Pybus, Dr Cassandra

Reference code(s): GB 0162 MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 364
Held at: Bodleian Library - Special Collections
Domain: archival
Title: Pybus, Dr Cassandra
Date(s) of contents: c. 1995
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 5 folders


Name of creator(s):

Administrative/Biographical history: These details are taken from the notes and documents compiled by Dr. Pybus.
The Venerable William Yate Daykin (1832-1915) graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge, was Curate, Dipford, Devon, 1856-1858, and was ordained in 1858, serving as Priest-in-Charge, Stoke Fleming, Devon, 1859-1868. He was Curate, Sheepstor, Devon, 1868-1875, before travelling to South Africa where he served as Incumbent at St. Cyprians, Durban, 1875-1877 and sometime Archdeacon of Durban. Contracting fever, he moved to Ontario, Canada for relief, becoming Incumbent of Madoc, 1884-1887, Rector of Pembroke, 1887-1889, and Missionary (Clarendon and Palmerston (Sydenham)), 1890-1891. He was canvasser for the See House, Diocese of Ottawa, 1892-1896, Incumbent, St. Margaret's, Janeville, 1896-1898, and of Vankleek Hill, 1898-1900. On his retirement, he lived in Kingston, before taking temporary charge at Mattawa, 1903-1905 and assisting at St. James, Kingston, 1905. He was married twice, to Mary Fr ces and Hannah Olmsted, and had four sons.
Esca Brooke Daykin (1868-1953) was born in Sarawak, son of Charles Brooke, 2nd Rajah, and adopted by William Yate Daykin. Moving to Ontario, he graduated from Queens University, Kingston, served as a lay missionary in Mattawa, from 1892. From c1896 he lived in Janeville, working as a clerk, floorwalker and window dresser. He is listed as a salesman in Ottawa in 1909. By 1913 he was living in Toronto and was eventually employed as Private Secretary to David Dunlap, lawyer, mine owner, Methodist and liberal. In 1897 he married Edith Webster, with whom he had one son and three daughters.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Dr Pybus in July 1999


Scope and content/abstract: Notes, photocopied documents and copy photographs compiled by Dr. Pybus, c1995, relating to Esca Brooke Daykin and William Yate Daykin, covering the period c1867-1963.

System of arrangement: Arranged in 5 folders.


Language: English

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Conditions governing reproduction: No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Finding aids: Card index.



Archivist's note: Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House. Modified by Mundus team.

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2002. Modified March 2003


Personal names
Brooke Daykin | Esca | 1867-1953 | son of Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak
Daykin | William Yate | b. 1832 | minister

Corporate names

North America