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Charles Andrew Graham Matthews fonds [textual record, graphic material]. 



Place of creation


12.5 cm of textual records.
9 photographs 8 b&w.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of correspondence received by C.A.G. Matthews from Canadian artists and other prominent figures relating to Sampson-Matthews Ltd., the Arts and Letters Clubs, Toronto, and art in general, as well as other subjects, 1922-1975, volume 1. The fonds also contains additional material, relating to Matthews' life and career, 1903-1974, volumes 1-2. Also included are photographs of members of the Group of Seven at Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, Ont., 1920; and portraits of Dr. Frederick Banting, Frank Carmichael, and C.A.G. Matthews, ca. 1920.

Textual records
90: Open
from 1 to 2
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Photographs: No restrictions. Copyright is expired. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.

Textual records The finding aid is a list of the correspondents in the correspondence series and a detailed list of the other material. MSS1120 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

Charles Matthews was a partner in the art printing firm of Sampson - Matthews Ltd., established in Toronto in 1918. The firm employed a number of Canadian artists throughout its existence, including A.J. Casson, Frank Carmichael and Thoreau MacDonald, and it reproduced the work of most major Canadian artists. Matthews has been a close, personal friend of many artists and others in the arts world. He is a member of the Arts and Letters Club, Toronto.

Additional information

Received in 1977 from C.A.G. Matthews of Toronto, Ont.

Subject heading

1. Art - Canada, [1905-1975] Sampson-Matthews Ltd., 1922-1975.
2. Toronto (Ont.) - Business enterprises, 1922-1975 Art and Letters Club (Toronto, Ont.), 1922-1975.
3. Charles Andrew Graham Matthews - Biography, 1903-1974.
4. Charles Andrew Graham Matthews - Career, 1903-1974.
5. Artists, Canadian, 1922-1975.


Other system control no.

Related control no.

1979-197 NPC