Rev. Canon Laurence F. Wilmot Photograph Collection:

An Inventory of His Photographs at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by John E. L. Richthammer
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(1997)

Finding aid encoded by Julianna Trivers (June 2002)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - PC 132 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2

Creator:
Reverend Canon Laurence F. Wilmot

Title:
Rev. Canon Laurence F. Wilmot fonds

Dates:
[ca. 1888]-1994

Quantity:
346 photographs. -- 48 negatives.

Identification:
PC 132

Language
English.

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Biography of Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot

LAURENCE FRANK WILMOT, B.A. & L.Th. (Man.), M.C., B.D. (Man.), D.D. (Hon. Causa, Trinity), M.A. (Man.), D. Phil. (Oxon), D.D. (Hon. Causa, Man.), M.A. (Man.)

Laurence Frank Wilmot was born on a farm seven miles northwest of Clanwilliam and 10-12 miles north of Minnedosa, Manitoba in the Crocus Hill School District on April 27, 1907. His mother, Fannie Charlotte Campbell, was born in a Belfast hotel while his father, Thomas Herbert Wilmot, grew up at the edge of the Sherewood Forest and later named his Manitoba farm in honour of his Nottinghamshire birthplace. Thomas came from England to Clanwilliam, MB in 1895. Laurence attended Crocus Hill elementary school (a three-mile walk from his uncle's home, where he lived). Wilmot subsequently attended the Bethany Consolidated School, from which he graduated in 1925. He trapped and hunting in order to earn money for school fees and personal expenses.

In the fall of 1925 Wilmot enrolled at the University of Manitoba. He spent one year in the pre-engineering program but half-way through his first year Wilmot made the decision to enter the minister. He transferred to St. John's College and changed his major to Arts and Theology. In this first year of theological training the Diocese of Brandon sent him on a summer placement in 1926 which involved being responsible for four parishes. His remuneration was $40 per month; travel was by horse and buggy. By the summer of 1930 Wilmot had a brief change of work; he wanted to work outside for health reasons and found himself on a CPR survey crew.

He was active in sports. During his early theological training, Wilmot was pitcher for the Grosse Isle baseball team, played soccer for a city church league, played rugby, basketball and football for St. John's and University of Manitoba. At St. John's College, he was a member of the Students' Council. He graduated from St. John's in 1931 with a Bachelor of Arts and a Licentiate in Theology.

Wilmot was ordained as a deacon in 1931 and served the next 11 years in rural missionary fields of Manitoba. For the first four years, during the heart of the Great Depression, Rev. Wilmot served a six-point charge in the Pembina Hills area of southwestern Manitoba at the parishes of Pilot Mound, Crystal City, Clearwater and La Riviere.

1932 was a momentous year. Wilmot was ordained priest by the Bishop of Brandon and that August was married at St. Alban's, Winnipeg, to Edith Louise Hope Littlewood (born June 10, 1905 at Newburg, ON), a Winnipeg teacher, whom he had first met in Deloraine where she was teaching and he was replacement minister. Their first child, Laurence Sidney Herbert was born in June 1933. Young Laurie was joined in succeeding years by two sisters, Frances Mary Louise in October 1934 and Hope Fairfield in February 1940.

After four years in Pilot Mound, Rev. Wilmot was appointed Rector and Rural Dean of Swan River and Chaplain of St. Faith's Mission, an Anglican mission at The Pas in 1935 (with this appointment, he became responsible for 35 congregations). In 1939 he was named Travelling Priest in the Northern missions of the Diocese of Brandon. The Hudson's Bay railway was part of Rev. Wilmot's field. He held this post until his 1942 enlistment in the Canadian Army as a chaplain. Earlier, during his St. John's College student days, Rev. Wilmot had earned both his lieutenant's and captain's designations in the Canadian Officers In Training Corps. Following the outbreak of the Second World War, he volunteered to become a military chaplain but was not called into service until two years later.

After serving in military camps in Canada and Great Britain Rev. Wilmot spent the last two years of the war in Italy and North West Europe with the West Nova Scotia Regiment. He provided spiritual counsel and conducted church services and other religious ceremonies for the men in his regiment, many of whom would not survive the bitter struggle to advance up the Italian peninsula against an entrenched and determined foe.

Rev. Wilmot himself was often exposed to enemy fire and on at least one occasion he narrowly escaped with his life when a German shell exploded over a spot that he had just vacated seconds before. During one episode he was shot at, the bullet entering one side of his helmet and exiting the other. His organization and personal leadership of the evacuation of wounded soldiers from a minefield at the Foglio River Crossing (on Italy's Adriatic coast) on 31 August 1944 resulted in his being awarded the Military Cross.

When the war in Europe ended Rev. Wilmot was transferred to Canada en route to a posting in the Pacific Theatre. The sudden Japanese surrender allowed him to remain in his home country until he received his discharge in November 1945. In later years he served as militia chaplain to the Winnipeg Grenadiers. A special honour came in 1953 when he was named Protestant chaplain to the Army section of the Canadian Armed Forces contingent attending the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and received the Coronation Medal.

After his discharge Rev. Wilmot spent the next 16 years in Winnipeg, licensed by the Bishop of Rupert's Land. He taught English and history for the Department of Education in a Veterans' Vocational School in Winnipeg which was established to prepare veterans for university entrance. In 1945 he began a Master of Arts degree in the philosophy of religion and metaphysics. In 1946 he accepted an appointment as Central Western Field Secretary for the Anglican General Board of Religious Education and, in preparation for his new assignment, attended the fall semester at Yale Divinity School where he took several religious education courses. In 1948 Rev. Wilmot received from St. John's College the Bachelor of Divinity he had begun in 1937.

Rev. Wilmot served as a Field Secretary until 1949 when his increasing frustration over what he termed the "domineering policies at the head office" caused him to resign. In his correspondence he accused his superiors of placing undue restrictions on his activities and ignoring the reports and recommendations that he and the other field secretaries had been submitting. He was particularly upset when an ambitious attempt to start up the Knights of the Cross, a proposed lay order designed to encourage men to become more involved in Church leadership, was summarily halted after a promising beginning.

After his resignation as field secretary Wilmot served for a year as Rector of St. Mary Magdalene Church in St. Vital. His term at St. Mary Magdalene happened to coincide with the disastrous 1950 flood and most of his summer was spent helping parishioners cope with the task of repairing damaged homes and replacing lost possessions.

On November 1, 1950 Rev. Wilmot was installed as Warden and Vice-Chancellor of his alma mater, St. John's College, as well as Honorary Canon of the Diocese of Rupert's Land and Archbishop's Examining Chaplain. At the time of Rev. Canon Wilmot's installation the College's future was not promising; financial difficulties and a declining enrolment at its downtown campus had forced it to cut numerous programs. During Rev. Canon Wilmot's eleven years as warden, St. John's experienced a dramatic reversal in fortune that culminated in 1958 with the move to a new set of buildings on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba. One of his colleagues would later say that Wilmot had transformed the college "from a feeble, spiritless vestige at the point of death, into a thriving community of students and academics." In 1958 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Trinity College, University of Toronto.

At the end of the 1959 school year Rev. Canon Wilmot was able to announce that the size of St. John's faculty was greater than what the total enrolment had been when he first assumed his office nine years before. During his time as Warden of St. John's he also lectured there in philosophy and theology. Rev. Canon Wilmot spent the summer of 1960 studying philosophy at Harvard University.

Unfortunately, Rev. Canon Wilmot's years at St. John's were also marked by difficulties with the Church hierarchy. In his second year as warden he submitted his resignation, citing the Chancellor's wilful lack of co-operation as the reason. This resignation was suddenly withdrawn after an apparent reconciliation between the two parties was reached. Rev. Canon Wilmot continued to face what his colleague would later describe as "discouragement, episcopal opposition and downright malevolence" from the archbishop and church council. Finally, after a series of stormy meetings in the spring and summer of 1960 he announced his resignation in October, saying that it would be "in the best interests of the college". Despite the widespread support of the faculty and the student body he stepped down at the end of the 1960-61 academic year.

