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Barwick, John A. (1912- ? )

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  • 1912- (?)

John A. Barwick, born at Toronto Ontario, December 22, 1912, was known for his portraits and winter landscapes of the Laurentian region of Québec, an area just outside of Montréal. Barwick studied under J.S. (1868-1940) and Hortense Gordon (1886-1961) at Wentworth School of Art in Hamilton, Ontario. He came to Montreal in 1945 and worked as a graphic designer for Brigdens Limited, Rapid, Grip and Batten Limited, E.S. & A. Robinson's Limited and many others. As a portrait painter and landscape artist he was represented by the Walter Klinkhoff Gallery and Colbert Gallery in Montréal, and Roberts Gallery in Toronto.
His paintings were shown at Canadian Royal Academy and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
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Heneker, Richard William, 1823-1912

Public figure Richard William Heneker was born in Dublin, Ireland on 2 May 1823. In 1856 he married Elizabeth Tuson; they had three sons. He trained as an architect at University College School in London, where he studied with Sir Charles Barry, the architect responsible for the new Parliament Buildings at Westminster and for the Westminster Bridge. Heneker left England for Sherbrooke, Quebec in 1855 to take up the position of Commissioner of the British American Land Company, a post he held till 1902, when he returned to England. During the period of his residence in Quebec, Heneker was active in many fields. In 1866, he and Sir George Stephen, Benjamin Pomroy, John Henry Pope, Alex Mitchell, and Andrew Paton founded the Paton Manufacturing Company. Besides his involvement in railway development, he was President of the Eastern Townships Bank, Sherbrooke Gas, Water and Electric Light Company, and the Sherbrooke and Magog Road Company. As well, Heneker was active in Sherbrooke politics. From 1864 to 1869 and from 1876 to 1883, he sat on Sherbrooke's town council, holding the office of Mayor from January 1868 to November 1869 and in January-February 1877. He also played a role in education both locally and provincially. He was a member of the Corporation of University of Bishop's College from 1858 and served as the University's Chancellor from 1878 to 1900; as well an associate member of the Protestant Committee of the Council of Public Instruction of Quebec in 1876, a member of the Council of Public Instruction in 1881, and Chairman of the Protestant Committee in 1892. A further noteworthy achievement of Heneker's is the founding of the Sherbrooke Protestant Hospital of which he was the first President. In 1902, Heneker returned to England, where he died on 18 August 1912.

Garside, Thomas Hilton (1906-1980 )

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  • 1906-1980

Born in Duckenfield, England, in 1906, Thomas Garside arrived in Canada in 1914. Later he studied at the Monument-National under Edmond Dyonnet and Adam Sheriff Scott and at the Montréal Art Association under Paul Caron and W.H. Taylor. His subjects included scenes for the Laurentian region, Baie St. Paul, Cape Cod, Murray Bay, Newfoundland and Eastern Townships of Québec. He died in Montréal in 1980.

Harris, Robert (1849-1919)

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  • 1849-1919

Robert Harris was born in Vale of Conway, Wales in 1849. In 1856, his family brought him with them to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. As a youngster, he was encouraged by his mother to paint. He graduated from Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown in 1863, began work as a land surveyor, and painted in spare time. It was not until 1867 that he traveled to Europe and visited many art galleries, which inspired him to become a professional painter. He began painting in Charlottetown in 1868 and was commissioned by Executive council of Prince Edward Island to paint speakers in House of Assembly 1871. He studied art in Boston 1873-74 under William Rimmer (1860-1879) and Thomas Dewing (1851-1938) and on return worked as a portrait painter. He returned to Europe for study in 1876-78 and copied old master, including paintings by Velasquez (1599-1660) at the National Gallery London. He studied under Alphonse Legros, (1837-1911) and painted in the atelier of Léon Bonnet (1868-1936) Paris. He painted in both oil and watercolour and completed many portraits including those of Earl of Aberdeen, Lord Strathcona, Lord Minto and Sir John A. Macdonald. He was chartered member of Royal Canadian Academy. He died in 1919 in Montréal and was buried in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Excelsior Glass Company

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  • 1878-1883

The Foster Brothers of the St. John (Saint-Jean-sur Richelieu) glass factory in Québec was bought by the Yuile Brothers in 1878 and renamed the Excelsior Glass Company. In 1880 they moved the operation to Montreal and remained there until 1883. In 1883, they transferred to another location in Montreal and changed the name again to the North American Glass Company, incorporated in 1883. The firm operated under that name until 1891 when it became the Diamond Glass Company. Operations were carried on under that name until 1902. In that year, the name was changed to the Diamond Flint Glass Company Ltd. The Diamond Flint Glass Company Ltd. acquired control of the all-important Burlington Glass Works, the Hamilton Glass Works, the Nova Scotia Glass Company of Trenton, Nova Scotia, the Lamont Glass Company, and, through its successor the Diamond Flint Glass Company, additional glass factories in Quebec and Ontario.

