Collection F00755 - George Monro Grant collection

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George Monro Grant collection

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  • 1860-1902 (Creation)
    Grant, George Monro

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0.12 m of textual records, 5 microfilm reels : positive

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Born in Nova Scotia, and educated at Glasgow University, George Monro Grant was ordained in the Church of Scotland ministry in 1860. After working as a missionary, he assumed charge of St. Mathew's Church in Halifax in 1863. He was moderator of the Church of Scotland in 1875 and he became moderator of the Presbyterian Church in 1889. From 1877 until his death he was principal of Queen's University. He was a member of the Imperial Federation League, a spokesman for ecumenicalism and the social gospel. He published works on imperialism, religion and travel.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda and printed material. Most of the material relates to Queen's University. Includes manuscript in ink written on both sides of three pieces of birchbark concerning religious questions and gospel meeting held at Sharbot Lake, Ont., a letterbook for the period 1868-1873, relating to the finances of Grant's church in Halifax (volume 1); correspondence relating to the biography of Principal Grant by his son, W.L. Grant, 1902-1904 (volume 13). Letters from Grant to several well-known figures including Andrew Drummond, C.J. Low, Charles Mair, Sandford Fleming, Alexander Morris, Alfred E. Lavell, William Snodgrass and James Williamson.

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Transferred and assembled through multiple donors by Special Collections. The manuscript written on birchbark was found in the G.M Grant pamphlet collection in Special Collections (Acc 1977-Q11).


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  • English

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MF 593-596
MF 783
Map 59

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Public domain

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See also the George Munro Grant fonds at Library and Archives Canada (

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No further accruals are expected

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  • Shelf: 2172
  • Shelf: 2404.1
  • Shelf: MF 593-596
  • Shelf: MF 783
  • Map cabinet: Map 59
  • Shelf: QART-117