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Fonds F 983

John Strachan fonds

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John Strachan fonds
Dates of Creation
1794-1891, 1911
Physical Description

2.2 metres of textual records

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of correspondence (mostly arising from John Strachan's roles as teacher, Archdeacon, and Bishop), letterbooks, and sermons.

Topics addressed in the correspondence and letterbooks include: appointments to various positions, Strachan's early experiences in Upper Canada, situations in his parish in Cornwall (including the influence of the Methodists in the area), the challenges of teaching in a small working class community, various activities during the War of 1812 (including attacks at York and other sites, Strachan's views of the military leaders of the time, and a list of Indian Warriors), the union of Upper and Lower Canada, the clergy reserves, the financial support of the clergy, and other subjects.

The fonds is arranged in three series: papers, letterbooks and sermons.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Rev. John Strachan (1778-1867) was a teacher, an Anglican clergyman, Bishop of Toronto, a member of the Legislative and Executive Councils of Upper Canada, and Chancellor of the University of Trinity College.

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Strachan, John, 1778-1867

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright held by creator. These materials cannot be published without permission of the copyright holder. All original materials are closed for conservation purposes. Microfilm copies are available for consultation.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Letterbooks of Bishop Strachan were donated to the Archives of Ontario by Major-General Charles W. Robinson in 1911. Additional John Strachan data, a copy of a letter regarding the destruction of some private letters included in Bishop Strachan's letterbooks, and a copy of the letter appointing Strachan to the Mission of Cornwall were donated to the Archives of Ontario by Mr. T.A. Reid in 1951, 1952, and 1953, respectively. Photostat copies of two letters regarding the Home District Grammar School were donated to the Archives of Ontario in 1960 by Mrs. Keith Crombie.
Related Material

See also D 401 (microfilm reel MS 13), for a microfilm copy of an autobiography and diary, and 277 loose documents, chiefly letters from John Strachan to A.N. Bethune.

Availability of Other Formats

Records are available on microfilm.

Title based on content of fonds.

The letterbook for years 1812-1834 was published by the Ontario Historical Society in 1946.

Former Codes

Accession Numbers: 1074, 1355, 1377, 1754, 2608, 3308.MU 2893 - 2917.MS 35, MS 767.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 983-1 Papers of John Strachan
F 983-2 Letterbooks of John Strachan
F 983-3 Sermons of John Strachan