Fonds 1998-040 - Carl Percy Martin fonds

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Carl Percy Martin fonds

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ON00226 1998-040

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  • 1900-1990, predominant 1900-1936 (Creation)

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15 cm of textual records

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After Carl Martin's death, the material came into the possession of his daughter (donor). The donor contacted the City Archives in August 1998 about making a donation and the Archivist followed up with a site visit in September.

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The fonds consists of papers related primarily to Millbrook commercial artist and graphic designer, Carl Percy Martin (1904-1997). Included are: a series of personal correspondence from Carl Martin to his parents, (John and Lillian) where Martin is keeping them posted on his efforts to secure a job in Peterborough; a series of personal correspondence or 'love letters' (1900-1902) from a William J. Brown - foreman with the Durham Telephone Company to Carl's mother Lillian Hutchinson of Cavan; a small series of letters from Canadian artist Carl Ahrens to his pupil and friend Carl Martin (1931-1935); also examples of Carl Martin's graphic design work - including greeting cards and display containing provincial and national emblems (1920's circa); a published work by Carl Martin entitled, "Like It or Lump It" in which Martin provides an autobiography, poetry, sketches, recollections and opinion pieces (1990).

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Correspondence have been sorted chronologically and divided into series by recipient. Other series have been established based on the nature/ function of the material.

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