Collection 46 - Ewen MacLeod collection

Group photograph outside of St. George's Residential School Group photograph outside of St. George's Residential School Group photograph outside of St. George's Residential School

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Ewen MacLeod collection

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  • Digitized 2011 (originally created June 1927) (Creation)
    Ewen MacLeod

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3 photographs (tiff) : b&w ; 7 x 11.5 cm

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(1881 - 1931)

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Ewen MacLeod was born in Scotland in 1881 and immigrated to Canada around 1903. After getting married in 1911 and working for the BC Provincial Police in Clayoquot, BC, he moved with his family to Lytton, BC in 1915 to work as a Farm Instructor and Indian Constable. Around 1920 he was promoted to Indian Agent for the Lytton area, a post he occupied until his death in a car accident on September 27, 1931.

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The collection consists of three photographs of St. George’s Residential School in Lytton, BC.

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Donated by Fred Witzel in May 2009.


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Originals held by the Lytton Museum and Archives. Following appraisal in February 2011, it was decided to transfer these photos and the photo albums and textual records that were donated with them to the custody of the Lytton Museum and Archives due to their relevance to the Lytton area.

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Copied from MemoryBC by Katie Ferrante on 18 November 2015. Digital photographs uploaded and described by Alexandra Alisauskas on 8 January 2019.

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