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Arthur Symons collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC310
  • Collection
  • 1906 - 1929

The collection consists of a handwritten letter to Henry Davray (1873-1944) concerning the foreign publication of Symons ' books and a holograph short critical assessment of Robert Browning. Also included is a copy of "Poetry World" (1929; Vol.1, No. 1) which contains a critical article: "Arthur Symons: English Decadent" by Richard Johns.

Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945

Richard Aldington collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC402
  • Collection
  • 1954

The collection consists of galley proofs and page proofs for “Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, a Lecture”.

Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962

Cyril James Fox fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC404
  • Fonds
  • 1920 - 2008

The fonds consists of four series:

Series 1: The Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) series is a subject file compiled and arranged by C. J. Fox related to the Wyndham Lewis biography his writing and his art. It contains photocopies of several Lewis manuscripts and typescripts (some unpublished) and correspondence, articles, clippings, lectures, obituaries, reviews on Lewis and his books. There are photographs of Wyndham Lewis and his art, and correspondence to CJF with Froanna (Gladys Anne Wyndham Lewis) and other writers: Richard Aldington, Roy Campbell, about T.S. Eliot with Valerie Eliot; photocopies of Ezra Pound's war letters to Lewis), V.S. Pritchett, Kathleen Raine, Martin Seymour-Smith and George Woodcock. Correspondence with other critics and editors include: Walter Allen, Elliott Baker, D.G. Bridson, Robert Chapman, Geoffrey Grigson, Frank Kermode, Hugh Kenner, Bernard Lafoucade, Jeffrey Meyers, Paul O'Keefe, Hugh Gordon Porteous, W.K. Rose and E.W. F. Tomlin. There are also correspondence with WL art collector: Walter Michel and WL book collector Hugh Anson-Cartwright as well as file on artist and friend of WL, Michael Ayrton. There is also correspondence, book reviews, clippings and photocopies about specific publications, such as The Art of Being Ruled, The Apes of God and the C.J. Fox edited, Journey into Barbary. This is correspondence with people who Fox contacted or collaborated with. There are files on some of CJF's Lewis-related activities, such as exhibitions and publications and on particular subjects such as Wyndham Lewis in Canada (which includes letters from Lord Beaverbrook, Paul Martin Senior, Alex Colville, A.Y. Jackson to C.J. Fox), Notting Hill Gate (the "Rotting Hill" exhibition on three great men), World War I and Vorticism.

Series 2: the General series consists of more subject files containing correspondence, typescripts, manuscripts, photographs and research material pertaining to the other authors in the collection: Richard Aldington (including RA correspondence with A.S. Frere (photocopies) and files on Aldington's relations with Hilda Doolittle and T.E. Lawrence. There is also CJF correspondence about Aldington with Norman T Gates, Alison Palmer, E.G Roberts and David Wilkinson. This series also includes files on other writers collected by CJF: C.M Doughty, Ford Maddox Ford, Paul Fussell, Germans (Ernst Junger and Gottfried Benn), Xavier Herbert, Samuel Hynes, Robinson Jeffers, David Jones (including correspondence with Kathleen Raine and Bill Blisset), Hugh MacDiarmid, Graham McInnes, H.L Mencken and Ambrose Bierce, C.E Montague, Lewis Namier, Donald Pearce, William H. Pritchard, Alan Ross, Edmund Wilson and David Wright with more extensive correspondence files between CJF with C.H. Sisson and Julian Symons.

Series 3: The Miscellaneous series consists of clippings, correspondence and other enclosures removed from the Fox book collection and several audio cassettes including Lewis's "Crisis" talk on BBC Radio, a BBC reading by Timothy West from Blasting and Bombardiering and a radio dramatization of The Human Age.

Series 4: Wyndham Lewis related drawings and paintings collected by C.J Fox consists of art work of Wyndham Lewis and Michael Ayrton and Robert Colquhoun collected by Cy Fox. Some are reproductions of book jacket designs, WL paintings and posters produced for Wyndham Lewis exhibitions. There are also two artefacts. WL's table and ash tray which are shown in WL painting of Ezra Pound.

The fonds also consists of material pertaining to The Percy Wyndham Lewis Exhibition at Rugby School; a photograph of Cy Fox; an obituary for Maisie Wyndham Neil; research files pertaining to Wyndham Lewis, Ernst Junger, Corinne McLuhan, Vorticism, and Ezra Pound; a promotional video for The Lion and the Fox Exhibition; material pertaining to the National Portrait Gallery exhibition "Wyndham Lewis Portraits".

Fox, C. J. (Cyril James), 1931-

Andrew Soutar collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC303
  • Collection
  • 1928

The collection consists of one handwritten and seven typed, signed letters to W. Harrison together with one typed, signed letter response. The letters are mostly concerned with the topic of spiritualism. Soutar refers to Henry Ford, Dawson Scott, Sir Oliver Lodge, Walter de la Mare, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Soutar, Andrew, 1879-1941

William Soutar collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC304
  • Collection
  • 1932 - 1943

The collection consists of three handwritten letters to Helen B. Cruikshank. An enclosure of a quotation from Homer is included in the last letter. In the letters, he refers to Grieve (Christopher) [Hugh MacDiarmid], Eliot, Pound, and Joyce.

Soutar, William, 1898-1943

W. Somerset Maugham collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC262
  • Collection
  • 1942

The collection consists of a 1 page tls to “Dear Mr. [T. S.?] Eliot dated April 18th, 1942. “Thank you very much for your sensible and reasonable letter. It will be helpful to me if I decide to do another article.”

Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965

Cyril Connolly collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC177
  • Collection
  • 1964

The collection consists of a handwritten review of “Poems Ancient and Modern” by Peter Porter, “Sjambok” by Douglas Livingstone, “The Loss of India” by Zulfikar Ghose, “Londoners” by Gavin Ewart, “Old Savage, Young City” by Nathaniel Tarn, and “This Cold Universe” by Patric Dickinson.

Connolly, Cyril, 1903-1974

Gordon Bottomley collection

  • CA UVICARCH 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

Malcolm Lowry collection

  • CA UVICARCH 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

Margerie Lowry fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC257
  • Fonds
  • 1967

The fonds consists of a Christmas card announcing the spring publication of Malcolm Lowry's Dark as the Grave wherein my Friend is Laid.

Lowry, Margerie Bonner

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