• Indian Work in British Columbia
    Indian Work in British Columbia, page 1
16 media
Indian Work in British Columbia
Indian Work in British Columbia
Indian Work in British Columbia
Indian Work in British Columbia
Indian Work in British Columbia
Indian Work in British Columbia
Indian Work in British Columbia
Indian Work in British Columbia
Indian Work in British Columbia
Indian Work in British Columbia
Indian Work in British Columbia
Indian Work in British Columbia
Indian Work in British Columbia
Indian Work in British Columbia
Indian Work in British Columbia
Indian Work in British Columbia

Indian Work in British Columbia
United Church of Canada Pacific Mountain Region Archives

[190-?]
Document
Related School
Port Simpson (BC)
Description
Document consists of a typescript transcription of a handwritten manuscript by Thomas Crosby. The manuscript is comprised of brief notes on mission work among indigenous communities between 1859 and 1892.
Curatorial Comment
Thomas Crosby was the most well-known of the Methodist missionaries living and working with Indigenous communities along the northwest coast. Coming from Woodstock, Ontario, he began his work on the west coast in the 1860s as a teacher at the Nanaimo Indian Day School. From 1874 to the 1890s, Thomas and Emma Crosby were based out of Port Simpson, which essentially became the headquarters for so-called "Indian Missions". His summary of the mission work appears to be drawn from the Methodist Missionary Society Reports. Among the notes are comments relating to day and residential schools at Port Simpson, Kitamaat, and Chilliwack (Sardis). This document gives the sense of the schools in the broader context of Methodist mission work.

More Information

Commission Object Identifier
38f-c000062-d0003-001
Extent and Medium

16 pgs. of textual records

Notes
Up to 1892. "Brief notes in a hand written manuscript by Thomas Crosby"
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Copyright status: public domain
Permalink

Discussion

Do you have a story to contribute related to these records or a comment about this item?

Related