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Prairie Church History collection

  • FG11
  • Collection
  • 1873–1962

The collection consists of a range of documents relating to Congregational, Methodist, Presbyterian churches and related activities in Saskatchewan and elsewhere in the prairies.

Contents include histories, articles, addresses and other papers on: Congregationalism, Methodism, Presbyterianism in Saskatchewan; missionary work and communities in Prince Albert, Carrot River, Canora, and Norway House; Sunday Schools; C.G.I.T. and Y.W.C.A. groups; ministerial associations; Doukhobors; Ukranians; the Greek Orthodox Church; and Anglican Missions.

Authors include: Rev. W.P. McHaffie (Conference Historian and Archivist to Saskatchewan Methodist Conference); John MacLean (Chief Archivist, Wesley College Library, Winnipeg); Rev. Frederick Passmore; Rev. George Daniel; Rev. W.M. Moore; Rev. E.H. Oliver; Rev. J.R. McDonald; Rev. George Arthur; Allan Bowerman, J.L. Stewart; Alfred Carter; R.H. Hamilton; John L. Nichol; Lydia Gruchy; M. Stechinshin (Yorkton); John Roberts Kovalevitch; Rev. A.J. Hunter; Rev. P.C. Crath; E. Eustace and Maxim Berezynski; Dr. A.E. Archer (Lamont, Alberta); A. Bereka; Mrs. C.H. Monro (Ethelbert, Manitoba); Rev. John Gregorash; Rev. Theo Bay; Rev. J.A. Louseley.

Saskatchewan Conference (Methodist) fonds

  • FA2
  • Fonds
  • 1884–1904

The fonds consists of textual materials created by and relating to the Saskatchewan Conference of the Methodist Church in Canada, its Conference Secretaries and staff, as well as the Stationing Committee, and Wesley College Commission.

Contents include: original Conference minutes (1904-1925); reports; published minutes from Saskatchewan Conference (some as Assiniboia Conference) and predecessors, such as Manitoba and Northwest Conference; property records; education records; clippings and select publications; records of the Stationing Committee; treasurer’s reports; Conference Secretary’s correspondence; proceedings and related records and publications from the Conference-appointed Wesley College Commission (1918-1919).

Methodist Church (Canada), Manitoba and Northwest Conference

Church Union collection

  • FG9
  • Collection
  • ca.1900–1928

The collection consists of primarily textual materials relating to the Church Union movement and the organizations involved, including the Provincial Church Union Committee (1921-1925), the Joint Committee on Church Union (1903-1924), and the Committee Pursuant to the United Church of Canada Act (1926-1928). There appears to be a mix of original documents and various published and copied items.

Contents include: minutes, correspondence and publications created by and relating to the Saskatchewan Provincial Church Union Committee (1921-1925); “Basis of Union” documents from the Presbyterian Church (1905-1908) and Methodist Church (1909); records of proceedings, minutes, and publications by and relating to the Joint Committee on Church Union and its Subcommittees; documents relating to proposed legislation (1922-1924), the Act Incorporating the United Church of Canada, House of Commons debates on the topic, and associated Saskatchewan legislation (1924); publications and articles relating to the anti-union movement and the legal issues resulting from the division of the Presbyterian Church; copies of information regarding the voting returns on Union from across Canada (1925-1926); maps showing communities with local union churches; and a poster published by the Union Committee of the Presbyterian Church (1924). There are also materials regarding the Commission Pursuant the United Church of Canada Act, including orders, proceedings, and materials relating to non-concurring Presbyterian congregations in Saskatchewan.

Provincial Church Union Committee

Moose Jaw District (Methodist) fonds

  • FA16
  • Fonds
  • 1901–1925

The fonds consists of textual materials created and collected by Moose Jaw District.

Contents include: financial district minutes and statements (1904-1909); and two volumes of Ministerial Session minutes (1901-1925). The Ministerial Session volumes also include minutes from Regina District (1901-1902), from Regina-Moosomin District (1903), and from Rouleau District (1921-1922).

Methodist Church (Canada) Moose Jaw District

Qu’Appelle Presbytery (Presbyterian) fonds

  • FA40
  • Fonds
  • 1901–1925

The fonds consists of minutes (1901-1925) from the Qu’Appelle Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church.

Presbyterian Church in Canada Qu'Appelle Presbytery

Arcola Presbytery fonds

  • FD2
  • Fonds
  • 1903–1937

The fonds consists of textual materials generated by Arcola and Arcola-Estevan Presbyteries, their secretaries, committees and related bodies, in fulfillment of their responsibilities, as outlined in the Manual of the United Church of Canada.

Contents include meeting minutes (1925-1951), treasurer’s records and records of candidates for ministry, as well as documents relating to the Moose Mountain County Sunday School Association (1903-1937).

Moose Mountain County Sunday School Association

Biographies collection

  • FG20
  • Collection
  • ca.1903–2001

The collection consists of primarily textual materials relating to various ministers and other lay people associated with the United Church, in Saskatchewan. Contents include obituaries, newspaper articles, pamphlets, programmes, publications, and various other documents containing biographical information.

Saskatchewan Synod (Presbyterian) fonds

  • FA05
  • Fonds
  • 1906–1925

The fonds consists of textual materials created by (and relating to) the Synod of Saskatchewan, its General Interests Committee, and the Treasurer of the Church Union Expense Fund.

Contents include: Synod minutes (1906-1924), published and unpublished; correspondence relating to the Church Union Expense Fund (1923-1925); mimeographed material sent out by the General Interests Committee (1922-1925); a handwritten outline of a speech on church union (no date); and documents published by the Synod.

