Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Cameron, Agnes Deans[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Female 1863 - 1912  (48 years)


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  • Name Cameron, Agnes Deans 
    Born 20 Dec 1863  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Home Address/Year 1897  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    34 Michigan St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1896-1908?  BC; Mackenzie River, NT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 May 1912  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I289  Camera Workers | C, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2019 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur.
    • BIOGARPHICAL SUMMARY: A teacher and writer, Cameron reported on an amusing bicycling tour which she photographed. Among the achievements for which she is remembered were her appointment as the first woman teacher of a high school in the province (1890), as well as the first woman principal of a school (1894). In 1908 she made a 10,000 mile journey with her niece Jessie Cameron Brown up the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Circle. Cameron's account of this adventure was published as The New North (1910) and was illustrated with photographs taken by her and her niece. They did not pass through any part of British Columbia.
      For a full account of her remarkable career and achievements, refer to Cathy Converse's Against the Current (2018).
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: none on photos in BVICA album.
    • REFERENCES: WIL97; Western Recreation (1897 06):128-32; Cameron (1910); Pazdro (1980); BVIPA Reference Room VF.

  • Sources 
    1. [S139] COLLECTION: BVICA.
      Album of the Mackenzie River trip

    2. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Albums

    3. [S965] COLLECTION: BVIUSC.
      Agnes Deans Cameron fonds (UVICARCH AR023); 17 photographs (album)
      Digital facsimile URL (accessed 10 Nov 2018): http://contentdm.library.uvic.ca/cdm/compoundobject/collection/collection53/id/122

    4. [S964] Dictionary of Canadian Biography (1998), (University of Toronto/Universit? Laval, 1998).
      URL (accessed 12 Feb 2017): http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/cameron_agnes_deans_14E.html

    5. [S1038] Converse (2018), Cathy Converse, (Victoria, BC: TouchWood Editions), 920.72 CAM . (Reliability: 3).