Alan B. Beddoe fonds [textual record, graphic material]
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Alan B. Beddoe fonds [textual record, graphic material]
- Hierarchical level:
- R1411-0-2-E, MG30-D252
- Type of material:
- Textual material, Art, Photographs
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
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- Fonds includes:
639 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)
- Place of creation:
- No place, unknown, or undetermined
11.25 m of textual records.
ca. 339 photographs b&w and col.
ca. 228 drawings pastel, pencil, gouache, gold metallic paint, coloured ink, coloured pencil, black crayon, grey wash, opaque white, applied tone laminate.
ca. 102 watercolours watercolour, gouache, gold metallic paint, pen and black ink, pencil, opaque white.
ca. 82 prints and other graphic material.
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- Scope and content:
Fonds consists of manuscripts, including biographical notes, administrative files and working papers for Beddoe's book 'Our unknown heritage' and articles; subject files on finance, Canadian Legion, Heraldry, Royal Canadian Navy, personal and references; Books of Remembrance relating to World War I and II and Ontario, Perth, South Africa, Korea and Newfoundland; Heraldry Society of Canada files; sketches; clippings; publications; additional papers including personal material; correspondence; finances; subject files; and manuscripts; printed material chiefly related to heraldry; sketches; and oversize material. Photographic material depicts ships' badges from World War II; production of the Book of Remembrance for World War II; dinner with John Diefenbaker; group portraits of the Ottawa Choral Society, 1898, the Canadian Expeditionary Force, the Provincial Model School, Ottawa, Ontario, 1904-1905, and the 7th Officers' Disciplinary Training Class, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1942; portraits of Major Forbes Thrasher, Alan Beddoe, and John W. Kennedy. Other photographic depictions include: the agriculture and food processing industry in Canada; window displays; general views of western cities, mountains, legislative and other public buildings; class photo, Model School, Ottawa, Ontario; photograph of a watercolour entitled "Arms of the University of Windsor" and a photograph of a watercolour entitled "The Bearings Massey College in the University of Toronto" (coat of arms). Other graphic material consists of 17 drawings attributed to Frederick Horsman Varley which were done for the World Poultry Congress in St. Louis in 1939 or, for the Canadian Department of Agriculture; one drawing by Alan Beddoe entitled The Condemned Bridge. Watercolours depict an assortment of coats of arms including provincial, personal and municipal designs; coats of arms for all provinces and territories, The Right Honourable George P. Vanier, Viscount Monk, Charles Vincent Massey, Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, the Township of Esquimalt (Vancouver Island), the City of Hamilton, Ontario, armorial bearings (by Alan Beddoe) of the Right Hon. Georges P. Vanier, Governor General of Canada 1959-1967. Also included in this fonds are assorted designs and studies for The Book of Remembrance as well as coats of arms, crests, stamps, money, flags, posters and architecture done by Alan Beddoe, James Purvis, and unknown artists. This fonds also consists of 850 items by Alan Beddoe including slides, colour transparencies, prints, watercolours and drawings related to Canadian heraldry as well as several hundred bookplates and ship's badges designed by Beddoe such as: a colour photograph of the University of Manitoba coat of arms; ship's badge designs for the Kapuskasing, Magnificent, Sioux and Rockcliffe; a colour slide of the Earl of Dufferin's coat of arms; preliminary sketches for the coat of arms of Newfoundland, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Yukon; a black and white photograph of the Letters Patent-The Royal Canadian Geographical Society; book plate designs for Charles Clement Tudway, Henry J. Turner, Edward Milner, and George Stacey Gibson as well as one booklet with pre-Confederation flags and coats of arms. Fonds also contains documents granting arms to the University of Moncton and the Township of Gloucester; document to Samuel F. Thompson of Cork, presenting to Canada, the Queen's Scarf of Honour, awarded to his uncle Private Richard Rowland Thompson and signed by Georges P. Vanier; letters patent granting arms to the Royal Society of Canada. This fonds also contains 88 drawings, 30 watercolours, 9 letter presses and 1 print as yet undescribed that deal primarily with designs for coat of arms of various institutions, people, Canadian provinces and territories.
