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190th Anniversary for the following event(s) in 2021:

First College Scholarship of 25 pounds per annum for three years.
  • Date: 1831-03-29
  • Subject: Scholarships
  • Source: King's College Council 1829 -, 51-2. Steeves Scrapbooks Misc 1785 -, 18. Royal Gazette Vol 2.14 (6 Apr 1831), 3
  • Note: "Ordered that one scholarship of [25 pounds] per annum be and is founded in the College to be open for Competition to all Candidates for matriculation from any of the grammar Schools in the Province or elsewhere, without any restriction whatever, to be granted to the Candidate who shall pass the best Examination in Mathematical as well as Clasical [sic] Subjects" (KC 51-2) 3 Mar 1832: Minutes refer to two 25-pound scholarships founded by the Council, and six of 30 pounds "founded by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, which are to be confined expressly to Students in Divinity" (King's College Council (1829), 61)

180th Anniversary for the following event(s) in 2021:

Fraser Scholarships
  • Date: 1841-06-20
  • Subject: Scholarships
  • Source: Royal Gazette 7.49 (30 June 1841), 2.
  • Note: During the King's College Encaenia, Dr. E. Jacob reads a portion of the Last Will and Testament of Peter Fraser, Esquire, wherein it states that Mr. Fraser gives and bequeaths " to my said Executors the sum of 800 [pounds]... to be applied in founding two Scholarships of equal amount, to be called the Fraser Scholarships, to be int he said College in perpetuity, or as long as the said College shall continue in effective operation." The scholarships to be held for a period not longer than 4 years.

175th Anniversary for the following event(s) in 2021:

Act to Amend the Charter of King's College
  • Date: 1846-12-19
  • Subject: Acts
  • Source: King's College Council (27 Feb 1849), 302-310.
  • Note: Changes include: The President is to be appointed by "Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, or by the Visitor on Her Majesty's Behalf," instead of a clergyman of the Church of England ; no religious tests required of Council members or professors except the Professor of Theology who has to be of the Church of England (309). Passed in the Provincial Legislature on 27 Mar 1845 and "confirmed, ratified and finally enacted by an Order of Her Majesty" on 19 Dec 1846 (310).
An Act to Amend an Act, intituled An Act To Amend the Charter of King's College
(Passed 15 April 1846).
  • Date: 1846-12-19
  • Subject: Acts
  • Source: King's College Council (nd), 311
  • Note: The Act to Amend the Charter stated that a person taking "Degree in Divinity" had to declare: "I do hereby solemnly profess, testify and declare that I believe in the Authenticity and Divine Inspiration of the Old and New Testaments, and in the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity." The Act to Amend the Act stated: "That nothing in the said fourth section of the said in part created Act, shall extend or be construed to extend to any Graduate in the Said University being a member of the Church of England" (311).
Meteorological and Magnetic Observations 2 Vols
  • Date: 1846-02-16
  • Subject: Endowments/Gifts
  • Source: King's College Council 1829 -, 264. Steeves Scrapbooks Misc 1785 -, 55.
  • Note: Donated by Lt. Col. Sabine, F.R.S.; observations "made at Toronto in Canada" (264).
Odell, Mrs. William Franklin: Astronomical Quadrant
  • Date: 1846-02-16
  • Subject: Endowments/Gifts
  • Source: King's College Council 1829 -, 63-264. Steeves Scrapbooks Misc 1785 -, 55.
  • Note: Presented by Mrs. Wm Franklin Odell "as a Memorial of her late Husband, The Honourable William Franklin Odell and also of his deceased Father, The Honourable Jonathan Odell... She trusts it may long flourish and continue under Providence, a blessing to the Youth of New Brunswick" (264)

170th Anniversary for the following event(s) in 2021:

Observatory
  • Date: 1851-03-19
  • Subject: Buildings
  • Source: King's College Council 1829-, 408. Steeves Scrapbooks Misc. 1785-, 56.
  • Note: Council announces that the cost of the building was pounds sterling 170.9.7 (KC 408). 27 Mar 1847: First discussed when Council mentions looking for land for a "Magnetic & Meteorological Observatory" (KC 1829-, 316). 23 Mar 1847: 300 pounds granted for "a good 7 feet Achromatic Telescope" (KC 316). 5 Apr 1848: changed to 100 to 110 pounds for the telescope (KC 324). 18 Feb 1850: College Council forms a Committee to research the expense "of creating a suitable building for the Telescope now in the College" (KC 309). 19 Mar 1850: Design and contract approved by Council (KC 391). 14 Oct 1941: Observatory being used by students and community as an art centre for exhibitions of paintings, and "several well-known artists have given lectures and lessons during the year" (227).