Fonds F00876 - Edmund Montague Morris fonds

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Edmund Montague Morris fonds

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  • 1886-1913 (Creation)
    Morris, Edmund Montague

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0.08 m of textual records

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Edmund Morris, artist, was born in Perth, Ontario in 1871. He was the son of the Hon. Alexander Morris who was Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba and the North West Territories from 1872 to1877. After studying painting in New York and Paris, E.M. Morris returned to Canada in 1896. He vacationed in Holland and Scotland in 1902 and finally made his home in Toronto. In 1906 he was commissioned by the Ontario Government to paint the Ojibway of Northern Ontario. For this he accompanied Duncan Campbell Scott, Indian Affairs Commissioner on Treaty Expedition Nine to James Bay. In 1907 he was commissioned to paint portraits of Indian bands for the Parliament Buildings in Toronto. He also painted portraits of native chiefs for the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments. Morris was elected an associate of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1897, and in 1908 helped found the Canadian Art Club. He died in 1913.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, diaries and memoranda.

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  • English

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Public domain

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No further accruals are expected

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