Extent of Material:
39 cm of textual records.
86 photographs : b&w.
Biographical Sketch:

T.B.R. (Thomas Buchanan Reginald) Westgate (1872-1951) was a graduate of Wycliffe College and a veteran of the Riel Rebellion, he was ordained as a priest in 1885.  He served as a missionary with the South American Missionary Society in Paraguayan Chaco, 1898-1901, and with the Church Missionary Society in several places in Tanzania and Uganda in Africa.  After returning to Canada, Westgate served as the Field Secretary for Indian and Eskimo Residential School Commission, MSCC (Winnipeg, MB), 1919-1943.

Custodial History:
The fonds was donated by Westgate’s daughter, Mrs. Sydney Carter in May of 1956.
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of correspondence and manuscripts, printed material, photographs, sermons and diaries relating to his experiences with the South American Missionary Society; Africa, including being a prisoner of war in Africa during WWI; and Indian Residential Schools.

Fonds arranged in the following series:

  • Series 1: Westgate correspondence and papers, 1892-1950
  • Series 2: Westgate manuscripts, articles and clippings, 1913-1930
  • Series 3: Westgate photograph collection, 1895-1933
  • Series 4: Westgate Diaries, 1902-1949

Title based on contents of fonds.



Finding Aids:
Finding aid available.
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.
Personal Names:
Westgate, T.B.R. (Thomas Buchanan Reginald), 1872-1951
Corporate Names:
South American Missionary Society.
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC)
Geographic Names:
East Africa.
South America.
Accession numbers:

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