After his resignation Rev. Canon Wilmot went to England where he researched and studied contemporary philosophy and Patristic Theology (concentrating on Fourth Century church fathers) for two years at Keble College, Oxford. Rev. Canon Wilmot had in 1953 completed course work for a Master of Arts in Philosophy but the demands of administrative duties at St. John's forced him to postpone the thesis. He wrote his thesis at Oxford and finally received the M.A. in 1963 from the University of Manitoba. His thesis was entitled "The Idea of God in the Most Recent British Philosophy: An Enquiry into the Possibility of Significant Theological Discourse Today".

In 1963 he also was appointed Teaching Fellow and Sub-Warden of St. Augustine's College in Canterbury, the central college of the Anglican communion. Rev. Canon Wilmot lectured in Historical Theology and conducted seminars in contemporary theology to classes consisting of Anglican clergy from around the world. Also in 1963, he was greatly moved when Oxford University conferred upon him an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy.

In 1965 Rev. Canon Wilmot was named Acting Warden of St. Augustine's and served in that capacity until June 1967 when the college was closed as a result of a decision by the Anglican Consultative Committee.

He then accepted an invitation to become a Pastoral Theological Fellow and enter the clinical pastoral education program at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas. There he spent a year acquiring clinical pastoral experience and training. In 1968 Rev. Canon Wilmot moved to Washington, D.C. to train as a resident in the chaplain's department under Dr. Ernest Bruder at St. Elizabeth's, a large federally-operated psychiatric hospital. That year Rev. Canon Wilmot was the recipient of another Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa), this one from St. John's College.

In the summer of 1969 Rev. Canon Wilmot took a supervisory course in clinical pastoral education at Toronto's Queen Street Mental Health Centre. He received his clinical pastoral supervisor certification and in August of that year was appointed Protestant Chaplain and teaching supervisor of Whitby Psychiatric Hospital, east of Toronto. Rev. Canon Wilmot remained at Whitby until 1972 when he reached the mandatory age for retirement. During his stay at Whitby he conducted numerous training seminars and workshops on clinical pastoral education and took an active interest in training clergy to deal more effectively with patients in mental health institutions.

In 1972 Rev. Canon Wilmot returned to Winnipeg and accepted the posts of Coordinator for Continuing Education for the clergy of the Anglican diocese of Rupert's Land and Director of Field Education for seminarians at St. John's College. After an 11-year absence, Laurence and Hope Wilmot appreciated the return to their home on University Crescent. He also made time to work two days per week as chaplain at Victoria Hospital, as well as acting as priest-in-charge of St. John the Baptist Parish (later Life Honorary Assistant to the rector at St. Paul's, Fort Garry and assistant priest-in-charge at St. Helen's Mission, Winnipeg). In 1975 he was elected Chairman of the Manitoba Region of the Canadian Association for Pastoral Education and has served a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the University of Manitoba's Alumni Association.

Rev. Canon Wilmot officially retired in 1976 in order to devote more time to a book based on his post-graduate study of the later writings of the British process philosopher and theologian Alfred North Whitehead. The completed manuscript, Whitehead and God: Prolegomena to Theological Reconstruction , was published in 1979 by Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Rev. Canon Wilmot returned to school and in 1979 at the age of 72 was awarded a Master of Arts in history from the University of Manitoba. He titled his thesis "The Christian Churches of the Red River Settlement and the Foundation of the University of Manitoba: An Historical Analysis of the Process of Transition from Frontier College to Provincial University". An essay written during this period, "Alexander Morris and the Creation of the Office of Premier: An Historical Analysis of the Evolution of Responsible Government in Manitoba," received the Margaret McWilliams Medal from the Manitoba Historical Society in 1978. St. John's College continued to honour its former warden. Rev. Canon Wilmot was made an Honorary Fellow in 1980 and Warden Emeritus in 1990.

Rev. Canon Wilmot maintained an active life throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Apart from his research and writing on early Manitoba history he devoted a considerable amount of time to issues concerning the elderly. He was a member of the 1980-81 Diocese of Rupert's Land Task Force on Ministries To and With the Elderly and in 1981 he participated in the Anglican Church Project on Elders and Ministry. Rev. Canon Wilmot also became heavily involved with Creative Retirement Manitoba, serving on its board of directors and personnel committee until 1992 and helping to organize lectures and seminars on a variety of topics.

Rev. Canon Wilmot's experience as a member of both the board of directors and the advisory committee of the Society of Self-Help, Inc. in the late 1980s was not so positive. The SOS, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping outpatients from mental institutions integrate themselves into the community, was plagued by incompetent (and possibly corrupt) management. A series of financial setbacks had, by 1990, left SOS near death and Rev. Canon Wilmot was obliged to take on the desperate task of reviving it. His efforts to stave off bankruptcy were apparently not appreciated by some of the other officers (possibly friends of the former director) and in August 1990 he was effectively forced out as the Society's coordinator.

Hope Wilmot died in July 1986 after a long struggle with heart disease and was buried at St. John's Cathedral Cemetery. After eight years as a widower, Rev. Canon Wilmot remarried in St. John's College Chapel 21 January 1995 to a widow, Grace Nunn. He was in his 88th year at the time of his remarriage, a fact that was duly reported in the media. To celebrate his 90th birthday in 1997, Laurence and Grace Nunn Wilmot enjoyed an extensive tour of Greece.

At over 90, Rev. Canon Wilmot remained active moderating church conferences, attending meetings, writing scholarly theological works, his autobiography and collecting his papers for archiving.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The papers in the collection range from the early part of the 20th century to the 1990s and reflect the rich and varied life of Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot.

The collection contains over 50 appointment diaries and journals covering the years 1946 to 1992 as well as a collection of Warden's notebooks, correspondence, speeches yearbooks and calendars from Rev. Canon Wilmot's years at St. John's College.

The rest of the papers are organized into series corresponding to Rev. Canon Wilmot's various occupations and activities. The series' includes his personal correspondence and the notes and papers he amassed as a student in a variety of educational institutions. These include notes from his years at St. John's in the late 1920s, notes and assignments from the 1946 fall session at Yale Divinity School, papers and tests from Harvard Summer School in 1960 and various papers and notes from the University of Manitoba's M.A. program in the 1970s.

Materials relating to Rev. Canon Wilmot's time as an army chaplain during World War II make up the second series. The military records, notebooks, letters and other documents included in this series provide a detailed picture of the daily activities and routines of a chaplain attached to a regiment engaged in active combat. Not only is there a terrific collection of letters sent from overseas to his wife in Canada - on a daily basis - but also her replies, as well as transcribed versions of same. Also included in the war correspondence is a collection of letters sent to Wilmot by relatives of the unit's casualties. Also included are several letters written by wives requesting divorces.

One section of the collection contains the papers generated by Rev. Canon Wilmot's clerical duties, including correspondence with church officials, collections of sermons and devotional talks and a few miscellaneous items.

Another series is made up of documents relating to Rev. Canon Wilmot's stint as a field secretary for the Anglican Church's General Board of Religious Education from 1946 to 1949. His correspondence from this period indicates the frustrations he experienced in trying to introduce some much needed innovations in the face of opposition from the head office. Several of the files contain material relating to the Knights of the Cross, the men's lay organization Rev. Canon Wilmot was in the process of getting off the ground before the General Board put a stop to it.

Documents relating to Rev. Canon Wilmot's time as a college administrator and lecturer, both at St. John's College in Winnipeg and at St. Augustine's College in Canterbury, England, are included in the collection. The material on St. John's should be of particular interest since it reflects Rev. Canon Wilmot's difficult relationship with the church hierarchy as well as his impressive accomplishments. His correspondence and activities on behalf of the College extend into the 1990s.

The collection also contains the papers generated by Rev. Canon Wilmot's career as a hospital chaplain in Houston, Washington, D.C. and Whitby, Ontario from 1967 to 1972. All of his patient interview notes, student assignments and correspondence from this period are included.

The "writer and researcher" series consists of documents relating to his 1979 book Whitehead and God and to his writing and research on various aspects of early University of Manitoba history and Manitoba history in general.

The final series includes papers from the various organizations and committees with which he became involved upon his return to Manitoba in 1973. Among them are the Continuing Education Committee of the Diocese of Rupert's Land, the 1980-81 Anglican Task Force on Ministries To and With the Elderly, Creative Retirement Manitoba and the Society of Self-Help, Inc. (SOS). The SOS papers' depiction of a charitable organization destroyed by incompetent (and possibly corrupt) management and childish power struggles is of particular interest.

