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Accession Number: 94-014


Reverend Frank Beazer fonds. -- 1862-1960. -- 13 cm of textual records. -- 27 photographs. -- 1 map.

Biography / History

Frank C. Beazer was born in Chippenham, England. He left Chippenham in 1912 and worked in Ifracombe, Eastbourne, London and Bath in England. He was a ship's steward on two trips to East Africa before he became a missionary to the Church of England Camp Mission. The first place he went to as a missionary was the diocese of Caribou in British Columbia. He enlisted in Chapleau, Ontario, in the 227 B Company, on July 26, 1916 and travelled to France with the 54th Battalion where he became assistant to the regimental chaplain. In 1919 he attended Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto and received his ordination on St. Georges Day in 1922 in the Cathedral in Cochrane, Ontario. He resided at Kapuskasing for twelve years. In Kapuskasing he helped to build his church and house. He was also an assistant scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of Canada in Kapuskasing. In 1927 he married Gertrude Hudson of Toronto. He was the pastor for Oxford Mills, Carrying Place and St. Paul's Anglican Church in Roslin, Ontario; Christ Anglican Church in Thomasburg, Ontario and St. Luke's Anglican Church in Peterborough, Ontario. In 1958 Reverend Beazer and his wife visited his two brothers in Chippenham, England. While they were there they were invited to have cocktails with the High Commissioner of Canada George Drew and his wife. Frank was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Custodial History


Scope and Content

This fonds consists of correspondence and photographs of the Reverend Frank Beazer, his wife Gertie and his brothers Fred and Jack, as well as notebooks of study helps and sermon notes of the Reverend. There are also published records regarding World War I, the Masonic Lodge, Orange Lodge and Loyal Order of the Moose.


Title based on creator of fonds.

This fonds was donated from an unknown source.

One letter is written in French.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located at the Anglican Church of Canada General Synod Archives.

Finding Aid

Box 1

Published items:

Getze's New and Improved School for the Parlour Organ

Doherty Organ Book

"Child Welfare Acts", 1928 with enclosure "How the Children's Aid Society Helps Unfortunate Children"

Dr. Simmonite's Prognostic Astronomer [c.1900]

"The European Conflict and Conditions Which Brought It About" -

Map - Statistics

A Dictionary of English Proverbs For Days and Years

Hymns Ancient and Modern

Annals of the Poor by Rev. L. Richmond, 1862

Musson's Who Wrote That?, 1906

Solomon's Temple Spiritualized..., John Bunyan, 1862

Toronto Masonic Blue Book, 1922

Constitution and By-Laws of the Loyal Orange Association of British North America, 1921

General Laws of the Loyal Order of the Moose, 1927

Other loose items:

"A Soldier's Diary" inscribed 'Beazer' with entries for April 4-8, 1917

"The Soldier's Own Diary" 1919

"Church Missionary Pocketbooks" with entries for July 29-August 13, 1939

Thin, black study notebook, 1919

Blue notebook of religious texts

Two brown notebooks of Hebrew/Greek text with some translations

Women's Auxiliary minute book, 1936

Marriage certificate form book

File Folder:

Photographs of Frank Beazer and his wife Gertie.

Unidentified photographs of people and houses.

Postcards of Cochrane, Ontario and the wharf at Temagami.

Correspondence between Frank Beazer and his brother Jack Beazer regarding the death of their brother Fred Beazer in England.

Miscellaneous correspondence.