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The Teacher's Hand-Book of Algebra; Containing Methods, Solutions and Exercises Illustrating the Latest and Best Treatment of the Elements of Algebra

Teacher reference; status: basic; Geometry; level: [Standard VII, VIII]; approved: 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888. A copy of the original publication is held by the D.B. Weldon Library, University of Western Ontario (Regional History Room).

Walton Haydon- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from Walton Haydon discussing specimens. Discusses the dry spring and lack of butterflies for study. Correspondence sent from Moose Factory, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Fort Walsh near Medicine Hat, N.W.T.

Photograph depicts a view of Fort Walsh and the future location of Medecine Hat prior to the construction of the railway. An 'X' has been placed to indicate the future location of the Canadian Pacific Railway bridge on the South Saskatechewan river.

Anderton, T. George N.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S.K. Parson who writes to say he has enclosed the remaining $54.83 owed to Dr. Bell. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Alex Matheson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from Alex Matheson explaining the delay in responding to Dr. Bell's questions regarding the habits of animals. He was not able to send a response because the most reliable hunters were not yet in. Correspondence sent from Rat Portage, Ontario to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S.K. Parson regarding accounts against Dr. Bell, but were already paid and collected. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

The Elements of Euclid for the Use of Schools and Colleges

Textbook; status: basic; Mathematics; level: Superior Course; approved: 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888; level: Standard VIII; approved: 1896, 1897, 1898; level: Standard VI, VII, VIII; approved: 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905. Textbook; status: basic; Geometry; level: Standard VI, VII, VIII; approved: 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910. Textbook; status: basic; Mathematics; level: Gr. 10, 11, 12; approved: 1911, 1912. Textbook; status: basic; Mathematics; level: Gr. 12; approved: 1913. Subtitle from the title page: Comprising the First Six Books and Portions of the Eleventh and Twelfth Books; with Notes, Appendix and Exercises. A new edition was issued in 1899. New edition revised and enlarged by SL Loney.

The Baroness at Medicine Hat.

Photo depicts The Baroness on the South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat. The boat was built to haul coal between Medicine Hat and the Coal Banks, now Lethbridge.

G. S. McConnell- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from G. S. McConnell discussing sections of land at Round Plains and expectations to open a telegraph office in one month's time. Correspondence sent from Touchwood Hills, Saskatchewan to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

G. S. McConnell- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from G. S. McConnell discussing land held and the possibility of an inspection and report. States that he is sorry he was not present when Mr. Purcell visited the area. Correspondence sent from Touchwood Hills, Saskatchewan to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Fort Walsh

Photograph depicts Fort Walsh. Built by the North West Mounted Police in 1875 as part of the Dominion of Canada's program to establish sovereignty in the North West Territories. With the coming of the railway, the signing of treaties and the return of the Lakota to the United States, Fort Walsh was dismantled in 1883.

Anderton, T. George N.

Fort Walsh, North-West Territories

Photograph depicts a scene at the future location of Medicine Hat; probably taken in the winter of 1882-1883; the C.P.R. did not reach this point until June 1883.

Anderton, T. George N.

G. S. McConnell- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from G. S. McConnell discussing his willingness to take on work as resident manager while retaining his current position. Correspondence sent from Touchwood Hills, Saskatchewan to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Alex Matheson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from Alex Matheson discussing provisions, canoes, and the mining industry in Manitoba. Correspondence sent from Rat Portage, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Swinton's Outlines of the World's History, Ancient, Medieval and Modern, with Special Relation to the History of Civilization and the Progress of Mankind. With Appendix, Containing a Brief History of the United States

Textbook; status: basic; History; level: Standards VII, VIII and in Roman Catholic schools, Standards VI, VII, VIII; approved: 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903. A copy of the original publication is held by the National Library of Canada.

PE001626 - Plains Indian Women with Children in Carriers

Three photographs of Indigenous women with babies in carriers. First photograph features a baby in board baby carrier with ornate beadwork. The second features a mother with her child in a board baby carrier with plaid and striped cover and tumpline support strap across forehead. The third features a women with child in baby belt tumpline and plain blanket. On each mounting board is written “Hall & Lowe – 499 Main Street, Winnipeg”

Hall J. and S. Lowe

G. S. McConnell- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from G. S. McConnell discussing sections of land available. Correspondence sent from Touchwood Hills, Saskatchewan to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

