Emil and Lynette Hain fonds

Call Number: Pc 291 (A.10-23)

Title: Emil and Lynette Hain fonds.

Dates: 1899-1906.

Extent: 74 glass slides and other material.

Biographical sketch:

Custodial history:  The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Emil and Lynette Hain in 2010. 

Scope and content: The Emil and Lynette Hain fonds consists of a collection of glass slides created by Ms. Hain's grandfather, Rev. Thomas Featherstone Watson, who documented the missionary work being undertaken in the Transvaal region of South Africa prior to the onset of the Boer War in 1899.  Rev. Watson created glass slides from his original negatives and used them as the basis of his lecture tour titled "Missionary Labours in the Transvaal Before the War: Glimpses of Missionary Life in the Transvaal."  The scenes depicted in this digital collection include the South African people, culture and countryside, churches, church services, European and South African ministers, and other glimpses into missionary life in South Africa.  The rare and fascinating images in this fonds provide some insight into the controversial practice of missionary work in a little-seen region of the world just prior to the outbreak of a violent war only a few years later.  The fonds consists of 0.05 m of textual records, such as handwritten lecture notes, a program advertising a slide show and lecture by Rev. J.H. Riddette, and a typewritten communion service in the Native language of the Transvaal region.  The fonds also contains a roll of Kodak film, 31 negatives and 74 glass slides.

Source of supplied title:  The title of the fonds is based on its provenance.

Restrictions:  There are no restrictions on this material.

Accruals:  No further accruals are expected.

Finding aid: An on-line finding aid is available at the link below:

PC 291 (A.10-23).


Digitized Material

Emil and Lynette Hain fonds