Series PDP08791 - Blank Ontario Drawing Book No. 1

Study of man in chair. Still life. Shoreline Canoes Canoes Canoes Canoes Canoes Canoe study Roofs and trees. Canoe study Preliminary drawing Coastal settlement and wharf. Tree Pole and housefront, Port Renfrew Trees House front and pole. Port Renfrew Designs Roof tops and landscape Trees Trees Shoreline rocks and logs room interior, abstract Room interior and design Room interiors and designs Room interior and design Room interior and design Room interior, chair Room interior, wood stove
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Blank Ontario Drawing Book No. 1

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  • graphic material

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Not titled but has notes re Seattle addresses on the front.

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Emily Carr

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  • Parallel titles and other title information: Title is the commercial name of this sketchbook: Blank Ontario Drawing Book No. 1. Published by W.J. Gage and Co. Ltd. Toronto. It is the container for Carr's sketches.
  • Statements of responsibility: The cover has M. Emily Carr written in Carr's hand on top centre front.
  • Parallel titles and other title information: The commercial name of this sketchbook is Blank Ontario Drawing Book No. 1. Published by W.J. Gage and Co. Ltd. Toronto.

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  • [between 1925 and 1940] (Creation)

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1 sketchbook: containing 33 graphite and charcoal on paper images; 15.0 cm x 23.8 cm

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Custodial history

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.

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One sketchbook PDP08791 originally containing PDP08792 through PDP08820 containing still lifes, geometric studies, coastal and forest, landscapes, monumental poles and canoes.

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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.

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Received from Edna Parnall in 1989.


This item was originally bound as sketchbook PDP08791 which includes PDP08792 through PDP08820.

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MS-2763 comprises the textual and published material from 89-081, the accession number of the donation from Edna Parnall.

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Accession number(s): 198908-002

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