Canadian History Dictionary Talleyrand-perigord Charles Maurice Prince De 1754-1838 French
statesman. =Index=: (General Brock era) Foreign secretary under...
Clermont Chevalier De
(Count Frontenac era) Killed in skirmish on Beauport flats, 294...
(Louis Joseph Papineau era) Called to the Council, 72; expelled...
A tribe of the Iroquois confederacy. Their villages
stood in t...
Petitot Emile Fortune Stanislas Joseph
Roman Catholic missionary in
the North-West, particularly in t...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Assisted in forming Company of New Fr...
Barker T B
(Tilley era) Founder of business firm of St. John, 8.
(Samuel de Champlain era) Pilot, accompanies Champlain in his e...
See Constitutional Act.
(Tilley era) Member of Executive Council, New Brunswick,
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) French frigate, loads stores at Sorel, 2...
Bourdon Jean 1602-1668 Born In Normandy Came To Canada 1634
Engaged for some years as a civil engineer and land surveyor; s...
(Sir James Douglas era) Built by Meares at Nootka--first ship l...
(Bishop Laval era) Devotion to, encouraged by Laval, 86; commen...
Belmont Francois Vachon De
Came to Canada from France in 1680, and
joined the Seminary of...
Levis Gaston-francois Chevalier De 1720-1787 Entered French Army
in 1735; named second in command to Montcalm, 1756; sailed for ...
Effiat Duc D'
(Samuel de Champlain era) Second in list of Hundred Associates ...
St Lawrence Rapids
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Amherst loses a large number of m...
(General Brock era) Americans successful in skirmish at, 238-24...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Ancient Indian warrior, 38, 41, 42.
Elgin James Bruce Eighth Earl Of 1811-1863 Lord Elgin Era His Qualities As A
statesman, 3-4; his success in Canada, 4; his lineage, 5-6; his personal
character, 6-8; education, 6; his contemporaries at college, 7; enters
Parliament, 8; accepts governorship of Jamaica, 9; death of his first
wife, 9; his successful administration in Jamaica, 10-12; returns to
England, 1846, 13; accepts governor-generalship of Canada, 13; his
second marriage, 14; influence of Durham, 15; contrasted with Durham,
15; his arrival in Montreal, 1847, 16, 26, 40, 41; views on the
political situation, 41-43; obtains from Imperial government
reimbursement of plague expenses, 48; his tour through Upper Canada, 49;
on agricultural associations, 50; dissolves Parliament, 50; calls upon
La Fontaine and Baldwin to form administration, 52; comments on
character of new government, 52-53; his letters to Lord Grey, 54-56;
views on the French question, 55-56; his antipathy to Papineau, 56; on
economic conditions, 57-58; on annexation sentiment, 58; on
inter-imperial trade, 58-59; his course in connection with Rebellion
Losses Bill, 71-78; attacked by mob, 74; Imperial government approves
his action in signing bill, 78; second visit to Upper Canada, 79; raised
to peerage, 80; condemns Annexation Manifesto, 81; on causes of
commercial depression, 82; urges reciprocity with United States, 82,
101, 107; vindication of his policy on Rebellion Losses Bill, 83-84;
views on education, 88-89; his admiration for Baldwin, 104; on
parliamentary representation, 118-119; on an elective Upper House,
120-121; visits England in 1853, 123; tribute from United States
minister in London, 123-124; visits Washington and negotiates
Reciprocity Treaty, 124; resents John Sandfield Macdonald's rebuke, 129;
on the appeal to the country in 1854, 132, 133; opens fifth Parliament,
135; advises repeal of Imperial Act of 1840, 164-165, 167; on the
attitude of the Church of England in Canada, 169; his efforts to kill
annexation sentiment, 189-190, 194, 195; his efforts to secure
reciprocity, 196; visits United States and negotiates treaty, 197; signs
treaty June 8, 1854, 198, 201; succeeded as governor-general by Sir
Edmund Head, Dec. 19, 1854, 203; parting address from Legislature, 203;
his reply, 204-205; his last speech in Quebec, 205-208; returns to
England, 209; views on colonial self-defence, 209-212; accepts mission
to China, 212; his part in suppressing Indian Mutiny, 213; negotiates
treaty of Tientsin, 214; official visit to Japan, 214; negotiates treaty
of Yeddo, 214; returns to England, 215; British apathy as to colonies,
215; becomes postmaster-general in Palmerston government, 215; Lord
Rector of Glasgow University, 215; his second mission to China, 215;
governor-general of India, 216; his tour in Northern India, 218; holds
Durbar at Agra, 218; suppresses Nahabu outbreak, 218; illness and death,
Nov. 20, 1863, 218-219; his views on Imperial honours, 222; his
principles of self-government, 227; on British connection, 229, 231; on
the status of a constitutional governor, 231-232; beneficial results of
his policy, 233, 235; on colonial self-government, 239-240; on the
American political system, 257-258. (George Brown Era) On causes of depression in
Canada, 32; his far-sighted statesmanship,--views on imperial unity, 33;
introduces self-government in Canada, 33; and the Rebellion Losses Bill,
34-38. (Sir John A Macdonald era) Succeeds Cathcart as governor-general, 26; upholds
responsible government, 32-33; gives assent to Rebellion Losses Bill,
36-38; mobbed in Montreal, 38; sober second judgment of the people
justifies his action in approving the bill, 41; his action approved by
British government, 42; effects Reciprocity Treaty with United States,
45, 98, 216. (Tilley era) Brings about Reciprocity Treaty, 29. (Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era) Mentioned,
75; attitude to responsible government, 138; chosen by Liberal
government as governor-general, 272; his character, 272; his grasp of
the colonial situation, and attitude towards responsible government,
273; first to apply successfully the principle, 273; liberally
interprets his instructions, 274; marries Durham's daughter, 274; a
thorough believer in Durham's doctrines, 274; his statesmanlike grasp of
the true attitude of the governor, 274-275; enters Montreal, January,
1847, 275; Hincks on, 275-276; Draper on, 277; dissolves Parliament,
Dec. 6, 1847, 278; his solution of the Canadian question, 282-283; calls
Parliament at Montreal, Feb. 25, 1848, 283; sends for La Fontaine to
form ministry, 284; his high opinion of second La Fontaine-Baldwin
ministry, 285; interview with Baldwin and La Fontaine, 285-286; brings
session to a close, 286; on commercial depression in Canada, 301;
consents to Rebellion Losses Bill, 321; mobbed in Montreal, 305, 322,
324; his attitude towards the bill, 332-334; loyal reception to in
Toronto, 338. (Egerton Ryerson era) Concedes full measure of responsible government, 126.
(Sir Georges E. Cartier era) On education in Quebec, 5; urges Cartier to enter Cabinet, 22; and
the Rebellion Losses Bill, 32; his letter to Lord Grey on the state of
the country in 1849, 44; most enlightened and most popular governor
before Confederation, 98; aids cause of responsible government, 98. (Joseph Howe era)
Attends public dinner to Joseph Howe at Toronto 1851, 138; represents
British North America at Boston railway celebration, 1851, 250. (William Lyon Mackenzie era)
Assents to Amnesty Act, 480. =Bib.=: Morgan, Cel. Can.; Dent, Can.
Por. and Last Forty Years; Dict. Nat. Biog.; Walrond, Letters of
Lord Elgin; Wrong, The Earl of Elgin; Le Moine, Le Comte d'Elgin
(R. S. C., 1894).
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