Gowan Gillmor fonds. — 1884-1928.

13 cm of textual records.

Biographical Sketch:

Archdeacon Gowan Gillmor (1849-1928) came to Canada from Ireland and worked as a lay reader at Algoma Mills.  He was ordained deacon in 1884 and priest in 1885.  He served as chaplain in the North-West Rebellion (1885), in the Mission of North Bay (1885-1891), in Rosseau (1891-1907), as a travelling missionary (1907-1920), and in St. Peter’s, Sault Ste. Marie (1920-1924).  Gillmor was married once in Ireland and then again to Laura Gregory of North Bay, Ont.

Custodial History:

Donated by Miss Muriel E. Newton-White of Haileybury.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of pocket diaries noting visits, services, baptisms and other miscellaneous observations.  Included are two loose leaves describing Gillmor’s service as a travelling missionary in the diocese of Algoma.


Title based on contents of fonds.

General Notes:

See also entries under this heading in the classified catalogue.


Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Corporate Names:

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma.

Accession numbers:  M68-2