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Blank Ontario Drawing Book No. 1. Ottawa sketchbook.
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- graphic material
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- Source of title proper: The commercial name of this sketchbook is Blank Ontario Drawing Book No. 1. Published by W.J. Gage and Co. Ltd. Toronto. Carr has printed "Ottawa" on top right corner.
- Statements of responsibility: The sketches in this book are all by Carr's hand.
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1 sketchbook containing 38 graphite sketches; 15 cm x 23.8 cm
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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 sketchbook comprising 38 sketches made while on a trip to Ottawa in 1927 when she met members of the Group of Seven. Drawings are of objects on display in the collection of the National Museum, particularly those with Northwest Coast aboriginal designs that Carr copied for reference. Carr's notes regarding colours and design aspects are also present on the drawing pages.
This sketchbook was deacidified and disassembled in the 1980s because its physical condition was precarious. Each sheet of paper is encapsulated to prevent further damage. Because it is so friable, handling is restricted. Permission to view is required and staff must be the handlers.
Immediate source of acquisition
Received from Edna Parnall in 1989.
This item is sketchbook PDP08821 which includes PDP08822 through PDP08859.
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MS-2763 comprises the textual and published material from 89-081, the accession number of the donation from Edna Parnall.
Archives code(s): PDP08821.
Accession number(s): 198908-002
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- Carr, Emily, 1871-1945 (Subject)
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