Readers of the site have already read about Mary Barker and her antique shop on Eglinton Ave. West in Toronto. Mary knew Clara Harris and purchased many of her paintings. Some were sold and some she gave to family members. Recently I received this email from I.K. in Raleigh, N.C.: "I am Mary Barker’s nephew. I as well as my five siblings grew up with Clara Harris and we all own a painting or two. Aunt Mary was convinced they would one day be valuable."
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In October 2014 I received this from John L. "Hi Verna, I found your site while sitting in my living room with my ipad in my hands answering emails. I paused for a few minutes while glancing at 2 of Clara Harris’sketches. I thought, I should search her name and see what I come up with, and lo and behold here we are! My older brother was a teacher in North York in the early 70’s and his teaching partner was related to Clara in some way, I think a cousin or nephew. He told my