Series PDP08868 - Blank Ontario Drawing Book No. 1. Ottawa 3658

Object designs Early sketch of totemic figure. Section of monumental pole Carved figures Design Designs Design Three designs Design Beaver Designs Designs Designs Design Designs Designs Design Basket designs Basket designs Basket design Designs Design Head of a bird Bird figure Design Preliminary drawing, Welcome figure, housefront and stairs.
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Blank Ontario Drawing Book No. 1. Ottawa 3658

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  • graphic material

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Emily Carr

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  • Attributions and conjectures: The commercial name of this sketchbook is Blank Ontario Drawing Book No. 1. Published by W.J. Gage and Co. Ltd. Toronto.
  • Statements of responsibility: The sketches in this book are all by Carr's hand.
  • Source of title proper: Carr titled this sketchbook "Ottawa" , as she did sketchbook PDP08821.

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  • [1927] (Creation)

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1 sketchbook comprising 26 graphite drawings; 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.

Scope and content

One sketchbook comprising 26 sketches made while on a trip to Ottawa in 1927 when she met members of the Group of Seven. Drawings are of objects on display in the collection of the National Museum, particularly those with Northwest Coast aboriginal designs that Carr copied for reference. Carr's notes regarding colours and design aspects are also present on the drawing pages.

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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.

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This sketchbook PDP08868 includes PDP08869 through PDP08894.

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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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  • Box: PDP08868