Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00149 2B Annex - Archibald Lang Fleming Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00149 2B Annex


Archibald Lang Fleming Papers


  • 1883-1953 (Creation)

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2 boxes (25 cm)

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Archibald Lang Fleming was born in Greenstock, Scotland, in 1883. He was the first Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Arctic. In 1906 he came to Canada to train at Wycliffe College, Toronto, and in 1909 he established a mission at Lake Harbour in the Artic, where he stayed until 1916. For his crossing of Fox Peninsula on his return, he was made a member of the Royal Geographic Society.

Until his first appointment as Archdeacon of the Arctic in 1927, he served first as financial secretary and Chaplin to Wycliffe College and then as Rector of Old Stone Church, Saint John, NB. His incredible travels as Bishop of the Arctic earned him the title "The Flying Bishop." He was the author of several books. He died in Toronto in 1953.

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A collection of typescripts of two unpublished books: Beyond the Arctic Circle and Arctic Dawn, as well as related correspondence.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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