Sister Christabel fonds. — [193-?], 1933.
6 cm of textual records.

Biographical Sketch:

Sister Christabel was born Lily Bourchier Emery at Smiths Falls, Ontario, daughter of Rev. Charles Philip Emery.  She attended Trinity College, Toronto and although  academically qualified, she was refused a scholarship in 1894 because she was a woman.  She became a nun in the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, a member of the Corporation of Trinity College and was the librarian at St. John’s Convent, Toronto from approx. 1920-1959.  In 1956, Trinity College granted Sister Christabel an honorary degree of D.D., making her the first woman scholar of theology to be so honored by the Anglican Church of Canada.

Custodial History:

Papers given to the Archives in 1979 by the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of letters and notes concerning the Oxford Movement, biographical sketches of clergymen and churches written for articles in the St. John’s Messenger.

Notes:

Title based on contents of fonds.

Papers brittle.

Handwritten and typewritten.

Finding Aids: File listing available.

General Notes:

Folder 2 missing.

Repository:

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Corporate Names:

Sisterhood of St. John the Divine.

Accession numbers:  M79-14