A.S. Morton Manuscript Collection
ca. 1911-1960 [predominant 1920s]
48 cm of textual and graphic material
Sketch : Arthur Silver Morton was born on 16
May 1870 at the village of Iere, Trinidad, British West Indies,
the son of Nova Scotian missionaries. With a scholarship
from the Government of the Island, he entered the University
of Edinburgh, eventually receiving both an MA and a BDiv.
In 1896, after a summer of study at the University of Berlin,
Morton arrived in Canada and was ordained by the
Presbytery of St. John, New Brunswick. He served as a
minister until 1904 when he started his career as a lecturer
in church history, first at the Presbyterian College in Halifax,
and later Knox College in Toronto. Morton came to the
University of Saskatchewan in 1914 and served both as
head of the History Department and University Librarian until
his retirement in 1940. Upon arriving in Saskatoon, Morton
embarked on the study of Western Canadian History and the
preservation of the region's historical documents and historic
sites. Over the next four decades he published several
books. Upon his retirement he was named Professor
Emeritus. Morton died 26 January 1945.
Material: The digitized material from the A.S.
Manuscript Collection includes photographs and
to prairie settlement, including pioneer
collected by James Frederick Church
Wright relating to the
Doukhobours in Canada; statements of
pioneer settlers; stories
of pioneer experiences in
Saskatoon; early settlers' reminscences;
pertaining to immigration among Hungarians, Mennonites,
Icleanders, and Ukrainians; the papers of "New Canadians";
biographies; and the Meilicke papers.
For a full description of the A.S. Morton Manuscript Collection
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