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Great Britain : guide books, pamphlets, etc.

Includes guide books, history and architectural history books, pamphlets and flyers re historic buildings, sites, and regions in Great Britain. Also includes guides to art or architectural collections or exhibitions. Additionally includes a status report which relates to historic site preservation in the Carribbean (1978).

Dendy, William

Toronto : architecture : miscellaneous.

Materials in this file relate primarily to Toronto's architectural history. Many items relate to government and public buildings or to bank architecture in Toronto, while some relate to other types of buildings or to regions of Toronto. Materials include news clippings, photocopies of journal articles and of extracts from books and other publications, ms. notes, reports, and some correspondence addressed to Dendy. Also included in this file are some reviews of the book Dendy co-published with William Kilbourn entitled Toronto Observed: Its Architecture, Patrons, and History.

Dendy, William

Toronto : publications on history, archives, and architecture.

Includes books, booklets, pamphlets, issues of journals, photocopies of journal articles, and folded flyers re historic buildings and sites in Toronto, re the history of Toronto or areas of Toronto, and re architectural developments in Toronto. Additionally includes guides and catalogues of art and/or of architectural exhibitions in Toronto. Other publications include a catalogue of the manuscript collection of the Toronto Board of Education.

Some correspondence (dated 1990) is also contained in this file and relates to discussions by the Neighbourhoods Committee of the Toronto Historical Board re the inclusion on the Inventory of Heritage Properties of 500 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

Dendy, William

Works By

Series consists of manuscripts and galley proofs prepared for publications and other research reports and papers by Dendy.
This includes a photocopy of a preliminary report, which Dendy wrote for the National Historic Sites Service in Ottawa re the 1968 Archaelogical Excavations Conducted at Fort Beausejour National Historic Park, Aulac, New Brunswick. It also includes a ts. draft of a research paper presented by Dendy entitled "The Background of Modernism in Toronto". Finally, Series consists of several sections of the galley proofs prepared for the revised and expanded edition of Lost Toronto which was published in 1993, in addition to a list of the photographs used in the first edition of this work (1978).

Dendy, William

Architecture : miscellaneous.

Includes miscellaneous materials relating to a wide number of themes in the fields of both architecture and art. These materials include issues of periodicals including The Literary Review of Canada and newsletters of The Society of Architectural Historians; photocopies of journal articles and of extracts from books; a catalogue of contemporary art; photocopies of clippings; correspondence; and tourist guides and pamphlets relating to Ontario (especially Windsor) and to parts of the U.S.A.

Dendy, William

Canadian Homes and Gardens.

Includes ms. holograph notes and bibliographic references from issues of Canadian Homes and Gardens from the 1930's up to the 1950's. File dividers separate these materials into separate sections according to the topic to which they relate.

Dendy, William

Canadian Homes and Gardens : home building.

Includes ms. holograph notes and bibliographic references from Canadian Homes and Gardens (primarily journal issues from 1940's and 1950's) re home building in Canada. File dividers are used to separate materials in this file into separate sections according to the theme to which they relate.

Dendy, William

Massey.

Material relating to the Massey Manufacturing Company and the Massey-Harris Co. Ltd. in the form of architectural plans and drawings and maps. Also includes photocopies of articles from Massey's Illustrated and Massey-Harris Illustrated, as well as a list of building permits and contract record references to the Massey Manufacturing Company.

Dendy, William

Ontario architecture.

Includes photocopies from books, a research paper, and other materials re the history of the city of Toronto and the County of York, re public buildings erected in Ontario from 1867 to 1889, re the architect, William Kauffmann, and re public collections of materials related to Ontario buildings. Photocopies of photographs of Ontario buildings which date back to the second half of the nineteenth century are also among the items in this file.

Dendy, William

Somerville,William Lyon : diaries, 1943-1945.

Includes research materials gathered by Dendy re the William Lyon Somerville Diaries. Materials include photocopies of the original diaries and are divided into three sections according to the year to which they relate i.e. 1. 1943; 2. 1944; 3. 1945.

Dendy, William

Toronto research : buildings.

Includes ms. holograph notes in the form of a listing of some of the buildings in Toronto organized by the area in which they are located. Details of the street address, the architect(s), the permit file no., date of construction?, and a description of the building are provided. Includes research on Forest Hill.

Dendy, William

Toronto : road atlas plates.

