Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

McConnell, Richard George[1]

Male 1857 - 1942  (85 years)

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  • Name McConnell, Richard George 
    Born 26 Mar 1857  Chatman, PQ Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) late 1880s  Yukon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 Apr 1942  Ottawa, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I106  Camera Workers | M, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Institutional (visit); amateur.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A younger contemporary of Dr. G.M. Dawson, McConnell studied at McGill University in Montreal. McConnell's exploration of the Yukon for the Geological Survey of Canada beginning in 1887 over a ten-year period produced the first accurate geological maps of the Klondike gold fields. An amateur photographer, it is not known if he produced photographs of his Yukon travels.

      Appointed Deputy Minister of Mines in 1914, he retired in 1920. McConnell River, McConnell Peak and McConnell Lake, YT, are all named in honor of his accomplishments.

  • Sources 
    1. [S408] Hall (1967), E. Hall, comp., (Ottawa: Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources, 1967).

    2. [S927] Canadian Encyclopedia (Web site), (Historica Canada).
      "Richard George McConnell" entry
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