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Bishop John McLean - Portrait

Head and shoulders sketch.of Bishop John McLean, first Anglican Bishop of Saskatchewan.

Bio/Historical Note: Right Rev. John McLean, DD, DCL, was born at Portsay, Banffshire, Scotland, in 1828. He earned a MA from the University of Aberdeen in 1851. He came to Canada under the auspices of the Colonial and Continental Church Society (Church of England). He was ordained both deacon and priest in 1858, at age 30, and was appointed assistant curate of St. James' Cathedral, Toronto, and afterwards curate of St. Paul's Cathedral, London. In 1866 McLean was sent to Winnipeg, which was then a little village of about 300 inhabitants. Here he was made Rector of St. John's Cathedral, Warden and Divinity Professor of St. John's College, Archdeacon of Assiniboia (later changed to Archdeacon of Manitoba), and Examining Chaplain to the Bishop. In 1879 Emmanuel College (Indian Boys Industrial School was founded by Bishop McLean at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, as a “training College for Native Helpers.” In 1883 by an Act of Parliament, Emmanuel College was incorporated as "The University of Saskatchewan.” Though the school began with a general education curriculum, by 1886 it was entirely devoted to training teachers for Indian schools. When the provincial university was established in Saskatoon in 1909, the Synod decided to relinquish its title and opt for affiliation to the new university. Emmanuel sold its old site to the federal government, to be used for a penitentiary. McLean died in Prince Albert in 1886 at age 57, and is buried in St. Mary’s Anglican Cemetery in Prince Albert.

Bishop John McLean - Portrait

Head and shoulders sketch of Rt. Rev. John McLean, first Anglican Bishop of Saskatchewan.

Bio/Historical Note: Right Rev. John McLean, DD, DCL, was born at Portsay, Banffshire, Scotland, in 1828. He earned a MA from the University of Aberdeen in 1851. He came to Canada under the auspices of the Colonial and Continental Church Society (Church of England). He was ordained both deacon and priest in 1858, at age 30, and was appointed assistant curate of St. James' Cathedral, Toronto, and afterwards curate of St. Paul's Cathedral, London. In 1866 McLean was sent to Winnipeg, which was then a little village of about 300 inhabitants. Here he was made Rector of St. John's Cathedral, Warden and Divinity Professor of St. John's College, Archdeacon of Assiniboia (later changed to Archdeacon of Manitoba), and Examining Chaplain to the Bishop. In 1879 Emmanuel College (Indian Boys Industrial School was founded by Bishop McLean at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, as a “training College for Native Helpers.” In 1883 by an Act of Parliament, Emmanuel College was incorporated as "The University of Saskatchewan.” Though the school began with a general education curriculum, by 1886 it was entirely devoted to training teachers for Indian schools. When the provincial university was established in Saskatoon in 1909, the Synod decided to relinquish its title and opt for affiliation to the new university. Emmanuel sold its old site to the federal government, to be used for a penitentiary. McLean died in Prince Albert in 1886 at age 57, and is buried in St. Mary’s Anglican Cemetery in Prince Albert.

Walter C. Murray - Portrait

Head and shoulders image of Walter C. Murray, professor of Philosophy and lecturer in Education at Dalhousie University.

Bio/Historical Note: Walter Charles Murray, first president of the University of Saskatchewan, was born in Kings County, New Brunswick, in 1866 and received his BA with honours in 1886 from the University of New Brunswick. Having won the Gilchrist Scholarship for Canada, for continued studies overseas, he attended the University of Berlin and the University of Edinburgh, where he received his MA with first class honours in 1891. Later that year he joined the faculty at the University of New Brunswick as Professor of Philosophy and Economics. In 1892 he was appointed Professor of Philosophy and lecturer in Education at Dalhousie, where he remained until joining the University of Saskatchewan as president in 1908. Murray served as president for 29 years, retiring in 1937. Murray was successful in building a progressive university with a beautiful campus. His own work was in education and education history, but he was also a supporter of art and music. Murray served on numerous councils and commissions, including the National Research Council from 1916-1932. Murray married Christina Cameron (1866-1947), born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in 1895. They had three daughters: Christina Cameron Murray, Lucy Hunter Murray and Jean Elizabeth Murray. Murray died in Saskatoon in 1945. The city of Saskatoon honours him with "Murray Place" in the Dundonald area; Walter Murray Collegiate Institute, opened in 1965 and located near Market Mall; the Murray Building on the University of Saskatchewan campus; and President Murray Park, located in the Varsity View neighbourhood.

