Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Busby, Edward Scott

Male 1862 - 1952  (~ 90 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Busby, Edward Scott 
    Born ca. 1862 
    Gender Male 
    Home Address/Year 1899  Skagway, AK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    May have resided in Yukon Territory 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1899  Bennett, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 Feb 1952  Montreal, QC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I476  Camera Workers | B, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A Canadian customs official posted to the Klondike during the gold rush, he photographed the last spike ceremony for the White Pass and Yukon Railroad on 6 Jul 1899. E.A. Hegg, who also photographed the event, captured Scott and two other photographers at work. In this photograph, Busby appears on the wharf with a handheld camera. Busby retired to Vancouver in 1930 and moved to eastern Canada in 1945. Busby identified himself in a souvenir album published by Hegg (1900) which Busby presented to the Rev. B.A. Appleyard (BVIPA copy).
    • REFERENCES: Hegg (1900):41; Polk 1903 Gazetteer Directory; Province, 1952 02 04/4 and 02 07/22 (obits.).