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Other Name
MINIATURE, “BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER”
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P20140012002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINIATURE, “BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER”
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
PAPER, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
3
Length
6.25
Width
4
Description
MINIATURE BOOK BOUND IN GREEN LEATHER. TEXT AND DIAMOND SHAPE EMBOSSED IN GOLD ON COVER AND SPINE READS “COMMON PRAYER”. INNER FRONT PAGE HAS HANDWRITTEN TEXT READING “ETTA HENDERSON, APRIL 7/” WITH THE YEAR WORN AWAY. TITLE PAGE READS “THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND TOGETHER WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID POINTED AS THEY ARE TO BE SUNG OR SAID IN CHURCHES… OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS WAREHOUSE”. WEAR AND STAINING ON COVER; GENERAL WEAR AND DOG-EARING ON PAGES. GOOD CONDITION OVERALL.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY AND ETTA HENDERSON IVES, THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS BOOK, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND SETTLING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. GIVEN THAT THIS MINIATURE BOOK IS SIGNED “ETTA HENDERSON” ON THE FIRST PAGE, IT WAS LIKELY USED BY ETTA PRIOR TO HER MARRIAGE, DURING HER CHILDHOOD. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE POPULARITY OF MINIATURE BOOKS WAS EXTRACTED FROM AN ARTICLE ON ABEBOOKS.COM (SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY): “MINIATURE BOOKS, USUALLY PRAYER BOOKS, APPEARED IN EUROPE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES. THEY WERE TINY IN ORDER TO BE EASILY CARRIED AND ALSO SO THEY COULD BE CONCEALED FROM PRYING EYES… BY THE 19TH CENTURY, BOOKS IN GENERAL HAD BECOME MORE AFFORDABLE AND MINIATURE BOOKS REALLY CAME INTO VOGUE. AS WITH EARLIER ERAS, THEY WERE PRIZED BECAUSE THEY WERE PORTABLE… DURING THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES, BOOKS FROM ALMOST EVERY GENRE WERE AVAILABLE AS MINIATURES, INCLUDING CLASSIC FICTION, DICTIONARIES, BIBLES, PRAYER BOOKS, AND OTHER NON-FICTION WORKS LIKE FISHING GUIDES WHERE THE USER WAS OUT AND ABOUT. PUBLISHERS ALSO BEGAN PRODUCING MINIATURE LIBRARIES FOR CHILDREN, SPECIALLY DESIGNING THE BOOKS TO BE MORE COMFORTABLY HELD IN SMALL HANDS… AS PRINTING AND BINDING TECHNIQUES IMPROVED, BOOK MAKERS DISPLAYED THEIR SKILLS BY CREATING EVEN SMALLER BOOKS WITH INCREASINGLY INTRICATE AND BEAUTIFUL BINDINGS.” ETTA HENDERSON IVES PASSED AWAY IN 1979, AND THE PRAYER BOOK WAS INHERITED BY HER GRANDSON BRUCE IVES, THE DONOR. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK.
Catalogue Number
P20140012002
Acquisition Date
2014-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ACOLYTE'S CHAIR
Date Range From
1908
Date Range To
1912
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20060021006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ACOLYTE'S CHAIR
Date Range From
1908
Date Range To
1912
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
90.5
Length
65.5
Width
45
Description
DARK LOW BACK OAK CHAIR. SIMPLE BENCH DESIGN WITH ADORNED SPIRAL ACCENTS ON ARMREST AND BACK SIDE FACING OF CHAIR.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
