Fonds PR3961 - A. C. Garrioch fonds

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A. C. Garrioch fonds

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    • 1889-1890 (Creation)

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    Biographical history

    Alfred Campbell Garrioch was born at Kildonan, now located in present day-Winnipeg, on 20 February 1848, of Indigenous and settler ancestry. He studied theology at St. John’s College during the Red River Resistance of 1869-1870, and negotiated with Louis Riel for safe passage for his brother, one of the Portage la Prairie party that attempted to free prisoners in February 1870 and ended up prisoners of the Métis. He was later ordained as an Anglican priest, serving in the Peace River area and then in Manitoba. While in England in 1885, he published several translations into the Beaver language, as well as an English-Beaver and Cree dictionary. After retiring in 1905, he wrote a number of autobiographical works, including First Furrows (1923) and The Correction Line (1933).

    He and wife Agnes Bertha Crabbe (1864-1947) had twelve children, and he died at his Winnipeg home, on 2 December 1934. Garrioch Avenue (in Winnipeg) was named after him in 1950.

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    These records were gifted by A.C. Garrioch’s daughter, Verena Garrioch, to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1978.

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    The fonds contains a Cree Almanack written by Rev. A. C. Garrioch in 1889, and an 1890 letter from Garrioch concerning his missionary work. The almanac includes the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments written in syllabics.

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