Frederick George Scott fonds. — 1915, [193-?].
1 cm of textual records.

Biographical Sketch:

Frederick George Scott (1861-1944) was educated at Montreal High School and Bishop’s College where he received a B.A. in 1881, M.A. in 1884, and D.C.L. in 1902.  Ordained deacon in 1884 and priest in 1886, his first charge was at Coggleshall, Essex, England.  He was rector of St. George’s Church, Drummondville, Quebec (1886-1887) and St. Matthew’s Church, Quebec (1899-1933). As Chaplain of the 8th Royal Rifles,  Scott volunteered in the Great War.  In 1925, he was appointed Archdeacon of Quebec. Canon Scott was an accomplished and well-known poet and author before and after World War I.  He also wrote a memoir of his war experience, The Great War as I Saw it.

Custodial History:

Unknown.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of Scott’s poem “Sing me to sleep”, handwritten and dated Dec. 7, 1915, several printed copies of his poems, and two newspaper clippings about his work and life.

Notes:

Title based on contents of fonds.

General Notes:

GSA holds copies of Scotts’ books of poetry and his autobiography, The Great War as I Saw it.

Repository:

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Personal Names:

Scott, Frederick George, 1861-1944

Subjects:

  • Christian poetry, Canadian (English).
  • Scott, Frederick George, 1861-1944 – Poetry
  • World War, 1914-1918 – Chaplains – France – Personal narratives.
  • World War, 1914-1918 – Poetry
Accession numbers:  M80-27