Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Topley, Horatio Nelson[1]


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  • Name Topley, Horatio Nelson 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year Ottawa, ON Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) Jun 1894  Alaska/Yukon?/BC? Boundary; Yukon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I716  Camera Workers | T, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2016 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A brother of William James Topley (1845-1930) who took over the Ottawa studio of William Notman in 1872, H.N. Topley often photographed for the Geological Survey of Canada. He photographed the Alaska/Canada boundary in the early summer 1894, as well as scenes in BC. Historian David R. Richeson found a Public Works letter register entry for the Topley Studio sale of $33 of views of the Yukon District in 1900 (OOA, RG 11, vol. 1998, entry March 26/1). H.N. Topley was later employed by the Department of the Interior. [2]
    • REFERENCES: (Victoria) Colonist, 1894 06 13/3, "Scientific Photography"; Hall (1967); Koltun (1980); Letter, David R. Richeson, 1985 01 17.

  • Sources 
    1. [S152] COLLECTION: OOA (Reliability: 3).
      Negatives and prints

    2. [S851] LAC archival records (Reliability: 3).
      "Moving Here, Staying Here: The Canadian Immigrant Experience: Commissioned Photography" by Jim Burant, Library and Archives Canada. URL (accessed 30 2016):