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Isaac O. Stringer family fonds. - 1888-1967
Main Entry
Stringer (family).
Description Level
Physical Description
275 cm of textual records
484 phtographs
Fonds Number
Isaac O. Stringer (family) fonds
Material Type
Multiple media
Description Level
Physical Description
275 cm of textual records
484 phtographs
Administrative History
Isaac O. Stringer (1866-1934) received a B.A., 1891 from University College, Toronto, and B.D. from Wycliffe College in 1892. He was ordained deacon in 1892, priest in 1893 and then stationed at Fort McPherson in Peel River from 1892-1897 as a Church Missionary Society (C.M.S.) missionary. In the summer of 1895, Stringer took a leave of absence for a year, returning to Ontario for deputation work and to marry Sarah Ann Alexander (Sadie), March 10, 1896. After graduation from high school, Sadie studied shorthand and later worked as a secretary in New York City. She received a diploma in nursing from Grace Hospital in Toronto and studied at the Toronto Anglican Women's Training School. After spending a year together at Fort McPherson, the Stringers moved to Herschel Island in the Arctic Ocean and lived there among the Inuit from 1897-1901. Suffering acutely from eyestrain, Stringer took his family back to Ontario in the fall of 1901. In 1903, Bishop Bompas of the Diocese of Selkirk called him to serve as a C.C.C.S. (Colonial and Continental Church Society) missionary at Whitehorse, Yukon. Eventually, Stringer became Bompas' successor in the Diocese which changed its name to Yukon, Dec. 17, 1907, serving until 1931 when he became Archbishop of Rupert's Land. He died suddenly on Oct. 30, 1934 at Winnipeg.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscript books, sermons, photographs, scrapbooks and miscellaneous manuscript and printed items accumulated by the Stringers during the latter part of the nineteenth century into the mid-fifties.
The fonds is arranged in the following series: Series I. Isaac O. Stringer, 1884-1961 Series II. Sarah Ann Stringer, 1896-1954 Series III. Collected materials, 1872-1967 Series IV. Photographs, 1872-1934 Series V. Scrapbooks Series VI. Printed Items, 1901-1962
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Main Entry
Stringer (family).
Personal Name
Stringer, Isaac O., 1866-1934
Stringer, Sarah Ann, 1869-1955
Bompas, William Carpenter, 1834-1906
Cody, Hiram Alfred, 1872-1948
Peake, F.A. (Frank Alexander), 1913-2008
Whittaker, C.E. (Charles Edward), 1864-1947
Young, William D.
Corporate Name
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Yukon.
Arctic regions
Yukon Territory
Accession Number
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