Title and statement of responsibility area
Homer Ransford Watson memorial fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material
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- Source of title proper: Title based on content of the fonds.
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Dates of creation area
- Hamilton, Ross
- Watson, Mary Margaret
Physical description area
- 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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Name of creator
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.
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.
Immediate source of acquisition
Purchased from Guy Andrus in 1971.
The fonds is divided into three series focusing on correspondence, typescripts and pamphlets, and news clippings.
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Both scrapbooks are also available as black and white photocopies.
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- Watson, Homer Ransford (Subject)
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Revised by PH in November 2018.