John Potts fonds

Fonds number


Name of Creator

Potts, John

Dates of Material



John Potts fonds

Source of title proper

Title based on the contents of the fonds.


3 cm of textual records

Administrative History

John Potts was a clergyman and co-Bursar/co-Treasurer of Victoria University, 1900–1907.
Born in Ireland and originally an Episcopalian, he was ordained in the Methodist Church in 1861. He served at Thorold, 1859-1861; London, 1862-1864; Toronto Yorkville, 1865-1866; Hamilton West, 1867-1869; Montreal, 1870-1872; and then in Toronto and Montreal until his appointment in 1901 as Secretary of Education in the Methodist Church until his death. In 1901 he was also appointed as President of the Lord's Day Alliance and was a member of the Board and Senate of Victoria College. He was married to Margaret Bredin in 1861.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of copies of outgoing letters primarily relating to personal matters; includes copies of letters written by others after Rev. Potts' death, relating to his personal affairs.


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Bursar's Office

General Notes

For material related to his time as co-Bursar, see also Bursar's Office fonds (Fonds 2001).


Administrators / Faculty personal papers

Box/File List

Identifiersort descending Title Date
1987.197V-TR Correspondence