Presbyterian Church in Canada, Synod of Saskatchewan

Estevan Presbytery fonds

  • FD8
  • Fonds
  • 1906–1925

The fonds consists of textual materials generated by Alameda, Estevan and Arcola-Estevan Presbyteries, their secretaries, committees and related bodies, in fulfillment of their responsibilities, as outlined in the Manual of the United Church of Canada and by the Presbyterian Church in Canada, prior to 1925.

Contents include minutes (1906-1951) and Statistical Records of Home Missions (1912-1935). Minute books document meetings of pre-union Alameda Presbytery, as well as United Church successor, Estevan Presbytery.

Presbyterian Church in Canada Alameda Presbytery

Woman’s Missionary Society Saskatchewan Branch (Methodist) fonds

  • FW3
  • Fonds
  • 1909–1926

The fonds consists of records created by the Saskatchewan Branch of the WMS, its circles and treasurers, as well as the WMS Battleford and Moosomin Districts.

Contents include: branch meeting minutes (1906-1926); treasurer’s accounts (1906-1926); circles and bands cash and treasurer’s books (1917-1926); financial records of funds from various districts (1916-1926). There are also minutes from meetings of WMS Battleford District (1920-1926) and WMS Moosomin District (1919-1926).

Methodist Woman’s Missionary Society, Saskatchewan Branch

William Van Allen fonds

  • SCM-RG-0081
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1933

The fonds, related to the William Van Allen, 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:

Seven boxes of personal and financial documents:

Series 1: Personal papers, July 1919 – August 1920
Series 2: Personal papers; receipts and financial correspondence, ca.1922 – ca.1925
Series 3: Personal papers, correspondence, receipts, newspaper clippings, January 1, 1924 – ca. 1930
Series 4: Personal papers, receipts, correspondence, documents, ca.1914 – ca.1921, fl. 1919-21
Series 5: Personal papers, miscellaneous, ca. 1930
Series 6: Personal papers, correspondence, re: Liberal Party of Canada, ca.1910 – ca.1923
Series 7: Personal papers, correspondence, re: Farmers National Party, Maple Creek, June 1919 – July 1921

Series 8:
Discrete Volume 1: Portfolio For Attestations or Conduct Sheets
Folder Labeled 1916:
-primarily correspondence related to the development of William Van Allen's military career after returning from France
-letter to Minster of Militia and Defence, from William Van Allen, re: raising a battalion in the Swift Current region
-correspondence, re: William Van Allen's return to Canada in 1916, from Canadian Expeditionary Force
-correspondence, re: Mechanical Transport, as William Van Allen was Officer i/c Mechanical Transport
-correspondence, re: Horse Transport
-remittance from Smyth & Begg Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries, etc.
-letter from Liberal Party
-documents, re: Convention Committee, Cypress Constituency
-correspondence, re: Forestry Battalions
-correspondence, re: William Van Allen enlisting Cavalrymen for the Canadian Cavalry Brigades in France
-clipped packet titled: "Information Regarding The Personnel of the 100th Squadron Canadian Remount Depot"., pages of names and next of kin information
-Nominal Roll of Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and men of the Canadian Squadron No. 3, Base Remount Depot, Dieppe
-Wine Card for Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Ocean Services
-correspondence, re: straw for sale
-several letters of introduction for William Van Allen, re: getting reinforcements for the Forestry Battalion
Summary: the letters in this folder chart William Van Allen's return from France in 1916, and his work recruiting Cavalry in the southwest Saskatchewan region.

Folder Labeled 1917:
-postcard with a photo of Camp Hughes (Manitoba), “my tent” and an arrow is drawn on the front, the back reads “Mademoiselle Vivian Van Allen” and “Ma Petite Canadien”
-Militia Orders from Ottawa, July 16, 1917
-Militia Orders from Ottawa, June 26, 1917
-correspondence, re: Transfer to 230th Forestry Battalion
-correspondence, re: William Van Allen organizing and raising a battalion
-correspondence, re: Forestry Battalion Draft and 230th Battalion, men who would join the former but not the latter, was a source of tension
-resignation letter from William Van Allen from the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
-correspondence, re: reinforcing company commanded by William Van Allen
-correspondence, re: claims for traveling expenses
-Canadian Pacific Telegram, to William Van Allen, re: Liberal candidates
-Militia Orders from Ottawa, June 12, 1917
-Militia Orders from Ottawa, June 1, 1917
-2 photographs of William Van Allen, 1917
-correspondence, re: movement of the Forestry Draft overseas
-newspaper clipping, re: Forestry Reinforcements winning the Major Hughes Cup
-cheque from the Bank of France
-correspondence, re: leave of absence
Summary: most of this correspondence is about William Van Allen's work recruiting a Forestry Battalion to be sent over seas, the tension caused when members of this Battalion do not want to be members of the 230th Forestry Battalion (unsure why), and his resignation from the CEF.

