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Collection Summary
 

Biographical Sketch
 

Scope and Contents of the Collection
 

Index Terms
 

Administrative Information 
 

Contact Information

Walker Book plates:

Finding Aid 


Collection Summary

Title: Walker book plates. 
Dates: - [ca. 1890s-192?]. 
Quantity:  - 3 book-plates. 

Biographical Sketch

Sir Byron Edmund Walker (1848-1924), banker, President Canadian Bank of Commerce (1907-1924), was a lifelong patron and supporter of the arts. Walker founded the Art Gallery of Ontario and was its first president (1900-1924). He was instrumental in the founding of the Royal Ontario Museum and served on the Advisory Arts Council, and later, the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada (1907-1924). His son, Edmund Murton Walker (1877-1969), entomologist, was a member of the faculty of Zoology, University of Toronto (1904-1948), Assistant Director of the Royal Ontario Museum (1918-1931), and Honourary Director of the ROM (1931-1969). An amateur landscape painter, Edmund Murton enjoyed a close friendship with Canadian illustrator and designer Thoreau MacDonald (1901-1989).

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of 3 book plates created for the Walkers. Two of the book plates were designed for Sir Edmund, including one designed by Stanley Harrod (1881- ) in 1919, and one book plate was designed for Edmund Murton by Thoreau MacDonald.

Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.

Immediate source of acquisition: The book plates were donated to the National Gallery of Canada by Mrs. F.M. (Robert) Rosewarne, 1985.

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Index Terms

Names:
Harrod, Stanley, 1881-
MacDonald, Thoreau, 1901-1989
Walker, Edmund Murton, 1877-1969
Walker, Edmund Sir, 1848-1924
Subjects:
Bookplates, Canadian

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Walker Book plates, Library and Archives, National Gallery of Canada.

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Contact Information

Cyndie Campbell
Head, Archives, Documentation and Visual Resources
Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9N4

T 613-990-0597

F 613-990-9818

ccampbel@gallery.ca

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