Joseph Duveen, 1st Baron Duveen
Joseph Duveen, 1st Baron Duveen, known as Sir Joseph Duveen, Bt, between 1927 and 1933, was a British art dealer, considered one of the most influential art dealers of all time. Joseph Duveen was British by birth, the eldest of thirteen children of Sir Joseph Joel Duveen, the Duveen Brothers firm became very successful and became involved in trading antiques. Duveen Senior died in 1908, Joseph took over the working in partnership with his late fathers brother Henry J. Duveen. He had received a thorough and stimulating education at University College School and his success is famously attributed to noticing that Europe has a great deal of art, and America has a great deal of money. He made his fortune by buying works of art from declining European aristocrats and selling them to the millionaires of the United States. Duveens clients included Henry Clay Frick, William Randolph Hearst, Henry E. Huntington, J. P. Morgan, Samuel H. Kress, Andrew Mellon, John D. Rockefeller, and a Canadian, Frank Porter Wood.
The works that Duveen shipped across the Atlantic remain the core collections of many of the United States most famous museums, Duveen played an important role in selling to self-made industrialists on the notion that buying art was buying upper-class status. Duveen quickly became wealthy, and made many philanthropic donations. He gave paintings to many British galleries and he donated considerable sums to repair and expand several galleries, amongst other things he built the Duveen Gallery of the British Museum to house the Elgin Marbles and a major extension to the Tate Gallery. Duveen married Elsie, daughter of Gustav Salomon, of New York and they had one daughter, Dorothy Rose. She married, Sir William Francis Cuthbert Garthwaite, DSC 2nd Bt. on 23 July 1931, orthopædic Surgeon to St. Georges Hospital, of Upper Wimpole Street, London. The court case took seven years to come to trial and after the first jury returned a verdict, Duveen agreed to settle. In recent years, Duveens reputation has suffered considerably, restorers working under his guidance damaged Old Master panel paintings by scraping off old varnish and giving the paintings a glossy finish.
He was responsible for the damaging restoration work done to the Elgin Marbles. A number of the paintings he sold have turned out to be fakes, Duveen greatly increased the trade in bringing great works of art from Europe to America. He eventually became the art dealer, through planning and his insight into human behavior. If a great painting came onto the market he had to have it no matter what and he always outbid the opposition and eventually acquired the finest collections. He went to lengths to purchase great works of art and his network went well beyond American millionaires, English Royalty
Peterborough /ˈpiːtərbɔːroʊ/ PEE-tər-bur-oh is a city on the Otonabee River in Central Ontario, Canada,125 kilometres northeast of Toronto and about 270 kilometers southwest of Ottawa. According to the 2016 Census, the population of the City of Peterborough was 81,032 and it presently has the 33rd largest CMA in Canada. The current mayor of Peterborough is Daryl Bennett, Peterborough is known as the gateway to the Kawarthas, cottage country, a large recreational region of the province. It is named in honour of Peter Robinson, an early Canadian politician who oversaw the first major immigration to the area, the city is the seat of Peterborough County. Peterboroughs nickname in the distant past was The Electric City as it was the first town in Canada to use electric streetlights. Electricity was one of the reasons Quaker Oats moved to the city, first Nations groups probably entered into the area across Bering Sea, through Alaska, millennia ago. Woodland Natives inhabited the area circa 1000 BCE –1000 CE, followed by Iroquois, two of the more prominent sites surviving from this time are the petroglyphs at Petroglyphs Provincial Park and Serpent Mounds.
The petroglyphs are located northeast of Peterborough and are believed to have been carved by the Algonquin people between 900 and 1400 CE. The Serpent Mounds are located near Keene, approximately 30 km southeast of Peterborough in Otonabee-South Monaghan township, in 1818, Adam Scott settled on the west shore of the Otonabee River. The following year he began construction of a sawmill and gristmill, the mill was located at the foot of present-day King Street and was powered by water from Jackson Creek. The site has an Ojibway name Nogojiwanong which means the place at the end of the rapids, the year 1825 marked the arrival of Irish immigrants from the city of Cork to Scotts Plains. In 1822, the British Parliament had approved an experimental emigration plan to transport poor Irish Catholic families to Upper Canada. Peter Robinson, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada, Scotts Plains was renamed Peterborough in his honour. Robinson interviewed families and individual males to make the long voyage and these families had to meet specific criteria in order to be eligible for the voyage.
