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Robert Gordon Sutherland fonds
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CA ON00335 F2036
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0.13 m of textual records
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Robert Gordon Sutherland was an Anglican clergyman and scholar who received a BA from Trinity College in 1875 and an MA in 1877. Sutherland was born on 27 August 1845 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was educated at King Edward’s School in Birmingham, England, before entering Trinity College, Cambridge. He arrived in Canada in 1866 and entered Trinity College, Toronto, where he received a BA and an MA.
Sutherland was ordained deacon at St Stephen’s Church, Toronto, in 1870 and priest at All Saints, Whitby, in 1871.
Sutherland was curate of Christ Church and All Saints Church in Hamilton from 1873 to 1876, became rector of St Mark's in Hamilton in 1877, was made a canon of Christ Church Cathedral in Hamilton in 1885, and was a sub-dean of the Diocese of Niagara. He was elected delegate to the Provincial Synod in 1886. He lectured widely on Shakespeare and according to the Trinity University Review, in its April-May 1913 issue, a course of lectures on Shakespeare's heroines he delivered at Trinity College on the Saturdays in Lent had the distinction of being almost, if not quite, the best money-making course that has ever been given.
Sutherland married Jane Bennetts of St. Anstell, Cornwall, England, on 24 November 1869 at Bruce Mines, Ontario.
Robert Gordon Sutherland died on 27 November 1921 in Hamilton, Ontario.
The fonds passed to Ruth Heming, granddaughter of Robert Gordon Sutherland.
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The fonds consists of typescripts of a journal of a trip across Canada written sometime after 1898 and of six lectures on Shakespearean plays and heroines, as well as of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and printed items.
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Ruth Heming, granddaughter of Robert Gordon Sutherland
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