Includes building plans, plans for building lots and park lots, as well as plans of subdivisions of lots. Also includes road atlas plates. All of these materials cover the Toronto area and take the form of either originals or photocopies. Also includes ts. report by Dendy and other materials re the consultancy work carried out by Dendy on 74-76 York St. for Page and Steele Architects.

Dendy, William

Slides

Series consists of approximately 40,000 slides depicting architecture, urban space, and landscape in Canada and elsewhere. The total number of Canadian slides in this collection is 17,550 and the total number of American slides is 7,000. This represents sixty-one percent of the slides in the total collection. The remaining slides cover European countries (especially England), as well as Central and South America, the Far East and other places.
Eighty percent of these slides were taken by Dendy himself. The remaining slides are graphic in nature i.e. they depict plans, maps, old photographs, architectural drawings, paintings. Many of these slides have been taken from city archives and appear to be in the public domain.

Dendy, William

University : as student and teacher.

Includes degree certificates awarded to Dendy including a Degree of Bachelor of Arts (1976) and a Master of Arts (1979) from St. John's College in the University of Cambridge. Additionally, includes a photograph which shows Dendy receiving a degree or an award at unidenfitied ceremony or event.

Another photograph appears to depict students and staff in the school of architecture at Massey College, University of Toronto (1979-1980). Dendy was one of the staff members in this year and he is among the individuals in this photograph. All members in this photograph are identified in an accompanying list.

Finally, this file contains a photograph depicting a group of people who Dendy may have worked or studied with. The occasion on which this photograph was taken and the individuals in this photograph are, however, not identified.

Dendy, William

Architecture and Canada (JRAIC).

Includes photocopies of journal articles from the Journal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada dating from the 1940s and the early 1950s. These materials are subdivided into sections according to the theme to which they relate. These themes include: 1. Architecture in Toronto; 2. Parkin; 3. General; 4. Residential Architecture + Competition.

Dendy, William

Canadian architecture : research : articles.

Includes primarily photocopies of journal articles focusing on architecture in Canada especially home building, bank building, government buildings, and the architects, Frank Darling and John Howard.

Dendy, William

Canadian architecture : research : articles.

Includes photocopies of articles from architectural journals (dating from 1920's and 1930's) re Canadian architecture, especially to the themes of architecture of banks, home building and design, and government buildings. Additionally includes photocopies of journal articles and ms. notes relating to gallery and museum architecture. Other file contents include clippings re the architecture of historic buildings in B.C., Canada as well as re Toronto architecture. Other items include photocopies of an extract from a German language publication re Nero's "Golden House" as well as illustrations and drawings of buildings (unidentified).

Dendy, William

Canadian Homes and Gardens : interior design.

Includes ms. holograph notes and bibliographic references from issues of Canadian Homes and Gardens from the 1940's and 1950's. These materials relate to the subject of interior design. The materials in this file are subdivided into sections according to the theme to which they relate.

Dendy, William

English architecture.

Includes photocopied ts. reading lists issued by the Dept. of History of Art at the University of Cambridge in England. Also contains ms. holograph notes re English architecture, as well as photocopies from a book re Georgian and earliest Victorian architecture.

Dendy, William

Hill, Oliver.

Includes ms. holograph notes, one original ts. with some holograph additions, and photocopies of journal articles. These materials constitute Dendy's research materials on the architect, Oliver Hill.

Dendy, William

Howard, John George : research.

105 p. photocopied ts. [by Dendy?] entitled "The Life of John George Howard" which consists of a chronological account. Also includes holograph ms. notes and bibliographic references re the architect, John George Howard.

Dendy, William

Modern architecture in Britain.

Includes ms. holograph notes, course handouts, bibliographies, and photocopies of journal articles re modern architecture in Britain. Also includes a special issue of The Architectural Review, v. 169, no. 993 (November 1979).

Dendy, William

Somerville,William Lyon : diaries : 1940-1942, undated.

Includes research materials gathered by Dendy re the William Lyon Somerville Diaries. Materials include photocopies of the original diaries and are divided into four separate sections: 1. Undated, possibly 1936; 2. 1940; 3. 1941; 4. 1942.

Dendy, William

Somerville,William Lyon : diaries, 1946-1948.

Includes research materials gathered by Dendy re the William Lyon Somerville Diaries. Materials include photocopies of the original diaries and are divided into three sections according to the year to which they relate i.e. 1. 1946; 2. 1947; 3. 1948.

Dendy, William

Somerville,William Lyon : diaries, 1952-1954.

