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33 Southwick street in winter dawn

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/museum41262
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Date Range From
1962
Artifact Type
Painting
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Artifact Type
Painting
Medium
Watercolour
Sub-category
Art
Accession Number
990.001.004
Artifact Number
r000127
Storage Range></notes><notes label-resource=
SU 3.13
Date Range From
1962
Length
48.8 x 52.5 cm
Notes
Loan J. Yurek Office
Images

Alma College Chapel

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/museum41263
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Date Range From
1954
Artifact Type
Painting
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Artifact Type
Painting
Medium
Watercolour
Sub-category
Art
Accession Number
990.001.005
Artifact Number
r000128
Storage Range></notes><notes label-resource=
SU2.12
Date Range From
1954
Length
19.2 x 25.3 cm
Images

Amasa wood hospital

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/museum41264
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Date Range From
1966
Artifact Type
Painting
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Artifact Type
Painting
Medium
Watercolour
Sub-category
Art
Accession Number
990.001.006
Artifact Number
r000129
Storage Range></notes><notes label-resource=
SU 3.6
Date Range From
1966
Length
7 x 9
Images

Amasa Wood Hospital St. Thomas

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/museum41268
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Date Range From
1979
Artifact Type
Painting
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Artifact Type
Painting
Medium
Watercolour
Sub-category
Art
Accession Number
990.001.010
Artifact Number
r000133
Storage Range></notes><notes label-resource=
SU 3.6
Date Range From
1979
Length
47 x 82 cm
Images

"A Merry Christmas" sketch

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives184471
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1935
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B1 F9 9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Creator
Carolyn Curtis
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B1 F9 9
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1935
Series
Don Cosens Collection- Ephemera series
Physical Description
1 sketch : col. (2 copies)
Scope and Content
Two greeting cards with "A Merry Christmas" sketch, by Carolyn Curtis, 1935.
Name Access
Curtis, Carolyn
Images

Anglican church Port Stanley

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/museum41265
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Date Range From
1969
Artifact Type
Painting
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Artifact Type
Painting
Medium
Watercolour
Sub-category
Art
Accession Number
990.001.007
Artifact Number
r000130
Date Range From
1969
Length
32 x 23
Images

An Irish Scene

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives184464
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B1 F9 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Creator
Carolyn Curtis
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B1 F9 2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930
Series
Don Cosens Collection- Ephemera series
Physical Description
1 sketch : col.
Scope and Content
A sketch, and a Christmas greeting card with the sketch, of An Irish Scene, by Carolyn Curtis, ca. 1930. The greeting card is signed by Carolyn Curtis
Name Access
Curtis, Carolyn
Images

The back door of log cabin

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/museum41266
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Date Range From
1943
Artifact Type
Painting
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Artifact Type
Painting
Medium
Watercolour
Sub-category
Art
Accession Number
990.001.008
Artifact Number
r000131
Storage Range></notes><notes label-resource=
SU3.13
Date Range From
1943
Length
13 x 17.5 cm
Images

Backus House, Tyrconnel

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/museum41267
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Date Range From
1972
Artifact Type
Painting
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Artifact Type
Painting
Medium
Watercolour
Sub-category
Art
Accession Number
990.001.009
Artifact Number
r000132
Storage Range></notes><notes label-resource=
DRAWER IV
Date Range From
1972
Length
26.7 x 40.2
Images

