Fonds PR-2225 - Kate and Dick Mather fonds

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Kate and Dick Mather fonds

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  • 1936-1960 (Creation)
    Mather, Kate Ellsworth

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6 cm of textual records

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Kate Mather was a friend of Victoria artist Emily Carr. Mrs. Mather, who was born Kate Ellsworth Stovel in Prince Albert, Northwest Territories (Saskatchewan), on 29 Jun 1892, also operated a store in Victoria and sold some of Carr’s pottery and other artistic handicrafts. Mrs. Mather died in Victoria on 15 Jun 1961.

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Dick Mather was the son of Kate Mather.

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The fonds consists of 53 letters by Emily Carr, nearly all written in pencil, to Kate and Dick Mather between 1936 and 1944, as well as letters from Alice Carr, Peter Colgrove, Ira Dilworth, and Lawren Harris to Kate Mather written between 1940 and 1960.

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Donated by Allan Mather on behalf of the Anna Barbara Mather Estate, 2004.


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There are no access restrictions. The donor transferred copyright and all other rights to the Royal BC Museum Corporation.

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Accession number(s): 94-9184

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  • Box: 002234-0001
  • Box: 949184-0001