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Samuel Pritchard Matheson fonds

Call Number: Mss Sc 14

Title: Samuel Pritchard Matheson fonds.

Dates: 1919.

Extent: 0.01 m of textual records.

Biographical sketch: Archbishop Samuel Pritchard Matheson (1852-1942) began seeking support to build a church in 1876 and became the first minister of All Saint's Church, Victoria, Manitoba in 1877. While he was the Canon of St. John's Cathedral, he was also a professor of theology at St. John's College. Matheson was appointed as the 2nd Chancellor of the University of Manitoba in 1908 and was succeeded by John Dafoe in 1934. Between 1905 and 1936, he was the Archbishop of Rupert's Land and Primate of All Canada beginning in 1909.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of one letter from Archbishop Matheson to A.V. Mitchener at Manitoba Agricultural College dated November 17, 1919. Archbishop Matheson's letter is a response to Mitchener's request for information on the grasshopper plague of 1867-1868.

Source of supplied title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Finding aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.