Place Published: Toronto
Date Published: 1858
Binding: No binding
8x 10 inch holograph letter from R.T. Pennefather in Governor's office in Toronto, to Francis Howard regarding a request for information on a person sent to Sir Edmund Walker Head. Pennefather was clearly not amused and replied Mr. Howard should clarify where the named person lives help could noit be provided and to check himself in the "Canada Directory" published by Lovell, Montreal.
Richard Theodore Pennefather was from 1848 to 1854 the private secretary of Sir Edmund Walker Head, lieutenant governor of New Brunswick, then came with him, still as private secretary, to the Province of Canada, when Head was made its governor general in 1854. In February 1856, Pennefather became the governor general’s civil secretary and superintendent-general of Indian affairs in the Province of Canada. Pennefather’s greatest contribution to Canada was his chairmanship of a three-man commission which conducted an inquiry from 1856 to 1858 into the Indian Department’s operations.