Date Published: 1854
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Four pages folio, flat size: 20-3/8 x 16-1/2 inches, folded size: 8-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches, folded into quarters (was folded smaller). Indenture for the sale of land Dated 12th June 1854. Between from Alexander Archibald Riddel, Printer first part and Anne Riddel second part to Margaret McGregor, wife of John Morrison, third part...of the sum of One Hundred and Seventy-five pounds...100 ares..lying and being in the Township of Enniskillen in the County of Lampton and the Province of Canada...one hundred acres...the West half of the lot number nine in the Tenth concession of the said Township of Enniskillen... Signed by A.A. and Anne Riddel and by McGregor both with a faded seal next to signatures.
White spotting, long stain marks, paper tear on page 3/4 and some fold holes in light blue paper document. Fair condition.
Alexander Archibald Riddel (1819-1883) Scottish born Canadian printer, doctor, legislator. Founder of the Toronto Medical Society. Riddel came to Canada in 1836 and apprenticed as a printer, soon joining Rosewell's Printing. He was licensed as a doctor in 1857, moved to Mexico from 1859 through 1863 and "passed through many thrilling adventures in the revolutions". Before returning to Toronto, he obtained another degree in medicine from the Mexican Republic. He later became coroner for the county of York. Dr. Riddel served also as Medical Superintendent of the Toronto Smallpox Hospital. He was elected alderman in 1871 representing St. David's ward on the City of Toronto Council. He was a member of the first Toronto School board and is credited with establishing free schools in Toronto. He considered a radical Clear Grit, and in 1856 raised funds with James Lesslie in support of the then destitute William Lyon Mackenzie. He was a follower of the artisan tradition of self improvement, and in November of 1848, proposed a talk for the Toronto Mechanics Institute that was famously rejected, a pro-worker talk subsequently published as "The Rights of Labour."
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