Rev. George Coster 3pp. holograph letter regarding a curate of his.
Place Published: Fredericton
Publisher: Rev. George Coster
Date Published: 1848
Binding: No binding
3pp. letter, flat size 9-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches folded to 4-7/8 x 7-3/4 inches. Dated Fredericton N. Brunswick Feb 19, 1848. Right Reverend & Dear Sir. Mr. Roberts? a curate of Coster's is leaving the province (N.B.) to seek employment in the Right Reverend diocese...He has "extreme views and requires a curb"...he was for several years my curate...Bishop fo Fredricton...soon after his arrival there...he would stile be right himself in obeying..education in a military school..he will find a flock so submissive to him as their Pastor...thanks to yourself and Mrs. Doan? for your very great kindness to my daughter... George Coster.
Old paper clip indent and mark on top of pages otherwise, very good condition.
George Coster was a Church of England clergyman and professor. He was the eldest of three brothers who served as missionaries of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG), and who all eventually settled in New Brunswick. The Rev. George Coster, was a graduate of St. John's College, Cambridge, and appointed Archdeacon of Newfoundland in 1825. He was the colony’s first archdeacon. He resided at Bonavista and personally served that very large outport parish. He travelled extensively by boat and is credited with leading his parishioners in building their first three miles of roads. In October 1829 Coster was appointed to succeed the Reverend George Best as archdeacon of New Brunswick and rector of Fredericton until his death in 1859 (30 years). Their household became a centre for the British community in Fredericton. Archdeacon Coster had eleven daughters, seven of whom married and one son. James Robb, a young Scottish medical doctor was converted to Anglicanism by Coster and married his eldest daughter. Other sons-in-law included James Carter, the chief justice; Edward Barron Chandler, member of a prominent political family; and Frank Wills, the architect of Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton and a pioneer among the architects of the Gothic revival in North America. Coster's son, the Reverend Charles, was a master in the collegiate school in Fredericton.
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