Fonds - George H. Raley fonds

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George H. Raley fonds

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    • 1893-1954 (Creation)
      Raley, George Henry, 1863 or 1864-1958

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    3 cm of textual records

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    (1863 or 1864-1958)

    Biographical history

    George Henry Raley was born in England in 1864. Ordained as a Methodist minister, he arrived in Kitimat (Kitamaat) in 1893 to set up a mission there. He transferred to Port Simpson in 1906 before assuming the duties of principal at the Coqualeetza Institute (Indian School) in Sardis from 1914 to 1945. He conducted extensive research into totem poles, Indian crafts and the Kitimat Indian language. He died in Vancouver.

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    The records were probably passed on to Robert Scott at around the time of Raley's death, and were transferred to the archives as part of R.C. Scott's papers. Although Scott appears to have kept Raley's records separate from his own, they are physically arranged with the R.C. Scott fonds.

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    Fonds consists of a single series: Vital records (1893-1954). Some of the records are written on the reverse side of pages from a draft essay on Indigenous arts and industry.

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    Records were received as part of a donation of R.C. Scott's records. Although the donation is undocumented, they were likely were received from Eunice Scott prior to her death in 1980.


    Although R.C. Scott appears to have kept Raley’s records separate from his own, they are physically arranged with the R.C. Scott fonds to preserve original order

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    • English

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      Geroge Henry Raley fonds, BC Archives

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      No further accruals expected

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      BCAUL control number: UCCBC-92

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      Revised August 22, 2014
      Revised December 15, 2021

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      • English

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