Arthur McNutt Patterson 1853-1854
Arthur McNutt Patterson (b. 14 December 1829 at Aylesford, NS) finished his schooling at the Mount Allison Wesleyan Academy in 1851 and then joined the staff in 1852 as an English tutor. In 1853 the role of Librarian was added to his duties. In 1854 Patterson began teaching in the Intermediate Department and remained there until 1859. It is not clear whether he continued to serve as Librarian during this time. Upon leaving Mount Allison in 1859, Patterson purchased the Lower Horton Seminary (later Acacia Villa School) in Hortonville, Nova Scotia, and served as the school’s principal from 1860 to 1907.

Photograph courtesy of Esther Clark Wright Archives, Acadia University