Elvyn M. Baldwin (family)

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The family of Levi Baldwin immigrated to Canada from Connecticut, USA, in 1799. They settled in Barnston Township where he was a farmer. Levi Baldwin (d. 1843) was first married to Experience Goff (d. 1815) and, second, to Abigail Mills (d. 1830). The children by his first marriage were: Huldah, Lotes, Richard, Deborah and Patience. The children by his second marriage were: Elizabeth, John Percival and Huldah. John Percival Baldwin married Jeanette Baker and they settled near the outlet of Lake Lyster. He became a very successful businessman, having established a sawmill on the Lake. John's youngest son was Willis Keith (W. K.) Baldwin, who married Lill Ferrin from Holland, Vermont. In his lifetime, W. K. was well-regarded and successful in business as wells as politics. While many of the descendants of W. K. and Lill have left, a number still remain in Baldwin's Mills and in the Townships.

The family of Hezikiah May (1775-1857) immigrated to Canada from Vermont, USA, in 1806. The settled in Stanstead Township where he was a farmer. Hezikiah was married to Sarah (Sally) Hayes (1784-1871) and they had eleven children together: Electa, Sylvester, Hannah, Willard, Lyman, Lorenzo, Ruby, Louisa, James, Mary Ann and Maria. Sylvester May moved from Stanstead Township to Barnston Township, near Lake Lyster. Sylvester's oldest son, Darius, also a farmer, married Emma Stevens. One of their daughters, Ruth, married Harold Baldwin, which is how the Baldwins and Mays are related.
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Bishop's University Archives Cartographic Material Collection

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  • 1846 to present

The University Archives consists of all documents which give evidence and information about the University’s history, organization, function, and structure. The mission of the University Archives is to select, describe, preserve and make available for research those records which have enduring value to the University for administrative, legal, fiscal, and historical purposes. Archival holdings include records and publications of the administration, students, faculty, staff and alumni. Within these collections are a variety of media such as photographs, drawings, maps and plans, microfilms, and computer, video and audio tapes. Trophies, medals, badges, and other memorabilia are also collected by the archives.

Bishop's University Archives Artefact Collection

  • 1843 to present

The University Archives consists of all documents which give evidence and information about the University’s history, organization, function, and structure. The mission of the University Archives is to select, describe, preserve and make available for research those records which have enduring value to the University for administrative, legal, fiscal, and historical purposes. Archival holdings include records and publications of the administration, students, faculty, staff and alumni. Within these collections are a variety of media such as photographs, drawings, maps and plans, microfilms, and computer, video and audio tapes. Trophies, medals, badges, and other memorabilia are also collected by the archives.

Piranesi, Giovanni Baptista (1720-1778)

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  • 1720-1778

An Italian etcher, archaeologist, designer, theorist, and architect, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was born in Venice in 1720. His uncle, a designer and hydraulics engineer, taught him the art of drawing. During his early years, he studied stage design and intricate systems of perspective composition. Piranesi's prints and drawings reveal his talent for combining dramatic perspectives and architectural fantasies.
When Piranesi was twenty, he moved to Rome and began a careful study of the city's ancient monuments. He began etching inventive views of ancient ruins and modern Roman structures, images that brought him great popularity, and later began a series of etchings of fantastic prison interiors. During his fifties, Piranesi's interest in archaeology took him to southern Italy, where he produced drawings and etchings of Greek architecture. During an expedition, ill health forced him to return to Rome, where he died at the age of fifty-eight.
Piranesi's highly original designs and ideas influenced many artists and literary figures during and beyond his lifetime. Neo-classical designers and early Romantic writers were quick to recognize his eclectic vision. Piranesi's extensive artistic output was dispersed widely through prints sold to Grand Tourists, who often visited his flourishing workshop. His prints were reproduced in great numbers, even after his death. He died in 1778 at the age of 58 years.

