Portrait of the Pastor: Henry Esson Was Guiding Force Behind the Montreal Mechanics’ Institute

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Title
Portrait of the Pastor: Henry Esson Was Guiding Force Behind the Montreal Mechanics’ Institute
Abstract
The Scottish-born Henry Esson (1793-1853), pastor of the St. Gabriel Street Scotch Presbyterian Church for twenty-seven years, founded the Montreal Mechanic’s Institute in 1828, the first of its kind in Canada. The Institute’s goal was to teach reading, arithmetic, geometry and drawing skills to young Montreal and newly-arrived immigrant workers. The Institute still exists today as the Atwater Library and Computer Centre.
Publication
Quebec Heritage News
Volume
Vol. 4
Issue
no. 12
Pages
12-14
Date
November-December 2008
Language
en
Citation
McGuire, Susan. “Portrait of the Pastor: Henry Esson Was Guiding Force Behind the Montreal Mechanics’ Institute.” Quebec Heritage News Vol. 4, no. 12 (December 2008): 12–14.
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