Fonds UC077 - Ammi J. Parker fonds

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Ammi J. Parker fonds

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  • [182-?]-1978; predominant [182-?]-[187-?] (Creation)

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0,12 m of textual records.

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Reverend Ammi J. Parker was born on 24 July 1802 in Cornwall, Vermont. He was the son of Reverend James Parker who made missionary tours in Northern Vermont and in the border towns of Canada where he founded several churches. In 1816, Ammi J. Parker served as an apprentice and store clerk in a mercantile house at St. Albans, Vermont. Four years later, he decided to become a minister. He studied theology in New Haven and was ordained in 1828. The same year, he preached his first sermon in Stanstead. In 1829, after prospecting tours into the Eastern Townships, he was invited to stay and received aid from the Canadian Missionary Society. He organized the Danville Congregational Church in 1832, where he remained pastor for 40 years. In 1832, he married Eveline Squire from Vermont; he died on 29 October 1877.

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The fonds contains source material on the personal life and the missionary work of Reverend Ammi J. Parker from the 1820s to 1978. It consists of biographical sketches, memoirs, correspondence, an account book, subscriptions, lists of burials and settlers, reports, historical sketches, sermons, speeches, transcriptions of some documents by Douglas Walkington, and press clippings. The fonds includes the following series: Personal Life ([1829?]-1978), and Missionary Work ([182-?]-[187-?]).

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Researchers should consult the Trinity United Church (Danville-Asbestos) fonds (UC020) and the following publications: Bates, Rev. S.L.. An Historical Sketch of the First Congregational Church, Underhill, Vt., M.D.L. Thomson, Burlington, 1901.
Walkington, Douglas. Congregationalism in Canada.
Wild, Azel Washburn. Early History of Congregationalism in Vermont.

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Excerpts of the manuscript "Memories of Life in Canada" have been published in the Journal of Eastern Townships Studies, No. 5, Fall 1994, p. 99-125.
The documents were loaned in 1993 by the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada.
The documents are in English.

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1 février, 2016

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