THIS CHAIR WAS USED BY THE OFFICIANT DURING THE FIRST PART OF THE SERVICE BEFORE MOVING TO THE ALTER. ITS HISTORY IS NOT KNOWN. THIS CHAIR WAS PAIRED WITH A RATHER TALL DESK, WHICH WAS ACQUIRED BY ANOTHER CHURCH. THEIR SIZE SUGGEST THAT THEY WERE FIRST USED BY A RATHER TALL MAN. ST MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH BEGAN EARLY IN THE 1900S. THE EARLIEST ARCHIVAL RECORD IS A STATEMENT MADE IN JANUARY, 1906 THAT A GROUP OF PROMINENT MEMBERS OF ST. AUGUSTIN’S PARISHIONERS AGREED TO COVER A DEFICIT IN THE OPERATION OF ST. MARY’S MISSION UP TO $300. APPARENTLY, ST. MARY’S EXISTED BEFORE THIS DECISION, BUT IT IS UNKNOWN FOR HOW LONG. A FORMAL ORGANIZATION MEETING FOR ST. MARY’S MISSION WAS HELD ON APRIL 20. 1908. THE SEPARATE PARISH OF ST. MARY’S WAS ESTABLISHED ON FEBRUARY 1, 1910. THE “NEW” CHURCH WAS BUILT IN 1912, AND USED BY THE PARISH UNTIL IT CLOSED IN 2003. THE NORTH SIDE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP THEN RENTED THE BUILDING UNTIL 2006, WHEN THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD TO A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL. THERE WERE AT LEAST EIGHT RECTORS (PRIESTS) AT ST MARY’S BETWEEN 1910 AND 1944, INCLUDING SOME PERIODS OF TIME WHEN NO PRIEST WAS AVAILABLE (OR AFFORDABLE). IN 1944, ROBERT COWAN ARRIVED AND SERVED ST. MARY’S FOR THE NEXT 37 YEARS UNTIL 1981, A TERM UNPARALLELED IN THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CALGARY. IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT ST. MARY’S BECAME KNOWN HAS ST. MARY THE VIRGIN. CANON COWAN RETURNED TO ST MARY’S AS A PARISHIONER FOR A FEW YEARS LATER, AND REMAINED UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1999. MICHAEL EBSWORTH SERVED AS RECTOR FROM 1981 UNTIL 1994, WHEN HE RESIGNED DUE TO HEALTH REASONS. FATHER EBSWORTH REMAINED A RESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE, OFTEN SERVING AS A “VISITING” PRIEST, AND HE TOOK PART IN THE FINAL SERVICE AT ST. MARY’S HELD ON AUGUST 14, 2003. IN THE FINAL DECADE OF ST MARY’S EXISTENCE, FIVE OTHER PRIESTS SERVED THE PARISH, INCLUDING TWO FEMALE PRIESTS WHICH SOME FOUND SURPRISING DUE TO ST. MARY’S TRADITIONAL LITURGICAL PRACTICES. THE CHURCH CLOSED AND AMALGAMATED WITH THE ANGLICAN PARISH OF ST. AUGUSTINE. OTHER OBJECTS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIALS ASSOCIATED WITH ST. MARY'S OPERATION WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CALGARY. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE, ST MARY'S WAS THE LONGEST OPERATING OF ANY LETHBRIDGE CHURCH IN THE CURRENT PREMISES. FOR COMPLETE HISTORY SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060021001.
Catalogue Number
P20060021006
Acquisition Date
2006-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CHRISTENING CUP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19970100004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTENING CUP
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.7
Diameter
6.1
Description
BRASS CUP WITH AN ENGRAVED DESIGN ON THE FRONT WITH TREE BRANCHES AND BIRDS AROUND A SCROLL IN THE CENTRE MARKED WITH THE INITIALS "J.R.V.H." SMALL CUP IS STAMPED ON THE BOTTOM "WMFM". INSIDE OF CUP IS TARNISHED.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
"J.R.V.H." MATCHES THE INITIALS OF JACOBUS ROELOF VAN HAARLEM, WHO WAS BORN IN HOLLAND ON 02-09-1900, AND PASSED AWAY 07-19-1985. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE VAN HAARLEM FAMILY PLEASE SEE P19970100001-GA, AND THE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19970100004
Acquisition Date
1997-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ST. GEORGE "TURNBULL" FLAG
Date Range From
1906
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20060021002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ST. GEORGE "TURNBULL" FLAG
Date Range From
1906
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
167
Length
135
Width
68.5
Description
ST. GEORGE FLAG FEATURES A RD CROSS THAT EXTENDS OVER A WHT BACKGROUND. BACKGROUND YLLW WITH AGE. TWO HOLES ARE PRESENT ON FLAG. LABEL ON FLAG READS " J.J. TURNER & SONS LIMITED MANUFACTURERS PETERBOROUGH, ONT."
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
FLAG PREDATED MEMORIES OF PARISHIONERS PRIOR TO ST. MARY'S CHURCH'S CLOSURE. HOWEVER, AS ST. MARY'S SPENT MANY OF ITS EARLY YEARS AS A PARISH OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN CANADA, IT IS NOT SURPRISING THAT THE PARISH WOULD OWN A FLAG OF ENGLAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM. A PHOTO EXISTS SHOWING A UNION JACK BEING USED BY ST. MARY'S FOR WHAT APPEARS TO BE AN ORANGEMAN'S DAY PARADE. ST MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH BEGAN EARLY IN THE 1900S. THE EARLIEST ARCHIVAL RECORD IS A STATEMENT MADE IN JANUARY, 1906 THAT A GROUP OF PROMINENT MEMBERS OF ST. AUGUSTIN’S PARISHIONERS AGREED TO COVER A DEFICIT IN THE OPERATION OF ST. MARY’S MISSION UP TO $300. APPARENTLY, ST. MARY’S EXISTED BEFORE THIS DECISION, BUT IT IS UNKNOWN FOR HOW LONG. A FORMAL ORGANIZATION MEETING FOR ST. MARY’S MISSION WAS HELD ON APRIL 20. 1908. THE SEPARATE PARISH OF ST. MARY’S WAS ESTABLISHED ON FEBRUARY 1, 1910. THE “NEW” CHURCH WAS BUILT IN 1912, AND USED BY THE PARISH UNTIL IT CLOSED IN 2003. THE NORTH SIDE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP THEN RENTED THE BUILDING UNTIL 2006, WHEN THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD TO A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL. THERE WERE AT LEAST EIGHT RECTORS (PRIESTS) AT ST MARY’S BETWEEN 1910 AND 1944, INCLUDING SOME PERIODS OF TIME WHEN NO PRIEST WAS AVAILABLE (OR AFFORDABLE). IN 1944, ROBERT COWAN ARRIVED AND SERVED ST. MARY’S FOR THE NEXT 37 YEARS UNTIL 1981, A TERM UNPARALLELED IN THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CALGARY. IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT ST. MARY’S BECAME KNOWN HAS ST. MARY THE VIRGIN. CANON COWAN RETURNED TO ST MARY’S AS A PARISHIONER FOR A FEW YEARS LATER, AND REMAINED UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1999. MICHAEL EBSWORTH SERVED AS RECTOR FROM 1981 UNTIL 1994, WHEN HE RESIGNED DUE TO HEALTH REASONS. FATHER EBSWORTH REMAINED A RESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE, OFTEN SERVING AS A “VISITING” PRIEST, AND HE TOOK PART IN THE FINAL SERVICE AT ST. MARY’S HELD ON AUGUST 14, 2003. IN THE FINAL DECADE OF ST MARY’S EXISTENCE, FIVE OTHER PRIESTS SERVED THE PARISH, INCLUDING TWO FEMALE PRIESTS WHICH SOME FOUND SURPRISING DUE TO ST. MARY’S TRADITIONAL LITURGICAL PRACTICES. THE CHURCH CLOSED AND AMALGAMATED WITH THE ANGLICAN PARISH OF ST. AUGUSTINE. OTHER OBJECTS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIALS ASSOCIATED WITH ST. MARY'S OPERATION WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CALGARY. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE, ST MARY'S WAS THE LONGEST OPERATING OF ANY LETHBRIDGE CHURCH IN THE CURRENT PREMISES. FOR COMPLETE HISTORY SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060021001.
Catalogue Number
P20060021002
Acquisition Date
2006-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
W/ PETTICOAT
Date Range From
1897
Date Range To
1902
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20090017000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
W/ PETTICOAT
Date Range From
1897
Date Range To
1902
Materials
COTTON, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Length
95.0
Width
86.2
Description