Jean E. Murray and Lucy Murray

Lucy and Jean Murray dressed in their winter clothes playing in snowbanks; buildings and open space in background.

Bio/Historical Note: Jean E. Murray (1901-1981) and Lucy Murray (1902-1967) were the second and third daughters of Walter Charles Murray, first president of the University of Saskatchewan, and Christina (Cameron) Murray.

Murray Daughters

The three Murray daughters, Christina, Lucy, and Jean with two unidentified friends standing together. Houses and trees line a street in background.

Bio/Historical Note: The three daughters of Walter C. Murray, first University President, and Christina Cameron Murray were Christina Cameron Murray (1896-1948), Jean E. Murray (1901-1981) and Lucy Murray (1902-1967).

Mrs. Christina Murray and Daughters

Oval image of Mrs. Christina Murray with daughters Christina, Lucy, and Jean.

Bio/Historical Note: The three daughters of Walter C. Murray, first University President, and Christina Cameron Murray were Christina Cameron Murray (1896-1948), Jean E. Murray (1901-1981) and Lucy Murray (1902-1967).

Jean E. Murray and Lucy Murray

Lucy and Jean Murray dressed in their winter clothes standing at the steps of their home on 3rd Avenue in Saskatoon.

Bio/Historical Note: Jean E. Murray (1901-1981) and Lucy Murray (1902-1967) were the second and third daughters of Walter Charles Murray, first president of the University of Saskatchewan, and Christina (Cameron) Murray.

Jean E. Murray and Lucy Murray

Lucy and Jean Murray sitting on top step of a porch; unidentified man crouched behind them.

Bio/Historical Note: Jean E. Murray (1901-1981) and Lucy Murray (1902-1967) were the second and third daughters of Walter Charles Murray, first president of the University of Saskatchewan, and Christina (Cameron) Murray.

Jean E. Murray and Lucy Murray

Lucy Murray and Jean E. Murray dressed in their winter clothes standing at the steps of their home on 3rd Avenue.

Bio/Historical Note: Jean E. Murray (1901-1981) and Lucy Murray (1902-1967) were the second and third daughters of Walter Charles Murray, first president of the University of Saskatchewan, and Christina (Cameron) Murray.

Jean E. Murray and Lucy Murray

Lucy Murray and Jean E. Murray dressed in their winter clothes playing on a [sled] in a snowbank. Buildings and open space in background.

Bio/Historical Note: Jean E. Murray (1901-1981) and Lucy Murray (1902-1967) were the second and third daughters of Walter Charles Murray, first president of the University of Saskatchewan, and Christina (Cameron) Murray.

[John Bracken Daughter], Lucy Murray and Jean E. Murray

An oval image of (l to r) [Emma Bracken, daughter of John Bracken], Lucy Murray and Jean E. Murray, sitting on the grass playing; wagon sits behind them.

Bio/Historical Note: Jean E. Murray (1901-1981) and Lucy Murray (1902-1967) were the second and third daughters of Walter Charles Murray, first president of the University of Saskatchewan, and Christina (Cameron) Murray.

Jean E. Murray and Lucy Murray

Lucy Muuray and Jean E. Murray wearing pinafores, sitting on the ground with two unidentified friends. Plants, shrubs and buildings in background.

Bio/Historical Note: Jean E. Murray (1901-1981) and Lucy Murray (1902-1967) were the second and third daughters of Walter Charles Murray, first president of the University of Saskatchewan, and Christina (Cameron) Murray.

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