E.F. Wilson fonds : 1880, 1882, 1890, 1907. — Photocopied [1981?], 2000.

1 cm of textual records.

Biographical Sketch:

Edward Francis Wilson (1844-1915), enrolled at Huron College,  London, Ontario and ordained deacon, 1867 and priest,  1869.  Served in the diocese of Algoma and was appointed to the Garden River missionary in Lakehead, where he founded the Shingwauk and Wawanosh homes for Indian boys and girls.  Rector of Guilt Spring, British Columbia, 1893 to 1911.

Custodial History:

Acquired from his grandson, Jack Borradaile and Don Landon.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of a letter written to Bishop Thorneloe concerning the management of Indian schools and to the Bishop of Ontario.  Newspaper clippings from _The Islander_, photographs, photocopied paintings and pictures, and a photocopy of “Our Indians in a New Light”, a published lecture by E.F. Wilson.

Notes:

Title based on contents of fonds.

Xerox.

Reproductions:

Originals at Bishophurst and Sault Saint Marie.

Associated material: Autobiography and family history by E.F. Wilson, 1866-1908 can be found in the Archives of Ontario.

General Notes:

See Microfilm reel Mf58-1 for Wilson’s diary.

Repository:

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Personal Names:

Wilson, Edward Francis, 1844-1915

Corporate Names:

  • Shingwauk Indian Residential School (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)
  • Wawanosh Girls Home (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)

Subjects:

  • Indian Residential Schools
  • Indians of North America — Education.

Geographic Names:

Sault Saint Marie (Ont.).

Accession numbers:  M81-23