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Place of creation
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of ill registers, 1849-1892, 1.5 m; and miscellaneous records, n.d., 1849-1900, and photocopies, 1888.
Textual records The finding aid provides a description of the bill registers, noting format, contents and presumptions about their composition. MSS0082 90 (Paper)
Biography / Administrative history
Gustavus William Wicksteed, a native of Liverpool, immigrated to Lower Canada in 1821. He served as Assistant Law Clerk to the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada, 1828-1838, and to the Special Council, 1838-1841. He then served as Law Clerk to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, 1841-1867, and to the House of Commons of Canada, 1867-1887. Besides writing on legal matters, he served on the commissions for the revision and consolidation of the statutes, 1856 and 1861.
Gustave Wicksteed's son, Richard John Wicksteed (fl. 1870-1903) also worked in the office of the Law Clerk to the House of Commons, until dismissed in 1894. He then pursued a career as a journalist and lecturer.
1. Canada. Parliament. Legislative Assembly, 1849-1892 F.B. Hayes (Finn Barr), 1891-1900.
2. Medicine - Canada, 1891-1900 Sir John A. Macdonald (John Alexander), 1888.
3. Canada. Parliament. House of Commons.
4. Canada. Parlement. Chambre des communes .
5. Trinity House.
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