Collection F2966 - Senkler collection

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Senkler collection

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  • 1843-1872 (Creation)
    Edmund John Senkler

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0.06 m of textual records

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The Reverend Edmund John Senkler was born at Docking, Norfolk, on March 4th, 1802. After private tuition, he entered Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1821, and took his B.A. in 1824. He took orders. and was Vicar of Barmer, Norfolk (no church) from 1820 until his death. Senkler married Eleanor Elizabeth Stevens, in 1827,eldest daughter of the Reverend William Stevens, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge

Reverend Edmund John Senkler and family left England for Canada in April 1843. They resided in Quebec till 1846 when they went to William Henry, now Sorel in 1847. They moved to Brockville and after living in Brockville a short time they moved to Horningtoft, about two miles west of Brockville, where they lived until 1860, then returned to Brockville, first to a rented house until he bought 126 King Street East where he resided until his death in 1872.

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The collection is comprised of sixty letters written during the years of 1843 to 1872 to George Copeman in England.Fifty-three are original letters, four are copies of the originals which are housed in the Dr. Albert E Senkler, (EJS’s son) collection at the Minnesota Historical Museum in St Paul, and three that were transcribed by hand by his grandson Edmund J Reynolds ( EJR) but the whereabouts of the originals is no longer known.

Transcriptions of the original letters are also available and appear to have been transcribed by EJR, perhaps in the 1920s.

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Donated by Nancy Gates, 2018.


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  • Shelf: 2405.5