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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

Portrait photographs.

Includes one photocopy of b&w protrait photograph of Dendy as a very young man. A second b&w portrait photograph of Dendy was taken by Hodgskiss Studios in Apr. 1976. The third b&w portrait photograph of Dendy appears in his passport, which was issued in 1981, and is also among the items included in this file.

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

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

City Park Co-operative Apartments Inc.

Includes correspondence received by Dendy from City Park Co-operative Apartments Inc. where Mr. Dendy was a resident. This correspondence relates to general members' meetings, to rent charges, as well as to other matters.

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

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

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

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 : 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

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

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

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

Lost Toronto, rev. ed. : working proofs.

Computer output of portions of typescript, extensively annotated and corrected. Includes contents, list of plates, galley proofs of notes, layout for plates, index (cut and uncut), and other portions of typescript.

Dendy, William

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