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William Dendy fonds.
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Biographical

Series consists of materials relating to Dendy's university education and his career as an architectural historian.
These materials include the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree certificates received by Dendy in the 1970's from the University of Cambridge where he studied Architectural History as well as clippings, ephemera and portraits.

Dendy, William

Clippings.

Includes originals and photocopies of an article about Dendy by Adele Freedman which appeared in The Globe and Mail on Sept. 14, 1991. Additionally includes photocopy of a clipping (1988?) which appeared in The Toronto Star which focused on Dendy's career as an architectural historian.
This file also includes a photocopy of a review of Toronto Observed: Its Architecture, Patrons, and History by Dendy and Kilbourn. This appeared in Books in Canada in May 1987. Invitations to the launching event for this publication from Oxford University Press in association with Ballenford Books are also among the items included in this file.

Finally this file includes a folded flyer listing the winners of the City of Toronto Book Awards in the period 1974-1991.Lost Toronto received this award in 1979, while Toronto Observed: Its Architecture, Patrons and History received this award in 1987.The program produced for the City of Toronto's Civic Honours Day 1979 is also included in this file. City of Toronto Book awards were presented to William Dendy and other authors as part of this program.

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

Artifacts

Series consists of a paperweight made from architectural drawings.

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

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

Personal and professional : miscellaneous.

Includes miscellaneous materials relating to various research and other interests of Dendy. The majority of materials, however, would seem to relate either to research Dendy conducted for publications he was working on or to consultancy work which he carrried out. Materials include correspondence, meeting agenda, issues of newsletters, ts. and ms. notes by Dendy, clippings, and ephemera. Other items include a photocopy of the finding aid to the J. Morris Woolfson collection at Public Archives Canada, as well as a catalogue of materials in the library of Ludwig Glaeser, and copies of reports re the terms of reference for Heritage Conservation District Studies of the Toronto Historical Board.

Dendy, William

Personal and professional : miscellaneous.

Includes miscellaneous materials relating to various research and other interests of Dendy. The majority of materials, however, would seem to relate either to research Dendy conducted for publications he was working on or to consultancy work which he carrried out. Materials include correspondence, meeting agenda, issues of newsletters, ts. and ms. notes by Dendy, clippings, and ephemera. Other items include a photocopy of the finding aid to the J. Morris Woolfson collection at Public Archives Canada, as well as a catalogue of materials in the library of Ludwig Glaeser, and copies of reports re the terms of reference for Heritage Conservation District Studies of the Toronto Historical Board.

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

Lost Toronto, revised edition : galley proof I.

Includes ca. [31] p. photocopied ts. with ms. corrections and additions. This includes the table of contents, preface and acknowledgments for this publication, in addition to pp. 1-17 of the revised edition of Lost Toronto.

Dendy, William

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