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Fairlie Family Fonds

  • LA.SC131
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1894 – 1986

Fonds consists of materials created, received, or collected by members of the Fairlie family. This includes textual records, personal and professional correspondence, financial and legal documents, newspapers and articles, publications, posters and promotional material from Alan’s filmmaking career, as well as photographic material such as studio portraits, film stills, and a number of negatives depicting travel destinations and events.

Fairlie family

Photographs of Canadian art collection

  • LA.SC039
  • Collection
  • [189-?]–1985

Collection consists of a single series of copy prints (of paintings, drawings and prints), and photos of sculptures and other works of art and architecture, chiefly by 19th- and 20th-century Canadian artists and architects, arranged in alphabetical order by surname, with photos of works by unknown artists at the end of the series. The collection comprises 646 artists and architects, and includes some reproductions of works of art, chiefly clippings. Many of the works of art reproduced in the photographs are in the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Art Gallery of Ontario. Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives

Photographs of Canadian artists collection

  • LA.SC024
  • Collection
  • [189-]-ca.2000

Collection comprises photographic prints submitted with replies to biographical questionnaires sent by the AGO to Canadian artists between 1912 and 1984. The collection was augmented with 239 photographs purchased from Toronto photographer M.O. Hammond (1876–1934) between 1927 and 1934. Collection also includes photos and copy prints obtained in connection with Gallery exhibitions and photos acquired by other Gallery departments, with news photographs and reproductions of photos from agencies and other institutions. Photos were added to the collection up to the end of the 1990s.
The photographic prints in the collection are chiefly gelatin silver prints but also include chromogenic colour prints, diffusion transfer prints and photos produced by other processes. The collection includes images of 598 artists in studio portraits and snapshots, at exhibition openings and in their studios, and in group photos. Some photographs are annotated with biographical details on verso or in accompanying textual records.

Art Gallery of Ontario. Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives

Canadian Art Club fonds

  • LA.SC009
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1949, predominant 1907-1915

Fonds consists of the records of the Canadian Art Club, including minutes of the organization’s meetings, constitution and by-laws, membership lists, photographs of artworks, documents of incorporation (1909) and ultimate dissolution (1930s) and club financial records in the form of ledgers and a collection of bills and receipts. Materials related to club exhibitions and dinners are supplemented by an extensive collection of clippings from reviews in newspapers of the day. Correspondence forms a significant portion of the papers, especially that to and from Edmund Morris, secretary of the club for several years. Papers related to the founding of the Art Museum of Toronto and the Central School of Industrial Art and Design are also included. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1. Minutebook 2. Transcribed minutes and other documents 3. Records of annual banquets and exhibitions 4. Club lists 5. Photographs 6. Replies to dinner invitations 7. Scrapbooks/press clippings 8. Bills and receipts 9. Cash book 10. Records of club dissolution 11. Notes on a Toronto art school 12. Miscellaneous papers 13. Correspondence (Edgar J. Stone collection)

Canadian Art Club (Toronto, Ont.)

Frances Loring and Florence Wyle fonds

  • LA.SC029
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1882]-1978, predominant 1944-1968

The fonds consists first, of papers of Frances Loring: correspondence (largely genealogical), lists of her works, a collection of short stories, articles, newspaper clippings, information about Loring’s father, Frank C. Loring, and two etching plates. Second, papers and other materials of Florence Wyle: poems, diaries, journals, articles, biographical information (including birth certificates, passport), lists (including prices and exhibitions) of her works, and various etching plates. The third part of the fonds comprises a collection of photographs of works by both artists. Lastly, the 1987 accrual to the fonds contains further biographical documentation and correspondence (relating to artworks, to the Loring and Wyle Trust Fund, to personal matters including finances, and to their estate) and an additional collection of photographs. Fonds consists of the following series: (Frances Loring) Lists of art works (Frances Loring) Biographical information Loring genealogy and historical background (Florence Wyle) Poems (Florence Wyle) Diaries, calendars and journals (Florence Wyle) Historical and biographical information (Florence Wyle) Price lists, exhibitions, catalogues, works (Florence Wyle) Articles/lectures (Florence Wyle) Miscellaneous Photographs (1983 donation) Loring & Wyle papers (1987 accrual) Loring & Wyle photographs (1987 accrual)

Loring, Frances

Lucius O'Brien studio journal

  • LA.SC146
  • Discrete item
  • 1882-1895

Item is a notebook used by Lucius O’Brien to record sales of his paintings year by year between 1882 and 1895, including names of purchasers and prices paid, both privately and at exhibitions. Notes in the journal also include income from art lessons. Beginning at the back of the journal on inverted pages (p. 94–[126]) are checklists of names of members of the Ontario Society of Artists and their addresses; with household and other notes.
Extracts from catalogues of art dealers and exhibitors and other material pasted into the journal include items from the Art Association of Montreal; Jno. B. Hall, M.D., Toronto; Thomas McLean’s Gallery in Haymarket, London; Matthews Brothers, Toronto; Dolman & Son Picture Frame Makers &c., London; W. Scott & Sons, Montreal; and the Palette Club, Toronto. Some leaves of pasted items have become detached.
Enclosures (loose) consist of a drawing of a sailing vessel, signed by the artist and dated 1882 (1 leaf); and a letter (1883) from J. Nathan, Burlington Gallery, London (1 leaf).

O’Brien, Lucius Richard

A.H. Howard fonds

  • LA.SC115
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1914

Fonds consists of drawings, watercolours and designs of A. H. Howard produced in Toronto between 1880 and 1914, especially in the sketchbooks in which Howard drew Ontario landscapes and towns, flowers, trees, human figures, factory interiors and other subjects. Similar drawings and watercolours are contained in two albums and a portfolio. Also included are examples of his decorative and calligraphic work from illuminated presentation addresses, certificates, bookplates and other materials.
Contains series:

  1. Portfolio and albums
  2. Sketchbooks
  3. Decorative designs and drawings

Howard, Alfred Harold

Wyatt Eaton fonds

  • LA.SC003
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1911

Fonds consists of scrapbooks assembled by Canadian artist and author Edmund Morris (1871-1913) of autograph manuscripts of Wyatt Eaton, chiefly on art (especially Italian Renaissance art), and literature. Also included are correspondence of Edmund Morris, Charlotte Eaton and others regarding Wyatt Eaton, and material related to the Society of American Artists.

Eaton, Wyatt

Miscellaneous papers

Series comprises biographical information, materials on CBC broadcasts by and about F.H. Varley, lists of publications about Varley and his work, notes and drafts of letters and other writings, insurance policies and a passport. Some materials apparently pertain to the family of Kathleen McKay.

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