Canadian History Dictionary Bib : Dict Nat Biog
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Frigate in which Levis embarked at Brest...
Jesuit missionary. Accompanied La Verendrye
on his Western exp...
Chief town of Leeds County, Ontario, on left bank of St.
Fort Dearborn Chicago General Brock Era Captured By Indians 266
A large tribe, of Algonquian stock, formerly ranging
(General Brock era) Newspaper founded in 1806, appealed to race...
Kennedy William Nassau 1839-1885 Born At Darlington Ontario
Served as a lieutenant in the Ontario Rifles with the Red River...
Street John Ambrose
(Wilmot era) Supports the governor of New Brunswick, 46.
A member of the Irish bar. Judge of the Supreme Court
Morrison Thomas David
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Defends Joseph Hume, 263; aids
(John Graves Simcoe era) Scarcity of, in Upper Canada, 182.
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Repulses landing of English, 107.
Bib : Willison Sir Wilfrid Laurier And The Liberal Party
MANUSCRIPT SOURCES IN THE DOMINION ARCHIVES
(Tilley era) Offers to build European and North American Railwa...
(Wilmot era) Votes against address of New Brunswick Assembly, 4...
Young John 1811-1878 Born At Ayr Scotland Came To Canada 1826
In 1837 raised a regiment of volunteers and served during the R...
Begon Michel Sieur De La Picardiere 1674-1740 Filled The Office
of inspector-general of marines, in France, 1707-1710. In the l...
Bib : Kingsford Early Canals Merritt Biography Of W H
Merritt; Matheson, Welland Canal (Women's Can. Hist. Soc. Trans...
Index : William Lyon Mackenzie Era Newspaper Published At Queenston May 18 1824 85
reviews condition of provinces, 86, 87; topics discussed in, 94...
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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