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Anson, Canon Adelbert (later: Bishop of Qu'Appelle)

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Visited the Bell Farm in late August 1883 on the Grand CPR Tour with 65 others, and again on August 8, 1884. Anglican Bishop Adelbert Anson, first Bishop of Qu'Appelle (1884-94). He was also the first person to sign the Bell Farm Visitors' Register.

Rev. Adelbert Anson was also among this group of CPR Officials and other dignitaries, but apparently for a different purpose. He was en route to the West to report on the area’s potential for future Anglican ministry, and subsequently, in 1884, was appointed the region’s first Anglican Bishop of Assiniboia. Incidentally, Anson became the first person to sign the Bell Farm Visitors Register the following year (August 8, 1884), and the first of three Anson signatures in the Register. The other two were in 1885 and 1887. Canon Adelbert Anson’s mixing with some of Canada’s financial and political elite during that 1883 trip might have become useful to him in some of his future deliberations on behalf of the Church of England (today’s Anglican Church). How he came to be invited to this trip might be an interesting matter to discover.

SOURCES:

"Llving Faith: A pictorial history of the Diocese of Qu'Appelle from 1884 to 1984", by Trevor Powell, p. 2.

RESEARCH BY:

Frank Korvemaker, Regina, Sask.