Report on the Affairs of British North America from the Earl of Durham. Folio. 1st edition, [bound with] the 5 Appendices A to E inclusive [Lord Durham Report]
Place Published: London
Publisher: Official British Government Report [HMSO]
Date Published: 1839
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
A LANDMARK AND IMPORTANT BOOK IN CANADIAN HISTORY.
First folio UK complete edition. 8-1/4 x 13-1/4 inches. House of Commons, London, 1839. [11 Feb. 1839]. Inside pages uncut (deckled edges) and bound in new half tan calf, dark brown morocco label, raised bands new end papers and marbled boards with age-toned paper with very light spotting, otherwise in very good condition.
Lord Durham was sent to Canada in 1838 as Governor General to inquire into the Rebellion of 1837. His report recommended the union of Upper and Lower Canada and the granting of responsible government (except in foreign affairs, trade regulation, constitutional change, and land grants).
Original first published, British Parliamentary Paper 1839.
Complete report: [bound with] the 5 Appendices A to E inclusive. Map with numerous tables.
Main Report: iv, -119pp., p. folio. Ordered to be Printed February 11, 1839. [London, 1839]
[bound with]; title page to Appendix A, 62pp., p. folio. Ordered to be Printed February 11, 1839. [London, 1839]
[bound with]; title page to Appendix B, 4, 218pp. folio. Ordered to be Printed March 5, 1839 [London, 1839] In series, including the folding 2 tables]
[bound with]; title page to Appendix C, 2, 60pp. p. folio. Ordered to be Printed 27 March, 1839.
[bound with]; title page to Appendices D & E, 2, iv, 214pp. folio. Ordered. to be Printed 12 June, 1839. [London, 1839] (2 folding tables p.79-82, and a map on page 126). Together, a total of 5 parts.
Appendix A. is a special report on clergy reserves, crown lands and emigration, hospitals, prisons, etc.
Appendix B. is a special report on waste lands (unsettled portions of the provinces). Royal Institution 1801-1836 162-172pp.
Appendix C. contains special reports on municipal institutions. Tableau des Ecoles Catholiques du Dioc se de Quebec 173-182pp.
Appendix D. & E. contains special reports on education and the estates of the Seminary of St. Sulpice, [etc]. Report of the Commissioner of Inquiry into the Appendix A. Jesuits' Estates; Tables 25-94pp. Jesuits' Estate; Report of Mr. Dunkin, Secretary of the Commission 95-161pp (with map). Content of Appendix E. Copy of a Letter from the Earl Durham to the Marquis of Normandy p183. Report from the Chief Secretary, on the Commutation of the Feudal Tenures in the Island of Montreal, and other Seigniories in the Possession of the Seigniory of St. Sulpice of Montreal p184-192. Ordinance of the Governor-General and Special Council of Lower Canada, for Incorporating the Seminary of St. Sulpice of Montreal p193-197. Report from Mr. Turton, on the Establishment of a Registry of Real Property in Lower Canada p198-214.
FIRST, AND ONLY COMPLETE EDITION of Lord Durham's monumental report on the affairs of British North America after the Rebellion of 1837-38. Often referred to by the more common name, The Durham Report. This famous report, a key document in the study of and understanding the forming of responsible government in Canadian history was a result of Lord Durham's official visit to the provinces in 1838 as Governor General to inquire into the Rebellion of 1837.
The report covers most of the problems of the colony, with special emphasis on English-French relations in Lower Canada. Durham proposed to remedy Canada's troubles by uniting the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada and granting them greater control of internal affairs. The bulk of the report was written by Durham's chief secretary, Charles Butler with the assistance of Gibbon Wakefield and under Lord Durham's direction.
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