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Thomas McMicking fonds
CA BCA E/B/M225 · Fonds · [Transcribed 19- (originally created 1862)]

The fonds consists of a newspaper account of Thomas McMicking's Overlander journey along with his brother Robert.

McMicking, Thomas, 1829-1866
CA JHS A.2012.017, A.2013.018 · Fonds · 1862-1864

Fonds consists of material documenting early BC Jewish history. Fonds is arranged into two series: Congregation Emanu-El manuscripts; and Letters from Abraham Blackman to his brother Morris, Jewish merchants in colonial British Columbia.

Keenlyside, John
James Wyld fonds
UVICSP SC239 · Fonds · 1865

The fonds consists of a one page signed letter from William [Ke...?], Dublin, to James Wyld MP, Charing Cross, on the claims of the Hudson Bay Company to Canada and British Columbia.

Wyld, James, 1812-1887
Edward White family fonds
Fonds · 1852-1869

Fonds consists of records relating to the Rev. Edward White’s ministry in southern Ontario and British Columbia. Fonds also includes records relating to his son, J.H. White, and his family. Record series include: Diaries (1852-1918); Family correspondence (1862-1932); J.H. White family photographs ([1870?]-[1967]); and Reference materials (1852-1995).

White, Edward (Rev.)
Arctic Explorers collection
UVICSP SC144 · Collection · 1855 - 1869

The collection consists of two letters from Belcher in 1855 and two from McClintock in 1869. The first Belcher letter is concerned with the Minié rifle, and the second with personal matters. The first McClintock letter is concerned with charts and exploration of the west African coast. He mentions Belcher in this regard. The second letter is about personal matters.

Ray Webber collection
UVICSP SC379 · Collection · 1859 - 1875

The collection consists of an hls of Paul von Holtei (1875) and an hls Friedrich Schiller 1780 (copy 1859).

Webber, Ray
Minna Duckworth collection
UVICSP SC037 · Collection · 1869 - 1875

The collection consists of Duckworth's notebook containing holograph copies of three completed children's stories involving Aunt Minna and Aunt Netty, plus title pages for two more stories. The first and last stories were written by "Aunt Minna" and the third one by "Aunt Netty". The second story was planned for "Aunt Ena" and the fourth for "Cousin Julia". In addition, "Winky blinky" is inscribed in pencil on the last page.

Duckworth, Minna
Charles Feinberg collection
UVICSP SC437 · Collection · 1860 - 1875

The collection consists of two framed portraits of Walt Whitman donated by Charles E. Feinberg. 1) Print from original wood engraving by W.J. Linton, 1875. 9 X 13.5 cm. Framed. 2) Frontispiece portrait, 1860, printed from copper engraving. Painting by Charles Hine. 10 X 11 cm. Framed.

Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-1988
Lewis Francis Bonson fonds
NWMA IH 2003.18 · Fonds · 1854-1877

Fonds consists of two files denoting aspects of Bonson’s military career both with the Royal Engineers as well as with the local militia.

Bonson, Lewis Francis
William Henry Gregory fonds
UVICSP SC219 · Fonds · 1879

The fonds consists of a diary. Entries are sporadic throughout, and appear to be mostly concerned with religion and his fiancee.

Gregory, William Henry
Alfred Watson fonds
UVICSP SC320 · Fonds · 1879

The fonds consists of a cord-bound paper notebook containing a holograph musical play titled "A Pair of Them: A Musical Trifle in One Scene". Pasted on the inside cover is a clipping, depicting a scene from a production of the play at the Gaiety Theatre. There is a handwritten addition to the title page stating "Music Arranged Selected & Composed by Meyer Lutz". The cover is autographed by the author.

Watson, Alfred Edward Thomas, 1849-1922
Clement Scott collection
UVICSP SC298 · Collection · 1867 - 1880

The collection consists of a handwritten poem "Past and Present", signed by Scott at the end, and dated from internal evidence. The poem is accompanied by a handwritten note to Edward L. Blanchard (1820-1889).

Scott, Clement, 1841-1904
Emile Chatelain fonds
UVICSP SC171 · Fonds · 1880

The fonds consists of a handwritten notebook, in French and Latin, on the letters of Seneca to Lucilius. Etude critique sur les lettres de Seneque a Lucilius avec la collation du plus ancien Manuscript.

Chatelain, Emile, 1851-1933
Siam photograph collection
UVICSP SC359 · Collection · ca. 1884

The collection consists of a photograph album containing photographs of Siam [now Thailand]. The subject of most of them are Siamese people, including the Royal Family. Also included are some shots of Bangkok scenes, houseboats, and Europeans visiting the photographer's house. The hand coloured copperplates are of Switzerland.

