Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Swanzy, Rev. Henry[1, 2, 3, 4]


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  • Name Swanzy, Henry 
    Title Rev. 
    Gender Male 
    Home Address/Year 1880s  Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1884, 1888  Selkirk Mountains, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I825  Camera Workers | S, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur (visit).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A reverend and travelling companion of Reverend William Spotswood Green (the two were cousins), they have been credited with undertaking the first mountaineering expedition in Canada in 1888. According to a paper read by Green in 1889, their photographic kit consisted of three cameras: two half-plate models and a Stirn's patent detective camera. In conjunction with their topographical observations they photographed views.

  • Sources 
    1. [S305] Green (1889), Rev. W. Spotswood Green, (Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography (March 1889):153-70).

    2. [S306] Green (1890), William Spotswood Green, (London: Macmillan, 1890).

    3. [S337] Leslie (1980), Susan Leslie, (Victoria: Provincial Archives of British Columbia, 1980), 5.

    4. [S415] Hart (1983), E.J. Hart, (Banff, Alta.: Altitude Publishing, 1983).