G. S. McConnell- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from G. S. McConnell discussing Dr. Bell's upcoming visit. Correspondence sent from Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan to Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Alex Matheson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from Alex Matheson discussing provisions, canoes, and the mining industry in Manitoba. Correspondence sent from Rat Portage, Ontario to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

A. Calder Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from A. Calder. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding an estimate for a carriage. Correspondence sent from Winnipeg, Manitoba to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

A. Calder- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from A. Calder regarding Dr. Bell’s estimate enquiry amounting to between $125-$150, depending on the supply and demand of horses. Conditions of the roads are estimated to not be too bad. Correspondence sent from Winnipeg, Manitoba to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Winnipeg Water Works

Unkown water delivery man with ox-cart. Demonstration of Winnipeg waterworks up to the time of the installation of the water line from the Assiniboine River. Later, the water source was Artesian wells installed in Winnipeg about 1883.

Duffin, S.

Evangeline

Textbook; status: basic; Poetical Literature; level: standard VII; approved: 1896. Textbook; status: other; Reading; level: Standard VI; approved: 1903, 1904, 1905. Textbook; status: other; English Literature; level: Gr. 9; approved: 1912, 1915. Fiction; status: basic; English Literature; level: Gr. 11; approved: 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930. Source cites: Riverside Literature Series no. 1 in 1903-1905.

The Dominion French Readers

Textbook; status: basic; Reading and Literature; level: Standards I, II; approved: 1898, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1907, 1908. Textbook; status: basic; Reading and Literature; level: Gr. 1, 2, 3, 4; approved: 1912, 1913, 1914. Textbook; status: basic; Spelling; level: Gr. 1, 2, 3, 4; approved: 1912. Textbook; status: other; Reading; level: [Elementary]; approved: 1924. 1924 source states: "optional in schools where French is the vernacular".

A Primer of Map Geography

Teacher reference; status: basic; Geography and History; level: [Secondary]; approved: 1885, 1886, 1887. On title page: "A Primer of Map Geography, For Pupils Preparing for Promotion Examinations. Pupils Preparing for Entrance Examinations. Pupils Preparing for Intermediate Examinations. Students Preparing for Teachers' Certificates. And All Official Examinations. With recent departmental examination papers from the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia." Cover title: Gage's Map Geography: Examination Primer Series.

PE001329 - Stores Record 1880-1883

Contains a handwritten record of various goods received at an unnamed disembarkation point – likely a Canadian Pacific Railway station. Each entry identifies the item, as well as the associated date, quantity and the sender of the item.

The additionally enclosed receipts are from the Canadian Pacific Railway Co. Store Department; one is blank, but has its reverse used to tally up an order, while the other is partially filled out.

Mill Creek, branch of Old Man River, Alberta.

Photo depicts a mill located on Mill Creek, a branch of Old Man River. Acquired from D.B. Dowling, representing the Geological Survey, Department of Mines. Sawmill erected and operated by Senator Maclaren. This was the first sawmill constructed and operated in Southern Alberta.

Western, T. C.

G. S. McConnell Correspondence

Contains correspondence to Robert Bell from G. S. McConnell. Correspondence contains personal communications regarding land use and settlements in the Touchwood Hills area. Correspondence sent from Touchwood Hills and Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Coal mine on Saskatchewan River at Stair, N. W. T. near Medicine Hat

Photograph depicts a view of a mine opening just south of Stair Station of the Canadian Pacific Railway on the south bank of the Saskatchewan River. This mine commenced to ship coal in September 1883. The output was shipped to Winnipeg, but proved a loss owing to deterioration in quality.

Weston, T. C.

Coal mine on Saskatchewan River at Stair, N.W.T. near Medicine Hat

Geological Survey photo. This mine opened just south of Stair Station on the CPR line near the south bank of the Saskatchewan River. The mine began shipping coal in 1883 to Winnipeg. This venture proved a loss due to poor quality. Pearce acquired this photograph to illustrate his "Historical Narrative" of development of the Canadian West. He collected photos as he wrote his narrative between 1917 and 1928.

Weston, T. C.

