Fonds RBSC-ARC-1254 - Elisabeth Margaret Hopkins fonds

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Elisabeth Margaret Hopkins fonds

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70 cm of textual records and other material

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Elisabeth Margaret Hopkins was born in Fort Gilkicker, Hampshire, England, and trained as a nurse at Middlesex Hospital in 1916. Arriving in Victoria in 1954, she became known for her artwork late in her life. In the 1970s and 1980s, her paintings were exhibited at the Bau Xi Galleries in Vancouver and Toronto, and her children's book, "The Painted Cougar", was published by Talon Books in 1977. She lived on Salt Spring and Galiano Islands and was the subject of a film entitled "Hoppy: A Portrait of Elisabeth Hopkins."

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The fonds consists of a subject file series of Hopkins' personal and working papers; a chronological series of articles by and about Hopkins as well as publications; sketchbooks; drawings; photographs and slides of her family, friends, and artwork; and, cassette tapes of interviews with Elisabeth Hopkins.

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Donated by the estate of Elisabeth Margaret Hopkins.


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Includes 102 photographs, 151 slides, 5 sound cassettes, 14 cm of graphic material, and realia.

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