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Fonds RC0078 - Gladys McAndrew fonds

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Gladys McAndrew fonds

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RC0078

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  • 1943-1954 (Creation)

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15 cm of textual records

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McAndrew, Gladys ([19--?]-)

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Gladys McAndrew was an active member of Christ Church Cathedral in Hamilton, Ontario and was very involved with the supply department of the Women's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church (Missions) for Canada and overseas. During her 20 years of service, she spent a brief term as the Dominion Dorcas Secretary-Treasurer. The Dorcas began their missionary work in the Niagara Diocese at St. Mark's Church in 1885 and at Christ's Church Cathedral in 1886. McAndrew assumed this position in 1943 following the retirement of Mrs. A.V. Lucas who had held the position for 29 years.

This organization assisted residential schools by raising funds to purchase equipment and supplies. They performed hospital work, prepared bales of clothing for distribution to underprivileged children locally, nationally and internationally and helped small, mainly northern or native, churches to buy furnishings, such as communion linens and silver, portable fonts, frontals, super-frontals, crosses, organs, and other items required to conduct services. By 1966 the name of this group had changed to Dominion Social Services, but their missionary work continued.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, receipts, financial statements and details of the various Dorcas appeals.

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The fonds (01-2003) was donated by the Alexander Gallery in 2002.

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There may be additional material in the Christ Church Cathedral fonds or master file.

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RC0078

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