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Pupils at St. Paul's School, 1911
S.H. Middleton is in the back row, on the left.
NA-72-3

Canon Samuel Henry Middleton fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1Diaries. - 1928- 1948
Series 2Correspondence. - 1916- 1963
Series 3General. - 1918-1960, nd
Series 4Publications. - 1911-1945, nd
Series 5 Scanned Document Photographs. - 1880-1963

Inventory

Series 1

Diaries. - 1928- 1948

M-839-1Daily diaries. - 1928, 1930. - Consists of very brief entries as to daily business and weather.
M-839-2 Daily diaries. - 1931, 1934-1935, 1938. - Consists of brief entries regarding daily business at St. Paul's school and church. Also includes entries regarding weather.
M-9530-1 Daily diary. - 1937. - Consists of brief entries regarding daily business at St. Paul's school and church. Also includes entries regarding weather.
M-839-3Daily diaries. - 1939-1940, 1942. - Consists of brief entries regarding daily business at St. Paul's school and church. Also includes entries regarding weather.
M-839-4Daily diaries. - 1944-1945, 1947-1948. - Consists of brief entries regarding daily business at St. Paul's school and church. Also includes entries regarding weather.
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Series 2

Correspondence. - 1916-1963. - Arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent.

M-839-5General correspondence. - 1916-1961. - Consists of thank you letters, invitations, Anglican Church news, and congratulations on promotions and publications.
M-839-6Reverend G. R. Calvert, Bishop of Calgary. - 1952-1961. - Consists of church business regarding services, meetings and diocese news.
M-839-7Roberta Forberg. - 1960-1963. - Consists of correspondence regarding the reprinting of the book Red Man Echoes and the possible publication of a biography on Canon Middleton's life.
M-839-8George H. Gooderham. - 1954-1962. - Includes news regarding Kainai Chieftainship and people chosen for honour.
M-839-9Governor-generals. - 1953-1958. - Consists of thank you letters, letters of invitations to Kainai Chieftainship to Vincent Massey.
M-839-10Everett W. Hill. - 1951-1963. - Consists of personal letters, and Rotary International news and business.
M-839-11First Nations schools and associations. - 1922- 1930. - Includes calendars from U. S. Indian schools, Nevada (1922-1923) and Hopi School, Arizona (1920-1925), invitations to National Indian Congress, Spokane (1926), and the opening programme from Brandon Indian Residential School (1930).
M-839-12Appointment and regulations-Justice of Peace, Alberta. - 1926
M-839-13M. H. Long and J. D. MacGregor. - 1954- 1959. - Consists of letters regarding meetings of the Historical Society of Alberta.
M-839-14E. R. McFarland. - 1958-1963. - Consists of Kainai Chieftainship news of activities and plans.
M-9530-2 Mike Mountain Horse. - 1938-1944
M-839-15Frank Rasky, Editor of Liberty Magazine. - 1960-1962. - Consists of correspondence regarding series of articles on Canadian West, and offers from Middleton for help.
M-839-16St. Paul's Residential School. - 1926-1949. - Includes estimates for additions to buildings, provincial lab water analysis, repairs, and annual meeting with financial report.
M-839-17St. Paul's Residential School. - 1930-1944. - Includes correspondence regarding St. Paul's jubilee and programme (1930, 1940) and victory re- union (1944).
M-839-18St. Paul's Residential School. - 1947, nd. - Consists of very brief outlines of daily events and activities at school kept by Middleton.
M-839-19Reverend L. Ralph Sherman, Bishop of Calgary. - 1936-1943. - Consists of church business regarding services, meetings and diocese news.
M-839-20Societies. - 1949-1963. - Consists of notices of meetings and speakers for St. John's Society, Explorers club, Royal Commonwealth Society, Ranchman's Club, Royal Empire Society and the I.O.D.E.
M-839-21Harwood Steele. - 1955-1961. - Consists of correspondence regarding proposed publications by Steele, and a visit to Pincher Creek.
M-839-22Te-Ata. - 1946-1956. - Consists of personal letters from American First Nations performer thanking Middleton for kindness. Also includes programmes of performances in United States.
M-839-23Mildred V. Thornton. - 1944-1963. - Consists of correspondence regarding possibilities of publishing a book on the life of Bishop Pinkham.
M-839-24Muriel Burton-Watkins. - 1941-1942. - Consists of personal correspondence.
M-6113 Correspondence, booklets, etc. - [ca. 1956-1960]
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Series 3

