Fonds 00351 - Thomas Harrison Wilkinson fonds

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Thomas Harrison Wilkinson fonds

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CA ON00131 00351

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  • 1892 (Creation)
    Wilkinson, Thomas Harrison

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35 pages

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Thomas Harrison Wilkinson, a watercolour artist, was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England in 1847. He studied art in London. In 1870, Wilkinson immigrated to Canada where he lived in London, Ontario. In 1872, he married Carrie O’Cochrane of Kingston and made a home in Toronto. During his career, Wilkinson traveled and painted throughout Canada from Muskoka, Parry Sound, Georgian Bay, Montreal, Quebec, Lake Louise, the Rocky Mountains and British Colombia. He also traveled to North Carolina, England, Italy and Spain. Wilkinson was best known for his landscapes, seascapes, pastorals and streetscapes, working in watercolor and oil. He spent the last twenty years of his life living in Hamilton. Wilkinson died in 1929.

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The fonds consists of hand-written notes for a speech on "Hints on how to see Pictures in Nature", given by Thomas Harrison Wilkinson that was read before the Photographic Section on November 25, 1892.

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Preferred citation: Speech notes, 1892, Thomas Harrison Wilkinson fonds, #000351, Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives.

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The following related material can be found in the Local History & Archives (LH&A) department at Hamilton Public Library pertaining to Thomas Harrison Wilkinson. LH&A has a Clipping File, Biography "Wilkinson, Thomas Harrison".

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