Frank Walter Nicolson 1883-1884
Frank Walter Nicolson was born in Sackville, Nova Scotia on 4 November 1864. His post-secondary education began at Mount Allison Wesleyan College (now Mount Allison University), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1883. Nicolson stayed at Mount Allison and served as the Librarian for two years, 1883/84 and 1884/85, while also instructing in French and English. He next attended Harvard University, where he pursued a Master of Arts, graduating in 1888.

Nicolson became an Instructor of Sanskrit at Harvard from 1888 to 1889, and from 1889 to 1891 was an Instructor in Latin. His career path next took him to Wesleyan University in Connecticut in 1891, where he stayed as a faculty member for forty-four years.

Nicolson received two honorary degrees: a Doctor of Laws (LL. D.) from Mount Allison University in 1920, and a Doctor of Humane Letters (L. H. D.) from Amherst College in 1932.  He retired in 1934 and died on 21 December 1946.

Photograph from Mount Allison Archives, Picture Collection folder 20