General. - 1918-1960, nd

M-839-25Income tax returns and bank book, Canon Middleton. - 1922-1937
M-839-26Canon Middleton's finger prints. - 1941
M-839-27Manuscripts by Middleton. - nd. - Includes "The aim and power of education" and "Substance and shadow".
M-839-28Initiation of John Samuel Frazier Hunt into the Blood. - 1945
M-839-29Macleod Jubilee. - 1924. - Consists of programmes, prize list, route of parade, and director's ribbon.
M-839-30Cardston citizens meeting. - 1938-1941. - Consists of meeting to form militia unit (1938), formation of a Canadian Loyalist League (1940), and recruiting (1941).
M-839-31Cardston church attendance. - nd
M-839-32Architectural drawings for a church. - nd
M-839-33Programmes. - 1918, 1926, 1930-1931, 1938, 1944-1945, nd. - Consists of programmes from Masonic address (1926, 1930), Divine Services, Calgary (1944), receipt from Great-West Saddlery Company (1918), St. John's College Convocation, Winnipeg (1945), conferral of P.D. on Middleton (nd), St. George's Day (nd), and Diocese of Calgary Anniversary programme (1938) and Alberta Game Regulations poster (1931).
M-839-34Biographical notes. - 1950, 1960. - Consists of excerpt from Who's Who in Canada and a page of notes.
M-839-35Newspaper clippings. - 1935-1949. - Includes clippings on education, First Nations, clubs and biographical note.
M-839-36Kainai Chieftainship. - 1950-1951. - Consists of booklet of constitution and regulations, and an excerpt from "History of organization" written by Middleton.
M-839-37Guest book-New Year's Eve. - 1935- 1936
M-839-38Bronze Medal. - nd. - Awarded to Albert Mountain Horse, Blood, who died in WWI.
M-839-39Services and addresses in Blackfoot language. - nd
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Series 4

Publications. -1918-1945, nd

M-839-40Diocese of Calgary church publications. - 1918-1945. - Consists of reports on rules of order and financial statements. Also includes Diocesan Gazette; 31 meeting of Synod (1945).
M-839-41Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada publications. - 1911-1933. - Consists of pamphlets and reports includingThe Indians of BC and our Duty to Them (1911), and Report of Committee on Work among Indians and Eskimos (1916).
M-839-42General publications. - 1919-1922, nd. - Includes children's prayer book (nd); pamphlet of Democratic Monetary Reform Organization "For What Are We Fighting" (nd); "Will Australia be Pawned Again" and issues of the Searchlight (September 1, 1922); "Canada's War Burden and How It May Be Carried" (1919); "Mary's Pigs".
M-839-43Convocation address University of Idaho. - 1933. - Also includes commencement address (nd).
M-839-44Biblical addresses. - nd. - Consists of notes prepared for different groups using a Bible as source of ideas.
M-839-45Sermons and addresses regarding post war rehabilitation. - nd
M-839-46Notes for addresses. - nd. - Consists of speeches on various subjects given to organizations such as masonic groups, rotary clubs, service organisations, schools and churches.
M-839-47Notes for addresses. - nd. - Consists of speeches on various subjects given to organizations such as masonic groups, rotary clubs, service organisations, schools and churches.
M-839-48Notes for addresses. - nd. - Consists of speeches on various subjects given to organizations such as masonic groups, rotary clubs, service organisations, schools and churches.
M-839-49Notes for early sermons. - nd. - Consists of brief notes for Sunday and other church services.
M-839-50Notes for early sermons. - nd. - Consists of brief notes for Sunday and other church services.
M-839-51Notes for early sermons. - nd. - Consists of brief notes for Sunday and other church services.
M-839-52Notes for sermons. - nd. - Consists of brief notes for Sunday and other church services.
M-839-53Notes for sermons. - nd. - Consists of brief notes for Sunday and other church services.
M-839-54Notes for sermons. - nd. - Consists of brief notes for Sunday and other church services.
M-839-55Notes for sermons. - nd. - Consists of brief notes for Sunday and other church services.
M-839-56Notes for sermons. - nd. - Consists of brief notes for Sunday and other church services.
M-839-57Notes for sermons. - nd. - Consists of brief notes for Sunday and other church services.
M-839-58Notes for sermons. - nd. - Consists of brief notes for Sunday and other church services.
M-839-59Notes for sermons. - nd. - Consists of brief notes for Sunday and other church services.
M-839-60Notes for sermons. - nd. - Consists of brief notes for Sunday and other church services.
M-839-61Notes for sermons. - nd. - Consists of brief notes for Sunday and other church services.

Series 5


Photographs. - 1880-1963

Many of these photographs have been scanned. Scanned Document View now.

PA-604 Views of the Anglican Mission on the Blood reserve, various Blood people, and First World War cadets. - 48 photographs
PA-605 Views of Blood personalities, the Anglican mission, and farming on the reserve. - 31 photographs
PA-1146 Views of railroad repair, mountain scenery, bears, Biship Pinkham, Canon Middleton, etc. - [ca. 1911-1963]. - 12 photographs
PB-109 Portrait of Long Lance. - 1 photograph
NA-769-(1-13) Views of Blood people and activities on the reserve. - 1886-[1938]. - 13 photographs
NA-1400-(1-39) Views of Blood people and activities on the reserve. - [ca. 1910-1920s]. - 39 photographs
NA-1811-(23-75) Views of Angliican missions, Blood reserve, cadets, missionaries, and Anglican clergy. - 1880-[ca. 1929]. - 53 photographs
NA-3910-(1-123) Views of Anglican missions, Waterton, and Blood reserve people and activities. - 1915. - 6 people
NA-4429-(1-6) Views of Blood people and farming on the reserve. - 1915. - 6 photographs
NA-5550-(1-14) Views of Blood people and honorary Blood chiefs. - [ca. 1915]-1946. - 14 photographs
M-9530-3 Views of the Middleton family at Waterton. - 53 negatives and 1 print
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