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
Photo consists of three women standing together beside a "Diocese of the Arctic" flag. A map covers the wall behind them.
Written on the back of the photo, "At the opening luncheon of the Dominion Annual WA meetings, Mrs. Sarah Simon, a life member from Whitehorse, Yukon, presents the Primate, Archbishop Clark, with a white stole of caribou hide which she had made for him. This was her second such gift. She also made a stole for the late Archbishop Derwyn Owen, Primate from 1934 to 1947.