Frederick Augustus O’Meara fonds. — 1871-1878.
1 scrap-book.

Biographical Sketch:

Frederick Augustus O’Meara (1814-1888), graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, 1837 and was ordained deacon in 1837 and ordained priest in 1838.  O’Meara was appointed to the Indian mission in Sault Ste. Marie, translating portions of the Book of Common Prayer into Ojibwa.  He served as chaplain to the Manitouwaning mission on Manitoulin Island, beginning in 1841 for over 18 years and produced several translations into Ojibwa, including the Four Gospels, New Testament and Psalms.  Later, he was incumbent of Georgetown, Canada West, 1859-1867 and rector of Port Hope, 1867-1887.

Custodial History:

Custodial history unknown.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of a scrap-book of clippings and some diary entries relating to the debate in the Diocese of Toronto about ritualism in the Anglican Church.

Notes:

Title based on contents of fonds.

Related fonds:

General Notes:

  • GSA holds copies of O’Meara’s translations of Bible texts, Common Book of Prayer, and hymns into Ojibway [Chippeway].
  • GSA holds copies of O’Meara’s reports from Manitoulin Island (1846, 1849)

Repository:

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Corporate Names:

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Toronto.

Subjects:

  • Anglican Church of Canada — Rituals.
  • Ritualism.
  • Liturgics and Christian union.
Accession numbers:  M80-23