Carolyn Curtis: Biographical information and correspondence

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives184425
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1933-1994
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B1 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B1 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1933-1994
Series
Don Cosens Collection- Ephemera series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Here is a biography of Carolyn Curtis, from the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre (written by Carolyn Curtis in 1979): "I was born in 1903 in St. Thomas. I always liked to draw as a child - when around 12 years old did a few watercolours and pastels, mostly from imagination - had no training except what was taught in school in those days. A neighbour woman took me one day to show my efforts to Mr. Ross Osgood. I don’t recall what he said of my work but I remember his as a kindly man. I attended Wellington Street School and St. Thomas Collegiate Institute, graduating in Jr. Matriculation in 1922 - graduated in Household Science at Alma College in 1924 with the intentions of going onto McDonald Hall in Guelph to study to be a dietitian. Because of a hearing problem, I was advised not to take up this line of work. My mother then suggested that I go to the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. I was not at all enthusiastic, but agreed to try it out for a year, enrolling in September 1924. The year stretched out to four, at the end of which I graduated in Commercial art under Mr. J. E. H. McDonald. This was an interesting period as several of the teaching staff were members of the famed Group of Seven, namely Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. McDonald, Frederick H. Varley. Others were J. W. Beatty, Emanuel Hahn who taught sculpture, George A Reid who was the principal of the school then, Robert Holmes, noted for his paintings of Ontario wild flowers and others. I had taken up Commercial Art with the idea of earning my living in that line, but at that time there were few openings for women and also the Great Depression come along about 1931. I taught handicrafts (which I had learned while at Alma College) in Y.W.C.A. and Girl Guide camps in the summer and also for a short period at Alma College. When the Second war came on, there arose a demand for honour rolls for churches and schools and I did a great deal of lettering on forms supplied by the Government. In the following years, I also did illuminated addresses and certificates for the City of St. Thomas, local organizations and individuals, where the careful training received under Mr. J. E. H. McDonald came in useful. Their were also several Books of remembrance executed. In the meantime, I did some outdoor sketching in pencil and studied composition under Mrs. Lila Knowles at Alma College, using that medium. I also studied lino cuts under Mr. Harry Tallman at Alma. This was about 1934. Because I was interested in black and white work, Mrs. Knowles suggested that etching might be a good medium for me to follow so in February, 1977 I went to Toronto and studied under Mr. Harry Wallace for a few weeks. In 1939, I studied etching by correspondence under Mr. Harry Sternberg on the staff of the Art Student’s League in New York. He proved to be an excellent teacher as I was also taught the rudiments of composition. Later, because of the war, there was a shortage of metal so I went back to lino cuts, working on my own, in my spare time. I began to send work to the Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers. On the strength of the linocuts I was accepted as a member in 1944. In 1945, I studied aquatint Etching under Mr. Sternberg again, Because I had a tendency to be rather “tight” in my work, he suggested doing studies in black and white wash in order to correct this. This proved to be a turning point as I became interested in watercolour painting, and made my first attempts at outdoor painting in that medium while on a holiday in north Bay in August 1945. In 1947, I had the opportunity to study for a week under Mr. Nicholas Hornyansky, noted for his very fine aquatint etchings. He was a kindly, conscientious teacher, but his methods were the opposite of Mr. Sternberg and I found myself in difficulties. However, I was becoming more and more interested in watercolours and finally dropped the printmaking line. I remained however as a member of the S.C.P.E.&E. Until 1958. While the early training received during the four years at the O.C.A. was a great help, when I finally took up the watercolour medium in 1945, I leaned mostly from books on the subject in the local library and elsewhere, and sent painting to the Groups shows held each year also in the Library. Early in 1966, my sister-in-law, Mrs. John F. Curtis had some interior decorating done in her home. I was commissioned to do six small watercolours of local landmarks for her. They created much interest to friends who came to the house which in turn led to more commissions. At the October meeting in 1966, The Women’s Art Association had a combined showing of Mrs. Lila Knowles’ and her paintings in the parlour of the Y.W.C.A. In April 1969, the University Women’s Club had an art auction at the Memorial Arena with proceeds being used to form a nucleus of the work of Elgin County artists. I put in the “Old Church in October” and several lino cuts as my contribution. Later, who paintings, the Cedarhurst house at 76 Talbot Street and the Amasa Wood Hospital were purchased for the permanent collection at the Art Gallery which was opened in 1970. Several paintings were sent to the regional show held in the 20/20 Gallery in London, in December 1971. In April 1972, I won third prize for watercolour “Lilacs” at the Second Annual Juried Show at the local Art Gallery. I took part in a four man show in the local gallery in January 1973". A St. Thomas Times-Journal article (March 10, 1995) following her death noted that she was a talented local artist who brought local buildings and landscapes to life, and as a woman who didn't fit the traditional mould of her day. Her work can be found in the Canada Council Art Bank in Ottawa, at the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre and in many private homes.
Scope and Content
This file contains the following biographical information and correspondence, relating to Carolyn Curtis:
-a letter from Carolyn Curtis to Miss Waterman, December 22, 1933, thanking her for the handkerchief and card that she sent her.
-a letter from Carolyn Curtis to her parents, June 23, 1957, regarding her trip to Toronto.
-"Art Gallery, St. Thomas-Elgin presents 'Work of Carolyn Curtis in Retrospect': December 7 to 31, 1977".
-Biography of Carolyn Curtis, August 1979.
-"The Historic Prints of Carolyn Curtis: March 1994" (likely compiled by The Old St. Thomas Church and Churchyard Restoration Committee).
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Curtis, Carolyn
Subject Access
Artists

