Roy Daniells fonds. 1884-1979.


Roy Daniells fonds. 1884-1979.

The fonds consists of Daniells' personal and professional incoming and outgoing correspondence, diaries, speeches, radio broadcasts, manuscripts, poetry, subject files, research files, postcards and postcard collections, clippings, financial records, audio material, photographs, memorabilia and printed material. Also included are the records of Roy's parents, James and Constance Daniells. The correspondence series contains thousands of letters from major literary figures such as Earle Birney, Robert Finch, Desmond Pacey, Northrop Frye, Herbert Davis, E.K. Brown, A.S.P. Woodhouse, as well as writers, poets, and artists such as Paul Herbert (Sara Brinks), Carol Coates, Max Maynard, Jack Shadbolt and others. His own works are represented by manuscripts of his poetry, fiction, drama, scholarly work on Milton and modernism and Canadian literature, speeches and broadcasts, autobiography, diaries, and many letters to his family. The fonds also contains letters of sympathy received by Daniell's family after his death.

11.5 m of textual records.1,500 photographs.9 sound cassettes.

Related Entities

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Daniells, James. (person)

Birney, Earle, 1904-1995 (person)

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Earle Birney (1904-1995) was educated at Universities of British Columbia, Toronto and California. He lectured in English at the University of Toronto from 1936 to 1941 when he left to serve overseas in World War II. On return, he worked for the CBC in 1945 and in 1946 he joined the Department of English at University of British Columbia, later transferring to the division of Creative Writing. Birney became writer in residence at Scarborough College in 1965. Well known ...

Daniells, Roy. (person)

Born in London, England, Roy Daniells emigrated to Victoria, B.C. with his family in 1910. He received a B.A. from University of British Columbia (1930) before continuing his graduate education in English at the University of Toronto (M.A., 1931 and Ph.D., 1936). After serving as head of the Department of English at the University of Manitoba, Daniells came to UBC in 1946. He became head of the department following the retirement of G.G. Sedgewick in 1948 and continued in this position until 196...

Herbert, Paul (person)

Finch, Robert, 1900-1995 (person)

Robert Finch was an accomplished writer, musician and artist. He taught at University College until his retirement in 1970. Finch published 15 vols of verse earning him the Governor General's award twice. From the description of Robert Finch papers [manuscript] 1900-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 225452018 ...

Frye, Northrop (person)

Northrop Frye was a Canadian critic. From the description of Northrop Frye collection. [1971]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 667848472 ...

Woodhouse, A. S. P. (Arthur Sutherland Pigott), 1895-1964 (person)

Pacey, Desmond, 1917-1975 (person)

Davis, Herbert T. (person)

Brown, E.K. (Edward Killoran), 1905-1951 (person)

Edward Killoran Brown was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1905. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1926 and was a fellow of the University of Paris from 1926-1929 from which he received his Docteur des lettres in 1935. He was a lecturer and assistant professor of English at Cornell University, and professor of English at the University of Chicago from 1944 until his death in 1951. He was, in addition, Secretary to the Prime Minister of Canada in 1942 and a Trustee of the New...

Maynard, Max, 1903- (person)

Shadbolt, Jack, 1909-1998 (person)

Jack Shadbolt was born in England and emigrated to Victoria, B.C. In the 1930s he taught art in the public schools in B.C., and later studied art in London Paris. He began teaching at the Vancouver School of Art in the 1940s, and at the same time pursued the development of his own painting and writing. In 1948 he attended the Art Students' League in New York where he developed his interest in abstract modern art. Shadbolt taught many art workshops, and travelled widely throughout the world. His ...

Daniells, Constance. (person)

Coates, Carole (person)

Carol Coates was born in Tokyo, and she returned there for seven years from 1930 to 1937. Her work Fancy Free shows the influence of her Japanese experiences. Coates' works, one of which was a play entitled The Jade Heart, were privately printed during World War II. Her wartime poetry was printed in 1941, and her last published work was Invitation to Mood (1949). From the description of Carol Coates fonds. 1975-1976. (University of British Columbia Library). WorldCat record id: 60646...