John Sanders fonds : 1876, [ca. 1880], 1900. — Transcribed Jul. 1976.
10 p. of textual records.
2 photographs.

Biographical Sketch:

John Sanders (1845-1902), educated at Moose Factory, Ont. was sent in the 1870’s by Bishop John Horden on a mission to Flying Post and Mattagami to Christianize the Ojibwa Indians.  He studied for eight months at St. John’s College, Red River, Manitoba; prepared for the ministry with the Rev. J.H. Keen and was ordained deacon in 1876.  He worked for ten years at Fort Mattagami and in 1885, moved to the town of Biscotasing.  Sanders and Horden completed several translations into the Ojibwa language including the Moosonee Hymn Book, Service of Morning Prayer, and the Gospel of Matthew.

Custodial History:

Acquired from Donald Smith who wrote “John Sanders (Saunders)”, an unpublished DCB article.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of a typescript copy of Sanders’ autobiography (1876),  taken from the Church Missionary Society microfilm A-102 together with copies of a photograph of Sanders with his wife (1880), and another of him alone (1900).

Notes:

Title based on contents of fonds.

Reproductions:

Photographs from Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources and Department of Lands & Forests.  Not to be reproduced without permission.

General Notes:

Copy of Donald Smith’s article located in historical library (MM52.7 .S25).

Repository:

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Personal Names:

Horden, John, 1828-1893.

Accession numbers:  M81-15