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Victoria University Archives Nathanael Burwash fonds
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Series consists of predominantly incoming but including outgoing correspondence, 1915-1923, relating to teaching/finances/administration at Victoria University, church and educational matters, personal affairs, family (includes posthumous letters), and social issues.

General Correspondence.

Publication of notes on Wesley's sermons, dispute between faculty and editors of college paper, new college buildings in Toronto

General Correspondence.

Letters in favour of moving Victoria College to Toronto (D. Wilson, G. Clark), letters opposing move (F.L. Byington, H. Hough), judgment of Cobourg vs. Victoria, resignation of John Wilson, William Shaw re splitting of educational funds, Dr. Carman re curriculum and expenses at Victoria, college buildings in Toronto, recommendations for John Burwash, application of A.L. Langford

General Correspondence.

Staff opening at Wesley Theological College in Montreal, honourary degree for Rev. Lane, Burwash's illness

General Correspondence.

Spiritual development, Burwash's accident, mission work in China, physics teaching in engineering department, junior matriculation

General Correspondence.

Bible instruction in public schools, question about Manual of Christian Theology, library, George Locke re position in education, progress report on Columbian College, superannuation

General Correspondence.

Proposal for women's college, Laymen's Missionary Movement, Dr. Canniff and "The Settlement of Upper Canada"

General Correspondence.

Missionary school, Burwash on sacraments, Methodist Local Preachers Brotherhood, construction of new Bible House by Upper Canada Bible Society, superannuation, trip to Great Britain, Homiletics at Mount Allison University


This box has not been catalogued to the file level. Box contains: General Correspondence 1873-1888; General Correspondence 1889; General Correspondence 1890; General Correspondence 1891-1895; General Correspondence February-July, 1897; General Correspondence August-December, 1897; General Correspondence 1898; General Correspondence 1901-1904; General Correspondence 1905-1907; General Correspondence 1909-1912; General Correspondence 1913-1918, n.d. ; Correspondence from Burwash to E.H. Dewart 1881-1894, n.d. ; Correspondence from Burwash to B.E. Walker 1897-1898


Series consists of manuscripts - some in notebooks - of sermons, addresses, lectures, essays, articles, reviews and reports, 1860-1917, on various subjects, including education, religion, social issues, mission work, university federation, the founding of the University of Toronto, and ethics. Also included are addresses/lectures to Victoria College students, various graduating classes, academic conferences and religious institutions, as well as Victoria College reports.

Notebook. "Sermons and Sketches". vol. 2. Baltimore

"God is love" ; "The life which I now live in the flesh..." ; "And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved" ; "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul both sure and steadfast" ; "For I have given you an example that ye should do as I have done unto you" ; "Be not deceived. God is not mocked for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap" ; "If ye then be risen with Christ seek those things which are above where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God" ; " He that cometh to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him"


"Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand" ; "By the rivers of Babylon there we sat down..." ; "Follow after charity" ; "Holiness without which no man can see the Lord" ; "That is the end of all men" ; "If ye love me keep my commandments"

Notebook. "Sermons and Sketches" vol.6 Newburgh

"But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst..." ; "But let a man examine himself and so let him eat of that bread and drink of that cup" ; "And ye are not your own, for ye are bought with a price " ; "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard..." "Not unto us O Lord not unto us but unto thy name give glory" ; "Likewise also the spirit helpeth our infirmities" ; "And he said a certain man had two sons..."

Notebook. "Sermons and Sketches" vol.10 Belleville

"He that walketh with wise men shall be wise..." ; "O that they were wise that they understood this" ; "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood " ; "Little children keep yourselves from idols" ; "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works" ; "I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked" ; "Stand ye in the ways and see and ask for the old paths where is the good way and walk therein and ye shall find rest for your souls" ; "Righteousness exalteth a nation but sin is a reproach to any people" ; "Blessed are they that do his commandments" ; "Who has also given unto us his Holy Spirit" ; "Arise and shine for thy light is come"

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