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Geoffrey Riddehough fonds
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Correspondence series

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence that Riddehough received throughout the years. The personal correspondence includes letters and cards from acquaintances: Lieutenant A. Germot, Geraldine Raymond, Reverend W.J. Smallhorne, and Lynette Webb. The professional correspondence reflects Riddehough's efforts to have his selection of verse, "Dance to the Anthill," published. Some of the personal correspondence is in French.

Coursework series

Series consists of notes, exercises and assignments from numerous university courses that Riddehough completed. Series also includes a certificate and copy of the Bowdoin Latin Prize-winning essay (1950).

Diaries series

Series consists of annual diaries containing notes on Riddehough's daily activities, personal reflections, newspaper clippings, and contact information for friends and acquaintances.

Geoffrey Riddehough fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1272
  • Fonds
  • [190-]-1994

Fonds consists of a variety of materials, but the focus is on the literary works of Geoffrey Riddehough and includes drafts, manuscripts, and publications of his poetry and short stories. The fonds also contains a number of academic essays, research materials on Joseph of Exeter, and papers that Riddehough presented to various groups. There is also correspondence of both a professional and personal nature. Fonds consists of 3 sous‐fonds and 14 series: Pegeen Brennan sous‐fonds, Lemuel Robertson sous‐fonds, Doreen Nalos sous‐fonds, Murray and Marian Cowie sous‐fonds, Personal Information series, Published Materials series, Manuscripts and Unpublished Materials series, Assorted Poems: Miscellaneous series, Assorted Short Stories: Miscellaneous series, Lecture Notes and Papers Presented series, Joseph of Exeter Research Materials series, Coursework series, Notebooks and Scrapbooks series, Diaries series, Expense Ledgers / Accounts series, Correspondence series, Photographs series, and Miscellaneous series.

Riddehough, Geoffrey B.

Joseph of Exeter Research Material series

Series consists of photostatic copies of medieval poetry manuscripts of Joseph of Exeter, microfilm copies of the poet's works, Latin and English translation notes, correspondence, book reviews, and published articles and manuscripts written by Riddehough relating to this topic.

Lecture Notes and Papers Presented series

Series consists of classics lectures that Riddehough presented to his students, academic peers, University clubs and outside associations; notes taken in preparation for these lectures; and notes taken at lectures he attended personally.

Lemuel Robertson sous-fonds

Robertson would have met Geoffrey Riddehough while studying English and History at the Fairview campus. Riddehough wrote to Robertson seeking academic and professional advice. Robertson was also responsible for establishing the Classics Club, of which Riddehough was a member, which was maintained until the early 1990s. Sous-fonds consists of Riddehough's correspondence to Robertson during the years he studied overseas in London and Paris.

Robertson, Lemuel F.

Miscellaneous series

Series consists of a letter concerning travel to Cornwall, a sales receipt for Cornish books, a three-part supplement to "Cornish Simplified," and two Cornish publications. Series also includes two prints, one of UBC's Main Library by John Ridington and Riddehough’s annotated copy of “Greek Lyric Poets.”

Pegeen Brennan sous-fonds

Sous-fonds consists of correspondence to Brennan from Riddehough and Brennan and Doreen Nalos from Riddehough. These often included copies of his poetry. The series also includes correspondence to Brennan from Riddehough's acquaintances after his death and from the trust company concerning his estate.

Brennan, Pegeen

Photographs series

Series consists of fifteen photographs that include photographs of Geoffrey Riddehough from childhood to adulthood. Photographs have been removed and filed with the UBC Library Open Collections Series UBC (77.1).

Published Materials series

Series consists of offprint copies of poems, essays, translations and review articles published in various journals. It also includes a copy of Dance to the Anthill: Verses chiefly light and satiric (1974) and the posthumously published Rueful Rhymes: The Satirical Verse of a Couple of Anti-bodies (1994).