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L.A.C. Panton fonds

  • LA.SC046
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1987

Fonds consists of correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, lecture notes, newsletters, cards and party invitations, exhibition catalogues, reproductions of art works, passport, certificates, and photographs relating to L.A.C. Panton’s personal and professional life. The photographs range from portraits of his family in England to scenes that provided the basis of paintings, particularly the Nova Scotia coastline. Correspondence relates to his involvement in art societies and his community in North Toronto but does not include his family life. Letters were received from several members of the Group of Seven, Florence Wyle, Arthur Heming, Fred Brigden, G.A. Reid and many others. Clipping files relate both to his professional life and his interest in economics and current events. The fonds arrived at the archives in no discernible order; order has been imposed by the archivist to correspond as much as possible to a file listing found in the fonds. Fonds is comprised of the following series: L.A.C. Panton’s file arrangement Other files Photographs

Panton, L.A.C. (Lawrence Arthur Colley)

L.A.C. Panton’s file arrangement

Series contains published and unpublished material relating to Panton’s personal and professional life, including correspondence, clippings, lectures, notes, reproductions and photocopies. Correspondence relating to his tenure as President of the Ontario Society of Artists is included, during the controversy involving the secession of the Group of Seven and other matters. Among the papers was a list with file designations (see file 1). The first series follows this arrangement.

Panton, L.A.C. (Lawrence Arthur Colley)

Other material

Series contains posthumous and other material that does not fit into Panton’s file categories. Files relate to exhibitions of his work, including posthumous exhibitions, personal material including party invitations and home-made Christmas cards, qualifications certificates relating to his teaching career and his RCA induction certificate, obituaries and other material collected around the time of his death, his passport, four small caricatures, and the layout for an unpublished book.

Panton, L.A.C. (Lawrence Arthur Colley)


Series contains photographs and negatives relating to the personal and private life of L.A.C. Panton. Material includes photographs of family and friends, photographs of his paintings, and photographs on which he based his paintings. The photographs have been arranged by subject matter and size. Very few of the photographs have been labeled or dated.

Panton, L.A.C. (Lawrence Arthur Colley)