Robert Dyer left the village of Heytesbury, in the county of Wiltshire, England to voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to serve as a Newfoundland School Society teacher in the fishing community of Greenspond, Newfoundland. The Newfoundland School Society was established by the English merchant, Samuel Codner, who realized the need for educating the poor population of Newfoundland, and other poor colonies in British North America as well. Wikipedia*
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Robert Dyer has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1993 Forum.