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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 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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Rowsell's Diary.

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

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...

Notebook of Speeches

Address to London Conference re: Christianity. June, 1879.Address to Kingston Conference re: Education for the Ministry. June 20, 1879.Address at Educational Meeting. Port Hope. June, 1879.Address to Cobourg Collegiate Institute re: Use of Going t...

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