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Accession Number: 81-010


Professor Brian Heeney fonds. -- 1976. -- 13 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

Professor Brian Heeney, born 1933, was the Academic Vice-President and Provost of Trent University. He came to Trent in 1971 to become the Master of Champlain College and a member of the History Department. He later became the director of the Bata Library and was appointed Academic Vice-President and Provost September 1, 1981. Heeney was educated at the University of Toronto, the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge Massachusetts, and Oxford University. He was the assistant curate at All Saints' Cathedral in Edmonton from 1957 to 1959 and was the Anglican chaplain and a member of the History Department at the University of Alberta before coming to Trent University in 1971. Throughout his career Heeney's interest lay in the study of the religious and social history of Victorian England. He was the author of several books including "Mission to the Middle Classes", and "A Different Kind of Gentleman: Parish Clergy as Professional Men in Early and Mid-Victorian England." Professor Brian Heeney died September 17, 1983. (Taken from: "Trent Fortnightly" Vol. 14, No. 3, 1983.)

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Professor Brian Heeney until it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of corrected proofs and original annotated typescript of a book by Professor Brian Heeney titled "A Different Kind of Gentleman: Parish Clergy as Professional Men in Early and Mid-Victorian England." The book constitutes Volume V of the Studies in British History and Culture Series, published for The Conference on British Studies and Wittenburg University by Archon Books.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

The fonds was donated by Professor Brian Heeney.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Notes and correspondence relating to "A Different Kind of Gentleman" were added under the same accession number in 1993.

Finding Aid

Box 1


1. Corrected proofs, title page to end of chapter 3 (p.63)

2. Corrected proofs, chapters 4 and 5, appendices, footnotes and bibliography (p.64-161)

3. Original typescript, title page to end of chapter 4 (p. i-XII; 5-144); (or 1-140 variegated pagination)

4. Original typescript, chapter 5, appendices, footnotes, bibliography, and index (p. 141-274) plus p. 1-19  

Box 2

Notes and correspondence mostly pertaining to A Different Kind of Gentleman added in 19993