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

Arthur Henry Sovereign (1881-1966) was born in Woodstock, Ontario and educated for the priesthood at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto.  He was ordained deacon in 1906 and priest in 1907 for the Diocese of New Westminster where he served until becoming Bishop of Yukon and then Bishop of Athabasca.  He was also the founder and first president of the John Howard Society of British Columbia.  After retiring he stayed in British Columbia and died in Vernon, BC.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of personal papers, correspondence, diaries, writings, newsclippings and magazine articles, photographs, and audio recordings created or collected by Bishop Arthur H. Sovereign.

Fonds arranged in the following series:

  • Series 1: Sovereign personal papers and correspondence, 1892-1996.
  • Series 2: Mrs. Sovereign correspondence, 1933-1953.
  • Series 3: Diocese of Athabasca correspondence and materials, 1889-2003.
  • Series 4: Sovereign clippings, memorabilia and collected materials, 1913-1998.
  • Series 5: Sovereign photograph collection, 1916-1959.
  • Series 6: Sovereign diaries and guest book, 1916-1947.
  • Series 7: Sovereign sound recordings, 1953-1966.
Finding Aids:
Finding aid available.
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.
Personal Names:
Girling, Herbert, 1891-1920
Sovereign, Arthur Henry, 1881-1966
Stringer, Isaac O., 1866-1934
Whittaker, C.E. (Charles Edward), 1864-1947

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