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William Dendy Library.

The William Dendy Library consists of more than 3,500 books and 2,500 periodical issues. For the most part, the collection focuses on the history of architecture, but other topics, such as music and literature, are featured as well.

Graphic Material

Series consists of framed and unframed graphic material owned by Dendy, including engravings and etchings, original artwork, posters, photographs, and illustrations cut out of Harper's Weekly and The Illustrated London News. These items reflect Dendy's interests in architectural history, but also in art, opera, theatre, and literature.

This series includes single original paintings by A.Y. Jackson and Nicholas Hornyansky; an original colour cartoon by E.W.Kemble; hand-coloured photographs by H. Marshall Gardiner and W. R. MacAskill; engraved work by A. Sterner.

Dendy, William

Philosophes.

Plate 18 from an unidentified publication. Philosophers depicted here, in the form of sculpted busts, include Socrates and Plato.

Dendy, William

Gulielmi Warham.

One leaf, p. 489, from an unidentified publication, showing the tomb of William Warham. William Warham, 1450-1532, was Archbishop of Canterbury and was buried in Canterbury Cathedral.

Dendy, William

Worcester Cathedral.

Illustration from The Illustrated London News, April 6, 1861. Also includes clipping from same issue of journal re Worcester Cathedral.

Dendy, William

U.S. and Canadian Cities : guides and brochures.

Includes maps of regions and cities within Canada and the U.S.A. Additionally includes tourist guides to historic buildings and sites both within Canada and the U.S.A., as well as guides to gallery and museum exhibitions. Also includes a publication entitled York Minster and its Problems and another publication which focuses on the architecture of New York city.

Dendy, William

Architectural Styles: Box of Negative Plates.

Includes wooden box with numbered slots each of which contains a negative plate. The total number of negative plates in this box is forty seven. The photographic images depict buildings typical of various different architectural periods in Italy, France, Great Britian and U.S.A. Architectural illustrations and drawings also form the subject of some of these negative plates.

Dendy, William

William Dendy fonds.

  • SCA146-GA119
  • Accession
  • [ca. 1900], 1921-[194-], 1963-1993, predominant 1970-1992
  • Part of William Dendy fonds.

The fonds consists of materials documenting William Dendy's life and career as an architectural historian. This includes university course notes, research material for published works, research material on the history of Canadian architecture and other research interests such as Forest Hill, Hamilton, the architects Frank Darling and William Somerville, and the Massey family. Some materials relate to Dendy's teaching activities, Toronto walking tours and consultancy projects.

Includes articles, card files, clippings, correspondence, electronic records, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, ms. and ts. notes. Includes photographs, negatives, and approximately 40,000 slides (including more than 17,000 images of Canadian architecture, urban space, and landscape). These slides were taken by Dendy and are each individually identified by him.

Dendy, William

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