History presentation on notorious South Coast gambler

Oct 21, 2021

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The Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust will be holding its annual meeting remotely via Zoom due to the pandemic on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.

Following the meeting, there will be an illustrated presentation about the life and times of Richard Albert Canfield — a son of New Bedford and Dartmouth who made his mark and reputation during the Gilded Age of New York City in the late nineteenth century.

Canfield was the great-grandson of Elihu Akin (1720-1794), who was a prominent supporter of the American Revolution and was instrumental in forcing three loyalists to leave the Dartmouth area.

As a boy, Canfield would travel from New Bedford to  to visit his grandmother, Hannah Howland Akin (1797-1889), at the family’s old homestead located at what is now 762 Dartmouth St.

Canfield later became a notorious gambler and art collector.

To sign up for the meeting, visit Register us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcO-orj4vHNOVSyT5ZgJ1WiCuKpNzUKVO.

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Event Date: 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 5:00pm