Collection yuk-695 - Salvation Army collection

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Salvation Army collection

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yuk yuk-695

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  • Copied before 1996 (originally created 1898-1995) (Creation)
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    Salvation Army

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.05 m of textual records

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The Salvation Army came to Canada in 1882 and to the Yukon in 1898. Seven members left Eastern Canada to set up quarter in a log cabin to serve the Klondike gold fields. They abandoned their quarters in 1910, after the heyday of the gold rush, but the Salvation Army returned to Yukon in 1977. Function: The Salvation Army is dedicated to the physical and spiritual reclamation of lost humanity through operating men's hostels, women's shelters and farm colonies.

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The collection consists of photocopies of material concerning the Salvation Army in the Yukon, and newspaper articles from "The War Cry" which recount the history of the Salvation Army in the Yukon. The photocopies are of photographs, Ensign Rebecca Ellery's diary (1898-1900), the broadcast of "The Hallelujah Trail of '98" (1975), a biography of General Evangeline Booth, by P.W. Wilson; correspondence, and newspaper articles.

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Reproduction or publication of the material in COR 1029 requires the credit line: The Salvation Army Heritage Centre/Archives.

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