Extent of Material:
389 cm of textual records and other material.
Biographical Sketch:

Thomas Reagh Millman (1905-1996) was born in Kensington, Prince Edward Island.  In 1927, after several years as a banker, he came to the University of Toronto to prepare for ordained ministry at Wycliffe College.  He received a B.A. in 1931, an M.A. and L.Th. in 1933,  and B.D. in 1938.  In 1943, Millman received a Ph.D.from McGill University and in 1953 a D.D. from the University of Western Ontario.  He was ordained deacon in 1933 and priest in 1934 in the Diocese of Toronto and served parishes in the dioceses of Toronto and Montreal, as curate of Grafton and Centreton (1933-1935), rector of Dunham and St. Armand (1941-1949), incumbent of Alviston and Inwood (1949-1951), hon. curate of St. Timothy’s, Toronto (1957-1974).  Dr. Millman served as tutor and dean at Montreal Diocesan Theological College (1936-1941), Dean and Professor of Church History, Huron College (1951-1954), Professor of Church History, Wycliffe College (1954-1974) and General Synod Archivist, Anglican Church of Canada (1954-1975).

Dr. Millman’s vision and diligence were responsible for the inuguration of the historical library and archives of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada.  He was also a leading historian for the Anglican Church and authored numerous publications and articles on church history.  His publications included articles in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography and books on Bishop Charles James Stewart, Bishop Jacob Mountain and Anglicanism in Canada. Dr. Millman finished the research and writing of the history of the Anglican Church in Atlantic Canada started by A.R. Kelley and published it under the title, Atlantic Canada to 1900 : A history of the Anglican Church of Canada.  Dr. Millman was a founder of the Canadian Church Historical Society and a regular contributor to its Journal.

Custodial History:
Majority acquired from Dr. T.R. Millman. Some material acquired from A.R. Kelley estate (M81-5).
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of genealogical records, correspondence files,  research files, manuscripts, printed materials, a bust of T.R. Millman, and photographs.

Fonds is arranged in the following series:

  • Series 1. T.R. Millman personal papers, 1935-1996
  • Series 2. T.R. Millman professional files, 1937-1995
  • Series 3. T.R. Millman research and publication files, 1940-1995
  • Series 4. A.R. Kelley research and manuscript files
  • Series 5. Printed Materials, 1912-1978

Title based on contents of fonds.

Finding Aids:
File listing available.
General Notes:

See also entries under this heading in classified catalogue.

Original and copy photographs for Millman’s book “Atlantic Canada” are located at P8305.  Those taken at his 90th birthday party are at P9508.  Finding aids available.

See also Portrait Collection P8404.

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.
Personal Names:
Kelley, Arthur Reading, 1882-1961
Stewart, Charles James, 1775-1837
Mountain, Jacob, 1749-1825.
Accession numbers:
M81-5, M87-4, M94-6, M95-6, M97-1, P8305, P9508

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