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Anglican Church of Canada, Diocese of Niagara

  • RC0408
  • Corporate body
  • 1875-

The Diocese of Niagara was founded in 1875. The diocese covers approximately 3,320 square miles in the province of Ontario. The most northern towns are Harriston and Mount Forest, to the west, Nanticoke, to the south, Fort Erie, and to the west Oakville. The diocese presently consists of the following archdeaconries: Wellington, Trafalgar, Wentworth-Haldimand, Hamilton, Lincoln, and Brock. These archdeaconries are further subdivided into deaneries: Wellington, Wentworth, Halton West, Trafalgar, Haldimand, Barton, Hamilton Central, Lincoln East, Lincoln West, Welland, and Niagara Falls.

There have been three histories written. Firstly, A. H. Young, "The Diocese of Niagara Before 1875," Canadian Journal of Religious Thought (Jan.-Feb. 1926) which covers the period before the Diocese of Niagara was created from the existing Diocese of Toronto in 1875. Secondly, History of the Diocese of Niagara to 1950 published by the Diocese in 1950 to mark its 75th Anniversary. There is a copy in Mills Library, general stacks, BX5612.N5A5, and a photocopy at the reference desk in Research Collections Reading Room. Thirdly, there is Some Men and Some Controversies, (1974) edited by Richard Ruggle, which contains a collection of essays, some dealing with the early history of the Niagara Diocese. It has not been catalogued; available in Research Collections Reading Room. Finally Parish Register A contains a history of the diocese up to 1925 in two volumes.

Anholt and van Dijk family

  • RC0405
  • Family
  • 1930-

Emma van Dijk was born in 1930, to Philp and Juliette van Dijk. Philp and Juliette divorced when Emma was six years old. Philip married Keetje Kalf in 1941. Juliette and Emma took on different identities when the Nazis invaded the Netherlands. Emma was a hidden child. Her father and step-mother were killed in the Holocaust.

Anholt, Juliette Celine

  • RC0405
  • Person
  • 1905-

Juliette Celine Anholt was born in 1905 and lived in Amsterdam during World War II. Juliette was married to Philp van Dijk and had a daughter, Emma, in 1930. They were divorced when Emma was six. Juliette and Emma took on different identities when the Nazis invaded the Netherlands.

ApIvor, Denis

  • RC0270
  • Person
  • 1916-2004

Denis ApIvor, an English composer and musicologist, gathered together a variety of materials relating to Van Dieren and Darton.

Archer family

  • RC0615
  • Person
  • [18--]-[18--]

Marmaduke Archer, his wife, and his son James emigrated from the United Kingdom to the United States in1850, settling in Wisconsin.

Archivo General de Centro América (Guatemala)

  • RC0831
  • Corporate body
  • 1846-

The Archivo General de Centro America (General Archive of Central America) was founded in Guatemala City, Guatemala to hold the government records of this region. These records outline the conquest and governance of Central America by Guatemala and its provinces: Chiapas, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The archive in Guatemala contained records which were deteriorating from the effects of moisture and insects. In 1970, at the urging of Dr. John Browning, then Associate Professor of Spanish at McMaster University, University Librarian William Ready, along with Business Manager Arthur Lawrence visited Guatemala. A contract was signed allowing the archives to be microfilmed for scholarly studies. This microfilming, done by McMaster University, was supplemented by microfilming done by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints at an earlier date. In 2005 UMI/ProQuest made high-quality microfilm reproductions of the fonds.

Arnet, George

  • MS001
  • Person
  • [16--]-1750

George Arnet was appointed as the vicar of The Cathedral Church of All Saints, Northgate, Wakefield , West Yorkshire on 12 May 1729. He resigned from that post in October 1750 and died in December that year. Arnet became a deacon in 1702, first serving at Dorrington, and then as vicar at Holbeach from 1711 to 1729. He left Lincolnshire for Wakefield and while serving at All Saints was also the rector at Wheldrake parish and the domestic chaplain of the Lord Archbishop of York.

Arnold family

  • RC0392
  • Family
  • 1930s

The Arnold family lived in Kitchener, Ontario in the 1930s. They had an interest in travel as well as aviation.

Arnold, Matthew

  • RC0790
  • Person
  • 1822-1888

Matthew Arnold, (1822–1888), poet, writer, and inspector of schools, was educated at Balliol College, Oxford. His best-known work is the poem "Dover Beach". He died on 15 April 1888 in Liverpool.

Arnold, Thomas

  • RC0790
  • Person
  • 1795-1842

Thomas Arnold (1795-1841), theologian and historian, was born on 13 June 1795 on the Isle of Wight. Educated at Winchester College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, he is best known as the headmaster of Rugby School which he turned into one of the best schools in Britain. He was appointed Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford in 1841. He died at Rugby on 12 June 1842.

Arnoldi, Frank Fauquier

  • RC0849
  • Person
  • 1889-19--

Major F.F. Arndoli served with 57 Battery of the Canadian Field Artillery while they were in northern Russia, 1918-1919. He went on to serve in the Second World War.

Aronson, Alex

  • RC0115
  • Person
  • 1934-1975/6

Leendert ("Alex" or "Lex") Aronson was born in Amsterdam on 20 December 1934. In 1943, Aronson was deported together with his mother, Sara van Straten-Cohen, to the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. Although over two thirds of the Dutch Jews deported to Bergen-Belsen did not remain alive at the end of the war, Aronson and his mother survived.

