Canadian History Dictionary Rocky Mountain Fur Company
Founded at St. Louis, in 1822, by William
H. Ashley. The field...
Caire M De
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Engineer, constructs defences on river S...
City of Ontario, on the Grand River. Named after Joseph
Clay Henry 1777-1852 American Statesman And Orator Index : General Brock Era
His confident prediction of conquest of Canada, 215. =Bib.=: Wo...
A tribe of the Iroquois family, dwelling chiefly in
Davis Captain Sylvanus
(Count Frontenac era) Captured at Fort Loyal, 252; a prisoner
Milnes Sir Robert Shore 1746-1836 Born In England Entered The
army. In 1795 governor of the island of Martinique; in 1799 app...
Chapais Jean Charles 1812-1885 Born In Riviere Ouelle Quebec
Member of the Executive Council and commissioner of public work...
Haldemans Of Pennsylvania
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Cousins of Sir Frederick Haldiman...
Wilson Sir Daniel 1816-1892 Born In Edinburgh Scotland Educated
at Edinburgh University. In 1845 appointed honorary secretary o...
Bib : Morgan Cel Can Lucas Canadian War Of 1812
(Bishop Laval era) La Barre's expedition encamps at, 184.
North West Company
Organized in 1795, by a number of merchants
chiefly of Montrea...
Biggar James L
(Egerton Ryerson era) Graduate of Victoria College, 144.
Commanded Spanish expedition to Nootka, 1790.
Carried on exten...
(Count Frontenac era) First given in Canada, 59. See also Amuse...
Index : Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks Era Baldwin's Bill And The University Question 190-197 Its
definite foundation, 281; Act amending the charter, 292; histor...
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Brought to the bar, 152; editor of...
Cochrane Thomas 1777-1804 Born In Nova Scotia A Member Of The
English bar. Chief-justice of the Supreme Court of Prince Edwar...
(Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simpson era) Chief factor of Hudson's Ba...
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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