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John William Matheson fonds
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CA DRL Accession: 2000 - 10 - 24.
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[1899 - 1945] (Creation)
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4 cm textual material
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John William Matheson was born in 1864, the son of John P. Matheson and Anne Fraser, and the nephew of Archbishop Samuel P. Matheson. His first Parish was St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrews, Manitoba, where he served from 1891 to 1894. He was ordained in 1899.After his tenure at St. Andrew's, Matheson and his family moved to Souris where he was Rector and Rural Dean until 1901. He also took the Parish at Oak Point during the summers around this time. He became a lecturer at St. John's College in Winnipeg in 1905 and continued to hold that position until his retirement in 1945. From 1905 to 1922, he was a professor of Pastoral Theology and from 1922 to 1934 he was Dean of Rupert's Land and Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Liturgy. He also taught Latin, Hebrew and Greek. He was appointed Canon at St. John's Cathedral in 1910, and named Dean in 1922. John William Matheson died in 1947. He married Mary Metcalf Anderson in 1892, and they had five children: Kathleen, Beatrice, Agnes ,John, and William.
The records of Dean J.W. Matheson came to the Diocesan archives as part of a transfer of records from the family in 2000.
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The surviving records of Dean J.W. Matheson include undated sermons. Research File.
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Related material: See the Samuel Pritchard Matheson fonds for further information on the Matheson family.See also the records of St. John's Cathedral (W.001)
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The material is in English.
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