Fonds SCA15-GA8 - Homer Ransford Watson memorial fonds

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Homer Ransford Watson memorial fonds

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  • Textual record
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SCA15-GA8

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  • 1936-1949 (Creation)
    Creator
    Hamilton, Ross
  • 1917 (Authorship)
    Author
    Watson, Mary Margaret

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  • 5 cm of textual records
  • 1 drawing : b&w photocopy ; 15 x 20 cm
  • 1 print : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm

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([18--?]-[19--?])

Biographical history

Ross Hamilton was a Toronto art critic. He was also a friend of artist Homer Ransford Watson and administered Watson's estate after his friend's death.

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Scope and content

Fonds documents various memorial exhibits on display after the passing of Homer Ransford Watson, and the administration of Watson's estate by Ross Hamilton. Fonds predominately consists of correspondence addressed to Ross Hamilton regarding the management or purchase of Watson's paintings. Other textual records include pamphlets, leaflets, and two scrapbooks of clippings about memorial exhibitions about his works and life. Typescripts in the fonds cover speeches and tributes to Watson during memorial exhibitions, as well as a biography of him written by Ross Hamilton.

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Purchased from Guy Andrus in 1971.

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The fonds is divided into three series focusing on correspondence, typescripts and pamphlets, and news clippings.

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  • English

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Both scrapbooks are also available as black and white photocopies.

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Revised by PH in November 2018.

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