Fonds PR 09 - Herbert Wesley Toombs fonds

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Herbert Wesley Toombs fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • Variations in title: Previously identified as Herbert Wesley Toombs papers (A.1094.XVII.I).

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PR 09

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  • ca.1934–2004 (Creation)
    Created and collected after Toombs’ death.
  • ca.1875–1934 (Creation)
    Toombs, Herbert Wesley

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37.5 cm of textual materials

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Biographical history

Custodial history

Records in the fonds were likely donated to the archives around 2004.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of papers, publications and other collected items by and relating to the Rev. Toombs and his work, as a United Church minister.

Contents include: sermons (ca.1905-1934); clippings, letters and copies of articles relating to famous paintings (1922); various undated lectures; collected writings and documents relating to Church Union; a copy of his 1917 publication on Mormonism and related correspondence (ca.1914-1920); copies of church-related publications; and a “Pastor’s Pocket Record” notebook (ca.1920-1926), listing salary, sermons, members, baptisms, marriages and funerals from Drinkwater, Briercrest, Keeler and Marquis. There are also letters regarding Rev. Toombs’ career and his various papers.

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Immediate source of acquisition

Records were received by the Saskatchewan Conference Archives in 2004, from a private donor.


Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items listed under A.1094.XVII.I were arranged between 2004 and 2011.

Language of material

  • English

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  • Latin

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Some items are restricted, due to the personal information they contain. For further information, consult region archivist.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

GS-168 includes original file and series listings, in section A.1094.XVII.I.

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Associated materials

Biographical file for Herbert Wesley Toombs (reference number A.676.XX. Toombs) included in UCC Living Skies Region Archives.

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Textual records: A.1094.XVII.I.1 to I.5

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