Fonds MSS SC 14 - Samuel Pritchard Matheson fonds

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Samuel Pritchard Matheson fonds

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  • 1919 (Creation)
    Matheson, Samuel Pritchard

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0.01 m of textual records.

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Archbishop Samuel Pritchard Matheson began seeking support to build a church in 1876 and became the first minister of All Saints' Church, Victoria, Manitoba in 1877. While he was the Canon of St. John's Cathedral, he was also a professor of theology at St. John's College. Matheson was appointed as the 2nd Chancellor of the University of Manitoba in 1908 and was succeeded by John Dafoe in 1934. Between 1905 and 1936, he was the Archbishop of Rupert's Land and Primate of All Canada beginning in 1909.

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The fonds consists of one letter from Archbishop Matheson to A.V. Mitchener at Manitoba Agricultural College dated November 17, 1919. Archbishop Matheson's letter is a response to Mitchener's request for information on the grasshopper plague of 1867-1868.

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