Folder Labeled 1918:
-chart listing the assets and liabilities of William Van Allen, 1921-23
-Bill of Sale for “good and chattels” from William Sydney Van Allen (father) to William Van Allen
-correspondence, re: stores of 'B' Squadron
-miscellaneous letters addressed to William Van Allen, from The Canadian Liberal Monthly, Legislative Assembly, ?? signature of Wilfred Laurier ??, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture, mostly vis-à-vis the Liberal party
-article from the Military Gazette, February 12, 1918, entitled "The Mental Crucifixion of Officers: The Government Should Act"
-certificate entitling William Van Allen to wear a War Service Badge, letter regarding it
-certificate certifying that William Van Allen resides in Shaunavon, and was registered for National Purposes June 22, 1918

Folder Labeled 1921-22:
-correspondence, re: bar-V-bar brand
-correspondence, re: Mons Star medal
-correspondence, re: organization of the militia in the Shaunavon region
-correspondence, re: a new Commission of the Peace, and Oaths of Allegiance
-William Van Allen’s resignation as secretary-treasurer of the Rural Municipality of White Valley
-correspondence, re: House of Commons candidate Neil McTaggart
-correspondence, re: Grain Growers Association

Folder Labeled 1923:
-documents, re: 14th CLH (7th Mounted Brigade), names of officers
-newspaper clipping, re: standing of Wheat Pool in each Constituency
-invitation to 'C' Squadron Banquet
-two letters recommending William Van Allen to positions if they become available

Folder Labeled 1930:
-newspaper clippings, re: 14CLH issues and events in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan
-other clippings, re: horse breeding, and 14CLH in general
-photograph from 1930, the unidentified individuals
-invitation for dinner and military ball
-obituary for William Van Allen’s mother, Rosa
-photograph of 6 men, William Van Allen is second from the right
-correspondence, re: a new Commission of the Peace, and Oaths of Allegiance
-poster for Hunter and Saddle Horse Meetings, William Van Allen is a speaker
-poster for Notice of Grant for a Poll, for Maple Creek Electoral Riding
-correspondence, re: C.A.F. Long Service medal
-Saskatchewan Liberal Association membership card
-correspondence from Cavalry Camp at Dundurn, Saskatchewan
-photograph, 14th CLH at Burdick Camp, 1929
-2 photographs taken at a military camp, men wearing CLH hat badges
-photograph of two rows of men in civilian dress, CLH officers
-photograph of men in military uniforms at a formal banquet, 1931
-program and ticket for Canadian Cavalry Association Annual Dinner in Montreal, 1931
-photograph of a line of men on horseback in civilian dress
-2 photographs of cars parked next to tents
-photograph of a house, tents pitched next to it
-photograph of a ranch
-documents, re: Militia Staff Course for William Van Allen, evaluation
-invitation to supper at Provincial Exhibition, Regina, Saskatchewan
-Saskatchewan Liberal Association membership card
-ribbon from Provincial Liberal Convention in 1931
-newspaper clipping, re: Officers of Association Opposing Compulsory Pool, 1931
-picture of William Lyon MacKenzie King
-letter from a Liberal MP in Eastend, Saskatchewan
-other miscellaneous correspondence to/from William Van Allen

Folder Labeled 1925:
-letter from the Federal Appeal Board, re: William Van Allen’s claim against the Department of National Defense
-obituary for William Van Allen's father
-correspondence, re: reorganization of reserve regiment, 14CLH
-correspondence, re: William Van Allen’s promotion to commander of 'C' Squadron
-correspondence, re: a new Commission of the Peace, and Oaths of Allegiance, 1927

Folder Labeled 1928:
-newspaper clippings entitled (excerpt)-'Service Men and Military Titles' and 'The Misfortune of Sectional Misunderstandings'
-sample of the letterhead used by the Farmers National Party between 1919 and 1928
-invitation to 'B' Squadron’s Annual Concert and Smoker
-invitation to 'A' Squadron’s Ball and Supper
-attestation card for Non-Permanent Active Militia of Canada, for William Van Allen’s son, born 1914

Folder Labeled 1929:
-photograph, men in military uniform sitting for the photo, William Van Allen is in the third row, third from the left, photo by W.J. Oliver (perhaps of the militia staff course)
-correspondence re: regimental funds for 'C' Squadron
-program/menu for a dinner at the Militia Staff Course, 1929
-correspondence, re: Militia Staff Course, William Van Allen passing

Folder Labeled 1931:
-correspondence, re: badges
-correspondence between William Van Allen and Major E.A. Devitt
-brief historical sketch of the 4th Hussars of Canada
-song lyrics from annual dinner at Officer’s Mess
-Militia Orders from Ottawa, September 23, 1931
-newspaper clipping, re: career of William Van Allen, mentions that he was appointed second in command of the 14CLH in 1929, and fully in command in 1930

Folder Labeled 1932:
-newspaper clipping from Shaunavon Standard, September 8, 1932
-postcard of “The Keep, or General View of Sandgate Castle”, built 1539-40, in England

Folder Labeled 1933:
-newspaper clipping from Regina Leader Post, 'Ask Grant For Horse Breeding Be Continued'
-photograph of William Van Allen and an unidentified man in front of a tent, printed in Regina, 1932

