LECTURES

L1. "The Architect in Greece"
    Illustrated lecture

    Edinburgh Architectural Association, 20 November 1907

    7p. ms., listing slides, and proofs for unidentified Transactions dated 16/1/1909, in McGill University Archives (hereinafter MUA) Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L2. "Constantinople"
    Illustrated lecture

    Currie Library Society (probably in Edinburgh), 1910
    E.A.A. (probably the Edinburgh Architectural Association),
    Dunblane, 5 December 1911

    Montreal Ladies Art Association, 1913 (actually the Women's Art Society of Montreal, the minutes of which organization refer to the lecture held in conjunction with the Montreal Women's Club in the Y.M.C.A. Rooms) Alumnae Society (probably of McGill University), March 1917

    "Pub" on the manuscript would seem to indicate a publication

    5p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L3. "Circumstance in Architecture: The External Influences in Art"
    Illustrated lecture

    No indication as to audience, but probably in Edinburgh, January 1911

    First of a series of two lectures (see L5)

    10p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L4. "Scouts and Old Castles"
    Illustrated lecture

    No indication as to which particular scout group, but probably in Edinburgh, February 1911

    8p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L5. "Style in Architecture"
    Illustrated lecture

    No indication as to audience, but probably in Edinburgh, February 1911

    Second of a series of two lectures (see L3). Cover title on file folder "Tradition in Architecture"

    11p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L6. "The Appreciation of Art"
    Lecture

    [Edinburgh] College of Art, 2 March, 1911
    Edinburgh College of Art, October 1911
    [Edinburgh] Architectural Association, 29 November 1911

    Published JRIBA (9 November 1912) (P9) "Address delivered at the Royal College of Art, Edinburgh, October 1911."

    20p. ms., dated March 1911, with 2p. introductory sentences aimed at particular audiences, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L7. "Music and Architecture"
    Illustrated lecture

    Edinburgh Musical Education Society, 13 November 1912

    11p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L8. "The Gothic Spirit"
    Illustrated lecture

    Edinburgh Architectural Society (probably the Edinburgh Architectural Association), 22 January or June, 1913

    15p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L9. "The Original Form of the Church of St. Andrew in Krisei, Constantinople"
    Illustrated lecture

    Archaeological Institute of America, fifteenth General Meeting, Montreal,2 January 1914 (American Journal of Archaeology ser. 2, (1914): 79) cf. Chapter V in Van Millingen et al (P7) "The Church of S. Andrew in Krisei, Hoja Mustaphy Pasha Mesjedi."

    4p. ms., listing slides in MUA Traquair Papers: MG 3089 c.2

L10. "East and West in Art"
    Illustrated lecture

    McGill Oriental Society, 13 January 1914
    First time addressing one of McGill's academic societies (p.1)

    13p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L11. "Ross Lectures" on Architecture
    Illustrated lectures

    No indication as to audience, but probably public lectures presented on the McGill University campus, 1915

    A series of six lectures with the following titles:
      1. "The Meaning of Architecture" 7p.
      2. "Roman Architecture" 8p.
      3. "Mediaeval Architecture i) The Period of the Monasteries" 6p.
      4. "Mediaeval Architecture ii) The XIV Century" 6p.
      5. "Modern Architecture - The XIX Century" 9p.


    mss., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L12. "East and West in Art"
    Illustrated lecture

    Art Association of Montreal, 25 February 1915 (54th Annual Report for 1915, p. 15)

    A different text to that of the 13 January 1914 lecture to the McGill Oriental Society (L10)

    13p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L13. "Architecture"
    Illustrated lectures

    Extension course, consisting of twenty lectures and covering the subject from the Egyptian period to the twentieth century, 1915-16

    ms., labelled I-XX, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1, c.2

L14. "Byzantine Architecture"
    Illustrated lecture

    Archaeological Institute of America, Montreal Society, November 1915

    cf. Chapter I in Van Millingen et al (P7*) "Byzantine Architecture"

