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Canadian Homes and Gardens.

Includes bibliographic references and holograph ms. notes re articles which appeared in Canadian Homes and Gardens in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Additionally, includes a few photocopies of articles from this journal.

Dendy, William

Renaissance and Baroque.

Contains materials relating to Renaissance and Baroque architecture including photocopied ts. reading lists and other course materials issued by the Department of History of Art at the University of Cambridge, England. Additionally contains ms. holograph notes (many of which relate to Alberti), and a research paper by Dagmar Motycka entitled " Filarete's Sforzinda: Historical and Philosophical Context".

Dendy, William

Somerville,William Lyon : diaries, 1936-1939.

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. 1936; 2. 1937; 3. 1938; 4. 1939.

Dendy, William

Somerville,William Lyon : diaries, 1955-1957.

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. 1955; 2. 1956; 3. 1957.

Dendy, William

Somerville,William Lyon : diaries, 1958-1960.

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. 1958; 2. 1959; 3. 1960.

Dendy, William

Toronto : architecture : miscellaneous.

Materials in this file relate primarily to Toronto's architectural history. This includes materials relating to professional work which Dendy carried out in his capacity as architectural historian including the Heath Park project and a significance report re Belleville City Hall. Some other materials relate to the reprint of Lost Toronto in the early 1990's. 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 or sent by Dendy.

Also includes photocopies of architectural drawings and plans, as well as of illustrations, maps, and photographs. A small number of b&w 8" x 10" photographs depicting Eaton's, College Street, are also contained in this file. A photocopied ts. list of the inventory of the Douglas Kertland Architectural Drawings Collection is addtionally among the items in this file.

Dendy, William

Toronto : articles and publicity stuff : includes Darling etc. and Steve Otto stuff.

Contains material relating to Toronto's architecture and architects. Includes issues of periodicals, photocopies of journal articles (including an article by William Kilbourn), clippings, photocopies of photographs of buildings, ms. notes by Dendy, and photocopies of bibliographies. Additionally contains promotional literature from many Toronto-based architectural firms.

Other items include ts. research notes and research papers by Stephen Otto primarily re various architects including John Tully, Henry Bowyer Lane, John Harlock Elliot, Cyrus Pole Thomas and William Beaumont Leather. This file also contains photocopied documents (primarily correspondence) received by Dendy from the Archives at the Dalhousie University Library. These documents relate to Frank Darling.

Dendy, William

Toronto research : buildings.

Includes ms. holograph notes in the form of a listing of buildings in Toronto organized either by their street location or by type of building. Details of the street address, the architect(s), and a description of the building are provided.

Dendy, William

Negatives : sheets 51 - 100.

Photographic negatives contained in numbered transparent holders. Contains some photocopies of numbered contact sheets. The buildings depicted in these photographs are individually identified on many of the contact sheets. The photographic images in this file depict Toronto buildings and appear to have been taken for the purposes of Dendy's walking tours. They may also have been taken in the process of researching and gathering materials for the publication Lost Toronto.

Dendy, William

Provinces : not Ontario or Quebec.

Includes books, booklets, pamphlets, folded flyers, reports, ms. notes etc. These materials relate to at least one of the following areas: the history of a city or a region of Canada, heritage subjects, the architectural history of a specific building or area of Canada. These materials are relevant to the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

Many publications of the British Columbia Heritage Trust are contained in this file. This includes the Technical Paper Series which focuses on specialized heritage subjects within a British Columbian context. Some annual reports of the British Columbia Heritage Trust are also contained in this file. Some b&w photographs received by Dendy from the Dept.of National Defence are also contained in this file. However, the subject of these photographs is not described. Finally, this file contains some postcards depicting historic sites and buildings in Nova Scotia and murals in British Columbia.

Dendy, William

Toronto : architecture : miscellaneous.

Includes research papers written by Dendy's students at the University of Toronto? to meet course requirements. These research papers relate to the architectural history of specific buildings in Toronto or to the architecture of specific regions within Toronto. This file also contains a copy of an historical report written by Dendy for the North York Historical Board re The Dempsey Hardware Store.

Other items in this file include several publications. One focuses on the history of the Toronto islands, another on the history of Grace Church on-the-Hill between 1874 and 1964, and a third on Metropolitan Toronto. An issue of the Canadian Historical Review (1979) and of the magazine "The City" (1979) are also included in this file, in addition to photocopies of extracts from books relating to the University of Toronto Expansion Program. Some photocopies of journal articles are also contained in this file, in addition to ephemera in the form of maps of Toronto, and pamphlets and folded flyers re historic sites and buildings in Toronto.

