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Aidan Higgins fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC055
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1989

The fonds consists of manuscripts of novels, notebook, typescripts, galley proofs, sound recordings, and transcripts of radio plays and interviews with Higgins, and correspondence, including that with John Montague, from 1961 to 1971. The fonds includes manuscripts and other material relating to "Felo De Se", "Langrishe, Go Down", "Balcony of Europe", "Images of Africa", "Scenes from a Receding Past", "The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand", "Uncontrollable Laughter", "Discords of Good Humour", "Vanishing Heroes", "Texts for the Air", "Winter is Coming", "Bornholm Night Ferry", "Helsingor Station", and "Ronda Gorge".

Higgins, Aidan, 1927-

Al Purdy fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC420
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1999

The fonds consists of correspondence from Lorna Crozier, William Deverell, Kuldip Gill, Martin Gray, Eldon Grier, George Johnston, Peter Trower, Miriam Waddington, George Woodcock and William New. Signed manuscript of Purdy's poem "Winter at Roblin Lake".

Purdy, Al, 1918-2000

Alan Drengson fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR044
  • Fonds
  • 1993 - 1999

The fonds consists of 3 drafts of manuscripts, and 11 prints. The manuscripts include: "The Adventures of Felix," 1993; an unedited version of "Practice of Technology," 1995; and "Wise dwelling: transitions from modern to ecological paradigms: narrative connections to harmony, diversity and depth," 1999. The prints were designed by Jenus Friesen for Drengson's publication Doc Forest and Blue Mountain Ecostery, published in 1993.

Alexander Hutchison fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC061
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 1985

The fonds consists of correspondence with George Woodcock, editor of "Canadian Literature" in 1971, re his submission of a review of Robin Skelton's poetry, plus a first draft of the review; correspondence with Rampant Lions Press (Will and Sebastian Carter), 1976-1977, regarding the printing of a collection of Hutchison's broadsides, plus copies of the broadsides; manuscripts, correspondence, artwork, notebooks, research materials and miscellaneous [This large collection (1996-020) is only roughly sorted and is on loan]. Notable correspondence includes George Woodcock, Susan Musgrave, Dennis Brown and the Rampant Lion Press.

Hutchison, Alexander

Alfred Bergan collection

  • CA UVICARCH 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

Alfred Perles fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC093
  • Fonds
  • 1938 - 1996

The collection consists of an unidentified manuscript [unpublished novel?, 1955?]; typescript and corrected page proofs of "Alien Corn", 1944; typescripts, carbon typescripts, and galley proofs of "Art & Outrage", 1959, and "My Friend Henry Miller", 1955; plus some correspondence with writers and publishers. Correspondents include Henry Miller, Anais Nin, Lawrence Durrell, Anne Rives and Neville Spearman Ltd. The collection also consists of 5 watercolours by Alfred Perlès; correspondence to Jacqueline Randal from Anne Barret and her daughter, Isobel; newspaper articles; Alfred Perlès' typewriter; and a watercolour print by Henry Miller.

Perlès, Alfred

Ambrose Parsons collection

  • CA UVICARCH 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

Arabic manuscripts collection

  • CA UVICARCH 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.

Audrey Alexandra Brown fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC335
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1987

The fonds consists of manuscripts published and unpublished, which include juvenilia, poetry and story drafts, and the author's annual holograph gatherings of completed poems. The fonds includes public addresses, children's stories, periodical off prints, page proofs of A Dryad in Nanaimo, reviews, family and biographical items, photographs, certificates, recordings of poems set to music, a printers plate, biographical material, and correspondence. Correspondence includes 34 letters from former Prime Minister Robert Borden. Artwork often accompanies juvenilia verse and later children's stories; the media used include: ink on paper illustrations, pencil sketches, and watercolour drawings. Newspaper clippings include the author's columns, stories and poems. Also included are photocopies of 60 letters written by Audrey Brown to Professor Pelham Edgar (1929-47). The originals are in the Pelham Edgar collection at Victoria University, Toronto. The fonds also consists of: newspaper clippings and biographical material re Audrey Alexandra Brown and her family; correspondence between Brown and Pelham Edgar; correspondence between Brown and Earle Birney; correspondence from Martin Burrell to Pelham Edgar re Brown; manuscripts by Brown.

Brown, Audrey Alexandra, 1904-1998

Brian Brett fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC384
  • Fonds
  • 1935 - 2019

The fonds consists firstly, of correspondence from many well known writers such as Margaret Atwood, Doug Beardsley, bill bissett, George Bowering, Marilyn Bowering, Robert Bringhurst, Barry Callaghan, Lorna Crozier, William Deverell, Timothy Findley, John Glassco, Robert Harlow, David Homel, Patrick Lane, Dennis Lee, Charles Lillard, Dorothy Livesay, Susan Musgrave, John Newlove, Sharon Olds, Michael Ondaatje, P.K. Page, George Payerle, Al Purdy, Joe Rosenblatt, Jane Rule, Jane Urqhuhart, and Sean Virgo. It is arranged in alphabetic series. Secondly, there are prose and poetry manuscripts. These are roughly divided into poetry and prose, with some large sections of late drafts intact. Thirdly, there are materials relating to the Writer's Union of Canada, Writers in Electronic Residence, political press clippings, material about his libel trial, and miscellaneous printed material.

Brett, Brian

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