Isaac Stringer (1866-1934) was born in Kingarf, Township of Kincardine, Ont. He received a B.A., 1891 from University College, Toronto, and B.D. from Wycliffe College in 1892. He was ordained deacon in 1892, priest in 1893 and then stationed at Fort McPherson in Peel River from 1892-1897 as a Church Missionary Society (C.M.S.) missionary. In the summer of 1895, Stringer took a leave of absence for a year, returning to Ontario for deputation work and to marry Sarah Ann Alexander (Sadie), March 10, 1896.
After graduation from high school, Sadie studied shorthand and later worked as a secretary in New York City. She received a diploma in nursing from Grace Hospital in Toronto and studied at the Toronto Anglican Women's Training School.
After spending a year together at Fort McPherson, the Stringers moved to Herschel Island and lived there among the Eskimos from 1897-1901. Suffering acutely from eyestrain, Stringer took his family back to Ontario in the fall of 1901. In 1903, Bishop Bompas of the Diocese of Selkirk called him to serve as a C.C.C.S. (Colonial and Continental Church Society) missionary at Whitehorse, Yukon. Eventually, Stringer became Bompas' successor in the Diocese which changed its name to Yukon, Dec. 17, 1907, serving until 1931 when he became Archbishop of Rupert's Land. He died suddenly on Oct. 30, 1934 at Winnipeg.
Scope and Content
Reel 1 - Isaac O. Stringer - Correspondence
Reel 2 - Isaac O. Stringer - Correspondence; Diaries (1884-1896)
Reel 3 - Isaac O. Stringer - Diaries (1897-1908)
Reel 4 - Isaac O. Stringer - Diaries (1908-1928)
Reel 5 - Isaac O. Stringer - Diaries (1928-1934); Sermons, etc. 1-16
Reel 6 - Isaac O. Stringer - Sermons, etc. 16-28; Miscellaneous papers; Sarah Ann Stringer - Correspondence; Talks, Addresses; Diaries (1896-1930)
Reel 7 - Sarah Ann Stringer - Diaries (1933-1954); Miscellaneous papers; Collected materials including W.C.Bompas; J.D. Mullins; F.A. Peake; A.G. Sovereign; C.E. Whittaker; and other official documents.
Finding aid available. See Microfilm collections - Stringer Papers
File consists of legal size copies of the register of baptisms.
Birth places include: Port Burwell, Fort Chimo, Fort Mackenzie, Payne Bay, Leaf River, George River, Diana Bay, Whale River, Ungava Bay, Owpalok, Kasiqeaksheuik, Upper Koksoak, Kokakjah (near George River), Salman place, Ekariksektok, Tuktutuk, Kowak, Koleme, Seoahlengive, Katalome, Sandy Place, Wolf Place, Eskimo Place, Tunalek, Enurkone, Kaloneapik, Edasadwet, Apolonqme, Kaniksome, Nuaktuamne, Wakeham Bay, Kinquetok, Aneiaktok, Tovalingme, Kateseadshevek, Koksoahme, Muckalik, Kowack, Kaseakshivek (Leaf River).