Canadian History Dictionary Chapais Joseph Amable Thomas 1858- Educated At Laval University
Called to the bar, 1879. Edited Le Courrier du Canada since 188...
(Lord Dorchester era) Accused in connection with Walker affair,...
(Count Frontenac era) Town-major of Quebec, 257; strengthens de...
Astor Fur Company
War Of 1812
Declared by the United States against Great Britain in
Tonti Chevalier Henri De 1650-1704 Born In Gaeta Italy Son Of A
well-known financier, and inventor of the Tontine form of life
(Joseph Howe era) On his death, 1839, Joseph Howe offered his s...
Newspaper published at Niagara. =Index=: (George Brown Era) Rid...
Kirby William 1817-1906 Born In Kingston-upon-hull England Came
to Canada, 1832, but educated at Cincinnati, Ohio. Settled at N...
Canadian Contingents In The Boer War 1899-1902 Consisted Of The
Royal Canadian Infantry, Canadian Mounted Rifles, Royal Canadia...
Apprenticeship System Of
(Bishop Laval era) Adopted with new-comers, in New France,
Copenhagen Battle Of 1801 General Brock Era Description Of 25-31 Bombardment
of, and capture of Danish fleet, 106.
Bib : James Early History Of The Town Of Amherstburg
Index : Lord Elgin Era Construction Of Stimulated By Provincial Guarantee 1849
(General Brock era) Failure of, 119.
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Troops disembark at, 165; re-embarkation...
Cartier And His Time
Minutes of the Executive Council,
correspondence, registers, i...
Reid Stuart J
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) On colonial government, 2; on Lord...
The smallest of the Great Lakes; area, 7,260 square
Arnold Benedict 1741-1801 A Druggist At New Haven Conn When The
War of Independence broke out, in 1775, organized an expedition...
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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