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Louis Edney fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC341
  • Fonds
  • 1900 - 1970

The fonds consists of correspondence to and from Major Louis Edney, and a fonds of newspaper clippings. It also includes a fonds of photographs documenting his army career.

Edney, Louis, 1886-1968

Peter Ferguson Ramsay fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC343
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 1984

The fonds consists of invitations received by Brigadier General Ramsay, various programs of events, the itinerary of the 1980 Royal Visit, and a fonds of newspaper clippings.

Ramsay, Peter Ferguson, 1916-2006

James Hoffman fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR483
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2013

Fonds consists of materials to Hoffman's professional and research activities and reflects his involvement in the BC theatre community. Topics include: aboriginal performance, Carroll Aikins, British Columbia Theatre Conference, British Columbia theatre history, Llewelyn Bullock-Webster, Hamasta ceremony, Inkameep School, New Play Centre, "Nootka Sound , or Britain Prepar’d,""Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre," "Playing the Pacific Province," Sydney Risk/Everyman Theatre, Theatre Energy, Theatre North West, Theatre One, Vancouver theatre history, Victoria theatre history, and the Western Canada Theatre (Company).
The fonds includes video recordings from the BC Theatre Conferences and audio interviews with Burton Lancaster, Garry Davey, Catherine Caines, Donna Spencer, David Ross, Robert Simon, Len Marchand, Ken Fayrholdt, Ann Adamson, Peggy Bernier, Judith Ceroli, Dorothy Davis, Nick Hutchinson, Cathy Marrion, Mavor Moore, and Phoebe Smith.

Hoffman, James, 1943-

Cuneiform Tablet of Amar-Suen [King of Ur]

Clay tablet (43x51x15mm) with economic text and figures from the first year of the reign of King Amar-Suen. The impression on reverse with a pictorial cylinder seal depicting a seated figure is a rare, early example of pictorial printing.

Hubert de Burgh (d.1243), Chamberlain to King John and Justiciar of England

20 lines on vellum, 230x240mm, in brown ink, in a large well-written Romanesque hand, undated, c.1201. The fine green heraldic seal is attached by a striped linen cord and shows on the obverse three leopards passant and the legend "Sigill: Huberti: de: Burgo" and on the reverse a standing figure and the legend "Celo: Secretum." (Minimal wear and staining, with four tiny holes, but otherwise in excellent condition.) A very fine charter in Latin as chamberlain to King John by which Hubert de Burgh grants to the Cistercian House of Abbey Dore in Herefordshire the land at Linchoit which Henry II had given to the Abbey but which had come into Hubert's hands as governor of Herefordshire when King John gave him Grosmont and the land around it. The grant is conditional on four priests praying for ever for his soul and that of the king. Witnesses include John de Kilpac, Walter de Muchegros and Henry de Grosmont. [Maggs catalogue 977, item 68]

London Charter

Grant by Simon Bonde, citizen of London, and his wife Johanna, to Thomas son of Simon Dolseley, citizen and piperarius (pepperer or spicer) of London, of the rent from a tenement with its appurtenances in Cordwainer Street in the parish of St. Mary Aldermary. The list of seven witnesses includes John Not, Mayor of London in 1364, and Nicholas Chaucer. The list of witnesses is preceded by the statement that Simon Franceys is now Mayor of London, and Thomas de Brandon and Walter le Forestier, sheriffs. There is a note on the verso that the charter was read and enrolled in the Husting Court of Common Pleas on16 May

  1. 13.5 lines in Latin, on vellum, in a good hand, with flourished initial letter "S", of "Sciant". The original vellum seal tags are present but the seals are lacking. London, 3 May 30 Edward III.(1356). [Maggs catalogue]

Cologne Chronicle

An original leaf from "Cronica van der hilliger Stat van Coelle printed in 1499 by Johan Koelhoff in Cologne. Contemporary colouring." [Information from label affixed to mat.] Matted and framed between two sheets of Plexiglas, area visible: ca. 310x213 mm. Upper outside corner torn off (4x8 mm), lower outside corner creased with some flaking of paper. Recto: [p.?] CXX at head, 42 lines text printed in black, many letters embellished with red vertical strokes. 3 Portraits (2 of clerics and 1 of an emperor) printed in black and coloured yellow, blue, green, brown, and red; ca. 50x40mm. Verso: 44 lines text printed in black and embellished as above.

Map of the World

1 leaf engraved, with original outline and wash colour double hemisphere map consisting of two circles joined at the sides, with two additional smaller circles at the top and bottom centre(between the two larger circles), containing the orbits of the planets -with a border of astrological signs. The remainder of the leaf is illustrated with allegorical scenes. The coastline of North America is not drawn above California, New Zealand coast is deficient, Australian coast is deficient and attached to New Guinea. Visscher/Stupendahl Rotterdam 1663, 1680 or later-corresponds to description of 1663 version in Shirley, 431. Removed from a
Dutch Bible. 12x17.5".

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