Fonds F3718 - George R. Sanderson fonds

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George R. Sanderson fonds

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CA ON00340 F3718

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1 cm of textual material
180 photographs

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George Rivers Sanderson (1816-1898) was a Wesleyan Methodist Minister and London Conference President. He was born in Kingston and trained in the British Wesleyan Congregation and Sunday-school. To further his religious studies, Rev. Sanderson attended Upper Canada Academy, now called Victoria University. After a year there he cut his studies short and was received by the Methodist Church on trail to work the Thames circuit. In 1841 He was ordained and subsequently worked the Stamford and St. Catharines circuits. During his career he was called to the following charges: Port Hope, Picton, Belleville, Kinston, London, Strathroy and Sarnia. In 1849 he was appointed editor of the Christian Guardian and worked there for five years until he took a ministerial position in Cobourg. Between 1854 and1859 he worked as a Book Steward in Toronto. In 1860 he was elected Chairman of the London District and subsequently held the following offices: 1861 representative to the English Wesleyan Conference; 1871 co-delegate of London Conference; 1872 representative to the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States; 1877 and 1885 President of London Conference; 1874 Delegate of first General Council; 1878 delegate of General Conference. In 1877 Victoria University awarded him an honorary doctorate of divinity. He married Amelia Jemima Davidson in 1842.

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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 two series: 1) Personal Papers, 1836-1898, 2) Photographs, [18--]-[189-].

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