WHITE COTTON AND LACE BAPTISMAL GOWN WITH PUFFED SLEEVES AND WHITE COTTON SLEEVELESS PETTICOAT WITH EYELET DETAIL - 2 PIECES. 1. CHRISTENING GOWN, WHITE COTTON, CUTWORK LACE AT CHEST AND ON BOTTOM HALF OF SKIRT, PUFFED SHORT SLEEVES, LONG SKIRT, FABRIC GATHERED BELOW CHEST, LACE DETAILS AT SLEEVES AND COLLAR. 95.0 CM LONG BY 86.2 CM WIDE. 2. PETTICOAT, WHITE COTTON, SLEEVELESS, HORIZONTAL BAND JUST BELOW CHEST, FABRIC GATHERED AT BOTTOM OF BAND, LONG SKIRT, FLOWER AND VINE PATTERNED CUTWORK ON BOTTOM PORTION AND FRILL OF SKIRT. 82.5 CM LONG BY 58.0 CM WIDE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR ELEANOR STANTON (NEE WATSON) AT TIME OF DONATION, SHE ACQUIRED THE GOWN IN JUNE 1996 IN KELOWNA, BC WHEN SHE WAS ATTENDING HER FATHER'S (FRANCIS "FRANK" HERBERT WATSON) FUNERAL. HER MOTHER THOUGHT SHE MIGHT APPRECIATE IT. THE DONOR'S MOTHER HAD PREVIOUSLY ACQUIRED IT FROM HER MOTHER (MARY ELIZABETH REED) IN 1935. STANTON'S MOTHER DID NOT USE THE GOWN AS HER CHILDREN WERE BAPTIZED LATER ON IN LIFE. AT THE TIME IT WAS STORED IN STAVE FALLS, B.C. (WHERE THE DONOR'S PARENTS LIVED). IT WAS STORED IN KELOWNA B.C. AFTER THE FAMILY MOVED THERE IN 1944. THE GOWN WAS PROCURED SOMETIME BETWEEN 1897 AND 1902. IT WOULD HAVE ORIGINALLY BEEN USED FOR STANTON'S FATHER (FRANK WATSON). WATSON WAS BORN NOVEMBER 12, 1900 IN LETHBRIDGE. THE WATSON FAMILY (GEORGE HERBERT WATSON AND MARY ELIZABETH WATSON [NEE REED]) ALSO HAD TWINS IN 1902, THEY DIED THE SAME YEAR (NAMED LIBBY MARIA AND AN UNNAMED BOY). THE WATSON FAMILY LEFT LETHBRIDGE IN 1917. THE DONOR DOES NOT BELIEVE THE GOWN WAS EVER USED BY ANYONE OTHER THAN FRANK WATSON. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE REED FAMILY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF JOB REED WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM AN ARTICLE ON THE REED FAMILY AND FARM FROM THE DECEMBER 30, 1985 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, REED'S DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT FROM 1906, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. JOB REED WAS BORN IN SOMERSETSHIRE, ENGLAND ON NOVEMBER 12, 1841. WHEN HE WAS 14, HIS FATHER DIED, LEAVING JOB THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROVIDING FOR HIMSELF AND HIS WIDOWED MOTHER. HE WORKED FOR THE BRITISH POSTAL SERVICE AND COMPLETED HIS TEACHING CERTIFICATION. HE MARRIED MARY ELIZABETH HOBBS IN 1869, AND IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1873, MOVING FROM NEW ORLEANS TO TEXAS AND THEN PENNSYLVANIA, WHERE REED OBTAINED A DEGREE IN MEDICINE. THE COUPLE RETURNED TO ENGLAND, BUT REED'S MEDICAL TRAINING WAS NOT RECOGNIZED THERE, AND IN 1882 THEY CROSSED THE ATLANTIC AGAIN, MOVING WEST ACROSS CANADA IN STAGES, FINALLY ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1886. THE FAMILY HAD SEVEN CHILDREN: RICHARD, HENRY, ELIZABETH (WHO MARRIED GEORGE HERBERT WATSON), JOB JUNIOR (KNOWN AS BUDD), GEORGE, ANNIE, AND ELLA. REED PURCHASED TWO LOTS ON WHAT IS NOW 6TH AVENUE SOUTH. THE FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED A MARKET GARDEN ON THE PROPERY, AND BUILT A STONE DUPLEX THAT STILL STANDS ON THE 1200 BLOCK OF 6TH AVENUE. REED WORKED AS A COAL MINER TO EARN MORE MONEY TOWARDS INVESTING IN FURTHER LAND, AND RAISED PIGS WITH SCRAP FOOD FROM THE NEARBY RCMP BARRACKS. IN 1901, REED PURCHASED 2.5 SECTIONS OF LAND NEAR PRESENT-DAY GRANUM WITH HIS FOUR SONS AND ONE SON-IN-LAW; HIS SON BILLY LATER TOOK OVER THIS RANCH. REED WAS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN LETHBRIDGE AND A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD. IN EARLY 1906, HE PURCHASED EDGEHILL FARM, NEAR SIX MILE COULEE, BUT HE DIED LATER THAT YEAR ON APRIL 25. MARY REED LIVED AT THE FARM FOR YEARS AFTERWARD, AND DIED IN KELOWNA, B.C. IN 1932 AT HOME OF ONE OF HER SONS. BOTH JOB AND MARY REED ARE BURIED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY IN LETHBRIDGE. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980031006 FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, AND PERMANENT FILE P19920001001 FOR RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY AIMEE VIEL FOR A GALT MUSUEM EXHIBIT ON THE REED FAMILY..
