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Nuu-chah-nulth Photograph Collection

  • CA UBCMOA 146
  • Collection
  • [192-?]

The collection consists of eight photographs likely taken in the Nuu-chah-nulth community in the 1920's. Some of the photographs may have been taken by Catherine, the daughter of an early Indian Agent named Augustus Cox. They include a number of images that appear to be a Samiilth or Saatlsaach ceremony, with K'aanaatla mimicking wolves. Some of these images are taken near a seaside village, which shows various types of structures and canoes. Other images taken on a beach show canoe runs, as well as two images of individuals in robes and headdresses. Another image shows a detailed view of two headdresses. There are also images of what seem to be preparations for a parade, with individuals dressed in costumes and decorated motorcars nearby.

John Godfrey collection

  • UVICSP SC214
  • Collection
  • [192-]

The collection consists of a handwritten poem, "The Prodigal Son".

Godfrey, John B.

Memories of British Columbia collection

  • UVICSP SC411
  • Collection
  • [192-]

The collection consists of 25 photographs including: photographs of Harry H. Watson and Edward E. Leason, Government House and the Parliament Buildings, logging, ranching and agriculture, fishing, M.V. Princess Charlotte in the Drydock (Esquimalt), and various scenic shots including 1 of a golf course (Victoria?).

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

Stuart Carson collection

  • Collection
  • [194-]

The collection consists 76 negatives and 9 photographs from the 1940s. It includes scenes around Prince Rupert during the Second World War such as gun placements, artillery on boats, soldiers, ship building at the dry dock, Hays Creek, CN Park, downtown views, fish boats, family, and a concert.

Carson, Stuart

Alistair Duffus collection

  • Collection
  • [193-] - [195-]

The collection consists of photographs of the ship "Dinamac," the Duffus family home, Thomas McMeekin & Sons business, Skeena River scenes, parades, and planes at Seal Cove.

Duffus, Alistair

Sandra Mattia collection

  • UVICSP SC436
  • Collection
  • ca. 42 A.D., 1493

The collection consists of two medieval manuscript fragments, two incunabula, and a Herodian coin.

Medieval Studies collection

  • UVICSP SC070
  • Collection
  • ca. 1200-1600

The collection consists of: 1) Four vellum leaves by various calligraphers taken from a Flemish Psalter, two French Book of Hours, and a French Bible. 2) Ten manuscript leaves by various calligraphers in France, England, Italy, and Spain, including leaves from a Bible, a calendar, Missals, a Book of Hours, a charter, a litany from a Book of Hours, a Psalter, and a Breviary. 3) MS of John Lydgate's "Fall of Princes" (ca. 1431-1438). 247 slides were made for a digitizing project, from which 10 CDs have been produced plus a backup set. There is also a CD for the index to the web site. 4) MS of "Bartholomaeus Anglicus" (ca, 1240-1250), consisting of extracts from his encyclopaedia "De Proprietatibus Rerum (On the Properties of Things). 5) Medieval Fragments: 13th Century Collection (ca. 1200-1300), consists of 7 folia fragments from 5 sources most were recovered pastedowns from later books. 6) Manuscrit religeuse. 7) Court record from the beginning of the reign of James I. It passed through private hands. The document is in Latin court hand and notes the transfer of land from Thomas and Robert Whitney to a knight. 8) Handwritten letter to William Paston from Thomas Jermy dated 31 January 1565. The letter has been repaired, with a slight loss of text. Also included are a photocopy of the letter; a typed transcription of the letter, made in 1974 by H.L. Douch (Curator of the Royal Cornwall Institution) and amended at the suggestion of Jean M. Kennedy (City and County Archivist, Norwich), together with comments by Kennedy and Dorothy Sweet; a handwritten transcription of the original, by Douch; handwritten notes and background material by Sweet; two typed, signed letters to Sweet from Kennedy.

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).

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

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.

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.

Music miscellany collection

  • UVICSP SC270
  • Collection
  • ca. 1820

The collection consists of a 29x24 cm bound songbook containing 66 pp./33 l. of holograph music and lyrics in French, Italian and German from various composers including Beethoven, Weber. Paper watermarked 1819.

Gioacchino Rossini collection

  • UVICSP SC290
  • Collection
  • ca. 1825

The collection consists of a leather bound volume, consisting mainly of handwritten transcriptions of a selection of Rossini's works. They are taken from the operas "Italian in Algiers", "Tancredi", and "Otello". Also included is one selection from the Saverio Mercadante (1795-1870) opera "El Puerto Abandonada". All the words are translated into Spanish. The volume bears several labels of "Academia de Musica de J.N. Loretta."

Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868

Maria Edgeworth collection

  • UVICSP SC197
  • Collection
  • 1827

The collection consists of a handwritten letter to Mr. R. Hunter (publisher) concerning the proofs for a proposed edition of Edgeworth's “Little plays, warrented harmless.”

Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849

Costume plates collection

  • UVICSP SC179
  • Collection
  • ca. 1830

The collection consists of 11 mounted leaves of pen and ink drawings copied from various sources, with holograph notations. The costumes are from 1400-1720.

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

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

Tom Hood collection

  • UVICSP SC229
  • Collection
  • ca. 1850

The collection consists of a 1 page hls. T. Hood to Mr Strahan requesting a reply reguarding “a little volumne of verse.” Letterhead titled “Fun Office: 30 Fleet Street

Hood, Tom, 1835-1874

Henry Labouchere collection

  • UVICSP SC224
  • Collection
  • 1856 - 1857

The collection consists of 4 hls. Ker Baillie Hamilton (1856-57) from Antigua to Henry Labouchere, M.P. Secretary of State for the Colonies. Further letters are written by Governor C. J. Bayley pleading the case of Mr. F. Whitley concerning colonial securities for public officers, plus earlier letters from Whitley to Robert Lowe, M.P. and from Adderley and Francis to Whitley.

Taunton, Henry Labouchere, Baron, 1798-1869

English 19th century autographs scrapbook collection

  • UVICSP SC198
  • Collection
  • 1828 - 1859

The collection consists of a scrapbook containing autographs of English notables including Wellington, Peel, Palmerston, Disraeli, and George Cruikshank.

Michael Williams collection

  • UVICSP SC394
  • Collection
  • 1573 - 1859

The collection consists of 19 early European maps collected by Michael Williams who gave a substantial art donation to the Maltwood Gallery.

Williams, Michael Collard, 1930-2000

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.

Ray Webber collection

  • UVICSP SC379
  • Collection
  • 1859 - 1875

The collection consists of an hls of Paul von Holtei (1875) and an hls Friedrich Schiller 1780 (copy 1859).

Webber, Ray

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

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