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John Beatty fonds
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7 cm of textual records
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John Beatty was born in Ireland and converted at twenty-one years old, becoming a Methodist and a class leader. He immigrated to New York in 1807, and then to Canada West [Upper Canada] in 1819, settling "in the vicinity of the Credit," where he opened his house at Meadowvale as a preaching place for Wesleyan itinerants and was himself a Leader and Local Preacher. From 1826 to 1827, Beatty was working "under the Chairman" at "Yonge Street" and was received as a Probationer in 1828. In 1830, he became Agent of Upper Canada Academy. He served at Newmarket and Lake Simcoe, and then at Belleville where he was ordained as an Elder in either 1830 or 1833. Beatty served in London (1833), Toronto Township (1834), Yonge Street (1835), and in 1836, became Agent of Upper Canada Academy again, where he continued to serve as Agent, Steward, and then Governor until 1842 when he retired in Cobourg. He died June 30, 1864.
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Fonds consists of personal papers related to John Beatty's work as a minister and involvement with the Upper Canada Academy including correspondence, deeds, professional licences, and lists of financiers for various church projects.
Physical condition of the material is fragile. Use photocopies when available.
Immediate source of acquisition
Letters in Biographical File Collection and records of United Church's Committee of Archives indicate that a collection of John Beatty papers was donated to the Archives by Miss Dorothy Cox in ca. 1960-1961. Transferred from Victoria University Library, ca. 1984.
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Some photocopies of deeds are available in 1989.116V1-2.
Some photocopies of correspondence are available in 1989.116V1-12.
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No further accruals are expected.
See also fonds 2084: Upper Canada Academy
See also File 1991.086V-4-36 - Statement of debts due Victoria College and accounts in fonds 2086: Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Board
See also fonds 2001: Bursar's Office