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Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Salle Bourgie, Montréal, Québec

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Site Id: 49.2.2
Rating: 3 stars
Other name(s): Erskine and American Church
Address: 1380 Rue Sherbrooke O
Location: Montréal, Québec H3G 1J5, Canada
Lat/Lng: 45.49918, -73.57983
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1893-1894 [ORG_OLD]
Architect: Alexander Cowper Hutchison [HIST1999]
Comment: When the windows were moved to this location in 1938, by Hobbs Glass, some of the inscription panels were reinstalled on the incorrect windows [HIST1999]
The incription panels were reinstalled in their correct locations in ca. 2011 [ORG]
Building purchased by the museum in 2008 [ORG]
Also of interest:

Site Items

49.2.2.1: Lyman Memorial Window: Christ at Emmaus (1897) (Extant)
49.2.2.2: Wells Memorial Window: The Good Shepherd (1897) (Extant)
49.2.2.3: Nelson Memorial Window: Angel of Praise (1905) (Extant)
49.2.2.4: Cassills Memorial Window: Faith (1902) (Extant)
49.2.2.5: Babcock Memorial Window: St. Paul (1902) (Extant)
49.2.2.6: Greene Memorial Window: Come Unto Me (1902) (Extant)
49.2.2.7: McWilliams Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Children (1902) (Extant)
49.2.2.8: Hastings Memorial Window: Faith (1902) (Extant)
49.2.2.9: Nelson Memorial Window: Cornelius and Angel (1902) (Extant)
49.2.2.10: Greene Memorial Window: Angel of Resurrection (1902) (Extant)
49.2.2.11: Childs Memorial Window: Nativity (1902) (Extant)
49.2.2.12: Cassils Memorial Window: St. Agnes (1902) (Extant)
49.2.2.13: Cassils Memorial Window: Shepherd (1902) (Extant)
49.2.2.14: Cassils Memorial Window: Madonna and Child (1902) (Extant)
49.2.2.15: Angel (1902) (Extant)
49.2.2.16: Angel of Glory (1902) (Extant)

Item 49.2.2.1

Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Lyman Memorial Window
Theme: Christ at Emmaus [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 119
Duncan 1980: Page 224
Tiffany 1897: Page 66
Signature:
Other documentation: [MG1897]
Record type: Window
Designer: Edward Peck Sperry [TCL2009]
Memorial details: Benjamin Lyman (11 Jun 1810 - 6 Dec 1878) [INSCRIPTION, MG1897, ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Donor: his children, Charles Lyman and Mrs. Els [MG1897]
Date: Dedicated 5 Sep 1897 [MG1897]
Size: 395 cm high x 152 cm wide [ORG]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / BENJAMIN LYMAN // ABIDE WITH US FOR IT IS TOWARD / EVENING AND THE DAY IS FAR SPENT [PHOTO, HIST1999, ORG_OLD]
Category: Emmaus
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Same as item: 49.2.1.1
Organisation Id: 2008.427.1-9

Item 49.2.2.2

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Wells Memorial Window (Cheney Memorial Window)
Theme: The Good Shepherd [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 119
Duncan 1980: Page 224
Tiffany 1897: Page 66
Signature:
Other documentation: [MG1897]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [TCL2009, TIFF1896]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: Rev. George Huntington Wells (10 May 1839 - 13 Mar 1897) [INSCRIPTION, MG1897, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: the congregation [HIST1999]
Date: Dedicated 5 Sep 1897 [MG1897]
Size: 395 cm high x 152 cm wide [ORG]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORIAM GEORGE H WELLS D D // PASTOR OF THIS CHURCH / 1871 TO 1899 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 call this the Cheney Memorial Window, so possibly Gilman Cheney, elder and Board of Trustees chairman, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Same as item: 49.2.1.2
Organisation Id: 2008.429.1-9

Item 49.2.2.3

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Nelson Memorial Window
Theme: Angel of Praise [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 119
Duncan 1980: Page 224
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [TCL2009]
Memorial details: Albert D. Nelson (1843-1904) [TCL2009, ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Donor: Anna S. Warren Nelson, and their children [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Date: 1904-1905 [TCL2009]
Size: 190 cm high x 63 cm wide [ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / ALBERT D. NELSON / 1843-1904 / THIS WINDOW IS PLACED BY HIS / WIFE AND CHILDREN [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Category: Angel of Praise
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Same as item: 49.2.1.3
Organisation Id: 2008.431

Item 49.2.2.4

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Cassills Memorial Window
Theme: Faith [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 119
Duncan 1980: Page 224
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [TCL2009]
Memorial details: William Cassils (25 Jun 1832 - 25 Dec 1891) [INSCRIPTION, HIST1999]
Donor: his family [HIST1999]
Date: Installed 1902 [HIST1999]
Size: 190 cm high x 63 cm wide [ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORIAM / WILLIAM CASSILS / 1832 - 1891 [PHOTO]
Category: Faith; Truth
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Comment: The window design is normally what Tiffany would call "Truth", and possibly this item should have been called "Truth", given that there is another "Faith" window (WINDOW:49.2.1.9) [DEDUCED]
The background of the window was modified when it was moved in 1938 [HIST1999]
It was modified again in ca. 2011 [PHOTO]
Same as item: 49.2.1.4
Organisation Id: 2008.441

