Fonds F00520 - Waldo Edward Lovel Smith fonds

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Waldo Edward Lovel Smith fonds

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  • [ca. 1917]-1991 (Creation)
    Smith, Waldo Edward Lovel

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4 m of textual records, 40 photographs

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Waldo Edward Lovel Smith was born in 1901 at Toronto, Ontario. He graduated in Arts from Victoria College, University of Toronto in 1923. Three years later he received his Master of Arts degree from the same university. In 1926, he graduated in Theology from Victoria-Knox College, Toronto, and was ordained as a minister of the United Church of Canada. He taught History, French, and German in Albert College in Belleville, 1926-1927 and 1931-1933. From 1927 until 1931, he was engaged in graduate studies at the University of Chicago, St. Andrew's University, the University of London, and the University of Edinburgh. In 1931, he received a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Smith served two pastoral charges of the United Church of Canada in the period from 1933 until 1947 -- Selby (1933-1938) and Grafton (1938-1947). During a leave of absence from 1940 until 1945, he served as Chaplin in the first Canadian Armoured Brigade in Canada, England and Italy. For his services, Dr. Smith was awarded the Military Cross. In 1947, Dr. Smith was appointed to the Chair of Church History at the Queen's Theological College. He was concurrently an Associate Professor, Department of History, Queen's University. He retired in 1969. Dr Smith passed away in 1995.

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Fonds consists of correspondence; sermons, extending over half a century as well as many dating from his time as a Navy Chaplin; writings; research notes and lectures, from his time at Queen's University as an educator; photographs; subject files, both personal and professonial; prayers; and diaries, dating from 1921 until 1984.

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Donated by Dr. Smith - 1981, 1984, 1985, 1987


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  • English

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3237.11 SE

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Copyright provisions may apply. Please consult with an archivist.

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