Catalogue Number
P20090017000
Acquisition Date
2009-06
Collection
Museum
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LIGHT|FIXTURE, CEILING

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Other Name
SANCTUARY LIGHT
Date Range From
1908
Date Range To
1912
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P20060021008
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SANCTUARY LIGHT
Date Range From
1908
Date Range To
1912
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
4
Height
82
Diameter
26
Description
CAST IRON SANCTUARY LIGHT WITH CIRCULAR BASE WHICH EXTEND TO FEATURE A IRON CROSS. ATTACHED TO BASE IS THREE CHAINS WITH A CIRCULAR HANGING RING AT TOP. GLASS CANDLE HOLDER SETS INTO THE BASE WITH GLASS LID AND METAL SPIRAL CANDLE BASE. (4 PCE)
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
SANCTUARY OR TABERNACLE LIGHT WAS USED AT THE ST. MARY'S CHURCH. ST. MARY THE VIRGIN WAS ON THE HIGH CHURCH END OF THE ANGLICAN SPECTRUM, AND THE RESERVED SACRAMENT (CONSECRATED BREAD AND WINE) WAS STORED IN THE CHURCH IN A CONTAINER KNOWN AS A PYX. TO INDICATE THAT THE RESERVED SACRAMENT WAS PRESENT, A WHITE CANDLE REMAINED LIT IN THE SANCTUARY LAMP. BOTH THE PYX , LAMP AND HARDWARE WERE MADE BY BARRY TALBOTT. IN 1959 THE CHURCH ORGAN WAS GIVEN IN MEMORY OF FLIGHT OFFICER BARRY JOHN TALBOTT, RCAF (1932-1958). BARRY'S MOTHER VIRGINIA TALBOTT, WHOSE MAIDEN NAME WAS DANIELS, GREW UP IN A BIG HOUSE ON THE JAIL ROAD. BARRY TALBOTT'S SISTER, SHEILA NILES, WAS A WELL KNOWN TEXTILES ARTIST IN MILLARVILLE, SOUTH OF CALGARY. ST MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH BEGAN EARLY IN THE 1900S. THE EARLIEST ARCHIVAL RECORD IS A STATEMENT MADE IN JANUARY, 1906 THAT A GROUP OF PROMINENT MEMBERS OF ST. AUGUSTIN’S PARISHIONERS AGREED TO COVER A DEFICIT IN THE OPERATION OF ST. MARY’S MISSION UP TO $300. APPARENTLY, ST. MARY’S EXISTED BEFORE THIS DECISION, BUT IT IS UNKNOWN FOR HOW LONG. A FORMAL ORGANIZATION MEETING FOR ST. MARY’S MISSION WAS HELD ON APRIL 20. 1908. THE SEPARATE PARISH OF ST. MARY’S WAS ESTABLISHED ON FEBRUARY 1, 1910. THE “NEW” CHURCH WAS BUILT IN 1912, AND USED BY THE PARISH UNTIL IT CLOSED IN 2003. THE NORTH SIDE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP THEN RENTED THE BUILDING UNTIL 2006, WHEN THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD TO A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL. THERE WERE AT LEAST EIGHT RECTORS (PRIESTS) AT ST MARY’S BETWEEN 1910 AND 1944, INCLUDING SOME PERIODS OF TIME WHEN NO PRIEST WAS AVAILABLE (OR AFFORDABLE). IN 1944, ROBERT COWAN ARRIVED AND SERVED ST. MARY’S FOR THE NEXT 37 YEARS UNTIL 1981, A TERM UNPARALLELED IN THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CALGARY. IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT ST. MARY’S BECAME KNOWN HAS ST. MARY THE VIRGIN. CANON COWAN RETURNED TO ST MARY’S AS A PARISHIONER FOR A FEW YEARS LATER, AND REMAINED UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1999. MICHAEL EBSWORTH SERVED AS RECTOR FROM 1981 UNTIL 1994, WHEN HE RESIGNED DUE TO HEALTH REASONS. FATHER EBSWORTH REMAINED A RESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE, OFTEN SERVING AS A “VISITING” PRIEST, AND HE TOOK PART IN THE FINAL SERVICE AT ST. MARY’S HELD ON AUGUST 14, 2003. IN THE FINAL DECADE OF ST MARY’S EXISTENCE, FIVE OTHER PRIESTS SERVED THE PARISH, INCLUDING TWO FEMALE PRIESTS WHICH SOME FOUND SURPRISING DUE TO ST. MARY’S TRADITIONAL LITURGICAL PRACTICES. THE CHURCH CLOSED AND AMALGAMATED WITH THE ANGLICAN PARISH OF ST. AUGUSTINE. OTHER OBJECTS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIALS ASSOCIATED WITH ST. MARY'S OPERATION WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CALGARY. