Henry Alford Naylor (1873-1956) graduated from McGill University and took his theological training at the Montreal Diocesan Theological College. He was ordained deacon in 1896 and priest in 1897. He became the first missionary at Forty Mile, Yukon Territory where he worked among the miners for three years. In 1899, he became rector of St. Paul's, Dawson City. In 1901, Naylor returned to the Montreal diocese and became incumbent of Chelsea until 1905; Incumbent of Arundel, 1905-1910; Rector of Frehlighsburg, 1910-1915; Rector of St.Lambert, 1915-1926. Rural Dean, 1915-1927; Curate of St.Cyprus, Montreal, 1927-1933; Incumbent of Valleyfield, 1933-1945 (retired). H.A. Naylor was the son of Archdeacon W.H. Naylor of Clarendon, Quebec, and brother to Archdeacon R. Kenneth Naylor.
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Fonds consists of typescript copies of personal and professional correspondence and photographs regarding people and places in the Diocese of Yukon. Includes correspondence with members of the Naylor family; Bp. and Mrs. W.C. Bompas; Roland Palmer of the S.S.J.E. and other people working in the in the Yukon such as Benjamin Totty, John Hawksley, Isaac Stringer, H.A. Cody, R.J. Bowen.
The Society of St John the Evangelist (SSJE) is an Anglican religious order for men. The members live under a rule of life and, at profession, make monastic vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience. SSJE was founded in 1866 at Cowley, Oxford, England, by Father Richard Meux Benson, a priest in the Church of England, and Fr Charles Chapman Grafton. Known colloquially as the Cowley Fathers, the society was the first stable religious community of men to be established in the Anglican Communion since the English Reformation.
The SSJE was founded in Canada by Roland Palmer SSJE as a daughter house of the congregation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The first Mission House was established in Emsdale in 1927. In 1928, the community moved to Bracebridge in Muskoka where they were situated until Easter 1983 when they moved to Hamilton, Ontario. In 1984, it was decided that the members of the SSJE in Canada would join the Mother House in Cambridge. The properties in Canada were sold and the Canadian Chapter closed.
The SSJE in Canada lead retreats, quiet days, parish missions, conferences, and workshops across Canada, and participated in church related works. They also ran a printshop. One of the regular publications was a newletter entitled, The Little Paper.
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Fonds consists of Statutes and incorporation records, Chapter minutes, estate files, member files, correspondence, legal documents, financial records, printed materials, photographs, and audio-visual materials.