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Wilson, Edward Francis, 1844-1915

Anglican missionary and founder of the Shingwauk Trust and Shingwauk Indian Residential School.

E.F. Wilson

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Start Date: 
1890
End Date: 
1890
Date Range: 
[ca. 1890]
Language: 
English
Physical Description: 

2.5 cm of object. - 1 printing press plate: wood and copper, 10.5 x 7.5 cm

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aua
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004
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008
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Oowahweendahmahgawin Owh Tabanemenung

Description
Start Date: 
1874
End Date: 
1874
Date Range: 
1874
Physical Description: 

4.5 cm of textual records.

1 v., 771 p.

Notes: 

"Rev. E.F. Wilson" has been handwritten in black ink on the cover.  Binding and cover are damaged.  Fragile.

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Publication: 
Toronto: Bell & Co.
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aua
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File No: 
002
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001
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Oowahweendahmahgawin Owh Tabanemenung

Description
Start Date: 
1874
End Date: 
1874
Date Range: 
1874
Physical Description: 

4.5 cm of textual records.

1 v., 771 p.

Notes: 

Added English label on book indicates that this is the New Testament in Ojibway.

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Toronto: Bell & Co.
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aua
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001
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001
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Prayer book series

Description
Start Date: 
1874
End Date: 
1874
Date Range: 
1874
Physical Description: 

12 cm of textual records. - 2 books

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Scope Content: 

Series comprises prayer books used by Rev. E.F. Wilson.  Includes two bound copies of "Oowahweendahmahgawin Owh Tabanemenung"

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Fragile.

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Admin
Custodial History: 

Transferred from Bishophurst by the Right Reverend Dr. Stephen Andrews to Algoma University January 23-24, 2014.

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May be restrictions on access and use based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement, the Diocese's Policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to all applicable privacy legislation.

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The Canadian Indian

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Creator: 

Rev. E.F. Wilson and H.B Small, editors

Start Date: 
1890
End Date: 
1890
Date Range: 
1890 October - 1890 November
Physical Description: 

0.5 cm of textual records. - 2 issues

Notes: 

The November 1890 issue of the Canadian Journal is very fragile and both covers have become detached.

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Publication: 
Owen Sound : Jno. Rutherford
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
1-2
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aua
File No: 
002
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001
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Algoma Missionary News and Shingwauk Journal

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Start Date: 
1876
End Date: 
1876
Date Range: 
1876 July 1
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0.1 cm of textual records. - 1 journal issue

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Fading throughout.

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001
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Printing press series

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Start Date: 
1876
End Date: 
1962
Date Range: 
1876, 1890-1898, 1990-1962
Physical Description: 

28 cm of textual records and objects. - 13 printing press plates.

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Chronological by item type
Scope Content: 

Series comprises printing press plates materials used in the production of the Shingwauk Journal, the Algoma Missionary News, and the Algoma Anglican. Also includes issues of The Canadian Indian and the Algoma Missionary News.

Associated Material: 

Additional information on the associated publications can be found in the Algoma Missionary News (newspaper) series and the Algoma Anglican (newspaper) series.

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aua
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Material in accession 2014-030 transferred from Bishophurst by the Right Reverend Dr. Stephen Andrews to Algoma University January 23-24, 2014.  Accrual 2017-027 was transferred from Bishophurst by the Rt. Rev. Anne Germond to Algoma University on August 31, 2017. No further accruals anticipated.

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No restrictions on access.

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Reproduction restrictions may apply fragile items in series.

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Basic conservation performed during processing.

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Our indian homes

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Creator: 

Rev E.F. Wilson

Start Date: 
1872
End Date: 
1893
Date Range: 
1872 August - 1893 June
Physical Description: 

3 cm of textual records.

1 v.

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Student register. Very fragile.  Includes a conservation report that was completed in 1979 by Fine Art Paper Conservation. 

Oversized.

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aua
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001 OS
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002
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Indian Homes Committee series

Description
Start Date: 
1877
End Date: 
1922
Date Range: 
1877-1922
Creator: 

Our Indian Homes Committee and Rev. E.F. Wilson

Physical Description: 

.25 m of textual records.

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Chronological by item type.
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The Indian Homes Committee was a Synod of Algoma committee focused on the management of the Algoma Indian Homes.  Canon 2.2 - Our Indian Homes adopted by the Synod of Algoma in 1914 describes the governance of the committee:

1. A committee for the management of the Algoma Indian Homes shall be elected at each ordinary session of the Synod of Algoma to serve during the inerval between one Synod and another, and to report in due course, as provided for in Section 4.