Pocock Scrapbook (1882 - 1884)

Scrapbook consists of typewritten diary accounts for the years of 1882-1884. Cuttings and lithographs are either pasted or tipped in. Loose diary entries and letters are contained in envelopes, which are tipped in intermittently throughout the scrapbook.
Scrapbook contains:
Photographs of graves on C.P.R. construction; voyage across Atlantic in 1882; and Lake Superior.
Diary accounts of Pocock aboard the "Peruvian" for a cross-Atlantic passage (approximately 89 pages of loose, handwritten entries); "Narrative of occurrences from the date of my departure from England to the end of the year 1882" (typewritten, with sketches, clippings, and maps); "Narrative to replace diary of the year 1883 which was stolen at Prince Albert N.W.T. in 1886 (1887)" (handwritten, with imprint cuttings, map, and sketches); and "Narrative to replace diary stolen at Prince Albert in 1886, of the events of my life during the year 1884 (1887)" (handwritten, with interspersed imprint cuttings, letters, maps, and sketches).
Imprint cuttings of Alexandria; 1000 islands; R.H. Lindsay sketches of Quesbec; animals; Port Arthur architecture; Lake Winnipeg; and the North-West (Red River to Hudson's Bay).
Sketches of Ontario and Quebec ("Sketches made from 'Picturesque Canada' during my convalescence in Prince Albert N.W.T. at the time of the Rebellion - Spring 1885").
Letters to father and mother.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to mother (16 December 1884)

A handwritten letter from Roger Pocock in Regina to his mother in Ontario. He asks for photographs to be sent from home, with a promise to send some of himself to his family too. He talks about the upcoming Christmas Day plans, his general contentment with his life at the NWMP post, and describes in some detail the task of being on guard duty; a small sketch of the guard room, prison and court is included with the letter.

Pocock, Roger

Letterbooks.

The series consists of six leatherbound books. Each letterbook numbers over 600 pages of handwritten correspondence. Correspondence represents copies of incoming and outgoing commmunication relating predomiantly to Pearce's professional work as a surveyor for the Department of the Interior. The hand copied letters are in chronological order and each letterbook has a subject index.

The series title is based on the contents of records.

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to mother (25 December 1884)

A handwritten letter from Roger Pocock in Regina to his mother in Ontario. Roger describes his Christmas day, and goes on to discuss in detail his activities, books he is reading, names of the officers at the Post, and comments on the family pictures he was sent, etc.

Pocock, Roger

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S. K. Parson noting that his son has been ill with diphtheria. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: envelopes; one with writing

Envelope probably originally tacked in 1885 scrapbook with Roger's November and December letters. On the envelope is written: "Letters of November & December 1884 My first two months in the Force". Included also are two bland and torn envelopes.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to father (2 November 1884)

A handwritten letter from R.P. to his father. Roger is enroute from Ontario to the west, travelling through the United States and then on through Manitoba, stopping at Winnipeg. He describes the scenery he encounters on his trip, and is writing on the eve of reporting for duty to the NWMP fort at Winnipeg.

Pocock, Roger

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S.K. Parson discussing a map of Moose River he sketched for Dr. Bell and not making corrections on the topography because he did not trust himself to make them from memory. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to father (21 November 1884)

A handwritten letter from Roger Pocock in Regina to his father in Ontario. Roger comments on his father's last letter, and goes on to describe his activities at the NWMP fort and comments about the community of Regina. Included is a sketch of the barracks and buildings at the NWMP fort at Regina.

Pocock, Roger

PE001613 - Six Original Historical Photographs by Prof. Buell

Six photographs taken at or around Fort Qu’Appelle. Each photograph has a description on the back. Descriptions: “A Barber’s Emporium, Riel Rebellion. Page 31 Scarlet & Gold 13th Annual, Legislature Library,” “Lebret Mission Fort Qu’Appelle,” “The Tenth Royals E.R. Transportation Riel Rebellion 10th Royals Toronto,” “Certainly. The Tenth Royals at Fort Qu’Appelle E.R.,” “Winnipeg Cavalry Troop escorting 12th Battalion out of Fort Qu’Appelle 1885,” “Winnipeg Cavalry Troops at Fort Qu’Appelle Rebellion 1885.” Underneath each photograph is “Entered According to Act of parliament of Canada in the Year 1885 by Prof. Buell in the Office of the Minister of Agriculture.”

Prof. Buell

Upper Fort Garry, south side

Photograph depicts Upper Fort Garry, showing the Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest bastions. The Assiniboine River would be just behind the photographer in foreground.

Duffin, S.

Lower Fort Garry (Stone Fort)

Lower Fort Garry was generally known as Stone Fort on account of the stone walls put up by a detachment of soldiers from an English regiment (Regulars) who came out to the Red River in the 1850s.

Duffin, S.

Driving the last spike, Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.) main line, Craigellachie, B.C.

