St. Peter's Cathedral Archives houses and makes available the Cathedral official archives, along with archival materials related to the church community in Charlottetown and across Prince Edward Island.
The photograph is a head and shoulders portrait of Dr. Magee . A handwritten note on the front shows the words "Dr. Magee, Bishop of Peterborough."
According to research, the Very Rev Dr William Connor Magee DD DCL (17 December 1821 – 5 May 1891) was an Irish clergyman of the Anglican Church, who served as Bishop of Peterborough from 1868 to 1891 and as Archbishop of York for a short period in 1891.
The photograph is a full-length portrait of Reverend Edmund Wood. A handwritten note on the back reads "Reverend E. Wood, St. John the Evangelist, Montreal." "Rev. Edmund Wood" is also written on the front.
Research suggests that Father Edmund Wood (1830-1090) founded the Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Montreal in 1861. He introduced the principles of the Oxford Movement to St. John’s and to the Diocese of Montreal. The parish was the first Anglican church in Canada to celebrate daily Mass and provide private Confession, and the first in Quebec to reserve the Blessed Sacrament. It is noted that St. John’s was the first parish in the diocese (and one of the first in the country) not to rent pews, in keeping with the principle that the church is open to all.
PHOTO 0308 shows the interior of St. John the Evangelist Church in Montreal.
One clerical textile, which appears to be an antependium. Details about the purpose, use, or value of the item are not available; dates of [1869-2020] have been assigned to reflect the inclusive dates of St. Peter's Cathedral Church, but no more precise information is available.
Seven clerical caps. Details about the purpose, use, or value of the items are not available; dates of [1869-2020] have been assigned to reflect the inclusive dates of St. Peter's Cathedral Church, but no more precise information is available.
One black clerical hood with purple trim. Details about the purpose, use, or value of the item are not available; dates of [1869-2020] have been assigned to reflect the inclusive dates of St. Peter's Cathedral Church, but no more precise information is available.
The missal is inscribed on the front leaf with the following: To the Glory of God and in pious memory of Margaret Matilda Jane Wife of Edward Jarvis Hodgson, This Missal was illuminated by Henry Coleridge Stuart for use at the Altar of the Chapel of All Souls St. Peter's Cathedral, Charlottetown, M. E. J. 1892."
The inside cover is embossed with a similar inscription in Latin, showing the book in memory of "Magaritae Matilda Joanna Hodgson," wife of Edward Jarvis Hodgson, showing death date of 19 October 1889.
This large-print Book of Common Prayer is inscribed with "Peter Macgowan" and also contains inserts and handwritten notes. The inscription donating the book is as follows: Mr. Hodgson, Dear Sir, I send you my father Mr. Peter Macgowan's prayer book as I feel that it ought to be given to St. Peter's Church he being a member and very much interested in it. And if you would like to keep it I give it to you for that purpose. Very truly yours, Emilie Gray, Monday.
Also included in the book are several handwritten entries that appear to record the arrivals to and departures from Prince Edward Island of many people over a number of years, as well as the burial (and sometimes disinterment) of notable people.