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“MB Williams: Living & Writing the Early Years of Parks Canada” was created by Alan MacEachern under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

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From left to right: MB’s mother Sarah, sister Eva, and MB at Grand Bend, Lake Huron, Ontario. Photographer and date unknown.


Commissioner James Bernard Harkin, MB’s boss. Photograph by Yousuf Karsh, 1937.


MB Williams (seated left-hand corner of the second row from the bottom—note small “x”) was a member of the first group of women to graduate from the University of Western Ontario, in 1900. This photo also includes those who graduated in 1901 and 1902, so may date from 1902.


MB’s house on Queens Avenue, London, Ontario (post-1949)


An undated photograph of MB Williams


A photograph from the Associated Screen News Ltd. of Montreal of MB Williams, ca. 1929. The company produced travel films in cooperation with the National Parks Branch.


MB (seated, in white), J. B. Harkin (seated at right, under lamppost), and others gather at Jasper Lodge in August 1923.


A portrait of MB Williams’s family, 1881. In the back row are father David Williams, brother Ernie (“Stalky”), and mother Sarah (Longley) Williams. In the front row are sister Eva (“Brownie”) and MB (“Fuzzy”).


“Rockies Scene, 1920.” A photograph from one of MB’s 1920s research trips in the Rocky Mountains.


MB Williams picnicking during a research trip in the Rockies in the 1920s


MB Williams—sixth row from the bottom, second from the left—at the Polytechnic Party, Pilatus Kulm, Switzerland, on 7 September 1909


MB Williams and her sister Eva (“Brownie”) from 1892


“Cars,” adapted from the cover of The Kicking Horse Trail by Adam Crymble.


Grey Owl (Archibald Belaney), photographed by Yousuf Karsh