Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C C1 O 41/1-82
TitleRev John Alexander Mackay
Extent82 items
DescriptionSakatchewan Mission Secretary. Devon, 1863-1865; Stanley, 1865-1871; St Peters Indian Settlement [Dynevor], 1874-1875; Stanley, 1875; Manitoba, 1876; Carlton, Saskatchewan, 1876-1877; Battleford, 1877-1879; Prince Albert Settlement, 1880.

/1-45: Letters 1863, 1865-1871, 1875, 1880, including:
/2A: order from E. A. Watkins for supplies for 1864 for Devon Mission;
/2B: order for books, 1864;
/4: indent for books and stationery for 1866;
/5B: indent for supplies for 1867;
/6: list of type (syllabic) required for printing press, 1867;
/7: indent for books and photographic equipment, 1867;
/9: order for books and stationery for 1868;
/12A: order for photographic chemicals and equipment, 1869;
/12B: order for type and material for printing, 1869;
/17: describes visit to Saskatchewan, including Prince Albert Settlement, Nepowewin, Duck Lake, Carlton and White Fish Lake, 1876;
/18: includes description of church services attended in New York including an address by Henry Ward Beecher, 1876;
/20: includes reference to Mr A. C. Clouston, catechist, 1876;
/22A: reference to Carlton Treaty between the Government and First Nation peoples ('Indians'), 1876;
/22B: abstract of report of Fort Pitt Treaty as taken down by the secretary of the lieutenant-government, 1876;
/23: includes reference to Turtle Lake, 1876;
/25: includes account of work at Stanley [under John Sinclair in Mackay's absence], 1876;
/27: Estimate for new mission Beaver Hill, Saskatchewan, 1877;
/28: about a visit to Turtle Lake in 1876 and transfer to Battleford, 1877;
/34: includes account of visit to Asissippi, Prince Albert, Nepowewin and Stanley, 1878;
/36: includes reference to Nepowewin and Mikisiwuchu, 1878;
/37: includes reference to Nepowewin and Asissippi, 1879;
/40: map of Saskatchewan showing land set aside for First Nation peoples ('Indian reserves') and mission stations, 1879: part of the North-West Territory showing the operations of the special survey of standard meridians and parallels for dominion lands, published 1878; 20 miles: 1 inch; 115-96 latitude 49-54 longitude;
/41: includes statistics for Nepowewin and South Branch Mission stations, 1879;
/42: inventory of CMS property at Battleford, 1879;
/43: inventory of CMS property at Nepowewin, 1879;
/44: about John Sinclair, 1880.

/46-63: Journals and journal extracts, 1863-1874, 1878-1879, including:
June 1863 - July 1872;
28 December 1872 - 1 January 1874;
February - April 1878: trip to outstations from Battleford: Carlton, Asissippi, Prince Albert, Nepowewin, Stanley, Mistasinni;
January - July 1879: includes 7 January - 30 March 1879: visit to Nepowewin, Carlton, Asissippi, Prince Albert.

/64-69: Reports for 1864-1869.

/70-80: Annual Letters for 1863-1864, 1868-1875, 1877.

/81: Sample of a lesson in dictation written in Cree syllabic characters by James Roberts, a First Nation man of Cree heritage, 1880;
/82: Letter to W. C. Bompas relating to Athabasca Mission, 1872.
Access ConditionsMicrofilm or digital copies are made available in place of the originals.
Access StatusOpen, but subject to some access restrictions
Related MaterialSee CMS/B/OMS/C C1 O5, O7.


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