R.W. Dyer Journals. — 1841-1883.
52 cm of textual records.

Biographical Sketch:

Robert W. Dyer (1808-1887), a proponent of Dr. Andrew Bell’s monitorial system of teaching was schoolmaster of Greenspond School, Bonavista Bay, 1840-1859.  He was also missionary and farmer at Cascumpeque, P.E.I, 1859-1884.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of the Dyer’s journals arranged in chronological order with excerpts pertaining to his career and interactions with people while employed at Greenspond School, 1841-1859 and the Cascumpeque mission in Alberton, 1859-1884.

Notes:

Title based on contents of fonds.

One box of handwritten originals.

Three boxes of transcripts either handwritten or typed.

Reproductions:

Originals microfilmed by GSA.  See Mf 87-4

Finding Aids:Finding aid available.

Associated material:

Insights into the life and times of a pioneer West Prince Anglican Missionary from the journal of the Revd. Robert William Dyer, 1859-1884 : a short introduction, 2009.

General Notes:

Two transcript copies were sent to the Parish in Alberton, P.E.I. in 1977 and 1978.  Microfilm copies were also made and sent to the Centre for Newfoundland Studies and the Provincial Archives, St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1987.

Repository:

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Corporate Names:

Greenspond School (Bonavista Bay, Nfld.).

Alberton, P.E.I. Cascumpeque Mission.

Geographic Names:

Bonavista (Nfld.).

Alberton (P.E.I.).

Accession numbers: M59-3