UVICSP SC131 · Collection · 1864 - 1884

The collection consists of 735 items, the majority of which are drawings and watercolours produced by Bayne on a European sketching tour in 1864-65 made possible by the Soane Medal award in 1864. Bayne spent four months in France (August-December 1864), sketching Romanesque and Gothic churches at Amiens, Soissons, Noyon, Angers, Toulouse, and along the Loire. Bayne travelled to Spain where he spent three months (Jan. - March 1865) documenting sites in the Pyrenees he believed would soon be lost to warfare and neglect, recording stained glass windows and other architectural details of Gothic and Romanesque structures, and visiting sites with important Moorish architecture. Bayne's Spanish work is the most comprehensive of the collection. He also made careful notations on his drawings and sketches with a complete numbering system, identification of the city, structure and facade, and the date of the work. From Spain, Bayne travelled to Naples where he spent about a week in Sicily. He went on to Greece and Turkey for a month (April - early May 1864), apparently going from Athens to Salonica and south to Constantinople. Many of the drawings are missing from this series, but show his interest in Byzantine churches and Islamic architecture in Greece and Turkey. He returned to Naples for a four month tour of Italy (May - August 1864). The collection includes a few drawings from Pompeii, panoramic views of Rome, architectural drawings of Renaissance and Medieval structures from Rome, Venice, Milan, Florence, Pisa, and Assisi, and sketches of architectural details such as stained glass in Assisi and the Baptistery doors in Florence. In September, 1864, Bayne was in Germany, but only a few of these drawings remain. The information about them is limited as they are dated or numbered, but the sites are not recorded on most. After Bayne accepted a position with the East India Railway Company in 1866, he moved to Calcutta, India. Part of the collection includes sketches he made on tours in India, and illustrates Muslim and Hindu structures in Benares, Delhi, Allahabad, Madras, Ahmadabad, Bombay, Brindabun, Chitor, Moorabad, and Calcutta. At least four structures in India are attributed to Bayne: the East India Railway offices (1881-84), the Huseinabad Clock Tower at Lucknow (1881-85), the Mayo Memorial Hall at Allahabad (1879), and the Thornhill and Mayne Memorial Library at Allahabad (1878). The presentation drawing for the latter structure is included in the collection as a donation from the Port Alberni Historical Society. The other items in the collection include a photograph of Bayne, several covers of his original European notebooks, and two certificates, one of which commemorates his achievement in passing the Voluntary Architectural Examination in 1864 with distinction, and the second certifying his election as an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Bayne, Richard Roskell, 1827-1901
F. H. Chenevix Trench fonds
UVICSP SC172 · Fonds · 1886

The fonds consists of a handwritten letter to the Recorder of Dublin, accompanying the gift of a book from her father's library.

Chenevix Trench, F. H. (Francis Harriet), 1847-1941
Cariboo maps collection
UVICSP SC277 · Collection · 1887

The collection consists of a plan showing the different routes connecting the Canadian Pacific Railway with the mining district of the Cariboo. Title on map: "Plan Shewing the different routes connecting the CPR with the Mining District of Cariboo by Proposed Railway." [1887]. Scale: 20,000 feet equals 1 inch. Higgins Lith. Co. The Colonist Victoria, B.C.

UVICSP SC222 · Collection · 1887

The collection consists of a holograph letter to Sir Theodore Martin on literary and personal matters.

Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889
E. Lynn Linton collection
UVICSP SC254 · Collection · 1890

The collection consists of one leaf holograph letter signed to “Madam or Sir” about her works and where to find biographical material information.

Linton, E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn), 1822-1898
John Ruskin collection
UVICSP SC292 · Collection · ca. 1890

The collection consists of a fragment of a handwritten letter to the poet Jean Ingelow (1820-1897). A few lines prior to his signature have been excised.

Ruskin, John, 1819-1900
Muriel Gerrard fonds
UVICSP SC236 · Fonds · 1891

The fonds consists of Muriel Gerrard's scrapbook of greeting cards and costumes.

Gerrard, Muriel
Wilsey Martin fonds
UVICSP SC410 · Fonds · 1891

The fonds consists of 3 p. manuscript of "Naval song" (Britain's navy).

Martin, W. Wilsey (William Wilsey), 1833-1913
R. M. Ballantyne collection
UVICSP SC148 · Collection · 1887 - 1893

The collection consists of two handwritten letters to his wife, Jeanie on personal matters, together with one envelope. There is also a handwritten letter to an unknown man telling him he cannot supply him with a copy of one of his books, but is supplying a photo.

Ballantyne, R. M. (Robert Michael), 1825-1894
William White fonds
UVICSP SC399 · Fonds · 1879 - 1893

The fonds consists of a bound volume of 13 carbon typescript essays and addresses by or collected by Quebec lawyer William White on various subjects such as legal, moral and ethical issues.

White, W. J. (William John), 1861-1934
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