1804-1983; predominant 1858-1899 and 1971-1983
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma. Bishop (1882-1896 : Sullivan)|Sullivan, Edward, 1832-1898
.12 m of textual records|20 photographs : b&w|5 cards|1 slide
Edward Sullivan (1832-1899) was born August 18, 1832 in Lurgan, Ireland and graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1857. He came to Canada and was ordained by Benjamin Cronyn, first Bishop of Huron in 1858 and 1859. He was curate in London Township then assistant at St George's, Montreal before becoming Rector of Trinity Church, Chicago in 1868.
He returned to Canada after 10 years to become Rector of St George's, Montreal, where he was when elected Bishop of Algoma in 1882. The following year he was elected third Bishop of Huron but turned down the position to continue his work in Algoma.
At the start of his episcopate there were 18 missionaries which in 1895 had increased to 30 clergy. By 1893, 26 new churches had been built, 10 rebuilt and the 68 churches in the diocese were debt-free. The bishop first became ill in the autumn of 1893 and he began spending winters in the south of France. During this period of enforced absense the diocese did again fall into debt.
Fonds comprises records, primarily textual and photographic, detailing Sullivan's career as an Anglican priest and bishop as well as some records by and concerning his descendants, including his son, Governor-General Award winning author Alan Sullivan. Includes correspondence, photographs, cards, sermons, a New Testament, a book of special services, clerical licenses, and other materials.