Canadian History Dictionary Minchin George
(Wilmot era) Appointed to New Brunswick Council, 69.
Fancamp Baron De
(Bishop Laval era) Presents shrine to Bonsecours chapel, 177.
(General Brock era) Name at first given to king's battery in Qu...
Whitney Sir James Pliny 1843- Born At Williamsburg Ontario
Educated at the Cornwall Grammar School. Served for some years ...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) In battle of Ste. Foy, 257.
(Egerton Ryerson era) Founded at York (Toronto), 1829, 82; Eger...
Young Sir William A G
(1827-1885). Secretary to the North American
Peel Sir Robert 1788-1850 Born In Lancaster England Educated At
Harrow, and Christ Church, Oxford. Entered Parliament, 1809;
Chauvin Pierre Sieur De Tonnetuit
A Huguenot, born at Dieppe.
Appointed captain of the garrison ...
(George Brown Era) Fight for responsible government, against Me...
(Count Frontenac era) Leads Abenaquis in attack on English sett...
Steeves William Henry 1814-1873 Born At Hillsborough New
Brunswick. Represented Albert County in the Assembly, 1846-1851...
Ruette D'auteuil Francois-madeleine-fortune
(Count Frontenac era) Son of Denis,
succeeds him, 138; makes t...
Garnier De Chapouin
(Samuel de Champlain era) Provincial of Recollets, appoints fou...
(Egerton Ryerson era) Election contests, 63.
Russell Alexander J
(Samuel de Champlain era) His papers on Champlain's astrolabe, ...
Aube-riviere Francois Louis De Pourroy De L'
Appointed bishop of
Quebec, Aug. 16, 1739. Arrived at Quebec, ...
(John Graves Simcoe era) Presbyterian clergyman, performed marr...
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Introduction of, by the royal pro...
A confederacy, of Algonquian stock, occupying the
basin of the...
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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