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Ali Puli fonds
UVICSP SC349 · Fonds · 1682

The fonds consists of a 38 leaf 1/4 leather bound volume containing a handwritten translation into English (by F.E.) from a German translation by D.J.O.H. (Helbigius in 1682). The original was written in Arabic. Hand-coloured initial letter at beginning of text, part of text in red ink (leaf 31).

Ali Puli
Thomas Allen fonds
UVICSP SC136 · Fonds · 1752

The fonds consists of a letter to Rev. Whiting of Oriel College, Oxford on political matters.

Allen, Thomas, 1681-1755
UVICSP SC162 · Collection · 1738 - 1763

The collection consists of handwritten notes. The paper and ink are late 18th century. Extracts from the "Minet Book of the Chapter of Bristol beginning 1738 Sept 8".

Chapter of Bristol Cathedral
Panama maps collection
UVICSP SC331 · Collection · ca. 1700-1764

The collection consists of three maps: 1) Hacke's “Draft of the Golden & adjacent islands with part of ye Isthmus of Darien as it was taken by Captain Ienefer where ye Scots West-India Company setteled” plus Hacke & Morden's “New Map of Ye Isthmus of Darien in America”; 2) “A Map of Part of the Isthmus of Darien, shewing the communication with Panama, from Portobello & Chagre both by land, and by water”; 3) “Rade du Darien et les Isles Voisines”. Maps 1 and 3 relate to the Darién scheme, an attempt by Scotland to establish a colony called 'New Caledonia' on the Isthmus of Panama at the end of the 17th century (1698-1699). It was poorly managed and many colonists succumbed to disease. It was abandoned after a siege by Spanish forces in April 1700.

UVICSP SC119 · Collection · ca. 1000-1790

The collection consists of six items:
1) En'am-i Serif [Turkish calligraphic manuscript].- consists of several chapters of the Qur'an, Arabic and Ottoman and Turkish prayers, calligraphic rondels and seals, hilyes, and miniature paintings of the Kaba, the Prophet's Mosque at Medina, his personal belongings such as his cloak, prayer beads etc., his hand and foot print and similar images. Special Collections had slides made of this manuscript. A second set of these slides is available in the Slide Library (History in Art Dept.).

2) al-Jazri, Mohammed. - consists of a single leaf from an 18th century religious manuscript, "Hassi Hasin" (Prayer and Contemplation). It is written in Arabic (probably in Turkey) in the Nashki hand. It may be an Ishmaeli text. It is illuminated, gilded and decorated with a floral motif.

3) Firdawsi. Shah Nameh. consists of a single leaf from an 18th century copy.

4) Koran. India. 17th -18th century?

5) Koran. China. 17th -18th century?

6) Maghribi Qur'an (Koran) Bifolium. Late 10th or 11th century. Kufic script.

Barry family fonds
UVICSP SC011 · Fonds · 1770 - 1795

The fonds consists of copies of indentures of lease of the Barry family preceded by Copy Probate of the Will and Codicil of Thomas Barry, Esq., deceased, dated June 12, 1770.

Quirin Couchot fonds
UVICSP SC027 · Fonds · 1808 - 1813

The fonds consists of a photocopy of Couchot's diary, 1808-1813, which includes recipes, poems, and an essay. Also included are copies of letters and documents which were enclosed. The original diary is in the possession of the donor of this fonds.

Couchot, Quirin, 1766-1839
Baptist Noel Turner fonds
UVICSP SC120 · Fonds · 1776 - 1817

The fonds consists of Turner's notebooks containing anecdotes, essays, notes, ideas and verse, plus microfilms of his works. Also included are photocopies of two works.

Turner, Baptist Noel, 1739-1826
Music miscellany collection
UVICSP SC270 · Collection · ca. 1820

The collection consists of a 29x24 cm bound songbook containing 66 pp./33 l. of holograph music and lyrics in French, Italian and German from various composers including Beethoven, Weber. Paper watermarked 1819.

UVICSP SC290 · Collection · ca. 1825

The collection consists of a leather bound volume, consisting mainly of handwritten transcriptions of a selection of Rossini's works. They are taken from the operas "Italian in Algiers", "Tancredi", and "Otello". Also included is one selection from the Saverio Mercadante (1795-1870) opera "El Puerto Abandonada". All the words are translated into Spanish. The volume bears several labels of "Academia de Musica de J.N. Loretta."

Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868
Maria Edgeworth collection
UVICSP SC197 · Collection · 1827

The collection consists of a handwritten letter to Mr. R. Hunter (publisher) concerning the proofs for a proposed edition of Edgeworth's “Little plays, warrented harmless.”

Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849
Costume plates collection
UVICSP SC179 · Collection · ca. 1830

The collection consists of 11 mounted leaves of pen and ink drawings copied from various sources, with holograph notations. The costumes are from 1400-1720.

Robert Seymour fonds
UVICSP SC390 · Fonds · 1830

The fonds consists of a volume of red leather with gold decoration. The title is printed in pencil on the inside of the front cover. There are thirty-nine clippings of the cartoons pasted in. A few have legends and another few are identified in pencil. Pasted to the front flyleaf is a holograph pass to the gallery of the House of Commons issued to Mr. Maude by Robert Ferguson on March 27, 1830.

Seymour, Robert, 1798-1836
Philip James Dunn collection
UVICSP 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
Charles Buchanan fonds
UVICSP SC358 · Fonds · 1585, 1841

The fonds consists of an Elizabethan indenture (1585) and a Probate of the will & codicil of Charles Thomas Stacey (1841).

George Cruikshank fonds
UVICSP 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
Charles Apps fonds
UVICSP SC143 · Fonds · 1847

The fonds consists of an indenture of Charles Apps as a whitesmith (ironmonger) for seven years, dated 1847. The document passed through various members of the family to the donor.

Apps, Charles
Robert Body fonds
UVICSP SC157 · Fonds · ca. 1849

The fonds consists of a notebook "Mrs. Newton's Book". It consists of a handwritten letter from Robert Body containing an account of his family's voyage to America and a description of their prospects as settlers there.

Body, Robert
Ambrose Parsons collection
UVICSP SC276 · Collection · 1850

The collection consists of a leather bound manuscript (probably unpublished) with the page ends gilded. All of the contents are handwritten. The contents consist of a title-page; a dedicatory epistle to the Rev. R.W. Dibdin (4 pp., both sides); and the text (36 pp., rectos only). Inscribed on the flyleaf in pencil are the words ""Presumably the original MS and unique. It is probable that this is unpublished (not listed in NUC).

Parsons, Ambrose, 1815-1891
Tom Hood collection
UVICSP SC229 · Collection · ca. 1850

The collection consists of a 1 page hls. T. Hood to Mr Strahan requesting a reply reguarding “a little volumne of verse.” Letterhead titled “Fun Office: 30 Fleet Street

Hood, Tom, 1835-1874
William Love fonds
UVICSP SC255 · Fonds · 1853 - 1856

The fonds consists of 21 pages of a 21 x 34 cm holograph notebook titled "Crimean Experiences by William Love" giving the author's recollections and reflections on the war (1853-1856).

Love, William, b. 1835
Henry Labouchere collection
UVICSP SC224 · Collection · 1856 - 1857

The collection consists of 4 hls. Ker Baillie Hamilton (1856-57) from Antigua to Henry Labouchere, M.P. Secretary of State for the Colonies. Further letters are written by Governor C. J. Bayley pleading the case of Mr. F. Whitley concerning colonial securities for public officers, plus earlier letters from Whitley to Robert Lowe, M.P. and from Adderley and Francis to Whitley.

Taunton, Henry Labouchere, Baron, 1798-1869
Henry Haffenden fonds
UVICSP SC221 · Fonds · 1859

The fonds consists of a notebook. It contains handwritten notes, principally on English grammar.

Haffenden, Henry
UVICSP SC198 · Collection · 1828 - 1859

The collection consists of a scrapbook containing autographs of English notables including Wellington, Peel, Palmerston, Disraeli, and George Cruikshank.

Michael Williams collection
UVICSP SC394 · Collection · 1573 - 1859

The collection consists of 19 early European maps collected by Michael Williams who gave a substantial art donation to the Maltwood Gallery.

Williams, Michael Collard, 1930-2000