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Lewis, Rev. John
TitleLewis, Rev. John
Creator of ContentLewis, John, 1788-1866
Date of Content1996
SubjectLewis, John, 1788-1866--Diaries
Methodist Church--Clergy--Newfoundland and Labrador
Scope and Content of FondsThis fonds is comprised of the journals of Reverend John Lewis, a Methodist minister who spent six years (1814-1819) in Newfoundland as an itinerant missionary, stationed in a settlement but with responsibility for a number of other communities in the surrounding area. He spent approximately one year each in (Lower) Island Cove, Old Perlican, Hant's Harbour and Port de Grave. He was then assigned to a new charge based at Burin, the furthest west a missionary had been sent. The journals provide very detailed accounts of Lewis' experiences and of the people he meets in the course of his work, and should be of value to those interested in the communities where he served and the people who lived there; genealogists should be able to obtain much useful family history. His journals should also prove to be of interest to those researching early church history and missionary work in Newfoundland, and should be of particular interest to linguists, as Lewis seems to have created or developed his own system of spelling words, often phonetically.
Extent of Fonds6.5 cm.
Author of Finding AidRiggs, Bertram G., 1954-
PublisherMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Time Period19th century
Resource TypeFinding Aid
IdentifierColl-205; ASC-EAD0012
ProvenancePerth Antiquarian, Ringwood, Hampshire, England (dealer in rare books and manuscripts) June 1990
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
CONTENTdm file name15.xml
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