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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C C1 O 39/1-110
TitleKirkby, Rev. William West
Extent110 docs.
Date1852-1879
DescriptionGrand Rapids, Red River 1852-59 [in charge of Orphan House 1855-56]; Mapleton 1858-59; Fort Simpson, Mackenzie River 1859-67; York Factory 1870-79
/1-57 Letters 1852-67, 1870-78 including:
/6 Detailed list of books needed 1853;
/12 Includes reference to visit to Portage la Prairie 1857;
/16 Reference to Caleb Baskett Mayhew 1858;
/27 Includes description of visit to the Youcon and La Pierre's House 1861;
/28 Reference to visit to Youcon 1862;
/31[sends pemmican to Major Straith] 1863;
/35 Includes reference to visit to Bear Lake 1865;
/52 Stamped on each page 'Found in E.C.dO. without a cover' and on back page 'Returned Letter Office London 16 May 76'; includes reference to series of meteorlogical observations taken for the Toronto Observatory 1876;
/56 Reference to church buildings at Churchill and York 1878;

/58-82 Journals 1852-78: Jun - Dec 1852, Jan - Jun 1853, Aug 1856 - Oct 1858, Jun - Nov 1859, Jan - Jul 1860, May - Dec 1861, Jan - May 1862, Jun 1863 - May 1866, Jun 1867 - May 1868, Jun - Dec 1870, Jan - Dec 1871, Jan - Apr, Jun -Aug 1872, Jan 1873 - Dec 1874, Jan - Aug, Oct - Dec 1875, Jan 1876 - Sep 1877, Apr - Aug 1878:
/74 Endorsed 'Parts of this may be suitable for the Quarterly Paper. But let it be specially observed that Mr. Kirkby is desirous that that part which speaks of the need of an Iron Church should be so printed as to attract the attention of those who may be able to help him' 1870-71;
/82 14 Apr - 28 Jul 1878: visit to Churchill;

/83-89 Reports 1854, 1856-58, 1860-61, 1867, 1871 including:
/84 Includes brief comments on [Thomas Willert] Beale's system of teaching singing [published 1853] 1856;

/90-100 Annual letters for 1857, 1863-65, 1867, 1872-76, 1878;
/94 Includes pencil sketch of view of church and Fort as seen from Kirkby's house 1867;

/101-107 Statistics for 1870-71, 1871-72, 1873-74, 1874-75, 1876-77, 1878-79;
/108-109 Letter to Archdeacon Cockran with address of congregation at Red River on Kirkby's departure to Fort Simpson [21 signatures] 1859;
/110 List of property belonging to CMS at St. David's mission, Fort Simpson 1862
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