The Domesday Book Of Queen's University (Volume 1) 1839-1900 p.249-1193

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The Domesday Book of Queen's University was established by Queen's Trustees in 1887, at the suggestion of Chancellor Sanford Fleming, to record the names of the university's benefactors and the main events in its history, which were to be written into the book every year. The book was kept up to date by Professor James Williamson and his successors, Librarian Lois Saunders and Professor Malcolm MacGillivray, until 1924, by which time the innovation of annual Principal's Reports (begun in 1916) rendered it unnecessary. The book takes its name from the original Domesday Book, a survey of England taken by William the Conqueror in 1086. The items to be described are the two handwritten volumes of the Book.

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mated to him by the Board that they have in view a person qualified for the office and willing to accept of it the Board resolved to take the necessary steps to obtain a person qualified for the office, the Salary to be four hundred pounds, currency, per annum.

4th. That there shall be appiointed to complete the College Senate, in terms of the Charter two Professors, the first of whom shall be Professor of Hebrew, Biblical Criticism and Church History, and the Second to be Professor of Logic and and Mental and Moral Philosophy, the Salary to be three hundred pounds, currency, per annum to each without fees.

5th. That in the appointment of the Principal and the two additional Professors it shall be a condition that two months and a half of the recess in every year shall be at the disposal of the Board to be employed in visiting the various congregations within the bounds of the Synod to advocate the claims and promote the interests of the College.

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6th. That the Honble Wm. Morris be appointed to draft a letter to the Clergy Reserve Commissioners setting forth the claims of the College on the Funds under their management.

The Committee appointed to examine the Treasurer's accounts and to report, generally, on the financial affairs of this Institution handed in their report, which was read and is as follows,

"The sub-committee appointed to examine into the finances of the College beg to report that the following appear to be the assets, with their present values,

Stock in the Commercial Bank £ 6250 County Simcoe Debentures 1000 Cash in Comml Bank bearing 4 percent 2072.5.4 Balances due on land sold in Kingston 1069 Land in Kingston unsold 32 1/2 Acres @ £ 28 812.10 3 Town lots in Toronto (Mr. Harper thinks more) 500 17 Lots of Lands in Canada West, 2364 Acres 1250 Total Assets £ 12953,,15,,4

Of which there is at present yielding income

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£ 6250 Bank Stock £ 375 1000 Debentures 60 2072 in Comml Bank 85 1069 balances on Land 63 £ 583

The Committee are of opinion that the landed property held by the College should be disposed of in such a way as to yield interest, which would increase the available annual funds by at least £ 200 a year, and that this should be done with as little delay as possible, and that the Executive Committee be appointed to carry thts into execution and also that £ 2000 of the Cash Balance now in the Commercial Bank be invested in Government Debentures at 6 per Cent.

The Committee would further recommend that the expenses of the College should be entered in detail in a Book kept by the Treasures for that purpose, and that a general statement of the whole revenue and expenses, with the various assets and everything relating to finance, should be laid before the annual meeting,

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printed and circulated amongst the Trustees and all other interested.

The Committee also recommend that all matters relating to the finances of the College, be arranged at the annual meeting, and that the arrangement then made be considered permanent and unchangeable till the next annual meeting.-

For the information of the Trustees the Committee append a statement of the probable income of the College for the nest year, but several items of it must only be looked upon as contingent and not entirely reliable -

Interest as before stated £ 583 Increase of Interest by transfer of £ 2000 40 Grant from Colonial Committee £ 300 Stg. 360 Grant from Provincial Government 500 Grant from C.R. Commr not certain 500 £ 1983

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besides any interest that may arise from the sale of the lands All which is respectfully submitted (Signed). P. McGill. (Signed). Hugh Allan.

A committee was at the same time appointed the Honble Mr. Morris to be Convener to seek out and recommend for appointment Professors to fill the Vacancies the said Committee to have power if necessary to send to Scotland for the object in view, and they were requested if possible to have three persons to recommend at the next annual Meeting in May.

On the third Wednesday of May accordingly in terms of the Resolutions of 16th Oct.r the Board having met received a Letter from Hugh Allan Esq. Montreal stating, that the Trustees residing in that Section of the Province would not be present at the Board at this time, as they do not think any definite arrangement can be made for the future management of the College until after the meeting of Synod, and that the action of the Commission of Synod disapproving of the Grant resolved to

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