Carolyn Curtis Drawing of Students at Alma College

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives115371
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1931
Accession Number
2013-11
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B5 F11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
P 412
Accession Number
2013-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B5 F11
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1931
Physical Description
1 postcard : col. ; 8.5 x 12.5 cm
Scan Resolution
300 d.p.i.
Scope and Content
Colour postcard with drawing by St. Thomas artist Carolyn Curtis showing students tobaggoning at Alma College, St. Thomas.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Alma College
Curtis, Carolyn
Subject Access
Alma College
Artists
Images

Carolyn Curtis records series

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives192887
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1873-2014
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1873-2014
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Carolyn Curtis records series
Physical Description
190 greeting cards
1 volume
4 pages
0.4 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Caroyln Curtis was a local artist reknowned for her water colour works, and for paintings and etchings of historic buildings in and around St Thomas. She was born in St. Thomas, Ontario in 1903 to James D. Curtis and Dora Ferguson Curtis. She attended Wellington Street Public School and the St. Thomas Collegiate Institute, from which she graduated in 1922. She graduated from Alma College in household science in 1924, and then enrolled at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Ontario, graduating in Commercial Art four years later. After graduation, Carolyn taught handicrafts at various organizations including the YWCA, Girl Guide camps, and at Alma College. During the Second World War, she accepted work inscribing honour rolls and lettering for government issued documents. For many years, she also inscribed the names of Alma College graduates in script on their diplomas. She eventually developed an interest in black and white etchings and water colours, and pursued additional training. These styles became her signature work, and her greeting cards featuring her artwork became collectors' items. Curtis died in 1995. Her work can be found in the Canada Council Art Bank in Ottawa, at the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre and in many private homes. Information summarized from the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre's biography of Curtis.
Scope and Content
Series contains records collected and retained by local artist Carolyn Curtis. Includes a scrapbook, personal report cards, family ephemera including death announcements and confirmation cards. Series has an emphasis on greeting cards collected by Carolyn Curtis, many from prominent artists that feature their artistic work.
Name Access
Curtis, Carolyn
URL Notes
link directs to the St. Thomas Public Art Centre's website, which includes a biography of Carolyn Curtis.
Websites / Street View
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Date Range From
1968
Artifact Type
Painting
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Artifact Type
Painting
Medium
Watercolour
Sub-category
Art
Accession Number
990.001.011
Artifact Number
r000134
Storage Range></notes><notes label-resource=
SU 3.13
Date Range From
1968
Length
26.3 x 37 cm
Notes
Loan J. Yurek Office
Images

