Fonds - Methodist Indian Mission Church (Victoria, BC) fonds

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Methodist Indian Mission Church (Victoria, BC) fonds

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  • 1876-1900 (Creation)
    Methodist Indian Mission Church (Victoria, BC)

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1 cm of textual records

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The history of the Indian Mission Church in Victoria is associated with Pandora Street Methodist Church. By 1872, lay people of that congregation had rented a vacant saloon on Government Street to be used as a mission for First Nations people of Victoria. One of the first native people to embrace Christianity at this mission was Deix, a woman of royal blood from Port Simpson. She is known as the “Mother of Methodism” among the Tsimshian. In 1873, the Rev. William Pollard, Chair of the Victoria District, asked the Rev. Charles M. Tate to close his “Indian School” at Nanaimo and take charge of work at the mission. By 1876, a building was erected for the mission on Herald Street. It was destroyed by fire in July 1907.

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Fonds consists of a single volume containing minutes of the trustees, 1876-1900.

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Records were probably transferred directly from the office of BC Conference before 1950


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  • English

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File list available. Online Finding Aid

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United Church of Canada British Columbia Conference Archives

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Created November 3, 2011

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  • English

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