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Mrs. Plummer's House, Superior Street, Victoria, B.C.
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- Attributions and conjectures: Title based on information provided by photographer.
- Variations in title: King's Printer warehouse on Superior Street; formerly Mrs. Plummer's home, Victoria [previous title]
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One snapshot showing the house Emily Carr describes in The Book of Small. King's Printer building on the left.
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Donation of Humphrey Toms, 102-3611 West 16th Ave, Vancouver, 20 August 1982.
The acquisition includes three snapshots (G-01984; G-01985; G-01986) taken by Humphrey Toms, a friend of Emily Carr. They relate to Emily Carr.
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Archives code(s): HP095516
Accession number(s): 198208-076
The photograph clearly shows the front of the present Queen's Printer building with the house along Superior Street. The house occupied different locations in Victoria and is now at Heritage Acres in Central Saanich..
The house, sometimes referred to as the "Gossett House" or "Moody-Gossett Building", is made of corrugated iron and is deemed to be the oldest metal building in Canada. It was apparently brougnt to the Colony of Vancouver Island by Colonel R.C. Moody R..E., in 1859 on behalf of Judge M.B Begbie who sold it to W.D. Gossett.
A description by Humphrey Toms of this house and of Carr's reference in The Book of Small is included in the accession file.
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