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George Brown fonds [textual record]. 



Place of creation


1.09 m of textual records some photocopies.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of correspondence, commissions, addresses, draft speeches and articles, poll books, and accounts, 1837-1840, 1.09 m; and a letter from George Brown to Wm. B. Richard, 1844, photocopies, 4 pages.

Textual records
Microfilm reel C-1603
90: Open
Textual records
Microfilm reel C-1601
90: Open
Textual records
Microfilm reel C-1604
90: Open
Textual records
Microfilm reel C-1602
90: Open
Textual records
Microfilm reel C-1605
90: Open
Textual records
90: Open
from 1 to 27
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Textual records The finding aid contains an alphabetical list of authors followed by a subject index which describe volumes 1 to 12. Also included is a table of contents and a conversion shelf list for volumes 1 to 27. MSS0021 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

George Brown, journalist and statesman, was co-founder and editor of the Toronto Globe. He sat in the Legislative Assembly of Canada from 1851 to 1857, and was one of the leaders of the Reform Party in Upper Canada. He was appointed to the Senate in 1873.

Additional information

Originals received in 1957 from George Brown grandson, Mr. G.E. Brown of Tayniult, Argyll, Scotland through Dr. J.M.S. Careless. Copy of letter from George Brown to Wm. B. Richard, Brockville, received in 1980 from Mr. Ernest Ward, Ottawa, Ont.

Availability of other formats note
Volumes 1 to 25 are also available on microfilm, reels C-1601 to C-1605.

Subject heading

1. Politicians - Upper Canada, 1837-1880 Hudson's Bay Company, 1837-1880.
2. Newspapers - Upper Canada, 1844 William B. Richard, 1844.
3. Commissions, 1837-1880.
4. Speeches, addresses, etc., Canadian, 1837-1880.
5. Peter Brown - Diaries, 1837.
6. Reciprocity, 1837-1880.
7. Canada - Economic policy, 1837-1880.
8. Free trade, 1837-1880.
9. Canada - Commercial policy, 1837-1880.
10. Kent County (Upper Canada) - Poll books, 1851.
11. Lambton County (Upper Canada) - Poll books, 1851.
12. Journalists - Canada, 1837-1880.
13. Politics and government. Canada
14. Politique et gouvernement . Canada
15. Brockville (Upper Canada)


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