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Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Preferred Citation

Contact Information

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

N.D. Young fonds:

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Summary

Title:N.D. Young fonds.
Dates:– 1946-1969.
Quantity: – 10 cm of textual records and 1 photograph.

Biographical Sketch

Alexander Young Jackson (1882-1974), Canadian painter and founding member of the Group of Seven, maintained a regular correspondence with his friend, patron, and financial advisor, Nelles Douglas (Jack) Young (1904-). Young worked as Vice-President of Dominion Securities Corporation, Toronto, and with the Bank of Montreal (1924-1966?). Young was also the President of the Investment Dealer's Association of Canada (1954-1955) and Regional Chairman for the Ontario Canada Savings Bond Campaign (1958). Young owned work by A.Y. Jackson and others, and had an interest in the arts in Canada.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence consists of 140 letters from A.Y. Jackson to N.D. (Jack) Young and his wife Beatrice (Bea). Letters typically discuss Jackson's past and current work, sketching trips, commissions, events, presentations, lectures and workshops with which Jackson was involved; the writing, publishing and reception of Jackson's autobiography, A Painter's Country; the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario's staff and politics; contemporary art; other artists and personalities (including Edwin H. Holgate (1892-1977), George Pepper (1903-1962), Lawren Harris (1885-1970), Frederick Horsman Varley (1881-1969), Thoreau MacDonald (1901-1989), and Prudence Heward (1896-1947); and works by Jackson owned by Young. Many of these letters discuss investment decisions, finances, and the handling of Jackson's financial affairs. The correspondence also includes copies of letters that Young sent to A.Y. Jackson, the Department of Finance, and Internal Revenue Canada on Jackson's behalf regarding Jackson's taxes; a letter to Stuart McKenzie of Concord, Massachusetts regarding Young's interest in sketches by Tom Thomson (1877-1917); a fragment of a letter addressed to Young from American Lutheran minister and author Lloyd C. Douglas (1877-1951) regarding the moral suitability of the film version of Douglas' novel The Robe (1943); and A.Y. Jackson's copy of a letter from George Hulme (1932- ) to Dr. Lorne Pierce (1890-1961) of Ryerson Press, regarding a plan for the publication of J.E.H. MacDonald sketches, forwarded to Young by Jackson. The correspondence also includes a dust-jacket for A Painter's Country; 2 newspaper clippings, 1 showing A.Y. Jackson at the Edward Seago exhibition, Laing Galleries, and the other announcing an A.Y. Jackson lecture at Peace River, Alberta; a list of works sold, 1953; an issue of the Red Lake District News containing an article on Jackson; and an undated photograph of N.D. Young's son Douglas with Santa Claus.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of letter.

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Index Terms

Names:
Douglas, Lloyd C. 1877-1951
Harris, Lawren, 1885-1970
Heward, Prudence 1896-1947
Hulme, George 1932-
Jackson, A.Y., 1882-1974
MacDonald, Thoreau 1901-1989
Pepper, George Douglas 1903-1962
Pierce, Lorne 1890-1961
Varley, Frederick Horsman, 1881-1969
Young, N.D., 1904-
Document Types:
Correspondence.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated to the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives by Linda and Brant Wilson, daughter and son-in-law of N.D. Young, 2000.

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], N.D. Young fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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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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