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Samuel Sobieski Nelles fonds
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Samuel Sobieski Nelles fonds

  • CA ON00357 2038
  • Fonds
  • 1842-1962

During his thirty-seven years as a teacher and administrator at Victoria College, Samuel Nelles made an indelible imprint on both the ministry of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and the system of higher education in Ontario. Consequently, his papers...

Nelles, Samuel Sobieski


Series consists of lectures, 1854–1887, predominantly concerning religion, but including philosophy, metaphysics and ethics.The three boxes of lectures range in date from 1854 to 1887. Most are contained in notebooks, and they tend to be in the fo...

Notebook of Lectures.

Lecture on Jouffroy. January, 1871.Lecture on Hamilton. November, 1873.Lectures on Ethics. Lectures on Logic. 1875, 1877, 1878, 1879.Lecture Notes on Whewell's Elements. n.d.

Notebook of Lectures.

"On Logic." (Whately) n.d.Saturday Lectures to Preachers. (Homiletics) March 7, 1868.Lectures to Candidates for the Ministry. February-April, 1872.Lectures on Homiletics. March-May, 1873.Closing Lecture. April 30,1875.

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.

Notebook of Lectures

Hamilton's Metaphysics. October, 1867.Metaphysics. 1869-1870.Psychology. September, 1871.Stewart's Discussion of God and a Future Life. 1872-1873.Ethics. (Wuttke) 1875-1876.

Notebook of Lectures.

Lectures on Butler. October, 1867.Lecture on Paul's Life. March 13, 1870.Lecture on Biography of Paul. 1870Lectures on Logic. 1873.Lectures in Ethics. 1876-1877


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

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.

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,...


Address. "Important Folk." n.d. Convocation Address. May 13, 1885.Educational Address re: Endowment for Victoria College and Federation. 1885.Sermon on Salvation. Richmond Street, Millbrook. 1884. Carlton Street, Toronto. 1885.Sermon. Et...


Notices and Counsels. 1873-1874.Sermon Bones. God Hidden and Found. August 20, 1881. Be Ye Also Enlarged. October 23, 1881. Educational Sermon. St. Thomas. November 27, 1881.Eternal Life. n.d.Leaven. Sherburne Street. March, 1883. Work Out Salvati...


Sermon for Conference. "This is the victory that over-cometh the world."


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


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...


Select Sentences from Various Authors. January 26, 1867.Lectures, Questions, Critiques on Ethics. January-March, 1879.


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

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."


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.


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


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...


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.


Reflections on Public Speaking. June, 1847.Sermon Bones. Private Prayer. n.d.Idolatry-Literal and Spiritual. n.d. Forgiveness. n.d.Forgetfulness of Religion. n.d. Salvation by Grace. n.d.Keeping the Sabbath Holy. n.d. Parental Instruction of Child...

Material relating to Victoria College

Series consists of various items relating to Victoria College, 1836–1884, including account books, reports, memoranda and lists.The final box in the collection is comprised of material relating to university matters. The financial records of Victo...

Writing and memorabilia

Series consists of various writings, including extracts, notes and reflections, 1848–1886; and personal memorabilia, including Victoria College programmes and material after Nelles death, 1846–1902.Box 14 holds written material which does not fall...

Speeches and addresses

Series consists of speeches and addresses on religion and education, 1842-1887, given at Victoria College as well as other educational institutions, predominantly in Ontario.The speeches and addresses fill one box and run from 1842 until Nelles�...

Essays and articles

Series consists of predominantly religious essays and articles, 1842-1896, including those written as a student.Many of the essays in the collection were written by Nelles during his school days, allowing the researcher to acquire some insights in...

Diaries and journals

Series consists of journals and diaries, 1846-1887, containing reflections/essays on various topics, predominantly religious and spiritual; daily activities and quotations .The box of diaries and journals covers the period between 1846 and 1887, w...


Series consists of incoming and outgoing general and specific correspondence, 1856-1887, re a wide range of academic and University administrative subjects, and family correspondence, 1887-1962, after Nelles' death. Correspondents include Ege...


Series consists of manuscripts of sermons, 1848-1887 (some undated), delivered at Victoria College and at other Ontario places.The two and a half boxes of sermons were delivered between 1848 and 1887, although a majority of them were composed duri...

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