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Fredericton in York County, New Brunswick — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)

Sir Howard Douglas


Sir Howard Douglas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2019
1. Sir Howard Douglas Marker
Born in England, Douglas was Lieutenant-Governor and Commander in Chief of New Brunswick (1823-1831). He encouraged agriculture and fostered pioneer work in steam navigation and lighthouse construction. In 1828 he founded King’s College, now the University of New Brunswick. He dealt decisively with armed incursions from Maine and boldly upheld the rights of the Province in the boundary dispute (1826-28) with that state. Elected to both the Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society, he was the author of significant books on military and political topics. He died at Tunbridge Wells, England.

Né en Angleterre, Douglas fut lieutenant-gouverneur et commandant en chef du Nouveau-Brunswick (1823-1831). Il encourage l'agriculture et favorisa les débuts de la navigation à vapeur et de la construction de phares. En 1828, il fonda le King's College, devenu depuis l'Université du Nouveau-Brunswick. Il s'occupa résolument du problème de l’infiltration américaine et défendit les droits du Nouveau-Brunswick dans ses conflits frontaliers avec le Maine (1826-1828). Auteur
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d’ouvrages militaires et politiques importants, il est mort en Angleterre.
Erected 1927 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
Location. 45° 57.578′ N, 66° 38.194′ W. Marker is in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in York County. Marker can be reached from St. John Street south of Queen Street (New Brunswick Route 102), on the left when traveling south. Marker is mounted on the east-facing side of a four-sided monument located on the west side of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly grounds, near the northwest corner of the Assembly building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 706 Queen Street, Fredericton NB E3B 1C5, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lemuel Allan Wilmot (here, next to this marker); First Ministry of Health / Le Premier Ministère de la Santé (here, next to this marker); Charles Fisher (here, next to this marker); Legislative Assembly Block / Complexe de L'Assemblée Législative (within shouting distance
Sir Howard Douglas Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2019
2. Sir Howard Douglas Marker (tall view)
of this marker); York County Court House / Le Palais de Justice du Comté de York (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church Cathedral / Cathédrale Christ Church (about 210 meters away); New Brunswick's 104th Regiment of Foot (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Right Honourable William Maxwell Lord Beaverbrook (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericton.
Also see . . .  Sir Howard Douglas. The son of a naval officer, Douglas finished military academy in time to see action in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars in Canada, Spain and Holland. As would be expected of an author and fellow of the Royal Society, his major achievement was in the improvement of King's College (University of New Brunswick), of which he was chancellor. Douglas returned to England in 1831 as a strong supporter of the British North American colonies and their preferences in the British marketplace. (Submitted on September 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
Sir Howard Douglas Marker<br>(<i>wide view • St. John Street in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2019
3. Sir Howard Douglas Marker
(wide view • St. John Street in background)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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