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Thomas Johnson fonds
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CA ETRC P009
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Env. 54 textual records. - 1 photograph.
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Thomas Johnson was born in Bampton, Westmoreland, England in 1789. Ordained deacon in 1815 in the United Church of England and Ireland and priest in 1817, in 1819 he was sent to Canada, to the Diocese of Quebec, by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. He was assigned to the mission of Charleston before being transferred to Abbotsford in 1830. In 1850 or 1851, he retired. Johnson died in 1881 at the age of 92.
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The fonds contains source material on the work of the Reverend Thomas Johnson, the Reverend Frederick Robinson and the Archdeacon George Jehoshaphat Mountain from 1829 to 1845 and is also of value as a source of information on the settlement of Abbotsford, originally called Yamaska Mountain. The fonds consists of photocopies of originals dated 1830 to 1845: the Journal of Visitation in the Eastern Townships by George Jehoshaphat Mountain in 1829, correspondence, circular letters, receipts, and biographical notes on Rev. Johnson. It is comprised of the following series: Thomas Johnson, Rev. ([197-?]), Frederick Robinson, Rev. ([197-?]), Abbotsford ([197-?]), and George Jehoshaphat Mountain ([197-?]).
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The original journal of G.J. Mountain is housed at the Quebec Diocesan Archives, Bishop's University.
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No more accruals are expected.
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The documents were donated in two accessions by Reginald E. Buzzell from California (lot 1) and Richard D. Moysey from Montreal (lot 2).
While the documents' original lot numbers were ignored in the arrangement of the fonds, they are identified on the document backs.
The documents are in English.
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28 janvier, 2016