Included in the photograph collection (PC 132) is a significant number of images dating back to the late 1890s (but mostly onward from the mid-1920s) and many photographs which document Rev. Canon Wilmot's war experiences as a chaplain in Italy and The Netherlands (over 200 photographs and negatives of this period).

The cassette and reel-to-reel tapes are largely from the 1970s and 1980s and include a few personal messages, some family history, some sermons and talks and a sizable number of religious conferences, discussion groups and lecture series. One of the tapes contains a 1968 talk on ethics by the noted American anthropologist Margaret Mead.

On October 1, 1996, John Richthammer, Don Kroeker and Rev. Canon Wilmot worked together at his home to select important, representative photographs depicting Rev. Canon Wilmot's life. Photographs collected span the 1890s to the 1990s.

Additional documentation in the form of manuscripts, degrees and commendations (university, army, community), as well as both original and typewritten correspondence between Rev. Canon Wilmot and his wife Hope during W.W. II, were obtained in order to compliment the Collection.

Complimentary collections located in the Archives & Special Collections include the collection (MSS 56) of Rev. Charles William Gordon (Ralph Connor), a well-known Manitoba minister and highly-successful Canadian novelist, whose collection is one generation earlier than Wilmot's. The collection (MSS 63) of Rev. John Mark King (Gordon's father-in-law) is yet another generation earlier. As well, the St. John's College Collection might be consulted by those wishing to correlate Wilmot's collection to the material in the St. John's Collection.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 16 series.

  • Family, [ca. 1888]-1957
  • Student Days at St. John's College, 1925-1935
  • Family, 1930s-1960s
  • Professional, 1920s-1942
  • World War II, 1942-1945
  • Warden of St. John's College, 1950-[1960?], [198-?]
  • Rector of St. Mary Magdalene Church, St. Vital, [1950s]
  • Course at Emmanual College, Saskatoon, 1952
  • Canadian Coronation Contingent, 1953
  • Chaplain of Winnipeg Grenadiers, [ca. 1954]
  • Recreation, 1950s
  • St. Augustine's College, Oxford, 1953-1967
  • St. Elizabeth's Psychiatric Hospital,[1969?]
  • Family, 1966-1996
  • Negatives, 1974-1988
  • Folios, 1965-1990

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Restrictions on Use

By Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's expressed wish, the Collection is wholly available to all who wish to study it so long as they abide by the copyright law as passed from time to time by the Parliament of Canada. Patrons must also exercise proper care in using the Collection. Any excerpts should give proper source attribution and acknowledgment.

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Other Finding Aids

Manuscript Collection (MSS 122)

Tape Collection (TC 84)

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Family, [ca. 1888]-1957
Wilmot's Family
BoxFolder
11 Margaret Caroline Polden and John Moody Campbell (maternal grandparents of Laurence Wilmot). Mr. Campbell went to sea at age 11 and by the age of 30 had risen to captain. 1918
1 Herbert Wilmot (father of Laurence), Rogers (a neighbour farmer friend) and John Wilmot (brother of Herbert). (Herbert came to Clanwilliam from England in 1895).Taken at the N.W. quarter, Clanwilliam, MB, outside the stable and corral, 1897 or 1898
1 All Saints Church at Clanwilliam, MB. Laurence Wilmot was baptized here. The church was later closed but as of 1997 was still standing.
1 Thomas Herbert Wilmot portrait, age 26 (father of Laurence Wilmot). He had come to Canada in 1895 but returned to England for a time, at which point this photograph was made, 1901.
1 First portrait of Laurence Frank Wilmot. Left to right: siblings Archibald Campbell Wilmot (born 1905), John Herbert (Jack) Wilmot (born 1904), Elsie Wilmot (born 1901), Laurence (born 1907). Taken at Minnedosa, MB, 1907.
1 Birthplace of Laurence Frank Wilmot, the family farmhouse seven miles from Clanwilliam, MB. Underneath the newer wood siding was a log house. It has since been demolished.
1 Second portrait of Laurence Frank Wilmot. Left to right: siblings John Herbert (Jack) Wilmot (born 1904), Laurence Frank (born 1907), and Archibald Campbell Wilmot (born 1905). Taken at Minnedosa, MB, 1910-1911.
1 T. Herbert Wilmot with his sons (left to right) Archibald, John (Jack) and Laurence, likely at Minnedosa, MB, [ca. 1914].
1 Believed to be St. Mary's Anglican Church at Clanwilliam, MB. in the late 1930s or early 1940s.
1 Family group photograph taken on the occasion of the visit to the Wilmot farm near Clanwilliam, MB of Laurence Wilmot's paternal grandmother from England. Her three sons and their families are pictured surrounding Mrs. Wilmot. Taken around the end of the First World War. A complete identification of people in the photograph may be found in "Valley Views", a history of Minnedosa.
1 Walter Wilmot (younger brother of Laurence) in air force uniform outside the family farm house (Sherewood Farm) near Clanwilliam, MB, where Laurence was born; October 1942.
1 Series of nine photographs of the reunion of the Campbell family (Laurence's Wilmot's mother's side), 1957.
Hope Littlewood Wilmot's Family
BoxFolder
12 Bristol (England) Bridge (Sidney Littlewood, father of Hope Wilmot, was born near here.), [ca. 1888].
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21 Hope Miller (centre), maternal grandmother of Hope Littlewood (later Wilmot), on a visit to California. Also pictured are uncles and aunts of Hope (Littlewood) Wilmot. The Millers were United Empire Loyalists.
1 Great-grandmother Hope and McGillivray Aylsworth, summer 1937-1938.

(six unprinted negatives).

1 Willie, an uncle of Hope (Littlewood) Wilmot, and unidentified woman out rowing, taken in the early 1900s. [19-?]
1 Beresford (Berry) Littlewood, brother of Hope Wilmot, with class of boys at Hay River, July 1936; Elsie Wilmot and group of boys at Hay River, July 1936.

(Two photographs).

Photographs 1-5 of Hope Wilmot (Mrs. Laurence) and her family.

Photographs 1-19 of Hope (Littlewood) Wilmot prior to and after her marriage to Laurence Wilmot.
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13 Hope Littlewood at her Sunday School, Anglican Church Mission, Caledonia Diocese, Peace River and Vancouver, 1930.

(35 unprinted negatives).

3 Laurence Wilmot and dog out hunting prior to his marriage. Later, he taught wife Hope to shoot.
3 Edith Louise Hope Littlewood portrait, just prior to her marriage to Laurence Wilmot. She was living at 201 Morley Avenue in Winnipeg when this portrait was made in 1932.
3 Rev. Laurence Wilmot and Hope Littlewood on their wedding day in Winnipeg, August 25, 1932.

(five photographs - two of the couple and three with relatives and friends).

3 Rev. Laurence Wilmot and Hope Littlewood on their wedding day in Winnipeg, August 25, 1932.

(two unprinted negatives)

3 Laurence and Hope Wilmot on their honeymoon at and near Sultana Island, Lake of the Woods, Kenora, ON, 1932.

(seven photographs)

2 Rev. Laurence and Hope Wilmot shortly after their marriage. Taken in the Manitoba countryside. [ca. 1932].
2 Rev. Laurence and Hope Wilmot (seated in front), 1932.
2 Rev. Laurence and Hope Wilmot (standing by car) setting out from Pilot Mount, MB, en route to Swan River, MB, 1935.

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Student Days at St. John's College, 1925-1935

Photographs 1-75 in black album (inside front cover is written "Laurence F. Wilmot, St. John's College, Winnipeg, Man., 1925")

BoxFolder
14 St. John's College surrounded by trees, taken from main access road, [ca. 1925].
4 St. John's College senior hockey team, Manitoba Inter-Collegiate Champions, 1926-1927

Back row: L.S. Hodnett, G.C. Chataway, G.C. Manning, F.F. Sullivan, Andrew D. Blair, T.A. McMaster, G.V. Williamson (autographs of latter two are on reverse of photograph). Front row: S.R. Stevens, V. Taylor, J.E. Pidcock.

