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St. Joseph's Industrial School, ca. 1890s
St. Joseph's Industrial School, ca. 1890s
NA-834-5

St. Joseph's Industrial School fonds

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Inventory

Scanned Document indicates the presence of scanned documents.

M-2019-1

Letterbook containing general correspondence and reports. - 1884-1888. - Letters are by principals Father Albert Lacombe (1884-1885) and Father E. Claude (1885-1888). Also includes a private letter by Bishop Grandin (1885) regarding the Frog Lake massacre.

Scanned Document View index and pages 1-139.
Scanned Document View pages 140-234.
Scanned Document View pages 235-381.
Scanned Document View pages 382-508.
Scanned Document View pages 509-651.
Scanned Document View pages 652-777.
Scanned Document View pages 778-914,993-1004.

M-2019-2 Letterbook containing general correspondence and reports. - 1888-1891. - Letters are by principals Father E. Claude and Father A. Naessens. (Also available on microfilm and CD)
M-2019-3 Letterbook containing general correspondence and reports. - 1891-1893. - Letters are by principals Father A. Naessens. (Also available on microfilm and CD)
M-2019-4 Letterbook containing general correspondence and reports. - 1896-1899. - Letters are by principal Father A. Naessens. (Also available on microfilm and CD)
M-2019-5 Letterbook containing general correspondence and reports. - 1899-1907. - Letters are by principals, Father A. Naessens and Father J. Riou. - (Also available on microfilm and CD)
M-2019-6 Letterbook containing official correspondence to the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs, Ottawa, by Father A. Naessens and Father J. Riou - 1897-1909. (Also available on microfilm and CD)
M-2019-7 Letterbook containing business correspondence, orders, deliveries, etc. - 1886-1888. (Also available on microfilm and CD)
M-2019-8 Letterbook containing business correspondence, orders, deliveries, etc. - 1893-1903. (Also available on microfilm and CD)
M-2020-(1-12)

Inward correspondence. - 1892. - Consists of letters regarding the operations of St. Joseph's Industrial School (Dunbow), a Catholic residential school for Blackfoot children. The letters were written to Principal Rev. R.A. Naessens primarily by Hayter Reed, Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Regina, and his assistant A.E. Forget. Parts 8-12 include letters from Magnus Begg, Indian Agent of the Blackfoot (Siksika) reserve. Note: The letters are in reverse order from December back to January.

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Scanned Document View part 12.

PB-94 and NA-492 Photographs of Father Naessens (ca. 1891) and of St. Joseph's Industrial School (1897). Scanned Document View now.
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