File consists of oversize copies of the register of marriages.
Places included are Fort Chimo, Leaf River, George River, Makalik (Whale River), Lower Koksoak, Aupaluk, Fort Mackenzie, Payne Bay, Great Whale River, Kokapic, Upper Koksoak River, Tameruseak, Mukalik, and Diana Bay.
Resolved, That, the Upper House concurring, in order to assist in preserving data relative to the past of our Church in Canada, the Primate and the Prolocutor are hereby requested to appoint a Committee of five to co-operate with the Registrar in locating, listing and collecting such material as is of historical value; the Committee to be known as the Archives Committee of the Church of England in Canada.
Message No.17 was received from the Upper House, re Historic Records
Resolved, That Message No.17 be concurred in and that the following be the members from the Lower House: The Registrar, Archdeacon Armitage, Canon Heeney and the Honorary Clerical Secretary.
No.17 Historic Records
That the Lower House concurring, there shall be a Joint Committee of both Houses upon the collection and Preservation of the Historic Records of the Dioceses and that the Lord Bishop of Toronto (Convener), and the Lord Bishop of Fredericton be the representatives from the Upper House.
And that the said Committee shall from time to time report to the Executive Council.
"That the Lower House do concur in Message No.17 from the Upper House, re Historic Records, and appoint the following as its members on the Joint Committee: The Registrar, Archdeacon Armitage, Canon Heeney and the Honorary Clerical Secretary."
Resolved, That the report of the Committee on Records (23) as follows be received.
(Journal 1921, Page 85.)
Your Sub-Committee on Records desires to report as follows:
1. After consultation with the Registrar of the General Synod on the Subject of the preservation of the Records of the General Synod, your Committee finds that copies of the Journal and Convening Circulars of the Synod have been placed in the Dominion Archives for safe keeping, where they are properly cared for and indexed, and where those interested naturally go for information.
2. Your Committee finds that the Provincial and Diocesan Synods preserve their own Records, and would recommend to the proper authorities of the Synods that they also be placed in the Dominion Archives for safe keeping.
3. To preserve Church Historical matter other than the items mentioned in Clauses 1 and 2, would involve expense and labour neither of which does your Committee know at the present time to be available for the purpose. Some one capable of such work would have to travel about our large country under heavy expense for travelling and hotels, to collect information and documents, and then there would be the further expense of storing and printing the list of the same, to say nothing of stationery, cost of copying, etc.
Moreover, whoever would be given this work to do would have to be a man of experience; to place it in the hands of an inexperienced person would be a waste of money. Under all the circumstances, therefore, your Sub-Committee cannot recommend that further action be taken.
Note - The Registrar of the General Synod keeps his Records in the vault of the Royal Trust Company, Ottawa.
All of which is respectfully submitted. James Toronto, John Fredericton, Charles L. Ingles.