The Barren Lands Digital Collection

Zone 6 map from Barren LandsThis site documents two exploratory surveys of the Barren Lands region west of Hudson Bay, in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan and the area now known as Nunavut. Drawing on materials from the J.B. Tyrrell, James Tyrrell and related collections at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, it includes over 5,000 images from original field notebooks, correspondence, photographs, maps and published reports.

The digital collection consists chiefly of material describing the two Barren Lands expeditions of 1893 and 1894 for the Geological Survey of Canada. It also includes material on the Hudson Bay Expedition of 1885 and the 1900 survey of the area between Great Slave Lake and Hudson Bay.

The site can be accessed via this link.

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