Assiniboia (Sask.)



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Assiniboia Pastoral Charge fonds

  • FL 028
  • Fonds
  • 1910–2008

The fonds consists of textual materials generated by Assiniboia Pastoral Charge and its constituent congregations (including Willow Bunch) – the church boards, committees and related bodies, local women’s units and other groups.

Contents include: minutes of official boards and councils, congregational, committee, choir and Sunday School meetings; records of local Women’s Missionary Society (W.M.S.), Women’s Associations (W.A), and United Church Women (UC.W.), as well as men’s (A.O.T.S.) groups; correspondence; various financial records; communion and historic rolls; and a register of baptisms, marriages, and burials held at Assiniboia, Willow Bunch, Viceroy, Coronach and related locations.

Assiniboia Pastoral Charge

Better Farming Train - Demonstrations

Demonstration on the Better Farming Train. Cars and trucks parked beside train station in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.

Bio/Historical Note: From 1914 to 1922 a Better Farming Train (BFT) toured the province providing lectures and demonstrations and presenting exhibits on matters pertaining to agriculture. Funded by the Agricultural Instruction Act, equipped jointly by the Department of Agriculture and the College of Agriculture, and staffed by the University of Saskatchewan, the BFTs were operated free of charge by the railways. Consisting of between 14 to 17 cars they toured the province for several weeks each summer. During part of one summer two trains operated. The train was divided into five sections: Livestock; Field Husbandry; Boys and Girls; Household Science; Poultry; and Farm Mechanics. A converted flat car acted as a platform for the display and demonstration of the "well-selected" horses, cattle, sheep, swine and poultry. Each section usually contained a lecture car accompanied by one or more demonstration cars.

Leon Plewis fonds

  • SCM-RG-0059
  • Fonds
  • 31 January 2008

The fonds, related to Lavinia Bishop (nee Brown), were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:

-October 30, 1899, from Gleich, AB to Assiniboia, SK, from her Father William Brown
-note dated March 25, 1885, to Lavinia
-empty envelope that reads "A letter written to my dear Grandma at the age of seven years by myself"
-envelope that reads "Relics of By-gone Days", containing small cards that often read "Jesse Bishop" and "Lavinia A. Brown" and "David A. Brown", a Christmas card sent from the front during World War I, from Austine C. Brown to the Brown family.
-two letters in an envelope, June 6, 1881 and May 11, 1882
-letter from Balhagerty, September 4, 1876, to "Gran"
-Christmas card, to Bishop family, from Austine
-note written by Lavinia Bishop, reference to a bag and a Sunday School class
-envelope with "Photos of Interest", photos of Lavinia's family and other people she remembered
-envelope reads "A cherished remembrance of the late Countess of Rothes who died February 10, 1886", a newspaper and a printed and handwritten prayer
-envelope reads "Letters of sympathy written by the late Countess of Rothes (Henrietta Anderson Morshead Leslie, 17th Countess of Rothes [1832-1886]) to our Father and Mother on the deaths of our Grandma & baby Brother"
-envelope reads "Letters of Business written by the late Countess of Rothes & her mother the late Dowager to my father Wm Brown"

Bishop, Lavinia