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Adolphus Lindgren fonds
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[ca. 1900-1903] (Creation)
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37 paintings : watercolour ; 12.5 x 18 cm and smaller 9 drawings : pencil ; 12.5 x 18 cm
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Adolphus Hardisty Lindgren was born on March 7 1828 at Canonbury Fields, London. An Anglo-Swedish businessman and shipping agent in London, he also had vineyards in Sicily. Near poverty when his wife died in 1899, he and his son, Captain Albert Adolphus Lindgren, emigrated to Vancouver in May 1900. At Vancouver, Adolphus played the organ at St. James's Anglican Church on Gore and Cordova, taught English and French to Chinese students, and worked as bookkeeper to Arthur McEvoy, “barrister-at-law, solicitor & notary”, at 19-20, Flack Block, 163, Hastings Street West. In his spare time, he composed music and sketched in pencil and watercolour, both for his own amusement and that he might send pictures of his new homeland to the family he had left behind in Europe. He died of gastroenteritis on 4th October 1908 at 106, 9th Avenue West, Vancouver, the home of his friend and employer Arthur McEvoy.
Purchased from Wayfarers Book Shop in October 2010.
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Fonds consists of watercolour paintings and sketches completed by Lindgren, depicting scenes around the Vancouver area shorelines, including Prospect Point, English Bay, Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains. The fonds consists of 1 sketchbook and 12 loose leaves of paintings and drawings, however, it is clear that at least 10 of the leaves (numbered 1-2 through 1-11 in the item list) were at one time part of a sketch book also.
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Item list available.
No further accruals are expected.