    12p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L15. "The Beginnings of Gothic Architecture"
    Illustrated lecture

    Y.M.C.A., Quebec, 17 November 1915

    13p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L16. "English Art of the XIII and XIV Centuries"
    Arts Club, Montreal, March 1917 (Minute Book I, 8 March 1917)

    Art Association of Montreal, 11 November, 1920

    The 59th Annual Report of the Art Association of Montreal for 1920 lists the title as "Mediaeval Art" (p. 28)

    16p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G. 3089 c.1

L17. "Modern Canadian Heraldry"
    Illustrated lecture

    Arts Club, Montreal, March 1918 (Minute Book I, 14 March 1919)

    12p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L18. "The Education of the Architect"
    Lecture

    Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Ontario Association of Architects Joint Meeting, Toronto, 3 October 1919
    Referred to and published in Construction 12, no.10 (Oct. 1919): 312-313, 315-317 (P16)

L19. "How to Understand Architecture"
    Illustrated lecture

    Arts Club, Montreal, 30 November 1919 (Minute Book I, 4 March

    St. James Literary Society, 1920 ("List of Papers and Debates" MUA St. James Literary Society Papers: M.G.3009)

    11p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L20. "Classic Greek Dress and Sculpture"
    Illustrated lecture

    Women's Art Society of Montreal, 4 January 1921 (Minutes for 1920-21)

    Probably the undated lecture entitled "Costume and Sculpture" and addressed to a group of ladies (p.1) (L64)

    "Costume and Sculpture"' 10p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L21. "[Looking at Architecture]"
    Illustrated lecture

    Miss Edgar's School, February 1921

    Title taken from introductory remarks

    10p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L22. "Two Imaginative Artists: William Blake and David Scott"
    Illustrated lecture

    Art Association of Montreal, 24 November 1921 (60th Annual Report, 1921, p. 61)

    11p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L23. "The Dutch School of Painting"
    Illustrated lecture

    Art Association" of Montreal, n.d. Possibly planned, but not given. (Annual Reports 1913-1952)
    Trafalgar [School], May 1922

    14p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L24. "The English School of Painting"
    Illustrated lecture

    Trafalgar [School], May 1922
    Miss Edgar's [School], February 1923
    12p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L25. "[The History of Theatre]"
    Lecture

    Ottawa Drama League, October 1922

    Title taken from subject matter

    11p. ms., in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L26. "Principles of Interior Decoration"
    Lecture

    Ottawa Women's Art Club (actually the Women's Art Association, (Ottawa), October 1922

    15p. ms., in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L27. "Gothic Art and Architecture"
    Illustrated lectures

    McGill University Extension Course, consisting of twelve lectures, January to March 1923

    Referred to in the McGill University Annual Report for 1922-23, pp. 100, 175, as "Mediaeval Art and Architecture" and "Gothic Art" respectively. Attended by 67 people (p. 175)

    ms., listing slides and labelled I-XII, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L28. "Edinburgh, the Growth of a City"
    Illustrated lecture

    Art Association of Montreal, Thursday 25 January 1923 (62nd Annual Report for 1923, p. 27)

    See also lecture on the same subject, 21 January 1930 (L47)

L29. "Greek Dress"
    Illustrated lecture with living models

    Provincial Association of Protestant Teachers of Quebec, 59th Annual Convention, High School of Montreal, 10 to 13 October 1923 (Friday 12 October)

    Referred to in The Teacher's Magazine. 5, nos. 5, 6 (Sept. and Dec. 1923): 34, 28. Possibly the undated lecture entitled "Costume and Sculpture" referred to in L20

    "Costume and Sculpture" 10p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

30. "Mediaeval Art"
    Illustrated lecture

    Women's Art Society of Montreal, 23 October 1923 (Minutes for 1923-24)

L31. "The History of the House"
    Illustrated lectures

    McGill University Extension Course, probably consisting of twelve lectures, January to March 1924 (Annual Report for 1923-24, pp. 132, 188)

