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Surveyor-General Holland

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Title:Surveyor-General Holland
Scadding, Henry, Rev   
(3 of 4 for author by title)
Toronto of Old: Collections and Recollections Illustrative of the Early Settlement and Social Life of the Capital of Ontario
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Published:   1896
Publisher:Rev. Henry Scadding
Tags:Canada, history, non-fiction

Annotated edition of a 1792 letter from Samuel Holland (1728-1801), first Surveyor-General of British North America, to John Graves Simcoe, first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. [Suggest a different description.]


Author Bio for Scadding, Henry, Rev

Henry Scadding (1813-1901) was a Canadian historian and clergyman. He was born in England and came to Upper Canada as a child in 1818. He was ordained in 1837 and he worked as a priest at St. James church in Toronto. Other than his religious affiliation, Scadding's main interest was in history and especially that of his home town, Toronto. He is known for such books as Toronto of Old and A History of the Old French Fort at Toronto. While Scadding's books were what some might call the "Good Parts Version" of history, avoiding tales of scandal and intrigue, he is notable for providing a glimpse of life in early Toronto. (Dictionary of Canadian Biography)

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