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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Innes, John Clarke
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John Innes fonds

  • MsC-144
  • Fonds
  • [after 1880]-1945

The fonds consists of records relating primarily to Innes’ drawing, painting, and writing. Records include original cartoons, publications containing Innes’ work, a chapbook, exhibit programs and reviews, and images of Innes’ paintings, as well as photographs of Innes, biographical material, and a patent agreement.

The fonds has been arranged into six series: Records relating to Innes’ paintings ([190-?]-1943); Illustrations and cartoons ([between 1880 and 1941]); Publications (1900-[ca. 1934]); Photographs of Innes ([192-?-193-?]); Patent (1 Feb. 1919); and Records relating to Innes created after his death ([1941]-1945).

Innes, John Clarke

[Newspaper stories by Innes]

File consists of newspaper clippings of two short stories written and illustrated by Innes, titled “Wall-eyed Googan” and “Translation of Pig-Eye.”

Innes, John Clarke

[Obituaries]

File consists of newspaper clippings of obituaries and articles relating to Innes’ death.

Innes, John Clarke

Our Fifty Years

Item is a booklet about the history of Vancouver, published by The Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Company to commemorate its fiftieth anniversary. The cover illustration is by Innes.

Innes, John Clarke

Pack Train

Item is a postcard featuring an image of a John Innes painting.

Innes, John Clarke

[Page with 3 pencil sketches]

Item is a sheet with 3 small pencil sketches. One shows oxen and the other two are rough layout sketches showing trees and mountains with oxen or horses in the foreground.

Innes, John Clarke

Patent

Series consists of a patent agreement filed by Innes and John Linkison King in New York City, for a device to be used in the navigation of ships and airplanes.

Innes, John Clarke

[Pen sketch]

Item is an unfinished pen sketch showing a totem pole near water, with a holly leaf in one corner.

Innes, John Clarke

[Pencil sketch for painting]

Item is a large Vancouver Daily Province layout sheet with a pencil sketch on one side and blueline tracing of it on the other. The drawing shows three cowboys on horseback with a wagon train in the background.

Innes, John Clarke

[Pencil sketch with notes]

Item is a sketch for a painting, showing an early settlement in Vancouver with First Nations canoes in the water. The sketch is gridded for scaling and appears to be for a mural.

Innes, John Clarke

[Photograph of “The Builders” painting]

Item is a photograph of Innes’ painting “The Builders,” inscribed on the back “To dear Hoppie from Daddy, being a print of the First City Council of Vancouver - with the Civic officials - meeting in June 1886. With love of Ida May Innes my dear wife. John Innes.”

Innes, John Clarke

[Photograph of Innes walking with another man]

Item is a photograph of Innes walking on a sidewalk next to another man. Inscribed on the back by Innes’ wife Ida is “Look how they starved John Innes - bowed his head and broke his heart.”

Innes, John Clarke

Photographs of Innes

Series consists of four photographs of Innes; two are copies of the same portrait and two are candid images.

Innes, John Clarke

Prairie Schooner

Item is a postcard featuring an image of a John Innes painting, addressed to Mr. Donald Allen.

Innes, John Clarke

Publications

Series consists of publications by Innes as well as publications containing his work. Records include a chapbook of poetry written and illustrated by Innes, an issue of The Canadian Magazine containing an article by Innes, newspaper clippings, and layout materials for a short story.

Innes, John Clarke

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