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Description found in Archives
Fonds consists of
1. William Molson Macpherson collection [graphic material]
2. James Peachey collection [graphic material]
3. James Pattison Cockburn collection [graphic material]
4. George Bulteel Fisher collection [graphic material]
5. William Molson Macpherson collection [graphic material]
6. William Molson MacPherson collection [graphic material]
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
41 prints : multiple processes.
13 prints : 1 photomechanical print and 12 half-tones.
117 photographs : b&w.
0.3 cm of textual records (8 p.).
23 paintings : oil.
Language of material
Scope and content
Fonds consists of works of art, including paintings, prints, and watercolours of landmarks, cityscapes, scenic views, historical events and personalities, and MacPherson family members. It also contains photographs of views along the B.C. route of the Canadian Pacific Railway, ca. 1888. The fonds includes an original 8 page letter, dated 18 October 1911, to W.M. Macpherson written by his sister, Isabel, relating to E.B. Osler, Lord Willoughby-de-Broke, W.Page Croft, and family business. Enclosed are clippings about Lord Willoughby-de-Broke, the Halsbury Club, A.J. Balfour, the Imperial Conference of 1911 and a London, England, labour dispute.
Conditions of access
Photographs: No restrictions. Copyright expired. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada.
Art: No restrictions. Copyright expired. Crown copyright on reproductions. Credit: National Archives of Canada.
Paintings, watercolours and prints: Online item level description. Biography of William Molson Macpherson in accession file. List of captions in accession file. (Electronic)
Creator / Provenance
Peachey, James, fl. 1773-1797.
Fisher, George Bulteel, 1764-1834.
Krieghoff, Cornelius, 1815-1872.
O'Brien, Lucius Richard, 1832-1899.
Sawyer, William, 1820-1889.
Baker, Walter, 1859-1912.
Edy, John William, fl. 1780-1820.
Short, Richard, fl. 1754-1766.
Artist: Cockburn, James Pattison, 1779-1847.
Artist: Smyth, Hervey, 1734-1811.
Biography / Administrative history
W.M. Macpherson was born in Montreal, the son of Sir David L. Macpherson and Elizabeth Molson, and was educated in England. After entering business in England, he returned to Canada in 1870. In 1872, he formed the Dominion Steamship Company and subsequently became director of a number of other companies. He was associated with Molson's Bank for many years and in 1897 became president. Macpherson was also a Harbour Commissioner for the Port of Quebec and an active supporter of the campaign to rehabilitate the Plains of Abraham. See Canadian Who's Who, 1910, p. 146.
Textual records acquired in 1966 from J. Bourque of Ottawa, Ont.
1. London (England) - Labour disputes, 1911
2. Isabel Macpherson, 1911.
3. Business enterprises - Canada, 1911
4. E.B. Osler, 1911.
5. Lord Willoughby de Broke, 1911.
6. W. Page Croft, 1911.
7. Halsbury Club, 1911.
8. A.J. Balfour, 1911.
9. Imperial Conference of 1911.
Other system control no.
Related control no.
1. 1933-239 PIC
2. 1933-240 NPC
3. 1989-219 DAP
4. 1989-278 DAP
5. 1989-514 X DAP
6. 1989-601 DAP
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