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Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces

Thomas Heath Haviland

1822 - 1895

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By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
1. Thomas Heath Haviland Marker
Inscription.  English:
Born in Charlottetown, Haviland was called to the Prince Edward Island bar in 1846. He represented Georgetown in the legislature (1847-70), serving successively as Colonial Secretary, as Speaker, and as Solicitor-Genera1. As a Legislative Councillor, he again served as Colonial Secretary (1870-2 and 1873-6). He was a delegate to the Quebec Conference of 1864 and was one of the three who, in 1873, arranged for the entry of Prince Edward Island into Confederation. Called to the Senate in that same year he resigned in 1879 to become Lieutenant-Governor of his native province. He died at Charlottetown.

Né à Charlottetown, Haviland fut admis au barreau de 1'I1e du Prince- Édouard en 1846 Il fut député de Georgetown à l'Assemblée provinciale ( 1847-1870), secrétaire de la colonie, président de la chambre et solliciteur général. Membre du Conseil législatif, il fut de nouveau secrétaire de la colonie (1870-1872 et 1873-1876). Délégué à la Conférence de Québec en 1864, il fut l'un des trois artisans de l'entrée de l'Ie du Prince-Édouard dans la Confédération en 1873. Nommé sénateur cette même année,
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
2. Thomas Heath Haviland Marker
il démissionna en 1879 pour devenir lieutenant-gouverneur de sa province. Il mourut à Charlottetown.
Erected 1939 by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
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.
Location. 46° 14.114′ N, 63° 7.556′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker can be reached from Richmond Street just from Great George Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4B5, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel John Hamilton Gray (here, next to this marker); Edward Whelan (here, next to this marker); Edward Palmer (here, next to this marker); Andrew Archibald Macdonald (here, next to this marker); William Henry Pope (here, next to this marker); George Coles (a few steps from this marker); A BIG Year / Une année CRUCIALE (within shouting distance of this marker); Province House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
More about this marker. This marker is one of seven "Fathers of Confederation" markers located at the northeast corner of Provincial House.
Also see . . .  Thomas Heath Haviland - Dictionary of Canadian Biography
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Public Domain
3. Thomas Heath Haviland
. The 1860s and early 1870s were a period in Island life dominated by the question of confederation, the land issue, and the barely submerged debate on religion and education. Haviland was to be a leading actor throughout the decade. (Submitted on January 12, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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