Watercolour paintings and photographs of Canada by an unidentified artist,1884

Scope and Content

The paintings and photographs are held within a large album, providing a record of a journey byunidentified travellers to Canada from Liverpool in 1884. The 133 paintings are small landscapesdepicting a number of subjects, including the following: Liverpool, River Mersey, Moville, LoughFoyle, icebergs, Bellisle, St Lawrence River, Gasp, Isle of Orleans, Montmorenci Falls, PointLevis, Quebec, The Thousand Islands, Sorel, Brockville, Deplau Rapids, Lake St Francis, Long SaultRapids, Cornwall Canal, Coteau, Lake St Louis, Lake George, Lake Champlain, Port Henry, NiagaraFalls, Lake Ontario, and Toronto. There are fifteen photographs, all black and white, illustratingthe following subjects: the Polynesian (a boat), the Hudson and Catskills, the Lachine Canal,Montmorenci Falls, Niagara Falls, Chicoutimi and Saguenay.

Administrative / Biographical History

The identity of the artist of these paintings is unknown. The title page of the album in whichthe paintings appear is entitled 'our silver wedding trip', with the date 1884 and the initialsI.M.M. In a different and later hand, the title page has been annotated 'the British Association.'It is not clear what, if any, association there might be with the British Association for theAdvancement of Science, which was founded in the 1830s.


No archival arrangement has been necessary

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

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  • This description is the only finding aid available for the paintings.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advancein writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email mss-library@nottingham.ac.uk).

Custodial History

The volume was acquired by the library of University College Nottingham in the 1930s.