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The Dalhousie Library

The Dalhousie Library

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

The Dalhousie Library

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Lanark
The Township of Lanark Highlands
In Watsons Corners, on the east side of
3rd Concession Dalhousie
street number 1132, just north of Road 8
5.7 km west of Road 511


Coordinates: N 45 01.262 W 76 27.816

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Plaque Text

In 1828, eight years after the original settlement of this area, the St. Andrew's Philanthropic Society founded the first public library within the old Bathurst District. A log building, known as St. Andrew's Hall, housed the library for many years. The Earl of Dalhousie, Governor-in-Chief of Canada (1820-28), subscribed money for its support and donated a number of books. Thomas Scott, a pioneer settler, was the first president, and among the distinguished citizens who subscribed were the Right Reverend Charles Stewart, Anglican Bishop of Quebec, and Archdeacon John Strachan, later first Anglican Bishop of Toronto. The library was incorporated in 1852 and a number of the original books are in the present community hall.

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Right Reverend John Strachan 1778-1867

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