    Presented by Ramsay Traquair and William Carless. "Well attended" (p. 132). Traquair's contribution included lectures on the Classic House, the Mediaeval House and the Modern House

    mss., listing slides and labelled I, II and VI, are in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L32. "Art and Modern Life"
    Illustrated lecture

    Lyceum, Ottawa, 1924

    Probably part of McGill University's Lyceum Lecture Series

    13p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L33. "Social Architecture"
    Illustrated lecture

    Forum (probably the People's Forum), 1924

    17p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L34. "Mural Decoration"
    Illustrated lecture

    Art Association of Montreal, Thursday 21 February 1924 (63rd Annual Report for 1924, p. 26)

    cf. 20p. undated ms. of same title, listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

    cf. Published article in JRAIC (P35)

L35. " 'Art Teaching' and Drawing in Schools"
    Lecture

    No indication as to audience, but probably presented to a group of teachers or student-teachers, before April 1924

    Published article in Teacher's Magazine (P24*). Reprints in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L36. "Architecture"
    Illustrated lectures

    Trafalgar Institute (probably Trafalgar School for Girls), 23 May 1924

    A series of two lectures, the first covering the subject from the Greek period to the Byzantine period

    11p. and pp.10-12 ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L37. "Sir Christopher Wren"

Illustrated lecture

Art Association of Montreal, Thursday 22 January 1925 (64th Annual Report for 1925, p. 18)

14p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1
L38. "The Dome of St. Paul's"
    Illustrated lecture

    P.Q.A.A. (Province of Quebec Association of Architects), March 1925

    7p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L39. "[What is Architecture?]"
    Illustrated lecture

    Monteregian Club, March 1925
    Miss Edgar's School, April 1926

    Title taken from subject orientation (p.1, line 16)

    11p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L40. "The Influence of the Classics in Art"
    Lecture

    Provincial Association of Protestant Teachers (Quebec), 61st Annual Convention, Montreal, 7 to 10 October 1925 (Friday 9 October)

    Referred to in The Teacher's Magazine 7, no. 28, and 8, no.30 (Oct. 1925 and Feb. 1926): 43, 44

    Published in The Teacher's Magazine under the title "Art and Life: The Influence of the Classics" (P31*)

    Reprint in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L41. "The Old Architecture of the Province of Quebec"
    Illustrated lecture

    Arts Club, Montreal, March 1926 (McGill University Annual Report for 1925-26, p. 60.MUP ser. VII (Library) no. 12, 1928, p. 28)Rotary Club, Montreal, April 1926 (as above)

    cf. 7p. undated ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2 (L66)

    cf. Published article in JRAIC (P28*)

L42. "Architectural Education"
    Lecture

    Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, 21st Annual Meeting, Ottawa, 17 February 1928

    Published in (P40)

L43. "Old Churches and Wood Carving in the Province of Quebec"
    Illustrated lecture

    Art Association of Montreal, Wednesday, 29 February 1928 (67th Annual Report for 1928, p. 28)

    cf. Published article in JRIBA (P39*)

L44. "A Library of the Fine Arts"
    Lecture

    McGill University Library School, Wednesday, 21 March 1928

    Published in Library Journal (P45*)

    13p. ms. and reprints in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L45. "Practical Heraldry"
    Illustrated lecture

    No particular Boy Scout troop is indicated, April 1928

    9p. ms., illustrated with diagrams, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L46. "The Hôpital Général Québec"
    Illustrated lecture

    No indication as to audience, 1930

    11p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

    cf. Published article in JRAIC (P51*)

L47. "Edinburgh"
    Illustrated lecture

    City Improvement League (of Montreal), Tuesday, 21 January 1930 (McGill University Scrapbooks 7, p. 56 MUP ser.VII (Library) no. 26, p. 58)

    Second in the series "Cities of the World" sponsored by the City Improvement League. Presented to an overflow audience in the Chemistry Building, McGill University. Reviewed in both the Star and the Gazette (S11 and S12)

