Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00225 2B Annex - William Wood Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00225 2B Annex


William Wood Papers


  • 1834-1871 (Creation)

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1 box

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(fl. 1834-1871)

Biographical history

Rev. William Wood emigrated to Canada from England in 1834. In 1832 he was appointed Catechist and Lay Reader by Bishop Strachan. In 1858, he was ordained Deacon in a service at St. Paul's Church in London, Ont. In 1859, he was ordained as Priest by the Bishop of Huron. He served as the incumbent at St. John's Church, Port Rowan, from 1858 until his retirement in 1878. He died in 1896.

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Given to the Library by H.M.F. Logan of Princeton, B.C., 1985.

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The collection consists of correspondence and papers written by or addressed to Woods. Letters are chiefly from family members in England, but also includes three letters by Wood giving Canadian news and some extracts relating to his experiences during the Mackenzie Rebellion, copied from his journal (dated 1837-38).

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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