CANADA Quebec Knowlton Academy Samuel Baxter Foster Prize Medal




Collections: Canada Medals, Medals

Product type: Medal

Vendor: Britannianumismatics



CANADA Quebec, Town of Brome Lake Knowlton Academy Samuel Baxter Foster Prize 44mm bronze medal 34.6 grams unsigned

depicts the old Academy, also known with same obverse but as the William Warren Lynch Prize and the John Sprott Archibald Prize. All three appear to have been contemporaries of one another, and there was the Archibald, Lynch and Foster law firm in Montreal. The Foster in the law firm was probably Samuel's father because after graduating from both Knowlton Academy and McGill, Samuel completed his studies in Wisconsin, and took up law in Chicago working for the Chicago and Grand Trunk Railway Company. He married into one of that cities oldest families. In 1896, at the very young age of 35 he died of typhoid fever and was buried in the Knowlton village cemetery.