Church of England Cathedral, St. John's, 1871
Anglican Bishop Feild wanted to subdivide government funding of Protestant schools among the Anglican and Methodist denominations during the 1850s. This sparked protest from Methodist residents, who feared a redistribution of funds would favour the more populous Anglican community and leave Methodists with a poorly funded and inadequate school system.
Image published in Canadian Illustrated News, April 1, 1871. From Charles de Volpi, Newfoundland: A Pictorial Record (Sherbrooke, Quebec: Longman Canada Limited, ©1972) 117.