The specifics required for Robinsons settlers were that they had to be Catholic, males had to be less than forty-five years of age and in good health and families were unrelated. The majority of the Irish emigrants were chosen from Fermoy, North Cork, Robinson was urged by landlords to remove the pauper and undesirables. Most of them could read and write, thomas Poole, a nineteenth century writer, wrote that all 2024 passengers boarded nine ships in June 1825, with everything they owned, from Cork across the Atlantic Ocean to Quebec City. The journey took 30 days to cross the Atlantic and on board the ship they were provided with bunks, hard tack or ship biscuits were one of the many foods that were made to provide energy for the passengers
Queens University at Kingston is a public research university in Kingston, Canada. Founded on 16 October 1841 via a charter issued by Queen Victoria. Queens holds more than 1,400 hectares of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, Queens is organized into ten undergraduate and professional faculties and schools. The Church of Scotland established Queens College in 1841 with a charter from Queen Victoria. The first classes, intended to prepare students for the ministry, were held 7 March 1842 with 13 students, Queens was the first university west of the maritime provinces to admit women and to form a student government. In 1883, a college for medical education affiliated with Queens University was established. In 1888, Queens University began offering courses, becoming the first Canadian university to do so. In 1912, Queens secularized and changed to its present legal name, Queens is a co-educational university, with more than 23,000 students, and with over 131,000 living alumni worldwide.
Notable alumni include government officials, business leaders and 57 Rhodes Scholars, Queens varsity teams, known as the Golden Gaels, compete in the Ontario University Athletics conference of U Sports. Queens was a result of an outgrowth of educational initiatives planned by Presbyterians in the 1830s, a draft plan for the university was presented at a synod meeting in Kingston in 1839, with a modified bill introduced through the 13th Parliament of Upper Canada during a session in 1840. On 16 October 1841, a charter was issued through Queen Victoria establishing Queens College at Kingston. They modelled the university after the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow, classes began on 7 March 1842, in a small wood-frame house on the edge of the city with two professors and 15 students. The college moved several times during its first eleven years, before settling in its present location, prior to Canadian Confederation, the college was financially supported by the Presbyterian Church in Scotland, the Canadian government and private citizens.
The college was rescued after Principal William Snodgrass and other created a fundraising campaign across Canada. The risk of financial ruin continued to worry the administration until the final decade. They actively considered leaving Kingston and merging with the University of Toronto as late as the 1880s, with the additional funds bequeathed from Queens first major benefactor, Robert Sutherland, the college staved off financial failure and maintained its independence. Queens was given university status on 17 May 1881, in 1883, Womens Medical College was founded at Queens with a class of three. Theological Hall, completed in 1880, originally served as Queens main building throughout the late 19th century, in 1912, Queens separated from the Presbyterian Church of Scotland and changed its name to Queens University at Kingston
Francesco Francia, whose real name was Francesco Raibolini, was an Italian painter and medallist from Bologna, who was director of the city mint. He may have trained with Marco Zoppo and was first mentioned as a painter in 1486 and his earliest known work is the Felicini Madonna, which is signed and dated 1494. He himself trained Marcantonio Raimondi and several artists, he produced niellos, in which Raimondi first learnt to engrave, soon excelling his master. Raphaels Santa Cecilia is supposed to have produced such a feeling of inferiority in Francia that it caused him to die of depression, however, as his friendship with Raphael is now well-known, this story has been discredited. His sons Giacomo Francia and Giulio Francia were artists, among his works is a Baptism of Christ in Lisbon. Giorgio Vasari, Le vite dei più eccellenti architetti, pittori et scultori italiani, Francesco Raibolini, called Francia, London 1901 Giuseppe Piazzi, Le Opere di Francesco Raibolini, detto il Francia, orefice e pittore.
