A.W. Buckland diary. — 1895-1896.
2 cm of textual records.
1 photograph : b&w.

Biographical Sketch:

Alfred Wellington Buckland (1868-1932) was born in Chester, England.  He served as a lay reader at St.Thomas’ Church, Montreal, 1889-1892.  He served as a lay missionary at Fort Chimo, York Factory, Moose Factory, Ungava, Chesterfield Inlet, and Cape Fullerton.  Buckland was ordained deacon in 1897 and priest in 1898.  He was Organizing Missionary for Southern Ohio until 1911, served at the Mission of Portneuf and the Rectory of New Carlisle and Cookshire and as a chaplain on the front line during WWI.

Custodial History:

Collection acquired from Mr. A.K. Buckland on June 3, 1976.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of diary excerpts by Buckland from 1895 to 1896 concerning his experiences with the Eskimos.  One photograph of Buckland in arctic winter clothing.

Notes:

  • Title based on contents of fonds.
  • Xerox copies.

Repository:

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Geographic Names:

  • Fort Chimo (Que.)
  • Moose Factory (Ont.)

Accession numbers: 

M76-5