Photograph depicts driving the last spike of the C.P.R.'s transcontinental railroad. Noted from left to right: M.J. Haney, D.McGillivray, Sir W. VanHorne, Sir Sanford Fleming, E. Mallandaine, Donald A. Smith, J.H. McTavish, J.M. Egan, C. Todd, James Ross.Description of photo based on Pearce's notes. Correct identification in note field.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S. K. Parson discussing his displeasure with having to serve jury duty. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Epoch Primer of English History: Being an Introductory Volume to "Epochs of English History"

Textbook; status: basic; Geography and History; Standards IV and V; approved: 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889. A copy of the original publication is held by the Douglas Library, Queen's University. Extended title: "With Recent Examination Papers set for entrance to High Schools in Ontario".

Ontario Readers

Textbook; status: basic; Reading and Literature; level: Standards I, II, III, IV as indicated below; approved: 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907. First Reader, Part I, and First Reader, Part II were used for Standard I; Second Reader was used for Standard II; Third Reader was used for Standard III and; Fourth Reader was used for Standard IV. From the title page: Authorized for use in the public schools of Ontario by the Minister of Education. These readers were also published by the Canada Publishing Co. and the W.J. Gage Co..

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to father (1 March 1885)

A handwritten letter from Roger Pocock in Regina to his father in Ontario. Roger talks about how he is out of the Quartermaster's Store, and describes his current duties of stable work and prison guarding, etc. He discusses rumors about Riel and a potential rebellion, promising to write more as he learns further details.

Pocock, Roger

Big Bear and Poundmaker at the Stoney Mountain Penitentiary.

Rev. Pere Lacombe, standing far left; Big Bear standing in back; Colonel Sam Bedson -- Warden of the Penitentiary, wearing Bowler hat; Poundmaker, sitting in front of Big Bear; Rev. Pere Cloutier, Roman Catholic Priest working as "Acting Chaplain" at the penitentirary, standing in robe at far right; bottom left -- Roman Catholic Priest at penitentiary. Photo taken in front of visitor's entrance to the Warden's quarter's at the penitentiary.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S.K. Parson discussing missing someone due to the wreck of the “Labrador”, and having escaped the smallpox outbreak. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to father (1 August 1885)

A handwritten letter from Roger Pocock at Prince Albert to his father in Ontario. In the letter, Roger talks about the study of the bible as a scientific exercise, discusses the Egyptian pyramids, and talks about his lack of desire to settle down. The last part of the letter appears to be missing.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to mother (14 October 1885)

A handwritten letter from Roger Pocok in [Prince Albert] to his mother in Ontario. Roger writes about new NWMP recruits, and changes of command within the NWMP. The letter is written in two parts, and the second part of the letter is dated 15 September, but may have actually been written 15 October. Roger talks about his inability, for a variety of reasons, to come home to Ontario to be nursed for the winter. He also describes some of the crime in the community and problems with some of the members of the Force.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to mother (20 October 1885)

A handwritten letter from Roger Pocock in Prince Albert to his mother in Ontario. Roger describes the winter quarters the NWMP are moving to, including a different building used as their hospital. Roger also discusses clothing he has purchased, his pay, the NWMP Post lay-out, and native customs and clothing. The last part of the letter is missing.

Pocock, Roger

PE001357 – Metis Land Scrip

Dominion of Canada department of the interior. The bearer hereof is entitled to an allowance of ….. Dollars in any purchase of dominion lands. Issued at the department of the Interior, Ottawa … 18 authority of the order of the hon. The Privy Council. Dated the 20th of April 1885. Boldly written over in red ink: “Specimen for agent. Manitoba supplementary half breed scrip.” There are a number of these scrips this one has an engraved vignette of 5 deer at its centre.

Dominion of Canada, Department of the Interior

Indian Tipi

Photograph depicts aboriginal people sitting in front of a tipi.

Duffin, S.

Dog team in Winnipeg

Photograph depicts man with dog team in Winnipeg.H.D. Lumsden described this photo for his narrative as "a fair representation of a dog train and a man riding in an imporvised carry-all. Ther are however, only three dogs in this train, generally the regular train was composed of four."

Duffin, S.

A Handbook of Poetics for Students of English Verse

Textbook; status: basic; English Language; level: Standard VIII; approved: 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905. Textbook; status: basic; English Language and Rhetoric; level: Standard VIII; approved: 1906. Textbook; status: basic; English Language and History of Literature; level: Standard VIII; approved: 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910. Textbook; status: basic; English Language and History of Literature; level: Gr. 12; approved: 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1919.