4 St. John's College senior hockey team, Inter-Collegiate Champions of Manitoba, 1925-1926.

Back row: R.H. Brayshay, B.C. Heap, J.G. Spratt, G.V. Williamson, V. Taylor, A. Edwards, J.J. Dunlop. Front row: J. Mitchell, Andrew D. Blair, S.H. Sutherland. Absent: J. Smart.

4 St. John's College junior hockey team, 1925-1926.

Back row: F. F. Sullivan, A. Edwards, G.V. Williamson, H. Croft, E. Ruse. Front row: R.H. Brayshay, S.R. Stevens, H.W. Sutherland, L.S. Hodnett, J.J. Dunlop. Absent: J.E. Pidcock.

4 (L to R) J.J. Dunlop, Cecil C. Landon and Andrew D. Blair coming from football practice at St. John's College, 1927-1928.
4 St. John's College basketball team, 1925-1926.

Left to right: R.H. Brayshay, A. Edwards, K.E. Spencer, B. Thomas, J.I. McKinnie, G.V. Williamson, J.J. Dunlop, S.R. Stevens, Andrew D. Blair. Absent: J.E. Pidcock.

4 St. John's College junior football team, 1925-1926.

Back row: J.W. Cook, W. de V A. Hunt, R.H. Brayshay, Andrew D. Blair, G.F. Rogers, R.L. Taylor. Front row: Laurence F. Wilmot, George B. MacNamara, Cecil C. Landon. (autographed by nine of the players).

4 St. John's College Students' Council, 1927-1928.

Back row: G.M. Armstrong, L.D. Batchelor, R.S. Stevens, J.T.J. Walker. Middle row: A.F. Clough, Laurence F. Wilmot, J. Adams-Cooper, V. Walker, F. Boyd. Front row: W. Wells, Cecil C. Landon, George B. MacNamara, J.I. McKinnie, A. de V. Hunt.

4 Group taken in St. John's College, 1927-1928.

Back row: 1. Walker 2. R.H. Brayshay 3. Arthur Nixon 4. J.J. Dunlop 10. (on end) Laurence Wilmot. Front row: 1. (on left) Rogers 2. (on right) Frank Ison.

4 Theologs (theological students) outside St. John's College, 1926-1927.

Left to right: Laurence Wilmot, unknown, Fred Cluff, Leslie Taylor.

4 Thomas (Tom) Daniels outside St. John's College, 1926-1927.
4 Theological students outside St. John's College, 1926-1927.

Left to right: Thomas Daniels, Harry Moss, Jeffcott, Patrick (Paddy) Vincent.

4 Theological students Leslie Taylor (left) and Patrick (Paddy) Vincent outside St. John's College, 1926-1927.
4 Theological student Leslie Taylor (wearing cassock and surplice) outside St. John's College, 1927-1928.
4 Theological student Leslie Taylor in St. John's College gown. Taken outside the College, 1927-1928.
4 Close-up view of facade of old St. John's College, 1925.
4 Frontal and partial side-view of St. John's College residence, 1925.
4 Front view of Manitoba Legislature, 1925.
4 Manitoba Legislature and World War One memorial, 1925.
4 Seven Oaks Memorial, Manitoba, 1925.
4 Buffalo monuments and staircase inside Manitoba Legislature, 1925.
4 Interior of greenhouse at Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, April 1926.
4 "Tubby and the Cathedral" (new gates being constructed at the also-under-construction St. John's Anglican Cathedral. Note cemetery monuments protected from construction.), Winnipeg, May 5, 1926.
4 Laying of the foundations and early construction of church window frames for St. John's Cathedral, Winnipeg, May 18, 1926.
4 Walls and foundation under construction - St. John's Cathedral, Winnipeg, May 5, 1926.
4 Two visitors (man on left likely Laurence Wilmot) to the construction site of St. John's Cathedral, (shows bottom portion of church walls going up), Winnipeg, May 5, 1926.
4 Knowles School on a hill across a pond or ditch, spring 1926.
4 School boys class photo, Knowles School, 1925-1926.

Laurence Wilmot, teacher, at top left wearing suit.

4 John Wilmot (uncle of Laurence Wilmot) and family with their Ford (on a trip to Winnipeg to visit Laurence at St. John's College), 1926.
4 Exterior of Knowles School, spring 1926.
4 Unidentified teacher and boys at Knowles School, spring 1926.
4 Theological student Laurence Wilmot outside St. John's College, 1926.
4 Two unidentified military officers (Canadian Officers in Training Corps ?), [ca. 1926-1927].
4 Burton Thomas, fellow theological student, who roomed with Laurence Wilmot at St. John's College in 1926.
4 Theological student Andrew Blair (back) and Rev. Arthur Neil (front), rector at Headingly, leaving for a day of golf, (St. John's College in background), 1926.
4 The Fort Garry Canadian National Railway Hotel and Union Station, Winnipeg, [ca. 1926].
4 Portage Avenue, showing Eatons and Somerset Block, Winnipeg, [ca. 1926].
4 Wesley College (now University of Winnipeg) and students' quarters, Winnipeg, [ca. 1926].
4 Canadian Pacific Railway station showing engine no. 1 "Countess of Dufferin", Winnipeg, [ca. 1926].
4 Fire at Tees and Persse building, Winnipeg, January 1, 1924.
4 Open air chapel near Stockton, MB, 1931.

Services were held on a mound during a Bishop's retreat. First and second from left are Rev. Kenneth Bolton and recently-ordained Laurence Wilmot.

4 Laurence Wilmot's cousins Eva, Caroline and Florence, ( daughters of Laurence's uncle John Wilmot), [ca. 1930].
4 Near Stockton, MB, where the open air chapel mass was said, 1931.
4 Near Stockton, MB, where the open air chapel mass was said during a Bishop's retreat, 1931.

Rev. Laurence Wilmot 2nd from extreme right.

4 Site of the open air chapel near Stockton, MB, 1931.
4 Taken on the occasion of Laurence Wilmot's ordination: his uncle John's family - back row: Florence, Dr. Joseph Gayton, Aunt Helen. Uncle John, unknown, Fannie Wilmot (Laurence's mother), Eva Wilmot Gayton. Front row: George Milne and his son.
4 Fannie Charlotte Campbell Wilmot (mother of Laurence) with Peggy (left), unknown, and Kathleen (right),at Sherewood Farm (family farm) near Clanwilliam, MB, late 1920s.
4 Unidentified boy toddler, [ca. 192-?].
4 Rev. Laurence Wilmot with horses and cutter going over the bridge to Clearwater, MB, on missionary work, [ca. 1931-1935].
4 Walter Wilmot (younger brother of Laurence), age three, at home near Clanwilliam, MB, 1926.
4 Marsh Point (near Oak Point, MB) from the west, summer 1926.
4 Laurence's uncle, aunt and cousins visiting him, 1926.

Left to right: Eva, Aunt Helen, Caroline and Uncle John Wilmot. Taken at the Maple Leaf Apartments, Winnipeg.

4 Crowds observing the bears at Assiniboine Park, April 1926.
4 Buffalo at Assiniboine Park, April 1926.
4 Theological student Laurence Wilmot (holding tennis racket) beside the front steps of St. John's College, 1928.
4 Unidentified baby in high chair, [ca. 1926-1928].
4 View of Oak Point from Marsh Point, summer 1926.
4 Marsh Point (near Oak Point, MB) at sunset, summer 1926.
4 Group of women, children and men dressed for picnic at Swan Creek, MB, July 21, 1926.
4 "After the busy day" - Miss Clegg and colleagues at Seamo Church, [ca. 1926].
4 Congregation outside Seamo Anglican Church, November 7, 1926.
4 Women and children at a picnic at Swan Creek, MB, 1926.
4 John Ayr in yard of Swan Creek, MB school, 1926.
4 Congregation outside Seamo church after Thanksgiving service, 1926.
4 John Ayr and dog Rupert, Swan Creek, MB, 1926.
4 Mrs. John Ayr (or Ayre) and her mother-in-law, 1926.
4 Mr. C. Ayre's house at Lundar, MB, September 1926.
4 "Fred" Ayr ? and dog Rupert, 1926.
4 "Fred" Ayr ? and dogs Rupert and Boy, 1926.
4 John Ayr or Ayre after five hours spent hunting hares, 1926.
4 Ladies, gentlemen and children at Swan Creek (MB) picnic, 1926.
4 Brandon Diocese Theological Class, St. John's College, 1928-1929.

