Sir Daniel Wilson

Sir Daniel Wilson (HMOQL)

Location: Toronto, ON M5S 3J3 Toronto Division
Country: Canada
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N 43° 39.747', W 79° 23.796'

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{in English:}
A scholar of diverse interests and talents, Daniel Wilson was noted in Britain as the author and illustrator of studies of old Edinburgh and of Scottish prehistory. In 1853 he was appointed to the chair of history and English literature at the University of Toronto. Wilson introduced history, English and anthropology courses at the university and was active in the Canadian Institute, a leading scientific society. He vigorously defended the university's independence against political interference and sectarian religious interests. As president of University College (1880-1892), Wilson was deeply involved in debates surrounding university federation and the admission of women. In 1890 he became the first president of the federated University of Toronto.
Ontario Heritage Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario

{in French:}

Homme cultiv?, aux int?r?ts et aux talents multiples, Daniel Wilson s'?tait fait conna?tre en Angleterre comme auteur et illustrateur d'ouvrages sur le vieil Edimbourg et sur le prehistoire ?cossaise. En 1853, il obtient la chaire d'histoire et de litt?rature anglaise ? l'Universit? de Toronto. Il y introduit des cours d'histoire, d'anglais, et d'anthropologie et joue une grande r?le au sein de l'Institute canadien, soci?t? savante d'orientation scientifique. Il milite vigoureusement pour l'ind?pendence de l'universit? face l'ing?rance politique et aux int?r?ts de groupes religieux sectaires. Prident de University College entre 1880 and 1892, Daniel Wilson participe activement aux d?bats sur la f?d?ration de l'universit? et l'admission des femmes. En 1890, il devient le premiere prident de l'universit? f?d?r?e.
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Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 10:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 629278 N 4835632
Decimal Degrees43.66245000, -79.39660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 39.747', W 79° 23.796'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 39' 44.82" N, 79° 23' 47.76" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15 King's College Cir, Toronto ON M5S 3J3, CA
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