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William Morton fonds

  • SCA90-GA60
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1851

Manuscript poem entitled, "On Parting from My Sister and Her Children." Also included are two pencil drawings, one of which depicts a church and graveyard scene in a village located three miles from Dublin. The poem and drawings have been bound into a book. In the front cover of the book is a newspaper clipping of an obituary for Isabella Jane and Caroline Olivia Clare.

Morton, William

Barrett Autograph Collection

  • SCA89-GA59
  • Fonds
  • 1716-1827, 1841

Collection contains prints of Canadian landscapes done by William Henry Bartlett in 1841 and portraits of prominent 17th and 18th century politicians from Europe and Canada. Also included are letters from English prime ministers dating around the 1700s. The collection is arranged in one series consisting of print engravings, a file of Bartlett prints, and a scrapbook containing letters.

Bartlett, W. H. (William Henry)

Painting of Dana Porter Library.

  • SCA336-GA381
  • Fonds
  • 1975

Fonds consists of one painting by Peter Etril Snyder of the Dana Porter Library. The work was commissioned in 1975 for the home of the then President of the University, Burt Matthews.

Snyder, Peter Etril

A.R.H.

  • SCA328-GA372
  • Fonds
  • 2017

Fonds consists of four prints titled "A.R.H." by Olivia Carvalho. The prints feature a portrait and handwriting of Alice Riggs Hunt.

Carvalho, Olivia

Charcoal drawing of the old mill.

  • SCA314-GA350
  • Fonds
  • [19--]

Fonds consists of one charcoal drawing of a George Barrie print titled "The Old Mill." There is no signature on the drawing. Also includes a print of The Old Mill.

Thomas Austen Brown print.

  • SCA308-GA344
  • Fonds
  • [19--?]

Fonds consists of one print of a work by Thomas Austen Brown. The drawing shows ships in the water at night underneath a moon. Signed by the artist.

Brown, Thomas Austen

George Baxter prints of Sir Robert Peel and Lord Nelson.

  • SCA307-GA343
  • Fonds
  • 1853

Fonds consists of prints of Sir Robert Peel and Lord Nelson. They are printed by George Baxter as an oil colour picture print, the first commercially viable colour printing.

Baxter, George

Elizabeth Rivers prints.

  • SCA306-GA342
  • Fonds
  • [194-?]

File consists of nineteen woodcut prints by Elizabeth Rivers. Some of the prints are signed and numbered and include captions.

Rivers, Elizabeth

Vanity Fair men of the day prints.

  • SCA305-GA341
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1897

Fonds consists of seven caricature prints from Vanity Fair of "men of the day." Includes images of Mr. R. Richardson-Gardner; Mr. Herbert Spencer; Marquis of Winchester; Admiral Sir H.R. Yelverton; Mr. Joseph Ernest Renan; The Reverend Arthur Tooth; Lord H.F. Thynne.

Vanity Fair

Arthur Lismer drawing of Elizabeth S. Nutt.

  • SCA287-GA322
  • Fonds
  • [191-?]

Fonds consists of one charcoal drawing by Arthur Lismer of Elizabeth Styring Nutt of Halifax. Elizabeth was principal of the Victoria School of Art and Design in Halifax (later NSCAD) in the period immediately following Lismer's time there.

Lismer, Arthur

David Hill : sketchbooks.

  • SCA184-GA159
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1983

Sketchbooks and loose sketches by David Hill, American artist. Includes also material relating to his death and estate, primarily correspondence to Joe Plaskett. Includes correspondence to David Hill by Virgil Burnett.

Hill, David

Helen Edmonds sketchbook

  • SCA183-GA158
  • Fonds
  • July 1991

Sketchbook belonging to Helen Edmonds, dated July 1991, containing sketches in the style of Virgil Burnett. Most sketches are drawn with brown ink and feature people, landscapes, buildings, and sculptures. The sketchbook also includes watercolour sketches accompanied by notes and quotations.

