Canon Alfred Henry Davis (1902-1985) was born in England. He received a B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1930. He was ordained deacon in 1930 and priest in 1931 for the Diocese of Rupert's Land. He served that diocese, 1930-1932. Davis ministered in England, 1933 -1935. After returning to Canada, he was a priest in the diocese of Niagara for 46 years, serving in several different parishes. In 1952, Davis was appointed field secretary for the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC), a position he held until 1959. At that time A.H. Davis became the General Secretary of the MSCC serving in that capacity until his retirement in 1969. Davis was Honourary Canon in Niagara, 1948-50 and 1953-1969. He was given the title Canon (Emeritus) after 1970. Canon Davis celebrated his 50th anniversary of his priesthood on Feb. 17, 1981.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of personal papers and correspondence.
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds
Fonds consists of two articles 1. The work we have done: relationship, investment and contribution The Inuit workers of St. Luke's Hospital, Pannirtuuq, 1930-1972. Prepared by Emily E.S. Cowall Farrell and Meeka Alivaktuk. (2005), 15 p.
2. Take your medicine: the knowledge of resourcefulness : Inuit, nurse missionaries, medical doctors and sanitary science (2006) 45 p.