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Bill Hoffer collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC423
  • Collection
  • 1976 - 1997

The collection consists of a clipping re Hoffer, correspondence.

Hoffer, William, 1944-1997

Dolmen Press collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC034
  • Collection
  • 1951 - 1964

The collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, page proofs, galley proofs, correspondence and original illustrations of early books published by the Dolmen Press, comprising some of the work of about 25 writers. Included among these authors are Austin Clarke, Padraic Colum, Thomas Kinsella, and Richard Murphy. Also included are translations of earlier works in Irish and an edition of one of W. B. Yeats' works.

Dolmen Press

Eric Gill collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC212
  • Collection
  • 1934 - 1938

The collection consists of a woodblock and a signed pencil drawing of a "Mother and Child" (used as a Christmas card for the Peace Pledge Union); a collotype reproduction of a signed pencil drawing of David Pepler; a typed, signed letter to ? Henderson re: the Catholic Church and the Trade Union Movement, with a pencil draft on verso (illegible?); and eight signed engravings to illustrate Patrick Miller's "The Green Ship" (Golden Cockerel Press).

Gill, Eric, 1882-1940

Ernest Dowson collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC035
  • Collection
  • ca. 1889-1900

The collection consists of transcripts of poems with holographic revisions and notes; correspondence from Dowson to Henry Davray, John Lane, Charles Sayle, Leonard Smithers, and Victor Plarr; copies and typed transcripts of letters from Dowson to John Lane, Conal O'Riordan and Henry Davray, and of letters from R.H. Sherard to O'Riordan about Dowson, after his death.

Dowson, Ernest Christopher, 1867-1900

Jack Butler Yeats collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC129
  • Collection
  • 1888 - 1942

The collection consists of letters written by Jack B. Yeats to Sarah Purser (1888-1889) and to a Mr. Quinn, humorous sketches, and a sketchbook for "La La Noo" (1942).

Yeats, Jack Butler, 1871-1957

John Butler Yeats collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC130
  • Collection
  • 1884 - 1922

The collection consists of pencil and ink sketches (1884-1885) and letters (with illustrations) to Jack Butler Yeats (1918-1922).

Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922

Philip James Dunn collection

  • CA UVICARCH 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

Richard Roskell Bayne collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC131
  • Collection
  • 1864 - 1884, 1994-2007

The collection consists of 735 items, the majority of which are drawings and watercolours produced by Bayne on a European sketching tour in 1864-65 made possible by the Soane Medal award in 1864. Bayne spent four months in France (August-December 1864), sketching Romanesque and Gothic churches at Amiens, Soissons, Noyon, Angers, Toulouse, and along the Loire. Bayne travelled to Spain where he spent three months (Jan. - March 1865) documenting sites in the Pyrenees he believed would soon be lost to warfare and neglect, recording stained glass windows and other architectural details of Gothic and Romanesque structures, and visiting sites with important Moorish architecture. Bayne's Spanish work is the most comprehensive of the collection. He also made careful notations on his drawings and sketches with a complete numbering system, identification of the city, structure and facade, and the date of the work. From Spain, Bayne travelled to Naples where he spent about a week in Sicily. He went on to Greece and Turkey for a month (April - early May 1864), apparently going from Athens to Salonica and south to Constantinople. Many of the drawings are missing from this series, but show his interest in Byzantine churches and Islamic architecture in Greece and Turkey. He returned to Naples for a four month tour of Italy (May - August 1864). The collection includes a few drawings from Pompeii, panoramic views of Rome, architectural drawings of Renaissance and Medieval structures from Rome, Venice, Milan, Florence, Pisa, and Assisi, and sketches of architectural details such as stained glass in Assisi and the Baptistery doors in Florence. In September, 1864, Bayne was in Germany, but only a few of these drawings remain. The information about them is limited as they are dated or numbered, but the sites are not recorded on most. After Bayne accepted a position with the East India Railway Company in 1866, he moved to Calcutta, India. Part of the collection includes sketches he made on tours in India, and illustrates Muslim and Hindu structures in Benares, Delhi, Allahabad, Madras, Ahmadabad, Bombay, Brindabun, Chitor, Moorabad, and Calcutta. At least four structures in India are attributed to Bayne: the East India Railway offices (1881-84), the Huseinabad Clock Tower at Lucknow (1881-85), the Mayo Memorial Hall at Allahabad (1879), and the Thornhill and Mayne Memorial Library at Allahabad (1878). The presentation drawing for the latter structure is included in the collection as a donation from the Port Alberni Historical Society. The other items in the collection include a photograph of Bayne, several covers of his original European notebooks, and two certificates, one of which commemorates his achievement in passing the Voluntary Architectural Examination in 1864 with distinction, and the second certifying his election as an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Bayne, Richard Roskell, 1827-1901

Samuel Maclure collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC549
  • Collection
  • 1914

The collection consists of plans and specifications relating to alterations made to the James Foreman house, 1000 Terrace Avenue, Victoria BC, designed by Samuel Maclure. Also includes original house specifications.

Maclure, Samuel, 1860-1929

World War I sketchbook collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC325
  • Collection
  • 1917 - 1918

The collection consists of 123 pen-and-ink drawings and watercolours titled: Sketches of the War : France/Belgium in 2 volumes and is dedicated in a pasted in letter: "To my Daughter Adele." The sketches vary from satirical cartoons to more detailed and naturalistic renditions. They are often accompanied by an ironic title and are often signed with the artist's initials, "J.M." The artist's satirical targets include the officers and high command of both combatant sides; the disjuncture between reported and actual events, and the death of civilians as a fact of modern warfare.