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William Tremayne fonds

  • UVICSP SC397
  • Fonds
  • [189-]

The fonds consists of an envelope containing 10 fiche of Tremayne's plays. In addition, there is a photocopy of a 2 p. typescript on Tremayne, with a 2 p. attached list of the plays of Tremayne that have been microfiched.

Tremayne, W. A. (William A.)

John Godfrey collection

  • UVICSP SC214
  • Collection
  • [192-]

The collection consists of a handwritten poem, "The Prodigal Son".

Godfrey, John B.

Memories of British Columbia collection

  • UVICSP SC411
  • Collection
  • [192-]

The collection consists of 25 photographs including: photographs of Harry H. Watson and Edward E. Leason, Government House and the Parliament Buildings, logging, ranching and agriculture, fishing, M.V. Princess Charlotte in the Drydock (Esquimalt), and various scenic shots including 1 of a golf course (Victoria?).

Malcolm Lowry collection

  • UVICSP SC256
  • Collection
  • [194-]

The collection consists of a three vol. set of Shakespeare's Works (J. Payne Collier, Lupton Pub. New York, n.d.) which Malcolm Lowry has used as notebooks, as well as for annotations on the texts themselves. These volumes, given by Lowry to his friend George Stevenson, were used as a resource by Lowry, especially during the composition of Under the Volcano. The volumes include poems and jottings by Lowry on fly leaves and paste-downs and on p. 944. In addition, textual annotations by Lowry occur most heavily in The Tempest, Merchant of Venice, Timon of Athens and, to a lesser extent, The Sonnets.

Lowry, Malcolm, 1909-1957

Arabic manuscripts collection

  • 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.

Medieval Studies collection

  • UVICSP SC070
  • Collection
  • ca. 1200-1600

The collection consists of: 1) Four vellum leaves by various calligraphers taken from a Flemish Psalter, two French Book of Hours, and a French Bible. 2) Ten manuscript leaves by various calligraphers in France, England, Italy, and Spain, including leaves from a Bible, a calendar, Missals, a Book of Hours, a charter, a litany from a Book of Hours, a Psalter, and a Breviary. 3) MS of John Lydgate's "Fall of Princes" (ca. 1431-1438). 247 slides were made for a digitizing project, from which 10 CDs have been produced plus a backup set. There is also a CD for the index to the web site. 4) MS of "Bartholomaeus Anglicus" (ca, 1240-1250), consisting of extracts from his encyclopaedia "De Proprietatibus Rerum (On the Properties of Things). 5) Medieval Fragments: 13th Century Collection (ca. 1200-1300), consists of 7 folia fragments from 5 sources most were recovered pastedowns from later books. 6) Manuscrit religeuse. 7) Court record from the beginning of the reign of James I. It passed through private hands. The document is in Latin court hand and notes the transfer of land from Thomas and Robert Whitney to a knight. 8) Handwritten letter to William Paston from Thomas Jermy dated 31 January 1565. The letter has been repaired, with a slight loss of text. Also included are a photocopy of the letter; a typed transcription of the letter, made in 1974 by H.L. Douch (Curator of the Royal Cornwall Institution) and amended at the suggestion of Jean M. Kennedy (City and County Archivist, Norwich), together with comments by Kennedy and Dorothy Sweet; a handwritten transcription of the original, by Douch; handwritten notes and background material by Sweet; two typed, signed letters to Sweet from Kennedy.

Palimpsest collection

  • UVICSP SC440
  • Collection
  • ca. 1400-1600

The collection consists of six vellum documents (manuscript pages from scrolls or books that have been scraped off and used again).

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

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).

Jeremy Taylor fonds

  • UVICSP SC311
  • Fonds
  • 1677

The fonds consists of a leather-bound notebook containing a handwritten compendium of various prayers from two books by Dr. Taylor. The identity of the transcriber is unknown.

Taylor, Jeremy, 1613-1667

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

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.

Bristol Minute Book collection

  • 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

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

Holland family fonds

  • UVICSP SC333
  • Fonds
  • 1768 - 1961

The fonds consists of material about the genealogy of the Holland Family and some family memorabilia. It includes a book, printed 'for private circulation only' in 1899 (reprinted with additions, 1915) by Thomas Erskine Holland, called "The Hollands of Conway".

Holland (family)

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.

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

Cavenagh family fonds

  • UVICSP SC023
  • Fonds
  • 1790 - 1893

The fonds consists of commissions, certificates, orders, proclamations and other documents of Sir Orfeur Cavenagh, James Gordon Cavenagh, and Gordon Cavenagh; correspondence between Matthew Cavenagh Kinsey (Canada East) and R. Calvert (London), 1864-1867; letter books of Henry William Dent, 1881-1893, and Sir Orfeur Cavenagh; private letter books and diaries, 1837-1888; and printed material.

Cavenagh family

Great Britain Army collection

  • UVICSP SC052
  • Collection
  • 1800 - 1941

The collection consists of notebooks containing general orders for Swinley Camp (1800) and orders for Horsham Barracks (1807) of the British Army. Also included is a collection of photographs of British prisoners of war at Stalag VIIIB, Lamsdorf, Germany. Some were used as postcards and were sent through the Prisoners of War Post (Kriegsgefangenenpost) to their destinations in England.

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

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.

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

Gioacchino Rossini collection

  • 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

English 19th century autographs scrapbook collection

  • UVICSP SC198
  • Collection
  • 1828 - 1859

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

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