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Peter Russell fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC293
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 1972

The fonds consists of a handwritten letter from Miron Grindea (Adam International); photocopies of typescript poems and translations (numbered and signed by Russell); reprint and photocopied typescript of two articles; photocopies of revised typescript and extracts from "Ephemeron" (also numbered and signed by Russell).

Russell, Peter, 1921-2003

Wyndham Lewis collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC252
  • Collection
  • 1945-1956

The collection consists of: 2 leaves of typescript with holograph corrections of explanatory notes on the plates for "The Demon of Progress in the Arts" (1954); 10 leaves of typescript with holograph revisions of "Chapter I: The 'Do-Nothing Mode'" (about Lewis' father); 21 leaves of carbon typescript with holograph corrections of chapters 4-6 of "Painting as a Sport" ; 7 leaves of carbon typescript with holograph corrections with a note to "Mrs. Gilliat"; 3 leaves of a holograph review of Swabey's "The English Church and Usury"; 19 leaves of a typescript review with holograph corrections of Harry Slochower's "No Voice is Wholley Lost".

Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957

Robin Skelton fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC114
  • Fonds
  • 1909 - 1996

The fonds consists of records produced by Skelton during the course of his life and career, documenting his activities as a poet, scholar, teacher, prose fiction writer, critic, editor and white witch. Records relate to activities including his co-founding of the University of Victoria Department of Creative Writing, his editorship of "The Malahat Review", his involvement with the Lotus Press in England and the Pharos Press and Sono Nis Press in Victoria, his collaboration with Ann Saddlemyer on the "Collected Works of J. M. Synge" and "The World of W. B. Yeats", a symposium and exhibition held in 1965 honouring the centenary of Yeats' birth, and his association with such writers as Wilfred Rowland Childe and Bonamy Dobree. Skelton's correspondents include T. S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Robert Graves, Margaret Atwood, Earle Birney, Bonamy Dobree, Paul Theroux, Kathleen Raine and many others.

Skelton, Robin, 1925-1997

W. H. Auden collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC006
  • Collection
  • 1961 - 1969

The collection consists of a printed invitation to Auden's birthday party in 1961 plus carbon and Xerox copies of typed letters and holographic notes from Pulitzer Prize administration to Auden listing books sent to him as a member of the Poetry Jury.

Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973

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

John Anthony (Tony) Connor fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC026
  • Fonds
  • 1949 - 2013

The fonds consists of manuscripts and fragments of poems; manuscripts of plays and prose; and correspondence.

Connor, Tony

T. S. Eliot collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC041
  • Collection
  • 1932 - 1963

The collection consists of correspondence from T. S. Eliot, photographs, a Lecture typescript with corrections, and an annotated book. The correspondence from Eliot is to: Mme. D. Bussy (including 1 unfinished reply and 2 from TSE's secretary) [1934-56]; Miss J.S. Bussy (daughter of above) [1939-56]; T. Tambimuttu [1959]; R. Thoma [1932]; M. Wykes-Joyce re Ezra Pound [1952] ; H.M. Belgion [1940-63]; Mrs. Harold Monro (Alida) [1934-60] including 2 photos; John Lehmann [1936-52]; Anthony Cronin [1958]; Francis Berry [1953] re Herbert Read. The typscript with corrections is TSE's lecture "From Poe to Valery". Also included is Herbert Read's The Education of Free Men (Freedom Press, 1944) with approx. 200 words of Eliot's holograph annotations throughout the text.

Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965

Philip Hobsbaum collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC057
  • Collection
  • 1955 - 1972

The collection consists of manuscripts and typescripts of The Group; manuscripts of poems; a manuscript of Hobsbaum's doctoral dissertation "A Theory of Communication", with holograph corrections by William Empson, Professor of English at Sheffield University; and letters to Hobsbaum from Empson relating to the supervision of Hobsbaum's doctoral thesis. The Group manuscripts are by Taner Baybars, Martin Bell, Alan Brownjohn, Julian Cooper, Anne Dyke, Christopher Hampton, Arthur Jacobs, Rosemary Joseph, Owen Leeming, Christopher Levenson, Edward Lucie-Smith, George MacBeth, Robin McLaren, Adrian Mitchell, Margaret Owen, Michael Pickering, Peter Porter, George Raphael, and Peter Redgrove.

Hobsbaum, Philip

W. S. Graham fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC135
  • Fonds
  • 1949 - 1994

The fonds consists primarily of typescript from "The Nightfishing" used for a radio broadcast; poetry worksheets for "Implements In Their Places", "Malcolm Mooney's Land", and "The Nightfishing"; correspondence with Crieff Williamson and Robin Skelton; and four notebooks, together with Robin Skelton's research notes. Also included is a typescript of "Aimed At Nobody", which was published posthumously, together with related publishing documents and correspondence. The final items are two folders of Graham's artwork and a silk screen portrait of Graham by William Featherston.

Graham, W. S. (William Sydney), 1918-1986

Kathleen Raine collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC098
  • Collection
  • 1913-1998

The collection consists mainly of material generated in the process of publishing the book Yeats the Initiate (1986), consisting of typescripts, drafts, paste-ups, illustrations, and proofs; plus correspondence, mainly to Liam Miller at the Dolmen Press.

Raine, Kathleen, 1908-2003

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