Fonds MS-132 - Gerald M. Hutchinson fonds

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Gerald M. Hutchinson fonds

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CA EDM MS-132

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  • 1974 (Creation)
    Creator
    Hutchinson, Gerald M.

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0.5 cm of textual records. - 1 photograph

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(1914-2015)

Biographical history

Gerald M. Hutchinson was born 23 Mar 1914 to Barbara and Lew Hutchinson. He grew up on a farm in Duhamel, Alberta
Gerald married Miriam ? in 1943 and they had three children, Ken, Beth and Rob. Gerald completed his divinity degree in 1943. He was ordained into the United Church of Canada. He went on to a long career at the provincial and national levels of the United Church, including congregations in Telfordvillle, Edinburgh, Edson, Grande Prairie and Grenada. Gerald and Miriam retired to Pigeon Lake, Alberta.

Gerald developed a keen interest in history, specializing in research relating to early Methodist missionary work in western Rupert's Land (now Alberta), including the work of Robert Terrill Rundle. His research was published in several papers and books. He was instrumental in the establishment and development of Rundle’s Mission in Pigeon Lake, where he was the Executive Director for many years.
Gerald M. Hutchinson died 14 Apr 2015.

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Scope and content

This fonds consists of notes and articles prepared by G.M. Hutchinson relating to the work of Robert Rundle, who was one of a small group of missionaries who were sent to Canada by the Wesleyans (Methodists) in England in 1840. Rundle was the first Protestant missionary to reach the area which is now Alberta. His first headquarters was Fort Edmonton from where he traveled as far as Rocky Mountain House, the Bow River near the future site of Banff, and Beaver Lake. Shortly before he left Canada in 1848 he established a mission at Pigeon Lake, now known as the Rundle Mission.
The material was used in research for Rundle House at Fort Edmonton Park.
The fonds also includes a photograph of Rev. Robert Rundle and his bride, Mary Wolverson.
Item List:

  • memorandum re: marriages performed by Rundle in Saskatchewan District; includes a list of 7 marriages Rundle performed at Edmonton House 1841-1848, n.d.
  • historical article, “The Rev. Robert Terrill Rundle at Fort Edmonton”, by G.M. Hutchinson, July, 1974
  • address, “The British (Wesleyan) Mission to North America, 1840-1854”, by G.M. Hutchinson, October 2, 1974.
    The records include references to: Phroisine Brabon, Ephriam Evans, Hugh Frazer, Antione Gouin, Francoise Gouin, Margaret Harriott, Paul Kane, Paul Kane Jr., Rev. William Mason, Peter Ogden, Antione Osee, Judie Osee, Jean Baptiste Pauldit, Jean Baptiste Raymond, John Rowand, John Rowand. Mary Wolverson Rundle, Rev. Robert Terrill Rundle, See-Seel, Sir George Simpson, Angelique Tessier, Father Thybeault, Elizabeth Ward, George Ward and the Wesleyan Missionary Society.

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Rev. Gerald M. Hutchinson in 1974.

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The photograph was assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-210.

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  • English

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Photograph has been described at the item level and is available in the Reference Room

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Accession Numbers: A74-63, A74-113

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City of Edmonton Archives

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  • Box: MS Room
  • Box: Library