Fonds AM225 - Charles Montgomery Tate fonds

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Charles Montgomery Tate fonds

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1 folder of textual records, 44 photographs

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The Reverend Charles Montgomery Tate (1832-1933) was a Methodist minister who was involved in work with the First Nations of the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island.
He was born in Northumberland, and arrived in Victoria, intending to go to the Cariboo gold fields. Instead, he went to Nanaimo and taught English to the Native Indians of the area. In 1879 he was ordained at the first Methodist Conference in Victoria. He went on to publish portions of the Scriptures in Chinook, and established the Coqualeetza Residential School in Sardis. He retired in Victoria in 1910.

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Fonds consists of an autobiography of Tate entitled "Life and Missionary Activities of Rev. Charles Montgomery Tate"; an address prepared by J.S. Matthews for the unveiling of a bronze tablet in honour of Rev. Tate at St. Andrews Wesley Church; and an album of photographs produced by Tate, including photographs of sites in England and of Native Indian groups and individuals from the Fraser Valley, the Coast of B.C., and from Vancouver Island.

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The autobiography was copied by the Archives at an unknown date from an original sold to the Provincial Archives of B.C. Other materials were donated to the Archives by an unknown individual at an unknown date.


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See also the subject file on Rev. Tate in the Major Matthews collection (Add. MSS. 54).

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