Folder Labeled 1915 (or “1912 –“):
-nominal roll of men who wish to transfer from 6th Fort Garry Horse to the Canadian Remount Depot
-correspondence between CEF and Canadian Remount Depot
-photo of three men on horses, (L to R) William Van Allen, Lieut. Col. Henrix, and Quarter Master Dyer
-correspondence, re: withdrawing Canadian Remount personnel from Dieppe (2 copies)
-clipped packed titled 'Information Regarding the Personnel of the 100th Squadron Canadian Remount Depot', list of names and next of kin
-document titled 'Canadian Expeditionary Force/2nd Divisional Remount Depot/Nominal Roll of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men'
-3 Christmas cards from 14CLH
-document titled Annual Drill Pay-List of B Squadron 27th L.H. at Sewell Camp, MB
-correspondence, re: examination of overseas contingent
-travel documents, receipts and telegrams (related to overseas contingent?)
-invitation to Annual 4th Hussars of Canada Dinner
-correspondence, re: transfers of clothing and equipment in 'B' Squadron to Lieut. T. Francis
-correspondence, re: transfers of clothing and equipment in 'B' Squadron from WVA to Lieut. T.W. Hutcheson
-correspondence, re: cleaning of rifles
-correspondence, re: Austrian reservists drifting out of the country
-documents, re: classification of remounts
-correspondence, re: financial deficiencies for 'B' Squadron
-receipts for Empress Hotel, Shaunavon, Saskatchewan
-correspondence, re: shortages in supplies
-correspondence, re: lost horse
-Nominal Roll of 'B' Squadron, 27 Light Horse
-correspondence, re: 27LH volunteers
-receipt from Hotel Kennedy
-correspondence, re: 1911 census
-2 receipts from Laughlin & Eckert, Shaunavon, Saskatchewan
-daily orders, August 19, 1914
-letter from Moose Jaw law firm, 1910
-correspondence, re: Liberals of Gull Lake, Liberal Party
-correspondence, re: application for promotion to rank of Major, denied
-photograph of Remount Depot, 1st Canadian Expeditionary Force
-photo of William Van Allen, as a Captain, on a postcard
-paybook for use on active service
-photograph of William Van Allen and an unidentified man, on a postcard, sign in photo reads “Capt. Van Allen/Adjutant/Canadian Remount Depot”
-2 postcards of France, sent to Canada in 1915
-newspaper clipping, re: William Van Allen promoted to Major in Remount Dept.
-correspondence, re: Hautot Base Remount Depot, 1915
-correspondence, re: return of Canadian Remounts from France, as well as horses
-correspondence, re: Colt revolvers, woolen gloves
-correspondence, re: subsistence allowance claims for Officers
-document titled 'Orders By Lieut. Col. Wm. Hendrie, Commandant, Hautot Base Remount Depot', 1915

Series 9:
Discrete Volume 2: untitled
Clipped packet, untitled
-documents, re: cash prize for best Calvary horse, 1931

Clipped packet titled: Cav. Assns. 1930-31
-correspondence between Canadian Cavalry Association and 14th CLH, 1930
-program for the general meeting of the Canadian Cavalry Association, October1930
-documents pertaining to a competition to support “the raising of a good type of cavalry horse in Canada”, several Canadian Calvary regiments involved
-individual members of the Canadian Calvary Association, 1930-31
-report of Honourary Secretary from the Canadian Calvary Association, 1930-31
-correspondence between William Van Allen and The United States Calvary Association, 1930, re: journal subscription
-letter from CCA congratulating William Van Allen on his promotion to O.C. of the 14th CLH
-letter, re: Saskatchewan Cavalry Assoc. trophy
-letter, re: funding for Militia training during the depression
-correspondence between William Van Allen and Major E. A. Devitt, honourary secretary of the CCA
-financial statement – Officer’s Mess – Fourth Hussars of Canada – 1st July 1930 to 1st August 1931
-correspondence, re: Merritt Cup competition
-pamphlet on CCA prize competitions, 1931
-scores from Merritt Cup competition
-pamphlet, re: CCA resolutions (rules), 1931

Clipped packet, untitled
-letter, re: annual training, 1931-32, cash prizes for Cavalry
-Dominion Department of Agriculture Remount Competition
-correspondence between William Van Allen and Mayor of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, re: accommodations for tactical exercise at Gull Lake
-other correspondence, re: tactical exercise at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan
-Merritt Challenge Cup results for 14 CLH, 1931
-documents, re: Sports Day at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, 1931
-Regimental Orders for 14th CLH, from William Van Allen
-bill of lading for supplies, 1931
-correspondence, re: staff ride for 14CLH officers
-correspondence, re: funding for 1931 Militia training
-correspondence, re: exercise at William Van Allen’s home, May 1931

Clipped packet titled: Royal School 1927-31
-correspondence, re: Royal School of Cavalry (RSC), Camp Hughes, MB
-documents, re: training at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, 1928
-applications to attend RSC
-correspondence, re: formation of a provisional School of Cavalry at Shaunavon, Saskatchewan
-letter, re: Dr. I. B. Noble (veterinarian) attending a course at RCS
-correspondence, re: attendance, and candidates for attendance, at the RCS

-documents, re: Royal Schools of Instruction (syllabus, info re: clothing, books, etc.)

Clipped packet titled: Cadets 27-28
-letter, re: affiliation between cadets of Swift Current, Maple Creek, and Shaunavon, Saskatchewan with 14CLH

Clipped packet, untitled
-letter, re: rifle safety procedures
-letter, re: recent exercise in Regina, 1931
-miscellaneous letters from William Van Allen, many regarding a staff training course, a tactical exercise at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan September 1931, training in general.

Clipped packet titled: A.G. 1930-31
-correspondence, re: Dundurn Camp, 1930
-correspondence, re: promotions
-correspondence, re: store shortages (theft?)
-correspondence, re: visitors from Regina headquarters to Shaunavon, Saskatchewan
-correspondence, re: Long Service medal
-correspondence, re: safety precautions
-correspondence, re: attestation cards

Loose leaf document, re: Annual Training, 1931-32, 14 CLH

Clipped packet titled: C – 1926
-Annual Drill Pay-List of 14th CLH C. Squadron at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan
-expense claim form
-other financial information from 'C' Squadron

Clipped packet titled: C – 1927
-correspondence, re: finding a new squadron commander for 'C' squad, discussion of William Van Allen as a replacement for Capt. Trangsrud who cannot continue as squadron leader, owing to ill health.
-references to Squadron 'C'’s 1926 financial statement
-documents, re: transference of Squadron leader from Trangsrud to Van Allen (financial info, transfer of stores, etc.)
-document, re: 14CLH boxing bout

