Bridle, Augustus. A gathering of the arts. Toronto, Arts and Letters Club, 1908.
n.p. Illus. Photocopy only of original at the Club
“The monotype ‘Entr’actes by Mr. George Reid and Mr. C.W. Jefferys,
gave evidence that in pictures, as well as in piano pieces, the
impromptu is a highly gratifying device.”
“’O CANADA’ An English Version”, illustrated with drawing of Champlain
holding the French flag over a body of water with 2 natives in a canoe.
Bridle, Augustus. “How the club came to be.” In Arts and Letters Club The
Lamps, Dec. 1919, p. 7-14. Illus.
- 10 - “In those days, C.W. Jefferys was Secretary. But the business was all
of getting together; there were no accounts to pass and no archives to
record except those which the Chairman jotted down on the backs of
old envelopes from memory and afterwards transcribed for the old
book of records now in a state of obsolescence in the Club Library –
between p. 12 and 13 - “The Modern Fire-Worshippers, from the Club
Painting by J.E. Sampson” Jefferys seated in Windsor chair left
of centre, I think.
Bridle, August. “Points about pictures: what is Canadian art doing for Canada?”
In Canadian Courier, Apr. 22, 1911, p. 12, 27. Illus.
- 12 - “The canvases shown in this picture include some of the very
best in the show;……three prairie things by C.W. Jefferys…”
- 27 - “C.W. Jefferys has an absolutely new note in his treatment of
the Saskatchewan prairie.”
Bridle, Augustus. “A season of pictures, appreciated somewhat at random.”
In Canadian Courier, Mar. 30, 1912, p. 6-7. Illus.
- 6 - “A strong delineation of the Prairie. ‘The Valley,’ by C.W.
“So there are at least twenty of the exhibitors at the O.S.A. who
have translated the joy and savagery and crudity and peaceful
picturesqueness of Canadian life…Among these it scarcely matters
where to begin. If you care for the far west you have it in one big
canvas of C.W. Jefferys, somewhat posteresque in treatment, but a
fine sweeping delineation by a master hand at composition and
drawing; with the superbly candid colouring of the great plains at the
edge of whose tremendous billows of wheat and grass stands a
solitary, reminiscent horseman. This is modern and a note of great
joy. Let us hope for more of the same.”
Bridle, Augustus. The story of the Club. Toronto, The Arts and Letters Club, 1945.
83 p. Illus.
Frontis. - “Court Lane” photo of members in front of the fireplace
- 17 - “At least twenty artist members were regular summer habitués of
canoe-camps, as fond of hard tack and muscular freedom as any of
of the farm sons [A/L members]. Tom McLean, C.W.Jefferys, Bill
Beatty, Sid Howard…went portaging among Ojibway camps up on
the Abitibi and the Temiscamingue.”
- 18 - …when the World War of 1914 boosted the price of food, the
paymaster of the Club kitchen, stung by the need of cheaper food
for the cooks, furtively rented several acres of arable land,
partly orchard, near the home of C.W. Jefferys….For three summers
painters…put on overalls and old shirts every Saturday afternoon…”
- 19 - ‘The Group of Seven had emerged inside the Club, right under the
critical eyes of historiographic C.W. Jefferys…[and] Billy Tompson,
whose cobweb technique in etching was as crafty as Jefferys’ in pen
opp. p. 22 – “Workers on the club farm” – photo. incl. CW
- 42 - ‘C.W. Jefferys angled for weeks to wangle Canada’s leading
portraiteur of the 1900’s [Wyly Grier] into the Club.”
- 43 - “One of an Executive meeting, with Langton, Jefferys…he [W.
Grier] helped to discuss a suitable home for the A. & L.C..”
- 56-58 - [CW as President 1924-26 – lengthy passage]
- 74 - “[Bridle’s memories of] tune of Thirst Dance (painted by Jefferys
in 1907 in Bear’s Hills, Alberta”
- 75-76 - “[Bridle’s memories of] A.H.Robson, once an artist side-kick of
Bridle, Augustus. “Toronto is almost as old as Quebec, says historian…”
In Toronto Daily Star, Feb. 3, 1934, p. 8. Illus.
“The drawings by C.W. Jefferys are one of the most enjoyable
features of the book.”
[Lasalle and canoe in rain]
also map and design of For Rouille, possibly by CWJ