Alex Jackson, Letter to Dr. James MacCallum, [1914]

Fort Rouge, Winnipeg

Dear Doctor.

A letter from the disappearing Thomson found me here. He is at Canoe Lake, stirring up his red paint for the fray. so I am thinking of going by train from Port Arthur right through to Parry Sound. [...] there are lots of maples round there so we ought to keep ourselves busy, and can get away from war news. most people spend all their time talking about it and damning the Germans, imagining that in some way they are helping Britain. Tom seems quite enthusiastic and I expect is quite an inspiring chap to work with, you need a man with you who tries to do the impossible. to do what you know is easily within your powers never had given rise to a great school of art or anything else. [...] I can finish up the autumn sketching and be in plenty of time to fight the Germs. there are sure to be some of them left. [...]

Alex Jackson

Source: Library and Archives, National Gallery of Canada, Dr. James M. MacCallum papers, Alex Jackson, Letter to Dr. James MacCallum, 1914. Notes: Courtesy of the Estate of the late Dr. Naomi Jackson

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