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE, ST MARY'S WAS THE LONGEST OPERATING OF ANY LETHBRIDGE CHURCH IN THE CURRENT PREMISES. FOR COMPLETE HISTORY SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060021001. UPDATE: ON 10 SEPTEMBER 2013, MUSEUM CURATOR WENDY AITKENS WAS INTERESTED TO KNOW THE FUNCTION AND PURPOSE OF THE LAMP’S SPRING AND DOUGHNUT-SHAPED DISH COMPONENTS. FORMER ST. MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH PASTOR MICHAEL EBSWORTH RESPONDED WITH THE FOLLOWING ANSWER IN AN EMAIL TO COLLECTIONS STAFF: “THE SPRING GOES INTO THE BOTTOM OF THE TALL GLASS VESSEL THAT IS WITHIN THE LAMP STRUCTURE ITSELF. AN 8-DAY CANDLE (A TALL CANDLE CAST IN A GLASS JAR MADE ESPECIALLY FOR LAMPS SUCH AS THIS) IS THEN PLACED INTO THE GLASS OUTER VESSEL, THE SPRING SERVING TO PROTECT THE OUTER VESSEL FROM BREAKING, EITHER THROUGH ROUGH HANDLING OR THROUGH HEAT TRANSFER. THE SMALL DISH-LIKE GLASS ELEMENT IS THEN PLACE ATOP THE LARGE GLASS VESSEL AND PROVIDES A KIND OF CHIMNEY AND DRAFT-GUARD FOR THE BURNING CANDLE WITHIN. IF YOU WANT THE DISPLAY TO BE COMPLETE GET ONE OF THE 8-DAY CANDLES EITHER FROM ST AUGUSTINE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH OR FROM A LOCAL ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH, OR FROM MOST CHURCH SUPPLY STORES.”
Catalogue Number
P20060021008
Acquisition Date
2006-08
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19693805000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
OAK, FELT
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.2
Diameter
27.3
Description
FELT LINING ON INSIDE OF OAK PLATE. BROWN FELT SLIGHTLY STAINED.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
Catalogue Number
P19693805000
Acquisition Date
1969-04
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
REPLICA MATSU STATUE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1899
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20010099015
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REPLICA MATSU STATUE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1899
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
18.0
Diameter
6.4
Description
CARVED OUT OF A SINGLE PIECE OF WOOD. THE OUTSIDE OF THE STATUE IS ENGRAVED WITH AN INTRICATE SEASCAPE. ONE HALF OF THE STATUE OPENS UP (TWO QUARTERS) TO SHOW AN EXTREMELY INTRICATE THREE DIMENSIONAL RELIEF OF THE GODESS MATSU AS WELL AS HER TWO BODY GUARDS FLANKING HER ON EITHER SIDE. ONE HAS HIS HAND UP TO EYES AS IF LOOKING INTO DISTANCE, THE OTHER, USING HIS HAND TO AMPLIFY SOUND AT LEFT EAR. ENGRAVED AROUND THIS INTERIOR RELIEF, ARE CHINESE CHARACTERS. THE WOOD IS NOT VARNISHED, OR PAINTED. THE STATUE IS CONTAINED INSIDE A RED BOX THAT IS TIED SHUT WITH TWO RIBBONS. THE DIMENSIONS OF THE BOX, ARE HEIGHT- 8.4CM LENGTH- 21.0CM, WIDTH- 9.4 CM.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
POLITICS
History
THIS REPLICA OF THE STATUE OF MATSU LOCATED IN TAINAN CITY TAIWAN, WAS CARVED OUT OF A SINGLE BLOCK OF WOOD SOMETIME DURING THE 19TH CENTURY. THIS ARTIFACT WAS ORIGINALLY CREATED AS A REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL MATSU STATUE. MAYOR CARPENTER (1986-2001) HELPED CARRY ON HIS SECOND TRIP TO TAIWAN DURING THE 377TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RETURN OF MATSU - THE GODDESS OF THE SEA. IT IS EXTREMELY RARE WITH ONLY 5 OR 6 IN THE WORLD. FOR BELIEVERS OF THE BUDDHIST OR TAOIST FAITH, THIS ARTIFACT IS PRICELESS. THIS PRICE WAS QUOTED TO MAYOR CARPENTER UPON IT BEING GIVEN TO HIM. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THIS ARTIFACT WAS GIVEN TO A CIVILIAN. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TRIP TO TAIWAN, SEE P20010099001. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099015
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
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