1841-1984; predominant 1899-1939
.24 m of textual records|7 photographs : b&w
Rocksborough Remington Smith (1872-1955) was born 30 November 1872 in Brighton, England. He was educated at King's College, Nova Scotia (D.D. 1925), Cambridge University (M.A. 1902) and the University of London (B. A.). Smith received his theological training at Salisbury Theological College (B.A. 1899); he took numerous school prizes for his theological scholarship.
Smith was ordained Deacon in 1899 and Priest in 1900. He first worked as the Vice-Principal at Salisbury Theological College (1901); then as Principal, Clergy House, in Wimbledon (1903). From 1909 to 1914 Smith served as Principal of the Diocesan High School for Europeans in Rangoon, Burma, before returning to England as the Vicar of Broadstone, Dorset.
In 1921 Smith was appointed Harrold Professor, Dean of Divinity, and Vice-Principal, University of Lennoxville (Bishop's) in Quebec, Canada. He then served as Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Quebec from 1924 to 1926. In 1926, Smith was consecrated Co-adjutor Bishop of Algoma; and in 1927 he was made Diocesan Bishop of Algoma. In 1939 Smith was visiting England when the Second World War began; he chose to retire in England in that year and was succeeded by Bishop Frederick Kingston. He died in 1955.
Smith authored "The Epistle of St. Paul's First Trial" (1899) and "Christianity in the Home" (1933).
Fonds comprises records of the Right Reverend Rocksborough R. Smith, fourth Bishop of Algoma. Includes diaries and calendars, clergy lists, correspondence, newspaper clippings, orders of service, books written by Bishop Smith as well as books gifted to him, and some correspondence concerning Smith.