Dendy, William

Toronto walking tour materials.

Includes many ms. and ts. (original and computer output) notes by Dendy prepared for the purposes of Toronto Walking Tours which were given by him. Each set of notes relates to a different area of Toronto. Other items include Toronto walking tour guides produced by the North Toronto Historical Society, the Central Y.M.C.A., Toronto, and other bodies. Photocopies from books and clippings re certain areas of Toronto are also contained in this file. Additionally this file includes maps of many different areas of Toronto, as well as many brochures and leaflets relating primarily to walking tours of different areas of Toronto.

Dendy, William

United States : guides and brochures.

Materials contained in this file were collected by Dendy when he lived in the U.S.A or was visiting the U.S.A. They include maps, and many tourist guides in the form of pamphlets, folded flyers, and brochures. Many of these take the form of guides to museum and gallery exhibitions, while others take the form of walking tour guides or guides to historic buildings or regions within the U.S.A.

In particular guides to different areas of Chicago issued by the Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks are contained in this file. Other items include postcards, col. photographs, as well as clippings and issues of journals which relate primarily to the theme of architecture and/or art in certain areas of the U.S.A.

Dendy, William

Ontario : miscellaneous guides, etc.

Primarily includes materials relating to the work Dendy carried out as architectural historian to the Property Restoration Branch of the Ontario Heritage Foundation between 1987-1988. These include reports re Ontario Inventory of Heritage Properties issued by the Ontario Heritage Foundation in 1988. Additionally, this includes a year end report (1988-1989) by the Ontario Heritage Foundation re the Historic Properties Programme of the Foundation's Trust Committee. Other materials include various government publications either published by the Ministry of Citizenship and Culture or by the Ontario Heritage Foundation itself.

Other items in this file include copies of feasibility studies by R.J. Thom Architects in Toronto re the Town of Simcoe (1974), as well as ephemera in the form of folded flyers, pamphlets etc. relating to Windsor and the Niagara Escarpment. Finally, this file includes a book which focuses on the history of the Credit Valley Railway.

Dendy, William

Personal and Professional

Series consists of correspondence received by Dendy over the period 1977-1991. Also includes some supporting documents in the form of clippings, photographs, and other items.

Dendy, William

Ontario government publications and miscellaneous.

Contains Ontario government publications. This includes publications of the National Capital Commission re the history of the parliament buildings in Ottawa, re heritage buildings in the National Capital Region of Canada, and re The Mile of History in Ottawa.

Other publications re the planning and design of commercial facade improvements by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing are also contained in this file. Another publication by the Ministry of Natural Resources focuses on the history of mining in Ontario. Publications by the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation include a publication on historic sites, museums, galleries, and plaques in Ontario, as well as a publication entitled Historic Sketches of Ontario.

Other items include publications of the Ministry of Culture and Communications re the Ontario Heritage Bridge Program and re built heritage in schools. The annual report (1985-1986) of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Culture, as well as a copy of Bill 176 ("An Act to provide for the Conservation, Protection and Preservation of the Heritage of Ontario") are also contained in this file. Other miscellaneous items include a road map of Ontario and various tourist guides in the form of folded flyers.

Dendy, William

Correspondence : Personal

Includes untitled loose leaf material in the form of correspondence received by Dendy from his parents, other family members, and friends over the period 1977-1989. This includes letters, thank-you cards, congratulations cards, invitations, as well as Birthday, Christmas, and Get Well cards.

Dendy, William

Correspondence : miscellaneous.

Includes untitled loose leaf material in the form of correspondence received by Dendy over the period 1977-1991.
A considerable amount of the correspondence in this file relates to Dendy's professional employment including his teaching work at the University of Toronto, at the University of Waterloo, at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, and at the Toronto Urban Studies Centre. Other correspondence relates to walking tours of Toronto given by Dendy, as well as to Dendy's proposed exhibition "The Architecture of Forest Hill" submitted to the Department of the City Clerk of the City of Toronto in 1991. Talks, presentations, and lectures given by Dendy at various universities, at public libraries, at the Toronto Historical Board, at the Architectural Conservancy Toronto, and at other places form the subject of some of the other correspondence contained in this file. Other correspondence, much of it with Oxford University Press Canada, relates to Dendy and Kilbourn's publication of Toronto Observed and to Dendy's proposed publication of a book re the history of architecture in Canada. The awards received by Dendy over the course of his life form another theme of this correspondence. These awards include the university scholarships awarded to Dendy by the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation for his doctoral studies at Columbia University, New York, as well as his receipt of an Award of Merit from the Toronto Historical Board in 1988 for Toronto Observed. Finally, some letters relate to Dendy's activities as a member of various organisations including the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canda, the Society of Architectural Historians, and as a member of the City of Toronto Planning Advisory Committee.

