John Austin Worrell (1852-1927), educated at Trinity College School, Port Hope and University of Trinity College, Toronto. Graduated in 1871, studied law and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1878. Assessor to the General Synod, 1896-1927 and Chancellor of the Diocese of Toronto.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of letters and correspondences written to Worrell, relating to the law suit case by Reverend Frederick Julius Steen against the Bishop of the Diocese of Montreal, William Bennett Bond, constitutional rules on status of delegates to the General Synod, and the creation of the Diocese Of Honan and the consecration of Bishop White.
Other records relating to the Diocese of Honan can be found in the Diocese of Honan fonds.
Other records relating to the Diocese of Honan and Bishop W.C. White can be found in the William Charles White fonds
Bishop William Charles White (1873-1960) was a missionary in Fukien, China, 1897-1909 and Bishop of the Canadian missionary Diocese of Honan, China, 1909-1934. He returned to Toronto as Professor of Chinese Studies and as Keeper of the East Asiatic Collection at the Royal Ontario Museum, a collection enhanced by his connections. He was also a biographer of the Rev. Canon H.J. Cody.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of missionary reports, histories and biographies from the Diocese of Honan in China, arranged in chronological order, photographs of people and places in the Diocese, a stole belonging to Bishop White, three sets of rubbings of Jewish memorial stones from Kaifeng (approx. dates: 1489-1512), W.C. White's correspondence and biographical notes, arranged chronologically (1896-1958), sermon notes and articles written on Chinese archeology, history, ethnology, everyday life and other miscellaneous matters, pamphlets written in both English and Chinese.
Fonds arranged in five series:
Series 1. Diocese of Honan, China, 1909-1950
Series 2. Personal correspondence, 1896-1957
Series 3. Writings, 1909-1956
Series 4. Pamphlets
Series 5. Photographs and rubbings.
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds