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Huron College 1863

Huron College 1863

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

Huron College 1863

Photo by contributor Richard Turcotte - Posted November, 2016

Plaque Location

The County of Middlesex
The City of London
On the north wall of Huron Chapel
on the west side of Western Road
.67 km south of Windermere Road

Coordinates: N 43 00.539 W 81 16.658


Plaque Text

The college was founded by the Right Reverend Benjamin Cronyn who, following his election in 1857 as first Anglican Bishop of Huron, saw the need for a theological school and institution for advanced studies to serve the rapidly expanding population of the region. He selected Archdeacon Isaac Hellmuth to raise funds in England and Canada, and Huron College was incorporated in May 1863. Under Hellmuth's capable direction, 1863-66, the institution provided theological training and a course in liberal arts. In 1877 the professors and alumni of this college, strongly supported by Hellmuth, proposed the establishment of the Western University of London, founded in 1878, with which Huron became affiliated in 1881.

Related Ontario plaque
The Right Reverend Isaac Hellmuth 1817-1901



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