Tom Thomson, Letter to Dr. James MacCallum, Oct. 6, 1914

Mowat xP. O., Oct 6 1914

Dear Dr — [...] About the sketch if it could get 10 or $15 for it I should be greatly pleased but if they don't care to put in so much let it go for what they will give. The same applys to all the others except the one with the rocks and water which I would like to paint up.

Jackson and myself have been making quite a few sketches lately and I will send a bunch down with Lismer when he goes back. He & Varley are greatlly taken with the look of things here [...]. We are all working away but the best I can do does not do the place much justice in the way of beauty

Jackson & myself are having a fine time and seem to have about the same habits — about camping and can always find skeching near the same place and so everything is O.K. Alex has made some fine sketches here

I thought of putting in my application for a park Rangers job and went down to Headquarters with that idea, but there is so much red tape about it that I might not get on for months so I will try and get work in some engraving shop for a few months this winter. Jackson has written Harris (who has my Bank Book) to find out my bank balance — I have probably used most of it up by this time and it is just to find out if I should ride or walk back to Toronto. Could you phone the bank and find out?

Remember me to Mrs. MacCallum the children and all the kind people that I met at Go Home — thanking you for many favors.

I am yours truly,
Tom Thomson


Source: Library and Archives, National Gallery of Canada, Dr. James M. MacCallum papers, Tom Thomson, Letter to Dr. James MacCallum, October 6, 1914

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