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Denis Johnston collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC063
  • Collection
  • 1926 - 1992

The collection consists of Johnston's second typescript draft (as finally rejected) of "Shadowdance", later called "The Old Lady Says No!", with holograph corrections by W.B. Yeats and others. Also included are photocopies of several early drafts of this play, including the aforementioned. In addition, there is the author's proof copy, with corrections, of "The Brazen Horn, Lenaea 5" (1968) [probably for 2nd ed. 1969, amended to Lenaea 6]. The fonds also consists of correspondence from Denis and Betty Johnston to Bill and Mary Harbold from 1973-1982; a signed photograph of Johnston; photocopies of book reviews and book chapters re Johnston; a copy of Nine Rivers from Jordan with final corrections; and a copy of the libretto of Nine Rivers from Jordan.

Johnston, Denis, 1901-1984

David Jones collection

  • CA UVICARCH 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

Hal Lawrence collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC066
  • Collection
  • 1939 - 1995

The collection consists of audio tapes of 120 interviews that Lawrence conducted between 1980 and 1990 with naval personnel, several female officers and ratings. Fonds includes several interview transcripts, correspondence relating to one interview, a captain's night order book (HMCS Portage), and the text of an address. The additional fonds consist of manuscripts for books and articles written by Hal Lawrence, correspondence, clippings and photographs related to his navel career. The fonds also include personal and professional documents and correspondence, navel oral history material, several navel maps and transparencies, miscellaneous publications and ephemera. The fonds is arranged in eight series: 1) Manuscripts; 2) Oral histories; 3) Correspondence; 4) Photographic materials; 5) Newspaper clippings and reviews; 6) Personal and professional documents; 7) Published materials and ephemera; 8) Maps and transparencies.

Lawrence, Hal, 1920-1994

Denise Levertov collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC067
  • Collection
  • 1940 - 1967

The collection consists of letters and postcards (1940-1951) written by Levertov to Charles Wrey Gardiner (editor of Poetry Quarterly); letters, drafts of poems and a postcard (1946-1947) to John Hayward; and drawings not used for "A Tree Telling of Orpheus", 1967. The letters also mention Dannie Abse, Herbert Read and Kenneth Rexroth.

Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997

Medieval Studies collection

  • CA UVICARCH 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.

Michael McClure collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC071
  • Collection
  • 1955 - 1971

The collection consists of correspondence with publishers Michael Horovitz (New Departures) and John Martin (Black Sparrow Press); holograph manuscript fragments consisting of "I Suspend My Wait" (1955) and "This Is The Cave Of The Void Of Our Senses" from "Dark Brown"(1961), plus a copy of "Dark Brown" with an enclosed hls to Robert Hawley (1966); and a corrected typescript of an application for a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1967.

McClure, Michael

Preston family collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC072
  • Collection
  • 1857 - 1965

The collection consists of two manuscripts:-- "The Fathers' Indian Mutiny Letters, 1857 - 1859" which consists of Xeroxed, typed transcripts of letters from J. H. Wyatt, writing from India, to his wife, Jane, "Jeanie" in Aberdeen. There are 77 letters plus a note: "Maude's Battery at the Relief of Lucknow 25 Set. 1857. By Lt. Col. M.E.S. Laws. OBE. M.C. R.A. (ret'd.) Taken from the R.A. Journal, July, 1953", 6 pp. The second is "Military Memories: Part I. First World War,1914-19; Part II. Mesopotamia, Egypt, Turkey, 1919-23; Part III. Royal Air Force, 1923-28; Part IV, Second World War 1938-1945 by W. F. A. Preston, Major late Royal Artillery, Newmarket, Ontario, 1965." 137 pp.

Preston (family)

Kenneth G. McKenzie collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC073
  • Collection
  • 1944 - 1968

The collection consists of autographs of classical musicians and performers, written on programmes and slips of paper, plus an autographed photograph of Marilyn Horne; and correspondence between McKenzie and Yehudi Menuhin, Reginald Werrinwrath, and the Vancouver Festival Society, 1950-1959.

McKenzie, Kenneth G.

Isabella Fyvie Mayo collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC079
  • Collection
  • 1906

The collection consists of Mayo's manuscript proof copy as co-translator (with V. Tchertkoff) of "The End of the Age" by Leo Tolstoy, with her holograph revisions, and carbon typescript with holograph revisions of Mayo's "Note on 'The End of the Age'".

Mayo, Isabella Fyvie, 1843-1914

Henry Miller collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC082
  • Collection
  • 1935 - 1979

The collection consists of correspondence including: letters and postcards to Alfred Perlès, letters and postcards to Graham Ackroyd, letters to Father Brocard Sewell, and miscellaneous letters to and from publishers and others. Also included are watercolours, sketches, and photographs plus typescripts, with holograph corrections, for "Max", "Quiet Days in Clichy", Miller's preface to "Hollywood Hallucination" by Parker Tyler, "This Is My Answer", and "Just Wild About Harry".

Miller, Henry, 1891-1980

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