Edmonds, Helen

Jane Urquhart fonds.

The fonds consists of a single diary kept by Jane Urquhart from 1974 to 1981, before she began her writing career, and documents primarily several trips to Europe taken with Tony Urquhart. This diary served as a sketchbook, journal and trip diary, and contains drawings and sketches, photographs, ephemera, plant material, etc. Its 258 pages contain 71 sketches, drawings and watercolours including 27 by Tony Urquhart, 32 by Jane Urquhart, 2 by Michael Ondaatje and 10 by other artists.

Urquhart, Jane

Ville de Madrid.

File consists of one drawing of a house, titled "Ville de Madrid." Titled, dated and signed by Gill with an explanatory note. Also includes photocopy and caption from Thomas Fisher Rare Book Room.

Gill, Eric

Seen in utopia.

File consists of one watercolour painting by Gill, titled Seen in Utopia. The work is very different from his usual style. Signed and dated.

Gill, Eric

Pencil drawing of a female nude.

File consists of one drawing of an unidentified femal nude. The drawing has been squared, possibly indicating it was to be made into a sculpture. Verso of drawing appears to be a list of books. Also includes photocopy and original sale notice.

Gill, Eric

Drawing : cartoons and sketches.

File consists of various small drawings of cartoons and sketches on three sheets of paper. Includes cartoons copied from famous works (including Mutt and Jeff), original cartoons, and sketches.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Minnie.

File consists of one pencil drawing highlighted with watercolours by Gill. The drawing shows a woman's head and is titled "Minnie." Unique in style for Gill, the drawing is a Whisterlian OHO!.

Gill, Eric

The club on Bay Street. Frank, no. 112, April 2, 1992: 22.

File contains the April 2, 1992 issue of the magazine "Frank". There is a comic created by John Herbert published in the magazine on page 22. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box C - C6: FRANK Magazine: A comic strip by J.H. aka 'Nemesis', page 22 - 'The Club on Bay Street'. Note: John Herbert used the nom de plume 'Nemesis', as a cartoonist for Onion, the Toronto Paper on the Arts, from 1975 to 1982. (See collection of Onion issues in J.H. archives, the Porter Library, University of Waterloo)."

Herbert, John

Cartoon sketches.

File contains 28 drawings (originals and photocopies) of draft cartoon drawings, unfinished drawings, and sketches. They also include notes regarding story development ideas. Includes a photocopy of a three page manuscript letter to the editor of Now Weekly. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box E: John Herbert archives , Porter Library, University of Waterloo. Enclosed: cartoons. E16: a variety of complete and incomplete cartoons and comic strips by John Herbert (under one or another of his 'noms de plume' as cartoonist) - plus some preliminary sketches and notes in planning the cartoons. Names (noms de plume) Nemesis, Hellican, Jan, R.U. Horny, Jacki Brun, No. of items: 31 pages - Dates: 1989 to 1994."

Herbert, John

The sideshow, or, The ten-in-one tent.

File contains 6 pen and ink drawings created by John Herbert in 1973 regarding his comic "The Slideshow". The drawings have captions written on them. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box D: John Herbert archives. D15: original drawings, 1973. The Sideshow (a comic book). The enclosed 6 pages were John Herbert's beginning of a comic-book project (under the name 'Jack Past') based on his memories of working with a carnival burlesque show (Model Shows' 'Paris After Midnight') in 1953, travelling through Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (over a 6 months period)."

Herbert, John

Father O'Connor.

File consists of one drawing of Father O'Connor. Verso identifies him as "Father O'Connor (the very reverend mgr. John O'Connor). Also includes a photocopy of the drawing.

Gill, Eric

Betty Forbes's wedding planner.

A wedding planner notebook containing correspondence, sketches, advertisements, and notes pertaining to Betty Forbes's wedding ceremony with Bill Land on May 29, 1954 in Hespeler, Ontario.

