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The Psalms of David Codex

This is a complete Ethiopian Psalter codex and contains 151 Psalms of David, hence the codex's name, as well as 15 biblical canticles, the Song of Songs, and two Ethiopian Orthodox works known as The Praises of Mary and The Gate of Light. The codex is comprised of 142 folios bound into twelve quires with 10 illuminations. On folio 128r there is a decorative border to introduce a new book in two columns in the manuscript.

There are 10 illustrations, see description below.
-Illustration: Fol. 2v: Miniature of the Virgin Mary holding child Christ who is holding a book held in the left hand. Archangels Gabriel and Michael float above in the top left and right corners. Painted with black border. Water damage on the top left corner down the left side.
-Illustration: Fol. 39r: Miniature of a bearded older noble male wearing a crown and holding a book in their left hand and a sceptre in the right hand. Painted with black border.
-Illustration: Fol. 40v: Miniature of Jesus Christ holding the globus cruciger (cross-bearing orb) in the left hand. Painted with black border.
-Illustration: Fol. 60r: Miniature of three identical older male saints with white hair seated holding the globus cruciger (cross-bearing orb) in their left hands. Painted with black border.
-Illustration: Fol. 61v: Miniature of crucified Jesus Christ. Painted with black border.
-Illustration: Fol. 120r: Miniature of the Virgin Mary praying. Painted with black border. Water damage along the top right edge and down the side.
-Illustration: Fol. 121v: Miniature of King David playing the lyre. Painted with black border. Water damage along the top left edge and down the side.
-Illustration: Fol. 130r: Miniature of an unidentified saint holding flowers. Painted with black border.
-Illustration: Fol. 131v: Miniature of an clergy older man holding a staff in his left hand and a gold cross in his right hand. Painted with black border.
-Illustration: Fol. 141r: Miniature of the Virgin Mary holding child Jesus. Painted with black border.

Ethiopian Codex

This Ethiopian codex is comprised of 72 folios bound into seven quires, and contains a number of works praising the Virgin Mary. On folio 1r there is a decorative ornamentation above when the text begins.

Ethiopian Kitabe Leather Amulet

Object is one cylinder shaped red leather amulet case with wooden block inside that is half covered in black leather. The leather has been imprinted with three feathers each feather measuring 1.5 cm in length. The case has leather stitching where the amulet would be fastened to a chain for wearing around the neck. The kitabe was worn by an individual and contained religious texts, in particular texts written in Ge'ez, a liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

Native Affairs

Series consists of records pertaining to Native, or First Nations', Affairs, including source materials for Mr. Smith's book, "Our Home or Native Land?" David Borthwick's papers on "Native Matters" are also part of this series, and include several historical documents.

Axe Head

Object is a metal axe head with a wood handle. The axe head was dug up on TWU property, likely originating from the one of the farms previously located on the land.

Newspaper Clippings

  • CA TWU MS-9
  • Series
  • 1867; 1968; 1976; 1979-1982; 1997-2000
  • Part of Mel Smith fonds

This series consists of newspaper clippings on a variety of topics, filed in chronological order. (Note that other, subject-specific series also contain newspaper clippings.)

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