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Edward Roper collection [graphic material] 


1857-ca. 1909

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

12 paintings: oil; various dimensions.
80 watercolours: watercolour, watercolour over pencil; various dimensions.
70 drawings: pen and ink, pencil; various dimensions.
35 prints: lithographs, engravings; various dimensions.
3 photographs: b&w
7 reproductions: offset lithographs, other; various dimensions.

Scope and content

Works from all aspects of Edward Roper's career as an artist, entrepreneur, and publisher, including art works done in England, Canada, the United States, and Australia. The acquisition also includes some publications, and Roper's diaries for a number of years.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
No restrictions on access or on use.
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Some material must be viewed under the s
upervision of an art archivist.
Graphic (art)
90: Open
BK-066 Item no. assigned by LAC 204 -- 206
Item no. assigned by LAC 207
90: Open
Former BAN no.
Former registration no.
Other accession no.
1989-176 DAP
Local class no.

Terms of use

Copyright: Expired
Credit: Library and Archives Canada.
Photographic material Copyright: Expired

Graphic (other): Description item-level ; online (Electronic)

Additional information

Arrival of the first passenger train on the summit of White Pass over White Pass and Yukon Route, 20 Feb. 1899.

Three Indian chiefs Crowfoot.

Accompanied by manuscripts.

Physical description note
Graphic (other): 21c

Custodial history
Acquired from family descendants.

Language note
Language of accompanying material: english.

Original extent note
The collection contains works of Canadian and foreign subjects.. These include several of the original drawings done by Roper, and used as illustrations in his best known publication "By Track and Trail through Canada" (London, 1891; works depicting Hamilton and the Muskoka area in Ontario, the Rocky Mountains, Vancouver Island, pioneer activities, and native peoples; views of England, Australia, Switzerland and Ohio..
Included are two sets of Roper's "Muskoka: Picturesque Playground of Canada" (Toronto, 1883).. Works by Edward Roper.
"The Children's Treasure" (London, 1870), which includes illustrations.. works by Edward Roper.
Two of paintings by Roper; members of the family at the Roper grave.
Two photographs of paintings are kept with documentary art material.

Subject heading

Roper, Edward.


Other system control no.