Place Published: [Ottawa]
Publisher: Canadian Government
Date Published: 1883
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Official appointment document for the Militia Military in Canada.
39cm x 29.5cm (15.25 x 10 inches) Soiled paper with a few edge tears not affecting any text.
This document was appointing Duncan McLean as an Assistant Surgeon in the Active Militia from June 18, 1882 however the document is dated August 23, 1883.
It is signed and witnessed by Governor General Marquess of Lorne as well as W. Powell, Colonel, Adjutant General of Militia.
Condition good only.
Likely adding medical staff to the Canadian Military given the Riel Rebellion.
John George Edward Henry Campbell, Marquess of LORNE and 9th Duke of ARGYLL [1845-1914] At age 33, the Lord Lorne was Canada's youngest Governor General. He and Princess Louise made many lasting contributions to Canadian society especially in the arts and sciences. They encouraged the establishment of the Royal Society of Canada, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the National Gallery of Canada, even selecting some of its first paintings.
SIGNED by W. (Walker) Powell Colonel, Adjutant General of Militia. In January 1874, Lieutenant-Colonel Walker Powell, the Adjutant-General of Militia, recommended the establishment of a military college where officers "could secure a superior military and scientific education." The Canadian government supported the idea, and plans were made to establish a military college at Kingston, Ontario. On 1 June 1876, the Royal Military College at Kingston admitted its first 18 cadets.
Good. Item #3583