1. A.E. Smith 2. G.M. Armstrong 3. Cecil C. Landon 4. J. I. McKinnie 5. Laurence F. Wilmot 6. R.C. Bolton 7. B.W. Dashwood.

4 Exterior photograph of St. John's College surrounded by trees and taken from across the main access road, Church & Main Streets, summer 1939.
4 Laurence Wilmot studying in St. John's College resident during his University days in the late 1920s or very early 1930s.
4 First two formal studio portraits of Laurence Wilmot: Formal portrait of Laurence Frank Wilmot (likely the first portrait of him alone) taken in his first year of theology at St. John's College, at age 19, 1926. Signed; Formal of Laurence Frank Wilmot upon graduation from St. John's College, University of Manitoba, with a Bachelor of Arts degree and Licentiate in Theology, 1931. 1926, 1931
7 Theological student Laurence Wilmot as an officer in the University of Manitoba's Canadian Officers in Training Corps. Taken on the front steps of St. John's College, in 1928.
4 St. John's College junior football team, 1925-1926.

Same as photograph #7.

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Family, 1930s-1960s

Photographs 1-13 of Laurence Wilmot, his wife Hope and their children from the 1930s to the 1960s.

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15 Two photographs. Rev. Laurence Wilmot holding first born, Laurence, Jr. on the baby's christening day, 1933, at Pilot Mound, MB. Rev. Laurence & Hope Wilmot holding Laurence, Jr., 1933.
5 Rev. Laurence Wilmot holding Laurence, Jr., who was one year old, taken at 55 Kingston Row, Winnipeg. Rev. Laurence & Hope Wilmot with baby Laurence at 55 Kingston Row, Winnipeg.
5 Rev. Laurence Wilmot (top left) with his mother Fannie, wife Hope and father Herbert (seated) holding Laurence, Jr., June 1934 at Sherewood Farm (family farm) near Clanwilliam, MB. Hope and Rev. Laurence Wilmot with Laurence, Jr. and Hope, Jr. outside Swan River rectory, [ca. 193-?].
5 Fifty-three negatives (unprinted) of Wilmots and their children in 1943 and c. 1943: at Boutilliers Point, Grant's Resort cabins at Brockville, ON and Rev. Laurence Wilmot while in the army (some taken in uniform, some out of uniform). [ca. 1943]
5 Hope Wilmot and three children taken on Easter morning, [ca. 194-?].

(Unprinted negative).

5 Hope Wilmot, Jr. and Lucy on a three-wheeled bicycle at 119 University Crescent, Winnipeg. (Four unprinted negatives).
5 Family portrait: Laurence, Jr., Hope, Sr., Hope, Jr., Laurence, Sr. and Louise Wilmot, just before leaving Swan River parish, 1942.

Photograph sent to Laurence when he was overseas.

5 Portrait of Wilmot children: Louise, Hope and Laurence (wearing St. John's College Boys School blazer), taken on Canora Street, Winnipeg, 1943.
5 Portrait of Louise Wilmot and Rev. David Crawley on their wedding day (getting into wedding car to go to St. George's Anglican Church), August 8, 1959.
5 Portrait of Louise (Wilmot) and Rev. David Crawley and their children. Taken at the time of their arrival at St. Matthew's Parish in Winnipeg, 1971.
5 Portrait of Laurence (Laurie) Wilmot, Jr., early [1970s].

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Professional, 1920s-1942

Photographs 1-14 of Rev. Laurence Wilmot as minister of rural Manitoba parishes from the late 1920s throughout the 1930s until 1942.

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16 Theological student Laurence Wilmot on a survey crew in 1930 (Rosedale, Alberta) and on his first mission posting (one photograph at Makinak, MB church). 1930, n.d.
6 Laurence Wilmot seated, writing, at Pilot Mound, MB in the early [1930s].
6 Two identified friends in the clergy. Photograph marked "ordination, St. Peter's Day, June 29, 1935).
6 Photograph and negative of Rev. Laurence Wilmot dressed to conduct a service, taken outside a cabin, 1930s.
6 Rev. Laurence Wilmot dressed to conduct a service, St. James Anglican Church, Swan River, MB, 1935.
6 Rev. Laurence Wilmot in minister's day suit, standing by a car at LaRiviere, MB parish, fall 1935.
6 Two unprinted negatives: Mary Senis and Hope Wilmot, Jr. at Swan River, MB and Henchliff House, Kingston Row lily pond.
6 Rev. Laurence Wilmot in minister's day suit, as travelling priest in Manitoba, [ca. 1940].
6 Mrs. Les McKay and daughter, parishioners from Pilot Mound, MB, taken while visiting in Winnipeg, 1942.

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World War II 1942-1945
Folder 7: Photographs 1-2. Album-size World War 11 portraits of Chaplain Laurence Wilmot.
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17 Captain (Chaplain/Padre) Laurence Wilmot upon entering the West Nova Scotia Regiment, taken (in uniform and hat) in Canada, July 1, 1942.
7 Captain Laurence Wilmot as padre of West Nova Scotia Regiment, taken in Italy, 1944.

Portrait which was sent to his mother in Clanwilliam, MB.

Folder 8: Photographs 1-6. Large format (8x10) World War 11 portraits of and including Captain Laurence Wilmot.
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18 Captain Laurence Wilmot while visiting wounded in hospital. Taken by a street photographer in Naples, Italy in early June 1944
8 Formal portrait of Captain Laurence Wilmot as army padre/chaplain as he left the services at the end of World War 11. Taken at Winnipeg October 2, 1945.
8 Formal head and shoulders portrait of Captain Laurence Wilmot as West Nova Scotia Regiment padre/chaplain as he left the services at the end of World War 11. Taken upon his return to Canada, October 2, 1945.
8 Chaplain Laurence Wilmot (centre) pointing out the bullet holes in his helmet to H-Major J.P. Browne and H-Major R.O. Wilkes, [ca. 1945].
8 "The Winnipeg News" clipping which features above photograph and article about Rev. Wilmot's experience of being shot at.
8 Group Canadian military photograph from the Conference of Canadian Army Chaplains in 1945.

Third in top row: Ernest McQuarrie. Fourth in top row: Captain Laurence Wilmot. Fifth in top row: Eldon Davis.

Folder 9: Photographs 1-117. Captain Laurence Wilmot in Canada, Italy and England during World War 11.
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19 Wilmot family, 1942-1943. Photograph of Rev. Laurence and Hope Wilmot as Laurence left for overseas, 1942.

Two unprinted negatives.

9 Two photographs. Rev. Laurence Wilmot at Boutilliers Point on St. Margaret's Bay, N.S., summer 1943 and at Donnagheys in Sussex, N.B. in the Black Watch in the fall of 1942.
9 Hope Wilmot and children during W.W. 11, 1944-1945.

Includes three unprinted negatives.

9 Rev. Laurence Wilmot and other padres of No. 2 Canadian Hospital. Taken at St. Mary's College, Brockville, ON. in the summer of 1943.

Left to right: Rev. Silcox (United Church padre of No. 2 Canadian Hospital, Roman Catholic chaplain, Wilmot. Canadian Army photograph.

9 Captain Laurence Wilmot ands comrades in Italy, 1944.

Includes four unprinted negatives.

9 Captain Laurence Wilmot at Piedmonti de Aliffi, Italy, 1944.

Includes the "rock chapel" in which he held services at Joya, Italy.