Upon his return to Amsterdam, Aronson attended the Jewish Secondary School from 1948 to 1951. In 1952 he received a certificate in chiropody and also studied nursing at the Jewish Hospital in London. He emigrated to Israel in 1955 and spent most of the next six years traveling in India, The Middle East, Europe and Africa before returning to Amsterdam in 1962. In 1964 Aronson married Elisabeth van Dieigen, and their son Alwin was born the same year. He worked for The Red Cross during the latter part of the 1960s in Africa, returning to Holland in 1970, but returned to India at the end of the year. In August 1974, he traveled to Kurdistan where he was arrested in March 1975 by the Iraqis on charges of spying for Israel. On 15 March 1976, the Iraqi Embassy admitted that Aronson had been executed in Baghdad although the exact date of his death was never revealed. In April 1976 his mother was able to obtain his remains, and Aronson was buried on 26 May 1976 in the Jewish Cemetery in Muiderberg, Holland.

Alan Mendelson, co-editor of From Bergen-Belsen to Baghdad : The Letters of Alex Aronson, was a student at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem when he met Aronson in 1962. They traveled together, and Aronson later visited Mendelson, who is Alwin's godfather, in 1970 when the editor was a graduate student at the University of Chicago. Their last meeting took place in the spring of 1974 when Mendelson visited Aronson in Holland. Alan Mendelson was a professor of Religious Studies at McMaster University.

Arthur,

  • RC0533
  • Person
  • 1850-1942

H.R.H. Prince Arthur William Patrick Albert was born on 1 May 1850, the seventh child of Queen Victoria. He was created Duke of Connaught and Strathearn on 24 May 1874. From 1911 to 1916 he served as Governor-General of Canada.

Arthur, Prince, Duke of Connaught

  • RC0533
  • Person
  • 1850-1942

H.R.H. Prince Arthur William Patrick Albert was born on 1 May 1850, the seventh child of Queen Victoria. He was created Duke of Connaught and Strathearn on 24 May 1874. From 1911 to 1916 he served as Governor-General of Canada.

Aster, Sidney

  • RC0536
  • Person
  • 1942-

Sidney Aster is a Canadian historian and biographer. Born in Montreal in 1942, he completed a BA and MA in History and Political Science at McGill University before moving to England in 1964 to pursue a Ph.D. in international history at the London School of Economics and Political Studies. He stayed in England for a total of 12 years before moving back to Canada in 1976 to take up a position with the University of Toronto's Department of History.

In addition to his widespread teaching interests in early modern and modern history, he has researched and published extensively on appeasement and revisionism in the run-up to the Second World War. He has written or assisted with significant biographical treatments of Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Lord (Sir Arthur) Salter, V.V. Tilea, A.P. Young, Sir William Seeds, and Sir Anthony Eden, among others.

Atkinson, Christopher Thomas

  • RC0560
  • Person
  • [18--]-[19--]

C.T. Atkinson held the rank of Captain with the Oxford University Officers Training Corps, and served in the Seventh Division which was created in the autumn of 1914, and ceased to exist in the winter of 1918, after its demobilization in December. Its units were assembled from home stations, from Gibralter, Malta, Egypt and included the regulars remaining in England after the departure for France of the Sixth Division in 1907. In 1926, C.T. Atkinson undertook the writing of the history of the Seventh Division, which was published in 1927, under the title The Seventh Division 1914-1918. by John Murray.

Bailey, Alfred Goldsworthy

  • RC0748
  • Person
  • 1905-1997

Born on 18 March 1905, Alfred Goldsworthy Bailey was an historian, poet, and university administrator. In 1934 he graduated with a doctorate from the University of Toronto with a specialization in ethno-history and aboriginal culture. He taught history at the University of New Brunswick from 1938 to 1970. At UNB he was Dean of Arts from 1946 to 1964, Honorary Librarian and Chief Executive Officer of the Library from 1946 to 1959, and Vice-President Academic from 1965 to 1970. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1951 and an officer of the Order of Canada in 1978. In addition to his scholarly work, he was a founder of the Fiddlehead and published six books of verse between 1927 and 1996. He died on 21 April 1997.

Baldwin, Oliver Ridsdale

  • RC0661
  • Person
  • 1899-1958

Oliver Ridsdale Baldwin, 2nd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, was born in 1899. An author and journalist, he was sometime Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War and served as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Leeward Islands, 1948-1950. He was also a Member of Parliament representing Dudley in 1929-1931 and Paisley 1945-1947. He died in 1958 and was succeeded by his brother.

Ball, Nelson

  • RC0122
  • Person
  • 1942-2019

Nelson Ball, poet, publisher and book seller, was born in Clinton, Ontario in 1942. He established Weed/Flower Press in 1965 in order to publish Canadian and American poets. He is also the author of several collections of poetry, including Waterpipes and Moonlight (Weed/flower Press, 1969), Force Movements (Ganglia Press, 1969) and The Pre-Linguistic Heights (Coach House Press, 1970). Ball died in Brantford on 16 August 2019.

Bannerman, James

  • RC0289
  • Person
  • 1902-

James Bannerman is a pseudonym of John Charles Kirkpatrick McNaught, author, critic, and broadcaster. He was born on 23 March 1902 in Toronto, Ontario, and educated at Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto. He also used the following pseudonyms: George Austen, Mark Carter, Peter Davidson, Robert Elliott, Pierre Lousanne, and Lajos Dohanyi Lajos.

Bannerman is probably best known for his introduction to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday radio broadcasts from the 1950s to 1970. He wrote many broadcast scripts and also contributed articles to Canadian Home Journal, Maclean's, Mademoiselle, Mayfair and other magazines.

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