Clipped packet titled: C – 1928 – 29- 30
-documents with receipts and expenses
-correspondence, re: financial statement
-correspondence, re: Regimental funds, 1929
-handwritten letter to William Van Allen, re: application to Royal School

Clipped packet titled: C – 1931
-correspondence, re: Small Arms School
-correspondence, re: safety precautions
-correspondence, re: attestation cards
-correspondence, re: Trooper G. Begg attending a camp
-correspondence, re: Corp. D.W.L. Greenlay, and failed examinations
-other miscellaneous correspondence from 1931, 'C' Squadron

Clipped packet titled: B 1927
-correspondence, re: injured trooper William MacKay and compensation
-correspondence, re: Strength Return for Half Year Ending June 30, 1927
-Cash Debit / 'C' Vouchers
-correspondence, re: Squadron 'B' of the 14CLH
-correspondence, re: command of the 'B' Squadron, pertaining specifically to Capt. H.B. Sills and Capt. Sharpe
-correspondence, re: transfers of stores
-correspondence, re: Officers who require waivers
-correspondence ,re: Annual Inspection and Classification of Signallers
-documents, re: Royal School of Cavalry
-letter, re: 25 pairs of breeches, Squadron 'B' Clothing
-correspondence, re: Horse Board
-correspondence, re: Provisional school at Swift Current, Saskatchewan
-correspondence, re: annual inspection of arms, clothing and equipment
-correspondence, re: Squadron 'B' regimental funds

Clipped packet titled: B 1928
-correspondence, re: repairs to Sports Cup, and receipt from Park Hardware, Swift Current, SK
-correspondence, re: Long Service Medals
-correspondence, re: A/Cpl R.R. Scott, medical information
-correspondence, re: Royal School of Cavalry at Calgary, AB
-financial information re: 'B' Squadron
-correspondence, re: Cpl Harry Wilson, medical information, reimbursed for $5.40
-correspondence, re: supplies (saddles, guns and ammunition)
-correspondence, re: service rolls
-correspondence, re: Long Service Medal
-correspondence, re: Military Ball
-correspondence, re: dress regulations
-correspondence, re: rental of Armoury
-correspondence, re: Regimental Badge

Clipped packet titled: B 1929
-correspondence, re: Regimental Ball
-correspondence, re: discharge of Sgt. Shorting
-correspondence, re: Efficiency Cup
-correspondence, re: Annual Training, 1929
-correspondence, re: visit from Lt. Col. Greenlay to Swift Current, Saskatchewan
-correspondence, re: regimental ties
-correspondence, re: visit from the Governor General
-correspondence, re: camp at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 1929
-correspondence, re: Pilot Officer H.R. Carefoot
-other miscellaneous correspondence

Clipped packet titled: B 1930
-documents, re: discharge of A/Sgt. H.R. Carefoot

Clipped packet titled: B 1931
-correspondence, re: treatment of correspondence
-financial information from the Regiment
-correspondence, re: provisional appointment of Captain J.H. Sills as head of the 'B' Squadron
-correspondence, re: Small Arms School at Scarcee
-correspondence, re: promotion of NCOs
-correspondence, re: attestation cards
-correspondence, re: safety precautions
-correspondence, re: oaths of allegiance
-correspondence, re: Regimental Sports Cup competition at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan
-correspondence, re: Gen. Tuxford as honourary Lt. Col.
-correspondence, re: promotion of Acing Sergeant E.F. Lindstrom
-correspondence, re: attendance at Royal School of Cavalry

Clipped packet titled: A – 1927
-Capt. M.J. Graham is captain of the 'A' Squadron
-correspondence, re: inspection of clothing and equipment
-correspondence, re: Capt. M.J. Graham’s transfer to reserve regiment
-correspondence, re: provisional school in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan
-correspondence, re: successor to Capt. M.J. Graham as commander of 'A' Squadron, recommendation for Lieut. W.E. Jefferson
-correspondence, re: transference of command of 'A' Squadron from Capt. M.J. Graham to Lieut. W.E. Jefferson

Clipped packet titled: A – 1928
-correspondence, re: transference of command of 'A' Squadron from Capt. M.J. Graham to Lieut. W.E. Jefferson, including transference of stores, training manuals and administrative books, finances
-correspondence between Jefferson and Greenlay, regarding 'A' Squadron
-correspondence, re: Canadian Pattern Saddles
-correspondence, re: caretaker of the Maple Creek Armoury
-correspondence, re: Service Rolls
-correspondence, re: Lieut. Beesley as acting officer in charge of the Maple Creek Armoury, in Jefferson’s stead

Clipped packet titled: A – 1929
-correspondence, re: Lieut. Beesley as acting officer in charge of the Maple Creek Armoury, in Jefferson’s stead
-correspondence, re: financial statements, finances, of 'A' Squadron, 1928-29
-correspondence, re: camp at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
-correspondence, re: medical certificate
-correspondence, re: trouble with Lieut. Beesley
-miscellaneous correspondence regarding 'A' Squadron, and Jefferson
-correspondence, re: dance at Swift Current and Maple Creek, Saskatchewan
-correspondence, re: retirement of unqualified officers

Clipped packet titled: A – 1931
-correspondence, re: transfer of Lieut. Beesley to the 2nd Reserve Regiments
-correspondence, re: attestation cards
-correspondence, between Jefferson and William Van Allen, re: operations of the Squadrons
-correspondence, re: candidates for the Royal School of Cavalry