Item 49.2.2.5

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Babcock Memorial Window (Ross Memorial Window)
Theme: St. Paul [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 119
Duncan 1980: Page 224
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Michael Babcock (d. 28 Nov 1899) [INSCRIPTION, HIST1999]
Donor:
Date: Installed 1902 [HIST1999]
Size: 190 cm high x 63 cm wide [ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / MICHAEL BABCOCK / 'BLESSED ARE THE PVRE IN HEART' [PHOTO, HIST1999]
Category: St. Paul
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Ross Memorial Window so likely Mr. Babcock's daughter, Ida Elizabeth Babcock Ross, was at least one of the donors and was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Comment: The background of the window was modified when it was moved in 1938 [HIST1999]
It was modified again in ca. 2011 [PHOTO]
Same as item: 49.2.1.5
Organisation Id: 2008.436

Item 49.2.2.6

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Greene Memorial Window
Theme: Come Unto Me [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 119
Duncan 1980: Page 224
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Studios [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: attributed to Frederick Wilson [TCL2009]
Memorial details: Jean Malloch Greene (1839 - 7 Jan 1888) [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Donor:
Date: Installed 1902 [HIST1999]
Size: 190 cm high x 63 cm wide [ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / JEAN MALLOCH GREENE / 1839-1888 / WIFE OF GEORGE A. GREENE [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Category: Christ
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 spells the name as Green [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Same as item: 49.2.1.6
Organisation Id: 2008.444

Item 49.2.2.7

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: McWilliams Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Blessing Children [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 119
Duncan 1980: Page 224
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [TCL2009, TIFF1896]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of (the right side of) a similar composition [TIFF1896]
Memorial details:
Donor: Thomas Samuel McWilliams and Susan Probasco Nipgen McWilliams [INSCRIPTION, HIST1999]
Date: 1902 [TCL2009]
Size: 190 cm high x 63 cm wide [ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: OF SVCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN / THE GIFT OF THOMAS S. AND SVSAN N. MCWILLIAMS / IN MEMORY OF TEN HAPPY YEARS [PHOTO]
Category: Christ Blessing Children
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Same as item: 49.2.1.8
Organisation Id: 2008.443

Item 49.2.2.8

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hastings Memorial Window
Theme: Faith [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 119
Duncan 1980: Page 224
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Margaret Olgivie Hastings (2 May 1821 - 18 May 1890) [ORG_OLD, HIST1999, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her daughter, Maria Hastings [HIST1999]
Date: Installed 1902 [HIST1999]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / MARGARET OGILVIE HASTINGS / 1821-1890 [ORG_OLD]
Category: Faith
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Same as item: 49.2.1.9
Organisation Id: 2008.445

Item 49.2.2.9

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Nelson Memorial Window
Theme: Cornelius and Angel [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 119
Duncan 1980: Page 224
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [TCL2009, TIFF1896]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of (the right side of) a similar composition [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: Horatio Admiral Nelson (22 Oct 1816 - 24 Dec 1882) and Maria Davidson Nelson (d. 25 Jun 1882) [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Donor: their children [HIST1999]
Date: Installed 1902 [HIST1999]
Size: each pane 190 cm high x 63 cm wide [ORG]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: THY PRAYERS AND THINE ALMS ARE / IN MEMORIAM / H.A. NELSON - M.D. NELSON / FROM THEIR CHILDREN // COME UP FOR A MEMORIAL BEFORE GOD / IN MEMORIAM / H.A. NELSON - M.D. NELSON / FROM THEIR CHILDREN [HIST1999, ORG_OLD]
Category: Cornelius
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Comment: The background of the Cornelius pane was modified, and the Angel pane was extended above and below, when the window was moved in 1938 [HIST1999]
Both panes were modified again in ca. 2011 [PHOTO]
Same as item: 49.2.1.10
Organisation Id: 2008.435, 2008.437

Item 49.2.2.10

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Greene Memorial Window
Theme: Angel of Resurrection [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 119
Duncan 1980: Page 224
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [TCL2009, TIFF1896]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: Edward Kirk Greene (d. 3 Dec 1899) [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Donor: his family [HIST1999]
Date: Installed 1902 [HIST1999]
Size: 190 cm high x 63 cm wide [ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN BELOVED MEMORY OF / EDWARD K. GREENE / DECEMBER THIRD 1899 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Category: Angel of Resurrection
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 spells the name as Green [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Comment: The window was extended above and below, when it was moved in 1938 [HIST1999]
It was modified in ca. 2011 [PHOTO]
Same as item: 49.2.1.11
Organisation Id: 2008.433

