Date Published: 1866
Binding: No binding
$31 Toronto cheque written and signed by Thomas Galt on front with line through it and made out to Graeme Mercer Adam and endorsed by Adam.
Thomas Galt was a lawyer, judge. and eldest son of John Galt and younger brother of A.T. Galt, father of Confederation. He came to Canada at 18 years old in 1833 from Scotland to work for the Canada Company; ; remained in their office about six years, at the end of which time he became a student at law with the late Hon. Chief Justice Draper; was called to the Bar U. C. Easter Term, 1845. He was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1868. Thomas Galt became in 1869 judge of the court of common pleas in Ontario, and in 1887 chief justice of the court, being knighted in 1888, and retiring in 1894.
Graeme Mercer Adam was a Canadian author, editor, and publisher. Adam was born in Scotland where he developed a deep interest in publishing. He moved to Toronto to run a bookstore. He shortly teamed with a partner to form Rollo & Adam, which ventured into publishing. Their first significant publication was entitled British American Magazine. It was edited by Henry Youle Hind a geologist and writer about the Canadian northwest. The publication, although short-lived, was the first of a long series of important Canadian periodicals published by Adam. In 1866 Adam commanded a company of the Queen’s Own Rifles in the engagement at Ridgeway during the Fenian raids.
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