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April 12, 2012

The statue at the Lord Elgin hotel

Posted at 7:35 am in Similar cases

More coverage of the peculiar story of a missing statue – only really connected to the Elgin Marbles in name.

Ottawa Citizen

Case closed: Archivists solve mystery of Lord Elgin Hotel’s Wolfe statuette
Artwork turned up in Lord Elgin loo
By Tom Spears, The Ottawa Citizen January 23, 2012

Mary Margaret Johnston-Miller of Library and Archives Canada explains how she she tracked down the history of a stolen statuette of General Wolfe.

OTTAWA — The Maple Leaf Forever says that Wolfe the dauntless hero came from Britain’s shore. So did his dauntless statuette.
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January 30, 2012

The statue at Ottawa’s Lord Elgin Hotel

Posted at 1:53 pm in Similar cases

Another restitution story, only tenuously connected to that of the Parthenon Marbles via the Elgin name – but interesting none the less.

Vancouver Sun

Statuette returned, but was it stolen?
Note says it was taken 50 years ago, although archives uncertain they ever owned it
By Ari Altstedter, Postmedia News June 7, 2011

Someone entered the first-floor men’s room of the Lord Elgin Hotel in downtown Ottawa on Saturday, carefully placing a shopping bag on the floor and leaving.

Inside was a century-old bronze statuette and an anonymous typed note.
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October 26, 2011

The Elgin family busts in Ottawa

Posted at 1:09 pm in Elgin Marbles, Similar cases

More coverage of the controversy over the locations of the busts of the Eighth Earl of Elgin and his wife in Canada.

The Herald (Scotland)

Elgin marble row with a difference as Canadian hotel seeks return of busts
22 Feb 2011

IT sometimes seems that anything linked to the Elgin dynasty and made of marble is bound to become shrouded in controversy.

The long-running row between London and Athens is rumbling on over the sculptures known as the Parthenon Marbles, which were taken from the Acropolis.
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