Azzoguidi, Bologna 1925 Emilio Negro, Nicosetta Roio, Francesco Francia e la sua scuola, artioli Editore, Modena 1998, ISBN8877920572 Sally Hickson, Giovanni Francesco Zaninello of Ferrara and the portrait of Isabella dEste by Francesco Francia, Renaissance Studies Vol.23 No. 3, S. 288–310 Pope-Hennessy, John & Kanter, Laurence B, the Robert Lehman Collection I, Italian Paintings. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in association with Princeton University Press, cS1 maint, Multiple names, authors list Media related to Francesco Francia at Wikimedia Commons Catholic Encyclopedia entry
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Auguste Renoir, was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality, it has said that Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau. He was the father of actor Pierre Renoir, filmmaker Jean Renoir and he was the grandfather of the filmmaker Claude Renoir, son of Pierre. Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France, in 1841 and his father, Léonard Renoir, was a tailor of modest means, so in 1844, Renoirs family moved to Paris in search of more favorable prospects. The location of their home, in rue d’Argenteuil in central Paris, although the young Renoir had a natural proclivity for drawing, he exhibited a greater talent for singing. His talent was encouraged by his teacher, Charles Gounod, who was the choir-master at the Church of St Roch at the time. However, due to the financial circumstances, Renoir had to discontinue his music lessons.
Although Renoir displayed a talent for his work, he tired of the subject matter. The owner of the factory recognized his apprentice’s talent and communicated this to Renoir’s family, following this, Renoir started taking lessons to prepare for entry into Ecole des Beaux Arts. When the porcelain factory adopted mechanical reproduction processes in 1858, Renoir was forced to other means to support his learning. Before he enrolled in art school, he painted hangings for overseas missionaries, in 1862, he began studying art under Charles Gleyre in Paris. There he met Alfred Sisley, Frédéric Bazille, and Claude Monet, at times, during the 1860s, he did not have enough money to buy paint. Renoir had his first success at the Salon of 1868 with his painting Lise with a Parasol, although Renoir first started exhibiting paintings at the Paris Salon in 1864, recognition was slow in coming, partly as a result of the turmoil of the Franco-Prussian War. This loss of a favorite painting location resulted in a change of subjects.
Renoir was inspired by the style and subject matter of modern painters Camille Pissarro. Although the critical response to the exhibition was largely unfavorable, Renoirs work was well received. That same year, two of his works were shown with Durand-Ruel in London, hoping to secure a livelihood by attracting portrait commissions, Renoir displayed mostly portraits at the second Impressionist exhibition in 1876. He contributed a diverse range of paintings the next year when the group presented its third exhibition, they included Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette
François Auguste René Rodin, known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past and he was schooled traditionally, took a craftsman-like approach to his work, and desired academic recognition, although he was never accepted into Pariss foremost school of art. Sculpturally, Rodin possessed an ability to model a complex, turbulent. Many of his most notable sculptures were roundly criticized during his lifetime and they clashed with predominant figurative sculpture traditions, in which works were decorative, formulaic, or highly thematic. Rodins most original work departed from traditional themes of mythology and allegory, modeled the human body with realism, Rodin was sensitive to the controversy surrounding his work, but refused to change his style. Successive works brought increasing favor from the government and the artistic community, by 1900, he was a world-renowned artist.
Wealthy private clients sought Rodins work after his Worlds Fair exhibit and he married his lifelong companion, Rose Beuret, in the last year of both their lives. His sculptures suffered a decline in popularity after his death in 1917, Rodin remains one of the few sculptors widely known outside the visual arts community. Rodin was born in 1840 into a family in Paris, the second child of Marie Cheffer and Jean-Baptiste Rodin. He was largely self-educated, and began to draw at age ten, between ages 14 and 17, Rodin attended the Petite École, a school specializing in art and mathematics, where he studied drawing and painting. His drawing teacher, Horace Lecoq de Boisbaudran, believed in first developing the personality of his students so that they observed with their own eyes, Rodin still expressed appreciation for his teacher much in life. It was at Petite École that he first met Jules Dalou, in 1857, Rodin submitted a clay model of a companion to the École des Beaux-Arts in an attempt to win entrance, he did not succeed, and two further applications were denied.
Given that entrance requirements at the Grande École were not particularly high, Rodins inability to gain entrance may have been due to the judges Neoclassical tastes, while Rodin had been schooled in light, 18th-century sculpture. Leaving the Petite École in 1857, Rodin earned a living as a craftsman, Rodins sister Maria, two years his senior, died of peritonitis in a convent in 1862. Rodin was anguished and felt guilty because he had introduced Maria to an unfaithful suitor, turning away from art, he briefly joined a Catholic order, the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Saint Peter Julian Eymard and head of the congregation, recognized Rodins talent and, sensing his lack of suitability for the order and he returned to work as a decorator, while taking classes with animal sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye. The teachers attention to detail – his finely rendered musculature of animals in motion – significantly influenced Rodin, in 1864, Rodin began to live with a young seamstress named Rose Beuret, with whom he would stay – with ranging commitment – for the rest of his life.
