Pictou Academy, N.S
C.W. Jefferys' notes about this picture from The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Volume 2
Thomas McCulloch (1777-1843), born in Scotland, educated at Glasgow University, came to Nova Scotia in 1803 as minister of the Presbyterian church at Pictou. He took a great interest in popular education, and was foremost in the foundation of Pictou Academy. Practical and scientific subjects were emphasized in its curriculum, and a museum of natural history was established. In 1838 Dr. McCulloch became the first president of Dalhousie College.
See An introduction to the history of Dalhousie University, by D. C. Harvey.
- Jefferys, Charles W. 1945 The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Volume 2, p.232