2. This Committee shall consist of the Bishop of the Diocese, the Principal of the Homes (if he be a member of the Synod), and sight others, four of whom shall be chosen from the clergy and four from the laity.  Two of each order shall be appointed by the Bishop, and the remaining four shall be elected by the Synod.  Five shall be a quorum.

3.  Meetings of the Committee shall be held at least quarterly at Sault Ste Marie, if possible at the time of the quarterly meetings of the Executive Committee.  But meetings may be called for sufficient cause by the Chairman at any convenient time.

4. The Committee shall be responsible to the Synod for the management of the Homes; it shall deal in all necessary matters with the Department of Indian Affairs, under the formal agreement passed between the Indian Superintendent and the Bishop of Algoma; and it shall report its decisions and operations semi-annually to the Executive Committee of the Synod and also in full to each session of the Synod.

5. The management of the Homes shall include: (1) The care of the grounds, the upkeep of the buildings, the carrying out of the curriculum under the formal agreement referred to in Clause 4, discipline, the engaging and paying of officers and workers, and generally all matters affecting the efficiency and process of the work and the physical, moral, and spiritual well-being and happiness at the Homes. (2) Subject to the approval of the Bishop of the Diocese, the maintenance and ordering of religious worship, and the systematic and effective teaching of the Christian faith in all its fullness, according to the doctrines, practices, and order of the Church of English in Canada.

Scope Content: 

Series comprises records created, endorsed, or published by the Our Indian Homes Committee.  Series includes committee meeting minutes, annual reports, and student registers.

Notes: 

Box 2 of series is oversized.

Repository: 
aua
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Custodial History: 

Transferred from Bishophurst by the Right Reverend Dr. Stephen Andrews to Algoma University January 23-24, 2014

Access Restriction: 

May be restrictions on access and use based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement, the Diocese's Policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to all applicable privacy legislation.

Repro Restriction: 

 Some restrictions on reproduction due to fragility of the materials.

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Basic conservation performed during processing.

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Letter book

Description
Creator: 

Rev. Edward F. Wilson

Start Date: 
1883
End Date: 
1885
Date Range: 
1883-1885
Physical Description: 

3.5 cm of textual records.

1 v., 499 p.

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Subject tags: Algoma Missionary News, Anishinaabemowin, apprenticeship, Bishop Fauquier Memorial Chapel, bootmaking, carpentry, church societies, college, curriculum, Department of Indian Affairs, Diocese of Algoma activities, donations, farming, finances, funding, funding problems, fundraising, government contacts, government funding, government policy, Indian Agents, Indigenous communities, Indigenous languages, insurance, ministry, missionary work, Mohawk Institute, Muncey Institute, North-West Rebellion, Ojibwe language, printing, public opinion, publications, religion, religious rivalries, runaway students, sash and door factory, school inspections, school reports, school supplies, staffing, student activities, student clothing, student death, student families, student health, student occupation, student recruitment, student retention, student support, tailoring, teaching, tinsmithing, trades, Wawanosh

The letters in this book are from Edward F. Wilson to a number of different people, including church staff and officials, Indian Agents, Government officials, donors, Shingwauk and Wawanosh staff, his family, and Indigenous community members. The majority of the letters relate either to Diocesan activities or the finances of Shingwauk and Wawanosh. Wilson acted as the Bishop’s commissary while the Bishop was away in England, and so performed many of his duties, including the appointment of a day school teacher at Garden River, and the appointment of ministers in various locations around the Diocese. During these years a sash and door factory was opened and staffed by the boys, and it took orders for work from outside the school which often created a lot of issues. Although the building of the Bishop Fauquier Memorial Chapel was complete, there were a lot of problems with the donation of the stained glass windows, as well as funding for furnishing the chapel. Near the end are many letters where Wilson discusses his personal feelings about the job and mulls over the possibility of leaving his position as principal. Student activities, student recruitment and retention, school staffing, and school supplies are also frequent topics. The North-West Rebellion took place in 1885 near the end of the letter book, and Wilson wrote a number of letters detailing his opinions on the rebellion, the situation of Indigenous communities out West, and about his plans to build a new Residential School out West as a solution.

Anishinaabemowin letters: Pages 270-271

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003
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001
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