Series 10:
Discrete Volume 3: Scrapbook
-clippings, re: William Van Allen, life, career and death
-photograph of Officers of the 14 CLH, with names
-photograph of William Van Allen
-document titled “Inward Movement Of Troops To Dundurn Camp”
-letters, re: William Van Allen’s troop’s journey from BC to Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
-newspaper clippings about William Van Allen; 16/22 Saskatchewan Horse Regiment; Saskatchewan Horse Regiment in Niagara-on-the Lake. 1941
-photograph of William Van Allen in military dress, unit marching, tents in a camp (all likely taken at Niagara camp)
-composite photographs of Officers of the 16/22 SHR, with names
-clippings, re: transference of SHR from Weyburn to Vancouver
-photograph of William Van Allen, Miss Mary Forbes-Reid, and Major J.D. Smith
-photograph of William Van Allen and a woman, perhaps his wife (Vivian?)
-clippings, re: Mrs. T. O. Turner, president of women’s auxiliary
-pamphlets from events while 16/22SH were in Sherbrooke, Quebec
-clippings, re: 16/22SH in Sherbrooke, Quebec
-clippings, re: 16/22SH in Vancouver, Nanaimo
-photograph of William Van Allen and 3 other officers playing cards
-photograph of William Van Allen and a woman on the steps of “The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa” building
-article titled “And They Played The Van Allen March” (bagpipe song named after him)
-clippings, re: 16/22SH involvement in World War II
-clippings, re: 16/22SH in Ottawa
-clipping titled “Saskatchewan’s Horseless Horse ‘Travellingest’ Unit in Canada”
-clippings, re: 16/22SH’s traveling to different stations in Canada
-photographs of a regiment with bagpipes
-clippings, re: William Van Allen’s retirement
-certificate from Climax Board of Trade, Climax Saskatchewan
-nominal roll titled “Record of Men and Women Who Served In War – 1939-1945 from Shaunavon District”
-nominal roll titled “20 Army Tank Regt. (16/22 Sask Horses) Disbursement”
-certificate for the 50th Anniversary for the 14CH, April 1, 1910 to April 1, 1960

Saskatchewan Landing School District Number 2214 fonds

  • SCM-RG-0069
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1947

The fonds, related to the Saskatchewan Landing School District Number 2214, 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:

Volume #1 (formerly A.2007.1.1): minute book of school board meetings, July 1910 to July 1920
Volume #2: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1910 - 1911
Volume #3: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1913
Volume #4: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1914
Volume #5: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1929
Volume #6: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1915
Volume #7: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1916
Volume #8: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1917
Volume #9: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1918
Volume #10: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1919
Volume #11: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1920
Volume #12: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1921
Volume #13: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1922
Volume #14: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1924
Volume #15: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1926
Volume #16: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1927
Volume #17: school register recording the attendance of pupils at the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1927

Folder #1 (two bundles):

(formerly A.2007.1.2) review of grounds, equipment, library, etc. for Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1924; documents, re: insurance policy; receipts for supplies and expenses from various businesses, 1924; document, "Memorandum for Secretaries of School Districts", 1923 - 1924; other miscellaneous documents, financial and otherwise, pertaining to the Saskatchewan Landing S.D. ca. 1923 - 1924

(formerly A.2007.1.3) receipts for supplies and expenses from various businesses, 1925 - 1926; review of grounds, equipment, library, etc. for Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1926; "Department of Education School Hygiene Report", 1926; "Agreement Between Trustees and Teacher", 1926; other miscellaneous documents, financial and otherwise, pertaining to the Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1925 - 1926

Folder #2 (three bundles):

(formerly A.2007.1.4) grant received from the Government of Saskatchewan Treasury Department, 1928; "Agreement Between Trustees and Teachers", 1928; income and expenses of Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1927; list of school furnishings, 1928; receipts for various supplies and expenses, 1927 - 1928; fire insurance policy, 1928; other miscellaneous documents, financial and otherwise, pertaining to the Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1927 - 1928

(formerly A.2007.1.5) grant received from the Government of Saskatchewan Treasury Department, 1929; receipts for various supplies and expenses, 1929; "Agreement Between Trustees and Teachers", 1929; tax receipts, 1929; correspondence, re: accepting high school students, 1929; review of grounds, equipment, library, etc. for Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1929; other miscellaneous documents, financial and otherwise, pertaining to the Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1929

(formerly A.2007.1.6) expenses required by Saskatchewan Landing S.D., 1930; receipts for various supplies and expenses, 1930; fire insurance policy, 1930; "Promotion Examinations" for Phyllis Leona Hussey, 1930; grant received from the Government of Saskatchewan Treasury Department, 1930; census of children between 7 and 15 living in the Saskatchewan Landing S.D., 1930; other miscellaneous documents, financial and otherwise, pertaining to the Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1930

Folder #3 (formerly A.2007.1.7): documents, "Teacher's Monthly Reports To Local Attendance Officer", 1928 to 1930

Folder #4 (two bundles):

(formerly A.2007.1.8) correspondence, re: payment of teacher's salary to Donald Wader, 1937, 1938, Vivian E. Hussey, 1933 - 1935, 1938, 1940, Aileen Una Carnrike, 1935, 1936; correspondence, re: to the Department of Education", 1941; financial information, 1933 - 1934; review of grounds, equipment, library, etc. for Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1935; "Statement of School Tax Account", 1934, 1935; grant received from the Government of Saskatchewan Treasury Department, 1934, 1935; receipts for supplies and expenses from various businesses, 1935; handwritten document pertaining to the attendance of the Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1934, written by Vivian E. Hussey (2 pages); documents re: nomination of Max Wellsch to position of trustee, 1935; other miscellaneous documents, financial and otherwise, pertaining to the Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1934 - 1935

