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Rev. John A. Doyle fonds
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CA UCA Acc: 79-14, ID# 3130
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Rev. John Allison Doyle (?-1953) served the Methodist and United Churches of Canada for over thirty years. Doyle was born into a Quaker family in Elora, Ontario. Before moving to Toronto to attend Victoria University in 1895, he served Lion's Head and Arkwright in the Conference of Guelph. Following his graduation in 1898, Doyle served Alma and Hepworth in the Hamilton Conference. He was transferred to the Manitoba and Northwest Conference in 1901 and served Wesley Church in Winnipeg and in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Doyle was ordained a Methodist minister in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1909, and subsequently served in Regina, Prince Albert, and at Gordon United Church in Winnipeg. In addition to his ministerial activities, Rev. Doyle served as secretary of the Conference Epworth Leagues and Sunday Schools in 1907, and as Superintendent of Missions of the Manitoba and Saskatchewan Conferences of the Methodist church in 1915. He later served as principal of the Brandon Residential school from 1929 to 1941. Rev. Doyle passed away in Winnipeg on November 29, 1953.
The records of Rev. John A. Doyle came to the archives of the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario as part of a transfer of records from the Provincial Archives of Manitoba. The original donor of the records was Mrs. Louise Kenwood. The records were accessioned in 1979.
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The surviving records of Rev. John A. Doyle include: an Agreement pertaining to the care of cemetery lots in Elora, Manitoba, dating from 1922; Notes pertaining to sermons, 1939-1950 (also many dates unknown); Various prayers, dates unknown; Letters and correspondence, pertaining to the church, natives, Brandon Indian Residential School, 'Thought for the day', and personal matters, dating from 1935 to 1951; a Typescript of the 'Thought for the day' collection, including one-year's worth of quotations, date unknown; a Report of the Board of Home Missions regarding Non-Anglo Saxon work in Edmonton, Alberta, dating from 1932; Poetry, produced by a class of the Brandon Indian Residential School (some authors identified), dating from 1936; 'The New Testament' Bible, dating from 1923; 'The New Testament in the Original Greek' Bible, dating from 1896; 'The Scripture Atlas to Illustrate the Old and New Testaments', dating from 1878; a United Church publication entitled 'Forms of Service for the Offices of the Church', dating from 1926; a 'Marriage Certificate and Ceremony' booklet, dating from 1940; a Radio talk presented by a Cree Indian of Manitoba, date unknown; and a Tribute album compiled in honour of a Mrs. E.L. Curts, c. 1855.
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Item level inventory available. Folder-level descriptions are available. Sermon lists organized alphabetically and by scripture passage utilized are also available.
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The material is in English.
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