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Sir Arthur George Doughty Manuscript:
Sir Arthur George Doughty (1860-1936), Canadian archivist and historian and first Dominion archivist (1904-1935), is credited with building and developing the collections of the Public Archives of Canada. At one time a literary and dramatic critic, Doughty retained a lifelong interest in the arts. He amassed collections at the Public Archives that possess not only historical and documentary value but also cultural significance. These include various collections of works of art. One such collection is that of the drawings of English military officer James Pattison Cockburn (1779-1847), a topographical draughtman who created accurate pictorial records of Quebec and eastern Canada during the 1830s.
Records consist of one manuscript, written by Arthur George Doughty with the intention of describing the collection of Cockburn drawings at the National Archives of Canada. There is one page describing the significance of the collection as well as a list with title, size, and medium of 354 Cockburn drawings in watercolour, sepia, pen and ink, and pencil from the years 1829-1830.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of manuscript.
Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased by the National Gallery of Canada from Blake McKendry booksellers, 1989.
[Title of item], Sir Arthur George Doughty, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.