James Richard Lucas fonds. — 1899-1926.
45.5 cm of textual records.

Biographical Sketch:

James Richard Lucas (1863-1938) enrolled at the C.M.S.’s school in London, England and was ordained deacon in 1892 and priest in 1893.  Served at Fort Chipewyan, Archdeacon of the Mackenzie River Diocese for seven years and Bishop of Mackenzie River, 1913-1926.  Warden of the Church Army in Canada, 1929-1934.

Custodial History:

Collection acquired in 1975.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of financial records; correspondence; annual reports; clergy lists; and statistics on grant payments, church attendence, contributions to parishes, towns and cities and expenditures of the diocese.


  • Title based on contents of fonds.
  • Handwritten.
  • Typescript.

Finding Aids:

Finding aid available.

General Notes:

See also entries under this heading in the classified catalogue.


Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Personal Names:

  • Lucas, James Richard, 1863-1938
  • Girling, Herbert, 1891-1920
  • Hester, Edward, 1882-1945
  • Merritt, Gabriel Eldon, 1888-1940
  • Fry, William Henry, 1885-1921
  • Geddes, William Archibald, 1894-1947.
  • Hallam, William Thomas Thompson, 1878-1956.
  • Halson, Kate E.
  • Vale, Alfred James, 1877-1963.
  • Whittaker, C.E. (Charles Edward), 1864-1947

Corporate Names:

  • Aklavik, N.W.T. Mission.
  • Hay River, N.W.T. St.Peter’s Mission.
  • Canada. Department of Indian Affairs.

Geographic Names:

  • Aklavik (N.W.T.)
  • Fort Chipewyan  (N.W.T.)
  • Fort McPherson (N.W.T.)
  • Fort Norman (N.W.T.)
  • Fort Simpson (N.W.T.)
  • Fort Smith (N.W.T.)
  • Hay River (N.W.T.)
  • Herschel Island (N.W.T.)
  • Kittigazuit (N.W.T.)
  • Lac la Biche (N.W.T.)

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