Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C C2 O8/1-92
TitleWilliam Duncan
Extent92 items
DescriptionFort Simpson 1857-1862; Metlaktla, 1863-1879.

/1-75: Letters 1857, 1859-1879, including:
/9A: includes reference to Tsimshian language, 1860;
/9B: copies of letters from Very Rev Edward Cridge and the Bishop of Columbia, 1860;
/10B: requisition for school books and equipment, 1860;
/15: describes move to Metlakatla, 1860;
/19B: copy letter to W. A. J. Young, Colonial Secretary, relating to scheme of government grants for industry at Metlakatla, 1863;
/21: [end missing], 1864;
/24: copy of letter to the Governor of British Columbia, 1865;
/26: copy of letter to A. W. Birch, Colonial Secretary, New Westminster, refers to trouble amongst First Nation peoples ('Indians'), 1865;
/30B: committee meetings held at Metlakatla, 19 August and 11 September, 1867 (relating to Mr Owen's case);
/30C: copy of letter to Bishop Hill concerning possibility of ordination, 1867;
/30D: enclosed letters from R. Tomlinson to Duncan and Dean Cridge relating to Metlakatla and alleged statements by Mr and Mrs Gribbell, 1867;
/30E: copy of letter to Government of British Columbia requesting grant of arms for courthouse and possibility of divorce being allowed amongst [First Nation peoples], 1867;
/30F: copy of letter from Dean Cridge to H. B. Owen, 1876;
/30G: speeches made to, and by, Governor Seymour on visiting Metlakatla, 1867;
/32B: copy of letter to Rev E. Cridge, Dean of Victoria, 1867;
/35B: copies of letters which Paul Leegaic wrote as he lay dying, 1868-1869;
/40B: copy of letter to the Governor of British Columbia with his reply, relating to mission land and the reserve at Metlakatla, 1870;
/44B: copy of charge of Chief Justice: R. v Sebassa and Thracket and R. v Neeska and Simon Johnson, [1873];
/44C: copy of a letter from schoolgirl, Odeile Quintall, 1872;
/45: reference to R. Tomlinson, 1873;
/49B: indent for school books, 1873;
/50-51: reference to intrusion by Wesleyan Methodists at Fort Simpson, 1874;
/53: letter from Samuel Pelham, [1874];
/60: views on sacerdotalism and sacraments, differences of opinion with the Bishop and agreement with Dean Cridge, 1876;
/63B: letter from Minister of the Interior, Ottawa, giving a detailed account of Metlakatla, 1875;
/63C: printed paper titled 'Report of the Government of British Columbia on the Subject of Indian Reserves', 1875;
/63E: newspaper cutting from The Mail, Toronto, 19 September 1876: account of a visit to British Columbia by the Governor-General (mainly relating to Metlakatla), 1876;
/66B: an Address from Christians at Metlakatla urging the Bishop to be reconciled with Dean Cridge, 1877;
/66C: report by John Tait of visit to Fort Rupert to announce opening of new mission, 1877;

/76-81: Journals: 19 December 1856 - 20 January 1861 [numbered pp1-92, 113-168];
/82 Report, 1858;
/83-91: Annual Letters for 1868-1869, 1871, 1873-1876, 1878-1879;
/92: List of Duncan's letters received 1857-1871.
Access ConditionsMicrofilm or digital copies are made available in place of the originals.
Access StatusOpen, but subject to some access restrictions
Related Material/44B-C: published in the CMS periodical, the Church Missionary Intelligencer, July 1873.


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