Contents: Foreword / Elizabeth Lukens Fleming -- The Awakening -- To Baffin Land -- Lake Harbour -- Snow Village -- Famine at Kinguckjuak -- Journeys by Umiak and Kayak -- Pagan Life -- The Grant Episode -- Interlude I -- Return to the Arctic -- Of Myths and Angakoks -- Where No White Man Had Gone -- Farewell to Baffin Land -- Interlude II -- The Rescue of Matto -- Archdeacon of the Arctic -- Epidemic -- Interlude III -- The Flying Bishop -- Hospitals in the Far North -- John Buchan Opens the Door -- Decision at Eskimo Point -- Interlude IV -- Reflections -- Index.
The memoirs of Archibald Fleming, first bishop of the Diocese of the Arctic, 1933-1949.
"By Archibald Lang Fleming, Rector of St. John's Church, St. John, New Brunswick".
Bibliography: p. -80.
"When prepared there was no thought in the author's mind of their being published, and simple outlines only were used when first delivered to his own congregation at week-day services during Lent. Then, later, his friend and neighbour Canon Armstrong, asked that they be delivered on Good Friday in Trinity Church in this city, and on that occasion they were taken down verbatim by a stenographer, and are not sent forth with very little alteration." -- Preface.
Contents: Dedication -- Preface dated St. John's Rectory, St. John's [sic], N.B. / A.L.F. -- Introduction dated Bishop's Court, Fredericton, N.B. August 15th, 1923 / John Fredericton i.e. John Richardson -- The First Word -- The Second Word -- The Third Word -- The Fourth Word -- The Fifth Word -- The Sixth Word -- The Seventh Word -- Bibliography.
Herbert Girling (1891-1920) lived and worked in Nottingham, England before he responded to a call for men by the Colonial and Continental Church Society. He studied at Emmanuel College, Saskatoon from 1909-1913. Girling was ordained deacon in 1914 and priest in 1916. He began missionary service under the direction of Archdeacon C.E. Whittaker in Fort McPherson and Kittigazuit, NWT. 1915-1919 he was Missionary with the Inuit in the Bernard Harbour and Coronation Gulf areas. During that time he made extensive travels and did significant translation in the Copper Eskimo language. He died in Ottawa while on furlough.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of articles by and about Girling regarding his work among the Blond or Copper Eskimo and photographs taken while in the north. There is also a list of articles published in the Mission World by and about Girling and his work.