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Upper Canada Academy fonds
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18 cm of textual records
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Name of creator
Upper Canada Academy was constituted at Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada in 1830, and established by Royal Charter in 1836. Its name was changed to Victoria College by Act of Legislature, 1841.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records related to the founding of Upper Canada Academy, which later became Victoria College. Records includes the Royal Charter, constitutions, financial records, register of students and notebooks of Reverend John Beatty and Matthew Richey. Also included are one series of minutes: Minutes of the Upper Canada Academy Building Committee, 1831-1836; Minutes of the Upper Canada Academy and Victoria College Managing Committee, 1836-1843; and minutes of the Victoria College Financial Committee, 1843-1849.
Some damage - requires restoration or copying.
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The Royal Charter and wax impression are available in digital format. See file level for links.
Restrictions on access
Royal Charter can be viewed subject to conditions outlined in "Statement on access to Royal Charter, 1836" (saved in the accession file and with the Charter). There is a similar statement for accessing the Wax Seal, also found with the Charter or in the accession file.
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For additional information on the creation of the Upper Canada Academy, see also the personal fonds of John Beatty (fonds 2160).