Fonds PR9 - Herbert Wesley Toombs fonds

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Herbert Wesley Toombs fonds

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  • Variations in title: Previously identified as Herbert Wesley Toombs papers (A1094.XVII.I).

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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 textual materials

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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.

Also included are letters regarding Rev. Toombs’ career and his various papers.

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Records appear to have been received from a private donor.


Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items listed under A1094.XVII.I were likely arranged sometime between 2004 and 2011.

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  • English

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Restrictions on access

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

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GS-168 includes original file and series listings, in section A1094.XVII.I.

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Biographical file for Herbert Wesley Toombs included in the Saskatchewan Conference collections (file number A676.XX. Toombs). Additional records from local congregations may be part of local church collections, in the Living Skies Region Archives.

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