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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

Fireweed Press fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC381
  • Fonds
  • 1922 - 1989

The fonds consists of 12 Series: Greentree Press; Publications with Related files; Small Format Broadsheets, Cards and Single Leaf Printings; Job Printing including: Publicity Brochures, Menus, Broadsides and Business Cards; Subject Files; Office Files; Fireweed Printing Samples; News Clippings; Photographs; Large Format Broadsheets; Certificate and Event Posters; Linocut Blocks. Correspondence is retained in the associated files.

Fireweed Press

Glenn Howarth fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR465
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2009

The fonds reflects Glenn Howarth’s interests and ideas on art and life, as well as his relationships with friends, family, students, patrons and galleries.

The fonds consists of unpublished novels and short stories, diaries and journals, notes, correspondence, photographs and negatives, sketchbooks, drawings, financial and personal documents, grant applications, teaching materials, newspaper clippings, publications including exhibition catalogues and art journals, floppy discs, VHS tapes and various ephemera.

Correspondents include Garry Howarth, Tom Balloon, Janice Bailey, Laura Anderson Ho, Martin Honisch, Hazel French, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and the Canada Council.

The fonds has been arranged into six series: Personal papers, Art practice, Writings, Correspondence, Teaching, and Electronic and audio-visual materials.

Howarth, Glenn

Gray Campbell fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC382
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1990

The fonds consists of the following file series: biographical/autobiographical; correspondence; articles; monograph; subject; Porthole Literary Agency; Porthole Press manuscripts; manuscripts by others; publication transfers; artwork; Gray Campbell certificates; audio tapes, and photographs. The artwork contains original works by the native artists George Clutesi and Sarain Stump.

Campbell, Gray, 1912-2000

Gray's Publishing fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC051
  • Fonds
  • 1962 - 1978

The fonds consists of records documenting the administrative and operational activities of Gray's Publishing Ltd., including financial records, files relating to promotion and advertising, drafts of books published by Gray's and books initially accepted but never published; book lists and correspondence of the B.C. Department of Education; correspondence with authors, book and magazine publisher, lawyers and accountants; book publishing surveys conducted by Statistics Canada; guest books signed by attendees at publishing conferences; and material relating to bankruptcy including past due accounts and lists of creditors. There is correspondence and are manuscripts from about 70 authors. These include Lewis Clark, George Clutesi, Sister Mary Margaret Down, Godfrey Halloway, S.W. Jackman, Lawrence Jackson, Charles Lillard, Harry Marriott, Hazel O'Neail, Thead Pearse, Sarian Stump and Allen Wright.

Gray's Publishing Limited (Sidney, B.C.)

John Betjeman fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC015
  • Fonds
  • 1913 - 1986

The fonds consists of correspondence, published and unpublished literary works, notebooks, sketchbooks, desk diaries, financial accounts and agreements, and ephemera. Correspondents include family and friends, professional and business associates, and aspiring poets and fans. Many letters include enclosures such as pamphlets, manuscripts, drawings, reports, plans, contracts, scripts, clippings, and bills. The correspondence series include occasional replies from Betjeman. Major correspondents (more than 35 letters) include: J.R. Ackerly, John Arlott, Betjeman family, John Edward Bowle, Maurice Bowra, B.B.C., Bryan House School, Hugh Casson, Leonard Clark, William Clonmore, J.N. Comper, Patrick Cullinan, Curtis Brown, Daily Telegraph, Tom Driberg, T.S. Eliot, Frederick Etchells, Faber and Faber, Peter Fleetwood-Hesketh, The Georgian Group, Grand Opera Productions, Great Britain Department of Environment, Great Britain Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Greater London Council, Ken Griffiths, Samuel Gurney, David Higham Associates, Bevis Hillier, Historic Churches Preservation Trust, Helen Holmes, Edward James, Wilfrid Jarvis, Oliver Kenross, G.A. Kolkhurst, Osbert Lancaster, Brazley Mitchell, John Murray Publishers, National Association of Alms Houses, National Trust, Edmund and Margaret Penning-Rowsell, John and Myfanwy Piper, Percy Popkin, Alan Pryce-Jones, Ann Reed, Royal Fine Art Commission, Camilla Russell, Martyn Skinner, John Sparrow, The Spectator, Olivar Stonar, John Summerson, Geoffrey Taylor, Time and Tide, Victorian Society, Evelyn Waugh, Keith Wedmore, Weekend Telegraph, and Mary Wilson.

Betjeman, John, 1906-1984

John Di Castri fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC429
  • Fonds
  • 1918 - 2005

The fonds consists of architectural plans and drawings by Di Castri for homes and buildings in Victoria and other locations in B.C. Fonds also includes notes, correspondence, construction contracts and photographs of commissioned projects, as well as portfolios, proposals, articles about Di Castri, notebooks, and manuscripts.

Di Castri, John A., 1924-2005

Laszlo Hudec fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC132
  • Fonds
  • 1913 - 1958

The fonds consists of approximately 550 presentation drawings, sketches, conceptual drawings, working drawings, technical drawings (inclusive of blueprints), travel sketches and photographs. These include exterior and interior renderings of plans and designs for work produced in both Europe and in China. The architectural collection consists of works by Hudec and two other unknown authors. The work of Hudec is transcribed in English, German and Chinese characters. The work of the unknown authors is transcribed in Hungarian and German. There are also 2 boxes of textual records including notes, notebooks, photo albums, documents, letters, memos, scrapbooks, photos, legal records, rare journals, and newspapers clippings.

Hudec, Laszlo, 1893-1958

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

Robert Amos collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR461
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2010

Collection consists of brochures, catalogues, postcards, and posters amassed by Amos. Also included is scanned compilation of Amos’s Times Colonist articles. Ask archivist for information.

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