Canadian History Dictionary Lecompte-dupre J B
(Lord Dorchester era) Colonel of Quebec militia, 246.
(George Brown Era) Proposes Metcalfe's health at St. Andrew's S...
Reid Stuart J
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) On colonial government, 2; on Lord...
Copenhagen Battle Of 1801 General Brock Era Description Of 25-31 Bombardment
of, and capture of Danish fleet, 106.
Phipps Sir William 1651-1695 Born In Maine In 1669 Employed As A
ship carpenter, and later became captain of a merchantman saili...
A religious order of women, in the Roman Catholic Church,
A United Empire Loyalist. Came to Canada in 1780;
Chartier De Lotbiniere Rene Louis
(Bishop Laval era) Appointed to Sovereign
Council, 166. (Count...
A native of France; in early life a medical student.
(Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simpson era) Associated with Pangman and...
Le Ber De Senneville Jacques 1633-1706 One Of The Principal
merchants of Montreal; married in 1658 Jeanne, sister of Charle...
Fort St Louis
On Illinois River, near site of present town of La
(John Graves Simcoe era) Arrangement with Lower Canada respecti...
Index : Sir Frederick Haldimand Era Sioux Offer To Attack 148 Described As Fickle
credulous, and timid, 148. =Bib.=: Pilling, Bibliography of Alg...
(Count Frontenac era) First given in Canada, 59. See also Amuse...
(John Graves Simcoe era) First attorney-general of Upper Canada...
Markland George H
(Egerton Ryerson era) Member of Legislative Council, Upper Cana...
The name originally applied by General Murray to the
(Wilmot era) Founded by Joseph Lancaster, 86; the system
(Bishop Laval era) Land bought from, for church at Montreal, 88...
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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