Mathilda Wilkings worked at various residential schools as a laundry or housekeeping matron, including St. John's Indian Residential School, Chapleau, Ont. (1923-1924); St. Cyprian's Indian Residential School, Peigan Reserve (Brocket, Alta.) (1925-1926); and Gordon's Indian Residential School, Gordon's Reserve (Punnichy, Sask.) (1926-1927). She appears to have either visited or collected photos of other residenital schools as well, such as Hay River and Sioux Lookout.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a photo album containing 207 images created or collected by Mathilda Wilkings while she worked in residential schools. The album is entitled, Snap Shot Album.
Photographs include images taken at various residential schools including, St. John's Indian Residential School, Chapleau, Ont. (1923-1924); St. Cyprian's Indian Residential School, Peigan Reserve (Brocket, Alta.); Gordon's Indian Residential School, Gordon's Reserve (Punnichy, Sask.); Pelican Lake Indian Residential School (Sioux Lookout, Ont.); and St. Peter's Indian Residential School (Hay River, N.W.T.).
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds
Photo consists of Bishop Dewdney standing outside the school with two clergymen and six young girl students wearing the school uniform. One of the clergymen looks like the principal, the Rev. J.F.J. Marshall.
Photo consists of Jane Simpson posing with a group of young boys. Boys numbered and listed on the back.
Verso says: 1. Samuel Lac Seul - my smallest; 2. Andrew Matchekewis - my laziest; 3. George Animo - my most mischievious; 4. Albert Wesley - my quietest; 5. Frank Keesicks - my most delicate; 6. James Banatyne - my prettiest; and 7. Thoma Wapoose - my sweetest little boys. Just a brief description of my youngest family.