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J. Gordon Sinclair fonds
General material designation
- Textual record
- Graphic material - artwork
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CA EDM MS-16
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1930, 1946 (Creation)
- Sinclair, J. Gordon
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1 cm of textual records. - 1 oil painting
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Name of creator
John Gordon Sinclair was born 25 Jul 1889 to Lilley Lamont and John Sinclair in Middlesex County, Ontario. He came to Edmonton as a teacher in 1912 and eventually became teacher and principal of McKay Avenue School. He retired in 1955. He studied art at the Chicago Art Institute and the University of Washington. He was a member of the Edmonton Art Club formed in 1921.
J. Gordon Sinclair married Irene B. Rutherford in 1924 and they had two children - Donald and Gwen.
J. Gordon Sinclaur died in 1980 in Edmonton.
It is not known how Trude McLaren acquired the records.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of a copy of "Sixty Years Young - The Story of McKay Avenue School", compiled by Mr. Sinclair. The manuscript relates the development of the Edmonton School District No. 7, McKay Avenue School, and the general area. One newspaper clipping is also included. The oil painting by J. Gordon Sinclair, titled "Gold Washing", depicts three miners working a grizzley on the river (gold mining).
Immediate source of acquisition
This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by J. Gordon Sinclair in 1970 and Trude McLaren in 1995.
The artwork was assigned item numbers with the prefix EAA-77.
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There are no restrictions to access.
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Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.
See Scope and content above.
No further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A70-13, A95-203
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City of Edmonton Archives
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