Canadian History Dictionary Credit River
Rises in Caledon Mountains, and enters Lake Ontario,
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Three Rivers founded by, in 1634,...
La Grange-trianon Mlle De
(Count Frontenac era) Becomes wife of Frontenac, 63.
Kirke Sir David 1596-1655? Born In Dieppe Son Of A Scottish
merchant. Went to England, and, with his two brothers, given co...
Bib : Works: Jean Talon Intendant De La Nouvelle France Discours
et Conferences. For biog., see Morgan, Can. Men; Canadian Who's...
Gibson John Morrison 1842- Educated At The University Of Toronto
studied law and called to the bar of Ontario, 1867. Elected to ...
(Count Frontenac era) Seizes government of New York, 266.
Prevost Augustin 1725?-1786 Father Of Sir George Prevost Entered
the army; served under Wolfe at Quebec, 1759; became lieutenant...
Fort Ontario Oswego Sir Frederick Haldimand Era Haldimand In Command Of 29
(Samuel de Champlain era) Jesuit provincial, accepts proposals ...
Canadian Contingents In The Boer War 1899-1902 Consisted Of The
Royal Canadian Infantry, Canadian Mounted Rifles, Royal Canadia...
Red River Rebellion
See Riel Rebellion, 1869-1870.
Fort Le Boeuf
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Established communication with Lake Erie...
Westminster Conference 1866
To settle finally the plan on which the
Confederation of the p...
(Sir Georges E. Cartier era) Demands disallowance of New Brunsw...
Vitre Jean Denis De
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Pilot, taken prisoner, guides Durell's
Born in New England. Engaged in the fur trade west of
Hickson Sir Joseph 1830-1897 Born At Otterburn England After
some years' practical experience on various English railways, c...
Bib : Campaign In The Illinois English Conquest Of The Country
North-West of the Ohio.
L'amerique Septentrionale Divisee En Ses Principales Parties Scauoir:
Les Terres Arctiques, Le Canada ou Nouvelle France, Le Mexique ...
Douglas Sir James 1803-1877 Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simpson Era A Man Of Imperial Mind 225
highest qualities as administrator, 225; with Dr. McLoughlin, 225;
marries daughter of William Connolly, 225; chief factor, 1840, 226;
governor of Vancouver Island, 1851, 225; knighted, 225; receives Simpson
at Fort St. James, 238. (Sir James Douglas era) Visits Etoline, Russian governor, 1842,
45-46; in New Caledonia, 59-60; character, 84-91; dearth of documentary
material for his life, 90; born Demerara, Aug. 15, 1803, 91; parentage,
92; educated in Scotland, 92-93; sails for Canada, 1820, and enters
service of North West Company, 93; meets John McLoughlin at Fort
William, 93; McLoughlin persuades him to join Hudson's Bay Company, 94;
accompanies McLoughlin to Columbia department, 94; McLoughlin's
friendship for Douglas, 94; his training under McLoughlin, 96; sent to
New Caledonia, 96; accompanies William Connolly over mountains, 99; with
Connolly at Fort St. James, 100; with John Tod at McLeod Lake, 100; his
activities there, 100-102; marries Amelia Connolly, 103; transferred to
Fort Vancouver, 1830, 103-110; family life there, 103; eldest daughter
marries Dallas, afterwards governor of Hudson's Bay Company at Winnipeg,
103; his work in New Caledonia, 104; his connection with Fort George
massacre, 105-109; receives Sir George Simpson at Fort St. James, 109;
at Fort Vancouver, 110; revises system of accounting at Fort Vancouver,
121; in charge of York Factory express, 1835, 121; in charge of party
that raised British flag above Fort Stikine, 1840, 121-122; builds Fort
Durham, 122; sent to dismantle Fort Durham, 122; moves Fort McLoughlin
to head of Vancouver Island, 122; sent to treat with Mexican governor,
1840, 126-127; succeeds McLoughlin as manager of Puget Sound
Agricultural Company, 132; severs his connection, 1859, on accepting
governorship of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, 132; becomes
chief trader, 1852, 135; chief factor, 1840, 133; founds Victoria, 1843,
146; examines site for fort on Vancouver Island, 176; commands
expedition charged with the building of the fort, 177; selects site,
178; proceeds next to dismantle Forts Taku and McLoughlin, 178; brings
Bolduc, first missionary, to Vancouver Island, 178; completes Fort
Camosun (Victoria), 179; returns to Fort Vancouver, 180; associated with
McLoughlin and Ogden on board of management of western department, 187;
succeeds McLoughlin in charge of western department, 1846, 187; succeeds
Blanshard as governor of Vancouver Island, 205; dual position of
Hudson's Bay Company officer and representative of crown, 207;
establishes representative government, 1856, 208-210; his inaugural
speech, 211-215; reports gold on Queen Charlotte Island, 220; issues
gold-mining licenses, 221; reports gold discoveries on Upper Columbia,
etc., 223; difficulties with the miners, 227; visits the camps, 227-228;
appointed governor of British Columbia, 229; retires from Hudson's Bay
Company, 229-230; full powers of government given him under instructions
of colonial secretary, 1858, 231; Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton's opinion of
him, 234-235; his administration of the government, 236; appoints
provincial officers, 240-241; second visit to the mining camps, 243-245;
proposes Queensborough as name of capital of British Columbia, 247;
settles Hill's Bar affair, 248; builds roads, 249-253; 257; his
resourcefulness, 249-250; plans for a transcontinental road, 253-254;
financial problems, 258-262; charged with extravagance, 261; his
prejudice in favour of Hudson's Bay Company, 263; defends their policy,
264-265; justice to the natives, 267; recommends church endowments,
270-271; conflict with Assembly over site of public buildings, 272-273;
governorship of Vancouver Island ends, 1863,--knighthood,--succeeded by
Arthur Kennedy,--retires from governorship of mainland of British
Columbia, 1864, 289; advocates union of British Columbia and Vancouver
Island, 295; public appreciation of his rule as governor, 304; leaves
British Columbia and sails for Europe, 308-309; his personal side, 309;
death, Aug. 1, 1877, 310; wife dies, 1891, 310; his character and
achievements as man, fur trader, and statesman, 342-354; compared with
McLoughlin, 351-353; personal appearance, 350-351. =Bib.=: Morgan, Cel.
Can.; Dent, Can. Por.; Cyc. Am. Biog.; Bancroft, History of
British Columbia; Begg, History of British Columbia.
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