Sous-fonds 046 - R. H. Bagshaw fonds

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R. H. Bagshaw fonds

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CA SWM RG4-046

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  • 1907-1908, 1940 (Creation)
    Bagshaw, R. H.

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2.5 cm textual records

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Reginald Heber Bagshaw was born at Brauston Vicarage in Leicestershire in 1869 and came to Canada in 1893. He worked as a lay missionary among Ojibways in the Rainy River District until March of 1907 when he came to The Pas as Teacher Catechist among the Cree. In 1908, the First Nations were moved across the river and the school and town site was closed. Mr. Bagshaw then took charge of the Big Eddy day school, but continued to live in the house on Mission Island, now Devon Park. In the summer of 1910, he relinquished his position after 17 years in the service of the church. In 1912, the year the town was incorporated, Mr. Bagshaw became Postmaster and filled this position until his death in December 1942.

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Records PA99.1.1 – PA99.1.3 were donated to the Sam Waller Museum on the 6th of August, 1999, by Thelma Leadbeater, the granddaughter of Mr. R. H. Bagshaw. Mrs. Leadbeater spent her formative years in The Pas until she married and went east.

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The R. H. Bagshaw fonds consists of R. H. Bagshaw’s diary from 1907 – 1908, typewritten excerpts from his diary, and the envelope that contained the diary for transport at some point in 1940.

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Sam Waller Museum

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Created October 17, 2011.

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