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The Right Reverend Isaac Hellmuth 1817-1901

The Right Reverend Isaac Hellmuth 1817-1901

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

The Right Reverend Isaac Hellmuth 1817-1901

Photo from Google Street View ©2015 Google - Posted February, 2015

The Right Reverend Isaac Hellmuth 1817-1901

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Plaque Location

The County of Middlesex
The City of London
On a wall in an archway
at the north end of Stevenson Hall
off Kent Drive, Western University campus


Coordinates: N 43 00.540 W 81 16.426

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Plaque Text

Born in Poland and educated at Breslau University, Hellmuth lived briefly in England before emigrating to Canada in 1844, where, two years later, he was ordained in the Church of England. Appointed Archdeacon of Huron in 1861, he assisted Bishop Benjamin Cronyn in the establishment of Huron College, and served as its first principal, 1863-66. Succeeding Cronyn as Bishop of Huron in 1871, Hellmuth's foresight and determination led to the founding, in 1878, of this university, then known as the Western University of London. He served as its first chancellor, 1878-1884. After spending some 25 years ministering to spiritual and educational needs in this region, he returned to England in 1884.

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Huron College 1863

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