From the Revd Christopher Miles
Sir, - I was interested to read Glyn Paflin's Diary item (13 September) about
the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition on the spread of
Perhaps because of a lack of facial hair, no mention is made of
Bishop Charles Inglis, the first colonial bishop, who was
consecrated as Bishop of Nova Scotia in 1787, and is regarded by
the Anglican Church in Canada as its founding father.
He began his ministry in America in 1759 as an SPG missionary in
Delaware. A photo of his portrait hangs in our house, my wife,
Julia, née Inglis, being his great-great-great-granddaughter. His
biography, The Life and Letters of Charles Inglis (SPCK,
1936), states that the original by Robert Field is in the National
Portrait Gallery. His son John was also Bishop of Nova Scotia.
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