Fonds - Douglas H. Telfer fonds

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Douglas H. Telfer fonds

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  • 1932-1952 (Creation)
    Telfer, Douglas H.

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6 cm of textual records

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Douglas Hastings Telfer was born in London, England on May 12, 1886. He immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, with his family in 1904. He graduated from the Alberta Methodist College with an MA and Bachelor of Divinity, and was ordained by Alberta Conference in the Methodist Church. Telfer served the Methodist Church at Carmangay, Alberta and St. James, Winnipeg. At Church Union, he joined the United Church, where he served at Virden and Dauphin, Manitoba (1925-1935); Wesley United Church, Calgary (1935-1940); and West Point Grey United Church, Vancouver (1940-1951). He became Secretary of the Metropolitan Council for Church Extension, where he served from 1951 to 1958. In the courts of the Church, he served in various capacities: Secretary and President of Manitoba Conference; President of BC Conference; member of the Board of Governors and the Senate of Union College; and member of many presbytery and conference committees. He also served as President of the Vancouver Council of Churches and the BC Save the Children’s Fund. Telfer died on April 14, 1983.

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Fonds consists of two record series: Correspondence (1932-1952) and Sermons and Lectures (1938-1951).

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Accession details were not documented; obtained prior to 2006


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  • English

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Created August 22, 2019

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