Fonds - British Wesleyan Methodist Conference Newfoundland District fonds

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British Wesleyan Methodist Conference Newfoundland District fonds

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  • 1816-1855 (Creation)
    British Wesleyan Methodist Conference. Newfoundland District

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20 cm of textual records

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(1816 – 1855)

Administrative history

The Methodist missions in Newfoundland were administered directly from England until 1816. In that year the missions were erected into a district of the British Wesleyan Methodist Conference under the supervision of the Wesleyan Missionary Society. In 1855 the districts of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Bermuda and Newfoundland were formed into the Wesleyan Methodist Conference of Eastern British America. For a discussion of the history of the various Methodist bodies in Canada see Neil Semple, The Lord’s Dominion (Montreal, 1996). For a detailed history of the Methodist Church of Canada in Newfoundland and Labrador see D.W. Johnson, Methodism in Eastern British America (Sackville, N.B., 1924).

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Fonds consists of minutes of the organization from 1829-1858, including minutes of the Newfoundland Auxiliary of the Wesleyan Missionary Society, 1838-1844; reports and accounts pertaining to the Newfoundland District of the British Wesleyan Methodist Conference, 1840-1853 and Sabbath school reports, 1844-1859.

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  • English

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    It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright status and clearance.

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    British Wesleyan Methodist Conference Newfoundland District fonds; Methodist Church of Canada Newfoundland Conference fonds; United Church of Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Conference fonds

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    Created - May 23, 2013

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    • English

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