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Accession Number: 75-003


Venerable J.C. Clough fonds.—Transcribed [between 1960 and 1975]. -- 5 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

Venerable J.C. Clough was the Archdeacon of Peterborough, Ontario.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Archdeacon J.C. Clough before it was donated to the Trent University Archives. The typescripts are copies of records found in the Quebec Diocesan Archives and the National Archives of Canada while the Archdeacon was researching a thesis.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of typescript copies of letters patent and correspondence, from 1797 to 1855, relating to Bishop Jacob Mountain, first Anglican bishop of Quebec and to George Jehoshaphat Mountain, third Anglican bishop of Quebec, as well as to various Church matters. The fonds also includes notes taken from reports of The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, from Letters Patent and from correspondence relating to Clergy Reserves and other topics.


Title based on the collector of the fonds.

The fonds was donated by Venerable J.C. Clough, Archdeacon of Peterborough, Ontario.

The fonds is arranged into two series: materials collected in the Public Archives of Canada, and materials collected in the Quebec Diocesan Archives (Anglican).

The originals are located in the National Archives of Canada (Public Archives of Canada) and the Quebec Diocesan Archives.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

See finding aid for biography of the Mountain family.

Finding Aid

Box 1

Folder 1: Typed copies of Letter Patent and correspondence 1979-1855. The Letters Patent deal with various appointments of members of the Mountain Family; authorization to build a rectory; grants of land for building of churches. The correspondence is chiefly that of George Jehoshaphat Mountain, although some relates to his uncle, Jehoshaphat Mountain. Topic include appointments of various posts, petitions of widows of officers asking for help in claiming pensions, estimates of amounts for the payment of salaries of the Clergy, various other topics relating to the church.

Folder 2: Index of "Volumes in the Archives at Quebec Deposited in Vault of Museum". notes taken from reports of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts 1814-1844. (In the public museum at Quebec) Notes taken from Letters Paten 1799-1846, from the Quebec Diocesan Archives. Copies of correspondence and notes taken from correspondence relating to Clergy Reserves and to various churches. Extracts from the Mountain papers 1815-1836.