(formerly A.2007.1.9) review of grounds, equipment, library, etc. for Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1930, 1931; handwritten document pertaining to the attendance of the Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1931, written by Vivian E. Hussey (2 pages); "Statement of School Tax Account", 1930, 1931; correspondence, re: payment of teacher's salary, Vivian E. Hussey, 1931; expenses for 1932; "Tax Notice", 1931; "Agreement Between Trustees and Teacher", 1931; remittance for Miss Mary Weaver, sick pay, 1931; correspondence, re: no further funds available to S.D. from R.M. of Saskatchewan Landing, 1931; receipts for supplies and expenses from various businesses, 1931; grant received from the Government of Saskatchewan Treasury Department, 1930, 1931; correspondence, re: school trustee elections; "Interim Financial Statement" 1931; "Agreement Between Trustees and Teacher", 1931; "Promotion Examinations" for Phyllis Hussey, Delbert Weaver, 1931; correspondence, re: insurance policy, 1930; other miscellaneous documents, financial and otherwise, pertaining to the Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1930 - 1931

Folder #5 (3 bundles):

  1. (formerly A.2007.1.10) review of grounds, equipment, library, etc. for Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1933; receipts for various supplies, expenses and services, 1933; insurance documents, 1933; "Agreement Between Trustees and Teacher", 1933; correspondence, re: payment of teacher's salary to Vivian Elsie Hussey, 1931, 1932; grant received from the Government of Saskatchewan Treasury Department, 1932, 1933; correspondence, re: no further funds available to S.D. from R.M. of Saskatchewan Landing, 1933; "Promotion Examinations" for Mary Mildred Garies, James Angus Stewart, Agnes Mildred Kahler, and Margaret Theresa Kahler, 1933; income tax return, 1932; documents, re: nominations of trustees, 1933; other miscellaneous documents, financial and otherwise, pertaining to the Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1932 -1933

  2. (formerly A.2007.1.11) receipts for various supplies, expenses and labour, 1934; "Tax Notice", 1934; "Promotion Examinations" for Agnes Mildred Kahler, Margaret Theresa Kahler, Mary Mildred Garies and James Angus Stewart, 1934; census of all children between 7 and 15 living in the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1934; "Sanitation and Health Inspection Report of School", 1935; grant received from the Government of Saskatchewan Treasury Department, 1933; "Agreement Between Trustees and Teacher", 1934; insurance policy documents, 1934; estimated expenditures for 1934; documents, re: election of school trustees, 1933; other miscellaneous documents, financial and otherwise, pertaining to the Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1933 - 1934

  3. (formerly A.2007.1.12) correspondence re: paying of teacher's salary, Vivian Elsie Hussey, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934; "Declaration of Trustee" for Max Wellsch, 1932; review of grounds, equipment, library, etc. for Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1932; "Statement of School Tax Account", 1932; "Tax Notice", 1932; grant received from the Government of Saskatchewan Treasury Department, 1931, 1932; receipts for various supplies, expenses and labour, 1932; income tax form for Saskatchewan Landing S.D., 1931; "Promotion Examinations", for Mildred Agnes Kahler, Theresa Margaret Kahler, George James Garies, 1932; documents, re: election of school trustees, 1932; census of all children between 7 and 15 living in the Saskatchewan Landing School District, 1932; other miscellaneous documents, financial and otherwise, pertaining to the Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1931 -1932

Folder #6 (3 bundles):

  1. (formerly A.2007.1.13) receipts for supplies, expenses and labour, 1925; grant received from the Government of Saskatchewan Treasury Department, 1924, 1925; review of grounds, equipment, library, etc. for Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1925; "Agreement Between Trustees and Teacher", 1925; recommendation letter for teacher, Miss Margaret Smith, 1924; insurance documents, 1925; other miscellaneous documents, financial and otherwise, pertaining to the Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1924 -1925

  2. (formerly A.2007.1.14) review of grounds, equipment, library, etc. for Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1923; "Department of Education/Drawing of Washstand Recommended For Rural Schools" drawing; documents, "Lighting Conditions for Class Rooms" and "School Hygiene/Concerning School Toilets"; "Board of Education School Hygiene Report", 1923; "Agreement Between Trustees and Teacher", 1923; receipts for supplies, expenses and labour, 1923; grant received from the Government of Saskatchewan Treasury Department, 1922, 1923; application for a teacher's position, Myrtle Stewart, 1923

  3. (formerly A.2007.1.15) insurance documents, 1927; "Agreement Between Trustees and Teacher", 1927; receipts for supplies, services and labour, 1927; grant received from the Government of Saskatchewan Treasury Department, 1927; "Tax Account", 1927; review of grounds, equipment, library, etc. for Saskatchewan Landing S.D. in 1927

Envelope #1 (formerly A.2007.1.16): cancelled cheques from 1926 to 1928

Envelope #2 (formerly A.2007.1.17): cancelled cheques from 1922 to 1925

Envelope #3 (formerly A.2007.1.18): cancelled cheques from 1929 to 1931

Envelope #4 (formerly A.2007.1.19): cancelled cheques from 1932 to 1934

Envelope #5 (formerly A.2007.1.20): cancelled cheques from 1935

Envelope #6 (formerly A.2007.1.21): Saskatchewan Government - Department of Education forms, guidelines, reports, correspondence, etc. 1930 - 1933

Envelope #7 (formerly A.2007.1.22): Saskatchewan Government - Department of Education notices, memos, reports, correspondence, forms, etc., 1934 - 1935; brochure for school books, 1935

