Journals and Letter Books : 1755-1849.
|Call Number:||HIL-MICL FC LFR .I5C4J6|
|Description:||8 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm|
The collection consists mainly of journals, 1775-1843, letter books, 1786-1849, sermons, 1761-1810; catalogues of books, 1768-1770; and other papers written by both Charles Inglis and his son, John Inglis. These are contained in two series, both which relate moreso to the Reverends’ public roles: originals and transcripts, which came from two different sources: Lambeth Palace in London, and the Inglis family in Nova Scotia. Personal impressions and reflections are documented and found as well, for example, in Charles' journals which provide a record of significant periods in his life, such as the period of the American Revolution, 1775-1782, various episcopal visitations around the region as Bishop of Nova Scotia, and his time during semi-retirement in the Annapolis Valley. The records pertain to the Church of England in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island principally; religion in general; church relations with government, its members and with other religions; biography; and local history. W.O. Raymond, in his Introduction to the transcripts in vol. 8, states the following impression of Rev. Charles Inglis, gathered from the documents: "In his Journals we have glimpses of his love for his children,… his interest in agriculture,… and his strong sense of duty….No man was more zealous than he to promote the cause of education, including the founding of King’s College in Windsor." Raymond goes on to state Inglis showed within his papers little regard for dissenters and the Roman Church. Dissenters Charles deemed dangerous to Church and State included the New Lights and from the Church of Scotland, the Seceders or Antiburghers. Much of Charles’ correspondence is with the Archbishop of Canterbury; the Secretary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, Dr. Morice; and the Governors of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Quebec, and New Brunswick; and on private affairs, with Brooke Watson & Co. and Messrs. Goodall & Turner. His journals during the American Revolution, particularly in the early years, gives a localised, personal account into what was happening in the New York City area, particularly as it relates to Loyalists. His journals thereafter contain, among other things, his impressions during his travels of people and places. To illustrate some of the subject matter, the Index to the transcriptions includes the following pertaining to New Brunswick: academies, blacks- children, characteristics of the clergy, church dimensions, college at Fredericton, local contributions (finances), Indians (natives), land-glebes, loyalists, New Lights, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel-schools, stipends, and visitations. There are also many references to a particular minister or place. The Act Book or Register of the Diocese contains the official listings of records, such as: Bishop’s visitations, with some additional notes as to documented action taken on a matter, such as school glebes; commissions, licenses and ordinations of ministers; confirmations; church consecrations; and a letter concerning moral misconduct of Dr. Eagleson at Cumberland. Detailed contents, with volume and reel numbering Charles Inglis papers (originals)
Seven reels of Inglis Papers were microfilmed by Library and Archives Canada in 1968 from the originals in Lambeth Palace, London, England, with the permission of Vice-Admiral Sir John Inglis of Wield Manor, Alyesford, Hampshire.
|Archival Ref. No.:||LAC MG 23, C 6, Series 1 and 4.|
ONLINE: Library and Archives Canada’s online catalogue contains Electronic Finding Aid no. 671, which correlates the microfilmed originals, transcripts, and the Calendar of the Transcripts (abstracted listing of documents) published in the Archives Reports for 1912 and 1913, and further breaks down the contents by volume no. for reels 1-7. Inglis Transcripts (Reel 8): Abstracts for the documents were published in the Annual Reports of the National Archives of Canada for 1912 (Appendix M, pages 215-288) and 1913 (Appendix I, pages 227-283); location is in the Government Documents Dept. (HIL-GOV FN45 R426). Microfilm shelf list is available in print. Subject index to the transcripts in vol. 8, is available in print. There is a nominal index to John Inglis’s Letter Book (originals, Reel 7), at the start of the reel.
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|Notes:||Many details are missing from the Table of Contents on the first reel of microfilm. There are two copies of LAC reel C-2227 (Loyalist Collection reel 8).|
|Part Of:||Forms part of the Inglis Family Fonts held by Library and Archives Canada. Archives was formerly known as the National Archives of Canada.|