Elizabeth Parker

Elizabeth Parker [1856–1944]

b. 1856 — Colchester County, Nova Scotia
d. 1944 — Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Parker was a Canadian journalist in the early 1900s. She attended school in Truro, Nova Scotia, obtained her teaching certificate, married Henry John Parker at the age of 18, moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia and then to Winnipeg. She co-founded the Alpine Club of Canada in 1906 with Arthur Oliver Wheeler [1860–1945].

Sources of biographical information about Parker:

Events in the Mount Robson region in which Parker was involved:

  • 1913 ACC Camp – Mount Robson
Works pertinent to the Mount Robson region of which Parker was author or co-author:

  • —   V14/AC55P/35 photo album. Banff: 1906–1912. Whyte Museum
  • —   “Alpine Club Notes.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 1 (1907):122
  • —   “The Upper Columbia.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 3 (1911):100-106
  • —   “A new field for mountaineering.” Scribner’s Magazine, 55 (1914)
  • —   “Early explorers of the West (Part 1).” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 29 (1944–1945):26–38
  • —   “Early Explorers of the West (Part 2).” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 30 (1947):118-123
  • —   “Early Explorers of the West (Part 3).” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 31 (1948):95–105

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