"In this number of the 'Journal' we are pleased to publish the winning Millman Prize Essay: '"Preach the World": Canadian Imperialism and Missionary Outreach at the Montreal Diocesan Theological College, 1828-1903' by Sean Mills .... This number also includes a speech given by the Most Reverend Michael Peers, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, at St. John's College, Winnipeg, Manitoba on 2 February 2001. The Primate's speech is entitled 'From Colony to Covenant' and will be found on pages 57-71. Finally, I would like to welcome our colleagues from the United States and from over-seas who are attending the '(Re)Making Anglican Tradition(s) in North America Church History conference commemorating the Tercentenary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts at Trinity College, Toronto, Ontario, 23-27 June 2001".
"On Saturday 23 June 2001, some 140 church historians, archivist, historiographers and friends of church history from the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada gathered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for a conference to celebrate the tercentenary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. This meeting was sponsored by the Canadian Church Historical Society, the Episcopal Women's History Project, the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church in the United States, the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists and hosted by Trinity College and Wycliffe College, University of Toronto" (p. . Papers were presented under a number of different themes. On Sunday 24 June 2001 "the first papers were given under the theme 'Change and Diversification in North American Anglicanism" (p. 192). "Monday morning, 25 June , was dedicated to the theme 'The Church and Public Culture'" (p. 193). "The second morning session was devoted to 'Church Men and Women in the Public Sphere'" (p. 193). "Monday afternoon was devoted to a series of workshops and demonstrations" (p. 194). "On Monday evening the keynote address 'Colonial Anglicanism: From Imperial to Episcopal' was given by The Most Reverend Dr. [sic] Michael Peers, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada" (p. 194). "Tuesday 26 June  was devoted to the theme of 'Anglicanism, the New World, Race and Gender'" (p. 195). "The [Tuesday] afternoon sessions were devoted to 'Challenging Twentieth Century Assumptions About Gender, Race, and Calling in the Episcopal Church and the Church of England' and 'Anglicanism and Indigenous Peoples'" (p. 195-196). "Wednesday, 27 June , was devoted to the theme 'Spreading the Word: The Church and the SPG in North America'" (p. 196). "The final three papers examined 'The SPG at Work'" (p. 197). "In order that there be a permanent record of the conference, all the presenters have been asked to submit their papers for possible publication in the 'Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society'. These will be published in the 'Journal' in 2002. Copies of the 'Journal' containing the conference papers will be sent to all those who registered for the conference and additional copies will be available for purchase" (p. 198-199).
"Note: A slightly different version of this report appeared under the title, 'Tours, papers and workshops inform archivists and historians' in 'The Historiographer', vol. XXXIX no. 3 (Summer 2001), 8-9, 22".
"The Spring 2002 Number of the 'Journal' is devoted to papers from the '(Re)Making Anglican Tradition(s) in North America' conference celebrating the tercentenary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts that was held at Trinity College, Toronto, Ontario, from 23 June to 27 June 2002. .... The papers [in this issue] represent most of the topics of the conference and range from the fully developed research papers, to dissertation outlines, to portions of books in preparation to brief surveys of the historical discussion" (p. 5).
"The position paper on the future of the Anglican Archives Network 'You Are My Witnesses: The Future of the Anglican Archives Network' written by the Archivist of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada [Richard Virr] and the Archivist of General Synod [Terry Thompson] with the assistance of the other three Provincial Archivists is published in this number of the 'Journal'. Both Dr. [Christopher] Trott's letter and the position paper are indicative of how the historical and archival communities are trying to deal with the on-going financial crisis in the Anglican Church of Canada due to the unresolved Residential School legation [sic]" (p. 6).
T.B.R. (Thomas Buchanan Reginald) Westgate (1872-1951) was born in Watford, Ontario. He was a graduate of Huron College and was ordained as a priest in 1897. He spent a year in a parish in Comber, Ont. before starting his missionary career. He served as a missionary with the South American Missionary Society in Paraguayan Chaco, 1898-1901, and with the Church Missionary Society (1902-1919) in several places in Tanzania and Uganda in Africa. After returning to Canada, Westgate served as the Field Secretary for Indian and Eskimo Residential School Commission, MSCC (Winnipeg, MB), 1919-1943.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence and manuscripts, printed material, photographs, sermons and diaries relating to his experiences with the South American Missionary Society; Africa, including being a prisoner of war in Africa during WWI; and Indian Residential Schools.
Fonds arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Westgate correspondence and papers, 1892-1950
Series 2: Westgate manuscripts, articles and clippings, 1913-1930
Series 3: Westgate photograph collection, 1895-1933
Series 4: Westgate Diaries, 1902-1949
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds