Fonds F 3035 - Robert Brooking fonds

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Robert Brooking fonds

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ON00340 F 3035

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  • 1839-1961, predominant 1839-1859 (Creation)
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    Brooking, Robert, 1813-1893

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12 cm of textual records

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Robert Brooking (1813-1893) was a Methodist missionary in Africa and the Northwest. Born in England in 1813, he was specially ordained in 1839 for work in Africa. He served the Gold Coast and the interior for seven years. When his health deteriorated, he returned to England, and later came to Canada to serve as a missionary to the Aboriginal Peoples of Ontario and at Norway House and Oxford House. He retired in 1880 and moved to Cobourg. He died in 1893.

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Fonds consists of diaries, 1839-1859; sermon book, n.d.; miscellaneous papers; journal of Elizabeth Brooking, [1843- ?].

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  • English

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