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1Gillian Naylor, The Arts and Crafts Movement (London, Studio Vista, 1971), p. 12.
2lbid., p. 26.
3Maltwood Museum and Gallery, The Maltwood Collection opening exhibition, Introduction by Martin Segger (University of Victoria, Maltwood Museum and Gallery, 1978), p. 5.
4Katharine Maltwood's copy of William Morris, The Earthy Paradise (London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1907), is now in the Maltwood Collection.
5A detailed discussion of Peladan and his activities is given by Robert Pincus-Witten, Occult Symbolism in France (New York, Garland Publishing Inc., 1976).
6Chris Mullen, G.F. Watts: A Nineteenth Century Phenomenon (London, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1974) Illus. 41.
7Harold Begbie, "Master Workers: George Frederick Watts, O.M.", Pall Mall Magazine, Feb. 1904, pp. 165-71.
8Gillian Naylor, p. 117.
9Walter Crane, "On revival of design and handicraft with notes of the work of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society," Arts and Crafts Essays (London, Garland Publishing Inc., 1977), p. 12.
10The Maltwood Arts and Crafts collection, catalogue for an exhibition (University of Victoria, 1978), p. 4.
11Alphonse Legros was Slade Professor of drawing at University College, London, 1876-92. Jules Dalou was teacher of modelling at South Kensington School of Art, 1877-80.
12Edmond Gosse, "The New Sculpture, 1879-1894", Art Journal, 1894, p. 138ff.
13Charles B. Ingham, Education in Accordance with Natural Law (London and New York, Novello and Co. 1902), p. x.
15Ibid., p. 21.
16Gertrude A. Ingham, Spiritual Law and Human Response (London, John M. Watkins, 1953).
17D.J. Foxon, History of Moira House, a Progressive School (Sidney, Webb College), p. 10.
18The Shuttle, Centenary Number 1875-1975 (Eastbourne, Moira House, Spring 1975), p. 11.
19Stuart Macdonald, History and Philosophy of Art Education (London, University of London Press, 1970), p. 269.
20Ibid., p. 270.
21Auguste Rodin, Art by Auguste Rodin, Trans. Romilly Feddon (London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1912), p. 47. Katharine Maltwood's annotated edition is now in the Maltwood Collection as is her copy of Camille Mauclair's popular book on Rodin of 1905.
22The Maltwood Papers, Letter from John Maltwood to Janette Jackson, Aug. 12, 1962.
23Critical reviews of Mrs. Maltwood's sculpture are among the clippings in the Maltwood Papers which are housed in the Special Collections Section, McPherson Library, University of Victoria.
24Freeman Champney, Art and Glory; the Study of Elbert Hubbard (New York, Garland Publishers, 1968), p. 153.
25The Maltwood Papers.
26The Maltwood Papers, Letter from John Maltwood to Mary Caine, 26 June, 1962.
27Richard Buckle, Jacob Epstein: Sculptor (London, Faber and Faber Ltd., 1963), p. 63.
28Eric Gill, Eric Gill: Autobiography (New York, Biblo and Tanner, 1968), p. 262.
29Ibid., p. 179.
30Katharine Maltwood owned a copy of H. P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine (Los Angeles, The Theosophical Co., 1925).
31The annotated edition in the Maltwood Collection is Edward Schuré, The Great Initiates; Sketch of the Secret History of Religions, Trans. by Fred Rothwell (London, Rider, 1912).

Among the numerous books are:

Sir Rabindranath Tagore, Fruit-Gathering (London, MacMillan, 1916).

Lewis Spence, An Encyclopaedia of Occultism; A compendium of information on the Occult Sciences, Occult Personalities, Psychic Science, Magic, Demonology, Spiritualism and Mysticism (London, G. Rutledge, 1920).

William W. Atkinson, A series of Lessons in Raja Yoga by Yogi Ramacharada (London, L. N. Fowler, 1917).

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, The Philosophy of the Upanisads (London, Allen and Unwin, 1924).

Margaret E. Noble, Myths of Hindus and Buddhists (London, Harrap, 1913).

The periodicals include:

The Modern Mystic and Monthly Science Review; The Occult Review; Theosophia; The Theosophical Forum; The Theosophical Movement; Buddhism in England.

