James Arthur McLachlan fonds


James Arthur McLachlan (1855-1903) was a Methodist missionary to Western Canada. Born in Aylmer, Ontario, he was ordained in 1879 and that same year was posted at the Methodist Indian Mission in Victoria, B.C. In 1891, he was transferred to Berens River Mission, Man. He drowned in a boating accident on Lake Winnipeg in 1903. He was married to Sarah E. McLachlan and had one daughter, Madeline.

The fonds consists of one photo album entitled Berens River Mission, ca. 1891-1903.

Images include: Mr. McLachlan's sailboat with Madeline McLachlan -- Berens River mission house -- Madeline McLachlan, Mrs. McLachlan, Mr. McLachlan -- Hudson's Bay Company and pier, Berens River -- School house surrounded by treaty tents -- Government survey boat Indian home -- Indian unloading flour from steamer -- Second church -- Grave of Rev. J.A. McLachlan at Berens River -- First church -- Rapids at Berens River -- Wild rice -- Chief Jacob Berens and councillors -- Wm. Boucher, last survivor of Franklin expedition -- Indian homes -- Indian boat -- Birchbark canoe -- Chief Jacob Berens making a portage -- Camp scenes -- Indian cradle -- Treaty party leaving for Little Grand Rapids -- Dogs Head, Lake Winnipeg -- Lobstick in honour of some official -- Work boat -- Chief Jacob Berens & his wife.

Some items in James Arthur McLachlan fonds