Collection SCA89-GA59 - Barrett Autograph Collection.

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Barrett Autograph Collection.

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3 cm of textual records
240 prints

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Biographical history

William Henry Bartlett was an artist and author born in Kentish Town, England on March 26, 1809. Throughout his life, Bartlett travelled Europe, America, and the Middle East collecting sketches for his engraving illustrations. Bartlett spent many months visiting Canada in 1838, where he drew sketches of major landmarks such as Niagara Falls, markets in Toronto, landscapes in Montreal, as well as scenes of daily living conditions throughout Western Canada. He died at sea, off the coast of Malta, on September 13, 1854.

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Presented by John J. Barrett to the Galt Collegiate Institute, Feburary 3, 1927.

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Collection contains prints of Canadian landscapes done by William Henry Bartlett in 1841 and portraits of prominent 17th and 18th century politicians from Europe and Canada. Also included are letters from English prime ministers dating around the 1700s. The collection is arranged in one series consisting of print engravings, a file of Bartlett prints, and a scrapbook containing letters.

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Created by PH in September 2018

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