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Emile Petitot Collection
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1.4 m of textual records
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Name of creator
Emile Fortune Stanislas Joseph Petitot was born in 1838 in southern France near Marseilles. At twenty-four he was ordained to the Priesthood and joined the order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The Oblates order sent Petitot to North America in 1862 and he spent the next 13 years in the Mackenzie Valley as a missionary and explorer. He died in 1916.
This collection was presented to the Institute for Northern Studies by Mr. Donatieu Savoie, on behalf of the Honourable John Munro, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, on October 17, 1980, the 20th anniversary of the Institute. Upon the dissolution of the Institute in 1981/1982, the material was deposited in Special Collections, University of Saskatchewan Libraries.
Scope and content
This collection consists of materials by and about Emile Petitot amassed by Mr. Savoie in his work with the department of Indian and Northern Affairs. Most of the records are photocopies of manuscripts, articles, and personal letters, the originals of which date from the late 1800s. The collection also contains books by or about Petitot and a few maps.
Immediate source of acquisition
The material in this fonds has been arranged into the following series:
A. Explanatory Material
I. Books by Emile Petitot
II. Photocopies of Manuscripts
III. Photocopies of Books
IV. Photocopies of Articles in Print
V. Photocopies of Personal Letters
VI. Books and Articles about E. Petitot
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Almost all materials are in French.
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