In the late 1890’s, occasional political cartoons appeared in the Hamilton Spectator that dealt with Canadian subject matter. These cartoons were signed Atkinson but as in the case of many of the cartoons of that era, no biographical information on the cartoonist has been found.
The Hecklers. Writ. & Ed.., Peter Desbarates & Terry Mosher. McClelland and Stewart Ltd., 1979: 227.