Letter to Mary Edith Carey, 1893/06/06
Tyrrell, Joseph Burr, 1858-1957
8 p. on 2 folded sheets + envelope ; 21 x 14 cm
6 June 1893
Item is a letter by J.B. Tyrrell to his fiance, Mary Edith 'Dollie' Carey from Athabasca Landing describing in detail the first leg of the 1893 expedition to the barren lands. Tyrrell describes the trip by canoe, transporting of supplies by Hudson Bay Company steamer and people encountered along the way, including a detachment of mounted police stationed at the head of the Grand Rapids on the Athabasca River to prevent the transport of alcohol to the north without a permit.
Title based on contents of item.
Item forms part of the sub-series entitled 'Correspondence (Author Files)'.
"Ms. Coll 26, box 10, folder 12"
Tyrrell, Mary Edith CareyMounted police--CanadaHudson's Bay Company
Athabasca Landing (Alta.)
Athabasca River (Alta.)
Canoes and canoeing