Arthur Lismer, Letter to Tom Thomson, Jan. 1916

Bedford – N.S.

Dear Tom

How goes life in the old shack this winter? …hope you are keeping warm & fit & doing a little work occasionally in between the records on the Victrola – Sometimes I wish I were back in Toronto. The atmosphere here is not an artistic one – but I have a 'job' & I like it & its great country & we have a fine little place on the edge of all the wild stuff one could wish – its very like the Park & a lot like Georgian Bay. — Civilization seems to have passed on & left the country in all its wildness. […]

I guess you had lots of work to do this summer. I should think that fire-fighting kept you fairly busy during the hot spell. From all accounts you seem to have struck fine country & I’d like to see your sketches.


Best wishes for the New Year.

Arthur Lismer

Source: Library and Archives Canada/Bibliotheque et Archives Canada, MG30 D284 'Tom Thomson collection', Vol. 1 File 2, Arthur Lismer, Letter to Tom Thomson, January 31, 1916

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