Canadian Readers

Textbook; status: basic; English; level: Standard I; approved: 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888. Textbook; status: basic; English; level: Standard II; approved: 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888. Textbook; status: basic; English; level: Standard III; approved: 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893. Textbook; status: basic; English; level Standard IV; approved: 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890. Textbook; status: basic; Reading and Literature; level: Standard V; approved: 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1901, 1902, 1903. Textbook; status: basic; Reading; level: Gr. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; approved: 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934. Textbook (Book 5); status: basic; Reading; level: Gr. 6; approved: 1935. Source cites: "The First Primer and The Second Primer, for Standard I; "Book II" for Standard II; "Book III" for Standard III; "Book IV" for Standard IV; "Book V for Standard V"; "Books I-V in 1922-1930; "Books 2-5 for 1931-1934". Accompanied by: Manual of Method to Accompany the Canadian Reader, Book I and Handbook to Canadian Reader, Books 2-5.

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to mother (21 February 1885)

A handwritten letter from Roger Pocock in Regina to his mother in Ontario. He discusses the loss of his manuscript which the NWMP did not approve of, and goes on to describe in detail his fellow 'chums' at the Regina NWMP post, including a Charlie Sinclair who served in 1874 with the Wolseley expedition.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to father (March 1885)

A handwritten letter from Roger Pocock in Regina to his father in Ontario. Roger is about to depart from the NWMP fort at Regina, en route for Qu'appelle with a party of other NWMP constables. Two small sketches of a marching patrolman (Pocock) and the Fort is included in the written letter.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to mother ([March 1885])

A handwritten letter from Roger Pocock in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to his mother in Ontario. This letter provides a detailed account of Roger's journey with NWMP troops travelling from Regina to Fort Qu'appelle and on to Prince Albert. While on this journey, Roger froze the toes of his right foot and is under medical supervision as he writes, describing the great pain he is experiencing. He includes a small map showing the route from Regina to Prince Albert.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to mother (1-11 May 1885)

A composite handwritten letter from Roger Pocock at Prince Albert to his mother in Ontario. Pocock is confined to a sick bed, while he recovers from having five toes of his right foot amputated due to frostbite. His letter is full of details about fellow NWMP force members, and he talks about his hoped-for reorganization of the Force; his observations of their skirmishes, marches, and dress, and asks for reading material to be sent to him while he recovers. Roger describes the march, his bout of frostbitten feet, toe amputations, skirmish at Duck Lake, and his days healing from the surgery.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to father (1 July 1885)

A handwritten letter from Roger Pocock in Prince Albert to his father in Ontario. Roger continues to be in sick bay in the "detachment station 1 1/2 miles from Fort Prince Albert" as he recovers from his toe amputation surgery. His letter is long and filled with his observations, comments, and responses to questions his parents have asked him in earlier letters.

Pocock, Roger

St. Andrew's Church

Photograph depicts St. Andrew's Church on the Red River. H.D. Lumsden described the photo as "a very good representation of St. Andrews Church of England on the Red River about 10 miles below Winnipeg at St. Andrew's Rapids. It was in its time the largest Church on the Red River."

Duffin, S.

Holy Trinity Church, Winnipeg

Photograph depicts the first Church of England in Winnipeg. The original portion right wing of the building. This section was adjoining Portage Avenue and just to the east of what is now Garry Street, Winnipeg to the south of Portage Avenue. The left portion of the Church was an 1874 addition. The Aboriginal people in the foreground and the parishioners near
are unidentified and the

Duffin, S.

Fort Pitt

Photograph depicts Fort Pitt looking from the hillside to the northwest. The Fort was burned down in the North-West Rebellion in 1885.

Tyrell, J. B.

Walton Haydon- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from Walton Haydon asking for help in obtaining a position on a survey in the next year. Correspondence sent from East Selkirk, Manitoba to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

S. K. Parson- Incoming Correspondence

Incoming correspondence from S. K. Parson apologising that his daughter did not thank Dr. Bell for her Christmas gift. Correspondence sent from Hudson's Bay House, Montreal to the Geological Survey headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

Loose item from 1885 scrapbook: letter to mother (3 February 1885)

Handwritten letter from Roger Pocock with a NWMP detachment [in the Prairies] to his mother in Ontario. His letter is very descriptive about what he is doing, his fellow officers, the barracks, and his thoughts about the current political situation in Europe and Great Britain, etc. He also discusses the Force's relationship with nearby townspeople (not good) and with Indigenous people. Pocock talks about Indian unrest and the potential for war; he refers to the "scalp market".

Pocock, Roger

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