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Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma. Bishop (1927-1939 : Smith)

Bishop Rocksborough R. Smith fonds

Description
Start Date: 
1841
End Date: 
1984
Date Range: 
1841-1984; predominant 1899-1939
Physical Description: 

.24 m of textual records

7 photographs : b&w

Arrangement: 
Fonds is arranged in files.
History Biographical: 

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 George Frederick Kingston.  In England, from 1939-1942, he served as General Secretary of the Church Union and as Rector of Lapford, Devon. 

Smith fully retired in 1942 and lived his remaining years at Hove, Sussex.  He passed on April 5, 1955. Smith authored "The Epistle of St. Paul's First Trial" (1899) and "Christianity in the Home" (1933).

Second photograph: The Algoma Anglican 12, no. 7 (1968): 4. Algoma University Archives, 2013-086_001_004_018.

Scope Content: 

Fonds is comprised of 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.

Repository: 
aua
Admin
Custodial History: 

The records in Accessions 2009-056 and 2009-069 were transferred to Algoma University from Laurentian University in May 2009.

Access Restriction: 

May be restrictions on access based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement and the Diocese's Policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to all applicable privacy legislation.

Repro Restriction: 

May be restrictions on use based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement and the Diocese's Policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to all applicable privacy legislation.

Conservation: 

Minor conservation performed on fonds.

Description Level: 
Geographic Access: 

Book of Letters of Appreciation from Clergy Members

Description
Start Date: 
1939
End Date: 
1939
Date Range: 
1939
Physical Description: 

4 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
002
Shelf Location: 
2009-069-001
Container Number: 
001
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

A Study in Episcopal Succession (1408 - 1926) by The Right Rev. Rocksborough R. Smith

Description
Start Date: 
1944
End Date: 
1944
Date Range: 
[1944]
Physical Description: 

.3 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
001
Shelf Location: 
2009-069-001
Container Number: 
001
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

Correspondence Concerning Rocksborough Smith

Description
Start Date: 
1977
End Date: 
1984
Date Range: 
1977-1984
Physical Description: 

.1 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
008
Shelf Location: 
2009-056-002
Container Number: 
002
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

Book of Psalms

Description
Start Date: 
1863
End Date: 
1863
Date Range: 
1863
Physical Description: 

2 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
007
Shelf Location: 
2009-056-002
Container Number: 
002
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

Tracts for the Times

Description
Start Date: 
1841
End Date: 
1841
Date Range: 
1841
Physical Description: 

.5 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
006
Shelf Location: 
2009-056-002
Container Number: 
002
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

The Seven Sayings from the Cross, William Bright, D. D.

Description
Start Date: 
1887
End Date: 
1887
Date Range: 
1887
Physical Description: 

.7 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
005
Shelf Location: 
2009-056-002
Container Number: 
002
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

Christianity in the Home

Description
Start Date: 
1933
End Date: 
1933
Date Range: 
1933
Physical Description: 

1.5 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
004
Shelf Location: 
2009-056-002
Container Number: 
002
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

The Epistle of St. Paul's First Trial

Description
Start Date: 
1899
End Date: 
1899
Date Range: 
1899
Physical Description: 

.5 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
003
Shelf Location: 
2009-056-002
Container Number: 
002
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

Almanack and Diary

Description
Start Date: 
1937
End Date: 
1938
Date Range: 
1937-1938
Physical Description: 

1.5 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
002
Shelf Location: 
2009-056-002
Container Number: 
002
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: