University of Calgary
UofC Navigation

Home

Search archival collections at the University of Calgary

Fonds F0150 - Harry Stallworthy fonds.

Open original Digital object

Identity area

Reference code

CA ACU SPC F0150

Title

Harry Stallworthy fonds.

Date(s)

  • 1895-2002 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

1.17 m of textual records and other material.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer Henry Webb Stallworthy was born in Winson, Gloucestershire, England, on January 20, 1895. Died in Comox, British Columbia, on December 25, 1976. Served most of his 31 years with the Force in isolated parts of the Canadian North including Bache Peninsula, Ellesmere Island, the most northerly detachment in Canada. An expert Arctic traveller and explorer, he completed a 65 day, 2250 kilometer trip around Axel Heiberg Island in 1932; the northernmost tip of the Island was later named Cape Stallworthy in his honour. He was part of the 1934-35 Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition under Edward Shackleton. Retired in 1946 but was called on to act as supervisor of security for the DEW Line in 1956-57. Owned and operated Timberlane, an exclusive resort on Saratoga Beach, Vancouver Island, with his wife Hilda for 21 years. Made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1976.

Archival history

Donated by Elaine Mellor in early 1990s. Fonds on permanent loan from the Arctic Institute of North America.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Fonds consists of correspondence, primarily with H. Stallworthy's brother Bill in England and his wife Hilda, much of it written from various R.C.M.P. detachments and including official reports and documents; manuscripts of articles and lectures on the North; material about H. Stallworthy including personal documents, newsclippings and articles; Hilda Stallworthy's diaries, daily journals and notebooks; miscellaneous material; and slides and negatives of northern scenes. Fonds also includes copies of H. Stallworthy's R.C.M.P. service and medical files obtained from the R.C.M.P. Archives in Ottawa, Ontario, by William Barr as additional sources for his biography Red serge and polar bear pants : the biography of Harry Stallworthy, RCMP (Edmonton : The University of Alberta Press, 2004).

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Text in English.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

File level inventory available at repository.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Associated archival material relating to Harry Stallworthy located in the Arctic Institute of North America Photographic Archives.

Related descriptions

Notes area

Note

Title based contents of the fonds.

Alternative identifier(s)

ckey

3211684

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

Request archival material »

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places