Fonds F3384 - Hugh Dobson Collection

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Hugh Dobson Collection

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CA ON00340 F3384

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  • 1912-1951 (Creation)
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    Dobson, Hugh Wesley, 1879-1956

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123 microfilm reels : negative

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(1879-1956)

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Hugh Wesley Dobson (1879-1956) was a Methodist/United Church minister and church administrator. He was born in Molesworth, Ontario, was ordained in 1906, and taught at Wesley College in 1911 and 1912, where he was appointed Registrar. In 1913, he was appointed Western Field Secretary for the Department of Evangelism and Social Service of the Methodist Church. He toured Canada and the United States publicizing social issues and promoting the temperance movement. In 1924 Rev. Dobson was appointed Associate Secretary of the Board of Evangelism and Social Service of the United Church and moved to Vancouver.

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

Scope and content

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, surveys, pamphlets, articles, and other literature on a wide range of social issues including: marriage and family, immigration, prison reform, child welfare, temperance, venereal disease, observance of the sabbath, human rights, racial relations, the disabled, labour, health insurance and gambling, 1912-1951.

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  • English

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Originals held by The United Church of Canada British Columbia Conference Archives, Vancouver.

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Open

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Finding aids 32 and 168 were two parts of the same finding aid which were combined April 1993 into 168.

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1986.359C/MR

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