The fonds is an album of the Chamber of Commerce Tour to Churchill, Manitoba. Photographs include Flin Flon, Gilliam, and Churchill and other interesting insights into early mining in Manitoba. The scrapbook includes some articles that are described in the finding aid.
The 8 images in cartes de visite format are as follows: Dominion Land Titles office (photographer unknown,1872-73); three First Nations individuals at an Aboriginal gravesite (Simon Duffin, 1873-1875?); early homestead building, family, and Red River Cart drawn by ox (Ryder Larsen, mid-1870s?); studio image of man posing as a hunter, Winnipeg (James Penrose, 1873?); Louis Riel and his councilors, (Ryder Larsen, 1869?); Red River settlement, showing the corner of Portage and Main (James Penrose, June 1872); land survey party, around the Red River Settlement (photographer and date unknown); two carioles drawn by dogs, possibly at the Red River settlement (photographer and date unknown).
The papers are divided into two series, including the manuscript for A History of Wesley College written by Cummings, and miscellaneous papers. The first series contains the handwritten manuscript--often written on the backs of meeting minutes and class lists--for Cummings history of Wesley College published in 1938. His manuscript details the history of the college from the 1880s until the 1930s. The second series consists of miscellaneous papers, including the draft of the table of contents for his book, and lists of award recipients.
This collection consists of: Two decorative letter “M’s” “Varsity Arts Freshman Reception” card Invitations addressed to Miss Flora Armstrong Two copies of “The Manitoban” – January 14, 1926 and November 5, 1925
The series consists of memoirs and information written by Laura Johnson. The series is divided into two subseries. The first subseries documents her trip to Iceland and provides information on the geography, climate, history and people of Iceland. Laura Johnson has also provided information on her mother’s family background and on the medical system in Iceland, including information on nurses, doctors and hospitals. The second subseries records her time spent in Fisher Branch and provides information on the nursing station and her impressions of the station, its staff, patients and community.