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Attendance Books

  • UWA WC-1
  • Series
  • 1891 - 1917

Series consists of four ledgers detailing student enrollment in Wesley College courses, including different combinations of student name and address, dates of entrance or completion, standing, and attendance.

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Dismissals of Professors Bland, Parry, and Smith

  • UWA WC-10
  • Series
  • 1970

File consists of records compiled concerning three controversial dismissals of professors by Wesley College: Dr. S.G. Bland in 1917, Dr. T.J. Parry in 1922, and Dr. W.G. Smith in 1922. Bland was dismissed for financial constraints; Parry was dismissed because Principal Riddell found his work unsatisfactory; Smith was dismissed due to a purported combination of usurping Principal Riddell's authority and spreading radical religious opinions. The first two cases were investigated by the Methodist Church, since the men also were Ministers and had been hired to teach Theology subjects. Dr. Smith was invited from Toronto to teach Sociology and his case was taken to court. The documents include official reports, notes, memos, and correspondence. Series is arranged into seven files -- the first two are for Bland and Parry, respectively, while the remaining 5 are for Smith. Bland's file contains a biographical paper written on in 1970. Smith's files are divided by the type of document, including two trial transcriptions.

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Personal Files of Dr. Riddell's Office

  • UWA WC-11
  • Series
  • 1931 - 1935

Series consists of documents compiled by Dr. Riddell, Principal of Wesley College, related to students entering the ministry: including correspondence with various Methodist Conferences regarding the placement of the candidates; minutes of faculty meetings about potential students; letters of reference supporting applications to the ministry; letters of application from the students themselves; and biographical sketches of candidates. Series is arranged into three files: correspondence with Conferences, faculty minutes, and applications, respectively.

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Incorporation of Wesley College: Literature and Correspondence

  • UWA WC-12
  • Series
  • 1916 - 1938

Series consists of several documents related to the corporate status of Wesley College within the University of Manitoba. Includes text of the 1916 Wesley College Charter, a 1919 petition to revise the Charter, brief biographies of two Methodist Church men, and a copy of the 1938 Bill that created United College.

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Sarah M. West Estate

  • UWA WC-14
  • Series
  • 1938 - 1942

Series consists of legal documents and correspondence related to the estate and will of Sarah M. West, 1852-1938, who bequeathed $5,000 to Wesley College. Series is arranged into two files. The first contains correspondence between Wesley College (United College after 1938) and the estate's executor, Northern Trusts Company, concerning its execution; as well as a summary and copy of the will itself. The second contains correspondence, primarily between United College and Northern Trusts Company and Victoria College, respectively, concerning a legal dispute over the distribution of the estate's funds.

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J.H. Ashdown Will

  • UWA WC-15
  • Series
  • 1924 - 1941

Series consists of legal documents, correspondence, and minutes related to the estate and will of James Henry Ashdown, 1844-1924, of whom Manitoba College and Wesley College were beneficiaries. Series is arranged into two files. The first contains correspondence between Wesley College and the will's executors at The Northern Trusts Company; copies and details of the will itself; and minutes of meetings held between the executors and the Principals of Wesley, Manitoba, and St. John's Colleges, concerning the dispensation of the will's funds. The second file contains correspondence between Wesley and Manitoba Colleges and The Northern Trusts Company, and minutes of meetings between the same, concerning the dispensation of funds designated for religious and educational purposes through the Colleges.

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Student-Administration Affairs

  • UWA WC-16
  • Series
  • 1904

Series consists of records in two cases of dispute between the student body and the administration of Wesley College. The bulk of the records are a series of correspondence concerning a disagreement between W.H. Douglas, a student in residence, and Principal Sparling; Mr. Douglas was defended by the student body, and the dispute came to a hearing whose transcript is included. There is also correspondence related to a petition given by the Student Representative Council in 1904 to install a telephone in the residence.

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Correspondence of Dr. William J. Rose, Secretary to the Board of Wesley College

  • UWA WC-17
  • Series
  • 1910 - 1915

Series consists of records kept by Dr. William J. Rose as Secretary to the Board of Wesley College. Includes College financial records and several pages of notes regarding the formation of the United Church and revisions to the College's Bachelor of Divinity course.

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Library Registers

  • UWA WC-2
  • Series
  • 1900 - 1921

Series consists of records of the Wesley College Library, including records of circulation, acquisition registers, catalogues and inventories of holdings, and corresopndence of the Librarian.

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Miscellaneous Financial Reports

  • UWA WC-20
  • Series
  • 1917 - 1940

Series consists of several different financial records of Wesley College and United College, primarily the former. Includes tenders for construction, property leases, annual lists of expenditures for building furnishings and maintenance, wages and salaries, equipment purchases, insurance, and correspondence related to enrolment and professor salaries. Series is arranged into four files: the first three files have no distinct order, and the fourth file primarily concerns professor salaries, enrolment, and the College Board.

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