Forbes, Betty

David Pepler.

File consists of one drawing of David Pepler. Titled, dated and signed by Gill.

Gill, Eric

Woman dancing (Physick 712).

File consists of one print of Woman Dancing. Numbered 7/10 and signed by Gill. Originally intended as an illustration for the title page of Clothes, by Gill.

Gill, Eric

Babe on bough (Physick 874).

File consists of one print of Babe on bough. Numbered 19/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Constant Mistress.

Gill, Eric

Dance programme.

File consists of one dance programme in the format of a large painting listing the dances, and featuring an illustration of a student using a transit to look at a flying diploma while his military instructor urges him on. Painting is unsigned but is attributed to W.H.E. Schmalz.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Tree and dog (Physick 733).

File consists of one original drawing, one proof print, and one final variant print (with red ink) of Tree and Dog. Designed as a press mark for the Pigotts Press. Proof print is dated 12.1.31.

Gill, Eric

St. Matthew (Physick 862).

File consists of one print of St. Matthew. Numbered 14/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Passion of our Lord printed by Hague and Gill.

Gill, Eric

Bowlby, David Sovereign.

File consists of one portrait of David Sovereign Bowlby. The painting is oil on prepared canvas. A signature on the bottom left is hard to read, but may say [Ella] [Moss].

Bowlby Boyd Family

St. Luke (Physick 864).

File consists of one print of St. Luke. Numbered 14/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Passion of our Lord printed by Hague and Gill.

Gill, Eric

St. John (Physick 865).

File consists of one print of St. John. Numbered 11/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Passion of our Lord printed by Hague and Gill.

Gill, Eric

The Skaters (Physick 368).

File consists of one print of The Skaters showing two naked skaters based on a photograph from the London Daily Mail. Labled "specimin plate."

Gill, Eric

The shipman's tale (Physick 586).

File consists of one print of The Shipman's Tale showing a man and woman on a bed surrounded by a border of leaves and the letter "O." Numbered USA 1/5 and signed by Gill. Used as an illustration in the Golden Cockerel edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Gill, Eric

Kaufman Lofts poster.

File consists of one poster advertising the Kaufman Lofts. The poster is double sided with two different advertisements.

Kaufman Family

Salvator noster hodie natus est: gaudeamus.

File consists of three small card folded horizontally featuring a woodcut illustrion of a fish and a religious verse. Lettering reads "Salvator noster hodie natus est: gaudeamus. Neque enim fas est locum esse tristitiae, ubi natalis est vitae. Nemo ab hujus alacritatis participatione secernitur: una cunctis laetitiae communis est ratio. Ersultet (sic) sanctus, quia appropinquat ad palmam; gaudeat paccator, quia invitatur ad beniam."

Translation: This day our Saviour was born: let us rejoice. For it is impossible to be sad to, where is the birthday of life. No one from participating in our category, all a joy to both systems. Rejoice, O thou holy, because it approaches nearer to the palm;'s joy is a sinner, for he is invited to pardon.

Gill, Eric

Sketchbook, 1961 : [untitled].

One sketchbook, ten pages. Includes landscape sketches of Egol (Isle of Skye), other landscape sketches, and a transcript of a tombstone.

Odd, Herbert

Ascension (Physick 140).

File consists of one print of Ascension. Originally an illustration for "The Game" printed by St. Dominic's Press.

Gill, Eric

Puck juggling (Physick 857).

File consists of one print of Puck Juggling. Numbered 5/20 and signed by Gill. Originally from half title for The New Temple Shakespeare.

Gill, Eric

Proofs from the Aldine Bible.

File consists of seven proofs of the prints created by Eric Gill for the Aldine Bible. Note that there is one blank page, but it is unclear if it is intentionally blank or if a print has been removed.

Gill, Eric

The pardoner's tale (Physick 649).

