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Sister And I From Victoria To London Memoirs Of Ods And Ends
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- Source of title proper: Title is on the cover in Car's upper case block printing which she used throughout the book. The title, and each page of text contain spelling mistakes and deliberate twists of language.
- Statements of responsibility: The sketches and text in this book are all by Carr's hand.
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1 illustrated journal "Sister and I" containing 46 caricature sketches each with accompanying page of text for a total of 92 pages: ink with watercolour wash; 23.4 cm x 18.6 cm.
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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 sketchbook is among the materials that came via descent from Carr to Phylis Inglis.
The Inglis collection consists of Emily Carr art and papers purchased from Phylis Dilworth Inglis by the National Museums of Canada in 1976 and presented to the Provincial Archives of British Columbia in 1985
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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.
This illustrated journal was deacidified and disassembled in the 1980s because its physical condition was precarious. Handling is restricted. Permission to view is required and staff must be the handlers.
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Received from the National Museums of Canada, 1985.
"Funny book” PDP06023 includes PDP06024 through PDP06069 within. The media is ink and watercolour with graphite underlying. Each comic image is accompanied by a page of text describing the incident depicted. Carr and her sister Alice are delineated in caricature.
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MS-2181 comprises the textual and published material from 85-158, the accession number of the transfer from the National Museums of Canada.
Archives code(s): PDP06023.
Accession number(s): 198607-001
1985-1991. Various exhibitions at the Emily Carr Gallery, BC Archives, 1107 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC.
2001-2002. Emily Carr: Eccentric, Artist, Author, Genius, Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria.
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- Carr, Emily, 1871-1945 (Subject)
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