Series Fonds 412-3 - Diaries and Notebooks

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Diaries and Notebooks

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Fonds 412-3

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  • 1912-1931 (Creation)
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    McInnes, Finley

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0.15 m of textual material

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(1893-08-31 - 2.24.1978)

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Finley McInnes was born in 1893 in Lucknow, Ontario. He earned a first class engineer's certificate and enlisted with the Canadian Forces in 1915, serving until taken prisoner at Ypres on 2 June 1916. He remained a prisoner for 28 months. In August 1919, McInnes joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and was stationed at Fort MacLeod and then at several postings in Canada's Arctic, including Pond Inlet, Pangnirtung, Nottingham Island, and Port Burwell. Corporal McInnes retired from the Force in 1936, and pursued prospecting for gold. In 1940, he was employed by the federal government to supervise Reindeer Station in the Mackenzie Delta, and later by the Liquor Board both in Aklavik and Inuvik. McInnes led numerous Arctic patrols over the years, and he took a keen interest in the Inuit, acquiring extensive knowledge about their traditions, legends, foods, clothing and hunting techniques. Finley McInnes died at Inuvik in 1978, at the age of 85, leaving behind his wife Marie and son Andrew.

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Series consists of handwritten diaries and notebooks documenting daily and significant events in McInnes's life. Period covers McInnes's World War One experiences and 1920s voyages on the C.G.S. Stanley and Arctic. Notes also describe patrols from RCMP detachments in the North covering such areas as Kevetuk, Port Burwell, Ponds Inlet, Lancaster Sound, Cumberland Island, Nugsvak Peninsula, and Baffin Island.

The series title is based on the contents of records. Notes are kept in pocket journals and three ring binders.

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Created by RFROGNER 9-14-2009. Updated by RFROGNER 9-14-2009.

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