William Arthur Johnson
Inscribed in pen & black ink, l.l.: St Pauls Yorkville / July A.D. 1848; In pen & brown ink, vso: [poem on the death of a fourteen month old boy written by his father; photo-copy in Acc. File]; In pencil, vso l.r.: Sent by a friend-/ July 1848.-; b.: Yorkville Church / in 1848-; 4x5 col. trans. T 18013-15
Johnson's son James Bovell states that another son, John William Augustus was born 20 March 1846 and died 30 June 1848, adding "see picture of funeral" (held 1 July 1848). Opened 1842 on the s. side of Bloor St. E., between Church & Jarvis Sts., the building was moved in 1861 to the n. side of Bloor St., in present Bay St., and called St. Paul's chapel-of-ease until 1871 when it became the Church of the Redeemer (1861-1879). TEC 69.995
Medium: Watercolour over pencil, on wove paper.
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