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- Biography/Administrative history:
Beddoe, Alan, 1893-1975 : Alan Beddoe, artist and heraldry expert, was born in Ottawa in June 1893. He died in Blackburn Hamlet, Ontario on 2 December 1975. He was educated at the Model School and Ashbury College. While serving with the Second Battalion during W.W.I, he was taken prisoner and subsequently sent to Geneva where he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. In 1925, Beddoe established the first Commercial Art Studio in Ottawa specializing in Display and Exhibition Art which until 1940 was responsible for many government exhibitions. He supervised the illumination of the Canadian Books of Remembrance for both World Wars, earning an O.B.E. and the Allied Arts Medal of the Royal Architectural Institute, and in 1957 was appointed Heraldic Adviser to the Royal Canadian Navy, for whom he designed many ship emblems. He designed the badges of 180+ naval vessels of WWII, and designed coats of arms for many Canadian municipalities and institutions. He was involved in the preliminary study for a new Canadian flag. Beddoe also worked privately as a consultant and was the first president of the Heraldry Society of Canada.
- Finding aid:
Textual records (Electronic) The finding aid is a file list. MSS1089 (90: Open)
http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000000941.pdfWatercolours (acc. no. 1979-062): (Paper) Description in Art binder number 32.Watercolours (acc. no. 1979-062): (Electronic) Item level description available on line in MINISIS.Drawing (acc. no. 1937-453): (Electronic) Item level description available on line in MINISISGraphic material (acc. no. 1982-118): (Paper) Description in Art binder number 42.Graphic material (acc. no. 1982-118): (Electronic) Item level description available on line in MINISIS.Drawings (acc. no. 1982-033): (Paper) Inventory list in accession file.Drawings (acc. no. 1982-033): (Electronic) Item level description available on line in MINISIS.Graphic material (MIKAN #157951): (Electronic) Item level description available on line in MINISIS.
- Additional information:
- General Note:
- Textual material was received in 1976. Additional papers were received in 1981 from Marguerite Beddoe through Pat Beddoe of Stittsville, Ontario. Graphic material received from Alan Beddoe. Other additional textual records were received in 1999 from Auguste Vachon of Hull, Quebec and in 2004 from Robert Pichette of Moncton, New Brunswick.
- Location of originals note:
- Graphic material: Loaned by Alan Beddoe for reproduction., Photographs of watercolours: Loaned for reproduction by Alan Beddoe.
- Availability of other formats note:
- Documents: C-016762, C-015498, C-019142., Drawing: C-010542., Photographs: C-02444, C-021669.
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- Conditions of access:
Photographs (acc. nos. 1979-086, 1981-198, 1982-049, 1982-118): No restrictions on use or reproduction. Various copyrights on items less than 50 years old; copyright expired on items greater than 50 years old. Credit: name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / copy negative number.
Photographs (acc. no. 1966-051): For research purposes only. Copyright: Estate of Alan Beddoe. Documents must be consulted under close supervision for conservation reasons.
Photographs (acc. no. 1967-066): For research purposes only. Copyright unknown. Credit: National Archives of Canada. Documents must be consulted under close supervision for conservation reasons.
Drawings (acc. no. 1937-453): No restrictions on use or reproduction. Copyright: Estate of the artist. Credit: National Archives of Canada. Documents must be consulted under close supervision for conservation reasons.
Drawings (acc. no. 1982-118): No restrictions on use or reproduction. Various copyrights. Credit: National Archives of Canada.
Watercolours (acc. nos. 1968-148, 1979-062): No restrictions on use or reproduction. Copyright: Estate of Alan Beddoe (expires in 2025). Credit: National Archives of Canada.
Watercolour (acc. no. 1982-118): No restrictions on use or reproduction. Various copyrights. Credit: National Archives of Canada.
Graphic material (acc. no. 1979-043): No restrictions on use or reproduction. Copyright: Estate of Alan Beddoe (expires 2025). Credit: National Archives of Canada.
Graphic material (Mikan record #157951, MINISIS acc. nos. 1999-R1411-1 to 127): No restrictions on use or reproduction. Copyright: Estate of Alan Beddoe.
Documents (acc. nos. 1965-045, 1965-048, 1966-009): Restricted. For research purposes only. Copyright unknown. Credit: National Archives of Canada. Documents must be consulted under close supervision for conservation reasons.
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