Fonds AM24 - Cornelius Bryant fonds

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Cornelius Bryant fonds

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0.03 m of textual records : originals

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Cornelius Bryant was born in Netherton, Worcestershire and worked as a clerk for the Thorold Railway Company at Station Round Oak, Brierly Hill. He came to Nanaimo in 1857 and was a schoolmaster there for several years. He became interested in church work and was eventually ordained in the Canadian Methodist Church ca.1875. He preached first at Nanaimo, then was transferred to Granville on Burrard Inlet in 1878. He returned to Nanaimo in 1881and retired in Vancouver.

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The fonds consists of diaries, 1855-1856 and 1878-1882. The latter includes miscellaneous lists of letters sent 1880-1881 and 1883-1884. Also included is a portion of a letter written to his parents shortly after his arrival in Nanaimo in 1857.

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Presented in 1943 by Mr. Ernest Robson.


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File formerly located at 500-C-02 fld 01

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  • Box: 574-E-01 fld 05-06
  • Box: 500-C-03 fld 09