Extent of Material:
560 cm of textual records, graphic materials, and audio recordings.
Biographical Sketch:

Henry Hooper Marsh (1898-1995) was born in Lindsay, Ontario.  He was educated for the priesthood at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto.  He was ordained deacon 1924 and priest in 1925 for the Diocese of Toronto where he served until being elected Bishop of Yukon in 1961.  He was Bishop of Yukon until 1967.  He retired in Ontario and died in Cobourg.

Henry Hooper Marsh was related to a number of other clergy and lay missionaries in the Anglican Church such as his father, Canon Charles H. Marsh, and uncle, the Rev. Thomas J. Marsh and Miss E.M. Wilgress.  Both T.J. Marsh and Miss Wilgress were at St. Peter’s residential school in Hay River.  Henry Marsh’s wife, Margaret Marsh, was an accomplished bird watcher and field naturalist, a good photographer, and a gifted public speaker.  She was also the editor of Notes & Nuggets and Northern Lights while living in the Diocese of Yukon.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of the personal papers, clerical papers, diaries, correspondence, sermons, publications, and photographs created or collected by H.H. Marsh; as well as Margaret Marsh, Canon Charles Marsh, and Elizabeth (Bessie) M. Wilgress.

Fonds includes photographs and information about Chooutla residential school in Carcross, Yukon; as well as Miss Wilgress’s diaries from St. Peter’s residential school in Hay River, N.W.T. (1900-1911).

Finding Aids:
Finding aids available.
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.
Personal Names:
Marsh, Charles H., d.1940
Marsh, Henry Hooper, 1898-1995
Marsh, Margaret Dorothea, 1912-1998
Marsh, Thomas Jabez, 1866-1930
Wilgress, Bessie (Elizabeth Mills), 1862-1951
Corporate Names:
Chooutla Indian Residential School (Carcross, Yukon)
St. Peter's Indian Residential School (Hay River, N.W.T.)

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