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The Wonder Press materials

Series consists of stationery, occasion-specific, and miscelaneous printed materials created by The Wonder Press.

Scrapbook

Scrapbook, 1952-54. Contains:
Greater Victoria Schools Drama Festivals programs for 1952, 1953, 1954
Copy of poem, "Eleventh Hour" which won Remembrance Day prize, 1952
Photo: First-year Venture class, 1954-55
Newspaper articles by DG on activities at Belmont High:
Citizenship trophy (Commander Beard Proficiency Trophy) won in Grade 9
On drama production "Birds of a Feather" and misspelling of DG's name ("Name's Gurr, Please, Sir")
Scholarship award for Greater Victoria Schools Drama Festival, May, 1952 (includes photo)
Photo and program of UBC production of "Cinderella", August, 1952
UBC letter of achievement, Summer School of the Theatre, 1952
Letter from Margaret E. Thompson, Greater Victoria Schools Drama Committee, announcing scholarship of $75 for role in "Birds of a Feather", May 15, 1952
Letter from Geo. MacGregor, Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League, awarding a prize of up to $4 for a purchase at Diggons Ltd. (stationery store) for DG's Remembrance Day poem. DG bought a stapler with the money.
Four programs from the York Theatre (now McPherson Theatre) Government Street, Victoria, 1953. One was a production of "Mr. Roberts with DG in it
Program, Jean Sablon, "The Voice of Paris", at His Majesty's Theatre, Auckland New Zealand, 1955
Belmont Jr High School graduation certificate, 1954
Certificate of Proficiency, Leading Cadet, Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps, June 30, 1953
Newspaper article and photo of Officer Cadet DG on HMCS Ontario, 1954
Sea Cadet Discharge Certificate, September, 1954
Telegraph of acceptance into the Royal Canadian Navy, HMCS Venture, July 29, 1954
Newspaper articles on DG winning 2.5 mile race for HMCS Venture and other running news
Newspaper graduation photo for HMCS Venture

Oliver St. John Gogarty collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC047
  • Collectie
  • ca. 1905-1954

The collection consists of letters and verse written by Gogarty to G. K. A. Bell, Ulick O'Connor, and others [some of this material used in: Ulick O'Connor's The Times I've Seen: Oliver St. John Gogarty, NY, Obelensky, 1963, (SC) PR6013 O28Z8]. The others include 2 hls to W.R.. Fearon (1937), 3 pp re evidence given by Fearon in Henry Morris Sinclair's libel suit against Gogarty; 1 hls, 1 p to the President of the Irish Free State (11.09.38); 1 tls with h. additions, 3 pp to J.M.N. Jeffries (16.05.1933); 1 p h. with an 8 line comic verse about Hitler signed and dated 13.01.44; 1 tls., 1 p to "Seamus" (13.09.49); 1 tls. 2 pp to Mr. Smart (21.04.52). Also included is a holograph verse 6 pp. "To his Extraordinary Friend George Kennedy Allen Bell about to go to Switzerland," no date, on stationery headed "The Tower, Sandycove".

Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957

Napoleon I (1769-1821), Emperor of the French

Holograph Letter Signed "Bonaparte" to General Sougis, dated Paris, le 8 Thermidor an 10 de la Republique francaise [27 July,1802], on official stationery with engraved vignette letterhead: seated female figure with Phrygian cap leaning on a column inscribed "AU NOM DU PEUPLE FRANCAIS", base inscribed "BONAPARTE Ir CONSUL DE LA REPUBLIQUE." 1 page, 233x182mm, mount at inner margin, 1 vertical and 1 horizontal fold, the latter with small tear. An interesting letter ordering Sougis to select an intelligent "officier d'artillerie de la garde" capable of reporting on fortifications. He must be ready to leave on his mission the next day, taking with him a Turkish agent. Orders, letters, instructions, and funds will be provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. [Maggs catalogue 988, item 124]

Correspondence, Poetry

The file consists of letters and verse written by Gogarty to G.K.A. Bell, Ulick O'Connor, and others. The others include 2 hls to W.R.. Fearon (1937), 3pp re: evidence given by Fearon in Henry Morris Sinclair's libel suit against Gogarty; 1 hls., 1p to the President of the Irish Free State (11.09.38); 1 tls. with h. additions, 3pp. to J.M.N. Jeffries (16.05.1933); 1 P H. WITH AN 8 LINE COMIC VERSE ABOUT Hitler SIGNED AND Dated 13.01.44; 1 tls., 1 p to "Seamus" (13.09.49); 1 tls. 2PP. TO MR. SMART (21.04.52). Also included is a holograph verse 6 pp. "To his Extraordinary Friend George Kennedy Allen Bell about to go to Switzerland," no date , on stationery headed "The Tower, Sandycove".

Noel Coward (1899-1973)

Typed Letter Signed, 5th January, 1970, on Savoy Hotel London stationery, addressed to "Dear Miss Gibbs" (identified as 'Babette'on accompanying label). 191x158mm mounted with masking tape in matboard frame. Together with 15 sepia photographs (all about 196x145mm) signed "sincerely Babette", some dated (earliest: Oct. 1920, latest: Oct. 1925), plus Duke of York's Theatre programme for "London Calling" by Ronald Jeens and Noel Coward, both 'Babette' and Coward appear in the list of players. 219x142 mm, six unpaged leaves. Pencilled on back cover: "Mr. Harris or Mr. Lumley".

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