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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

George Cruikshank fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC182
  • Fonds
  • 1844

The fonds consists of a business card with Cruikshank's signatures on verso, plus an envelope addressed to him with a Cruikshank drawing on verso.

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878

J. H. Ansley fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC139
  • Fonds
  • 1846 - 1934

The fonds consists of four volumes of photographs, the first of which also contains drawings. The drawings commence in 1846 (done by family friend) and recommence in 1884 (done by JHA and friends). The final drawing seems to be 1890. The photographs cover the period 1884-1909. They begin in England and also cover Ireland, St. Helena, South Africa, and Scotland. Some have a military setting but some are scenic and social.

Ansley, J. H. (John Henry)

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

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

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

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

Samuel Maclure fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC075
  • Fonds
  • 1894 - 1958

The fonds consists of architectural plans of Samuel Maclure for homes in Victoria, other B.C. locations, and out of province locations, as well as lists of people who commissioned homes by Maclure, including construction contracts. Fonds includes plans by English designer George P. Bankart; plans by H. D. Day; plans by other architects; and watercolours by Maclure of houses, proposed houses and alterations. The fonds also consists of 8 negatives made from copies of original drawings of Hatley Park and 3 photocopies of sketches of a bungalow designed for Mrs. Maltwood.

Maclure, Samuel, 1860-1929

Emily Robertson fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC289
  • Fonds
  • 1896

The fonds consists of a handwritten letter to an unnamed cousin. In the letter, she mentions her book “Letters and Papers of Andrew Robertson” ed. Emily Robertson.

Robertson, Emily

Sarah Purser fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC288
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1900

The fonds consists of a handwritten letter from William O'Brien which contains a pen and ink cartoon; together with a handwritten letter from Walter Osborne, containing two pen and ink drawings.

Purser, Sarah, 1848-1943

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