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John Henry Wye Fonds

John Henry Wye Fonds

Physical Description

24 cm of textual records.



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

John Henry Wye graduated with a degree in medicine from McGill University in 1868. He later served as ship’s doctor on board the Allan Line’s steamer, “S.S. Pomeranian,” making five transatlantic crossings between London and Montreal. Aboard this and other ships, Wye also traveled to the Far East and the East Indies. He registered his medical practice in England as of 1875, where he likely spent the rest of his days.

Scope and Content

The fonds contains four diaries, which include water colours and detailed accounts of Wye’s dreams and travels.

Finding Aids

Complete online inventory list available.

Custodial History

Purchased from dealer. Possibly acquired from the estate of the descendents of Canadian painter, Robert Whale.



Source of Supplied Title Proper

Title based on the documents in the fonds.

Retrieval Number




Allan Line
Wye, John Henry