GRAHAM, Harry




Author Tags: 1900-1950, Transient

As an Aide-de-Camp and private secretary to Lord Minto, Harry Graham used the name Col. D. Steamer to publish a witty and anecdotal account of the new Governor General of Canada's journey with his family in 1900 as Across Canada to the Klondyke: Being the Journal of a Ten Thousand Mile Tour through the "Great North West" July 19th - October 13th, 1900 (Toronto: Methuen, 1984). The fact-finding trip from Ottawa to the Yukon was undertaken to ostensibly help solve a boundary dispute between Alaska and Canada. Harry Graham concludes, "This journal does not pretend to the attractions of a work of fiction, nor to the utility of a guide book. Its intention is to pose merely as an amateur description of primary impressions. It points no morals, draws no conclusions; and, if it possesses a single praiseworthy quality, that quality is Truth."

[BCBW 2005] "Transient" "1900-1950"