Emil and Lynette Hain:

An Inventory of Their Glass slides and Papers at the University of Mantioba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Brenna McGregor and Andrea Martin
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(July 2010)

Finding aid encoded by Brenna McGregor and Andrea Martin (July 2010, November 2010)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Mantioba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Creator:
Emil and Lynette Hain

Title:
Emil and Lynette Hain Fonds

Dates:
1899-1927

Quantity:
0.06m of textual records -- 1 film reel --31 negatives -- 74 glass lantern slides

Identification:
PC 291 (A. 10-23)

English

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Biography of Emil and Lynette Hain

Reverend Thomas Featherstone Watson was born the son of a master brick builder in England in 1863 (d.1927). Watson belonged to a family of fourteen, none of whom supported his decision to enter the ministry. Rev. Watson served as a missionary in the Transvaal region of South Africa in the late nineteenth century. In 1895 Jane Ridley Coatsworth (1869-1964) travelled from London to Pretoria, South Africa to marry Watson, who had been acquainted with her family for a number of years.

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During his time in South Africa, Rev. Watson faithfully documented mission work being undertaken in the Transvaal region prior to the onset of the Boer War in 1899. On the eve of the Second Boer War Rev. Watson and his wife, who was pregnant at the time, left South Africa to return to England. In the 1920s, Rev. and Mrs. Watson moved to New Zealand to raise their family; they spent the reminder of their lives in Paraparaumu, and Wellington, New Zealand.

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Emil Hain was born in 1935 in Caliento, Manitoba. He moved with his family to Rivers, Manitoba in the 1940s where he attended elementary and high school. Hain graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1959 with a degree in Civil Engineering. During his time at university Hain was part of the first international chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity (TKE), the Zeta Iota chapter. In his final year Hain served as a senior representative on the University of Manitoba Student's Union. In 1978 Hain married Lynette Tripney the granddaughter of Rev. Watson, (b. 1940 in New Zealand); she immigrated to Canada in the 1970s. In 2005 Emil and Lynette Hain established the Bereziuk-Kushniryk Archival Endowment Fund at the University of Manitoba which will be used to support the collection and maintenance of archival material relating to Ukrainian history.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Emil and Lynette Hain fonds consists of textual records, such as letters, handwritten lecture notes, a program advertising the Rev. Riddette’s slide show, and a typewritten communication service in the Native language of the Transvaal region. The fonds also contains negatives, and a collection of glass lantern slides and created by Rev. Thomas Watson which document the missionary work being undertaken in the Transvaal region of South Africa prior to the onset of the Boer War. Rev. Watson created the glass lantern slides from his original negatives and used them as the basis of his lecture tour titled "The Boers: Their Country, their Ways, their Neighbours, and their War." It is likely that Rev. Watson purchased additional glass lantern slides from Rev. J.H. Riddette’s slide show to supplement his own collection. Emil Hain donated two Brooke High School yearbooks from 1953 and 1954 (Rivers, Manitoba). The collection also contains one film reel and a program documenting the 1958 installation banquet for the Zeta Iota chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Manitoba, as well as a 1958 copy of the Fraternity magazine (Teke Life) which talks about the fraternity at the University of Manitoba.

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on this material.

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material.

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Custodial History

This collection was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Emil and Lynette Hain in 2010. Lynette Hain is Rev. Thomas Watson’s granddaughter.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

PC 291, (A.10-23) [ 1899-1927 ]
BoxFolder
11 Biographical Information: History of Coatsworth-Watson Family; and a Visit to Pilgrim’s Rest, Transvaal
2 Letters, Thomas Watson to Jane Coatsworth, re: Work in South Africa 1892
3 Letters, Jane Coatsworth’s Mother to Jane, 1894
4 Letters, Thomas Watson to Jane Coatsworth re: Marriage, 1894
5 Letters, Thomas Watson to Jane Coatsworth, Life in South Africa 1895
6 Letters, Thomas Watson to Coatsworth Family, 1896; and Thomas Watson to Jane Coatsworth, 1896
7 Letters, Jane Coatsworth to Emma Coatsworth (sister) re: Malaria Fever, 1898
8 Letters, Thomas Watson to Jane Watson re: Discussion of War and Preparation to Leave in Haste, 1899
9 Yearbooks from Brooke High School, Teke Life Magazine, TKE Installation Banquet Program, Biographies of Emil and Lynette Hain, 1953-1958
10 Graphic Materials, Negatives, 1899-1902
11 Graphic Materials, Lecture Notes, and War Slides Pamphlet, [1906]
12 Graphic Materials [?], Methodist Church Documents, [ 1897, [189-?] ]
13 Photographs, Mr. and Mrs. T.F Watson, Eulogy from T.F. Watson’s funeral, 1895, 1910, 1927
14 Moving Image and Still Image Materials:
  • Photograph of Rev. Thomas Featherstone and Family
  • 8 mm film: University of Manitoba fraternity

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