Place Published: London
Publisher: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan
Date Published: 1828
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
BRITISH LEGAL ACTS RELATING TO CANADA COMPANY
Act of parliament from 15th july 1828, Anno Nono Georgi. IV. Regis, small folio, cap li, 4pp -476. Some very minor spotting and offsetting, otherwise Act is clean and in very good condition. Scarce The Canada Company was Incorporated in July 1825 and continued in existence through to the 1950s. It was not until 1836 that provision was made for their sale to the public.
Parliamentary papers of this period can be rare.
The Canada Company assisted emigrants by providing good ships, low fares, implements and tools, and inexpensive land. Scottish novelist, John Galt, was the company's first Canadian superintendent. The government of Upper Canada sold the company 10,000 km of land for 341 000 pounds. Slightly less than half of the land that was purchased comprised what would become the Huron Tract, located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, the remainder, located in other areas of Upper Canada, became Clergy reserves under the control of the Clergy Corporation. Galt selected Guelph, Ontario as the company's headquarters. The company surveyed and subdivided this massive area, built roads, mills, and schools and advertised it to buyers in Europe. The company then assisted in the migration of new settlers, bringing them to the area by means of a boat, which the company also owned, on Lake Ontario. The company's mismanagement and corruption, and its close alliance with the Tory elites, known as the Family Compact was an important contributing factor to the Upper Canada Rebellion in 1837.The company was dissolved on December 18, 1953." Wikipedia.].
Very Good. Item #5529