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John Fletcher McLaughlin fonds
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43 cm of textual records
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John Fletcher McLaughlin was born in Cavan Township in 1863. He attended Victoria University from 1885 to 1888 and then entered the Methodist ministry. In 1891, he was appointed to the Chair in Hebrew at Victoria and lectured in Biology for the 1891-1892 year before spending two years at Oxford University preparing for his teaching career. From 1892 to 1932 he was Professor of Oriental Languages and Literature at Victoria, also teaching Old Testament. He was Dean of the Faculty of Theology from 1920 to 1928 and Registrar at Emmanuel College from 1928 to 1931. His daughter, Roberta Irwin, is also his biographer.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of personal correspondence, 1878-1933; correspondence re death, 1933-1934; correspondence re biography; diaries, 1876-1892; addresses, prayers, sermons, notes, and articles; clippings; and drafts of biography by Roberta Irwin.
Immediate source of acquisition
Originally part of the United Church of Canada archives collections and transferred to Victoria University Archives in 1992.
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Microfilm copy available on 1 unverified microfilm reel: positive and negative. Note: The arrangement of the files in the finding aid, does not appear to match the microfilm.
Scanned PDF copy of microfilm is also available: http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/archives/holdings/f2043_john_fletcher_mclaughlin/download/92_007V.pdf (100MB)
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Generated finding aid
For records related to his time as Dean of the Faculty of Theology, see the Faculty of Theology Fonds (2022), series 2, subseries 2 (Records of John Fletcher McLaughlin).
For photographs and additional records related to Roberta Irwin's biography work, please see the Roberta Irwin Fonds (2044).