Fonds F3544 - Harry Mitchell Pearson fonds

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Harry Mitchell Pearson fonds

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CA ON00340 F3544

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  • 1914-1938 (Creation)
    Pearson, Harry Mitchell, 1891-1938

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24 cm of textual records
3 photographs

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Harry Mitchell Pearson (1891-1938) was a Presbyterian/United Church minister and chaplain. He was born in Hamilton and educated at the University of Toronto and Knox College. While a student, 'Mitch' Pearson served at the following charges: Birds Hill, Manitoba, Stouffville, Ontario, Kelly Charge, Killam, Alberta, Baxters Harbour, Nova Scotia, Cape St. George, Newfoundland, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, and Lockeport, Nova Scotia. He also served as chaplain to internment camps at Petawawa and Kapuskasing. It was during this chaplaincy that Rev. Pearson was ordained by the Presbytery of Kapuskasing in 1917. After ordination, Rev. Pearson served the following charges: St. Enoch's, Toronto; Knox United, Kenora; St. Giles', Winnipeg; and Brant Avenue, Brantford. In 1925, he was married to Olive Beatrice McLean. Another part of Rev. Pearson's ministry consisted of writing plays, of which at least one was published, and radio broadcasting. In addition, he taught religious dramatics at Wesley College in Winnipeg.

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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 the following: a personal baptismal register for Toronto, Ontario, 1918-1923; Kapuskasing, Ontario, 1917; Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, 1919, 1922; East Green Harbour, Nova Scotia, 1920; Springfield, Mass., 1921 and Niagara Falls, Ontario, 1923; a personal marriage register for Toronto, Ontario, 1918-1925; Kenora, Ontario, 1925-1928, and Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1927; sermons, 1917-1938; dramatizations, 1933-1937; Bible study material, 1924-1938; college and seminary papers, 1914-1920; miscellaneous documents relating to Rev. Pearson's education, chaplaincy, ministry and his untimely death, 1904-1938; and photographs.

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