E.J. Peck fonds. — 1886-1924.
214.5 cm of textual records.
Edmund James Peck (1850-1924) joined the Church Missionary Society in 1876. While serving at Little Whale River, 1876-1885, he learned the Eskimo and Cree languages and compiled an English/Eskimo grammar book, which went through five major editions. Peck believed it was imperative that Christians read the scriptures. He served in Fort George, 1885-1893, Cumberland Sound, 1894-1905 and became Superintendent of the Arctic Mission Diocese of Moosonee in 1905.
The archives acquired E.J. Peck’s records in May of 1956 from Peck’s son, W.R. Peck.
Scope and Content:
Fonds consists of manuscripts about John Horden’s life and an unpublished autobiography of E.J. Peck; Maps of Northern Canada, the Arctic and the Hudson and James Bay; Correspondence; printed materials concerning the Arctic; sermons; notebooks; drawings; journals; Eskimo grammars and notebooks; and photographs.
Title based on contents of fonds.
Records are all originals.
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Peck’s diaries published under the title: Apostle to the Inuit : The journals and ethnographic notes of Edmund James Peck, the Baffin years, 1894-1905 / Edited by Frédéric Laugrand, Jarich Oosten, François Trudel, 2006.
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.
- Horden, John, 1828-1893.
- Boas, Franz.
Church Missionary Society.
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