The Rev. Thomas Henry Canham studied at the Church Missionary Society College at Islington, England and was ordained priest in 1880. He served at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba (1881-1882), St. Matthews Mission, Peel River, McKenzie River, N.W.T. (1882-1887), St. James Mission, Lower Yukon River (1888-1892), Tukudh Mission (1888-1891), St. Andrew, Selkirk, Yukon (1892-1910), St. Saviour, Carcross, Yukon (1910-1922), and Archdeacon of the Yukon (1892-1924). His English-Wood Indian vocabulary was published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (S.P.C.K) in 1898. His work in the north was shared by his wife, Charlotte Sarah French Canham (m. 1886).
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Reel 1 - A. Documents; B. Letters; C. Articles; D. Diaries (1-39)
Reel 2 - D. Diaries (39 cont'd - 43); E. Photographs; F. Sermons; G. Translations
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
Richard John Bowen (1868-1952), ordained deacon,1897 and priest, 1898. Missionary of the Canadian Missionary Society in the Diocese of Selkirk (now Diocese of Yukon) and rector of the First Parish Church in the Yukon Territory, 1898-1903. Organizing Secretary for the Western Ontario District of the Canadian Bible Society, 1907-1925.