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DAVIE, THEODORE – Volume XII (1891-1900)

b. 22 March 1852 in Brixton (London), England

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 – Upper Canada

This excerpt from the biography of Sir Gordon DRUMMOND hints at the turmoil faced by Upper Canada’s administrators:

“Drummond was still in Ireland when the War of 1812 broke out. In August 1813 he left for North America after being appointed president of the government and commander of the troops in Upper Canada, the principal seat of the war…. When Drummond reached his headquarters at Kingston on 3 December, he found the province in considerable disarray.”

To find out how Drummond and the colony fared, click on the link below.

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