Heber James Hamilton fonds. — 1878-1985.
36 cm of textual records.
14 cm of photgraphic records.

Biographical Sketch:

Heber James Hamilton (1862-1952) was born in Collingwood, Ontario.  He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1885,  ordained deacon in 1887 and priest in 1888.  He was Dean of Wycliffe College, 1889-1892.  He was a missionary in Japan first with the C.M.S. and then the M.S.C.C. working primarily in Gifu and Nagoya.  He worked in schools for the blind, a tuberculosis sanitarium and kindergarton teacher training schools.  Hamilton was elected first Bishop of Mid-Japan (1912-1934) when the Diocese of Mid-Japan was created in 1912.  He resigned July 1, 1934 and lived in Toronto until he died in 1952.

Custodial History:

Custodial history unknown.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of genealogical information, news clippings of Hamilton’s work in Japan; diaries and notebooks; certificates and other miscellaneous papers.  Also included are portraits, photographs, and photo albums of Hamilton and family members.

Notes:

Title based on contents of fonds.

Handwritten.

Finding Aids: Finding aid available.

Related fonds:

MSCC fonds

General Notes:

One of the photographs from the Heber James Hamilton fonds is located in P8404 (Box 2).

Repository:

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Geographic Names:

Japan.

Accession numbers:  M80-2, M2013-08