Rev. William Caven ALS
Date Published: 1887
Binding: No binding
1 page holograph letter, 5 x 8 inches, Knox College Toronto blue logo letterhead dated 18 Aug, 87. Letter to Rev. Dr. Hamilton regarding Dr. Darling being invited to preach on the 28th.
William Craven was a Presbyterian minister, educator, and theologian. In 1847 the family moved to Upper Canada. Caven studied at United Presbyterian Seminary at London, Canada West, and entered the ministry in 1852. In 1852 Caven was licensed by the Presbytery of Flamborough and accepted a call to the two-point charge of St Marys and Downie. He was ordained on 7 October that year. In 1866 he was offered and accepted the chair of exegetical theology and apologetics at Knox College, Toronto, where he had been lecturing in exegetical theology since 1864. Caven was the Principal of Knox College Toronto from 1873 to 1904, a post he would hold the till his death. Towards the end of the century, Knox began encouraging its students to attend non-divinity studies at the nearby University College of the University of Toronto. Knox College entered formal affiliation with the University of Toronto in 1885. For almost 20 years following the affiliation of Knox with the university in 1885, he served on the university’s senate. He played a crucial role in the negotiations that resulted in more adequate government funding for University College and in the federation of the University of Toronto in 1887.
Very Good. Item #5867