33Philippe Jullian, Dreamers of Decadence (London, Pall Mall Press Ltd., 1971), p. 30.
34Harold Speed, The Practice and Science of Drawing (London, Seeley, Service & Co., Ltd., 1913), p. 22.
35Sir William M. F. Petrie, The Arts and Crafts of Ancient Egypt (London, T. N. Foulis Ltd., 1923), p. 8.
36H. Fechheimer, Die Plastik der Agypter (Berlin, Bruno Cassier Verlag, 1920), rear cover.
37Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, Essays in Zen Buddhism (London, Luzac & Co., 1927), p. 110.
38Lily Adams Beck, The House of Fulfilment (London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1927), pp. 41-42.
39Ibid., p. 57.
40Ibid., p. 58.
41Ibid., pp. 59-60.
42Ibid., p.8l.
43Ibid., p. 110.
44Ibid., p. 110.
45The Maltwood Collection contains copies of all the Lily Adams Beck novels.
46W. M. Fawcett, "Who's Who in Canadian Literature: Mrs. L. Adams Beck," Canadian Bookman, IX, 12 (December 1929), pp. 276-77. J. Kunitz and H. Haycroft, eds. Twentieth Century Authors: A Bibliographical Dictionary of Modern Literature (New York, H. W. Wilson Co., 1942), p. 27.
47George Doran, Chronicles of Barabbas (New York, Harcourt, Bruce & Co., 1935), pp. 314-15.
48Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Idylls of the King, The Holy Grail, 1870.
49David Cecil, Visionary and Dreamer, Two Poetic Painters: Samuel Palmer and Edward Burne-Jones (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1969), p. 109.
50Katharine Maltwood, The Enchantments of Britain or King Arthur's Round Table of the Stars (Victoria, Victoria Printing and Publishing Co., 1944), p. 81.
51Katharine Maltwood, "The Discovery of a prehistoric zodiac in England." The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Sept. 1943), p. 272.
52There are almost one hundred ordinance survey and other maps remaining in the Maltwood collection along with illustrations of the Dendarah zodiac from Egypt, the Javanese zodiac and several other ancient and modern astrological charts.
53Katharine Maltwood, "The Discovery of a Prehistoric Zodiac in England.", pp. 273-274.
54Harwood Steele, "The Somerset Giants." Country Life (Jan 11, 1946), p. 67.
55In Freemasonry it is believed that God vouchsafed their Grand Master and Archangel, King Solomon, with a knowledge of forms in their original perfection, so that his Temple was the Temple of God. It resembled more the work of the supreme architect of the universe than the labour of mankind.
56Katharine Maltwood, King Arthur's Round Table of the Zodiac (Victoria, Victoria Printing and Publishing Co., 1946), p. 34.
57Katharine Maltwood, The Enchantments of Britain or King Arthur's Round Table of the Stars, p. 96.

In addition to those already cited Mrs. Maltwood produced the following books:

A guide to Glastonbury's temple of the stars: their giant effigies described from air views, maps, and from "The High History of the Holy Grail" (London, The Women's Printing Society Ltd, 1934).

A revised edition of the above was published by Victoria Printing and Publishing Co. in 1950. It was also published posthumously in 1964 by James Clarke and Co. Ltd., London.

Air view Supplement to a guide to Glastonbury's temple of the Stars (London, John M. Watkins, 1937).

Itinerary of "The Somerset Giants" abridged from King Arthur's Round Table of the Zodiac (Victoria, Victoria Printing and Publishing Co., updated).

59For instance, she tried in vain to enlist the support of members of The National Trust, The Royal Astronomical Association and The Royal Society of Arts.

See for instance:

Anthony Roberts, ed. Glastonbury, Ancient Avalon, New Jerusalem (London, Rider & Co., 1978). This book contains twelve articles by various authors. Colin Wilson in the "Afterward" writes: "As the reader will have discovered, the majority of contributors to this book accept Mrs. Maltwood's ideas."

Oliver Reiser, This Holyest Erthe (London, Perennial Books, 1974). Reiser discusses Mrs. Maltwood's theories and feels they require further investigation and substantiation but that for the present she has "lifted the mantle of invisibility."

John Michell, The View over Atlantis (London, Sphere Books Ltd., 1973). Michell believes that for many people the Glastonbury zodiac is "aesthetically correct" but that for the time being it must be accepted as "a poetic rather than a scientific truth."

Mary Caine, The Glastonbury Zodiac, Key to the Mysteries of Britain (Devon, Torquay, Grael Communications, 1978). Mrs. Caine follows Mrs. Maltwood's ideas closely and adds several elaborations and refinements of her own.


Among the books on Freemasonry consulted by Mrs. Maltwood are:

Douglas Knoop, The Genesis of Freemasonry (Manchester, University Press, 1947).

