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Knox McCusker Collection

  • 2008.27
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1930 - 1997]

The Knox McCusker Collection consists primarily of photocopies of publications written by Mary Henry (1931-1935); annual reports; articles and papers written about Knox McCusker (1935-1997) as well as research materials pertaining to his life; art...

McCusker, Knox

Knox McCusker portrait

Formal portrait of Knox McCusker wearing a suit and tie and seated against a studio backdrop. Photograph believed to be taken by Pittaway – Jarvis Ltd., in Ottawa Canada, as photographer's name and location is printed into the surrounding mat...

Gwen and Knox McCusker

Photograph depicts Gwen and Knox McCusker standing outside, side by side. Caption on verso reads: “Knox & Gwen McCusker, late ‘40’s or early ‘50’s”.

Group photo of five men

Photograph is a group photo of five men standing around a tent in a wintery wooded landscape; Knox McCusker stands first man from the right, with hands in pockets. Caption on verso reads: “Youthful K.F.McC. on the right. Probably Northern Ontario ...

Knox McCusker holding a fish

Photograph depicts Knox McCusker holding a fish outside a survey camp tent. Caption on verso reads: “Well say! Betty! A Toad River Indian”. It is believed this photo was taken at Tuchadi Lake.


Photographs within this file depict Knox McCusker on surveying treks and at rest in his own home. Photographs also document his headstone and the monument erected in his memory.

Original Correspondence & Certificate

File consists of the following original items: Letter to G.G. Aitken from K.F. McCusker (Jan. 9, 1934) ; Letter to G.G. Aitken from K.F. McCusker (June 20, 1934) ; Letter to G.G. Aitken from K.F. McCusker (May. 9, 1938); Certificate no. 484 bestow...

Articles and Papers Written About Knox McCusker

File consists of the following items: “Mac” by D.L. Surveyor ; “Knox (Mac) McCusker: Dominion Land Surveyor” by E.L. Rutherford, V.C. Brink, R.S. Silver and M.Z. (Smokey) Neighbour ; Excerpts from Men and Meridians by Don W. Thomson ; Article re: ...

General Correspondence

File consists of the following photocopied items: Letter to Mrs. J. Norman Henry from G.G. Aitken, Chief Geographer (May 22, 1935); Memorandum to Mr. F.H. Peters, Surveyor General (Topographical Survey of Canada) from R. W. Cautley, Acting Chief o...