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Arctic album

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Arctic album
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); from an album. River steamer Quebec with Chateau Frontenac, City of Quebec, in the background.
    Gelatin silver print

  • Date

    • 1909-1920
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 6.5 centimetres
    • Width: 10.7 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Hudson's Bay Co supply ships.
    Pelican was a supply vessel annually from 1901-1914; and 1920.
    Nascopie, 1911-12, then annually to 1920. The Paradox does not feature in any of the works written by Alan Gordon Richard Cooke or by Clive Holland. The Harmony was a Moravian missionary supply vessel, which transported B A Hantzsch, for instance, in 1906, Prichard and Gathorne-Hardy in 1910, and MacMillan in 1911. It seems fairly certain that some of the photographs date to 1911, when Harmony, Nascopie, and Pelican were all in the Arctic.

    1909 Pelican voyage; '...left London on 15 May and visited the Labrador posts, Churchill and Fort Chimo. She also called twice at Wolstenholme, 12-23 August and 5-6 October, to establish the new post there (see below, 1909). She reached London 3 January 1910.' '...Parsons established for the Hudson's Bay Company Wolstenholme trading post at Erik Cove, Quebec, on the south shore of Hudson Strait'. Does not say what ships were used, if any.
    References to the Pelican could be found in:
    Beaver. "SS Pelican", Beaver, Outfit 160, No 1, June 1929, p 215.
    Hudson's Bay Company 1. The book of ship's movements, 1719-1929, and     Hudson's Bay Company Archives, C.4/1.


  • Condition

    photo little faded

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Bought by Jonathan King on behalf of the Trustees of the British Museum.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Am-A46-1-248
Photograph (black and white); from an album. River steamer Quebec with Chateau Frontenac, City of Quebec, in the background.
Gelatin silver print



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