Manly Palmer Hall, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry (New York, Macoy Pub. and Masonic Supply Co., 1924).

George E. Robuck, An introduction to Royal Arch Masonry (London, Rider & Co., 1931).

John S.M. Ward, An Outline History of Freemasonry (London, Baskerville Press, 1974).

Periodicals include: Freemasonry Universal and The Speculative Mason.

62William Stradling, A Description of The Priory of Chilton-Super-Polden and its Contents (Bridgewater, Geo. Awbrey, 1839), p. 1.
63Ibid., p. 4.
64Ibid., pp. 4-5.
65Mary Caine, The Glastonbury Zodiac, Key to the Mysteries of Britain (Devon, Torquay, Grael Communications, 1978), p.5.
66The portrait appeared in Studio Magazine, Vol. 39 (1907),p. 157.
67The Maltwood Papers, Letter from John Maltwood to Mary Caine, June 26, 1962.

For instance among her book on furniture she referred to:

George O. Wheeler, Old English Furniture from the 16th to the 19th Centuries: A Guide for the Collector (London, L. U. Gill, 1909).

Percy Macquoid, A History of English Furniture (London, Collins, 1919).

John Gloag, British Furniture Makers (London, Collins, 1946).

70The Maltwood Collection Opening Exhibition, p. 13.
71Ibid., p. 7.
72"The Thatch was a dream," The Daily Colonist, July 4, 1965, p. 3.
73Katharine Maltwood was great friend of Diana's father, Bob Drabble and his sister and frequently visited them at their family home in Derbyshire. When Bob married and moved to British Columbia Katharine became a god-mother to his daughter, Diana.
74Many of the stones Katharine Maltwood used in her Victoria works were acquired for her by Diana's husband, Stuart S. Holland, Chief geologist for the Department of Mines, Victoria.
75The Maltwood Collection Opening Exhibition, p. 11.
76"Emily Carr", Coasts, the Sea and Canadian Art (The Gallery Stratford, 1978), n. pag.
77Ian M. Thom, W. P. Weston (Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1980), p. 12.
78The Maltwood Collection Opening Exhibition, p. 9.
79Ian M. Thom, op. cit., p. 12.
80Ibid., p. 14.
81P.G. Konody, "C.J. Collings," Apollo Vol. I (June 1925), p. 345-49.
82M. Tippett and D. Cole, From Desolation to Splendour (Toronto, Clarke Irwin, 1977), p. 74.
83The Maltwood Collection Opening Exhibition, p. 11.
84Here, aside from traditional painting and drawing courses, a wide variety of subjects were offered including clay modeling, pottery, design, illustration and nature form.
85She took on many of the burdens of operation in the early days of the Little Centre and the Arts Centre. Later with the gift of the Spencer Mansion in 1951 and the establishment of the present gallery she helped, with Hildegarde Wyllie, by serving on the board of directors and as a member of the accessions committee.
86Colin D. Graham, Ina D. D. Uhthoff (Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1972).
87The Maltwood Collection Opening Exhibition, p. 12.
88"Hildegarde Wyllie of Victoria Art Centre would interest Victorians in Gallery," Victoria Times, May 12, 1951.
89Mrs. Wyllie later donated these works to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
90The Maltwood Papers, Letter from Hildegarde Wyllie to Katharine Maltwood, July 16, 1950.
91"Witch at Wheel Performs White Magic with her touch," Vancouver Sun, July 18, 1953, p. 19.
92"Paints Island wild flowers in Oriental style." Victoria Times, March 27, 1943, p. 5, mag. sec.
93"Woman Paints Wild Life from jungle to Arctic Wastes", Vancouver Sun, April 11, 1947, p. 16.
95"Personality of the Week", The Daily Colonist, Feb. 11, 1951, p. 15.
96K. E. Maltwood, "An Appreciation", Show of Stella Langdale's work at The Little Centre, Victoria, Nov. 19-Dec. 1, 1946.
97"Pure Lyricism Features Stella Langdale", Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Clippings File, April 1951.
98Kineton Parkes, "The Aquatints of Stella Langdale", Drawing and Design, No. 31 (November 1922), pp. 227-229.
99"Studio-talk", Studio Magazine, Vol. 65 (Sept. 1918), p. 95.
100"Artist comes to stay", The Daily Colonist, Jan. 28, 1940, p. 3.
101The Maltwood Papers, Letter from Stella Langdale to Katharine Maltwood, undated.
102The Maltwood Papers, Letter from John Maltwood to Janette Jackson, Aug. 12, 1962.
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