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Footnotes To
Book #3, The Road To Being Canada" (1815-1867)
Chapter 14, The Establishment Of Dalhousie And Acadia

FN1 Ch14 Murdoch, vol. 3, p. 401-2.

FN2 Ch14 £7,000 was sunk for the continuing "support of the professorships." Dalhousie's Journal: May 12th, 1819, "I have begun my works on the North Parade, & my College, in town. For the latter I have £5000 pounds in hand to build with. I have besides the interest of £7,000 in the funds, and a promise of at least £500 a year from the Assembly to provide Salary for Professors, quite sufficient to make a beginning of this Institution." [Dalhousie Journals (Oberon Press: In 3 vols.: 1978, 1981, & 1982.)]

FN3 Ch14 Murdoch, vol. 3, p. 455. Dalhousie's Journal: May 21, 1820, "Yesterday I laid, not the foundation stone but the corner stone of the College of Halifax. The lower part of the building being intended for shops, the College apartments are on the second range & front upon an upper parade ground or terrace. We made full ceremony of masonic and military honours, and as much insidious & secret influence has been used by Dr. Inglis & the Clergy of the Church of England against this Institution." (The Dalhousie Journals (Oberon Press: In 3 vols.: 1978, 1981, & 1982), Vol. 1, p. 195.)

FN4 Ch14 The Dalhousie Journals, Vol. 1, p. 75. Dalhousie made this entry into his journal: December 15, 1818, "Arrived two days ago the long looked for Castlereagh, from London, after 77 days ... she brings ... our great supply of Books for our Garrison Library." (The Dalhousie Journals, Vol. 1, p. 104.)

FN5 Ch14 "History of Halifax City," NSHS, #8, p. 179. This movement for nonconformists and secularists to set up their was to be echoed in England at about the same time. Because Oxford and Cambridge accepted only Anglicans, the others left out drew together and found an nondenominational teaching center at London, the University College, early in 1826, "on the basis of keeping theology out of the curriculum, and having no religious tests for the teachers or the taught. The tendency of the embryo university was towards modern studies, including science." [George Macaulay Trevelyan, English Social History (Toronto: Longmans & Green, 1946), p. 474.]

FN6 Ch14 Horton was first known as Mud Creek and its name was changed to Wolfville in the mid-19th century. (Marjory Whitelaw's comment in The Dalhousie Journals, Vol. 1, p. 204.)

FN7 Ch14 DCB. We learn that Crawley shared the teaching and administrative duties at the collage until 1847, when he returned to pastoral work in Halifax. "Crawley was one of the major driving forces behind the institution [Acadia]."

FN8 Ch14 John Quinpool, First Things in Acadia (Halifax: First Things Publishers, 1936), p. 104.


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