Fonds F3289 - A. Caroline MacDonald fonds

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A. Caroline MacDonald fonds

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CA ON00340 F3289

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  • 1910-1938 (Creation)
    MacDonald, A. Caroline, 1881-1931

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36 cm of textual records
11 photographs

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A. Caroline MacDonald (1881-1931) was a missionary to Japan. She was born in Wingham, Ontario and graduated from the University of Toronto in math and physics. She was appointed the first National Secretary of the Japan Young Women's Christian Association in 1904, and worked to establish hostels for girls in Tokyo. She studied theology in Aberdeen, 1910-1911, and after 1913 she became deeply involved in work with prisoners and their families. She was the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Toronto; she was also decorated by the Emperor of Japan and recognized by the Canadian Department of Justice. She returned to Canada in 1931 due to poor health and died the same year.

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This material forms part of the General Council program of the United Church of Canada Archive.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, 1910-1932, notes, addresses and articles, 1922-1931, daily journals and diaries, 1910-1923, biographical material; and photographs.

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