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Aidan Higgins fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1957-1989

The fonds consists of manuscripts of novels, notebook, typescripts, galley proofs, sound recordings, and transcripts of radio plays and interviews with Higgins, and correspondence, including that with John Montague, from 1961 to 1971. The fonds includes manuscripts and other material relating to "Felo De Se", "Langrishe, Go Down", "Balcony of Europe", "Images of Africa", "Scenes from a Receding Past", "The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand", "Uncontrollable Laughter", "Discords of Good Humour", "Vanishing Heroes", "Texts for the Air", "Winter is Coming", "Bornholm Night Ferry", "Helsingor Station", and "Ronda Gorge".

Higgins, Aidan, 1927-

Robin Skelton fonds

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  • 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

Robert Sward fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1937 - 1979

The fonds consists of rough drafts and notes for Sward's poetry and prose fiction; publicity material for poetry readings given by Sward; correspondence relating to monetary appraisal of Sward's papers, correspondence between Sward and Wayne Carver, and correspondence regarding grants; Sward's daily journals, lecture notes and notebooks; publications, including magazines, brochures, chapbooks and booklets; Sward family photographs and photographs of Sward with friends and fellow writers, and slides of art works by Judith Sward; art work for publications by Soft Press; film, "The July Movie", by Frederick Edell; and, correspondence, essay and notebook of Irina Schestakowich.

Sward, Robert, 1933-

John Betjeman fonds

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  • 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

University of Victoria Special Collections fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1982

The fonds consists of the raw videotape footage produced by Special Collections. The interviewees are as follows: tape 1, Tom Hudson; tape 2, George Woodcock with Howard Gerwing; tape 3, Julia Welbourne and George Steggles; tape 4, Robin Skelton with Howard Gerwing.

University of Victoria (B.C.). Library. Special Collections

Allen Bell fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1985 - 1995

The fonds consists of typescripts of an unpublished novel "The Harmless Snake"; 3 unpublished books of poetry: "The Simon Poems", "Thy Harry's Company", "A Motley to the View"; typescript copies of five Egoyan screenplays (reworked by Bell) including: "Family Viewing" (1987) in 3 drafts; "Speaking Parts" (1989) in 5 drafts; The Adjuster (1991) 1 draft, "Exotica" (1995) 1 draft (not reworked by Bell) and "The Sweet Hereafter" (1997) in 3 drafts; some additional holograph notes and a notebook regarding the scripts and correspondence from Atom Egoyan to Bell 1985-1995 regarding the films. Additionally, there is correspondence from Irving Layton and others.

Bell, Allen

Kelly Covin fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 1971

The fonds consists of typescripts and proofs of novels (1968-1971), television scripts (1964-1969), contracts (1966-1970) and correspondence (1963-1971) with agents and publishing and broadcasting companies.

Covin, Kelly