Extent of Material:
2 cm of textual records.
Biographical Sketch:

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.

Custodial History:
Acquired from Agnes Whittaker.
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.

  • Title based on contents of fonds.
  • Typescript.
  • Chapters stapled together.
  • Some stained pages.
General Notes:

Whittaker’s translation files and many of his photographs are in the Diocese of the Arctic fonds

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.
Personal Names:
Whittaker, C.E. (Charles Edward), 1864-1947
Fry, William Henry, 1885-1921
Girling, Herbert, 1891-1920
Hester, Edward, 1882-1945
Hoare, William Henry Beer, 1890-1948
McDonald, Robert, 1829-1913
Merritt, Gabriel Eldon, 1888-1940
Stringer, Isaac O., 1866-1934.
Young, William D.
Corporate Names:
Chooutla Indian Residential School (Carcross, YT)
St. Peter’s Indian Residential School (Hay River, NWT)
Geographic Names:
Mackenzie River Delta (Man.).
Accession numbers:
M83-5, P8208

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