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Amherst in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
 

Robert Barry Dickey

1811 - 1903

 
 
Robert Barry Dickey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
1. Robert Barry Dickey Marker
Inscription.  
Born in Amherst, educated at Windsor Academy, and called to the bar in 1834, Dickey practiced law in Amherst and sat in the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia (1858-67). A Father of Confederation, he attended both the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences but refused to subscribe to the Quebec Resolutions until more generous financial terms were conceded in 1866. A widely-travelled and successful Amherst businessman he gave general support to the Conservative Party but played a minor political role. He was called to the Senate in 1867. He died in Amherst.

Avocat et Père de la Confédération, Dickey naquit à Amherst, étudia à l'Académie de Windsor et fut admis au barreau en 1834. Il siéga au Conseil législatif de la Nouvelle-Écosse (1858) avant de devenir sénateur en 1867. Il assista aux Conférences de Charlottetown et de Québec mais refusa de souscrire aux résolutions de Québec jusqu'à ce qu'on accordât à sa province, en 1866, des conditions financières plus généreuses. Grand voyageur, homme d'affaires prospère, il appuya toujours le parti conservateur, mais sans jouer un rôle de premier plan. Il est mort à Amherst.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 45° 50.048′ N, 64° 12.763′ W. Marker is in Amherst, Nova Scotia, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Victoria Street East (Nova Scotia Route 6) just south of Havelock Street (Nova Scotia Route 2), on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the Amherst Town Hall (former Dominion Public Building). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 98 Victoria Street East, Amherst NS B4H 1X6, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward Barron Chandler (here, next to this marker); Former Site of Amherst Post Office (a few steps from this marker); Dominion Public Building (a few steps from this marker in New Brunswick); Jonathan McCully (a few steps from this marker); Sir Charles Tupper (a few steps from this marker); World Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Trans Canada Highway (approx. 4.1 kilometers away in New Brunswick); Un hommage à/A Tribute to Jacob (Jacques) Bourgeois (approx. 4.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amherst.
 
Also see . . .
R. B. Dickey and E. B. Chandler Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
2. R. B. Dickey and E. B. Chandler Markers
 Robert Barry Dickey Bio. (Submitted on August 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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