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Maurice Scollard Baldwin fonds (P226)

1866-1904. - 8 cm of textual records and photographic material.

Administrative History - Biographical Sketch:

A native of Toronto, Maurice Scollard Baldwin (1836-1904) was a graduate of Upper Canada College and the University of Trinity College (M.A. 1859). In 1861, he was ordained as a priest of the Church of England. In 1872, he was named to the position of rector of Montréal's Christ Church Cathedral and in 1879 became dean of Montréal. In 1883, he debame bishop of the Anglican diocese of Huron, a position he held until his death. Baldwin was quite active in local church societies and related organizations such as the Lord's Day Alliance, the Bible Society, the Young Men 's Christian Association and the Missionary Club. He also attended two Lambeth Conferences for Anglican bishops. Baldwin's wife, Maria Ermatinger, died in 1863 and in 1870 he married Sarah Jessie Day. Sarah J.D. Baldwin was actively involved in church's women's Auxiliary and the Mission Society.

(Source : Guide to Archival Resources at McGill University : Private Papers At McGill University. McGill University Archives. 1985. Vol.3, p.303)

Scope and Content:

The Maurice Scollard Baldwin fonds concerns missionary work and Lambeth Conferences. The majority of these papers are incoming correspondence concerning Maurice S. Baldwin's and Sarah Jessie Day Baldwin's interest in the missionary work of the church. Baldwin also received correspondence from church officials concerning his attendance at the Lambeth Conferences, 1887, 1897.

(Source : Guide to Archival Resources at McGill University : Private Papers At McGill University. McGill University Archives. 1985. Vol.3, p.303)