Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | July 29, 2016

Artifact of the Week. Painting of John “Cariboo” Cameron by Stuart McCormick.


An oil painting of gold prospector John “Cariboo” Cameron (1820 – 88) by Alexandria artist Stuart McCormick.


Plaster head of Cameron in the archway in the entrance of his home Fairfield.


A letter signed by John “Cariboo” Cameron

San Francisco

November 21st, 1863

To Messrs

James T. Steele and James Wattie

Cariboo Diggings


Richard Elliot of this City thinks of visiting British Columbia next Spring, and may be disposed to purchase, the one half interest in the Cameron claim.

Would he conclude to do so, I wish you would sell to him, in preference to any and all other persons.

I have sold to him, one interest and a half interest in the new Richfield River Claim, the conveyance for which he will exhibit to you.  I desire you will give him all assistance in your power, as he has been a friend of mine.

Respectfully & truly yours

John A. Cameron.


Self taught artist Stuart McCormick ( 1905 – 1968), of Alexandria.

This is an example of some of the historic art and details of local artists in the collection of the Cornwall Community Museum.



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