Bishop Edward Sullivan fonds

Start Date: 
1804
Custodial History: 

The records in Accession 2009-053 were transferred to Algoma University from Laurentian University in May 2009.

Description Level: 
Geographic Access: 
GMD: 
Language: 
Name Access: 
Subject Access: 
End Date: 
1983
Access Restriction: 

May be restrictions on access based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement and the Anglican Church of Canada's policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to established university policies and to applicable privacy legislation.

Date Range: 
1804-1983; predominant 1858-1899 and 1971-1983
Repro Restriction: 

May be restrictions on use based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement and the Anglican Church of Canada's policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to established university policies and to applicable privacy legislation.

Creator: 

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma. Bishop (1882-1896 : Sullivan)

Sullivan, Edward, 1832-1898

Physical Description: 

.12 m of textual records

20 photographs : b&w

5 cards

1 slide

Conservation: 

Minor conservation performed on fonds.

History Biographical: 

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 12 missionaries which in 1895 had increased to 34 clergy. By 1893, 26 new churches had been built, 10 rebuilt and the 68 churches in the diocese were debt-free. During the first ten years of his episcopate Sullivan traveled extensively throughout Algoma, Canada, and England on fundraising trips. 

By the fall of 1892 Algoma's finances were again strained.  The majority of the settlers in the region were not wealthy leaving the diocese heavily dependent on external charity.  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 absence the diocese did again fall into debt. In 1896 he resigned as Bishop of Algoma and took a position as rector of St. James' Cathedral in Toronto.  In June of 1899 he died at the age of sixty-six.

Sources:

  • Sullivan, Edward. Dictionary of Canadian Biography [accessed 14 August 2015]
  • "Fallen Asleep," The Algoma Missionary News 11, no. 2 (1899): 10-12.
  • Harry Huskins, "Bishops of Algoma The Sullivan Years", The Algoma Anglican 37, no. 5 (1990): 4.
Scope Content: 

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.

Repository: 
aua

Edward: Algoma - Special Services

Start Date: 
1882
Description Level: 
End Date: 
1882
Date Range: 
1882
Physical Description: 

.7 cm of textual records

rec_shelfloc: 
2009-053-001
Repository: 
Algoma University
Container Number: 
001

Letters and Extracts of Sullivan's Letters

Start Date: 
1891
Description Level: 
End Date: 
1898
Date Range: 
1891-1898
Physical Description: 

.1 cm of textual records

rec_shelfloc: 
2009-053-001
Repository: 
Algoma University
Container Number: 
001

Edward Sullivan's Clerical Licenses and Honorary Degree

Start Date: 
1863
Description Level: 
End Date: 
1882
Date Range: 
1863-1882
Physical Description: 

.2 cm of textual records

rec_shelfloc: 
2009-053-001
Repository: 
Algoma University
Container Number: 
001

Sermons by the Rev. Edward Sullivan - Afterwards Bishop of Algoma

Start Date: 
1858
Description Level: 
End Date: 
1878
Date Range: 
[Between 1858-1878]
Physical Description: 

.5 cm of textual records

rec_shelfloc: 
2009-053-001
Repository: 
Algoma University
Container Number: 
001

Edward Sullivan's Sermons

Start Date: 
1866
Description Level: 
End Date: 
1898
Date Range: 
1866-1898
Physical Description: 

.4 cm of textual records

rec_shelfloc: 
2009-053-001
Repository: 
Algoma University
Container Number: 
001

Correspondence, Cards and Photographs

Start Date: 
1882
Description Level: 
End Date: 
1974
Date Range: 
1882-1899, 1936, 1952, 1971, 1974
Physical Description: 

1 cm of textual records

rec_shelfloc: 
2009-053-001
Repository: 
Algoma University
Container Number: 
001

Correspondence, Photo, and Book Regarding Sullivan and the Steam Launch "Evangeline"

Start Date: 
1892
Description Level: 
End Date: 
1969
Date Range: 
1892, 1969
Physical Description: 

.3 cm of textual records

rec_shelfloc: 
2009-053-001
Repository: 
Algoma University
Container Number: 
001

A Reminiscence - The Great Fire in Chicago

Start Date: 
1873
Description Level: 
End Date: 
1873
Date Range: 
[After 1873]
Physical Description: 

.1 cm of textual records

rec_shelfloc: 
2009-053-001
Repository: 
Algoma University
Container Number: 
001

As it was in Algoma (Chapter 5) by Alan Sullivan

Start Date: 
1948
Description Level: 
End Date: 
1948
Date Range: 
[Before 1948]
Physical Description: 

.3 cm of textual records

rec_shelfloc: 
2009-053-001
Repository: 
Algoma University
Container Number: 
001

Notes by Alan Sullivan on Arrival in Sault Ste. Marie

Start Date: 
1947
Description Level: 
End Date: 
1947
Date Range: 
1947 July
Physical Description: 

.1 cm of textual records

rec_shelfloc: 
2009-053-001
Repository: 
Algoma University
Container Number: 
001

With My Back To A Tree by Alan Sullivan

Start Date: 
1948
Description Level: 
End Date: 
1948
Date Range: 
[Before 1948]
Physical Description: 

.1 cm of textual records

rec_shelfloc: 
2009-053-001
Repository: 
Algoma University
Container Number: 
001

The Last Few Days in the Life of the Late Rt. Rev. Edward Sullivan, D.D., Sometime Bishop of Algoma and Late Rector of St. Jame's Cathedral, Toronto. Died 6th January 1899

Start Date: 
1936
Description Level: 
End Date: 
1936
Date Range: 
[Before 1936]
Physical Description: 

.2 cm of textual records

rec_shelfloc: 
2009-053-001
Repository: 
Algoma University
Container Number: 
001

Venice and Other Verse by Alan Sullivan, Inscribed to Annie Gorby in 1900

Start Date: 
1893
Description Level: 
End Date: 
1893
Date Range: 
[1893?]
Physical Description: 

.2 cm of textual records

rec_shelfloc: 
2009-053-001
Repository: 
Algoma University
Container Number: 
001

Descendants of Edward Sullivan - Visits to Sault Ste. Marie and Correspondence

Start Date: 
1973
Description Level: 
End Date: 
1982
Date Range: 
1973-1982
Physical Description: 

.5 cm of textual records

rec_shelfloc: 
2009-053-001
Repository: 
Algoma University
Container Number: 
001

New Testament and Psalms Presented to Gowan Fillimor at His Ordination to Deacon at Sault Ste. Marie on 26th October 1884

Description Level: 
Date Range: 
[1804?]
Physical Description: 

2 cm of textual records

rec_shelfloc: 
2009-053-001
Repository: 
Algoma University
Container Number: 
001