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John Potts fonds
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3 cm of textual records
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John Potts was a clergyman and co-Bursar/co-Treasurer of Victoria University, 1900–1907.
Born in Ireland and originally an Episcopalian, he was ordained in the Methodist Church in 1861. He served at Thorold, 1859-1861; London, 1862-1864; Toronto Yorkville, 1865-1866; Hamilton West, 1867-1869; Montreal, 1870-1872; and then in Toronto and Montreal until his appointment in 1901 as Secretary of Education in the Methodist Church until his death. In 1901 he was also appointed as President of the Lord's Day Alliance and was a member of the Board and Senate of Victoria College. He was married to Margaret Bredin in 1861.
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Fonds consists of copies of outgoing letters primarily relating to personal matters; includes copies of letters written by others after Rev. Potts' death, relating to his personal affairs.
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Transferred from the Bursar's Office
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For material related to his time as co-Bursar, see also Bursar's Office fonds (Fonds 2001).