Includes research materials gathered by Dendy re the William Lyon Somerville Diaries. Materials include photocopies of the original diaries and are divided into three sections according to the year to which they relate i.e. 1. 1952; 2. 1953; 3. 1954.

Dendy, William

Thesis material, American.

Includes ms. holograph notes and bibliographic references which relate to home building in the late nineteenth century up to the 1930's.

Dendy, William

Toronto : architecture : nineteenth century.

Includes ms. holograph notes re Toronto architecture from 1830's up to 1890's. Also contains a photocopy from Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto: A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York: from 1792 until 1833: and of Toronto from 1834 to 1893.

Dendy, William

Toronto : architecture : planning information sheets and other material.

Includes planning information sheets for those buildings embraced by the Planning Board Projects of Metro Toronto, of the City of Toronto, of North York, Scarborough and the Township of Etobicoke. Also includes index cards containing details of Toronto buildings including location, date, and name of architect(s). This file also includes several photocopied articles from The Canadian Architect dating from the late 1950's. A photocopy of a book re the history of the Village of Parkdale, 1879-1979 is also among the items in this file. Finally, ms. holograph notes and some ephemera are also included among the items in this file.

Dendy, William

Toronto : miscellaneous related to architecture : magazine articles : City and Country Home, Real Estate.

Materials in this file relate primarily to Toronto's architecture. Materials include news clippings, ms. notes, a walking guide, the prospectus of a Toronto-based architectural firm, a calendar entitled "Our Toronto Calendar 1975", and issues of magazines.

Other items include research papers and essays written by Dendy's students at the University of Toronto. One paper relates to St. James Town while another relates to the Park System in Toronto. An information package re the City of Toronto's New Urban Design Awards (1992) is also included in this file, in addition to a media information package, photographs, and other materials relating to the Toronto Dome Stadium.

Dendy, William

Canadian architecture : research : home building, Toronto buildings.

Includes Dendy's holograph notes and bibliographic references from Canadian Homes and Gardens (primarily issues from 1920's and 1930's) re home building in Canada. Additionally includes bibliographic references from The Globe (1870's - 1920's) re Toronto's architectural history. File also includes ts. listing of Toronto buildings accompanied by name(s) of architect(s), date of construction? etc. Also includes lists of buildings (mainly in Toronto) completed between 1909-1913 accompanied by an estimation of their value.

Dendy, William

Canadian Homes and Gardens : interior design.

Includes ms. holograph notes and bibliographic references from Canadian Homes and Gardens re Canadian interior decoration and design. These materials are subdivided into separate sections according to the topic to which they relate.

Dendy, William

The houses of Indian Road.

Includes tss. (computer output) in the form of research papers (final draft? and rough draft with holograph corrections) by Dendy entitled "The Houses of Indian Road". Additionally includes ms. holograph research notes prepared for this paper.

Dendy, William

Howard, John George and William Thomas.

Photocopied ts. research paper on William Thomas by Neil Einarson with ms. corrections. Additionally, includes information (in the form of photocopied ts. research notes and a research paper) on other architects including F. J. Rastrick, George Browne, and John Tully. Title is misleading : no information on Howard.

Dendy, William

Interior design in Canada.

Includes ms. holograph notes and bibliographic references from The Globe (from 1870's) and from Canadian Homes and Gardens (issues from the 1920's and 1930's). Additionally contains photocopies of journal articles re interior design in Canada.

Dendy, William

Massey family.

Contains primarily materials relating to the Massey family for a lecture or publication to be entitled "The Masseys and their architects." Among these items are ms. holograph notes, one ts. (computer output) bibliography, a clipping, and photocopies of architectural drawings and plans. Much of this material is divided into separate sections according to the period of the Massey family's history to which it relates. Also includes one original ts. with holograph corrections entitled "The Masseys and their Architects", one of Dendy's works in progress.

This file also contains a photocopy of part of the work by Hermann Muthesius Das Englische Haus [The English House] which was published in 1904 and which relates to the history of home building in England.

Dendy, William

Miscellaneous material : Buffalo guides, Carribbean guides.

Includes ts. (computer output) research paper by Dendy entitled "The Smaller Houses of the American Suburbs". A second photocopied ms. research paper by Dendy is contained in this file and features a "Comparision of 504 Jarvis Street and 135 St. George St."Another photocopied ts. research paper (anonymous) is entitled "A Short Story of the Guild and This Collection". Also includes photocopies of reviews of Lost Toronto, as well as pamphlets and flyers re significant Buffalo architecture, re Woodlawn cemetery, and re St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Finally, this file includes a publication entitled The Georgian Society of Jamaica: Falmouth 1791-1970.

