Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | October 25, 2017

Artifact of the Week. Reverend Hugh Urquhart testimonial.

The Reverend Hugh Urquhart, Cornwall, ca. 1867.

Minister St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Cornwall, 1827 – 1871; Head Master Cornwall Grammar School, 1827 – 1840.  Director of Divinity from Aberdeen, 1857.  Born:  1793, died 1871.

Reverse of the above photograph.  This carte de -visite was taken by H.W. Weber of Cornwall.

The rest of the 10 page dedication is in the collection of the SD & G Historical Society at the Cornwall Community Museum.

Rev. Urquhart was given a sterling silver tea service from his students in honour of his work.

This tea service along with the above photograph and document was donated to the Museum in 1997 from an ancestor in Guelph, Ont.

This list of subscribers is a “who’s who” of mid 19th century Eastern Canada West.

Jacob Farrand Pringle became a local judge and historian.

Philip M. Vankoughnet served as a Cabinet Minister from 1856 to 1862 and Chancellor of Ontario.

John S. Macdonald, was Ontario’s first premier.

Reverend Jacob J.S. Mountain founded Mountain Memorial Church Cornwall.

Dr. William Wagner.

Captain Reginald Macdonell, Royal Canadian Rifles, 1849.

William Simpson, Collector of Customs, Coteau du Lac.




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