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The Mother's Union fonds
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CA DRL Acc: 1996 â 04-10; 2005-28; 2005-41; 95-10-34; 2005 â 30.
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1938 - 2000 (Creation)
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The Mother's Union is a world â wide organization which focuses on family life, prayer and service. The first Canadian Branch was started in London, Ontario by a Mrs. Boomer in September of 1888 at Cronym Memorial Church. The first Branch in Western Canada was formed in Winnipeg by Mrs. A.C. Frith in September of 1905 at All Saints Church. Mrs. C.C. Chipman was appointed Enrolling Member and Mrs. Firth was the Secretary Treasurer. Mrs. Chipman would later become the first Diocesan President. The first Diocesan meeting was held Nov. 5, 1909. By 1910 there were 10 branches of the Mother's Union in Winnipeg. The Treasurer became a separate officer in 1913. A Central Council for Canada headquartered in Winnipeg, to be known as the Canadian Dominion Council, was proposed in 1914. When the new council was eventually established in 1926, Mrs. S.P. Matheson was elected the first president. Mrs. Philip Jomini became Secretary in 1928. The Canadian Dominion Council headquarters moved to Toronto in 1935. By 2000, only St. James the Assiniboine (W.022) and St. Stephen's (W.039) churches had an active Mother's Union group.
The records of the Mother's Union came to the archives as part of several transfers of records in 1995; 1996; and 2005.
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The records of the Mother's Union held at the Diocese of Rupert's Land archives include: "Historical Review" (1938); research/newspaper clippings  â 2000; and a beaded medallion.
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Related material: References to The Mother's Union can be found in the Rupert's Land News. See also the Manuscript papers of Miriam Jomini (M.22); and W.023 Winnipeg, St. John the Baptist; W.034 Winnipeg, St. Patrick;W.029 Winnipeg, St. Martin â in- the- Fields; and W.008 Winnipeg, St. Alban. Pamphlet collection: "The Mother's Union Service Book" (1948) and "Why Me?" by B. Flint.
Further accruals are expected.
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The material is in English.
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