Extent of Material:
39 cm of textual records.
55 photographs : b&w, 13 glass negatives.
printed material.
Biographical Sketch:

Thomas Henry Canham (1852-1947) studied at the Church Missionary Society College at Islington, England and was ordained priest in 1880.  He served at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba (1881-1882), St. Matthews Mission, Peel River, McKenzie River, N.W.T. (1882-1887), St. James Mission, Lower Yukon River (1888-1892), Tukudh Mission (1888-1891), St. Andrew, Selkirk, Yukon (1892-1910), St. Saviour, Carcross, Yukon (1910-1922), and Archdeacon of the Yukon (1892-1924).  His English-Wood Indian vocabulary was published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (S.P.C.K)  in 1898.  His work in the north was shared by his wife, Charlotte Sarah French Canham (m. 1886).

Custodial History:
Acquired in May 1956.
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of official documents, correspondence, various addresses and clippings, catalogues of books at the Church Missionary Society at Carcross and St. Andrew’s Mission, notebooks and diaries, sermons and sermon material,  glossaries and hymns in Selkirk Indian, translations of sections of the Prayer Book and Bible, photographs and glass plate negatives of people and places in Canham’s missions.

Series on Charlotte Sarah French Canham, T.H. Canham’s wife, consists of a biographical profile and articles on Charlotte by her distant relative Marilyn Lappi.


Title based on contents of fonds.
Several letters are fragile.

M56-2 available on microfilm Mf 78-2
Finding Aids:
Item level descriptions available.
Related fonds:
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.
Personal Names:
Canham, Thomas Henry, 1852-1947
Canham, Charlotte Sarah French, 1845-1921.
Corporate Names:
Church Missionary Society.
Geographic Names:
Accession numbers:
M56-2, P7510, M2008-07, M2012-03

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