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Accession Number: 75-1017

Title

F.A. Verner and C.J. Townsend letters fonds. -- 1912-1920. -- 1 folder.

Biography / History

C.J. Townsend was an artist's agent who lived in London, England. F.A. Verner was Frederick Arthur Verner born February 26, 1836 in Hammondsville, Upper Canada and died May 16, 1928 in London, England. He was a painter who specialized in the Canadian West with Indians and buffalo. He sought to convey an accuracy of his subjects as he portrayed the west as a veritable eden. He was an artist present at the signing of the North West Angle Treaty Lake of the Woods. (Taken from: "The Canadian Encyclopedia." Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1985.)

Custodial History

Unknown

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of letters from F.A. Verner to C.J. Townsend relating to the disposition of his pictures and paintings. From the appearances in these papers, Verner's most-oft-painted subject was the Canadian bison.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

This fonds were donated from an unknown source.

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