Harry Day Photos of NWT

HARRY L. DAY  By Ila Borowsky

Harry L. Day was born July 4, 1880, the son of a cooper. He started in Toronto as a shoemaker by trade. Later he decided to enter the ministry, on Sept.27, 1905, at Wycliffe College in Toronto.

In 1907, he married Elizabeth Albinia Marshall, after which they spent the next two years as missionaries in the Mackenzie River Diocese.

These photos of their 2 years in the NWT in 1907 to 1909 were given to the Elk Point Historical Society. Michael O'Neill led a project to send them to the NWT Achives, who cataloged them and returned them to us in 1990. 

Other Harry Day items on the website are as follows:

Harry Day family history

NWT Archives document: HARRY L. DAY PHOTOGRAPHS, (1907-1917] An Inventory N91-045 See PDF below.

SERIES 1. PHOTONEGATIVES - FORT SIMPSON, [1907-1909].  14 items. 0001 to 0014. Images of Fort Simpson include St. David's Anglican church, interior and exterior, the mission, and Hudson's Bay Company buildings. Includes photographs of the Days and Agnes Cameron, and one by H.W. Jones.

SERIES 2. PHOTONEGATIVES - RAY RIVER, [1907-1909].  6 items.  0015 to 0020. Images of Hay River and surrounding area includes 3 taken by H.W. Jones. Activities featured are a dog-team ploughing, bringing home hay by dog sled and carpentry.

SERIES 3.  PHOTONEGATIVES - MISCELLANEOUS AND UNKNOWN LOCATIONS, [1907-1917]. 16 items.  0021 to 0036. Most of the photonegatives in this series are of unknown locations, and may include several pictures taken in Alberta. One negative, taken by Bishop Reeve, features the Days at Athabasca Landing, Alberta, apparently embarking on their journey to Fort Simpson. The series consists primarily of images of people; many identified, including Jessie and Willie McSwain and Alan Hardisty, a catechist. Images also depict paying treaty, a trading tent, and a Dane camp. Three were taken by H.W. Jones.'s 

Harry Day's Undocumented NWT photos 1907 - 1909.

Photo Gallery of Harry L Days Photos


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