Joseph Logan Thompson moved his family to Canada and homesteaded near Lindsay, Ontario in 1866.
The bill presented to Ernest by his father was $537.50 (CAD), which seems a small amount, but today the equivalent value is over $12,000 (CAD)!
Today, $12,000 (CAD) is equal to $9,463 (USD).
The story about the demise of a wolf hunter in the Pyrenees (South of France) appeared in a French newspaper.
Seton pounced on the idea for his next work. The painting caused controversy not only because of the content, but also Seton’s chosen title “Triumph of the Wolves”. He was convinced to change the title to “Awaited in Vain”.
The 121.92 cm by 213.36 cm (4 ft by 7 ft) painting hangs at the National Scouting Museum on Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico.
Ernest’s father handed Ernest a bill detailing the entire amount of money spent on raising him. Ernest had paid no interest on these expenses to this point; however, now his father would charge 6% interest until the debt was paid off.
Ernest could not see himself returning to a life as an artist when he was on the Manitoba prairie. He threw the letters from the British Museum board of trustees into the fire. Those letters were from the Prince of Wales, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Lord Beaconsfield.
He first heard the voice when he was in London studying at the Royal Academy of Art. Later, he named the voice “The Buffalo Wind”. The voice guided him throughout his life.
Seton considered art to be his vocation because it was how he earned a living in his early years. He considered natural science to be his avocation because he was largely self-taught.
As Ernest approached his brothers’ homestead near Carberry, Manitoba, he saw three men. He didn’t recognize his brothers and friend at first because they were all sunburnt.
Q #7: In what year did Seton become a US citizen?
A: In 1930 the paperwork finally went through the entire process with the US immigration office. He had unsuccessfully started the application at least twice. He was a British citizen until that time. In 1915, Theodore Roosevelt was very surprised to find out he wasn’t a US citizen. The issue was one of the stated reasons that he was released from the BSA that year.