The couple had a son, Auguste-Eugène Beuret and that year, Rodin offered his first sculpture for exhibition, and entered the studio of Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, a successful mass producer of objets dart
Tintoretto was an Italian painter and a notable exponent of the Renaissance school. For his phenomenal energy in painting he was termed Il Furioso and his work is characterized by its muscular figures, dramatic gestures, and bold use of perspective in the Mannerist style, while maintaining color and light typical of the Venetian School. His real name Comin was discovered by Miguel Falomir of the Museo del Prado, Comin translates to the spice cumin in the local language. Tintoretto was born in Venice in 1518, as the eldest of 21 children and his father, was a dyer, or tintore, hence the son got the nickname of Tintoretto, little dyer, or dyers boy, which is anglicized as Tintoret. The family originated from Brescia, in Lombardy, part of the Republic of Venice, older studies gave the Tuscan town of Lucca as the origin of the family. In childhood Jacopo, a painter, began daubing on the dyers walls, his father, noticing his bent. This was supposedly towards 1533, when Titian was already fifty-six years of age, active disparagement was not wanting, but it passed unnoticed by Tintoretto.
The latter sought for no further teaching, but studied on his own account with laborious zeal, he lived poorly, collecting casts, bas-reliefs etc. and practising by their aid. His noble conception of art and his personal ambition were evidenced in the inscription which he placed over his studio Il disegno di Michelangelo ed il colorito di Tiziano. Now and afterwards he very frequently worked by night as well as by day, the young painter Andrea Schiavone, four years Tintorettos junior, was much in his company. Tintoretto helped Schiavone gratis in wall-paintings, and in many subsequent instances he worked for nothing, the two earliest mural paintings of Tintoretto—done, like others, for next to no pay—are said to have been Belshazzars Feast and a Cavalry Fight. These are both long since perished, as are all his frescoes, early or later, the first work of his to attract some considerable notice was a portrait-group of himself and his brother—the latter playing a guitar—with a nocturnal effect, this is lost.
It was followed by some subject, which Titian was candid enough to praise. For the Scuola della Trinità he painted four subjects from Genesis, up till 2012, The Embarkation of St Helena in the Holy Land was attributed to his contemporary Andrea Schiavone. But new analysis of the work has revealed it as one of a series of three paintings by Tintoretto, depicting the legend of St Helena And The Holy Cross, the error was uncovered during work on a project to catalogue continental European oil paintings in the UK. The Embarkation of St Helena was acquired by the V&A in 1865 and its sister paintings, The Discovery Of The True Cross and St Helen Testing The True Cross, are held in galleries in the US. Towards 1546 Tintoretto painted for the church of the Madonna dellOrto three of his works, the Worship of the Golden Calf, the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple. He took the commission for two of the paintings, the Worship of the Golden Calf and the Last Judgment, on a cost only basis in order to make himself better known and he settled down in a house hard by the church
Portrait of Isaak Abrahamsz. Massa
Massa is a 1626 painting by Frans Hals that is in the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. It depicts Isaac Massa, a merchant and a close friend of Hals. Massa was the subject of a work by Hals – Isaak Abrahamsz Massa. Massa would commission another portrait by Hals in 1635, the painting is inscribed with the date 1626, but there is no mention of the identity of the sitter. For many years led to debate, and it was often assumed to be a self-portrait. Wilhelm Valentiner was a proponent of this theory. Other scholars, such as Numa S. Trivas, did advance the idea that it was a portrait of Massa, the 1626 portrait is noted for its informality and vitality. Massa appears leaning over the back of a chair, a significant departure from standard formal portrait poses of the period, Hals would use similar poses in a number of other paintings, and it would be employed by other artists in centuries. He is relaxed and engaged in his own affairs, many of Hals’s contemporaries were students of Caravaggio, influenced by his strong chiaroscuro.
