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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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