Christmas Greeting Cards from the Anderson Family

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives192859
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1980s
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B3 F11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B3 F11
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1980s
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Carolyn Curtis records series
Physical Description
26 cards
History / Biographical
Caroyln Curtis was a local artist reknowned for her water colour works, and for paintings and etchings of historic buildings in and around St Thomas. She was born in St. Thomas, Ontario in 1903 to James D. Curtis and Dora Ferguson Curtis. She attended Wellington Street Public School and the St. Thomas Collegiate Institute, from which she graduated in 1922. She graduated from Alma College in household science in 1924, and then enrolled at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Ontario, graduating in Commercial Art four years later. After graduation, Carolyn taught handicrafts at various organizations including the YWCA, Girl Guide camps, and at Alma College. During the Second World War, she accepted work inscribing honour rolls and lettering for government issued documents. For many years, she also inscribed the names of Alma College graduates in script on their diplomas. She eventually developed an interest in black and white etchings and water colours, and pursued additional training. These styles became her signature work, and her greeting cards featuring her artwork became collectors' items. Curtis died in 1995. Her work can be found in the Canada Council Art Bank in Ottawa, at the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre and in many private homes. Information summarized from the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre's biography of Curtis.
Scope and Content
File contains Christmas greeting cards sent to and retained by Carolyn Curtis from members of the Anderson family. Greeting cards contain prints of sketches and artworks featuring local and regional scenes including the following:
-Curling game; Canada and United States vs. Scotland, 1884
-Late Autumn in Caledon, Ontario (William St. Thomas Smith Artwork)
-Port Stanley, Upper Canada (Captain John H. Caddy watercolour)
-Canadian Autumn (William St. Thomas Smith Artwork)
-Autumn Scene, Ontario (William St. Thomas Smith Artwork)
-St. Monans, Scottish Port (William St. Thomas Smith Artwork)
-Port Stanley, Lake Erie (William St. Thomas Smith watercolour)
-Elgin County Court House
-Croquet Lawn, Hellmuth Ladies College, London, Ontario, 1872
-The Cheap Excursion "One Fare to Port and Back", 1872
-Fingal Foundry - Elgin County's Vehicular Giant, 1877
-London, Canada West, 1860
-Great Western Railway Otter Creek Bridge, 1875
-Fraser House and Main Beach, Port Stanley, 1877
-Invererie Heights, Port Stanley, 1877, Lookout Tower and Incline Railway
-London, Ontario Markey Place, Looking to the City Hall, 1875
-Tecumseh House and Great Western Railroad Station, London, Ontario, 1875
-Ancient Mound Builder's Fort, in the County of Elgin, Ontario
-Richmond Street, London, Ontairo, 1880
-Tecumseh Park, London, Ontario - Professional Ball Game, Chicago Mutuals vs. Tecumseh Club, 1879
-St. Thomas, from Kettle Creek Bridge, 1878
-St. George Street Bridge, St. Thomas, 1875
-Richmond Street, Opposite St. Paul's Cathedral, Reception of the Governor General, London, Ontario, 1872
Name Access
Curtis, Carolyn
Anderson Company Limited
Anderson Department Store
URL Notes
link directs to the St. Thomas Public Art Centre's website, which includes a biography of Carolyn Curtis.
Websites / Street View

Christmas Greeting Cards from the Cardiff Family

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives192861
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1960s
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B3 F13
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B3 F13
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1960s
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Carolyn Curtis records series
Physical Description
14 cards
History / Biographical
Caroyln Curtis was a local artist reknowned for her water colour works, and for paintings and etchings of historic buildings in and around St Thomas. She was born in St. Thomas, Ontario in 1903 to James D. Curtis and Dora Ferguson Curtis. She attended Wellington Street Public School and the St. Thomas Collegiate Institute, from which she graduated in 1922. She graduated from Alma College in household science in 1924, and then enrolled at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Ontario, graduating in Commercial Art four years later. After graduation, Carolyn taught handicrafts at various organizations including the YWCA, Girl Guide camps, and at Alma College. During the Second World War, she accepted work inscribing honour rolls and lettering for government issued documents. For many years, she also inscribed the names of Alma College graduates in script on their diplomas. She eventually developed an interest in black and white etchings and water colours, and pursued additional training. These styles became her signature work, and her greeting cards featuring her artwork became collectors' items. Curtis died in 1995. Her work can be found in the Canada Council Art Bank in Ottawa, at the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre and in many private homes. Information summarized from the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre's biography of Curtis.
Scope and Content
File contains Christmas greeting cards sent to and retained by Carolyn Curtis from the Cardiff family. The front of the cards feature artworks by artist Kathleen "Kay" Cardiff.
Name Access
Curtis, Carolyn
URL Notes
link directs to the St. Thomas Public Art Centre's website, which includes a biography of Carolyn Curtis.
Websites / Street View