Item 49.2.2.11

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Childs Memorial Window
Theme: Nativity [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 119
Duncan 1980: Page 224
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: possibly Edward Peck Sperry [TCL2009, TIFF1896, DEDUCED]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Sperry as the designer of a similar composition, although he left Tiffany in 1899 to co-found the Church Glass and Decorating Company and the window dates to 1901 [TIFF1896, DEDUCED]
Memorial details: George Childs (1825 - 14 Apr 1895) and Christian Murphy Childs (d. 5 May 1891) [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Donor: their sons [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Date: Erected 1901 [INSCRIPTION]
Installed 1902 [HIST1999]
Size: 395 cm high x 152 cm wide [ORG]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: To the honored memory of / George Childs / and his wife Christian Murphy // Erected by / their sons / 1901 [HIST1999, ORG_OLD]
Category: Nativity
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Same as item: 49.2.1.13
Organisation Id: 2008.428.1-11

Item 49.2.2.12

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Cassils Memorial Window
Theme: St. Agnes [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 119
Duncan 1980: Page 224
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: attributed to Frederick Wilson [TCL2009]
Memorial details: Agnes Simpson Hossack Cassils (1843-1868) [INSCRIPTION, ORG_OLD]
Donor: the Cassils family [HIST1999]
Date: Installed 1902 [HIST1999]
Size: 190 cm high x 63 cm wide [ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORIAM / A.S.C. 1843-1868 [PHOTO]
Category: St. Agnes
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Comment: The background of the window was modified when it was moved in 1938 [HIST1999]
It was modified again in ca. 2011 [PHOTO]
Same as item: 49.2.1.14
Organisation Id: 2008.438

Item 49.2.2.13

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Cassils Memorial Window
Theme: Shepherd [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 119
Duncan 1980: Page 224
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: John Cassils (1800-1880) and Margaret Murray Cassils (1808-1889) [INSCRIPTION, ORG_OLD]
Donor: their children [HIST1999]
Date: Installed 1902 [HIST1999]
Size: 190 cm high x 63 cm wide [ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORIAM / J.C. 1800-1880 / M.M.C. 1808-1889 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Comment: The background of the window was modified when it was moved in 1938 [HIST1999]
It was modified again in ca. 2011 [PHOTO]
Same as item: 49.2.1.15
Organisation Id: 2008.439

Item 49.2.2.14

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Cassils Memorial Window
Theme: Madonna and Child [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 119
Duncan 1980: Page 224
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Studios 1902 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [TCL2009]
Memorial details: Amy Grizel Cassils (13 Jul 1877 - 14 Nov 1901) [INSCRIPTION, HIST1999]
Donor:
Date: Signature 1902 [SIGNATURE]
Installed 1902 [HIST1999]
Size: 190 cm high x 63 cm wide [ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORIAM / AMY GRIZEL CASSILS / 1877 - 1901 [PHOTO]
Category: Madonna
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Same as item: 49.2.1.16
Organisation Id: 2008.442

Item 49.2.2.15

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: Angel [ORG_NEW]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [TCL2009]
Record type: Window
Designer: attributed to Frederick Wilson [TCL2009]
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: 1902 [TCL2009]
Size: 190 cm high x 63 cm wide [ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Angel
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Comment: The window was extended above and below, when it was moved in 1938 [HIST1999]
It was modified in ca. 2011 [PHOTO]
Same as item: 49.2.1.17; Possibly 49.2.1.12
Organisation Id: 2008.432

Item 49.2.2.16

Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: Angel of Glory [ORG_NEW]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [TCL2009]
Record type: Window
Designer: attributed to Frederick Wilson [TCL2009]
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: 1902 [TCL2009]
Size: 190 cm high x 63 cm wide [ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Angel
History: Originally in American Presbyterian Church (SITE:49.2.1), moved here with congregation in 1938 [ORG_OLD, HIST1999]
Comment: The window was extended above and below, when it was moved in 1938 [HIST1999]
It was modified in ca. 2011 [PHOTO]
Same as item: 49.2.1.18
Organisation Id: 2008.434

References

DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1999: The History of the Tiffany Windows at the Erskine and American Church, Montreal, Christine Johanne Mathieu (Mar 1999)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
MG1897: The Montreal Gazette (6 Sep 1897, p. 3)
ORG: Organisation
ORG_NEW: Organisation that is new owner
ORG_OLD: Organisation that was previous owner
PHOTO: Photo of item
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
TCL2009: Tiffany Color and Light, Rosalind Pepall (2009, p. 224-241)
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (1886)
TIFF1893: Chicago Exposition booklet, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1893)
TIFF1896: Memorial Windows, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1896)
TIFF1897: A List of Windows: And Extracts from Letters & Newspapers, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1897)
TIFF1910: A Partial List of Tiffany Windows, Tiffany Studios (1910)

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