Extent of Material:
1 cm of textual records.
Biographical Sketch:

George Thorneloe (1848-1935) was born in Coventry, England and was educated at St. Peter’s Church, near Birkenhead, England and at the high school in Granby, Quebec.  He received a B.A. in 1872 and M.A. in 1877 from Bishops’ College, Quebec and was ordained deacon in 1874 and priest in 1875.  He was incumbent of Stanstead, Quebec (1874-1885), rector of Sherbrooke, Quebec (1885-1896) and consecrated Bishop of Algoma in 1897.  In 1915, he became Metropolitan of Ontario (Second) and Archbishop of Algoma (First).

Custodial History:
Acquired from Archdeacon C.W. Balfour.
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of correspondence from the Archbishop of Canterbury dealing with a meeting of the Bishops of Canada (1908) and union with the Church of Rome (1923), correspondence from Dr. B.J. Kidd, Keble College, also concerning union, a photocopy of a letter from Mary Appleby about Peter T. Rowe, Bishop of Alaska.  Included is a sermon and comments on the question of a fixed Primatial See.

  • Title based on contents of fonds.
  • Handwritten.
  • Letter from Archbishop of Canterbury dated 1923 is printed.
Finding Aids:
Detailed file listing available.
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.
Personal Names:
Kidd, B.J.
Rowe, Peter T.
Davidson, Randall Thomas.
Christian union.
Malines Conversations, 1921-1925.
Accession numbers:

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