Christmas Greeting Cards sent to Carolyn Curtis from various artists

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives192863
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1926-1968
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B3 F15
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B3 F15
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1926-1968
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Carolyn Curtis records series
Physical Description
39 cards
History / Biographical
Caroyln Curtis was a local artist reknowned for her water colour works, and for paintings and etchings of historic buildings in and around St Thomas. She was born in St. Thomas, Ontario in 1903 to James D. Curtis and Dora Ferguson Curtis. She attended Wellington Street Public School and the St. Thomas Collegiate Institute, from which she graduated in 1922. She graduated from Alma College in household science in 1924, and then enrolled at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Ontario, graduating in Commercial Art four years later. After graduation, Carolyn taught handicrafts at various organizations including the YWCA, Girl Guide camps, and at Alma College. During the Second World War, she accepted work inscribing honour rolls and lettering for government issued documents. For many years, she also inscribed the names of Alma College graduates in script on their diplomas. She eventually developed an interest in black and white etchings and water colours, and pursued additional training. These styles became her signature work, and her greeting cards featuring her artwork became collectors' items. Curtis died in 1995. Her work can be found in the Canada Council Art Bank in Ottawa, at the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre and in many private homes. Information summarized from the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre's biography of Curtis.
Scope and Content
File contains Christmas greeting cards sent to and retained by Carolyn Curtis from various artists. Were included in a box labelled "Christmas Greeting Cards by Artist Friends". Includes cards from the following individuals and artists, many of the cards featuring prints and original handmade artworks:
-Grace Hare (Grace Johnston)
-Eve Knight
-Helen Saunderson
-Alice M. Hincks
-Aleen Aked (calendarss)
-Musa L. Cox (one cards contains a photograph of Cox at a piano)
-Alex and Grace Tulloch
-Dorothy Carswell
-Phyl Moore (possibly abbreviated from Phyllis Moore)
-Elizabath Lambe
-Kay and Jerry Riddell
-Elizabeth Hoey (formerly Elizabeth Wilkins, who taught art at Alma College in the 1950s)
-Stewart and Eva Pearce
-Two cards signed "Bea" with artist signature "BN"
Name Access
Curtis, Carolyn
URL Notes
link directs to the St. Thomas Public Art Centre's website, which includes a biography of Carolyn Curtis.
Websites / Street View

A Country Road

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives184465
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
March 1940
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B1 F9 3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Creator
Carolyn Curtis
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B1 F9 3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
March 1940
Series
Don Cosens Collection- Ephemera series
Physical Description
1 sketch : sepia
Scope and Content
A sketch of A Country Road, by Carolyn Curtis, March 1940. On the front of the sketch it states: "1st plate"; on the back, it states: "Etching, near Eagle, Harry Sternberg".
Name Access
Curtis, Carolyn
Images

