Fonds MG 90 - J.A. Sharrard fonds

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J.A. Sharrard fonds

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MG 90

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  • 1908-1926 (inclusive) ; 1914-1921 (predominant) (Creation)

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20 cm of textual records
9 postcards
11 photographs
13 negatives

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James Alfred Sharrard was born in Uxbridge, Ontario in 1879. He received his teacher training at Port Perry, Ontario and obtained an MA from the University of Toronto in 1904 in Philosophy and Oriental Languages. Sharrard then studied at Knox College in Toronto, earning a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1908. Sharrard was ordained to the Presbyterian Ministry in 1907 and, in later years, to the United Church Ministry. From 1908 to 1914, Sharrard was Principal and Professor of Philosophy at Indore Christian College, a missionary college located in India. While in India, Sharrard met and married his wife, Edith Murray. Sharrard came back to Canada in June 1914. Between 1914 and 1918, Sharrard spent time studying at the University of Chicago and was on staff at Westminster Hall, a Presbyterian theological college in Vancouver. Sharrard was appointed Professor of Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan in 1918. He retired in 1947 as head of the department and was named Professor Emeritus. He died in Saskatoon on November 6, 1963.

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This fonds primarily consists of correspondence between J.A. Sharrard and his wife, Edith. The correspondence pertains to missionary work in India, individuals and activities at the University of Saskatchewan and in Saskatoon, the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic, and family life. The fonds includes some drawings and notes written by Sharrard’s daughter Ruth. It also contains a small file of notes for sermons or speeches as well as a few postcards and photographs.

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The correspondence is in chronological order.

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