File consists of one print of The Pardoner's Tale showing three men in a garden with a skeleton looking up at them, along with the letter "O." Numbered 10/10 and signed by Gill along with the annotation USA 5. Used as an illustration for the Golden Cockerel edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Gill, Eric

The order of industrial heroism (physick 220-223).

File consists of one mock up for The Order of Industrial Heritage award as presented by the London Daily Herald. This second version shows the original holy ghost dove has been replaced by a star. Also includes one colour copy of the print and a caption created by Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.

Gill, Eric

The nun's priests's tale (Physick 603).

File consists of one print of The Nun's Priests's Tale showing three figures and a chicken under a leaf border with the letter "H". Numbered 4/5 and signed by Gill. Used as an illustration in the Golden Cockerel edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Gill, Eric

Betty Forbes's scrapbook.

A scrapbook containing press clippings, cards, postcards, telegrams, tickets, programs, report cards, certificates, a diploma, invitations, correspondence including notes of congratulations to Betty Forbes on her engagement to Bill Land, the birth certificates of Millicent Lyall Forbes and Betty Forbes, and other textual material. Also includes three watercolour paintings by Willie Winklemann and photographs of the Forbes family featuring Peg Forbes and Joe Wilson's wedding and other family events.

Forbes, Betty

Sketchbook, 1985-1986 : Nov. 1985-Aug. 1986.

One sketchbook (65 pages). Includes ms. notes, geometric designs and sketches (some with coloured pen), Christmas card designs with a watercolour sketch version, landscape sketches, and perspective calculations.

Odd, Herbert

Naphill jubilee card (Physick 888).

File consists of two prints of Naphill Jubilee Card. Lettered "to his majesty King George from his loyal subjects of Naphill Buckinghamshire thankful greetings."

Gill, Eric

Sketchbook, August-October, 1985 : front cover removed.

One sketchbook (89 pages). Includes sketches and ms. notes regarding landscape in Orleans and Cape Cod, ms. notes and sketches regarding Kandinsky, a "list of stuff to paint/sketch", landscape sketches, design sketches, sketches of cars and other objects, and notes relating to an automobile accident.

Odd, Herbert

My love among the lilies (Physick 327).

File consists of one print of My Love Among the Lilies showing a man sitting in a garden with a goblet in one hand and a ball in the other which was used in the Golden Cockerel Press edition of Song of Songs. The print is numbered as edition 8/12 and is signed by Gill.

Gill, Eric

Art prints.

22 coloured illustrations of flowers, animals, children, and sentimental scenes. Most of the prints are Chicago Tribune Art supplements.

Schantz Russell Family

Animals all (Physick 50).

File consists of one print of Animals All. The print is unique in that it is gold ink on a black background. Originally used for the tail piece "The Philosophy of Art."

Gill, Eric

Sketchbook, 196- : misc. trees.

One sketchbook, ten pages. Includes landscape sketches of Preston Springs, studies of trees and figures, and sketches of a cottage.

Odd, Herbert

Sketchbook, 1985 : September, 1985.

One sketchbook (61 pages). Includes ms. notes, a time-line relating to an automobile accident and phone conversations with the CAA, sketches of Cape Cod landscapes, ships, boats, harbours, birds, geometric shapes, figures, perspective calculations, and lists of watercolour paint names.

Odd, Herbert

Moneychangers (Physick 983).

File consists of one print of Moneychangers. Numbered 13/15 and signed by Gill. Originally illustration for The English Bible-Selected.

Gill, Eric

Marionette (Physick 872).

File consists of one print of Marionette. Numbered 15/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Constant Mistress.

Gill, Eric

Forbes family letters.

Letters exchanged between George Alexander Forbes, Millicent Lyall Forbes, Betty Land, Peg Wilson, Ross Wilson, Pamela Wilson, Janet Land, Jennifer Land, and Thomas Land. Correspondence also contains press clippings, drawings, and greeting cards.

Forbes, Betty

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