Dendy, William

Correspondence.

Includes correspondence received by Dendy or sent by Dendy. This correspondence relates to Dendy's graduate studies at Columbia University in New York, and to Dendy's teaching work in the field of architectural history at the University of Toronto and at Carleton University in Ottawa. This correspondence also relates to research work which Dendy carried out on the Massey family and their architects.
Two titled file folders can also be found here. One contains correspondence written by Howard Moran to the Public Archives of Nova Scotia in connection with research he was conducting into the 1917 Halifax explosion. The second file includes correspondence, clippings, and other materials re the Co-Operative City Park Apartments where Dendy lived.
Other materials contained in this file include ephemera, clippings, ms. notes, and publishers' catalogues.

Dendy, William

Forest Hill research.

The majority of items in this file constitute Dendy's research materials on Forest Hill, Toronto. These materials include photographs, contact sheets (both originals and photocopies), photographic negatives, ts. notes re building file permit information on residences in Forest Hill, and photocopies of lists of electors in the Forest Hill area of Toronto. Photographs and a research report re the Forest Hill Collegiate Institute are contained in this file, in addtion to a report on the history of the Forest Hill Village.

Some materials in this file do, however, relate to other areas of Dendy's research and interests. These items include correspondence with the architects Page & Steele re research Dendy was conducting for a forthcoming book on Canadian Domestic Architecture. Other correspondence with Page & Steele relates to research which Dendy conducted on 74-76 York St. (W). Dendy's research on Frank Darling forms the subject of some other correspondence. Clippings re architectural developments in Toronto, photocopies of photographs from the Archives of Eaton's of Canada, as well as photocopies of journal articles relating to Canadian architecture are also contained in this file.

Dendy, William

Correspondence.

Includes correspondence received by Dendy or sent by Dendy. This correspondence relates to Dendy's graduate studies at Columbia University in New York, and to Dendy's teaching work in the field of architectural history at the University of Toronto and at Carleton University in Ottawa. This correspondence also relates to research work which Dendy carried out on the Massey family and their architects.
Two titled file folders can also be found here. One contains correspondence written by Howard Moran to the Public Archives of Nova Scotia in connection with research he was conducting into the 1917 Halifax explosion. The second file includes correspondence, clippings, and other materials re the Co-Operative City Park Apartments where Dendy lived.
Other materials contained in this file include ephemera, clippings, ms. notes, and publishers' catalogues.

Dendy, William

Fulford Place, Brockville.

Contains untitled loose materials. This includes a photocopy of a document entitled "Inventory of Household Furniture, Furnishings, and Art Objects Belonging to the Estate of the Late Honourable G.T. Fulford Contained in Fulford Place, Brockville". The original document dates from Dec. 11, 1911. This file also includes photographs of the exterior and interior of Fulford Place.

Dendy, William

Building permits, 1905-1906.

Card files include information on building permit no. and year, address of building, description of building, and name of architect. Card files in A-Z section of this index are ordered alphabetically by architect.

Dendy, William

Building permits etc. : untitled, 1889-1904.

Card files include information on building permit no. and year, address of building, description of building, and name of architect for Toronto.
Additionally includes card files containing bibliographic references to architectural publications.

Dendy, William

Architects and their works : H-Q.

Index of architects (H-Q) ordered alphabetically by name. Information provided on these index cards includes name of building, address of building, and year of construction?. In some cases a brief description of the building and/or a bibliographic reference to source of information for the building is contained on the card file also. Most of the buildings listed here were designed and built in the late nineteenth century or first half of the twentieth century.

Includes full listing of architects.

Dendy, William

Toronto by street.

Index to Toronto buildings by street. Also includes description of building, name of architect, date of construction? Most of the buildings listed here were designed and built in the second half of the nineteenth century or first half of the twentieth century.

Dendy, William

Plans, drawings : untitled.

Includes index of designs for buildings in Toronto and other parts of Ontario in the form of pencil drawings, prints, and photographs.

Dendy, William

Miscellaneous : untitled.

Includes miscellaneous card files re Toronto architecture. The majority of cards index Canadian architects, or street names in Toronto and other places in Ontario.

Dendy, William

Toronto architecture : subject index.

Includes index to architectural topics including Toronto architects (card files feature information on architects' works) and different regions of Toronto (card files contain information on historic buildings in indexed region).
Includes list of subject index terms.

Dendy, William

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