Title and statement of responsibility area
Correspondence outward to Lawren Harris
General material designation
- textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
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
1941-1944, 1955 (Creation)
Physical description area
2 cm of textual records
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
The records were donated to the BC Archives in 2020. They are assumed to have been in the custody of Ira Dilworth following Carr’s death in 1945. The letters came to be in the custody of J Douglas Southern, whose mother was Ira Dilworth’s sister.
Scope and content
The series consists of Emily Carr’s personal correspondence outward, primarily addressed to Lawren Harris. Other letters are addressed to Edna Parnell, Bess (assumed to be Bess Larkin Housser Harris, wife of Lawren Harris), and his trustors.
The records that are dated by Carr date between 1941-1944. Several records are not dated, but are assumed to have been written during the same time period. The majority of the letters are written from 218 St. Andrews Street, which served as Carr’s studio between 1940-1945.
Six newspaper clippings cover a plaque created to honour Emily Carr in 1955.
Immediate source of acquisition
There is no apparent original order. Records are arranged by addressee and then chronologically.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
The originals are restricted for conservation purposes. Please consult digital copies.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Accession number: 2020.79
The correspondence consists of 142 written pages (78 leaves of paper). Additionally, there are 6 newspaper clippings regarding a plaque honouring Carr (1955) and an envelope addressed to Ira Dilworth which contained the letters and clippings.