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EARLY, MAY AGNES – Volume X (1871-1880)

d. 26 March 1880 in New York, N.Y.

Sir John A. Macdonald

From the Red River Settlement to Manitoba (1812–70)

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Sir George-Étienne Cartier


The Fenians

Women in the DCB/DBC

The Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences of 1864

Introductory Essays of the DCB/DBC

The Acadians

For Educators

The War of 1812 

Canada’s Wartime Prime Ministers

The First World War

Civil Administration – Prince Edward Island

This snippet from the biography of Charles Douglass SMITH reveals how far removed Prince Edward Island was from the war:

“After a ‘most tempestuous Passage’ across the Atlantic that took from 9 November to 29 December [1812], Smith wintered in Halifax and spent the spring waiting for the navy to provide him with suitable transportation to the Island…. [his predecessor] predicted that Smith would find ‘a peaceable regular and … a well satisfied People.’”

To learn what Smith accomplished as lieutenant-governor, click on the link below.

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