Massa had made his fortune as a merchant in Russia. The view through the window of large trees may be intended to reflect this. The landscape in the background may have not been painted by Hals, in Massas hand he holds a sprig of holly. In traditional symbolism this represents friendship and constancy, and may reflect the relationship between the artist and subject. It has interpreted as Massas pledge to be faithful to his wife during his long absences. For many years the painting was part of the collection of the Earls of Spencer, the 1822 Bibliotheca Spenceriana, a catalogue of the Spencer collection, describes it as hanging in one of the bedrooms of the estate. In 1924 the 7th Earl Spencer was forced to sell off part of the collection to pay down debts. He sold the Hals, along with works to art merchant Joseph Duveen. The next year Duveen sold the painting to Canadian businessman Frank P. Wood, upon Woods death in 1955 his collection was given to the Art Gallery of Ontario, which is where the portrait still resides
George Albertus Cox
George Albertus Cox was a very prominent Canadian businessman and a member of the Canadian Senate. He was born in Colborne, Upper Canada in 1840 and he began work as a telegrapher for the Montreal Telegraph Company and became their agent in Peterborough, Ontario. In 1861, he became an agent for the Canada Life Assurance Company and he served seven years as mayor of Peterborough and accumulated real estate in that area. In 1878, he became president of the Midland Railway of Canada, in 1884, he founded the Central Canada Loan and Savings Company, moving to Toronto in 1888 and becoming president of the Canadian Bank of Commerce in 1890. During the 1890s, he was involved in the purchase of the Toronto Globe, in 1896, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada by Sir Wilfrid Laurier. In 1898 Cox and Edward Rogers Wood incorporated the National Trust Company in Toronto that became the Scotia Trust in 1997, in 1900, he became president and general manager of Canada Life Assurance. In 1901 Cox and Edward Rogers Wood established investment dealer Dominion Securities Corporation Limited, by this time, he controlled many of the important Canadian companies in the insurance and finance sectors.
Cox was one of the few Canadian millionaires of his era, a number of the young men who got their start in Cox companies, such as William Thomas White, James Henry Gundy, Edward Robert Peacock, and Frank Porter Wood, younger brother of Edward Rogers Wood. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Victorian Order of Nurses, a member of the Canadian Red Cross. He died in Toronto in 1914 and was buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, george Albertus Cox – Parliament of Canada biography
Montreal, officially Montréal, is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the 2nd-most populous in Canada as a whole. Originally called Ville-Marie, or City of Mary, it is believed to be named after Mount Royal, the city has a distinct four-season continental climate, with warm-to-hot summers and cold, snowy winters. In 2016, Montreal had a population of 1,704,694, Montreals metropolitan area had a population of 4,098,927 and a population of 1,958,257 in the urban agglomeration, with all of the municipalities on the Island of Montreal included. Legally a French-speaking city,60. 5% of Montrealers speak French at home,21. 2% speak English and 19. 8% speak neither, Montreal is one of the most bilingual cities in Quebec and Canada, with 56% of the population able to speak both official languages. Montreal is the second-largest primarily French-speaking city in the world after Paris, historically the commercial capital of Canada, it was surpassed in population and economic strength by Toronto in the 1970s.
It remains an important centre of commerce, finance, technology, education, tourism, film, Montreal was named a UNESCO City of Design. In 2009, Montreal was named North Americas leading host city for international events, according to the 2009 preliminary rankings of the International Congress. According to the 2015 Global Liveability Ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit, in the 2017 edition of their Best Student Cities ranking, Quacquarelli Symonds ranked Montreal as the worlds best city to study abroad. Also, Montreal has 11 universities with 170,000 students enrolled, the Greater Montréal region has the highest number of university students per capita among all metropolitan areas in North America. It is the only Canadian city to have held the Summer Olympics, the city hosts the Canadian Grand Prix of Formula One, the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Just for Laughs festival. In 2012, Montreal was ranked as a Beta+ world city, in Kanien’kéha, or Mohawk language, the island is called Tiohtià, ke Tsi or Ka-wé-no-te.
In Anishinaabemowin, or Ojibwe language, the land is called Mooniyaang, though the city was first named by French colonizers Ville Marie, or City of Mary, its current name comes from Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The most popular theory is that the name derives from Mont Réal, Cartiers 1535 diary entry, naming the mountain, according to the Commission de toponymie du Québec and the Geographical Names Board of Canada, Canadian place names have only one official form. Thus, Montreal is officially spelled with an accent over the e in both English and French. In practice, this is limited to governmental uses. English-speaking Montrealers, including English-language media, regularly omit the accent when writing in English, archaeological evidence demonstrates that First Nations native people occupied the island of Montreal as early as 4,000 years ago. By the year AD1000, they had started to cultivate maize, within a few hundred years, they had built fortified villages.
