Duncan Campbell Scott fonds

Reference Code: Fonds - C 275
Title: Duncan Campbell Scott fonds
Date of Creation: [ca. 1905-ca. 1906]
Physical Description:

186 photographs : black and white cabinet cards

20 photographs : black and white prints

Scope and Content:

Fonds consist of photographs created by Duncan Campbell Scott during his tenure as a civil servant for the Department of Indian Affairs for the Federal Government.

Included are photographs taken during the Commissioners' visit in 1905-1906 to the James Bay area, where Scott photographed the local Aboriginal population and scenery.

The fonds is arranged into three series. The photographs in series 1 depict the customs and traditions of native peoples. Series 2 depicts the photographs of the James Bay Indian Treaty Tours of 1905 and 1906. Series 3 includes views of northern Ontario.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch:

Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947) was a civil servant, poet and amateur photographer in Ontario active between 1880 and 1947.

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Scott, Duncan Campbell, 1862-1947

Finding Aid:

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Structure of Collection:

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Restrictions on Access:

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Terms For Use and Reproduction:

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Immediate Source of Acquisition: The Archives of Ontario received this collection prior to 1960. The source of the acquisition is unknown.
Availability of Other Formats:

Copy negatives have been created for all the photographs in this fonds.

Related Material:

The Ontario Government's copy of the James Bay Treaty (Treaty Number 9) can be found in RG 1-653.

Additional documentation will be found in RG 1-273-5 (Crown land survey correspondence and reports relating to Indian reserves and land claims) concerning the allocation of land for Indian reserves in northern Ontario and the Ontario government's position in these negotiations.

In F 1075-10, there is correspondence from Duncan Campbell Scott, as a notable Canadian literary figure, with Melvin O. Hammond in his capacity as literary editor of the Globe newspaper.

Associated Material:

Records created by Duncan C. Scott also exist at Library and Archives of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario; at the National Film Board of Canada; as part of the Pelham Edgar fonds (fonds 9) in the E.J Pratt Library Archives, Victoria University, at the University of Toronto (Scott directed the "Makers of Canada" series with Edgar); and at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario.


Title based on contents of the fonds.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.
Other/Former Codes:

Accession Number: 15327.