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Father Constantine Scollen, [ca. 1860s]
NA-3022-1

Scollen family fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Scanned Document Father Scollen's correspondence. -- 1861-1903
Series 2 Scanned Document William Scollen's correspondence. -- 1877-1890
Series 3 Scanned DocumentSound recording Vincent Scollen's research material. -- 1861-1987

Inventory

Series 1

Father Scollen's correspondence. -- 1861-1903. -- The series consists of original letters written by Father Scollen. The first 27 letters (M-8873-1 through 27), dating from 1861-1886, have been digitized and may be viewed via the link below. (See Series 3 for photocopies of other letters written by Scollen)


Scanned Document View letters. (Note specific page numbers in descriptions below.)

M-8873-1Constantine Scollen, Inchicore, Dublin, to parents. -- December, 1861 (pages 1-3)
M-8873-2Constantine Scollen, Mission of St. Joachim, Fort Edmonton, to Father Wilkinson. -- December 29, 1865 (pages 4-7)
M-8873-3Constantine Scollen, Mission of St. Albert, to parents. -- January 3, 1867 (pages 8-10)
M-8873-4Constantine Scollen, Fort Edmonton to parents. -- April 28, 1867 (pages 11-13)
M-8873-5Constantine Scollen, Fort Edmonton to parents. -- April 16, 1868 (pages 14-15)
M-8873-6Constantine Scollen, St. Albert Mission, to father. -- December 30, 1868 (pages 16-18)
M-8873-7Constantine Scollen, Mission of St. Albert, to "Very Reverend and Dear Sir". -- n.d. [ca. 1860s?] (pages 19-21)
M-8873-8Vital Grandin, St. Albert Mission to Patrick Scollen. -- April 23, 1877 (pages 22-24)
M-8873-9Constantine Scollen, Fort Macleod, to parents. -- May 7, 1877 (pages 25-26)
M-8873-10Constantine Scollen, Fort Macleod, to parents. -- July 18, 1877 (pages 27-28)
M-8873-11Constantine Scollen, Our Lady of Peace Mission, Fort Calgary, to parents. -- April 29, 1878 (pages 29-31)
M-8873-12Constantine Scollen, Fort Macleod, to Sister Amy. -- July 2, 1878 (pages 32-33)
M-8873-13Constantine Scollen, Our Lady of Peace Mission, to parents. -- July 17, 1878 (pages 34-36)
M-8873-14Constantine Scollen, Fort Macleod, to parents. -- April 23, 1879 (pages 37-39)
M-8873-15Vital Grandin, travelling on Cumberland Lake, to Patrick Scollen. -- July 29, 1879 (pages 40-42)
M-8873-16Constantine Scollen, Our Lady of Peace Mission, Fort Calgary, to sister. -- February 24, 1880 (pages 43-45).
M-8873-17Sister M. F. Clare, Convent of Poor Clares, Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland, to "my dear Friend" [Patrick Scollen?]. -- June 1881 (page 46)
M-8873-18Constantine Scollen, Our Lady of Peace Mission, Calgary, to father. -- September 2, 1881 (pages 47-49)
M-8873-19Constantine Scollen, St. Albert to brother Joseph. -- June 17, 1882 (pages 50-53)
M-8873-20Constantine Scollen, St. Albert, to brother Joe. -- July 27, 1882 (pages 54-56).
M-8873-21Constantine Scollen, St. Albert to brother Joseph. -- November 10, 1882 (pages 57-59)
M-8873-22Constantine Scollen, Edmonton, to brother Joe. -- December 23, 1882 (pages 60-62)
M-8873-23Constantine Scollen, Edmonton, to brother Joseph. -- June 5, 1883 (pages 63-65)
M-8873-24Constantine Scollen, St. Albert, to brother Joe. -- October 3, 1883 (pages 66-68).
M-8873-25Constantine Scollen, St. Albert, to brother Joe. -- January 12, 1884 (pages 69-70).
M-8873-26Constantine Scollen, St. Albert, to brother Joe. -- March 20, 1884 (pages 71-73)
M-8873-27Constantine Scollen, St. Laurent, Manitoba, to Joe. -- December 23, 1886 (pages 74-76)
M-8873-28Constantine Scollen, St. John, Rolette Country, Dakota Territory, to brother Joe. -- April 4, 1887
M-8873-29Constantine Scollen, St. Stephen's Mission, Fremont County, Wyoming to sister Mary. -- May 7, 1890. -- [near Riverton, Wyoming].
M-8873-30Constantine Scollen, St. Stephen's Mission, Fremont County, Wyoming, to brother. -- no date [ca. 1890?]. -- [near Riverton, Wyoming]
M-8873-31Constantine Scollen, St. Stephen's Mission, Fremont County, Wyoming, to Joe. -- August 13, 1890. -- [near Riverton, Wyoming]
M-8873-32Constantine Scollen, St. Stephen's Mission, Fremont County, Wyoming, to brother Joe. -- January 26, 1891. -- [near Riverton, Wyoming]
M-8873-33Constantine Scollen, St. Stephen's Mission, Fremont County, Wyoming, to sister. -- November 14, 1891. -- [near Riverton, Wyoming].
M-8873-34Constantine Scollen, St. Stephen's Mission, Fremont County, Wyoming, to Joe. -- November 14, 1891. -- [near Riverton, Wyoming].
M-8873-35Constantine Scollen, St. Stephen's Mission, Fremont County, Wyoming, to little sister. -- March 31, 1892. -- [near Riverton, Wyoming].
M-8873-36Constantine Scollen, Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming, to sister Mary. -- March 10, 1893
M-8873-37Constantine Scollen to ?. -- no date [ca. 1890s]. -- [Letter incomplete]. -- re his illness of 8 months; his autobiography "Thirty Years Experience among the Indians of the Northwest".
M-8873-38Constantine Scollen, Orleans, Harlan County, Nebraska, to sister Mary. -- March 5, 1896
M-8873-39Constantine Scollen, Orleans, Harlan County, Nebraska to brother Joe. -- no date [ca. 1896?]
M-8873-40Constantine Scollen, Orleans, Nebraska, to sister. -- July 6, 1896
M-8873-41Constantine Scollen, Concordia, Kansas to sister Mary. -- February 5, 1897
M-8873-42Constantine Scollen, Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas, to sister Mary. -- August 18, 1897
M-8873-43Constantine Scollen, Chicago, to brother Joe. -- January 12, 1898
M-8873-44Constantine Scollen, Chicago to brother Joe. -- March 24, 1898
M-8873-45Constantine Scollen, Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio, to brother Joe. -- December 22, 1898
M-8873-46Constantine Scollen, Urbana, Champagne County, Ohio, to Joe. -- nd
M-8873-47Constantine Scollen, Urbana, Champagne County, Ohio, to niece. -- February 5, 1901
M-8873-48Constantine Scollen, Urbana, Champagne County, Ohio, to sister Mary. -- December 27, 1901
M-8873-49Constantine Scollen, Urbana, Champagne County, Ohio, to sister. -- March 19, 1902
M-8873-50Sister Lamberta of St. Francis, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, to Sister Mary. -- September 18, 1902
M-8873-51Sister Lamberta of St. Francis, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, to Sister Katherine Marie -- November 12, 1902. -- re death of Constantine Scollen.
M-8873-52Sister Lamberta of St. Francis, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Dayton, Ohio to Sister Catherine Marie. -- April 4, 1903
M-8873-53[Constantine Scollen?] to uncle. -- no date. -- [Letter incomplete].

Series 2

William Scollen's correspondence. -- 1877-1890. -- 18 letters (65 pages). -- The series consists of original letters written by William Scollen. The letters have been digitized.


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M-1108-1William Scollen to parents. -- [ca. 1877]. -- Regarding abilities of Reverend Father Scollen, and initial trip to Southern Alberta from Fort Benton. Letter incomplete. -- missing salutation page. (pages 1-2)
M-1108-2William Scollen to parents. -- October 14, 1877. -- Regarding initial trip from Fort Macleod, horse riding, signing of Treaty number seven, and personal belongings. Incorrect date added later. (pages 3-5).
M-8873-54William Scollen, Our Lady of Peace Mission, Fort Calgary, to parents. -- [ca. 1877-1878]. -- Letter incomplete. -- missing last page. (pages 6-8).
M-1108-3William and Margret Scollen to Joseph Scollen. -- [ca. 1878]. -- Regarding sending portrait, and return to Britain, also includes song composed by Father Scollen. No date, possibly written in later 1878 or early 1879. (pages 9-10)
M-1108-4William and Margret Scollen to Joseph Scollen. -- April 29, 1878. -- Regarding consequences of marriage, plans to bring Joseph to Canada, and attempt to refute charge of selfishness. (pages 11-13)
M-1108-5William Scollen to parents. -- August 24, 1878. -- Regarding mail routes, conditions in the country, First Nations menace, and provisions of food. (pages 14-15)
M-1108-6William and Margret Scollen to parents. -- [ca.1878]. -- Includes complaints regarding Mounted Police, farm conditions, and First Nations attacks on John Glenn and Sam Livingston. Letter incomplete. -- missing salutation page. (pages 16-18)
M-1108-7William Scollen to Joseph Scollen. -- June 1879. -- Regarding letter writing, friends in Ireland, present to Margaret Scollen, smoking, and farming. See M-8873-55 below for the probable last page of this letter. (pages 19-23)
M-8873-55William and Maggie Scollen, Our Lady of Peace Mission, Fort Calgary, to brother. -- [ca. June 1879]. -- Letter incomplete. -- probably last page of M-1108-7 above. (pages 24-28)
M-8873-56William Scollen, [Our Lady of Peace Mission, Fort Calgary] to parents. -- [ca. 1879 or 1880] (pages 29-31)
M-8873-57William and Margret Scollen, Our Lady of Peace Mission, Fort Calgary, to parents. -- March 4, 1879 (pages 32-34)
M-8873-58William Scollen, Our Lady of Peace Mission, Fort Calgary, to parents. -- April 24, 1880. -- Letter incomplete. -- missing last page. (pages 35-37)
M-8873-59William and Margret Scollen, Our Lady of Peace Mission, Fort Calgary, to Joseph. -- May 8, 1880 (pages 38-40)
M-8873-60William Scollen, Fort Calgary, to father. -- January 25, 1882 (pages 41-43)
M-1108-8Mary Scollen to family. -- April 5, 1882. -- Regarding father's death. Written from St. Johns Convent, Maryport, Cumberland, England. -- This letter has not been digitized.
M-8873-61William Scollen, Calgary, to Joe. -- March 7, 1885. -- Letter incomplete. -- missing last page. (pages 44-48)
M-8873-62William Scollen, Calgary, to Joe. -- April 27, 1885 (Pages 49-53)
M-8873-63William and Maggie Scollen, Calgary, to Joe. -- January 15, 1887 (pages 54-56)
M-8873-64William Scollen, Calgary, to brother. -- July 6, 1889. -- Letter incomplete. -- missing last page. (pages 57-59)
M-8873-65William Scollen, Calgary, to sister. -- January 3, 1890 (pages 60-65)