Envelope #8 (formerly A.2007.1.23): cheque stubs, 1924 - 1929

Envelope #9 (formerly A.2007.1.24): cheque stubs, 1930 - 1937

Envelope #10 (formerly A.2007.1.25): correspondence addressed to Charles C. Hussey, Secretary Treasurer of the Saskatchewan Landing S.D., re: school loans, hiring teachers, radio license, financial issues, invoices for supplies, memo and blank petition pertaining to the closing of local schools, insurance policies, correspondence, re: some parents' desire to have their children attend the Stewart Valley school, document, "Social Hygiene Day/Opportunity for Family Life Education" with an emphasis on the importance of the family unit, memos for District School Boards from the Swift Current School Unit, "Promotion Examinations" for Ralph Cullum Drummond and Anthony Mac Wellsch, 1936 - 1945

Envelope #11 (formerly A.2007.1.26): correspondence addressed to Charles C. Hussey, Secretary-Treasurer of the Saskatchewan Landing S.D.: letters from Saskatchewan School Trustees Association, cancelled cheques from 1936; memos, forms, reports and financial information from Swift Current School Unit, including minutes from Swift Current School Unit meetings: January 9, February 20, March 20, May 6, June 3, September 4, December 9, 1947, January 8, April 8, 1948, letter from Canadian Sunday School Mission at Briercrest, SK; letter from the Department of Education, re: Dental Survey of Health District No. 1, brochure for school books, a document pertaining to the closing of the Saskatchewan Landing S.D. by 1947, and the placement of pupils in schools in Swift Current, 1946 - 1949

Envelope #12 (formerly A.2007.1.27): income tax form for Saskatchewan Landing S.D., 1924; grants received from the Saskatchewan Treasury Department, 1936 - 1937; cheque stubs, 1912, 1915; letter from teacher Aileen Carnrike requesting payment, 1938; miscellaneous receipts, correspondence, handwritten notes, etc.; letter from the Department of Education, re: offering high school level class at the Saskatchewan Landing S.D., 1933; newsletter, "Christmas Issue Of The Valley Review", 1933

Envelope #13 (formerly A.2007.1.28): misc. documents, brochure from Moose Jaw book exchange, 1946-47; documents, re: Election of Trustees 1947; free Private Receiving Station License, 1947-48; handwritten Saskatchewan Landing S.D. meeting notes, no date; letter from the Department of Education, re: closing schools during harvest, 1944

Envelope #14 (formerly A.2007.1.29): bank statement books for Saskatchewan Landing S.D., from the Bank of Ottawa, 1923 to 1925, and from the Royal Bank of Canada, 1926 to 1931

Envelope #15 (formerly A.2007.1.30): monthly attendance records for Saskatchewan Landing S.D., 1943 - 1944

September 2012 accrual:
-certificate stating the Saskatchewan Landing School District owns one (1) $5 share of the Eclipse Rural Telephone Company
-$1600 debenture for the Saskatchewan Landing School District

Saskatchewan Landing School District Number 2214

Edmund H. Oliver fonds

  • PR4
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1935

The fonds consists of records by and relating to E.H. Oliver, his travels in Saskatchewan and his teaching at St. Andrew’s College, his experiences in the First World War and involvement with educational programs for the soldiers (through the University of Vimy Ridge and Khaki University), his postwar work as Principal of St. Andrew’s College and later Moderator of the United Church, and his research and publications.

Contents include: correspondence (1911-1916); diary of trips to the Doukhobor area around Veregin (1915), the Cote Reserve, and to the Ruthenians of Kamsack and Canora; military publications and wartime memorabilia; materials related to the University of Vimy Ridge (1917-1918) and Khaki University (1917-1919); Oliver’s postwar correspondence (1920-1935), as he resumed his duties as Principal of St. Andrew’s College; and various historical and research publications and manuscripts, on topics such as Church Union, education, Saskatchewan history and settlement. There is also a collection of material pertaining to the drought situation on the prairies and the United Church response (1930-1932), at which time Oliver was serving as Moderator.

The collection also includes letters and tributes to E.H. Oliver, from after his death (1935-1936).

Oliver, Edmund Henry

Cooperating Committee of Saskatchewan fonds

  • FA8
  • Fonds
  • 1911–1925

The fonds consists of textual materials created by and relating to the Methodist-Presbyterian Cooperating Committee of Saskatchewan (later the Provincial Committee on Cooperation), its committees and related individuals and bodies.

Contents include: minutes of the Cooperating Committee of Saskatchewan (1911-1925); various Local Cooperating Committees minutes (1920-1925), possibly collected by/for the Cooperating Committee of Saskatchewan; publications and articles regarding cooperating and union churches, in Saskatchewan and elsewhere in Canada (1911-1922). There are also files of correspondence, relating to Local Unions in Balgonie and Trevarga (1913-1914), Yellow Grass (1917), and other locations (1921-1925), as well as signed agreements and lists relating to united charges at Fillmore, Manor, Nokomis, Rokeby, Saltcoats and Sintaluta (1921) and double-affiliation charges at Bladworth, Briercrest, Carlyle, Drinkwater, Dundurn, Fillmore-Osage, Girvin, Hawarden, Sceptre, Viscount, Willmar and Wapella (1920-1925).

Cooperating Committee of Saskatchewan

Yorkton Presbytery fonds

  • FD22
  • Fonds
  • 1912–1925

The fonds consists of textual materials generated by Yorkton-Abernethy and Yorkton (later Parkland) Presbyteries, their secretaries, committees and related bodies, in fulfillment of their responsibilities, as outlined in the Manual of the United Church of Canada.

Contents include meeting minutes (1925-1987), correspondence, secretarial notebooks, property files, and documents relating to the Congregational Life and Work Committee.

United Church of Canada Yorkton Presbytery

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