Religious Studies

Title Summary
Alloway, Beulah Misener fonds
Beulah Misener was a missionary to Kenya. She married the Rev. Ross Alloway in 1949. In 1954 the couple left for Africa to serve as missionaries for the Africa Inland Mission. On Feb. 8, 1960, Beulah Alloway died of cerebral malaria. The fonds consists primarily of letters from Beulah Alloway to her parents describing her journey to Africa and her daily life in Kenya. Also included are newsletters sent out by the Alloways, correspondence relating to Beulah's death, and 4 photographs.
Bolender Ball family fonds Doris Bolender née Moyer and Gordon Bolender, both of Kitchener, went to Nigeria in 1946, where they worked for The United Missionary Society until 1960. Mervin Ball served in the Second World War and later worked for Krug Furniture. He was married to Jean Adelaide Ball. The fonds includes photographs, correspondence, and ephemera, including materials relating to the Second World War and missionary work in 1950s Nigeria.
Dawson, John William, Sir, 1820-1899. Sir John William Dawson was born at Port Pictou, N.S. He taught Natural History at McGill University and founded a School of Civil Engineering there. He was a member of the Natural History Society of Montreal and of the Canadian Institute, and honorary member of the Botanical Society of Canada. The fonds consists of a single letter written by William Dawson to an unidentified recipient about the conflict between science and religion, dated April 17, 1878.
Dunke, Edwin P. fonds Material accumulated and kept by Edwin Dunke, including accounts of the German Baptist Church from 1894-1923 and annual reports and financial statements ca. 1919-1930 from the Benton St. Baptist Church. Also included are the "day books" of the Dunke and Co. grocery store from 1896 to 1930.
Inge, William Ralph letter The fonds consists of one handwritten letter from W.R. Inge addressed to "Dear Sir."
Irons, Reverend Joseph sermons Joseph Irons, son of William Irons of Ware, was born at Ware, November 1785. Irons joined the Noncomformists, and was for some time Pastor of a Nonconformist Chapel at Sawston, and then of the Grove Chapel, Camberwell, London. The fonds consists of one bound ms. volume of sermons by Reverend Joseph Irons for the year 1828.
Stanley Karl Johannesen is an author, writer, and Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Waterloo, where he taught from 1969 until his retirement in 2004. The fonds includes correspondence, course materials created as a professor at the University of Waterloo and as a continuing education lecturer at Laurier University, juvenilia, and a variety of published and unpublished fiction and non-fiction works.
Keble, John fonds
John Keble (1792-1866), was an English churchman and poet. He published "The Christian Year" in 1827 and was appointed Chair of Poetry at Oxford in 1831, and then Vicar of Hursley in 1835, due to its great success. Fonds consists of two holograph letters from John Keble addressed to Henry Thomas Ellacombe [?], and one photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Keble.
Lacey, Thomas Lecture Collection Thomas Lacey, a voice and trance medium, was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, England and immigrated to Canada. Lacey began conducting séances in Hamilton and the Kitchener-Waterloo region in 1931 and continued throughout the 1960's. The collection consists of typescripts of séances held under the supervision of medium Thomas Lacey in Waterloo and Kitchener from 1934-1951.
Lily Dale scrapbooks The fonds consists of two scrapbooks maintained by William Phillips, containing clippings related to spiritualism as well as handwritten notes from the spirit world, the latter coming primarily through medium P.L.O.A. Keeler at Lily Dale.
Maines Pincock Family Includes an archival and a book collection, documenting the lives, interests and activities of Jenny Pincock, as well as her sister and brother-in-law Minnie and Fred Maines. The main focus of the fonds is the activities surrounding their interest in spiritualism. Includes correspondence; ms. and ts. seance transcripts and notes; ms. and ts. notes for and drafts of poems and other literary compositions by Jenny Pincock; clippings, ephemera, etc. The Fred and Minnie Maines Library complements the archival portion of the donation.
Prayer books, Manuscript, German. Three prayer books, written by hand, each containing many examples of Fraktur art. 1783, 1844, and late 1800s.
Presbyterian Canadian Girls in Training collection Canadian Girls in Training is a religious international girls' organization that was founded in 1915, originally supported by the YWCA. The fonds consists of ephemera relating to the Presbyterian Canadian Girls in Training program 1967-1970.
Santayana, George. Library. The collection consists of 350 titles from the personal library of the philosopher and man of letters, George Santayana (1863-1952). Many of the books contain annotations in his own handwriting. The collection is supplemented by reference and critical materials related to the life and work of Santayana as well as editions of Santayana's own writings. The collection also includes Santayana's own copies of his autobiography, with his corrections and notes to his publisher.
Shoults, Rev. J.H. fonds The diaries of Rev. J.H. Shoults provide details of his life 1870-1884. Rev. Shoults worked as a minister with the Christian Church during this period. The majority of diary entries relate to his work with this church though reference is also made to his work as a teacher, family affairs, farming and gardening activities, shopping and errands, prices of food and farm goods, his personal finances, social visits, and to weather conditions.