MSS SC 173
Title: Margaret Wilson Ireland fonds
Extent: 0.5 cm of textual records
Biographical Sketch: Margaret Wilson Ireland was
a former resident of Medicine Hat, NWT. The education department
in Medicine Hat was part of the North-West Territories until the
provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta were created out of the Territories
in 1905. Although the first schools in Alberta were founded by Catholic
and Protestant missionaries in the mid-nineteenth century, the North-West
Territories School Ordinance of 1884 established a dual confessional
system of Catholic and Protestant schooling based on the Quebec
Custodial History: Pamela Whitehead donated the
fonds to Archives & Special Collections in April 1999. The fonds
originally belonged to the donor's sister, Margaret Wilson Ireland.
Fonds was labeled as the North-West Territories Education fonds
until March 2002.
Scope and Content: The fonds consists of two North-West
Territories Public School Leaving Examinations booklets from June
1897 and June 1898. A photocopy of a group photograph including
Mrs. Ireland and her father Thomas, owner of the local brewery,
is also included.
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this
Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.