The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Vol. 3
Title: The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Vol. 3
Author: C. W. Jefferys
Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson, 1950. 243 p. Illus.
- Dr C. W. Jefferys was one of Canada's foremost historical artists and his three-volume Picture Gallery of Canadian History is probably his best-known achievement. His hundreds of carefully researched pictures of artefacts, people, places and episodes from Canadian history provide a "treasure house of information about this country's past" (Toronto Star).
The Rideau Canal was begun in 1826 upon the advice of the Duke of Wellington. The construction of the anal was assigned to Colonel John By and the Royal Engineers. The Parliament Buildings now occupy the height at the right.