[Ottawa. ca. 1927]. Mimeographed typescript, all pages printed rectos only. ,142,,6pp. plus ninety-six photographs and nine photographically- reproduced maps and charts (four folding). Original printed wrappers, repaired. Modern bookplate inside front wrapper. Very good. In a modern cloth folding box, black spine titles. Item #WRCAM53938A
An early Department of the Interior typescript report on an expedition through the newly acquired lands of Arctic Canada, with ninety-six original mounted photographs. Written by Major L.T. Burwash, a mining engineer who later became involved in the search for Franklin's missing ships. "Account of a trip on a Hudson's Bay Co. supply ship from Mackenzie delta eastward to Hudson Bay, wintering on King William Island; and of the author's activities collecting for the Canadian government 'economic, geological, botanical, anthropological, and other information en route.' Includes remarks on harbors, ice conditions, Eskimos, game and weather" - ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY. The text of this report appeared in the December 1929 issue of GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL. The many wonderful photos, unique to this bound typescript version of the report include excellent images of Indians, Arctic life and travel, hunting, fishing, and other activities.
A very scarce work in this form including the photographs. OCLC locates copies at only six institutions, the University of Alaska, the Newberry Library, and the rest Canadian, but without the photographs found in this copy. A wonderful Arctic exploration account, extensively photographically illustrated. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 2548 (ref).