File consists of 1 scrapbook containing artwork by Margaret Maclure as well as newspaper clippings written by or about Margaret Maclure. Margaret Maclure’s daughter’s name, Catherine Maclure, is inscribed on the front cover of the scrapbook; it is possible that Catherine compiled this scrapbook.
The scrapbook contains 28 pencil and watercolour sketches. 27 of the sketches are portraits, some of which are identified by name and others are untitled. There is also 1 watercolour landscape, depicting the front of a boat with totem poles in the background. There are a variety of newspaper clippings interfiled throughout the scrapbook. The sketches and newspaper clippings have various different dates, ranging from 1908 to 1923. Many of the sketches are undated, but assumed to fall within this range.
A number of the portrait sketches appear to be of individuals that Maclure was acquainted with as she identifies them by name. The identified individuals and/or titled works include: Mrs. Henry Hannington; Mrs. Home; Grace Wood Jess; Cathie; Lord Charles Beresford; Dean Davenport; the Bishop of Columbia; Kitty; Miss Denne [sp?] Parker; and A Lady of Decided Opinions. There are also a number of portrait sketches of unnamed Indigenous people. Although the individuals are not named, Maclure often includes inscriptions about the subjects of the drawings.
Also filed within the scrapbook is one handwritten obituary about Margaret Maclure (1938, author unknown) and one photograph copy print of one of Maclure’s sketches.