Fonds F3641 - George Henry Cornish fonds

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George Henry Cornish fonds

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CA ON00340 F3641

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  • 1892-1904 (Creation)
    Cornish, George H., 1834-1912

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2 cm of textual records

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George Henry Cornish (1834-1912) was a Methodist minister. He was born in Exeter, England and moved to Canada when he was very young. He was ordained in 1862 and served the following charges: Mitchell, Clinton, Kincardine, Newcastle, Beaverton, Galnford, Cainvsillve, Rockwood, Pickering, Burlington, Wingham, Stratford (Central), Markadale, Drayton, Hespeler, Port Elgin, Niagara and Leyden.

He was Financial Secretary, Conference Treasurer, District Chairman, Journal Secretary of the General Conference of the Methodist Church of Canada and a statistician who was responsible for the production of the “Cyclopaedia of Methodism in Canada.”

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Fonds consists of correspondence sent to R.C. Archibald outlining histories of the Wesleyan Methodist Magazine and the Wesleyan Repository, 1904 and a scroll presented to Cornish by Hespeler Methodist Church, 1892.

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See also George Henry Cornish fonds at Brock University Archives.

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