Archeologists have found evidence of their habitation there and at locations in the valley since at least the 14th century
Crescent School (Toronto)
Crescent School is an independent elementary and secondary boys school in Toronto, Canada. It teaches boys from Grades 3 to 12, established in 1913 by John William James, the school was situated in several locations in its early years. In 1933, Susan Denton Massey, the aunt of Governor General Vincent Massey, gifted land to the school, making its expansion possible. Today, Crescent School is located in Uptown Toronto, between Lawrence Park and the Bridle Path, operating under the Advanced Placement program with a reputation as a leader in boys education. Crescent School was founded in September 1913 by its first headmaster, John William James and he opened his school to a group of boys at his home at 43 Rosedale Road. The school experienced many changes and financial difficulties in its days, however the school persisted. The school moved to its current location on the old Frank P Wood estate in 1970, in 2014, Sylvia Duckworth, a teacher at Crescent School, was awarded the Prime Ministers Awards for Teaching Excellence.
Each student at Crescent is a member of one of six houses, each house is named after notable figures in Canadian history. Each house is governed by a house captain in the Upper School. The six houses are, Cartier Hudson Mackenzie Massey Simcoe Wolfe The houses compete for points which culminate in a year end award to whichever house has the most points. The house system is an part of Crescent life. The original two houses were named the Greens and Greys, Lau Family Wing In 2011, Crescent opened the Lau Family wing, a C$10.6 Million dollar addition adjacent to the existing Center for Creative Learning. The Building was named in honour of Ming Wai Lau, and the Joseph Lau Luen Hung Family Charitable Trust, most Middle School classes, as well as some Upper School classes, will be held in the Lau Family Wing. Fieldhouse In 2002, Crescent opened the Fieldhouse, a large and this replaced the three outdoor tennis courts that had been situated there before. Latifi Family Commons In September 2014, the Latifi Family Commons and it is named for Michael and Marilena Latifi, current parents at Crescent School.
Crescent teams include basketball, baseball and field, volleyball, tennis, soccer, table tennis, cross country, a recent addition to the schools facilities is two artificial turf playing fields. The school has a record of success in both CISAA and OFSAA. In the 1920s and 1930s, the Crescent School held athletic events with other private and these events were often reported on in the Globe & Mail newspaper, the soccer match between the Crescent School and Appleby College held on November 30,1937 ended in a tie
Edward Rogers Wood
Wood was born in Peterborough, Ontario to a Northern Irish father and a Scottish mother. He married Agnes Euphemia Smart in Toronto on July 18,1891 and they had a son, William and a daughter, Mildred. In his early teens, Edward Wood joined the G. N. W, telegraph Company owned by Peterboroughs Mayor George Albertus Cox and Senator George Albertus Cox. After completing school Edward joined Coxs financial firm, Central Canada Loan & Savings Company, both men incorporated in 1898 the National Trust Company in Toronto, Ontario. National Trust became part of Bank of Nova Scotia as Scotia Trust in 1997, in 1901 Cox and Wood formed Dominion Securities with the purpose of underwriting and retailing of provincial and utility bonds. In 1902 Edward Wood shifted Dominion Securities into industrial finance by financing of Dominion Iron & Steel, in 1910 he formed Dominion Steel Corporation, where his younger brother Frank Porter Wood was a President. Edward and Euphemia Wood built and lived in Wymilwood with his family from 1902 to 1924 and they donated Wymilwood, an Elizabethan-style mansion now called Falconer Hall to the University of Toronto and is now part of the UofT law school.
In 1920-24 they laid out and moved to Glendon Hall on Bayview Avenue, woods 20-year-younger brother Frank P Wood and his wife, Emma built and located nearby in an estate now used as Crescent School. In 1950, by a widow, Pheme Wood died and bequeathed Glendon Hall to the University of Toronto with the intent that it be used by the Department of Botany for a university botanical gardens. Following 10 years of mixed academic use the University turned over the estate in 1961 to its newly created affiliate, Edward had died in Toronto in 1941. They are buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, adjacent to the grave of George Albertus Cox, “Out of the Wood Work, The Wood Family’s Benefactions to Victoria University, ” Papers of the Canadian Methodist Historical Society, vol. “Glendon Hall and the Canadian Rose Society, ” The Canadian Rose Annual, pp.31 –42, University of Michigan Library, International Press Limited, Toronto. Brown, George William, David M. Hayne, Francess G. Halpenny, Ontario, University of Toronto Press.
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