9 Captain Laurence Wilmot at Mount Vesuvius, June 1944.
9 Captain Laurence Wilmot at Pompei, Italy, 1944.
9 Captain Laurence Wilmot on his first visit to Rome, Italy, in 1944.
9 Captain Laurence Wilmot at Cassino and Amalfi, Italy, 1944.
9 Captain Laurence Wilmot and West Nova Scotia Regiment confirmation class at Lago (Lake) Metese, Italy, 1944.
9 Captain Laurence Wilmot and West Nova Scotia Regiment group which attended church membership school at Lago (Lake) Metese, Italy, July 1944.
9 Captain Laurence Wilmot in England, 1943-1945 and in January 1945 at chaplain's school.
9 Captain Laurence Wilmot's photograph of Pope Pius 12 in Rome, Italy, 1944.
9 Captain Laurence Wilmot at the Pantheon in Rome, 1944.
9 Captain Laurence Wilmot enroute to Montesarchio, Italy (including photographs of aid post visited enroute), 1944.
9 Captain Laurence Wilmot in Russi, Italy, 1944.
9 Captain Laurence Wilmot on the road into Monte Cassino, Italy, 1944.
9 Captain Laurence Wilmot and friends in Assissi, Lucera and Ortona, Italy, 1944.
9 Captain Laurence Wilmot saying mass in Italy, 1944.
9 Captain Laurence Wilmot outside padre's sagging tent (two images and original negative) in Italy, while moving from Ortona through Italy, April 1944.
Folder 10: Photographs 1-126. Captain Laurence's Wilmot's photographs taken in Holland during the Second World War and upon his return to Canada.
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110 Taken around Utrecht, Holland, 1945.
10 Taken around Utrecht, Holland, 1945.
10 Captain Laurence Wilmot and other chaplains at Utrecht, Holland, 1945.
10 Captain Laurence Wilmot and the Noodenburg family with whom he stayed in Nykerk, Holland, 1945.
10 Parade at Rotterdam, Holland, 1945.
10 Captain Laurence Wilmot at York, England and Nykerk and Rotterdam, Holland, June 1945.
10 Captain Laurence Wilmot and wife Hope upon return from overseas, 1945-1946.
10 Captain Laurence Wilmot, his wife Hope and mother Fannie the day his Military Cross was awarded, 1946.
10 Places overseas visited by Captain Laurence Wilmot (cards are all annotated), 1942-1945.
Photographs of war cemeteries overseas during World War 11.
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21 Last West Nova Scotia Regiment Cemetery, Russi, Italy, December 1944-February 1945.

Photographs and negatives.

1 War Cemeteries of Ortona and San Leonardo, Italy, 1944.
1 Individual graves of Lt. G.F. Prat, Private K. Higby, L/Cpl. S.R. Graham and overviews of San Lorenzo War Cemetery, Italy, 1944.
1 War graves in local cemetery at Nijkerk, Holland.
1 West Nova Scotia Regiment burial plots and graves at Klarenbeek, Holland.
1 Taken on a visit by Captain Laurence Wilmot and two other padres to the catacombs of St. Calixtus, Rome, July 24, 1944 and to the graves of John Keats and Joseph Severn at Rome Protestant Cemetery, July 24, 1944.
Photographs of a service held by Captain Laurence Wilmot in Holland at the end of World War 11, June 3, 1945.
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22 Rev. Laurence Wilmot, chaplain, West Nova Scotia Regiment, preaching a pulpit at Bot Kuppell, suburb of The Hague, Holland, Sunday, June 17, 1945.
2 Interior of Bethel Kerk (Church), Scheveningen, Holland, 1945.
2 Captain Laurence Wilmot in pulpit conducting service of Thanksgiving at end of World War 11 in Europe to large crowd at Bethel Kerk (Church) at Scheveningen, Holland, 1945.
2 Unidentified speaker in pulpit at service of Thanksgiving at Bethel Kerk (Church), Scheveningen, Holland, 1945.
2 Large format photograph of Captain Laurence Wilmot in pulpit before large crowd at his service of Thanksgiving at the end of World War 11, at Scheveningen, Holland, in Bethel Kerk (Church), June 3, 1945.
2 Program for above-noted service of Thanksgiving. [ 1945 ]
Photographs and text regarding theological students' group in Holland co-founded by Captain Laurence Wilmot.
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23 Group portrait of theological students at The Hague, Holland (mostly evangelical Dutch) who formed Club Spes Salutis (Hope of Salvation). Taken June 18, 1945.

Captain Laurence Wilmot is seating in front centre.

3 Portrait of Johannes Pronk.
3 Portrait of Pieter Johannes de Bruyn.
3 Portrait of Johannes Pieter van Dooren.
3 Portrait of G. Taverne, B.D.
3 Portrait of Henri Frans Swart.
3 Portrait of Hendrik ten Boom.
3 Portrait of Willem van Dam.
3 Portrait of Jan Willem Falkenburg.
3 Portrait of D.J. Froentjes.
3 Portrait of Jacob L. Griep.
3 Portrait of David Kahnijn.
3 Portrait of Peter Leendert Schram.
3 Portrait of Leendert Spaans.
3 Portrait of Johannes Frederik Storm.
3 Portrait of Jacques Struys.
3 Portrait of Albert Hendrik Weenink.
Captain Laurence Wilmot as chaplain at West Nova Scotia Regimental Reunions.
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24 Captain Laurence Wilmot preaching at regimental reunion, and marching on regimental reunion parade, 1978-1979, 1986.
4 West Nova Scotia Regiment Reunion group photograph, 1980s.

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Warden of St. John's College 1950-[196-?]

Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot as Warden of St. John's College.

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25 Canon George A. Wells installing Laurence Wilmot as Warden of St. John's College, November 1, 1950.
5 Canon George A. Wells (left) installing Laurence Wilmot as Warden of St. John's College, November 1, 1950
5 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot standing in water holding books from St. Mary Magdalene Church for services in St. John's College on Broadway during the Flood of 1950. Canon George A. Wells standing in water at St. Mary Magdalene Church in St. Vital during the Flood of 1950.
5 Convocation at St. John's College, 1952.

Left to right: Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot, Warden, Godfrey Gower (later Archbishop of New Westminster), Archbishop Louis Ralph Sherman (who appointed Wilmot as Warden), unknown and Bishop of Athabasca R.J. Pearce (later Warden of St. John's College).

5 Formal head and shoulders portrait of Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot as Warden of St. John's College, [ca. 1955].

By Campbell Studios, Winnipeg.

5 Formal half-length portrait in college robes of Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot, Warden, St. John's College, [ca. 1952].

Portrait taken by Campbell and Chipman, Winnipeg, for Johnian yearbook. He is holding the book "Our Knowledge of God" by Bailey.

5 Rev. Laurence and Hope Wilmot with Canon William J. Merrick, who taught history and Hellenistic Greek at St. John's). Taken at St. John's on Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, April 1953.
5 Cecil Rothrey (who came from England to study at St. John's College) and Canon William J. Merrick outside St. John's College on Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, April 1953.
5 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot officiating at Coronation Contingent Service at Hyde Park, London, England, late May or early June 1953.
5 Group photograph taken at meeting of Anglican clergy, [ca. 1954-1956].

Taken by Napoleon Studio, Winnipeg.

Top row: 3. Rev. Edward (Ted) Scott (later Primate of All Canada), 6. Rev. George Phillips, 8. Rev. Charles Morgan, 9. Rev. John Bethel, 10. Canon Frederick Hughes.

Second row down from top: 1. Rev. Robin Wood, 4. Rev. Roy Gartrell, 5. Rev. George Kelly, 6. Rev. Fred Boyd, 9. Rev. Jack Hoad, 10. Dean William E. Harrison.

Third row down from top: 2. Rev. (later Bishop) James Allen, 3. Rev. David Carter, 4. Rev. Jack Ayres, 5. Rev. Richard (Dick) Dawson, 7. Rev. Canon Laurence F. Wilmot.

Front row: 4. Rev. Lot Swalwell. Rest unidentified.

5 Chapel of St. John's College at 333 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, while Wilmot was Warden, [ca. 1950-1958]
5 Warden Laurence Wilmot outside his office at St. John's College, [ca. 1950s].
5 "The new St. John's College Chapel where Hope [Wilmot] and Douglas were married August 25, 1960".
5 Dr. Wallace Wolverton, Ph.D. (Dean of Theology) on left and Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot (Warden) at St. John's College, [ca. 1960].
5 Anglican clergy, 1960.

Left to right: Rev. Jack Cluff, Rector, St. Luke's Church, Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot and Rev. Cecil C. Landon, then professor of philosophy at St. John's College (later Warden). Taken at St. John's College.

