Item FC 3213 L55 019.005 - 1840 (Jul) from Henry Budd to Smithurst

Transcript 1840 July 9 - Letter from Budd

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1840 (Jul) from Henry Budd to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 019.005

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  • July 9, 1840 (Creation)

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One sheet of paper with integral address face and remnants of a red wax seal.

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First Indigenous North American to be ordained priest by the Church of England, and founder of the mission at Riviere du Pas (The Pas, MB).

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Place: Wapashayaw

From: H. Budd

To: Revd J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Details: 3pp and integral address

Notes: Henry Budd writes to Rev. Smithurst with news of his trek to the Saskatchewan River from the Red River Settlement. After 17 days, Budd arrived at an area he calls “Wapaskayaw” and mentions a Mr. Turner who is farming barley and potatoes in the area. Budd has decided the area is favourable and plans to stay and begin building the school and mission.

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.

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