File consists of photocopied pages from a book - Chapter XVIII. Capt. James Mathew Hamilton and his descendents; a typescript of the autobiography (16 p.) of William Basil Hamilton father of H.J. Hamilton; and a handwritten brief biographical sketch - Heber James Hamilton.
Heber James Hamilton (1862-1952) was born in Collingwood, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1885, ordained deacon in 1887 and priest in 1888. He was Dean of Wycliffe College, 1889-1892. He was a missionary in Japan first with the C.M.S. and then the M.S.C.C. working primarily in Gifu and Nagoya. He worked in schools for the blind, a tuberculosis sanitarium and kindergarton teacher training schools. Hamilton was elected first Bishop of Mid-Japan (1912-1934) when the Diocese of Mid-Japan was created in 1912. He resigned July 1, 1934 and lived in Toronto until he died in 1952.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of genealogical information, news clippings of Hamilton's work in Japan; diaries and notebooks; certificates and other miscellaneous papers. Also included are portraits, photographs, and photo albums of Hamilton and family members.
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds
File consists of clippings re: the Hamilton's in Japan, Hamilton's election as Bishop of Mid-Japan, Statistics of Nippon Seikokwai (Holy Catholic Church of Japan) for the year ending Dec. 31, 1933; and two notices in Japanese.