Archibald Lang Fleming (1883-1953), enrolled at Wycliffe College in 1908, and was ordained deacon in 1912 and priest in 1913. Fleming was Archdeacon of the Arctic, 1927-1933 and first Bishop of the Arctic, 1933-1949. Earlier he had served as rector of the Church of St. John The Evangelist, Saint John, New Brunswick. His duration as Bishop, which landed him the name "The Flying Bishop", saw the Diocese of the Arctic add sixteen mission stations, two modern hospitals, nine churches, four residential schools, four chapels and two day schools.
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Fonds consists of personal papers created and collected by or about A.L. Fleming. Includes: Notebooks regarding specifications for numerous ships and customs of the Eskimo; a dictionary of translated words; correspondence; financial records; scrapbooks; newspaper and magazine articles; cartographic records; Fleming's diaries, writings and photographs.
Fonds consists of the following series:
Series 1. Certificates, diplomas and personal documents;
Series 2. Diaries, notebooks and journals;
Series 3. General files;
Series 4. Scrapbooks, clippings, and memorabilia;
Series 5. Photographs;
Series 6. Maps and drawings;
Series 7. Manuscript writings;
Series 8. Publications
Cover title: A new spirit: the Archbishop of Canterbury's visit to Rome 1996.
"The joint declaration signed by the Archbishop and the Pope and the homilies preached during the visit do not sidestep the difficulties in our relationships, but courageously call for deepened theological dialogue and further consultation 'about how the relationship between the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church is to progress'. Anglicans and Roman Catholics, sisters and brother in Christ, can see in this historic visit inspired leadership from the Pope and the Archbishop proclaiming afresh our goal of full visible unity". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated 2 February 1997, Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord / John L. Peterson -- The Archbishop of Canterbury's Visit to Rome From the Co-Chairs of the Anglican / Roman Catholic International Commission dated December 1996 / Mark Santer, Bishop of Birmingham (Anglican) [and] Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton (Roman Catholic) -- Greeting of the Holy Father to the Archbishop of Canterbury Tuesday 3rd December 1996 / John Paul II -- The Archbishop of Canterbury's Greeting to His Holiness Pope John Paul II Tuesday 3rd December 1996 / George L. Carey -- The Archbishop of Canterbury's Greeting to His Holiness Pope John Paul II, 5 December 1996 / George L. Carey -- Greeting from Pope John Paul II to Archbishop Carey in the Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano, 5 December 1996 / John Paul II -- Archbishop of Canterbury, Press Briefing Rome, 5 December 1996 / George L. Carey -- Homily given by His Holiness during Solemn Vespers at San Gregorio Church, 5 December 1996 / John Paul II -- The Archbishop of Canterbury's Homily at Solemn Vespers at San Gregorio Church, Thursday 5 December 1996 -- The Common Declaration by Pope John Paul II and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rome, San Gregorio al Celio, 5 December 1996 -- Reflections on the Visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury to His Holiness, Pope John Paul II / John Hind, Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe and Chairman of the Faith and Order Advisory Group.
Also laid in with booklet is a colour postcard (ca. 8 1/4 x 6 in.) of the Pope and Archbishop. Same photo used on cover of booklet.
The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG) started in 1701. It functioned as the missionary society of the Church of England, even though formally it was chartered as an independent organization. Its purpose was to provide "a sufficient maintenance...for an orthodox clergy" and make "such other provision...as may be necessary for the propagation of the Gospel" in colonies belonging to England. It recruited and oversaw pastors, teachers, and catechists; in addition, it paid salaries, built churches, gave direction to the Church of England in the overseas colonies.
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Reel 1 - Finding Aid
Reel 2-102 - SPG Records
Finding Aids available. See Microfilm collections - Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG)
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