Series 3

Vincent Scollen's research materials. -- 1861-1987

M-8038-1Father Scollen's correspondence. -- 1861-1869. -- Includes photocopies and transcriptions.
M-8038-2Father Scollen's correspondence. -- 1872-1879. -- Includes photocopies and transcriptions.
M-8038-3Father Scollen's correspondence. -- 1879-1885. -- Includes photocopies and letters regarding Riel Rebellion.
M-8038-4Father Scollen's correspondence. -- 1902. -- Includes photocopies and last letters between Scollen and Father Lacombe.
M-4343Father Constantine Scollen. -- 1879-1902. -- 2 cm of textual records, photocopies. -- Consists of letter to Major Irvine of the North West Mounted Police about the welfare of First Nations in Fort Macleod area (1879); and other letters. These are photocopies of originals held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta and the National Archives of Canada.
M-8038-5Research notes from Textbooks on Father Scollen. -- 1861-1902
M-8038-6General history regarding Father Scollen, Oblates
M-8038-7Our Lady of Peace Mission history
M-8038-8Northern Arapaho Translation booklet. -- Also includes notes on Scollen's linguistic abilities.
M-8038-9Vincent Scollen correspondence. -- 1969-1967. -- Regarding family genealogy.
M-8038-10William Scollen letters-photocopies
M-8038-11Roman Catholic prayer card from Father C. Scollen
M-8038-12Research notes. -- Regarding Father Lacombe, Crowfoot, Red Crow, and personalities.
M-8038-13Research notes. -- Regarding Constantine and William Scollen, Father Lacombe, Reverend Macdougall, and the North West Mounted Police.
M-8038-14Research notes. -- Regarding Western Canadian history post-1860.
M-8038-15Research notes. -- Regarding First Nations groups and Metis.
M-8038-16History of Catholic Missionaries in Alberta and Canada
M-8038-17Non-Catholic influences in Western Canada. -- Includes Reverend John Mcdougall.
M-8038-18Thomas Louise Connolly
M-8038-19Canadian Political Figures post-1860
M-8038-20Newspaper articles. -- 1877. -- Also includes transcriptions.
M-8038-21Western Canadian history notes. -- 1873-1876
M-8038-22Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 notes
M-8038-23Treaty 7 anniversary program
M-8038-24History notes. -- 1881-1886. -- Includes Riel Rebellion
M-8038-25Indian Agent letters. -- 1891
M-8038-26Miscellaneous notes. -- Includes photographs and maps regarding missionaries and First Nations groups.
M-8038-27Vincent Scollen correspondence. -- Regarding research and publishing.
M-8038-28North West Mounted Police miscellaneous notes. -- Includes Fort Edmonton, Fort Calgary, and Fort Macleod.
M-8038-29First Nations issues, notes. -- 1975-1986. -- Includes Kainai News.
M-8038-30Bibliographic research notes
M-8038-31Miscellaneous notes. -- Includes First Nations and Metis.
M-8038-32Canadian government on First Nations issues
M-8038-33First Nations Constitutional issues. -- 1977-1987. -- Includes newspaper articles.
M-8038-34Miscellaneous notes, First Nations culture and people. -- Includes newspaper articles.
M-8038-35Notes on Ireland
M-8038-36Canadian government speeches. -- Includes First Nations issues.
M-8038-37Duplicate notes
M-8038-38Duplicate notes
M-8038-39Lists of dates
M-8038-40Miscellaneous unrelated material
M-8038-41Pamplets
M-8038-42Record book
RCT-108William Edward Scollen. -- 1973. -- 1 audio tape reel. -- Consists of an interview with William Edward Scollen about Father Scollen.

Sound recording Listen to interview. (Note that the sound quality is poor.)

RCT-866Vincent Scollen. -- [ca. 1970s-1980s]. -- 8 cassettes. -- Consists of interviews undertaken by Vincent Scollen about Father Scollen and the Scollen families. Note: These cassettes have been missing since 1991.
NA-2670
NA-3022
Photographs. -- [ca. 1860s]-1909. -- 5 photographs. -- Consists of photographs of Father Scollen and the Joseph Scollen family.

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