Dalhousie George Ramsay Ninth Earl Of 1770-1838 A Scottish Peer

Entered the army at an early age and saw service in various parts of the

world. From 1812 to 1814 commanded the 7th division of the British army

in France and Spain. Received the thanks of Parliament for his services

at Waterloo. Raised to the peerage of the United Kingdom as Baron

Ramsay. Appointed lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia in 1816. In 1819

appointed governor-general and commander-in-chief of British North

rica. Served in this capacity for nine years. From 1829 to 1832

commander-in-chief in the East Indies. =Index=: (Louis Joseph Papineau era) Influence did not

extend beyond Quebec, 1; his arrival as governor, 1820, 33; conflict

with Papineau, 34, 61; his harsh policy towards French-Canadians, 39;

his character, 41; founds Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, 41;

erects monument to Wolfe and Montcalm, 41; sides with Council against

Assembly, 42; promises remedy for abuses, 43; interview with Papineau,

58; refuses to confirm election of Papineau as Speaker and dissolves

Parliament, 61; his speech to Assembly, 61-62; recalled, 64, 70. (Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era)

Governor-general, 1820, 19; a "disciplinarian devoid of diplomacy," 19;

leaves Canada, 20. =Bib.=: Kingsford, History of Canada; Rattray, The

Scot in British North America; Dict. Eng. Hist.; Campbell, History

of Nova Scotia.