Photo consists of Mackenzie River missionaries: Back row left to right - W.S. Tremain (Fort Norman), Rev. H. Girling (Eskimo village), Rev. C.H. Quartermain (Chipewyan), M. Merritt (Fort McPherson), Mr. Hoare (Peel River), Rev. G. Bowring (Fort Simpson) died 1925. Sitting Mrs. Tremain, the Bishop [Lucas], Mrs. Whittaker, Archdeacon Whittaker
Photo consists of Bishop Isaac Stringer and Archdeacon C.E. Whittaker with a large group of Inuit people gathered for a wedding. Atoomukchina and Naschoogalook who are standing in the front next to Archdeacon Whittaker.
Possibly the day three couples were married on August 14, 1909 including Samuel Carter and Mabel Paodzena [Paochenna]; James Atoomikchina and Hannah Nashooalooak; and Thomas Oomaok [Umaok] and Susie Atogook.
Photo consists of Mackenzie River missionaries: Back row left to right - W.S. Tremain (Fort Norman), Rev. H. Girling (Eskimo village), Rev. C.H. Quartermain (Chipewyan), M. Merritt (Fort McPherson), Mr. Hoare (Peel River), Rev. G. Bowring (Fort Simpson) died 1925. Sitting Mrs. Tremain, the Bishop [Lucas], Mrs. Whittaker, Archdeacon Whittaker.
Slide labelled : Mission slides, M.S.C.C., Toronto Set No. 3039, Slide No. 33
Part of script: 3039 - Early Men of the North, by C.E. Whittaker, [ca.1936]
Charles Edward Whittaker (1864-1947) graduated from Wycliffe College and was ordained deacon in 1895 and priest in 1898 by Bishop Reeve of Mackenzie River. He was a missionary in the Arctic for 23 years, 1897-1920, serving at Fort McPherson, Herschel Island, and Whitehorse. He did a lot of translation work (Western Eskimo) and was Archdeacon of Mackenzie River, 1914-1918. He finished his career serving in several parishes in the Diocese of Toronto, 1921-1934.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a manuscript by Archdeacon Whittaker entitled, Sunrise in Eskimo Land or Dawn Among Eskimo. This manuscript outlines his missionary work in the north and in Ontario until the mid 1930's. Manuscript includes information about Archdeacon Robert McDonald, Bp. Isaac O. Stringer, W.D. Young, W.H. Fry, Edward Hester, Herbert Girling, G.E. Merritt, W.H.B. Hoare, and John Firth. Also includes reference to Indian Residential Schools at Hay River and Carcross.
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds
Charles Edward Whittaker (1864-1947), graduated from Wycliffe College,1895. Ordained deacon,1897 and priest, 1898. Rector to the Indians at Fort McPherson,1897-1901, 1907-1912 and 1914-1918. Rector of Whitehorse, 1918-1921. Archdeacon of Mackenzie River in 1916. Translated portions of the New Testament into Eskimo.
Scope and Content
Reel 2 - M71-4 Series 5-3-2 #2. Draft, Eskimo Vocabulary: preliminary vocabulary of the Western Arctic; #4. Supplement Eskimo Grammar, in brief for Mackenzie River; Series 5-33 #1. Translation of Genesis into Eskimo
Finding aid available. See: M71-4 Arctic Collection