Background information on this scrapbook from Randy Attwood (Mississauga):

It was created by J.E. Maybee (see the group picture on page 13.) It was donated to the Toronto Centre in the 1980's by his son. I was the Toronto Centre President back then—I got a call from Mr Maybee who lived in Oakville—he was in his 80's—he had something to donate to the centre. He donated the scrapbook and the telescope that his father took to view the eclipse.

As you can see, there are some recognizable names in the photo—Dr Chant, Dr Plaskett, Maunder (of the Maunder minimum), J.R. Collins—I am sure others will recognize other names of historical significance. The members of the expedition signed the scrapbook—see pages 30-32. There are also several plants that have been preserved between the pages that Walter has imaged.

More photos (85) of the 1905 eclipse expeditions may be found in the Hamilton Public Library, accessible in their online collections (search for "eclipse").

Further Reading:


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