The Rt. Rev. Jacob Mountain, first bishop of Quebec (1793-1825) was born in Thwaite, County of Norfolk, England. He received his B.A. in 1774 and M.A. in 1777 from Caius College, Cambridge, and was ordained deacon in 1774 and priest in 1780. Mountain was a member of the Executive Council of Quebec and an author.
Fonds consists of copies of personal letters written by Bishop Jacob Mountain, his wife Elizabeth Wale Kentish and Mrs. Pretyman, wife of the Bishop of Lincoln regarding Quebec diocesan affairs from 1794-1812. Letters are arranged in files by T.R. Millman. Ipswich and East Suffolk Record Office numbering designations have been maintained.
Title based on contents of fonds.
For a complete biography, see T.R. Millman, “Jacob Mountain: First Lord Bishop of Quebec,” (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1947), located at MM52.7 .M594.
See also entries under this heading in the classified catalogue.
Millman, T.R. (Thomas Reagh), 1905-1996.
Mountain, Elizabeth, 1758-1836.
Tomline, Mrs. George.
Tomline, George, 1750-1827.
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