Fonds AR023 - Agnes Deans Cameron fonds

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Agnes Deans Cameron fonds

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CA UVICARCH AR023

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  • 1908 - 1911 (Creation)
    Creator
    Cameron, Agnes Deans

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1 album (17 photographs)

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(1863-1912)

Biographical history

Agnes Deans Cameron, teacher, writer and lecturer, was born in Victoria, B.C., and educated in Victoria public schools. She taught at Angela College, Victoria, and in Comox and Vancouver. Returning to Victoria in 1890, she became the first woman high school teacher in B.C., and in 1894 she was appointed the first woman principal in B.C., at South Park School in Victoria, a position she held until 1905. She was elected to the Victoria School Board in 1906 and also began working part-time as a journalist. In 1908, Cameron travelled up the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Circle, an account of which was published in 1910 as The New North: Being some account of a woman’s journey through Canada to the Arctic. In 1909 Cameron went to Britain, where she wrote a daily column on Canadian affairs for the London Daily Mail and lectured about Canada to encourage emigration. She returned to Victoria in 1911.

Custodial history

Donor given album by nephew of Agnes Deans Cameron.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of one black paper photograph album comprised of photographs taken during Cameron's travels up the Mackenzie River with her niece, Jessie Cameron Brown, May to September, 1908, and photographs taken during Cameron's trip to Britain, 1909-1911. Some Canadian photographs were published in Cameron's book "The New North: Being Some Account of a Woman's Journey Through Canada to the Arctic" (1910).

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Donated to Special Collections & University Archives in 1986.

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See also Photograph Albums available through UVic Libraries Digital Collections: http://contentdm.library.uvic.ca/cdm/landingpage/collection/collection53

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The new North; being some account of a woman's journey through Canada to the Arctic, by Agnes Deans Cameron. With many illustrations from photographs by the author.
Author:Cameron, Agnes Deans, 1863-1912.
Publication Statement:New York : D. Appleton, 1910.
http://voyager.library.uvic.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=901134

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agnes-deans-cameron-fonds-2

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Final

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2017-07-25

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  • English

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