5 Chapel of St. John's College, Winnipeg, [ ca. 1960].
5 St. John's College exterior view, [ca. 1960].
5 Interior view of St. John's College Chapel, [ca. 1960].
5 Iron art work by Leo Mol in the foyer of St. John's College Chapel, [ca. 1960].
5 Small head and shoulders portrait of Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot, by Charach Studio, Winnipeg, [ca. 1960s].
5 Formal head and shoulders portrait of Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot near the end of his tenure as Warden of St. John's College. Portrait by Campbell and Chipman, Winnipeg, [ca. 1960]
5 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot as Warden of St. John's College. Portrait by window holding book, [ca. 1960].
5 Same photography session; close-up of Rev. Canon Wilmot, side view, [ca. 1960.
5 Portrait of Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot taken near the end of his tenure as Warden of St. John's College, 1961.
5 Exterior view of one side of St. John's College Chapel, 1960s.
5 Formal portrait of Rev. Canon Laurence and Hope Wilmot near the end of his tenure as Warden of St. John's College, 1961.
5 Exterior views of the front entrance of St. John's College, Fort Garry Campus, [1980s].

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Rector of St. Mary Magdalene Church, St. Vital, [1950s]

Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot, Rector at St. Mary Magdalene Church, St. Vital, Winnipeg, MB.

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26 Parishioners painting the exterior of St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, St. Vital, [ca. 1950]
6 Sod-turning of new church of St. Mary Magdalene, St. Vital, late [1950s].

Left to right: Archdeacon George Phillips, St. John's College Warden Laurence Wilmot and Frank Dale (church warden).

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Course at Emmanual College, Saskatoon, 1952
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27 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot (fifth in third row from bottom) at a leadership training course at Emmanuel College in Saskatoon, SK. Group photograph taken May 1952.

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Canadian Coronation Contingent, 1953
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28 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot enroute to the Gattey wedding in London, England, 1953.

He had been sent to England as part of the Canadian Coronation Contingent on the occasion of the Coronation of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth 11. Rev. Canon Wilmot is in army chaplain uniform.

8 Canadian Coronation Contingent service officers in London, England on the occasion of the Coronation of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth 11, 1953.

Front row left to right: unknown, Ted Kent (then a paymaster, later bursar of St. John's College) and Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot (army chaplain). Back row: all unidentified.

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Chaplain of Winnipeg Grenadiers, [ca. 1954]

All photographs taken while Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot was Chaplain for the Winnipeg Grenadiers visiting National Cadet Camp in Saskatoon, SK, [ca. 1954].

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29 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot in centre seated in army truck. Two Grenadiers cadets flank him. [ca. 1954]
9 Visitors pose in army tank. Top third - editor of St. Vital Lance. Rev. Canon Wilmot is on left in the bottom part of the tank. [ca. 1954]
9 Group posing beside army tank. [ca. 1954]

Left to right: (slightly behind row is Rev. Canon Wilmot on tank), 4. editor of St. Vital Lance, 6. Roman Catholic Bishop of St. Boniface, MB. 7. General Elliott Roger.

9 Group touring tent barracks. [ca. 1954]

Left to right: 2. editor of St. Vital Lance, 4. Commanding officer of Winnipeg Grenadiers.

9 Group watching exercises of Winnipeg Grenadiers cadets. [ca. 1954]

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Recreation, [1950s]
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210 Casual photographs of Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot in the [1950s]:

with friends at a cabin, at mountains and lakes, bicycle riding, with other ministers at a well, on the Banff chairlift in the Alberta mountains (1955) and installing windows in a cabin.

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St. Augustine's College, Oxford, [ca. 1953]-1967

Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's tenure at St. Augustine's College, University of Oxford, England.

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211 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot, Warden of St. Augustine's at Canterbury, Kent, England (left) visiting Orde Morton (son of historian William L. and Margaret Morton) at Ayrshaw, near Oxford. Morton was studying at Oxford at the time, in the earlier part of the 1960s. [196-?]
11 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot, Warden of St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, England, with Primate Archbishop Howard Clark, [196-?].
11 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot sitting on the grass in front of Stonehenge while studying at the University of Oxford, 1962-1963.
11 Taken at an evening for Ramsey, The Archbishop of Canterbury, at St. Augustine's College. Left to right: Conway Thornburgh, Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot (Warden), Archbishop Ramsey, unidentified, Mrs. Ramsey and Hope Wilmot, [196-?].
11 Lord Fisher of Canterbury (then a fellow at St. John's College) and Warden Laurence Wilmot descending the front steps of St. John's College at 333 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, 1953 or 1954.

Photographed by Geoffrey Dyer (his son is the boy whose hand is being held by Lord Fisher). Wilmot had attended Lord Fisher's installation at Canterbury in 1945.

11 Bishop Ban It Chiu, Fellow at St. Augustine's College to Bishop of Singapore, November 1, 1966.
11 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot at the time he received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford, England, July 1963.
11 Clergy entering St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, for the final service of the year, [ca. 1963-1967].
11 Ruins of the old abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul at St. Augustine's, Canterbury, England, [ca. 1963-1967].
11 Warden Laurence Wilmot (right) and friend from Heliolopos, Egypt), St. Augustine's Church at Canterbury, fall term 1963.
11 Left - Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot (then Sub-Warden) with Canadian delegation when Wilmot was lecturer at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, England, fall term 1963.
11 Faculty and students at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, Kent, England, 1963-1964 term (taken 1963).

Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot is second from left in front row.

11 Second summer school at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, 1964-1965 (taken 1965).

Warden Laurence Wilmot is seated at far left.

11 Third summer school at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, 1964.

Warden Laurence Wilmot is seated at far left in bottom row.

11 Faculty and students at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, fall 1964.

Front row left to right: 4. Sub-Warden Laurence Wilmot, 5. Hope Wilmot, 6. Warden Kenneth Cragg, 7. Mrs. Kenneth Cragg.

11 "St. Augustine's College Trienniul" group photograph, spring 1965.

Warden Laurence Wilmot is seated and fifth in the second row from the bottom of photograph.

11 Class of 1965-1966 at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury. Taken in 1965.

Warden Laurence and Hope Wilmot are in front centre.

11 Class of 1966-1967 on the steps leading to Asariah House (note flint used in walls), St. Augustine's College, Canterbury. [1967]

Warden Laurence and Hope Wilmot are seated fourth and fifth in front row. Rev. David and Louise (nee Wilmot) Crawley are located at the far left of rows three and four from bottom of photograph.

11 Group photograph taken at St. Augustine's College Festival, 1967.

Taken in front of student residences and library is at right. Warden Laurence Wilmot in third row from bottom, near centre, closer to left side.

11 Warden Laurence and Hope Wilmot at St. Augustine's, Canterbury and Almonre House, Easter 1966.

All unprinted negatives.

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St. Elizabeth's Hospital [1969?]
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212 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot (front, far left) and colleagues at Saint Elizabeth's (Psychiatric) Hospital, C.P.E. class of 1968-1969, Washington, D.C. [1969?]

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Family, 1966-1996
Rev. Canon Laurence and Hope Wilmot in their later years together.
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213 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot at Normandy, France, 1966.

Unprinted negatives.

13 Rev. Canon Laurence and Hope Wilmot at the Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy, 1966.
13 Rev. Canon Laurence and Hope Wilmot (centre) with some of Laurence's colleagues (CAPE group) at Whitby Psychiatric Hospital, Whitby, Ontario, early 1970s.
13 Hope and Laurence Wilmot on their 40th wedding anniversary at Winnipeg, 1972.
13 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot and his mother Fannie Charlotte Campbell Wilmot at Minnedosa, MB, personal care home. Mrs. Wilmot was in her mid-90s at the time, [ca. 1975].
13 Hope Wilmot in her later years, during which she suffered from heart disease. Photographed at St. John's College graduates' farewell at the Holiday Inn, Winnipeg, 1981.

She died in 1986.

13 Formal head and shoulders studio portrait of Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot in 1980.

Portrait by Barney Charach Studio, Winnipeg.

13 Just prior to St. John's College Convocation, November 2, 1980.

Left to right: Dr. Lawrence Whytehead (retired surgeon and prominent Anglican Church layman), Canon J. Russell Brown (former St. John's College Warden and later lecturer in University of Manitoba Religious Studies Department), Ralph D. Campbell (University of Manitoba President), Rev. Canon Laurence F. Wilmot (former St. John's College Warden) and Bishop Barry Valentine (St. John's College Chancellor).

13 One present and two former Wardens of St. John's College photographed just prior to Convocation, November 2, 1980.

Left to right: Rev. Canon J. Russell Brown, Dr. Murdith McLean, Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot.

