Item 2016.18.11 - Trowel

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CA ON00357 2188-2016.18.11

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  • 1891 (Creation)

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1 trowel : silver plate with ivory handle ; 34 cm x 10 cm (at widest part)

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The University Art Collection purchased this item from Darrell G. Leeson of Lord Russborough's Annex in Port Hope in 2011. The item was in the possession of the Cox family prior to this.

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Trowel from laying of cornerstone of Old Vic. Inscription on top reads: "Presented to Mrs. Geo. A. Cox by the Regents of Victoria University on the Occasion of laying the Cornerstone in the Queens Park Toronto June the 15th A.D 1891"
Made by Kent Bros.
George A. Cox held the title of Bursar (1885-1900), Co-Bursar/Co-Treasurer (1900-1907), and later Treasurer, at Victoria University (1907-1914).

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Transferred to Archives from the University Art Collection in 2012.

Accession 2016.18V were previously un-accessioned artifacts in the Archives collection. Provenance for this item was not discovered until 2021.


Formerly identified by the University Art Collection as 2011.2.1.

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