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Agnes Deans Cameron

"The first white woman to reach the Arctic"

 

Page 65 of Historic Vancouver: 1884 Granville

Page 65 of Historic Vancouver features 1884 Granvile and includes a postcard from Fanny McCartney in Granville to Agnes Deans Cameron in Victoria. Fanny was the wife of Allan Edward McCartney- a civil engineer and architect who had worked on Hastings sawmill and had land at Deep Cove. Agnes Deans Cameron was a famous woman of her time. A progressive schoolteacher from Victoria, she went on to become "the first white woman to reach the Arctic" and published a bestselling book about her journeys called "The New North"

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Agnes Deans Cameron "Intellectual, adventurer, journalist, women’s right campaigner, first woman to reach the Arctic Ocean overland, literary sensation, when she died suddenly, editorials described her as “the most remarkable woman citizen of the province.”"

Read Stephen Hume's article in The Vancouver Sun here

Page 70 of Historic Vancouver

Page 70 features a letter from Agnes to her sister Jessie Cameron in James Bay, Victoria

Agnes Deans Cameron

See Page 70 here

Read more about this astonishing woman in the B.C. Historical News Journal 1974
AGNES DEANS CAMERON 1863 - 1912 by Gwen Hayball
UBC University Archives http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/

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Page 65 of Historic Vancouver: 1884 Granville

Page 65 of Historic Vancouver features 1884 Granvile and includes a postcard from Fanny McCartney in Granville to Agnes Deans Cameron in Victoria. Fanny was the wife of Allan Edward McCartney- a civil engineer and architect who had worked on Hastings sawmill and had land at Deep Cove. Agnes Deans Cameron was a famous woman of her time. A progressive schoolteacher from Victoria, she went on to become "the first white woman to reach the Arctic" and published a bestselling book about her journeys called "The New North"

Agnes Deans Cameron

Agnes Deans Cameron "Intellectual, adventurer, journalist, women’s right campaigner, first woman to reach the Arctic Ocean overland, literary sensation, when she died suddenly, editorials described her as “the most remarkable woman citizen of the province.”" Read Stephen Hume's article in The Vancouver Sun here

There's a full biography of this astonishing woman in the B.C. Historical News journal.
Read AGNES DEANS CAMERON, 1863 - 1912 by Gwen Hayball at UBC University Archives as a PDF see Pages 18 to 25 AdobeB.C. Historical News Journal 1974

Page 65 of Historic Vancouver: 1884 Granville

Sold for $385 in our 11 Feb 2017 auction

Agnes Deans Cameron

Agnes Deans Cameron

Page 67 of Historic Vancouver

Cover to Jessie Cameron, the sister of Agnes Dean Cameron James Bay, Victoria

& Wellburn continues the Granville story:
"Granville seems quite lively with no vacant houses and many new ones projected."

Realized $450 in our auction on March 4th 2017.

Jessie Cameron

 

Page 69 of Historic Vancouver

Letter and cover from Fanny McCartney, wife of the steam engineer at Hasting Sawmill to Jessie Cameron, the sister of Agnes Deans Cameron, in Victoria. She says "we bought some sheep our little boy calls them 'lions'"

Realized $550 in our 1,100th Auction 18 March 2017

Jessie Cameron

Jessie Cameron

Page 70 of the Gerald Wellburn Historic Vancouver

Realized $341 in our 1st April 2017 auction

Agnes Deans Cameron

Agnes Deans Cameron

Page 71 of the Gerald Wellburn Historic Vancouver

 

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