Photographs of
Dawson Plaques

Sir John William Dawson
1820 – 1899

George Mercer Dawson
1849 – 1901



Pictou
Pictou County
Nova Scotia

Located at the intersection of Church Street and George Street


GPS location:   45°40'38"N   62°42'36"W




Pictou: Dawson plaques


Pictou: Sir John William Dawson plaque
This monument was officially unveiled on 30 October 1957, as a memorial
to Sir J.W. Dawson.  The second plaque, for G.M. Dawson, was added in 1961.


Pictou: George Mercer Dawson plaque
1961


The above photographs were taken on 5 May 2003.





George Mercer Dawson, National Post book review, 13 Oct 2007
Beneath My Feet: The Memoirs of George Mercer Dawson

National Post book review, 13 October 2007





Links to Relevant Websites

John William Dawson Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_William_Dawson

Sir J. William Dawson Nova Scotia Museum
    http://museum.gov.ns.ca/fossils/finders/dawson.htm

Sir John William Dawson Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

George Mercer Dawson Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mercer_Dawson

George Mercer Dawson Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

George M. Dawson by Dave Birrell, Peaks of the Canadian Rockies
    http://www.peakfinder.com/people.asp?
          PersonsName=Dawson%2C+George+M.

Online Books
by Sir John William Dawson
(1820 – 1899)

Sir John William Dawson:
The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science
      First page (438 pages in all)

page images at MOA (Making of America), University of Michigan


Sir John William Dawson:
Educated Women: The Substance of an Address Delivered
Before the Delta Sigma Society of McGill University
(1889)
      First page (16 pages in all)

page images at canadiana.org


Sir John William Dawson:
The Higher Education of Women
in Connection With McGill University
(c. 1884)
      First page (12 pages in all)

page images at canadiana.org


Sir John William Dawson:
An Ideal College for Women: An Address Delivered
Before the Delta Sigma Society of McGill University
(1894)
      First page (16 pages in all)

page images at canadiana.org


Sir John William Dawson:
Nature and the Bible: A course of lectures delivered
in New York
(1874)
      First page (257 pages in all)

page images at MOA (Making of America), University of Michigan


Sir John William Dawson:
Report on the Higher Education of Women:
Presented to the Corporation of McGill University
(1884)
      First page (14 pages in all)

page images at canadiana.org


Sir John William Dawson:
Thoughts on the Higher Education of Women:
the Introductory Lecture to the First Session of the Classes of
the Ladies' Education Association of Montreal
(1871)
      First page (14 pages in all)

page images at canadiana.org


Online Books
by George Mercer Dawson
(1849 – 1901)

George Mercer Dawson:
Notes and Observations on the Kwakiool People
of Vancouver Island
(1888)
      First page (36 pages in all)

page images at canadiana.org


George Mercer Dawson:
Notes on the Indian Tribes of the Yukon District and
Adjacent Northern Portion of British Columbia
(c.1887)
      First page (23 pages in all)

page images at canadiana.org


George Mercer Dawson:
Notes on the Shuswap People of British Columbia (c.1891)
      First page (44 pages in all)

page images at canadiana.org


George Mercer Dawson:
Sketches of the Past and Present Condition
of the Indians of Canada
(c.1877)
      First page (31 pages in all)

page images at canadiana.org


George Mercer Dawson and William Fraser Tolmie:
Comparative Vocabularies of the Indian Tribes of
British Columbia: With a Map...
(1884)
      First page (131 pages in all)

page images at canadiana.org




During the early 1970s, staff and patrons at the McGill University Archives were abuzz about a huge new bequest, the papers of John William Dawson.  In 1855, Dawson had been called from the tiny village of Pictou, Nova Scotia, to serve as McGill's principal.  He was the first Canadian to be chosen as a President of a Canadian University.  He presided over the university for nearly half a century.  Sir William Dawson was not only the major scientific player in 19th-century Canada, but he also commanded a leading position internationally.  He was the first president of the Royal Society of Canada.

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of
Sir William Dawson: Geologist and Educator
by Susan Sheets-Pyenson, Department of Philosophy
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Archived: 2001 August 20
http://web.archive.org/web/20010820025317/http://geoclio.st.usm.edu/dawson.html

Archived: 2001 December 18
http://web.archive.org/web/20011218063642/http://geoclio.st.usm.edu/dawson.html

Archived: 2003 April 13
http://web.archive.org/web/20030413222744/http://geoclio.st.usm.edu/dawson.html

Archived: 2003 October 03
http://web.archive.org/web/20031003181157/http://geoclio.st.usm.edu/dawson.html

Archived: 2005 March 07
http://web.archive.org/web/20050307011908/http://geoclio.st.usm.edu/dawson.html


These links were accessed and found to be valid on 23 March 2008.







