Clergy Reserves fonds, 1791-1854.
13 cm.

Administrative History:

Clergy Reserves were lands set aside in Upper Canada and Lower Canada under the Constitutional Act of 1791, to support and maintain the Church of England in Canada.  One-eighth of all lands granted were reserved to the Church of England in Canada.  The MacNab-Morin administration passed a measure of secularization in 1854, ending the Clergy Reserves.

Custodial History:

Circular acquired from Walter Yarwood in 1976.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of a collection of printed copies or extracts of correspondence, papers, and reports regarding Clergy Reserves, 1791-1854.  Includes a circular, dated 1839, addressed: To a Christian Public and signed by many clergymen from Eastern Ontario defending the establishment of the Church of England in Canada and its rights to the Clergy Reserves (M76-16).

Notes:

Title based on contents of fonds.

Printed.

Foxed and brittle.

Repository:

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.