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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Robert Duncan collection

  • UVICSP SC038
  • Collection
  • 1966

The collection consists of corrected page proofs of "The Years as Catches" (in a proof of the cover), which was published by Oyez in 1966. Also included is a typescript of "I Am A Most Fleshly Man", with its page markings and bibliography; a typescript of "Notes On Proofs"; and some font samples.

Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988

Tim Lander collection

  • UVICSP SC247
  • Collection
  • ca. 1987-2000

The collection consists of pages of holograph poetry removed from a copy of Lander's Like Stepping Stones above the Traffic (1987), plus other leaves of holograph poetry.

Lander, Tim

Edward German collection

  • UVICSP SC211
  • Collection
  • 1907

The collection consists of a handwritten note to an unknown correspondent, in which he outlines the Shakespearian music that he has composed. Additions, in a different colour ink, (probably in a different hand) have been made at the beginning.

German, Edward, Sir, 1862-1936

Gordon Bottomley collection

  • UVICSP SC159
  • Collection
  • 1927 - 1938

The collection consists of a handwritten letter to J. M. Humphries concerning the possible purchase of one of his own published books. Also included is a handwritten copy, in another hand, of a Bottomley poem about Merlin, "Lines written by Gordon Bottomley at Merlindale".

Bottomley, Gordon, 1874-1948

John Middleton Murry collection

  • UVICSP SC269
  • Collection
  • 1931 - 1944

The collection consists of: a holograph postcard signed to George Bullock, Jan. 24, 1944; a 1 page tls to George Bullock, Feb. 1, 1944; a 2 page hls to Marjorie Pollard, Nov. 19, 1931; a 1 page hls to Marjorie Pollard, April 6, 1932, and a 1 page hls to Marjorie Pollard, Nov. 21, 1933.

Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957

Canadian Army collection

  • UVICSP SC020
  • Collection
  • 1899 - 1984

The collection consists of records documenting various branches of the Canadian Army. Collection includes photographs of parades and drills taken by the Department of National Defence; photocopies of military order of the 1st Canadian Army during World War II; copies of intelligence tests administered by the Canadian Armed Forces; correspondence, maps, daily reports and copies of morale reports of the Canadian Militia Training Centre No. 111, Gordon Head Camp, together with some photos; booklet of poems by R.W. Day of Sidney Camp; orders for Operation Overlord (D-Day) and other military orders of the 16th (Canadian Scottish) Infantry Battalion; and, miscellaneous reports (including those related to the Dieppe raid), brochures and reference material; Militia Orders (photocopy) 1899; "Secret War Diary" 1-31 May 1941, 6th Cdn. Infantry Brigade; 102 Battalion, 7th platoon roll book, 1896.

Canada. Canadian Army

George Fitch collection

  • UVICSP SC204
  • Collection
  • 1937 - 1938

The collection consists of two copies of a typescript “Fall of Nanking”.

Fitch, George A.

Ezra Pound collection

  • UVICSP SC096
  • Collection
  • 1908 - 1961

The collection consists firstly, of poetry manuscripts and proofs including "Personae", "Lustra", and "Canzoni and Ripostes"; secondly, a prose manuscript of "That Audience, or the Bugaboo of the Public"; and thirdly, of correspondence to Elkin Mathews (publisher), St. John Adcock, Harry and Caresse Crosby (Black Sun Press), Louis Zukofsky, The British Union of Fascists, T. S. Eliot, Montgomery Belgion, Michael Harald, Clifford Gessler, and others.

Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972

John Cowper Powys collection

  • UVICSP SC097
  • Collection
  • 1953 - 1956

The collection consists of letters written by John Cowper Powys to Alfred Perles and to Henry Miller (about Perles).

Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963

Kathleen Raine collection

  • UVICSP SC098
  • Collection
  • 1983 - 1985

The collection consists mainly of material generated in the process of publishing the book Yeats the Initiate (1986), consisting of typescripts, drafts, paste-ups, illustrations, and proofs; plus correspondence, mainly to Liam Miller at the Dolmen Press.

Raine, Kathleen, 1908-2003

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

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

James R. Hoffa collection

  • UVICSP SC228
  • Collection
  • 1959

The collection consists of a copy of typed letter to Hoffa from Senator John F. Kennedy to Hoffa responding to Hoffa's analysis of Kennedy's labour-management reform bill (#S. 1555), 1p. with copy of typescript "Inaccuracies in Hoffa... Analysis of the Labour-Management Reform Bill," 3pp. Printed copy of Hoffa's analysis of the bill, 2pp. Copy of Tls from Hoffa to Kennedy referring to "labor-baiters" and "union-busting " in context of the bill, 1p. Copy of typed "Response to Senator Kennedy's Defense of the Anti-Labour Provisions of the Kennedy Bill," 26pp. Copy of typed "The Hot Cargo Bank Would Make Every Teamster an Involuntary Strike Breaker," 5pp.

Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913-

Michael Horovitz collection

  • UVICSP SC230
  • Collection
  • 1960

The collection consists of a 2 p. hls. to Dr. Rahe.

Horovitz, Michael, 1935-

Charles John Seghers collection

  • UVICSP SC367
  • Collection
  • 1877 - 1960

The collection consists of manuscript material (mostly in Latin) removed from the Seghers Book Collection, plus an annotated copy of Scripture class notes, plus ephemera.

Seghers, Charles John, 1839-1886

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