Samuel Codner, n.d.

Samuel Codner, n.d.
Newfoundland merchant Samuel Codner founded the Newfoundland School Society (NSS) in 1822 to provide non-denominational and affordable education for the colony's youth. The organization, which was also known as the Society for Educating the Poor of Newfoundland, opened its first school at St. John's in 1824 to teach reading, writing, math, net-making, sewing, and knitting.

From D.W. Prowse, A History of Newfoundland from the English, Colonial, and Foreign Records, 2nd edition (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1896) 585.
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