Series PDP09026 - When the world is middling fair; when the world gets one too much

When the world gets one too much. When the world is middling fair.
Original Digital object not accessible

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

When the world is middling fair; when the world gets one too much

General material designation

  • graphic material

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Emily Carr

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title in Carr's hand is for the paper support upon which are two watercolours and poems of the diptych
  • Statements of responsibility: The artist is known to be Emily Carr

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • [1899-1902] (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

1 supporting paper card stock for two watercolours and a poem; 71.1 cm x 37.1 cm

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Custodial history

Received by bequest from Carr to her literary executor and friend, Ira Dilworth. This sketchbook along with other sketchbooks, drawings, watercolours, textual materials and books was housed in Carr's old steamer trunk.
When Dilworth died he bequeathed this material to his two adopted daughters (and nieces), Phylis Inglis and Edna Parnall who divided the material between themselves.
This item is among the materials that came via descent from Carr to Edna Parnall.
The Parnall collection consists of Emily Carr art and papers presented to the British Columbia Archives in 1989.

Scope and content

One diptych with captions. Carr has depicted in both as the centre figure alongside two women with whom she must try to get along. This probably dates from her time in England.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Received from Edna Parnall, 1989.


PDP09026 is the support for PDP09018 and PDP09019.

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

MS-2763 comprises the textual and published material from 89-081, the accession number of the donation from Edna Parnall.

Related materials


General note

Archives code(s): PDP09026.

General note

Accession number(s): 198908-002

General note

1989-1991. Various exhibitions at the Emily Carr Gallery, BC Archives, 1107 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC.
2001-2002. Emily Carr: Artist, Author, Eccentric, Genius. Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, BC.
2006-2008. Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon collaboration between the Vancouver Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa travelling to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Glenbow Museum, Calgary.

  1. Intimate Glimpses: The Early Years of Emily Carr, Royal British Columbia Museum, Wing Sang Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
    2020-2021. Everyday Emily Carr. Royal BC Museum.

General note

Full captions:
When the world is middling fair; Sit upon a rocking chair; Hold your wool and cow-pins square; And knit
When the world gets one too much; And that one's a madam Dutch; Grasp the cow-pins in firm clutch; And hit!

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres

Physical storage

  • Box: PDP09026