Wilson, Richard D. (1920-1994)

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  • 1920-1994

Richard W. Wilson was born in Montréal in 1920. He has traveled across Canada and to most parts of the world, sketching architecture. He is known best for his sketches of Old Montréal, which were published in 1964 in the book called "The Living Past of Montréal", with text by Eric McLean. In the early 1970’s, he visited Bishop’s University, and using the dry-brush illustration technique, he captured fourteen familiar views of Bishop's Campus and Community landmarks. He died in 1994.

Call, Frank Oliver (1878-1956)

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  • 1878-1956

Frank Oliver Call, poet, travel, write and professor, was born in West Brome, Québec in 1878. A life-long academic, Call received his BA with first class honours in French and English (1905) and his MA (1908) from Bishop’s University. He later attended the universities of Paris and Marburg, earning his DCL (Doctor of Civil Law), and conducting his post-graduate studies at McGill University. From 1908 until his retirement, Call served as a professor of modern languages at McGill and Bishop’s University. He is considered a key transitional figure in the evolution of Canadian poetry. Call’s poetic style is seen as a bridge between the Victorian-styled Confederation poetry of Bliss Carman (1861-1929), Archibald Lampman (1861-1899) and Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947) and the modernist work of such poets as E.J. Pratt (1882-1964) and Dorothy Livesay (1909-1996).
Frank Oliver Call won the Québec Literary Competition Award in 1924 for his sonnet collection Blue Homespun. He served as president of the Eastern Townships Art Association (1942-43) and was a member of the advisory council on awards for Canadian Poetry Magazine (1936-45), the Canadian Authors Association and Pen Club.
Professor Call died at Knowlton Québec in 1956.

Speid-Motyer, Janet (1919-2012)

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  • 1919-2012

Janet Marian Speid-Motyer was born on 19 January 1919 in Lennoxville, Québec to Arthur and Helen (nee Sievwright) Speid. Janet attended Bishop's University where she studied business, philosophy, and history, obtaining a BA in 1939. She was also actively involved at Bishop's, working on committees, playing on sports teams, and acting in major roles in theatre productions. She worked for the naval attaché of the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C, during WWII. After the war, she travelled extensively and worked in Bermuda. She returned to Lennoxville where she worked as secretary to the principal at Bishop's University. Janet was also an accomplished artist. She studied with Canadian artists Arthur Lismer (1885-1969) and Fred Ross (1927-2014) and at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, at the Abbott School in Washington, D.C., the Beaux-Arts in Sherbrooke. Janet married Arthur Motyer in 1955 and they had two children; Dr. Michael Motyer and Gillian Allan (Motyer). Janet died on 14 July 2012.

Bishop's Medical Faculty

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  • 1871-1905

Bishop's Medical Faculty was founded in 1871, and was located in Montreal. The annual Convocation was held with the entire graduating class of the University of Bishop's College, including those graduating in Medicine. The Faculty amalgamated wth McGill University in 1905.

Roberts, Tom K. (1908-1998)

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  • 1908-1998

Tom Roberts was born in Toronto to an artistic family (his mother studied under J.W.L. Forster and his father was proprietor of the Roberts Gallery). He studied at the Central Technical School, Toronto, for three years (graduated 1929) under Haworth, Goldhammer, and Schaeffer. He studied for a year at the Ontario Collge of Art under Beatty, Housser and Haines. He began to work as a professional artist from 1928 onwards. Rous & Mann Ltd., Coutts Ltd., and A.S. Fysche Com. (Montreal) published Christmas cards of landscapes he painted. During World War II he served with the Royal Canadian Engineers [1942-43] and in his spare time made pencil and watercolor sketches of army life. In 1949 Roberts won the Ralph, Clarke, Stone Award at the OSA. He exhibited extensively and showed with the OSA [1942-68], RCA, CNE and at numerous public and commercial galleries. He is represented in many public & private collections all across Canada. A painter in watercolour, oils, and acrylics, his landscapes, urban and country scenes depict Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. Tom Roberts lived and painted in Port Credit, Ontario until his death at the age of 89.

Cuevas, José-Luis (1934-2017)

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  • 1934-2017

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1934. Studied at School of Painting and Sculpture, La Esmeralda, Mexico City, 1944-47 ; engraving (with Lola Cueto) Mexico City College, 1948. Professor of Drawing, Art School, Latin American University, Mexico City, 1956-57. Artist in Residence, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1957-58, School of Art, San Jose State College, California, 1970 and School of Art Fullerton College, Los Angeles, 1975. Cuevas' works are in collections across the world, such as Museum of Modern Art, New York, Guggenehim Museum, New York, Art Gallery of Ontario, Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel and many more.

Mould, R.

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