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

Herbert Girling (1891-1920) lived and worked in Nottingham, England before he responded to a call for men by the Colonial and Continental Church Society. He studied at Emmanuel College, Saskatoon from 1909-1913.  Girling was ordained deacon in 1914 and priest in 1916.  He began missionary service under the direction of Archdeacon C.E. Whittaker in Fort McPherson and Kittigazuit, NWT.   1915-1919 he was Missionary with the Inuit in the Bernard Harbour and Coronation Gulf areas.  During that time he made extensive travels and did significant translation in the Copper Eskimo language.  He died in Ottawa while on furlough.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of articles by and about Girling regarding his work among the Blond or Copper Eskimo and photographs taken while in the north.  There is also a list of articles published in the Mission World by and about Girling and his work.


Title based on contents of fonds.

General Notes:

See also Merritt Diaries Mf 78-6

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.
Personal Names:
Girling, Herbert, 1891-1920
Whittaker, C.E. (Charles Edward), 1864-1947
Lucas, James Richard, 1863-1938
Merritt, Gabriel Eldon, 1888-1940
Hester, Edward, 1882-1945
Fry, William Henry, 1885-1921
Hoare, William H. B.
Fleming, Archibald Lang, 1883-1953.
Peck, E.J. (Edmund James), 1850-1924

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