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Jessie & Robert Holmes fonds
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A Christening

Present at the christening of an Indigenous child are Robert Holmes, Archdeacon Robins, Bishop George Holmes and Canon Smith. Jessie Holmes, the child, and a relative are in the front row. The picture is taken beside a Hudson Bay boat.

Christ Church Mission

A wintery walk on the road past Christ Church Mission at Shaftsbury near Peace River. Back of picture reads: Old Nookom would walk every Sunday to Church 5 miles. Many years ago when going to church she was met by a bear. Nookom climbed up a tree and the bear climbed up after her as far as he could and chewed her heel off. I have seen her foot. Ever after she always carried a knife in her belt.

Dress-up Affair

Mrs. Frewer, Mr. Yeates, Mrs. Burness, George Holmes, Miss Fishborne, Mr. Burness, Mrs. Yeates, Dr. Carlisle dressed up for a fun event.

George and Eunice Holmes

George and Eunice Holmes, children of Robert and Jessie Holmes, at St. Peter’s Mission on Lesser Slave Lake in 1904. Eunice is in a traditional Indigenous moss bag.

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