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George W. Hodgson archives

  • CA PEI SPCA 001
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1916

The archives consist of personal and church-related records created or received by George W. Hodgson in his capacity as rector of St. Peter's Cathedral Church. Series include: certificates, correspondence, diaries, notes and sermons, printed communications and addresses, and records of personal and life events.

The archives include the following files and items, described in more detail in the finding aid:

-- Appointment of G. W. Hodgson as Deacon, Admission of Holy Orders, 11 June 1865 (File 1)
-- Appointment of George W. Hodgson to Parish of Falmouth, Nova Scotia, 12 June 1865 (File 2)
-- Appointment of George W. Hodgson to Parish of St. John, Lunenburg, 24 December 1866 (File 3)
-- Appointment of George W. Hodgson as Chaplain, St. Peter’s, 25 May 1869 (File 4)
-- Admission of George W. Hodgson to Incumbency of St. Peter’s, 29 June 1873 (File 5)
-- Appointment of George W. Hodgson as Priest Incumbent St. Peter’s, 3 August 1873 (File 6)
-- Rev. George W. Hodgson Diary 1871-1872 (File 7)
-- George W. Hodgson Diary 1880, 19 January 1880 – 31 March 1880 (File 8)
-- “G.W. Hodgson’s Notes on a Trip 1882-3”, 19 April 1882 – 29 October 1883 (describing a trip from Charlottetown to other parts of Prince Edward Island and to London, England) (File 9)
-- George W. Hodgson Notes and Reflections, 1 February 1885 – 29 March 1885 (File 10)
-- George W. Hodgson correspondence, 1867-1885 (see below for further details about correspondence) (File 11)
-- George W. Hodgson notes for confirmation classes, 1871-1885 (File 12)
-- George W. Hodgson, “Notes of Conversations with Candidates for Conversion 1883-1884” [1885?] and "The Sevenfold Gift: Notes for Confirmation Classes, by Rev. George W. Hodgson" (Toronto, Church Book Room, 1915) (File 13)
-- Confirmation Register, 1869-1877 (File 14)
-- Register of communicants (File 15)
-- Printed communications and addresses, 1869-1885, n.d. (File 16)
-- George W. Hodgson death, funeral, and memorial records, 1885, 1886, 1888, 1911, 1916, n.d. (File 17)

The file of correspondence includes the items listed below:

Item 1: from J. C. [English?], Halifax, to G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, 11 December 1868, re: church paper?
Item 2: from J. C. [English?], Halifax, to G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, 12 December 1868, re: names for a committee of management
Item 3: from T. Haviland, Charlottetown, to G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, 17 December 1872 , re: a gift of lamps for the chancel
Item 4: from Church Wardens and Vestry, Charlottetown, to G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, 23 July 1877, re: vote of thanks to G. W. H. and John Ellis for fitting the interior of the church
Item 5: from [?], Halifax, to G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, 11 September 1879, re: Lieutenant Governor’s certificate
Item 6: from [?], Halifax, to G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, 20 [January?] 1880, re: statement of investments requested
Item 7: from [?], Halifax, to G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, 6 April 1880, re: disappointment with G. W. H. re: sacramental character of marriage
Item 8: from J. G. MacGregor, Dalhousie College, Halifax, to G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, 11 January 1884, re: whether King’s College should move to Halifax or Dalhousie should move to Windsor
Item 9: from G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, to Horace Haszard Esq., Charlottetown, 21 January 1885, re: Canada Temperance Act, elections (transcribed)
Item 10: from G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, to Leo Davidson, Charlottetown, 16 February 1885, re: stopping the paper delivery (letter is from Hodgson’s copy book)
Item 11: from G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, to Messrs Pitcairn, Charlottetown, 16 February 1885, re: a shipment of stained glass (letter is from Hodgson’s copy book)
Item 12: from G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, to J. A. McLean, Charlottetown, 21 January 1885, re: Canada Temperance Act, elections (transcribed)
Item 13: from G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, to J. A. McLean, Charlottetown, 24 January 1885, re: Canada Temperance Act, elections (transcribed)
Item 14: from G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, to J. A. McLean, Charlottetown, 8 January 1885, re: whether King’s College should move to Halifax or Dalhousie should move to Windsor (22 page letter from Hodgson’s copy book)
Item 15: from G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, to Murray [Hodgson?], Charlottetown, 9 March 1885, re: new college in Halifax, funds (transcribed)
Item 16: from G. W. Hodgson, Charlottetown, to L. H. Davies Esq. M.A., Charlottetown, 9 April 1885, re: imprisonment of P. P. Gillis, Temperance Act (transcribed)
Item 17: from Parishioners of St. George’s, Falmouth, Nova Scotia, to George W. Hodgson, Falmouth, Nova Scotia, 31 December 1866, re: extending thanks for his service as minister on his departure for Prince Edward Island
Item 18: note on voting rights for congregation, >1879, re: “42 Vic. Cap XIX (1879) re: persons entitled to vote at meetings of congregation”

