The story of Archibald “Grey Owl” Stanfield Belaney

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This photo of writer and conservationist Grey Owl (Archibald Belaney) was taken by Armenian-Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh in 1936.

Archibald Stanfield Belaney was born on Sept. 18, 1888, in Hastings, England, the son of George Belaney and Kitty Cox. When Archie was about two years old, his father and later his mother left England, taking Archie’s younger brother with them, leaving Archie with his grandmother Juliana Belaney and two aunts. Archie grew up with the 30 acres of St.