Photo consists of three women standing together beside a "Diocese of the Arctic" flag. A map covers the wall behind them.
Taken from the Canadian Churchman, "For the first time a Dominion Annual WA meeting was attnded by an Eskimo and a Loucheux Indian. At right is Mrs. Helen Gruben, of Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, a 29 year-old Eskimo mother of four, who received her education at the Church's Hay River Indian Residential School. At left is Mrs. Sarah Simon, of Whitehorse, Yukon, whose husband, the Rev. James Simon, has recently been raised to the priesthood. Between them Miss Dorothy Robinson, WA missionary at Inuvik, NWT, and president of the WA for the diocese of the Arctic, holds the diocesan WA banner.
Martha Soonias, Christina Quininey, Harriet Ahenekew (niece of Canon Ahenekew), Ida Vendall (who attended the Coronation), Minnie Halkett, Norah Gladstone (who also attended the Coronation). High school girls attending school in Saskatoon, Sask.. - [1939?]
Bishop William Charles White (1873-1960) was a missionary in Fukien, China, 1897-1909 and Bishop of the Canadian missionary Diocese of Honan, China, 1909-1934. He returned to Toronto as Professor of Chinese Studies and as Keeper of the East Asiatic Collection at the Royal Ontario Museum, a collection enhanced by his connections. He was also a biographer of the Rev. Canon H.J. Cody.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of missionary reports, histories and biographies from the Diocese of Honan in China, arranged in chronological order, photographs of people and places in the Diocese, a stole belonging to Bishop White, three sets of rubbings of Jewish memorial stones from Kaifeng (approx. dates: 1489-1512), W.C. White's correspondence and biographical notes, arranged chronologically (1896-1958), sermon notes and articles written on Chinese archeology, history, ethnology, everyday life and other miscellaneous matters, pamphlets written in both English and Chinese.
Fonds arranged in five series:
Series 1. Diocese of Honan, China, 1909-1950
Series 2. Personal correspondence, 1896-1957
Series 3. Writings, 1909-1956
Series 4. Pamphlets
Series 5. Photographs and rubbings.
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds