Series 02 - History of Divinity

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History of Divinity

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CA BU MG065-02

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  • 1992-1993 (Creation)
    Sweeny, James

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3 cm of textual records

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James Sweeny received a B.A. from Concordia University in 1975, and an M.A. from Bishop's University in 1994. The subject of his thesis being A History of the Faculty of Divinity, Bishop's University, 1843-1971. He is also the author of Our saints and our stories : a history of the churches in the Greater Parish of St. Francis of Assisi (1996) and A short history of the Diocese of Quebec 1793-1993 (1993). For many years he was the editor of the Quebec Diocesan Gazette. He also worked at Bishop's University Library and served as the Diocesan Archivist for the Diocese of Quebec. He retired in 2019.

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Series consists of letters received during James Sweeny's Masters thesis research on the history of Divinity. Includes letters from individual Bede members (Guild of the Venerable Bede) who taught at Bishop's 1921-1972. Includes additional related items.
Letters from Bede members (Guild of the Venerable Bede):

  • Rocksborough-Smith 1921-1926
  • Carrington 1927-1935
  • Basil Jones 1936-1949
  • Coleman 1950-1951
  • Jellicoe 1952-1972

Varia - items donated with the above:

  • Montreal Gazette, 1886 - concerning Bishop's College as a Diocesan College
  • On the Ventilation of Dwelling-houses and schools by Henry H. Miles, 1858
    • Anglican Church of Canada General Synod Committee on Theological Education, 1970's, with cover letter to Sidney Jellicoe

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