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Concise History of Architecture in Canada : manuscripts.

Includes draft tss. (originals and photocopies) with holograph corrections of different sections written for a work intended for publication and entitled Concise History of Architecture in Canada. One draft ts. was originally stored in a ring binder and is marked as comprising chapters written by Dendy, as well as chapters on Quebec by other authors. The remaining draft tss. are loose leaf copies by Dendy.
Additionally includes two clippings re Ottawa's new National Gallery (1988).

Dendy, William

Consulting : Canadian National Heritage Railway Project.

The materials in this file relate to the CN Heritage Railway Station project for which Dendy acted as consulting architectural historian to the Architectural History Branch of the Canadian Parks Service. This file contains three draft tss. (computer output) of the report written by Dendy for this project as well as a photocopy of the final ts. report by Dendy. It is entitled "Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada: Railway Station Report".

This file also includes maps and plans of Toronto, in addition to architectural drawings and plans of railway station buildings. Addtionally contains contact sheets featuring photographic images of railway stations in Toronto. Other materials in this file include correspondence sent by and received by Dendy re this project, in addition to some holograph ms. notes and some photography services work order forms from the National Archives of Canada and the National Library of Canada.

Dendy, William

Consulting : Canadian National Heritage Railway Project.

The materials in this file relate to the CN Heritage Railway Station project for which Dendy acted as consulting architectural historian to the Architectural History Branch of the Canadian Parks Service. This file contains three draft tss. (computer output) of the report written by Dendy for this project as well as a photocopy of the final ts. report by Dendy. It is entitled "Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada: Railway Station Report". This file also includes maps and plans of Toronto, in addition to architectural drawings and plans of railway station buildings. Addtionally contains contact sheets featuring photographic images of railway stations in Toronto. Other materials in this file include correspondence sent by and received by Dendy re this project, in addition to some holograph ms. notes and some photography services work order forms from the National Archives of Canada and the National Library of Canada.

Dendy, William

Consulting : Consultant study on buildings and their relationship to Yonge Street.

Includes materials which relate to consultancy work carried out by Dendy in his capacity as architectural historian for Littlewood Hesse Architects in Toronto on a "Consultant Study on Buildings and their Relationship to Yonge Street". Items in this file include correspondence, information on Littlewood Hesse Architects, as well as ms. notes by Dendy relating to this consultant study.

Dendy, William

Consulting : Whitney Block Tower, Queens Park, Toronto.

Includes ms. holograph research notes, as well as two tss. (computer output) by Dendy relating to the Whitney Block Tower. The first ts. contains holograph corrections and takes the form of a short report on the heritage value of the Whitney Block Tower. The second ts. is a report entitled "The Archives Tower of the Whitney Block: An Historical and Architectural Appreciation". The items in this file appear to relate to work which Dendy carried out on a consultancy basis in his capacity as architectural historian.

Dendy, William

Consulting.

Contains miscellaneous materials relating to work which Dendy carried out on a consultancy basis in his capacity as an architectural historian. Titled and untitled file folders relating to different consultancy projects in which Dendy participated are contained in this file.

Other materials contained in this file include correspondence relating to Dendy's studies at Columbia University in New York, as well as correspondence relating to the planned reprint of the book Lost Toronto in the early 1990's.

Dendy, William

Consulting.

Contains miscellaneous materials relating to work which Dendy carried out on a consultancy basis in his capacity as an architectural historian. Titled and untitled file folders relating to different consultancy projects in which Dendy participated are contained in this file.

Other materials contained in this file include correspondence relating to Dendy's studies at Columbia University in New York, as well as correspondence relating to the planned reprint of the book Lost Toronto in the early 1990's.

Dendy, William

Contact sheets.

Contact sheets (both originals and photocopies), numbered on the verso. The numbers correspond to shhets of negatives in files 439-441. These photographs were taken in the process of researching for Toronto Observed and for walking tours of Toronto given by Dendy.

This file also includes a small number of photographic negatives (both 35 mm and large format negatives) which depict the exterior of Toronto buildings in addition to the interiors of an unidentified historic home.

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

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

Country Life : articles.

Contains untitled loose materials including photocopied articles from Country Life dating back to the early twentieth century. These articles relate to home building and designs including motor houses, country homes, and cottages. Also includes an article focusing on Marshcourt, Hampshire, the residence of Mr. Herbert Johnson.
This file also contains some photocopies from books relating to Italian architecture including the Palazzo del Te and Jacopo Strada's Mantuan Drawings.

Dendy, William

Darling, Frank : research.

Correspondence, ms. holograph notes, draft tss. (original), some with holograph corrections, photocopies of journal articles, and clippings constituting the research materials of Dendy on Frank Darling.

Dendy, William

Dendy backup disks : binder 1.

Includes ten high density 3.5" backup disks. The majority of files contained on these disks relate to Dendy's extensive research on Forest Hill. A printed file list is available for each of these disks. Files are stored in one of three different directories: "FHPERMIT", "FHARCH", and "FHSTREET".

Information contained on these disks relates to the following subject areas: Forest Hill building permits for the period 1924-1939, Alphabetical listing of Forest Hill architects; Alphabetical listing of Forest Hill streets.

Also includes ms. holograph notes and bibliographic references re Canadian architecture.

Dendy, William

Dendy backup disks : binder 2.

Includes five high density 3.5" backup disks. Files are stored in one of three directories: "BILLSDIS", "LOSTTOR" and "SWARTZ". This includes files with research relevant to Lost Toronto (probably the new edition of 1993), as well as files relevant to the projects which Dendy worked on as architectural historian to the Property Restoration Branch of the Ontario Heritage Foundation between 1987-1989 (see "BILLSDIS" directory). Files contained in the "SWARTZ" directory relate to work Dendy carried out for Tom Schwartz, President of Intraurban Projects re the 1070 Queen St. E. Project. Some programming files are also contained on the disks in this file.

Dendy, William

Diamond, A.J.

Includes photocopies of journal articles re the Toronto architecture firm A. J. Diamond Associates and its architects including A. J. Diamond himself and Kevin Garland. Also includes an article on A.J. Diamond and Barton Myers. This file also includes photocopies from W.S. Dinnick's book entitled Tremdous Toronto (2nd ed.). Finally, this file includes many photocopies of journal articles and extracts from books which relate primarily to the history of Toronto architecture.

Dendy, William

Diamond, A.J.

The materials contained in this file appear to primarily constitute research materials gathered by Dendy re the Toronto architect A. J. Diamond. As such this file includes photocopies of journal articles about A. J. Diamond, as well as a copy of a conference paper presented by A. J. Diamond entitled "Rehabilitation in Practice" This file also includes the company prospectus for the architectural firm, A. J. Diamond Associates. This includes details of the architectural and planning projects in which this firm has been involved, as well as information on the firm's personnel, awards, and publications. Additionally this file contains ms. holograph notes re Canadian homes.

Dendy, William

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