13 Past and present Wardens of St. John's College: Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot (left) and Warden Murdith McLean, photographed just prior to the College's Fall Convocation, November 2, 1980.
13 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot, former Warden of St. John's College, receiving an Honorary Fellowship from St. John's Chancellor (Bishop) Barry Valentine, November 2, 1980.
13 House owned by Hope Wilmot at 307 Third Avenue, Victoria Beach, Manitoba, 1981.
13 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot photographed in at age 85 by Mary Valentine (wife of Bishop Barry Valentine), 1992.

She then painted a portrait from this photograph; the portrait hangs in St. John's College Library.

13 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot with two of his great-grandchildren, Jessica (13 months old) and Nicholas McCluskey (two and a half years), March 1987.
13 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot (age 80), Jane (who later married Wilmot's grandson Martin Wilmot) and Laurence (Laurie) Wilmot, Jr., [ca. 1987].
13 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot, age 80, when he officiated at a granddaughter's wedding in Loma Linda, California, 1987.
Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's remarriage (1995) and beyond.
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214 Wedding portrait of Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot, in his 88th year, to a widow, Grace Nunn, in the chapel of St. John's College, January 21, 1995.
14 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot (right, in his 90th year) visiting with Rev. Arthur J.B. Hough, in his 85th year, the last surviving member of the 1939 theological graduates of St. John's College and later professor of psychology at the University of Alberta. Taken in Wilmot's apartment on Fort Street in Winnipeg in by John Richthammer, September 1996.
14 Rev. Arthur J.B. Hough, Grace and Rev. Canon Laurence F. Wilmot (in their first year and a half of marriage)photographed by John Richthammer, September 1996.

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Negatives, 1974-1988

Twenty-six 8x10 pages of colour negatives in negative sleeve pages, as follows:

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214 Wilmots at Halifax, NS, August-September 1974.
14 Wilmot family (two strips at the end are the last photographs of Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's mother Fannie Wilmot, 1975).
14 Laurence & Hope Wilmot in 1977:

summer at Victoria Beach, fall at 119 University Crescent, Winnipeg and winter at the home of son Laurence (Laurie) in Seattle, Washington.

14 Wilmot family at Christmas 1977.
14 Wilmots visiting Peace River, AB, Banff and Sunset Prairie Church in April 1978.
14 Laurence Wilmot on boat George B, in Manitoba, Peace River and on birthday, 1978.
14 Wilmots at Waterhen, July-August 1978.
14 Wilmot family at Wakefield, December 20, 1978-January 5, 1979 and at 119 University Crescent, Winnipeg, January-February 1979.
14 Wilmots at the Beach, 1979.
14 Wilmot "mother's family" from Thanksgiving 1979 to May 1980.
14 Wilmot family on Hope's birthday, June 10, 1980, in July 1980 and Louise (nee Wilmot), August 1980.
14 Wilmots at Oakville Park, Wade, summer to October 1980.
14 Laurence and Hope Wilmot and their family, 1981.
14 Laurence and Hope Wilmot and their family, 1981-June 1982.
14 Hope Wilmot and family at Victoria Beach and at 119 University Crescent, January-May 1981.
14 Hope and Laurence Wilmot and daughter Louise, August-Sept. 1981.
14 Hope Wilmot and Wilmot home, [ca. 1983].
14 Hope Wilmot in the park and at home and Manitoba Marathon shots in June 1982.
14 Laurence and Hope Wilmot, early 1980s.
14 Hope and Laurence Wilmot in February 1983.
14 Laurence and Hope Wilmot and daughter Louise, West Nova Scotia Regiment Association, Hope in front of 119 University Crescent, environmental shots at 119 University Crescent, summer 1983.
14 Granddaughter Sarah with cat, February 1984 and Wilmots in California, March 1984.
14 Hope and Laurence Wilmot's last full summer together, June 1985.
14 Last photographs of Hope Wilmot alone and with family, June 1985.
14 Last photograph of Laurence and Hope Wilmot together, summer 1986.
14 Hope Wilmot, Jr. house at Wakefield, September 5, 1987, Kingston, Rosalie M. wedding, September 12, 1987 and 119 University Crescent, spring 1988. 1987-1988

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Folios, 1965-1990

Slides taken by Rev. Canon Laurence and Hope Wilmot in the 1960s and 1970s. Several slides in each folio by subject.

BoxFolder
3 Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's trip to Bethlehem and Jerusalem, 1966.
Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's trip to Bethlehem and Jerusalem, 1966.
Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's trip to Jordan and Petra, 1966.
Rev. Canon Laurence and Hope Wilmot at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, and University of Oxford, England, 1966-1967.
Wilmots with Nahee and Lachat and children, Christmas 1971-1972.
Laurence and Hope Wilmot at Vancouver, 1971.
Hope Wilmot at Ottawa, 1971-1972.
Laurence and Hope Wilmot and family at 119 University Crescent, Winnipeg and at 307 Third Avenue, Victoria Beach, MB, summer 1972.
Laurence and Hope Wilmot on their 40th wedding anniversary, August 1972 (photographs of couple and with family) and trip to Whitby, ON, 1972.
Laurence & Hope Wilmot visiting son Laurence (Laurie), Shirley and family, 1967.
Laurence & Hope Wilmot visiting son Laurence (Laurie), Shirley & family, 1971.
Professional portraits of Laurence (Laurie) Wilmot, Jr., his wife Shirley and their children, 1966.
Laurence (Laurie) Wilmot, Jr., wife Shirley and their children in California, 1966.
Wilmots' daughter Hope, her husband Douglas and grandson Paul Rowland and Winnipeg snow storm of March 1966, followed by flood conditions (diking, etc.). 1966.
Grandson Paul Rowland, and Christmas 1965.
Grandson Paul Rowland (son of Hope, Jr.) and family, 1965-1967.
Grandson Wade's baptism, and birthday, 1971 and 1976
Laurence & Hope Wilmot visiting son Laurence (Laurie), wife Shirley and their family, 1972-1973.
Wilmots and family at Victoria Beach and 119 University Crescent, summer 1974.
Wilmots and family at Christmas 1974 and Easter 1975.
Laurence and Hope Wilmot visiting son Laurie and Shirley, 1976.
Wilmot family gathering at Victoria Beach and 119 University Crescent, summer 1977.
Laurence and Hope Wilmot at Dinard, France, 1966.
Hope Wilmot at Bayeux, France, 1966.
Laurence and Hope Wilmot in 1967.
Wilmots at Houston, Texas, 1967-1968.
Wilmots at Houston, Texas, 1968.
Wilmots at Washington, D.C., including White House Garden Party, 1968.
Laurence and Hope Wilmot and their family, 1968.
Laurence and Hope Wilmot's trip to the graves of Hope's parents and ancestors and to see her aunts (Fairfield sisters), 1969.
Laurence and Hope Wilmot at Whitby, ON, 1970.
Laurence and Hope Wilmot visiting Parl Hill, Whitby Harbour, Clear Lake, P.E.I., Easter 1970.
Laurence and Hope Wilmot at Whitby, ON, Laurence's mother Fannie (?), May-fall 1970, April-May 1971.
Laurence and Hope Wilmot and family, including Ontario trips to Ottawa, Pioneer Village, Kirkland Lake, Whitby, Edgar and Harmony Bay, 1971.
Hope Wilmot learning to drive and Laurence and Hope Wilmot's trip to Calgary, 1971.
Laurence and Hope Wilmot, and visiting with McKinneys, 1975-1977.
Hope Wilmot in 1976.
Wilmots in the fall of 1979 and at Easter 1980.
Wilmots and their family in August 1980.
Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's trip to Europe, 1990.

Taken when re-visiting war comrades' graves.

Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's trip to Europe, 1990.

Taken when re-visiting war comrades' graves and at war memorial.

Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's trip to Europe, 1990.

Taken mostly at war memorial.

Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's trip to Europe, 1990.
Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's trip to Europe, 1990.

Taken in London, England.

Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's trip to Europe, 1990, and at 119 University Crescent, Winnipeg, [ca. 1990].
Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's trip to Europe, 1990.
Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's trip to Europe, 1990.
Rev. Canon Laurence Wilmot's trip to Europe, 1990.

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