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Correspondence Between J.G. Hodgins and S.S. Nelles.

Nelles re: college prizes, Victoria out of debt, discusses college's policy regarding honorary degrees, invites Hodgins to convocation, Nelles hails the Mail as a worthy opponent of the Globe, Nelles supports provincial university and more in...


Scripture Readings. 1866-1867.Summary of Readings on Atonement. October, 1867.Notes on Butler's "Of a Future Life."

General Correspondence

Lord Bishop of Quebec re: feasibility of common examinations for all those receiving degrees from Canadian universities, recommendations for honorary LL.D. for Cocker, James Mills re: Brethour's scholarship and college endowment scheme under ...

General Correspondence

Adam Crooks (minister of education) re: University Bill, recommendation from E.O. Haven for position of natural science professor, Goldwin Smith accepts Nelles' invitation to speak at Victoria, James Mills re: establishment of scholarship by ...


Notes on Stewart's Active Moral Powers. August, 1867.Thoughts and Reflections in Ethical Readings. December 18, 1867.Bible Class on Matthew. Whedon. August, 1868. Notes on Stewart's Outlines. April 17, 1869.Questions on Farrar's Cri...

General Correspondence

Provincial Secretary's office re: Gilchrist Scholarship, Nelles to George Stevens re: payment of his subscription to college in furniture, Stevens' reply, John Torrance re: insurance of connexional property, amusing letter from Morley Pu...


Lecture Questions on Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments. October, 1865.Questions on Butler's Sermons for Vacation Work. 1866. Notes on Paley. January, 1871.

Notebook of Ethical Lectures.

"Questions and Prelections on Westcott's Introduction to the Study of the Gospels." August, 1866.Ethical Lectures. 1867-1868.Lectures on Whewell's Elements.1870-1871.

Notebook of Lectures.

Lectures and Questions on McCosh on Intuitions. n.d.Questions on Whewell's Elements. February, 1868.Questions on Locke. September, 1869.Lectures on Whewell's Elements. September, 1870.


Lectures on Hamilton's Metaphysics. n.d. ; Questions on Paley's Theology. July, 1863. ; Lectures in Logic. n.d. ; Essay on Farrar's Free Thought. November, 1869.

Preparation Book.

Baccalaureate Sermon. Emancipation of Thought. April 29, 1866.Educational Address. Hamilton Wesleyan Female College. June 27, 1866.Address. Union of Piety and Refinement. July 5, 1866.Sermon. "Seek first the Kingdom of God."

Daily Journal.

Discusses university question and Morley Punshon's arrival. Shows close relationship with his children

Sunday Lectures.

Personal Testimony to Value of True Piety. December 2, 1866. Keeping Up the Good Work. January 6, 1867. Holding Fast One’s Integrity. March 3, 1867.English Versions of the Bible. October 4, 1868.Bible Lectures. September 12, October 3, October 10,...

General Correspondence

Letter from Dr. McCaul regarding application of former Victoria College students to University College (students had been suspended from Victoria for burning effigy of S.D. Rice), letter from Dr. John Beatty (professor of natural science) protesti...


Notes on Jouffroy. n.d.Lectures in Logic. September, 1867.Sermon. "Attractive Powers of the Cross". n.d.


Dedication Sermon re: Church Enlargement. St. Catherines. August 10, 1863.Sermon. Good Samaritan. n.d.Sermon. Truly the light is sacred. n.d. Sermon. Worship. n.d.Sermon. In the Beginning. n.d.Sunday School Sermon. Thy Kingdom Come. Cobourg. Febru...

Rowsell's Diary.

Most entries deal with family or college matters. Mentions petition against Professor William Kingston (mathematics and science).

Diary. Cobourg.

Detailed account of daily activities, readings and thoughts with good insight into family and college routines. Not as introspective as the early journals,but does have occasional statements of beliefs. Discusses Aylesworth controversy, doctrine o...


Sermon. "Church Extension." December 24, 1863.Sabbath School Sermon. "All thy children shall be taught of the Lord."


"Questions and Notes on Butler's Analogy" Commenced November 17, 1866. Preparatory to the Class Exercises of the 1866-7 Session.

Correspondence Between J.G. Hodgins and S.S. Nelles.

The originals of any photocopied letters in the correspondence between Hodgins and Nelles may be found in the personal papers of J.G. Hodgins which are held by the Archives of the United Church of Canada. Hodgins cites opinion of Rev. Henry Mattis...

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