Subfonds 5 - Nobbs and Nobbs

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Nobbs and Nobbs

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CA CAC 1-5

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  • 1951-1954 (Creation)
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    Nobbs and Nobbs

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33 architectural drawings
1 photograph
9 cm of textual records

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(1945-1960)

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The firm of Nobbs and Nobbs represents the partnership of Percy Erskine Nobbs (1875-1964) and his son Francis John Nobbs (b. 1912). Francis Nobbs joined his father's practice in 1945, one year after the death of Percy Nobbs' partner George Taylor Hyde (1879-1944). Nobbs and Nobbs worked as partners until 1960 when Francis Nobbs set up his own practice. The three projects in the CAC archives contain architectural drawings, photographs, and correspondence relating to the practice of Nobbs and Nobbs. For a biography of Percy Erskine Nobbs see the entry for CAC 1.

For further information see the CAC's publication, Percy Erskine Nobbs and His Associates: A Guide to the Archive = Percy Erskine Nobbs et ses associés: Guide du fonds. Montreal: Canadian Architecture Collection, Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, McGill University, 1986. Also see Susan Wagg. Percy Erskine Nobbs : Architecte, Artiste, Artisan = Percy Erskine Nobbs: Architect, Artist, Craftsman. Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1982.

The firm of Nobbs and Nobbs represents the partnership of Percy Erskine Nobbs (1875-1964) and his son Francis John Nobbs (b. 1912). Francis Nobbs joined his father's practice in 1945, one year after the death of Percy Nobbs' partner George Taylor Hyde (1879-1944). Nobbs and Nobbs worked as partners until 1960 when Francis Nobbs set up his own practice. The three projects in the CAC archives contain architectural drawings, photographs, and correspondence relating to the practice of Nobbs and Nobbs. For a biography of Percy Erskine Nobbs see the entry for CAC 1.

For further information see the CAC's publication, Percy Erskine Nobbs and His Associates: A Guide to the Archive = Percy Erskine Nobbs et ses associés: Guide du fonds. Montreal: Canadian Architecture Collection, Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, McGill University, 1986. Also see Susan Wagg. Percy Erskine Nobbs : Architecte, Artiste, Artisan = Percy Erskine Nobbs: Architect, Artist, Craftsman. Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1982.

Custodial history

The collection was given to the CAC in 1970 by Francis J. Nobbs.
La collection a été remise à la CAC en 1970 par Francis J. Nobbs.

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Consists primarily of architectural drawings (1951-1954, 33 drawings) as well as records related to architectural operations, correspondence, and other papers. Included are drawings of alterations to Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal and proposals for naval memorials in Halifax at Point Pleasant and Citadel Hill Park. Also contains 1 photograph, 1951, of Christ Church Cathedral. Two projects have accompanying correspondence: alterations to Christ Church Cathedral and the Point Pleasant Naval Memorial (1951-1954).

"Dessins architecturaux, 1951-1954, 33 dessins." Notamment les plans des rénovations apportées à la cathédrale Christ Church de Montréal et des propositions de monuments navals pour Point Pleasant et Citadel Hill Park (Halifax).
"Photographies, 1951, 1 photo." Une photo de la cathédrale Christ Church.
"Correspondance, 1951-1954, 9 cm." Deux projets s'assortiment d'une correspondance : les rénovations apportées à la cathédrale Christ Church et le monument naval de Point Pleasant.

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"Percy Erskine Nobbs Digital Archive": http://cac.mcgill.ca/nobbs

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1

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1.03

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