Fonds MC19 - James Souter

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James Souter

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CA PANB MC19

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  • Photocopied 1979 (Creation)
    Creator
    Souter, James, Rev.

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6 pp. of textual records

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(fl. 1830-1842)

Biographical history

The Rev. James Souter was the first minister to take a full-time office in the new St. James Presbyterian Church in Newcastle, New Brunswick after its reconstruction in 1829. The original was destroyed in the great fire of 1825. In 1830, the congregation of St. James invited Mr. Souter to serve the parish, an invitation he accepted, arriving late that year from Aberdeen, Scotland. After a four-year probationary ministerial period, he was made permanent pastor. He served the St. James congregation for 13 years. In late 1842 he relinquished his post and returned to Scotland.

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The fonds contains three letters relating to the Rev. James Souter's appointment to St. James Presbyterian Church in Newcastle, New Brunswick.

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  • English

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Associated materials

Additional information relating to St. James Presbyterian Church for the years 1830-1880, including material created by the Rev. Souter, is available on microfilm reel no. F45. The petition of St. James' congregation requesting permission to rebuild their church is located in RS24, S36-P95. The Reverend Souter's correspondence with the Glasgow Colonial Society is in MC991 Glasgow Colonial Society correspondence (F9746-F9748).

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The photocopied pages are faded, and one of the three letters has suffered water damage, but the text is legible.

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