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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

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

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

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

Alfred Bergan collection

  • UVICSP SC154
  • Collection
  • ca. 1941

The collection consists of 2 typescript articles: on James Joyce and on John Stanislaus Joyce, plus a manuscript of the article on James Joyce.

Bergan, Alfred, 1887-1941

Algernon Blackwood collection

  • UVICSP SC156
  • Collection
  • 1908 - 1938

The collection consists of a handwritten letter to Laurenz M. Lamont from Martin Secker (Richards Press) re A.B. (Algernon Blackwood), plus photocopies of a handwritten letter to L.M. Lamont and a handwritten postcard to Mrs. Lamont from Blackwood.

Blackwood, Algernon, 1869-1951

Allen Ginsberg collection

  • UVICSP SC213
  • Collection
  • 1966

The collection consists of a handwritten postcard to Ted Berrigan.

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997

Amateur Dramatic Club of Calcutta collection

  • UVICSP SC137
  • Collection
  • [1935]

The collection consists of mimeographed scripts for two plays presented by the club at the Empire Theatre, Calcutta, India. The scripts come from the plays' original productions in England, several years earlier. Also included are programmes for the two plays, a clipping containing a review of one play, and a rehearsal list for the other play. The two plays are “Murder on the Second Floor” by Frank Vosper and “The Wind and the Rain” by Merton Hodge.

Amateur Dramatic Club of Calcutta

Ambrose Parsons collection

  • UVICSP SC276
  • Collection
  • 1850

The collection consists of a leather bound manuscript (probably unpublished) with the page ends gilded. All of the contents are handwritten. The contents consist of a title-page; a dedicatory epistle to the Rev. R.W. Dibdin (4 pp., both sides); and the text (36 pp., rectos only). Inscribed on the flyleaf in pencil are the words ""Presumably the original MS and unique. It is probable that this is unpublished (not listed in NUC).

Parsons, Ambrose, 1815-1891

Anaïs Nin collection

  • UVICSP SC271
  • Collection
  • 1957

The collection consists of a 2 page/1 leaf holograph note to Oscar Baradinsky (Alicat Books, Yonkers), envelope dated April 20, 1957

Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977

Andrew Soutar collection

  • UVICSP SC303
  • Collection
  • 1928

The collection consists of one handwritten and seven typed, signed letters to W. Harrison together with one typed, signed letter response. The letters are mostly concerned with the topic of spiritualism. Soutar refers to Henry Ford, Dawson Scott, Sir Oliver Lodge, Walter de la Mare, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Soutar, Andrew, 1879-1941

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.

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

Arctic Explorers collection

  • UVICSP SC144
  • Collection
  • 1855 - 1869

The collection consists of two letters from Belcher in 1855 and two from McClintock in 1869. The first Belcher letter is concerned with the Minié rifle, and the second with personal matters. The first McClintock letter is concerned with charts and exploration of the west African coast. He mentions Belcher in this regard. The second letter is about personal matters.

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

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

Austin Clarke collection

  • UVICSP SC348
  • Collection
  • 1961

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

Clarke, Austin, 1896-1974

Bill Hoffer collection

  • UVICSP SC423
  • Collection
  • 1976 - 1997

The collection consists of a clipping re Hoffer, correspondence.

Hoffer, William, 1944-1997

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

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

Bristol Minute Book collection

  • UVICSP SC162
  • Collection
  • 1738 - 1763

The collection consists of handwritten notes. The paper and ink are late 18th century. Extracts from the "Minet Book of the Chapter of Bristol beginning 1738 Sept 8".

Chapter of Bristol Cathedral

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.

C. S. Lewis collection

  • UVICSP SC250
  • Collection
  • 1939

The collection consists of a 2 page hls., dated April 13, 1939, to Raymond Wilson Chambers (1874-1942) about the latter's book Man's Unconquerable Mind. Lewis comments on literature, literary history, and mentions Neville Coghill and alludes to Tolkien's health.

Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963

Canada politics photograph collection

  • UVICSP SC401
  • Collection
  • 1986

The collection consists of a photograph of B.C. Premier W.A.C Bennett with author Ronald B. Worley at the launch of Worley's book "The Wonderful World of W.A.C. Bennett". It is signed by the Premier, and inscribed to Bill Thomas by the author.

Canada. Army. 88th Regiment (Victoria Fusiliers) collection

  • UVICSP SC160
  • Collection
  • 1912 - 1986

The collection consists of a typed letter (photocopy) from Boulton to Rev. Errol Shilliday (St. Mary's Church), presenting a history of the Victoria Fusiliers; a typescript of Boulton's history, which includes photographs taken in St. Mary's Church of the Regimental Colour, The King's Colour, and the W.W. I memorial tablet; and photocopies of clippings from "The Victoria Daily Colonist" and "The Victoria Daily Times", which relate to the regiment.

Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force. 88th Regiment (Victoria Fusiliers)

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