Cody Family

Title:  Cody Family fonds

Date(s) of creation: ca 1851-1977

Physical description: 16.49  metres of multimedia records

Admin. history/Biographical Sketch: 
Henry John Cody (December 6, 1868 – April 27, 1951) was a Canadian clergyman and President of the University of Toronto from 1932 to 1945 and Chancellor from 1944 to 1947. Born in Embro, Ontario, the eldest son of Elijah Cody and Margaret Louisa Torrance, he attended Gait Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto. He was ordained a Church of England priest in 1894 and later served in Toronto at St. Paul's, Bloor Street. He was an Ontario MPP for Toronto Northeast — Seat A from 1918 to 1920 and was Minister of Education from 1918 to 1919. He was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1943.He married Florence Clarke on August 15, 1894 in England.  In 1897, his son,Maurice was born. He drowned on a camping trip in Northern Ontario in 1927; Florence Cody died of a heart attack on September 26, 1932.  In December, 1933 he married Barbara Blackstock, a long time family friend 22 years his junior. 

Scope and content:

Personal records of Dr. Henry J. Cody, former President of the University (1932-1944), members of the Cody family including his son Maurice, and his second wife, Barbara Blackstock Cody.  Henry John Cody records document his activities with external organizations including his role on the Royal on University Finances. Also includes sermons, clippings, photographs, pamphlets, programmes, diplomas, certificates for honors,  etc.  Other records document Barbara Blackstock Cody and her activities mainly relating to architectural conservancy and the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship (1977). Photographs document Henry John Cody's activities at the University of Toronto and other organizations
Access/Use: Open

Finding aids: Finding aids available in Reading Room

Related records in a different fonds: Inventory of the Office of the President Records

Accruals: Further accruals not expected.

Corresponding accessions: B1965-0023, B1965-0027, B1972-0015, B1973-0011, B1974-0060, B1977-0018, B1977-0020, B1979-0010, B1979-0013, B1980-0029, B1986-0016, B1988-0053, B1998-0007