Allen Salt fonds [textual record]
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Allen Salt fonds [textual record]
- Hierarchical level:
- R4261-0-5-E, MG29-D53
- Type of material:
- Textual material
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
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- Fonds includes:
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- Place of creation:
- 14.7 cm of textual records.
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- Scope and content:
The fonds consists of nine journals, 1854-1855, 1874-1899, containing accounts of day-to-day events in Salt's ministry including baptisms, marriages and burials, personal events, an autobiographical sketch, and an account of Walton King's baptism at Parry Island in 1904, originals, 5 cm, transcript, 1 cm; three notebooks on theology and religion, 1865, material relating to Saulteaux, Ojibway (sometimes spelled Ojibwe), Michi Saagiig (Mississauga), and Chippewa First Nations, as well as religious items and John Monague's recipe for liniment, 1872-1901, and "Missionary Talk" dated January 1874, originals, 2 cm; and minutebook containing minutes of the financial secretary of the Methodist Church for Parry Sound District, 1884-1906, originals, 2 cm, 1911-1912.
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- Biography/Administrative history:
Salt, Allen, Reverend, 1818-1911 : Methodist missionary to the Anishinaabeg. The Reverend Allen Salt (1818-1911) was a Methodist missionary to Anishinaabeg peoples and nations of western Ontario. He was born near Alderville, Northumberland County, Upper Canada, the son of a white father and an Ojibway (Anishinaabe) mother. He was adopted and educated by the Reverend William Case (1780-1855), superintendent of the Episcopal Methodist Indian Missions and Schools in Upper Canada. After graduation from the Toronto Normal School in 1848, Salt worked for several years as a teacher at the Alderville Industrial School, before entering the Methodist Ministry. He was received on trial by the Wesleyan Methodist Conference in 1853, and worked first at the St. Clair Mission, an Indian Reserve in Sarnia Township, Lambton County. After his ordination as a deacon in 1854, he served at the Lac-La-Pluie Mission in the Rainy River District, until 1857, in which year he was received into full connexion. In 1858 and 1859, he was at the Garden River Mission, an Indian settlement to the north of Lake Huron, in the district of Algoma. From 1860 to 1867 he worked at the Christian Island Mission in Georgian Bay, near Penetanguishene, then he returned to St. Clair, 1868-1871, before going to Muncey, an Indian Reserve on the Thames River in Caradoc Township, Middlesex County, 1872-1874. After the establishment in 1874 of the Methodist Church of Canada, Salt ministered in the Toronto Conference at Christian and Beausoleil Islands, 1875-1882, and then at the Parry Island Mission in the Parry Sound District until he was superannuated in 1901. He died at Parry Island, 29 January 1911, and was buried there beside his second wife, who had died two years earlier.
- Finding aid:
Textual record (Microform) A table of contents for the collection is available on microfilm reel C-15709 and in the microfilm shelf list for that reel. (90: Open)Textual record (Electronic) Finding aid is a file list of volume 1 (C-15709), files 1 to 14. MSS2690 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf002/p000003546.pdf(Electronic) The fonds is available online. (90: Open)
- Additional information:
- General Note:
- Particulars of baptisms, marriages, and burials are provided by the PAC "Checklist of Parish Registers".
- Custodial history:
- The National Archives of Canada acquired the original material in files 2-13 in 1942. The typescript carbon transcript of Salt's earliest journal (file 1) was presented in 1964 by Mr. Fleetwood K. McKean of Parry Sound, Ontario. Files 1-13 were microfilmed in 1984 on reel C-15709. Then in 1993, the latest journal in the fonds (file 14) was presented by the Archives of the United Church of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, and later added to microfilm reel C-15709.
- Availability of other formats note:
- The fonds (files 1-14) is available on microfilm reel C-15709.
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