Dendy, William

Somerville,William Lyon : diaries, 1932-1935.

Includes research materials gathered by Dendy re the William Lyon Somerville Diaries. Materials include photocopies of the original diaries and are divided into four sections according to the year to which they relate i.e. 1. 1932; 2. 1933; 3. 1934. 4. 1935. This file also includes a diskette marked "Somerville Diaries".

Dendy, William

Somerville,William Lyon : diaries, 1949-1951.

Includes research materials gathered by Dendy re the William Lyon Somerville Diaries. Materials include photocopies of the original diaries and are divided into three sections according to the year to which they relate i.e. 1. 1949; 2. 1950; 3. 1951.

Dendy, William

Toronto : maps, 1880-1923.

Includes list of map holdings in the map library and in the rare book library at the University of Toronto. Also contains photocopies of maps of different areas of Toronto obtained from these libraries. File dividers separate the maps contained in this file into separate sections according to the year to which they pertain. These years are as follows: 1880, 1884, 1890, 1893, 1903, and 1923.

Dendy, William

Negatives : sheets 1-50.

Photographic negatives contained in numbered transparent holders. Also contains a few photocopies of numbered contact sheets. The buildings depicted in these photographs are individually identified on the contact sheets. The photographic images in this file were taken for Lost Toronto and for the purposes of Dendy's walking tours.

Dendy, William

Lost Toronto : archival and research notes.

Includes ms. holograph research notes and some tss. (original and photocopies) prepared by Dendy for Lost Toronto. Some photocopies from books and journals re Toronto architecture are also contained in this file. Additionally includes several copies of an agreement made between Dendy and the Toronto Historical Board re walking tours of the City of Toronto which Dendy undertook to lead.

Dendy, William

Lost Toronto : archival and research notes.

Includes ms. holograph research notes and some tss. (original and photocopies) prepared by Dendy for Lost Toronto. Some photocopies from books and journals re Toronto architecture are also contained in this file. Additionally includes several copies of an agreement made between Dendy and the Toronto Historical Board re walking tours of the City of Toronto which Dendy undertook to lead.

Dendy, William

Research and Writing

Series consists of research materials which relate to many different areas of Dendy's work in the field of architectural history. They include textual and graphic materials, as well as electronic information in the form of computer files stored on 3.5" floppy disks.

This includes the research materials acquired by Dendy during his studies at Cambridge University, England and probably at Columbia University in New York. These take the form of course handouts, ms. holograph notes, and photocopies of journal articles. A large number of the ms. holograph notes relate to the history of home building and residential architecture in Canada (this formed the subject of the thesis which Dendy wrote either for one of the Masters degree he received in Architectural History and/or for the PhD in Architectural History on which he was working).

Also included is material relating to topics studied by Dendy either at university or in his professional career. These research topics include: the architects Frank Darling, John Howard, and Oliver Hill; the architectural history of the city of Hamilton, Ont.; "The Smaller Houses of the American Suburbs", "The Houses of Indian Road", and "A Comparision of 504 Jarvis St. and 135 St. George St." (last three topics constitute research papers written by Dendy).

Other research materials contained in this file were gathered in the process of researching for Lost Toronto and for Toronto Observed. These research materials primarily take the form of planning information sheets, ms. lists of Toronto buildings/architects, tender information from the Toronto Globe (issues from the late 19th century), ms. holograph notes re Toronto building permit files, and some photographic materials. Some reviews of Lost Toronto can also be found in this series.

Other research materials relate to Dendy's extensive research on the residential area of Forest Hill and take the form of ms. holograph notes on Forest Hill building permit files. Photocopies of journal articles, ms. holograph notes and other materials, which appear to have been gathered and/or prepared for a proposed publication on the history of Canadian architecture, are also contained in this series.

Ms. research notes used by Dendy in preparation for Toronto walking tours led by him are also contained in this series, in addition to research materials used by him for projects he worked on in his capacity as consultant architectural historian to various architectural firms and government bodies.

Other files include information relating to projects Dendy worked on as architectural historian to the Property Restoration Branch of the Ontario Heritage Foundation from 1987-1989, and to work which he carried out for Tom Schwartz, President of Intraurban Projects, as well as to a study conducted by Dendy on CNR Railway Stations for the Architectural History Branch, Canadian Historic Sites Directorate of the Canadian Parks Service in 1991.

Dendy, William

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