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Sister And I From Victoria To London Memoirs Of Ods And Ends

One illustrated journal or "funny book" titled "Sister and I From Victoria to London Memoirs of Ods and Ends" by Emily Carr covering her trip from Victoria B.C. to London, England en-route to art studies in France. The images depict humorous events as the sisters travel by rail across Canada to Quebec City where they board The Empress of Ireland across the Atlantic Ocean to Liverpool, and then on to London. Places in Canada include Victoria, Vancouver, Sicamous, Glacier House, Edmonton, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Winnipeg, Montreal, Quebec City.

Black-bound sketchbook "B"

One sketchbook with 33 drawings by Emily Carr within. The images include cartoons with verse, posed models. Pages of poetry includes "The Olsson Student" which refers to a separate series of images (PDP06117 to PDP06124) created by Carr, presumably also in 1904 depicting Carr's life in St Ives 1901-1902. Sketches and cartoons set in both Vancouver and Victoria are also included here.

Black-bound sketchbook "C"

One sketchbook with 21 drawings by Emily Carr. The drawings include figure studies, cartoon drawings and document activities in 1902 at art school in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. They do not include her 1901 sojourn in Bushey. Some cartoon sketches may convey domestic incidents while boarding in private homes and include incidents concerning her landladies. One sequence appears to date from after her return to Victoria, 1904. There are also a number of poems written by Carr, notes and text that provide context for these and other sketches in the Carr fonds. The sketches include cartoon drafts for other finished works.

Black-bound sketchbook "A".

One sketchbook with 130 drawings by Emily Carr, several pages of written text including lists, poems and commentary. This book appears to primarily document her time in St. Ives in Cornwall, outside the hours of her formal art schooling there.

The Olsson Student

Set of 10 gouache and ink drawings with text alongside each drawing. The series depicts Emily Carr entering Tregenna Wood, at St Ives, to sketch. She is watched by fellow art students Noel Simmons, Arthur Burgess, Hilda Fearon, Will Ashton and Marion Horne (who appear in the final image) as she heads into the woods. Sketches and text are a cumulative depiction, a new item of clothing or accoutrements is added each scene visually and in words..

London Student Sojourn

The London Student Sojourn contains 21 illustrations depicting boarding house life at Mrs Dodd's, 4 Bulstrode Street, London, England. The illustrations are painted directly onto the right hand pages and accompany detailed verses typed on paper glued to the left hand pages. The verses and illustrations describing the boarders, aspects of communal living, commeraderie as well as personal or situational discord. Two typed pages of the preface and the 21 left hand pages are not

Kendall & I [funny book]

MS-3326 consists of one funny book, created by Emily Carr in 1901. The funny book is comprised of seven pairs of works, which consist of graphite and ink drawings with accompanying hand-written verse. The work details the shared adventure of Carr and her friend, Hannah Kendall, as they attempted to view the funeral procession of Queen Victoria in London, February 2, 1901.

Each pair of works has been described at the item level.