Curtis Family Land Records - Lot 3, Concession 8, Township of Yarmouth

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives192778
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1873-1924
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M21 26
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M21 26
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1873-1924
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Carolyn Curtis records series
Physical Description
0.3 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Caroyln Curtis was a local artist reknowned for her water colour works, and for paintings and etchings of historic buildings in and around St Thomas. She was born in St. Thomas, Ontario in 1903 to James D. Curtis and Dora Ferguson Curtis. She attended Wellington Street Public School and the St. Thomas Collegiate Institute, from which she graduated in 1922. She graduated from Alma College in household science in 1924, and then enrolled at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Ontario, graduating in Commercial Art four years later. After graduation, Carolyn taught handicrafts at various organizations including the YWCA, Girl Guide camps, and at Alma College. During the Second World War, she accepted work inscribing honour rolls and lettering for government issued documents. For many years, she also inscribed the names of Alma College graduates in script on their diplomas. She eventually developed an interest in black and white etchings and water colours, and pursued additional training. These styles became her signature work, and her greeting cards featuring her artwork became collectors' items. Curtis died in 1995. Her work can be found in the Canada Council Art Bank in Ottawa, at the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre and in many private homes. Information summarized from the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre's biography of Curtis.
Scope and Content
Land records regarding Lot 3, Concession 8, in the Township of Yarmouth. File includes the following items: 1. Deed, Margaret Davis (deemed to be of "unsound mind" and represented by Samuel Price) to Charles Ellwood, dated January 8, 1873, for the north half of Lot 3, Concession 8, in the Township of Yarmouth. 2. Mortgage, Charles Ellwood to John King, dated December 13, 1884, for the north half of Lot 3, Concession 8, in the Township of Yarmouth. 3. Conditions of Sale by Public Auction and Memo of Purchase, regarding Part of Block O in Lot 3, Concession 8, Township of Yarmouth within the City of St. Thomas, dated June 8, 1888 (The Elgin Loan and Savings Company vs. Charles Ellwood et al). 4. Deed, Joseph Cook to Samuel Day, for Lot 4, Block O in Lot 3, Concession 8, in the Township of Yarmouth within the City of St. Thomas, dated May 15, 1895. 5. Deed, Eliza Day et al to James D. Curtis, for Lot 4, Block O in Lot 3, Concession 8, in the Township of Yarmouth within the City of St. Thomas, dated August 6, 1910. 6. Mortgage, James D. Curtis et ux, to Eliza Day et al, for Lot 4, Block O in Lot 3, Concession 8, in the Township of Yarmouth within the City of St. Thomas, dated August 19, 1910. 7. Deed, The Trustees of the Centre Street Regular Baptist Church to James to Curtis and Dora Ferguson Curtis, for part of Lot 3 in Block O, on the west side of Southwick Street according to registered plan number 3 in the City of St. Thomas. Dated September 29, 1924.
Name Access
Curtis, Carolyn
URL Notes
link provides a contemporary view of this property, provided by Google Maps Street View. Accessed on March 30, 2021.
Websites / Street View

Death Announcements and Memorials

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives192779
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1886-1930
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B3 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh7 B3 F3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1886-1930
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Carolyn Curtis records series
Physical Description
0.1 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Caroyln Curtis was a local artist reknowned for her water colour works, and for paintings and etchings of historic buildings in and around St Thomas. She was born in St. Thomas, Ontario in 1903 to James D. Curtis and Dora Ferguson Curtis. She attended Wellington Street Public School and the St. Thomas Collegiate Institute, from which she graduated in 1922. She graduated from Alma College in household science in 1924, and then enrolled at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Ontario, graduating in Commercial Art four years later. After graduation, Carolyn taught handicrafts at various organizations including the YWCA, Girl Guide camps, and at Alma College. During the Second World War, she accepted work inscribing honour rolls and lettering for government issued documents. For many years, she also inscribed the names of Alma College graduates in script on their diplomas. She eventually developed an interest in black and white etchings and water colours, and pursued additional training. These styles became her signature work, and her greeting cards featuring her artwork became collectors' items. Curtis died in 1995. Her work can be found in the Canada Council Art Bank in Ottawa, at the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre and in many private homes. Information summarized from the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre's biography of Curtis.
Scope and Content
File contains death announcement cards and memorials for the following individuals:
-Mary Ferguson, daughter of James and Caroline Ferguson, died on September 15, 1886, aged 17.
-James Ferguson, died April 2, 1923, in his 86th year.
-Caroline Corneil, wife of James Ferguson, died on December 18, 1920, aged 81 years.
-Nettie Ferguson, daughter of James and Caroline Ferguson, died October 9, 1930, in her 65th year.
Name Access
Curtis, Carolyn
URL Notes
link directs to the St. Thomas Public Art Centre's website, which includes a biography of Carolyn Curtis.
Websites / Street View

Fire Station

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/museum41270
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Date Range From
1971
Artifact Type
Painting
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Museum / Archive
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Artist Name
Curtis, Carolyn
Artifact Type
Painting
Medium
Watercolour
Sub-category
Art
Accession Number
990.001.012
Artifact Number
r000135
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SU 2.7
Date Range From
1971
Length
18.3 x 26.7 cm
Notes
Loan J. Yurek Office
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