Memorial Plaque in Montreal


Memorial plaque, McGill University, Montreal
Memorial plaque
Srathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building
McGill University, Montreal

Photographed on 29 May 2008



Memorial plaque, McGill University, Montreal
Memorial plaque
Srathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building
McGill University, Montreal

Photographed on 29 May 2008



Memorial plaque, McGill University, Montreal
Memorial plaque
Srathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building
McGill University, Montreal

Photographed on 29 May 2008



Srathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building, McGill University, Montreal
Srathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building, McGill University, Montreal

Photographed on 29 May 2008



Srathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building, McGill University, Montreal
Srathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building, 3640 University Street, Montreal

Photographed on 29 May 2008






Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/plaques.html



New Glasgow: Westray Miners Memorial Park Westray Miners Memorial Park New Glasgow
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/westraymem.html


Westville: Miners Memorial monument 1891 Miners Memorial monument 1891 Westville
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/westvminem.html


Trenton: Workers Monument Workers Monument Trenton
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/trentwrkm.html


Stellarton: Sobeys Industrial Monument Sobeys Industrial Monument Stellarton
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/sobeyindmon.html


Stellarton war memorial Stellarton war memorial Stellarton
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/stellarwar.html


New Glasgow: Pictou Highlanders obelisk Pictou Highlanders obelisk New Glasgow
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/picthighlanders.html


New Glasgow: War memorial monument New Glasgow war memorial New Glasgow
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/newglaswar.html


Westville war memorial Westville war memorial Westville
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/westwarmem.html


Admiral Murray monument Admiral Murray monument Pictou Landing
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/admmurray.html


Walmsley Lodge 1785 monument Walmsley Lodge 1785 monument Pictou Landing
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/masonic1st.html


Little Harbour: 82nd Regiment 1779-1783, plaque 82nd Regiment 1779-1783, plaque Little Harbour
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/littlehbrm.html


Stellarton WW1 memorial plaque Stellarton WW1 memorial plaque Stellarton
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/stellarplqww1.html


Admiral Leonard Murray memorial Admiral Leonard Murray memorial Pictou
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/murraymemorial.html


Pictou County Acadians, River John Pictou County Acadians, 1700s River John
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/rjohn-pcacc.html


Pictou County Acadians, Caribou Island Pictou County Acadians, 1700s Caribou Island
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/caribacadsign.html


Caribou Island war memorial Baird Family memorial Caribou Island
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/caribouwarm.html


River John: War memorial monument River John war memorial River John
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/riverjohn.html


River John: Legion Remembrance Gardens Legion Remembrance Gardens River John
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/rijohnrg.html


Cross Roads Country Harbour war memorial Cross Roads Country Harbour war memorial Cross Roads Country Harbour
    http://ns1763.ca/guysbco/crossroads-ch.html


Moose River Gold Mine Moose River Gold Mine collapse Moose River Gold Mines
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/moosegoldm.html


Antigonish Memorial Field Memorial Field Antigonish
    http://ns1763.ca/antgnco/antigonishwwtwo.html


Colin Chisholm Park Colin Chisholm Park Antigonish
    http://ns1763.ca/antgnco/chisholmpark.html


Anna Swan monument Anna Swan monument Central New Annan
    http://ns1763.ca/colchco/swanamon.html


Go To:   Nova Scotia History, Chapter One
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory01.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia Historical Biographies
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory00.html#ns-historical-biog

Go To:   Proclamations: Land Grants in Nova Scotia 1757, '58, '59
    http://planter2010.ca/proc/proclamations-ndx.html

Go To:   Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1805, edited by Richard John Uniacke
    http://ns1763.ca/law/ns-statutes1805-titlepg.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia Quotations
    http://ns1758.ca/quote/quotes.html

Go To:   History of Automobiles in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/auto/automobiles.html

Go To:   History of Electric Power Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/electric/electric.html

Go To:   History of Telegraph and Telephone Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/tele/telephone.html

Go To:   History of Railway Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/rail/railways.html

Go To:   Home Page
    http://ns1763.ca/index.html



First uploaded to the WWW:   2003 May 15
Added book review:   2007 October 21
Montreal photographs added:   2008 June 19
Latest update:   2009 November 13