Fonds - Nan Cheney fonds

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Nan Cheney fonds

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  • 1930-1985 (Creation)
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    Cheney, Nan

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91 cm of textual records;279 photographs;107 slides

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(1871-1945)

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Nan Cheney was a well-known B.C. portrait painter as well as a medical artist for the University of British Columbia, who met and corresponded with many Canadian artists. Cheney enjoyed a close friendship with Emily Carr in the period before Carr's work had gained general acceptance. Cheney collected material about Emily Carr until December 1979.

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The fonds consists of 71 holograph letters from Ethel Wilson to Cheney, as well as correspondence from Wallace Wilson, Mary [Dodds] and Dorothy McNair. There is also correspondence between Nan Cheney and various artists, including Emily Carr, between the years 1938 and 1984. Cheney's subject files on Canadian artists are included in the fonds, along with newspaper and periodical clippings, memorabilia, photographs and manuscripts.

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Inventory available. Online Finding Aid

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BCAUL control number: UBCSP-224

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