Fonds F 983
2.2 metres of textual records
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.
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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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.
Title based on content of fonds.
The letterbook for years 1812-1834 was published by the Ontario Historical Society in 1946.
Accession Numbers: 1074, 1355, 1377, 1754, 2608, 3308.MU 2893 - 2917.MS 35, MS 767.
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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|