George W. Hodgson

James Simpson archives

  • CA PEI SPCA 002
  • Fonds
  • 1886-2004

The archives consist of personal and church-related records created or received by James Simpson in his capacity as priest incumbent of St. Peter's Cathedral Church. Series include: correspondence, diaries, speeches, printed communications and addresses, notes and sermons, publications, and records related to personal and life events, along with a file of miscellaneous documents.

Included in the archives are the files summarized below; see also the finding aid.

-- File 1: Miscellaneous correspondence, 1886-1912
-- File 2: Correspondence with newspapers, [1892-1920?] (includes copies of published sermons)
-- File 3: Correspondence with newspapers – letter re: state of Cathedral, March 1906
-- File 4: “DAY BOOK 1917 – Dec 1926”, 1917-1952 - a bound day book recording life events (birth, baptism, marriage, death), organized by day according to the pre-printed pages of the book. There are often multiple entries per day. The book appears to have been used not only by Canon Simpson but also by Canon Malone. The contents span several dates before and after the 1917-1926 dates shown on the label. This kind of book might have been kept as an aide memoire by the minister to help with visits or to remember special events. The book was not intended to replace vital events records.
-- File 5: Rothesay C. Stewart Speech to Leicester Medical Society, 9 November 1904
-- File 6: Printed communications and addresses, including sermons, 1887-1920
-- File 7: Notes and sermons, 1899, n.d.
-- File 8: St. Peter’s Jubilee Celebrations, correspondence, 1919
-- File 9: Memorial service for Queen Victoria – sermon and notes, 1901, n.d.
-- File 10: Canon James Simpson death and memorial records, [1920-1924?] (includes documents related to Simpson’s death and plans for a memorial to his name; also a memorial to Sister Theresa. The records also include information about Simpson’s son Stewart Basil Simpson, who was killed in action in the First World War on 1 October 1916)
-- File 11: Cuthbert Aikman Simpson information, 1969-2004 (documentation related to James Simpson’s son, Cuthbert Aikman Simpson (1892-1969), who was Dean of Christchurch, Oxford, from 1959 to 1969)
-- File 12: Pamphlets, [1899-1918] (pamphlets removed from St. Peter’s Altar Service Book, which was kept at the altar and used during Canon Simpson’s tenure as priest incumbent)
-- File 13: Forms of Prayer for Private and Public Use in Time of War (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1915) (publication removed from St. Peter’s Altar Service Book, which was kept at the altar and used during Canon Simpson’s tenure as priest incumbent)
-- File 14: James Simpson Intersessions and Notes, [1899- ?] (notes, which include references to different parishioners and reasons for providing prayers, removed from St. Peter’s Altar Service Book, which was kept at the altar and used during Canon Simpson’s tenure as priest incumbent)
-- File 15: “Lists of gifts and memorials in St. Peter’s Cathedral from its foundation, so far as can be gathered” 1890; “Names of subscribers to Memorial Chapel to March 1, 1890”; “Collected for memorial: Miss Davies, Miss [R.] Stewart,” (1 sheet) [1890]; loose documents removed from the sacristy to the archives on 25 February 2019 and identified as from James Simpson’s incumbency.
-- File 16: Survey of Clergy, no date, re: a survey of clergy to identify the names of clergy in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and to identify barriers to entering a church career.
-- File 17: Notes re: jurisdiction of Prince Edward Island, no date, re: background to the jurisdiction of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia for the church.

James Simpson

E. M. Malone archives

  • CA PEI SPCA 003
  • Fonds
  • 1905-2019

The archives consist of personal and church-related records created or received by Canon E. M. Malone in his capacity as priest incumbent of St. Peter's Cathedral Church. Series include: writings and publications, notes and sermons, correspondence, communications and addresses, reports and studies, confirmation records, congregational lists, Bibles and prayer books, service notices and prayers, records related to church administration, and records relating to personal and life events.

Canon Malone was a prolific writer; included in the archives are manuscripts and published versions of many of his works. Among his archives are also detailed list of parishioners serving in the armed forces during both the First World War and Second World War, along with copies of published and unpublished war-time prayers used during both wars.

