Fonds 2084 - Upper Canada Academy fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Upper Canada Academy fonds

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Level of description


Reference code

CA ON00357 2084

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1831-1849 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

18 cm of textual records

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Administrative history

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.

Custodial history

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.

Notes area

Physical condition

Some damage - requires restoration or copying.

Immediate source of acquisition



Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

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.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Generated finding aid

Associated materials

Related materials


General note

For additional information on the creation of the Upper Canada Academy, see also the personal fonds of John Beatty (fonds 2160).

Alternative identifier(s)


Administrative Bodies

Standard number area

Standard number

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres