Fonds F15 - Methodist Church (Canada) Woman's Missionary Society fonds

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Methodist Church (Canada) Woman's Missionary Society fonds

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CA ON00340 F15

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1.37 m of textual record
53 architectural drawings
1 photograph

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The General Conference of 1878 authorized Alexander Sutherland, General Secretary of the Methodist Church (Canada) Missionary Society, to organize a Woman's Missionary Society. In 1880, a society was formed in Hamilton, followed by other auxiliaries. On 1881 April 29, a resolution for the establishment of a Dominion body was successfully moved, and in November of the same year, the General Board was created. In 1925, it joined with similar societies of the Presbyterian and Congregational Churches to form the Woman's Missionary Society of The United Church of Canada.

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This material forms part of the General Council program of the United Church of Canada Archive.

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Fonds consists of minutes of the annual and executive meetings of the Board of Management, 1881-1918, which deal primarily with administrative, operational, and financial matters covering the entire mission field including foreign work in Japan and West China; work with Indigenous Peoples Port Simpson [Lax Kw'alaams] and Kitamaat, B.C.; French, and Syrian work in Montreal, Que.; Chinese and Japanese work in Victoria and Vancouver, B.C.; Ukrainian work in Wahstao, Smoky Lake (Kolokreeka), and Edmonton, Alta.; Italian work in Montreal, Que., Toronto, Hamilton, and Copper Cliff, Ont.; and work among other European immigrants in Sydney, N.S., Fort William, Ont., Winnipeg, Man., Regina, Sask., Frank, Alta., and Natal, B.C., among other places. Fonds also includes histories of the W.M.S. 1888-1922; history of the Ruthenian Home, Edmonton, Alta., ca. 1920; incomplete list of missionaries, 1882-1924; candidates signatures, 1910-1925; financial records, 1886-1926; minutes of the Publication/Literary Committee, 1891-1926; records of the Japan and West China missions, 1883-1933; minutes and various records of Hamilton, London, Montreal and Toronto Conference Branches and of Belleville and Welland Districts, 1880-1927; pencil drawings to scale of various Woman's Missionary Society properties in China, 1919-1920; architectural drawings of mission school and Crosby Girls' Home, Port Simpson, B.C. [Port Simpson Residential School, Lax Kw'alaams, B.C.], Shizuoka school and Toyama House, Japan, and Hospital for Women, Chengtu, China; and a photograph of the last annual meeting of the Toronto Branch of the Woman’s Missionary Society of the Methodist Church, 1925.

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Microfilm copy of some files listed in 78.080C: Appendix A, files 1-14 and Appendix B, files 1-10 available on 2 microfilm reels (positive and negative). See finding aid for detailed description.

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Anti-Oppressive Description policy and guidelines, 2022


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This record was changed on March 8, 2023 by LH in accordance to the UCCA policy on inclusive description.

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