Among the issues or topics referred to in the E. M. Malone Archives are the following: catechisms; communion; the Church of England in Canada; the Eikon Basilike; the foundations of St. Peter's Cathedral; Punch Magazine; Barbados; Antigua; Queen's College; Dalhousie University; The Book of Common Prayer; Margaret Hegan Malone (Canon Malone's second wife); World War II; requiem masses and lists of members of the congregation serving in the military; Diocese of Nova Scotia. See the file list for details about these different issues or topics, as reflected in the file titles in the list.

E.M. Malone

Edward Jarvis Hodgson archives

  • CA PEI SPCA 004
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1947, [2000]

The archives consist of both personal and business records created or accumulated by Edward Jarvis Hodgson, including records related to the administration of St. Peter's Cathedral Church. A large portion of the archives relate to the operations of the Hodgson Trust, which was established after E.J. Hodgson's death, along with record of other trust accounts established during Hodgson's lifetime or after his death.

The file list provides details of the contents of the archives. Some of the names mentioned in the records, as shown in the file list, include the following: Thomas Handrahan, Matilda Peake, George Peake, Ralph Peake, Charles Wright, Charles Leigh (and wife), Edward Thomas Caswell, Margaret Brenan, Margaret Matilda Jane Hodgson (nee Brecken, Edward Hodgson's widow), Helen Brecken (and the Helen Brecken Memorial Trust.)

Edward Jarvis Hodgson

Peter Westin manuscripts

  • CA PEI SPCA 005
  • Fonds
  • [1984-1994]

The archives consist of draft manuscripts of books and chapters written by Peter Westin about the history of St. Peter's Cathedral. The documents include manuscripts of: "The Prayers of the People: The Canon Malone Years, 1921-1952"; "The Outbreak of War" (identified as Chapter XI of a manuscript); "A Footsoldier for Christ: The Canon Westin Years"; and "Anglicanism in Transition: The Cathedral Years: 1974-1990".

Peter Westin

Walter Aidan Cotton archives

  • CA PEI SPCA 006
  • Fonds
  • [1940?-1958]

The archives consist of handwritten and typed manuscripts of various writings by Walter Aidan Cotton, along with correspondence about his manuscripts, his last will and testament, and his wishes for the management of his publications and writings. The titles represented in the archives include: Faith in Christ and the Belief in Miracles; The Priesthood and the Resurrection; The Sap of the Vine; and The Sublimation of Life in God's Sacramental Universe.

Walter Aidan Cotton

Women's Auxiliary and Anglican Church Women archives

  • CA PEI SPCA 007
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2017

The archives includes the official records of the Women's Auxiliary and the Anglican Church Women, along with records related to the Guild of St. Mary the Virgin of St. Peter's Cathedral and the Women's Guild. Also included is documentation related to the Girls' Auxiliary, Junior Women's Auxiliary, and Afternoon Branch. The records include: historical information, constitution and bylaws, handbooks and guidebooks, minutes and agendas, attendance registers and membership records, annual reports, correspondence, meeting programmes, financial account books, receipts, and expenditure records.

Anglican Church Women of Prince Edward Island

Rural Deanery minutes

  • CA PEI SPCA 008
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1948, 1957-1968

The archives consist of two minute books: one titled “Minute Book, Rural Deanery, 1914-48,”dating from 24 June 1914 to 22 June 1948, and one titled “Deanery Chapter Meetings 1957-68,” dating from 14-15 January 1957 to 20 February 1968.

Rural Deanery

Binney Group archives

  • CA PEI SPCA 009
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2017

The Binney Group archives consist of official records of the activities of the Binney Group, including bylaws, meeting minutes and agendas, financial reports, notebooks and planning records, service leaflets and programmes, correspondence, and photographs. Included among the archives are records documenting the work of the Binney Group to carry out or provide support for bake sales, fudge sales, pantry sales, card parties, men's breakfasts, bazaars, annual dinners, Anglican Church Women activities, Diocesan Church Society activities, Christian Council activities, and fashion shows, including the Froggies Fashion Show in 2002 and the Women of the Bible Fashion Shows from 1999-2001. The archives also depict Christmas and Easter parties and other social events organized by or involving members of the Binney Group. Key members of the Binney Group whose names appear throughout the archives include Peggy Holland, Marjorie Vessey, Betty Acorn, Ann Francis, and Norma Simpson.

Binney Group

Diocesan Church Society Archives

  • CA PEI SPCA 010
  • Fonds
  • 1886-[2010?], N.D.

The Diocesan Church Society archives consist of annual reports, minutes, correspondence, secretaries files, and other business records related to the work of the society from the late 1800s to the first decade of the 21st century. Annual reports for the society are available from 1886 to 1888, with the following gaps: 1887, 1912, 1915, 1917, 1920, 1980, 1985. The only annual reports for subsequent years are one copy for 1998 and one copy for 2007.

Diocesan Church Society

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