The development of the synodical system in the Anglican Church. — Photocopied before 1967.
41 p. of textual records.

Biographical Sketch:

Spencer Ervin (1886-1967), a historian specializing in the polity of the Anglican Church was the author of numerous articles and a series of books.  He was an active layman, notably as a Deputy to General Convention from the Diocese of Pennsylvania for six conventions.  He served as Secretary of the Standing Liturgical Commission, and secretary of the Historical Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church (1951-1958).

Custodial History:

These xeroxed pages, part of a projected constitutional history of the Anglican Church, were submitted by Spencer Ervin’s daughter (possibly by the author himself) to Canon R.R. Latimer and Bishop H.R. Hunt for revision. The Rev. T.R. Millman deposited them in the Archives.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of xeroxed copies of two sections of a manuscript on the development of the synodical system in the Anglican Church.

Notes:

Title based on contents of fonds.

General Notes:

See also entry under this heading in the classified catalogue.

Fonds includes a memorandum giving reasons why these pages were not published.

See also Ervin’s published history “The development of the synodical system in the Anglican Church of Canada”, located at MM52 E695.2.

Repository:

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Accession numbers: M68-5