Nicolas Howard MacGachen fonds. — 1981.
1 cm of textual records.

Biographical Sketch:

Nicolas Howard MacGachen ([1822?]-1916) attended the University of Glasgow, Scotland and received a B.A. from Pembroke College, Oxford in 1849.  He was ordained deacon in 1849 and priest in 1850, was curate of Brading, Isle of Wight (1853-1858), Parish Church (1858-1868), and then vicar of St. Mark, north end, Portsmouth, (1868-1869), rector of St. George with St. Mary Magdalene, Canterbury (1869-1881), vicar of Littlebourne, Kent (1881-1899), and domestic chaplain to Lord Rollo and Dunning (1884-1899).  While visiting his son in Canada, MacGachen often pursued his interest in drawing and painting.

Custodial History:

Acquired from Martha E. Cooke, University of Winnipeg.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of a copy of the newsletter “Inside Info”(Nov. 1981, vol. 11, no. 3), University of Winnipeg, which includes an article on a exhibition of watercolours from a sketch book kept by Rev. MacGachen, depicting Canadian scenes in the 1880’s.  Includes a page of biographical information about MacGachen and the exhibition at the University of Winnipeg library.


Title based on contents of fonds.


Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Accession numbers:  M81-42