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Humphrey Lloyd Hime fonds [textual record, graphic material]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

2.5 cm of textual records.
104 photographs b&w.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of a diary, kept by the photographer H.L. Hime, of the expedition to the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan area in 1858, led by Henry Youle Hind. Entries are from 29 April to 30 November 1858, with some gaps. Also included are: a few notes on expenses; an envelope containing clippings; 5 pages of notes labelled "First trip", Aug. 1856; and some notes said to have been copied from a manuscript by H.L. Hime's younger daughter. The fonds also contains photographs taken by H.L. Hime during this expedition, 1857-1858.

Textual records
90: Open
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Photographs: No restrictions. Copyright expired. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.

Photographs: Vol. 1 Camera in the Interior: Humphrey Lloyd Hime during the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858 by Richard Huyda. FA-028 (Paper)

Additional name(s)

Biography / Administrative history

Humphrey Lloyd Hime (1833-1903) was a photographer in the expedition to the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan area in 1858, led by Henry Youle Hind. Hime's contribution to this expedition is described in the book Camera in the Interim, 1858: H.L. Hime, photographer: the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition, compiled by Richard J. Huyda, Toronto, Coach House Press, ca. 1975.

Hime's later life was spent as a businessman in Toronto.

Additional information

Diary received in 1993 from the York Pioneer and Historical Society, through the good offices of the archivist, Paul Litt. The diary had been given to the Society in 1940, by Marion C. Hime Armstrong, daughter of H.L. Hime. The photographs were received prior to 1920.

Availability of other formats note
Textual records: An enlarged photocopy of the diary is also available.
The copy negative number of the items digitized are C-018694 C-004572 C-020245 C-001732 (DAPDCAP).

Subject heading

1. Canadian Exploring Expeditions, 1857-1858 Assiniboine, 1858.
2. Canada, Western, 1858 Saskatchewan, 1858.
3. Diaries. Hime, Humphrey Lloyd, 1833-1903
4. Scientific expeditions - Canada, 1858.
5. Photography.
6. Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition, 1858.
7. Photographers Canada.
8. Photographes Canada.


Other system control no.

Related control no.

1. 1936-273 NPC
2. 120-020132-9