Reverend Robert John Renison Fonds

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Person

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Reverend Robert John Renison Fonds

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Dates of existence

2014-

History

The Most Reverend Robert John Renison is an important figure in the history of the Anglican Communion in Canada due to his role as Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario. He also was known as a gifted writer of books and articles and was a popular religion columnist for the Globe and Mail for over 20 years. He was born in Ireland in the little village of Clonoulty near Cashel in the County Tipperary in 1875. His father was the Rev. Canon Robert Renison and his mother was the former Mary Elizabeth Kennedy, an American citizen that the Rev. Canon Renison met while on a trip to the United States. The Rev. Robert John Renison was the oldest of three boys, all of whom became Anglican (or Episcopalian) priests. In addition, he had three sisters. In 1914 he married Elizabeth Bristol of Hamilton, Ontario. They had two sons, Robert John Bristol Renison born in 1916, and George Everett Bristol Renison born in 1918. George Renison (d.1998) was married to Nancy Stirett and had three children; Katherine, Carol and Michael. Robert John was married to Shirley Sommerville (d 1957) and had one son Robert.

The Reverend Robery John Renison fonds were willed to Renison University College in c/o Gail Cuthbert Brandt in July 1999 from the estate of George Everett Bristol Renison. They were willed to George Everett Bristol Renison by his father Bishop Robert John Renison.

Places

Clonoulty (Ireland)
County Tipperary (Ireland)
Lake Nipigon (On.)
Port Hope (On.)
Trinity College School (Port Hope, On.)
University of Toronto (On.)
Wycliffe College. University of Toronto (On.)
Toronto (On.)
Moosonee (On.)
St. John's College. University of Manitoba (Winnepeg, Mb.)
Hamilton (On.)
Vancouver (B.C.)
Peace River (Sk.)

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Functions, occupations and activities

Soldier, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (under name "Patrick O'Reilly)
Priest, Bishop and Metropolitan with the Anglican Church of Canada
Army chaplain
Missionary
Writer
Journalist

Mandates/sources of authority

Anglican Church of Canada. The Primate’s Commission on Theological Education and Formation for Presbyteral Ministry.

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General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Renison, Colonel George Everett Bristol (1918?-1998)

Identifier of the related entity

REN BRC 4

Category of the relationship

family

Dates of the relationship

1918-1998

Description of relationship

George Everett Bristol Renison was the youngest son of the Reverend Robert John Renison and his wife Elizabeth Bristol Renison.

Related entity

Renison, Robert J. (Robert John). Metropolitan of Ontario. ([1875-1957])

Identifier of the related entity

REN BRC 1

Category of the relationship

family

Dates of the relationship

1875-1957

Description of relationship

The Reverend Robert John Renison Fonds contains his papers and other intellectual output.

Related entity

Renison, Elizabeth Bristol (1885 - 1975) ((1885- 1975))

Identifier of the related entity

REN BRC 2

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1999-

Description of relationship

Elizabeth Bristol Renison was the wife of the Reverend Robert John Renison. She also wrote and was very supportive of Renison University College until her death in 1975.

Related entity

Renison University College Archives

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1999-

Description of relationship

The Renison University College Archives holds the Reverend Robert John Renison Fonds.

Related entity

Renison College (January 14, 1959-July 9, 2008)

Identifier of the related entity

REN RUC 2

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1959-

Description of relationship

A new Anglican College was formed in 1959 in association with Waterloo College. It was named after the Reverend Robert John Renison. The Reverend Robert J. Renison fonds was donated to Renison College in 1999

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REN BRC

Institution identifier

Renison University College Archives

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Status

Draft

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2014 (creation)

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