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DUFFERIN, Lady Harriot Georgina Rowan

Down, Northern Ireland, 1844
London, England, 1936
Biography synopsis
Born Harriot Georgina Rowan Hamilton, Lady Dufferin married in 1862. When her husband Lord Dufferin was appointed Governor General 1872, Lady Dufferin accompanied him to Canada for four years. In 1876 they visited British Columbia where Dufferin painted totem poles, homes and canoes at Skidgate, Metlakatla and other places along the coast. During a time of controversy surrounding the building of the Canada Pacific Railway, Lady Dufferin documented her experiences with writing and pictures. Following their time in Canada, the Dufferin's diplomatic postings included Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Rome and Paris.
Media used
File & Archive locations
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
Canadian Museum of Civilization Archives, QC
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Cornell University, NY - Kroch Library Rare & Manuscripts
Duke University, NC - David M Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Writings about
"The Spring Exhibition Opened at the Art Gallery Last Night." Montreal Daily Star 7 Mar. 1895: 1.
Bell, Michael. Painters in a New Land: From Annapolis Royal to the Klondike. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973.
Gilmore, Bernice C. Artists Overland: A Visual Record of British Columbia 1793-1886. Burnaby: Burnaby Art Gallery, 1980.
Public Archives of Canada. Image of Canada. Ottawa: Information Canada, 1972.
Tippett, Maria. By a Lady. Toronto: Viking, 1992.

Writings by
Dufferin, Lady Hariot Georgina. My Canadian Journal 1872-1878. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1891.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, June 13, 1876) "The Art Exhibition."  Toronto Daily Mail  June 15, 1876.  p.2.   Full-text pdf

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