Subfonds 4 - Nobbs and Valentine

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Nobbs and Valentine

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CA CAC 1-4

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  • 1943-1951 (Creation)

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213 architectural drawings.
12 drawings.
2 photographs.
12 cm of textual records.

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Nobbs, and Valentine formed a partnership in 1944 after the death of Nobbs' long-time partner, George Taylor Hyde (1879-1944). The partnership lasted until 1950 when Valentine rejoined the Bell Telephone Company as chief architect. For a biography of Nobbs see the entry for CAC 1, for a biography of Valentine see the entry for CAC 5.

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.

Nobbs et Valentine se sont associés en 1944 après le décès de George Taylor Hyde (1879-1944), associé de longue date de Nobbs. Cette association s'est maintenue jusqu'en 1950, année où Valentine est retourné au service de la société Bell à titre de premier architecte. Pour une biographie de Nobbs, voir l'article CAC 1 et pour une biographie de Valentine, voir l'article CAC 5.
Pour plus de renseignements, voir la publication de la CAC intitulée Percy Erskine Nobbs and Ris Associates: A Guide to the Archive = Percy Erskine Nobbs et ses associés: Guide du fonds, Montréal : Collection d'architecture canadienne, Bibliothèque Blackader-Lauterman d'architecture et d'art, Université McGill, 1986. Voir aussi 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, the son of Percy Erskine Nobbs.

La collection a été remise à la CAC en 1970 par Francis J. Nobbs, fils de Percy Erskine Nobbs.

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Subfonds contains twelve projects documented by 213 architectural drawings (1943-1950) including: additions and alterations to the McGill University Pathology Building, a Henry Birks and Sons store in Victoria, BC, a War Memorial Monument in Westmount, alterations to Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal and alterations to the Royal Montreal Curling Club. Non-architectural projects documented in drawings include the Carlisle Memorial Sedilia, a processional cross and war names inscription panels for Christ Church Cathedral (1946-1948).
"Photographs, 1947, 2 photographs." The Birks store in Victoria is documented by photographs of the finished exterior and interior (1947).. Three projects include correspondence files: War Memorial Monument in Westmount, alterations to St. George's Church in Drummondville, PQ and decorations for the University Club in Montreal (1947-1951).

Dessins architecturaux, 1943-1950, 213 dessins: Les douze projets illustrés par des dessins architecturaux comprennent, notamment : des annexes et rénovations apportées au pavillon de l'Institut de pathologie de l'Université McGill, un magasin de la compagnie Henry Birks and Sons à Victoria (Colombie-Britannique), un monument aux morts à Westmount, des réfections apportées à la cathédrale Christ Church de Montréal et au Royal Montreal Curling Club.
Autres dessins, 1946-1948, 12 dessins: Au nombre des projets non architecturaux illustrés par des dessins, signalons la Sedilia Carlisle Memorial, un crucifix de procession, et les panneaux d'inscription du nom des soldats morts au champ d'honneur réalisés pour la cathédrale Christ Church.
Photographies, 1947, 2 photographies: Le magasin Birks de Victoria est représenté par deux photographies qui en montrent la finition extérieure et intérieure.
Correspondance, 1947-1951, 12 cm: Trois projets sont assortis d'une correspondance.: le monument aux morts de Westmount, les rénovations apportées à l'église St. Georges de Drummondville (Québec) et des ornements pour le University Club de Montréal.

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Fifteen projects by the architectural partnership of Percy Erskine Nobbs (1875-1964) and Hugh Allen Inglis Valentine (1904-78) are documented by architectural drawings, other drawings, photographs and correspondence dating from 1943 to 1951.

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Quinze projets réalisés conjointement par Percy Erskine Nobbs (1875-1964) et Hugh Allen Inglis Valentine (1904-1978) sont documentés par des dessins architecturaux, d'autres dessins, des photos et de la correspondance datant de 1943 à 1951.

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