Collection 31 - Percy Broughton collection

Minute book

Zone du titre et de la mention de responsabilité

Titre propre

Percy Broughton collection

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Textual record

Titre parallèle

Compléments du titre

Mentions de responsabilité du titre

Notes du titre

  • Source of title proper: Title of collection based on name of creator.

Niveau de description




Zone de l'édition

Mention d'édition

Mentions de responsabilité relatives à l'édition

Zone des précisions relatives à la catégorie de documents

Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

Mention de projection (cartographique)

Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

Zone des dates de production


  • [189-?]-1915 (Production)
    Percy Broughton

Zone de description matérielle

Description matérielle

8 cm of textual records
ca. 270 photographs

Zone de la collection

Titre propre de la collection

Titres parallèles de la collection

Compléments du titre de la collection

Mention de responsabilité relative à la collection

Numérotation à l'intérieur de la collection

Note sur la collection

Zone de la description archivistique

Nom du producteur


Notice biographique

Percy Broughton was a missionary of the Anglican Church who served the Church Missionary Society (predecessor to the Anglican Church in the Arctic) at Lake Harbour [Kimmirut, Baffin Island] from 1911-1912. Prior to this, Broughton attended the theological school Wycliffe College in Toronto, Ontario. Broughton arrived in Lake Harbour in September of 1911. In March of 1912, he was separated from the Inuit crew he was travelling with, and spent two days lost in the Arctic. He eventually managed to find his way to a small community of Inuit who saved his life though he sustained serious injuries due to prolonged exposure in extreme cold temperatures. He left Lake Harbour in August of 1912. Broughton returned to Toronto for surgeries and recuperation, then went to England, New Zealand, and Australia. Broughton died, most likely due to complications from his injuries, in September of 1915.

Historique de la conservation

Portée et contenu

Collection consists of one bound journal, reflecting Broughton's day-to-day activities and missionary work in Baffin Island between 1909 and 1915, and one photo album with images of Wycliffe College, ships and their crews, towns, Arctic wildlife, and many of the Inuit community at Lake Harbour [Kimmirut] in Nunavut, Canada.

Zone des notes

État de conservation

Both the journal and photo album are exhibiting significant amounts of wear and deterioration which are contributing to their fragility. Materials must be handled with care while wearing conservation gloves.

Source immédiate d'acquisition

Material was donated to the Museum of Anthropology in 2011 and transferred to AHHLA on January 10, 2012


Original order of both journal and photo album has been retained

Langue des documents

Écriture des documents

Localisation des originaux

Disponibilité d'autres formats

A scanned version of the journal is available through UBC Library:

Restrictions d'accès

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

See archivist for details

Instruments de recherche

Box list available

Éléments associés

Éléments associés


Physical location note

Oversized Box 13 (8-6-4)

Accompanying material

"A Terrible Experience," Moosonee and Keewatin Mailbag, Volume 8, No. 2, April 1913 (32-35);
"Lake Harbour," Moosonee and Keewatin Mailbag, Volume 8, No. 4, October 1913 (78-84);
"Letter from the Rev. E. J. Peck," Moosonee and Keewatin Mailbag, Vol. 9, No. 7, July 1916 (118);
Harper, Kenn. "Percy Broughton, the Unknown Missionary -- Part[s] 1-3." 2010. Nunatsiaq News.

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

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Numéro normalisé


Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description du document

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles ou conventions


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Original finding aid including physical description, biographical sketch, and scope & content prepared by Heather Gring, 2012; finding aid revised by Alison Weck, 2015

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Langage d'écriture de la description


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