Sir Robert Thorburn, ca. 1894
Scottish merchant Robert Thorburn moved to St. John's in 1852 to work for Baine, Johnston and Company. He entered politics in the 1860s and became Newfoundland and Labrador's prime minister in 1885.
From Henry Youmans Mott, Newfoundland Men. (Concord: T.W. & J.F. Cragg, 1894) 51.