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Fonds consists of
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
8 film reels (4 h).
1.156 m of textual records.
1 microfilm reel : negative and positive.
Language of material
Scope and content
Fonds consists of photographs documenting the career of Inspector Henry A. Larsen, particularly as an R.C.M.P. Officer, 1924-1961. The fonds also consists of correspondence, n.d., 1924-1964, 17.5 cm; subject files, n.d., 1852-1855, 1920-1963, 23.8 cm; diaries, logs, notes, reports and speeches, n.d., 1924-1954, 1957, 13.8 cm; publications, n.d., 1851, 1895, 1930-1966, 23.8 cm; clippings, n.d., 1925-1969, 20.7 cm; autobiography, n.d., 10 cm; records written at Winter Harbour, Melville Island, 1929, 1944, 6 cm; private log of Henry A. Larsen as master of the St. Roch, 1 microfilm reel, 1928-1937, 1944, reel M-2173; and a print of RCMP ship "St. Roch", which Larsen commanded during the completion of the Northwest Passage, 1943-1944. Also included is film footage shot by Larsen, circa 1930-1959, of his activities with the RCMP and aboard the schooner St. Roch.
Conditions of access
Microfilm reel M-2173
from 05804 to 05805
from RV8 304 to RV8 306
Photographs: No restrictions on use. Credit: Name of photographer / Library and Archives Canada. Print: No restrictions on use. Copyright expired. Credit: Library and Archives Canada.
Moving images: Reproduction and use in any form requires the written permission of the copyright holders.
Photographs Vol. 1 is located in 326 with a copy in Photo A&R. FA-038 90 (Paper)
Textual records The finding aid is a list of file titles. MSS0773 90 (Electronic)
Print: Item-level. (Paper)
Moving images: See MISACS for item level description. (Electronic)
Creator / Provenance
Biography / Administrative history
Henry A. Larsen, Arctic sailor and R.C.M.P. officer, was born in 1899 in Norway and became a Canadian citizen in 1927. He went to sea at the age of 15. He made one trip to the Canadian Arctic, wintering there, 1924-1925. In 1928 he joined the R.C.M.P. and was sent on the first voyage of the schooner St. Roch on Arctic patrol that year. During the voyage he became master of the ship. He was with the St. Roch until 1949, making many trips to the Arctic and crossing the Northwest Passage in both directions, 1940-1944. In 1949 Larsen became commander of "G" Division of the R.C.M.P. which controlled police work in all northern Ontario. He retired in 1961.
See also: The Canadian Encyclopedia, 1985, and Encyclopedia Canadiana.
Private log was loaned for copying in 1971 by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Historic Sites Branch.
Print was internally transferred from the National Photography Collection, which in turn received it from the Manuscript Division.
1. Henry Asbjorn Larsen - Correspondence, 1924-1964
2. The Big Ship, [1899-1964]
3. Henry Asbjorn Larsen - Manuscripts, [1899-1964]
4. Northwest Passage, 1940-1944.
5. Henry Asbjorn Larsen - Oratory, [1924-1954, 1957]
6. Canada. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1928-1961.
7. Henry Asbjorn Larsen - Diaries, [1924-1954, 1957]
8. Henry Asbjorn Larsen - Writings, 1851, 1895, 1930-1966.
9. Sailors' writings, [1899-1964]
10. Log-books, 1928-1937.
11. Canada - Exploring expeditions, 1928-1949.
12. St. Roch (Ship) - Travel, 1928-1949.
13. Arctic expeditions, Canadian, 1928-1949.
14. Ship's papers, 1928-1937.
Other system control no.
Related control no.
1. 1974-269 NPC
2. 1974-326 NPC
3. 1982-128 PIC
4. 1984-0341 MISA
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