Fonds - Reverend E.F. Wilson fonds : 1875-1915

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Reverend E.F. Wilson fonds : 1875-1915

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  • [Photocopied 1992] (Creation)
    Wilson, Edward Francis, Reverend

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8 cm of textual records

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Reverend Edward Francis Wilson was born in London, England. He went to Ontario to study agriculture but instead chose to study theology. He was later ordained in England and returned to Ontario with the Algoma Diocese. He founded and operated one of the first Indian residential schools there. He later established a second school at Elkhorn, Manitoba. In 1892, Wilson and his family moved to Victoria, B.C. In 1894, he became the Anglican minister for the Salt Spring Island Parish.

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The fonds consists of home journals (diaries) describing events, people, and local, national and international affairs written by Wilson while he was in Ontario, Manitoba, and on Salt Spring Island.

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BCAUL control number: SSI-2228

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