Canadian History Dictionary L'avenir
Newspaper, of Montreal. (Sir Georges E. Cartier era) Organ of C...
(Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simpson era) Built by Hudson's Bay Compa...
Winslow John 1702-1774 Born In Plymouth Massachusetts Entered
the army. In 1740 captain of a company that served in the exped...
See Big Mouth.
Purchas Samuel 1575?-1626 A Graduate Of St John's College
Cambridge. Rector of St. Martin's, Ludgate, London, 1614-1626. ...
Born in Connecticut. In 1759 served under Sir William
(George Brown Era) His pen picture of George Brown, 4-5.
Wiseman Nicholas Patrick Stephen 1802-1865 Born At Seville Spain
Educated at St. Cuthbert's College, Ushaw, near Durham, and the...
Rupert Prince 1619-1683 Third Son Of The Elector Palatine
Frederick V, and Elizabeth, daughter of James I of England. Ser...
Black John 1817-1879 Born In Scotland Went To The Red River
Settlement as legal adviser to Adam Thom, recorder of Rupert's ...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) A storeship launched at Montreal, 244.
Caesar Sir Julius 1558-1636 Sat In Parliament 1589-1622
chancellor of the exchequer, 1606; master of the Rolls, 1614-16...
Rises in northern British Columbia and flows into the
Union Of 1841
(Joseph Howe era) Act did not concede full measure of responsib...
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Objects of, 495; Mackenzie attacks...
Earthquake Of 1663
Known in Canadian history as the "Great
Earthquake." The most ...
Girouard Desire 1836- Born At St Timothee Quebec Educated At
Montreal College; studied law and called to the bar of Lower Ca...
Botsford Bliss 1813-1890 Born At Sackville New Brunswick
Educated at King's College, Fredericton; called to the bar, 183...
(John Graves Simcoe era) Presbyterian minister, the first to co...
Index : Wolfe / Montcalm Era French Minister Glad To Get Rid Of Canada 11
Canadian Pacific Railway
The contract for construction of the railway
was signed Oct. 21, 1880, the surveys having already been carried out
under the direction of Sandford Fleming. Work was begun on the railway
in May, 1881, and the last spike driven by Sir Donald A. Smith (now Lord
Strathcona), Nov. 7, 1885. A summary of the evolution of the project
will be found in Johnson's First Things in Canada. =Index=: (Sir John A Macdonald era)
Compact with British Columbia for its construction, 150; the Pacific
Scandal, 200-211; difficulties of construction, 232; terms of agreement,
233; Mackenzie government adopts policy of government ownership, 233;
Macdonald, on his return to power, reverts to original scheme, 234;
contract signed September, 1880, and railway completed in five years,
234; Mackenzie's views as to time needed for completion, 234-235; Blake
attacks railway policy, 235; Globe criticizes, and British financiers
pessimistic, 235; directors of the syndicate, 236; terms of contract,
236; Howland syndicate, 237; financial difficulties, 237; last spike
driven at Craigellachie, Nov. 7, 1885, 238; problems of operation, 238;
what the great enterprise means to Canada, 238-239; its military value,
239; conflict with Manitoba as to its monopoly of transportation,
284-285; its effect on Macdonald government, 301. (Sir Georges E. Cartier era) First charter
engineered by Cartier, 51; the railway the crowning work of
Confederation, 51; its eastern terminus, 52; the Allan Company and the
MacPherson Syndicate, 53; the Pacific Scandal, 53-54; bill in
Parliament, 131. (George Brown Era) Its building approved by country as a measure of
national growth and expansion, 241. (Sir James Douglas era) Revolutionizes old conditions
of trade in British Columbia, 265; Imperial government asked to
guarantee its completion, 315; delays in building, 317, 323; movement
for a transcontinental railway, 317-318; negotiations, 318-320; Pacific
Scandal, 321; Carnarvon Terms, 320-322; building operations, 324-326;
completion, 1885, 326; terminus, 327. =Bib.=: Hopkins, Canada: An
Ency., vol. 2; Parkin, The Great Dominion; Begg, History of the
North-West; Fleming, Reports on Canadian Pacific Railway, 1874, 1877,
1878, 1879, 1880.
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