Diocese of Mackenzie River. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Place Published: London
Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Date Published: 1888
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition. 4-1/4 x 6-1/2 inches. (2), -108pp. ; 8 pages list of publications ads . Gilded seal on red worn and soiled front cover. A few pages soiled. Overall good condition. Lacking map in this scarce book. Series ''Colonial Church Histories''
Right Reverend W. C. Bompas was Bishop of Mackenzie River, 1884-1891, a Diocese carved out Rupert's Land that existed from 1883-1933. The provincial synod of Rupert’s Land agreed in 1883 to a proposal to divide the diocese, and in 1884 Bompas became bishop of the northern part, the new diocese of Mackenzie River. The latter was in turn divided in 1891, when Bompas became bishop of Selkirk (now Yukon). His views influenced how indigenous peoples were seen for a century; inhabitants, languages, fauna and flora, arctic life, meteorology, dress and habits, as well as resources and prospects. Ostensibly, a history of the Church of England's pioneer missionary work in the Far North.
Good. Item #8719