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Captain John Meares commanded vessels trading between China and the Pacific Coast of North America. They were British ships, but in order to evade the monopoly of the South Sea Company...

Looking West. after sketch by Mrs. Simcoe

Newark and the mouth of Niagara River, from sketch by Mrs. Simcoe

Charles Huot, the painter of the picture here reproduced, was born in Quebec in 1855, worked in Europe from 1874 until 1886, when he returned to Canada. He lived for several years at Sillery, where he died in 1930.

The view of the Harbour is from a sketch by Mrs Simcoe.

In the spring of 1794 Simcoe built a summer residence in the woods on the high ground overlooking the River Don, north of the town of York, just beyond the present St. James Cemetery.

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Mrs. Simcoe's Diary says, There was a party of Ojibway Indians here, who appeared much pleased with the firing. —a salute of 21 guns to celebrate the occasion. One of them took Francis in his arms...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

My first sight of the country, which was to exert such an important influence on my career, was, when after crossing the more cultivated wheat-belt of Manitoba, the wonders of the Prairie flashed upon my eyes in Saskatchewan and Alberta. - C.W. Jefferys

From the painting by J.Weaver, in Province House, Halifax

Joseph Brant's House at Burlington. Drawing based on painting by M. Fisher, King's Head Inn. From The Diary of Mrs. Simcoe. Burlington Beach, from the south-east.

Robert Field, born Gloucester, England, about 1770. Came to America about 1792, and worked in New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Boston until 1808, when he settled in Halifax until his death in 1819.

Albert Gallatin Hoit, or Hoyt (1809-1856), born in New Hampshire, worked for a time in Boston. He visited Saint John, N.B., and later, about 1840, Halifax...

The first Legislative Buildings in York were situated at the lower end of the present Berkeley Street. They were burned by the Americans during the occupancy of York in April, 1813.

Conger Meeting House, 1810, St. Paul's Adolphustown, 1795, Hay Bay Meeting House, 1792

Most of the early Quebec churches existing today were built during the period from about 1770 to 1825.

The corner stone of the Nelson monument was laid in 1809. Near it was the pillory where criminals were exposed with a label on their breasts stating the nature of their offence.

This picture is copied from a lithograph by H. Linch, after a painting by H. D. Thielcke. It shows the official or gala costume worn by Canadian Indian chiefs about 1796.

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