1752

The fonds consists of a letter to Rev. Whiting of Oriel College, Oxford on political matters.

Allen, Thomas, 1681-1755

J. H. Ansley fonds

  • UVICSP SC139
  • Fonds
  • 1846 - 1934

The fonds consists of four volumes of photographs, the first of which also contains drawings. The drawings commence in 1846 (done by family friend) and recommence in 1884 (done by JHA and friends). The final drawing seems to be 1890. The photographs cover the period 1884-1909. They begin in England and also cover Ireland, St. Helena, South Africa, and Scotland. Some have a military setting but some are scenic and social.

Ansley, J. H. (John Henry)

Sir Gavin de Beer fonds

  • UVICSP SC145
  • Fonds
  • 1932

The fonds consists of three letters from Cornelius Ubbo Ariens Kappers to Dr. de Beer about the anatomy of the vertebrate head. Ariens Kappers was a professor in Amsterdam, Holland.

De Beer, Gavin, Sir, 1899-1972

Margaret Hollingsworth fonds

  • UVICSP SC059
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 1993

The fonds consists of her literary works, including manuscripts, drafts, and notes of stage plays, radio plays, short stories, film scripts, and unpublished novels; her research files; reviews of her literary and theatrical works; her business files, consisting mostly of correspondence; her personal affairs files, consisting mostly of correspondence with family, colleagues, friends, and other writers including Diana Hartog, Elisabeth Hopkins, Noel Hudson, Alison Lawrence, David McFadden, Jane Rule, Jean Rysstad, Libby Scheier, Cathy Smith, and David Watmough.

Hollingsworth, Margaret

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

Malcolm Lowry collection

  • UVICSP SC256
  • Collection
  • [194-]

The collection consists of a three vol. set of Shakespeare's Works (J. Payne Collier, Lupton Pub. New York, n.d.) which Malcolm Lowry has used as notebooks, as well as for annotations on the texts themselves. These volumes, given by Lowry to his friend George Stevenson, were used as a resource by Lowry, especially during the composition of Under the Volcano. The volumes include poems and jottings by Lowry on fly leaves and paste-downs and on p. 944. In addition, textual annotations by Lowry occur most heavily in The Tempest, Merchant of Venice, Timon of Athens and, to a lesser extent, The Sonnets.

Lowry, Malcolm, 1909-1957

Margerie Lowry fonds

  • UVICSP SC257
  • Fonds
  • 1967

The fonds consists of a Christmas card announcing the spring publication of Malcolm Lowry's Dark as the Grave wherein my Friend is Laid.

Lowry, Margerie Bonner

William Golding collection

  • UVICSP SC215
  • Collection
  • 1970 - 1971

The collection consists of a typed, signed letter to Colin Huggett (concerning Golding's “Free Fall”) together with its envelope. Also included is a handwritten letter to Colin Huggett (about Golding's three novellas, “Envoy Extraordinary”, “The Scorpion God”, and “Clank Clank”) together with its envelope.

Golding, William, 1911-1993

Reginald Herbert Roy fonds

  • UVICSP SC104
  • Fonds
  • 1850 - 2009

The fonds consists of records relating to Roy's university administrative activities and his research in aspects of military history, including Canadian history and Canada's involvement in World War I and World War II (particularly the Normandy campaign). Fonds includes photocopies of war diaries, files on various Canadian Army regiments and battalions (including the 31st Infantry Battalion, the 1st Battalion Regina Rifle Regiment, Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's), the Seaforth Highlanders, and the B.C. Dragoons), files on the Canadian Officers Training Corps UBC Contingent University of Victoria Detachment, files on Canadian defence and military policy, audio interviews with Canadian military officers, clippings and other material concerning South Africa and South-West Africa/Namibia, and material relating to the Fenians (1880-1881). Fonds also contains minutes, correspondence and reports relating to academic committees and associations (including the University of Victoria Alumni Association), records relating to the Canadian Confederation Centennial Committee of British Columbia Historic Commemorations Sub-Committee, and background material, notes and drafts for Roy's books. Fonds also consists of material collected by Roy including the papers (1943-1979) of John Laurie (RCAF Provost Marshall), Rev. E.G. Parker, and the Red Chevron Association of Vancouver Island. The fonds also consists of an audio cassette of music from the war years. The fonds also includes 46 issues of South African Soldier.

Roy, Reginald H., 1922-

David Jones collection

  • UVICSP SC064
  • Collection
  • 1969

The collection consists of heavily corrected galley proofs for the poems "The Wall", "The Sleeping Lord" (extract), and "The Boast of Dai" (extract), plus an accompanying hls from Jones to Annwyl [Dear] Meic Stephens.

Jones, David, 1895-1974

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