Dalhousie College


Dalhousie College
   Located at Halifax. Founded by George Ramsay, ninth Earl of Dalhousie, 1818. Original endowment derived from funds collected at the port of Castine, Maine, during its occupation, 1814, by Sir John Sherbrooke, then lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia. Act of Incorporation passed, 1821. First president elected and classes opened, 1838. University powers conferred, 1841. College closed for some years, owing to lack of funds for its support. Reorganized, 1863.
   Index: H Founded by the "Castine Fund," 81; taken possession of by Presbyterians, 81.
   Bib.: Hopkins, Canada: An Ency., vol. 3.

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