Fonds - Methodist Woman's Missionary Society, British Columbia Conference Branch fonds

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Methodist Woman's Missionary Society, British Columbia Conference Branch fonds

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  • 1904-1923 (Creation)
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    Methodist Church of Canada. Woman's Missionary Society. British Columbia Conference Branch

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5 cm of textual records

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(1891-1925)

Administrative history

The first branch in B.C. of the Methodist Woman's Missionary Society was organized at the old Pandora Avenue Church in Victoria in 1888. It soon became the auxiliary of Metropolitan Church, and its original purpose was to help in the setting up of a "rescue home" for Chinese women and girls who had been forced into prostitution. Other local auxiliaries soon appeared throughout the province, and in 1891 they were unified through the establishment of the B.C. Conference Branch of the W.M.S. In 1904, District branches were created for Victoria, Vancouver, Westminster and Kamloops. Besides the rescue home in Victoria, the Methodist W.M.S. in B.C. supported Residential Schools such as the Crosby Girls' Home in Port Simpson (Lax Kw'alaams), the Coqualeetza Institute in Chilliwack, the Elizabeth Long Memorial Home in Kitamaat (Haisla); the Turner Institute in Vancouver; and Methodist hospitals at Port Simpson, Bella Bella and Hazelton.

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The fonds consists of the minutes of the Advisory Committee of the Japanese Mission, later called the Oriental Mission, 1908-1923; minutes of the Victoria District meetings, 1904-1911; and minutes of the Westminster District meetings, 1905-1923.

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Accession was not documented at the time of transfer; records were received prior to 2006

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  • English

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Associated materials

Margaret Butcher fonds, BC Archives and Kitimat Museum and Archives (Butcher was nurse at Elizabeth Long Memorial Home, under the employ of the Methodist WMS)
Port Simpson General Hospital fonds, Prince Rupert City and Regional Archives

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No further accruals expected

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-45

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ChMe 3

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Final

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised August 22, 2014
Revised June 20, 2019

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  • English

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