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Authors, Canadian--20th century--Correspondence
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Lawrence Russell fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC107
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 1972

The fonds consists of material relating to book reviews by Russell, including Russell's correspondence with Howard Gerwing and Russell's articles about George Cuomo, Robin Skelton, Stanley Cooperman, John Newlove, and Liam O'Flaherty; and, drafts of Russell's unpublished novels and short stories.

Russell, Lawrence, 1941-

Marilyn Bowering fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC161
  • Fonds
  • 1982 - 1996

The fonds consists of a photocopied typescript of Bowering's play "The Temple of the Stars" (ca. 1996). She based the character of Katherine Maltwood "on her work as a sculptor and her discovery of the Glastonbury "Temple of the Stars"". This play was performed at Kaleidoscope Theatre in 1996. Also included are a playscript and worksheets of "Anyone Can See I Love You" (1987); correspondence and playscripts of "Grandfather Was a Soldier" (1987); and typescripts and drafts of her novel "To All Appearances a Lady" (1989); plus an item of correspondence re: reissuing some of her published articles.

Bowering, Marilyn, 1949-

R. G. Everson collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC199
  • Collection
  • 1969

The collection consists of a typewritten letter to Alan Brilliant (Unicorn Press), together with its envelope. In the letter, he mentions Dudek, Gnarowski, Siebrasse, and Gabrielle Roy. Also included is a copy of a mailer for Everson's book “The dark is not so dark”, with Everson's handwritten instructions inside.

Everson, R. G., 1903-1992

Timothy Findley collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC203
  • Collection
  • 1959

The collection consists of a handwritten postcard to Moira (Troup), a former employee of the McPherson Library, University of Victoria. It is signed “Tiff”. In addition, there are two theatre programmes, which feature both Troup and Findley in the respective casts: Crest Theatre Foundation (Toronto) production of The Entertainer by John Osborne, and The Straw Hat Players (Port Carling) in Escapade By Roger MacDougal (Findley also directed), plus a hc from “Tiff”.

Findley, Timothy

Don Gutteridge fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC220
  • Fonds
  • 1972

The fonds consists of a handwritten letter to Stephen Scobie. He mentions his own book “Saying Grace” and also comments on Scobie's poetry.

Gutteridge, Don, 1937-

Watson Kirkconnell collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC242
  • Collection
  • 1935

The collection consists of a 2 page, 1 leaf letter to Professor [George R.] Noyes explicating Kirkconnel's poem “The Way of a Scholar".

Kirkconnell, Watson, 1895-1977

A. M. Klein collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC243
  • Collection
  • 1948

The collection consists of a one page holograph letter signed, to Mr. Crawley regarding poetry publications and Klein's work on Joyce's Ulysses.

Klein, A. M. (Abraham Moses), 1909-1972

Agnes Laut collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC251
  • Collection
  • 1929-1933

The collection consists of 3 letters (4 leaves) to Maude E. McVicker from Winnipeg, Manitoba and Wassiac, New York about Laut's books.

Laut, Agnes Christina, 1871-1936

Charles Lillard fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC253
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 1998

The fonds consists of: 1) correspondence - mainly with fellow writers including Patrick Lane, Susan Musgrave, George Payerle, Robin Skelton, and George Woodcock and with publishers; 2) manuscripts - mainly of his own poetry, drama, and prose, including a BC Bibliography of Literature; 3) notebooks - in which appear ideas, diary entries, drafts of work, etc.; and 4) audio cassettes (not yet listed).

Lillard, Charles

Nellie McClung collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC263
  • Collection
  • 1925 - 1940

The collection consists of 3 accessions:
Acc. 1991-076 comprises: a tls from "your fellow writer, Nellie L. McClung" to George Bugnet, Dec. 9, 1931, mentions sending a copy of her "new book"; a Christmas broadsheet poem signed "R. W. and Nellie McClung" with a printed photo attached of the McClung's titled "At the Great Divide, August 1932" and 6 newspaper clippings.
Acc. 1996-016 comprises items from J. and D. Gilbert's collection from Nellie McClung's personal library and papers (see note). Included are: a Christmas card with holograph verse to "Mr. and Mrs. McClung" signed James L. Hughes; a poem clipping titled "To My Dear Friends: Who made my 75th Birthday the Happiest of my my long list of Birthdays" with Hughes's comment, "Nearly nine years ago"; a 1 page hls ,"Dec. 28.", to McClung from Hughes; a 1 page holo. Christmas poem by Hughes inscribed: "Nellie McClung, Christmas 1926"; a 2 page hls to Nellie McClung from Hughes dated Feb. 11; a 1 page typed poem titled "Ten Years Ago" dated Bruges, July 27, 1925 by Hughes; a 1 page hls, Jan. 8, 1940, to Nellie McClung from Emile Vaillancourt; a 1 page reprint from The Liberal Advocate, Toronto, August 1940 by Emile Vaillancourt with holograph presentation from author; a 1 page tls, August 14, 1926, to Nellie McClung from W. V. Newson re: Newson's book "A Vale of Luxor"; 2 page hls, Aug 24, 1925, from Thomas O' Hagan to Nellie McClung; 3 page hls, Jan. 18, 1931, from Mary Elizabeth Colman to Nellie McClung (tipped in Colman' s The Immigrants); 2 page CBC reprint, April 22, 1940 broadcast by Lady Nanton, "Spiritual Values on the Home Front" ; clippings.
Acc. 2000-086 consists of a Mar. 22nd [1939?] hls, "Nellie L. McC." with holo note, to Isabel Mitchell accepting an invitation to visit, and a June 24, 1939 tls from McClung to Isabel Mitchell referring to her brother's book. Her brother, Rev. Thomas H. Mitchell, wrote "The Drama of Life" (1922) with a preface by McClung.

McClung, Nellie L., 1873-1951

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