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Reverend George Forbes Catholic Church (B.C.) history collection
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Catholic Church (B .C.) history collection
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- Forbes, Reverend George, O.M.I., collector
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53 cm of textual and graphic records
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Reverend George Forbes, O.M.I. was a Roman Catholic priest who acted on behalf of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (B .C .) . He was born in Farnham, Quebec on March 29, 1898 . After completing his highschool education in Edmonton, Alberta, Forbes undertook religious studies at various institutions in Ontario and Alberta, and was ultimately ordained in Edmonton on December 17, 1921 . Forbes then held positions at schools in Edmonton (1922-1928) and Kamloops, British Columbia (1928-1930), and as principal of native schools in Williams Lake (1930-1938), Kakawis (1938-1941), and Cranbrook (1941-1942). He subsequently was a priest at the parish in Powell River, British Columbia (1945-1946), and at St. Augustine's in Vancouver, British Columbia (1946-1955), St. Joseph's in Ottawa (1955-1956), and St. Joseph's in Saskatoon (1956-1957). From 1957 until his death in 1969, Forbes was interested in the history of the Roman Catholic Church and the Oblate fathers in British Columbia, and collected information to support his research and writings on these subjects.
The majority of records were created or collected by Forbes in the late 1950s and 1960s, when he was at St. Peter's Rectory in New Westminster, B.C. Some books were originally donated with the collection.
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The collection consists of correspondence, writings, sermons, manuscripts, subject files, scrapbooks, and other material which document the history of the Roman Catholic Church and its priests in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon.
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Some of the material is written in French.
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No restrictions on access.
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No further accruals expected.