Fonds - George Edgar fonds

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George Edgar fonds

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  • 1876-1925 (Creation)
    Creator
    Edgar, George

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12 cm of textual records and other materials

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(1854-1931)

Biographical history

George Edgar was born on August 24, 1854 on Gabriola Island. He was of Scottish and Tsimshean parentage. He grew up in Port Simpson, and served the Hudson’s Bay Company on its coastal steamers. In 1877, he responded to the Methodist Church’s appeal for a teacher at Kitamaat and began his long association with the coastal mission work headed up by the Rev. Thomas Crosby. From Kitamaat, Edgar’s mission work took him to Kitwansiqu and Kitlakadamiks on the Naas River; Gold Harbour on Haida Gwaii; Hagwilgiat and Kitsegucla on the Skeena River; and Hartley Bay and Klemtu on the coast. He was ordained in 1909 by BC Conference of the Methodist Church, in consideration of his years of service. Edgar died on November 7, 1931.

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Fonds consists of three record series: Church-related textual materials (1889-1919); Photographs ([189-?]-[191-?]); and Reference materials (1876-1925).

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Some items are fragile

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Materials were donated to the Archives by Louella Kennedy in the early 1990s. Date of gift was not recorded.

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  • English
  • Tsimshian

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Some items have been water damaged

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PRIV 32

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Final

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created November 4, 2015

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  • English

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