    See also lecture on the same subject, 25 January 1923 (L28)

L48. "Old Churches in the Province of Quebec"
    Lecture, probably illustrated

    McGill Graduates, Montreal, Sunday, 26 January 1930 (MUP.ser. VII (Library) no. 26, p. 58)

L49. "Old Houses and Furniture in the Province of Quebec"
    Illustrated lecture

    No indication as to audience, Quebec City, 7 February 1930 (MUP ser. VII (Library) no. 26, p. 58)

    cf. 9p. undated ms., listing slides and entitled "Houses and Furniture of Old Quebec", in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L50. "Art and Religion"
    Illustrated lecture

    Y.M.C.A., Montreal, Sunday, 9 February 1930 (MUP ser. VII (Library) no. 26, p. 58)

    Reviewed in the Gazette (S13)

    12p. undated ms., listing slides and entitled "Religion and Art" in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L51. "Trend of Modern Art" / "New Trends in Pictorial and Sculptural Art"
    Illustrated lecture

    Women's Art Society of Montreal, 25 February 1930, in Stevenson Hall, 1485 Drummond Street (Minutes for 1929-30 MUP ser. VII (Library) no. 26, p. 58)
    [People's] Forum, Montreal, March 1930, in the Church of the Messiah MUP ser. VII (Library) no. 26, p. 58)
    Miss Edgar's School, Montreal, March 1930 (MUP ser. VII (Library) no. 26, p. 58)

    People's Forum lecture reviewed in both the Gazette and the Star (S15 and S14) (McGill University Scrapbooks 7, pp. 71-72)

    18p., 5p. ms., listing slides and entitled "Trend of Modern Art" in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L52. "Some Old Quebec Houses"
    Illustrated lecture

    Art Association of Montreal, Wednesday, 14 January 1931 (70th Annual Report for 1931, p. 20). Attendance about 500 (S17)

    (1) Reviewed in the Gazette and the Star (S16 and S17) (McGill University Scrapbooks 7, p. 185)

    9p. ms., listing slides and entitled "Some Old Houses of Quebec:, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L53. "Some Old Buildings in the Province of Quebec"
    Illustrated lecture

    I.O.D.E. (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire), Quebec, 1933

    Traquair lectured to the same group some two years earlier (p.1) Possibly L46 or L49.

    10p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L54. "The Master Sculptors of French Canada"/"The Master Sculptors of Quebec"
    Illustrated lecture

    A.C.F.A.S. (L'Association Canadienne-française pour l'avancement des sciences), Université de Montréal, Tuesday, 30 January 1934

    Reviewed and responded to in the French press (S21 to S28)

    16p. ms. entitled "The Master Sculptors of the Province of Quebec", dated Jan. 1933 and with note "IIIrd paper", in MUA Traquair papers M.G.3089 c.2. (Cover title: "The Master Sculptors of Quebec", dated Jan. 1934)

L55. "English Mediaeval Sculpture"
    Illustrated lecture

    Art Association of Montreal, Wednesday, 4 December 1935 (74th Annual Report for 1935, p. 19)

    Reviewed in the Gazette (S31) (McGill University Scrapbooks 8, p. 327)

    15p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L56. "French Canadian Art and Architecture"
    Illustrated lecture

    "Historical Society at Chateau de Ramezay". Addressed to the Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Montreal, 17 January 1936 (Livre des minutes, 1936)
    Arts Club, Montreal, February 1937

    14p. ms., listing slides and dated January 1936 and February 1937, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L57. "Art and Architecture of Old Quebec"
    Illustrated lecture

    Scottish Schools Club. Meeting held in the Mount Royal hotel, 14 December 1936

    Reviewed in the Star (S33) (McGill University Scrapbooks 8, p. 533)

    Probably the same text that was used for L56

L58. "Architecture and Geography"
    Lecture

    Heather Curling Club, 19 February 1938 (McGill University Scrapbooks 9, p. 291)

