Canadian History Dictionary St George Sir Thomas Bligh 1765-1837 Born In England Entered The
army and rose to the rank of major-general, 1819. Came to Canad...
Stuart Rev John
(John Graves Simcoe era) First Church of England clergyman to a...
The largest island on the west coast of North
America. Named a...
Index : Count Frontenac Era Creates West India Company 49 Disapproves Frontenac's
action in summoning "three estates," 67; anti-clerical tendenci...
Index : Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simpson Era Sent West To Explore By Hudson's Bay Company 57 Meets
Alexander Mackenzie, 57; winters at Chipewyan, 57; determines i...
(Sir John A Macdonald era) Rights of American fishermen expire ...
(Sir James Douglas era) Tenacity of belief in its existence, 50...
Canadian Contingents In The Boer War 1899-1902 Consisted Of The
Royal Canadian Infantry, Canadian Mounted Rifles, Royal Canadia...
(Sir James Douglas era) In charge of Fort Camosun (Victoria), 1...
Penny Edward Goff 1820-1881 Born In England In 1844 Came To
Canada, studied law, and in 1850 called to the bar of Lower Can...
Joint High Commission British-american 1898-1899 Met In Quebec
Aug. 23, 1898, and again in Washington, Nov. 10. The meetings c...
Olier De Verneuil Jean Jacques 1608-1687 In 1640 Parish Priest Of
St. Sulpice, Paris, and established the St. Sulpice Seminary in...
Village on the north side of the St. Lawrence, four miles
(Lord Elgin era) Commissioner under Seigniorial Tenure Act, 187...
Abraham Plains Of
See Plains of Abraham.
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Killed in battle of Ste. Foy, 264.
(Sir James Douglas era) Extent of district, 56-57; origin of na...
(John Graves Simcoe era) Skirmish at, 24.
Allan Sir Hugh 1810-1882 Founder Of The Allan Line Of Steamships
Came to Canada from Scotland, 1826, and in 1831 entered the shi...
Index : Bishop Laval Era Mission Established At 11
The name has been popularly applied to the whole territory
bounded by the Atlantic, Hudson Strait, and Hudson Bay, which includes
not only the Labrador coast-strip, but also a portion of the North-West
Territories. Also known at one time as New Britain. The name is properly
applied to the strip of coast from Cape Chidley to Blanc Sablon, forming
a dependency of the colony of Newfoundland. On various theories as to
origin of name, see Ganong, Cartography of Gulf of St. Lawrence (R.
S. C., 1889). The boundaries have long been in dispute between
Newfoundland and Canada, and the territory has several times changed
hands. The Labrador coast was first discovered by the Northmen, in the
tenth century. Cabot sailed along the coast in 1498, and Corte-Real in
1500. The interior remained practically unexplored till traversed by
officers of the Hudson's Bay Company about 1840. There are a few posts
of the Hudson's Bay Company on the coast. The southern portion is
inhabited by a primitive race of fishermen; in the north are several
missions of the Moravian Brethren, first established there in 1764.
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