    Reviewed in the .Montreal Standard (S35) (McGill University Scrapbooks 9, p. 291)

    cf. Article published under the same title in Atlantic in 1938 (P68)

L59. "Old Canadian Silver"
    Illustrated lecture

    Art Association of Montreal, 6 February 1939 (78th Annual Report for 1939, p. 27)

    Open to the Public

    cf. 9p. undated ms., entitled "Old Silver" and listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L60. "The Traditional Architecture of the Province of Quebec"
    Illustrated lecture

    Wolfville, Nova Scotia, May 1940. No particular audience is indicated

    12p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

Undated lectures
L61. "The Art of the Near East"
    Illustrated lecture

    No indication as to audience, but an afternoon lecture. References to Cleveland Morgan and Mr. Abbot (p. 12) suggest that the lecture was possibly addressed to the Art Association of Montreal in 1917, the only year between 1911 and 1952 in which the lectures were given but not listed (56th. Annual Report for 1917)

    12p., undated ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L62. "The Civilization of the Seas"
    Lecture

    No indication as to audience but definitely a lecture. Traces history from 400 B.C. and looks into the future.
      "Now, a great many years ago I was given advice by a very inspiring teacher. He said, 'Our maps should be maps of the Seas, with the lands which lie round about them. Look at the Seas'" (p. 6)


    23p. undated ms. in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1
      cf. Articles published in 1924: "The Commonwealth of the Atlantic" in Atlantic.(P24) and "The Coming Commonwealth of the Pacific": in Scribner's Magazine (P27)


    cf. Article published in 1949: "The Atlantic Alliance" in Queen's Quarterly (P78)

L63. "Community Players of Montreal"
    Lecture

    No indication as to audiences but definitely addressed to two groups.
      "Last winter was our first season [of the Players]" (p.1)


    2p., 8p., undated ms. in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

    cf. Article entitled "The Ideals of the Community Theatre" published in the Canadian Bookman in 1921 (P18)

L64. "Costume and Sculpture"
    Illustrated lecture

    No indication as to audience except that the lecture was addressed to a group of ladies (p.1), possibly the Women's Art Society of Montreal (L20), undated

    10p. ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L65. "Mediaeval Architecture in Greece"
    Illustrated lecture

    No indication as to audience, but definitely a lecture

    14p. undated ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2.

L66. "The Old Architecture of the Province of Quebec"
    Lecture, probably illustrated at a later representation

    No indication as to audience, but definitely a lecture.
      Possibly a radio talk because a time duration is indicated "12 1/2 minutes" (p. 7), and the slide numbers have been added in ink to the typescript. Possibly presented to the Arts Club, Montreal, and the Rotary Club, Montreal, in 1926 (L41)


    7p. undated ms., noting 12 slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2.

L67. "Paisley: The Shawl Trade"
    Lecture, probably with material examples

    No indication as to date or audience but probably in Scotland before Traquair left for Montreal in 1913

    14p. undated ms., indicating images, possibly examples, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L68. "The Planning of Three European Cities"
    Illustrated Lecture

    No indication as to audience but definitely a lecture (verso of p. 3 of 13p. ms.)

    12p. undated ms., of an article in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2
    13p. undated ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1
    cf. Article entitled "The Planning of European Cities" published in 1926 in Town Planning (P34*)

L69. "Significant Architecture"
    Illustrated lecture

    No indication as to audience but definitely a lecture

    11p., undated ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.1

L70. "Why We Admire Our Old Buildings"
    Lecture

    No indication as to audience but definitely a lecture. Possibly a radio talk because the time duration is indicated "12 1/4 or 15 min." (p.1)

    6p., undated ms., in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2

L71. "William Blake the Artist" / "Blake"
    Illustrated lecture

    No indication as to audience but definitely an afternoon lecture

    11p. undated ms., listing slides, in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2
    6p. undated ms. in MUA Traquair Papers: M.G.3089 c.2
    cf. "Two Imaginative Artists: William Blake and David Scott", a lecture presented in 1921 (L22)

 

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