Hardcover, 8vo., green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, good condition but some foxing on page edges, prev owners bookplate & name fep., pencil underlining by prev owner, couple pen notations, 246pp. Durham was the High Commissioner and Governor-General of British North America (Canada) who was instructed to find the best method of the governance of Lower & Upper Canada. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : The Report of The Earl of Durham on Canada
Éditeur : London, Methuen & Co., 1930. 4th Edition.
Description du livre South Australian Facsimile Edition No. 30 Public Library of South Austalia, Adelaide, 1962. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Later edition. 5 x 8 inches. vi, -95pp. Original green cloth boards with gold type on spine. Scuffing marks to front board. Overall very good condition. South Australian Facsimile Edition No. 30. Photocopies from the original book published in 1839. All pages are copied on 4pp sheets and folded in book so each page is untrimmed as a two page section, complete, no missing pages. Full title: Canada and South Australia. A Commentary on that Part of The Earl of Durham's Report which relates to the Disposal of Waste Lands and Emigration. In three papers, Delivered at the South Australian Rooms, No. 5 Adam Street, Strand. N° de réf. du libraire 727
Description du livre H.M.S.O., Great Britain. Colonial Office, [London], 1838. No binding. État : Very Good. 1st. A HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT AND SCARCE DOCUMENT. The Earl of Durham Reports from Canada on the Rebellion in Lower Canada, 1838. Dated Downing-street, 20th January 1838. (Presented by Her Majesty's Command) Ordered by the House of Commons, to be printed, 23, January 1838 Paper No. 325. 2 August 1838. Folio, 10 pp+ 2pp., sewn as issued, deckled edge paper, slightly dusty at edges, wide margins, three light horizontal mailing folds otherwise very good condition. Return to an Address of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the 30 July 1838. Volume 325; Volume 1838 of Parliamentary papers for copies of all appointments made by the Earl of Durham to the Special Council of Lower Canada, and copies of all ordinances passed in such Special Council, together with the dates of the same respectively, of any proclamation issued by the Earl of Durham on the 28th of June last, and of all minutes of the proceedings of the Special Council of Lower Canada on the 28th of June last Ordered to be printed 2nd August 1838. Colonial Office. Lower Canada. Scarce: Only 4 copies located in three locations; TPL (2 copies), Library of Parliament and McGill. The Earl of Durham reports from Canada on the Rebellion and makes particular reference to the sentences to be imposed on the ringleaders of the Rebellion, including the exile of some to Bermuda ("M. Papineau and his associates, who fled from justice, are prevented from re-entering the Province.). Numerous alleged traitors are identified in the text. It is this dispatch to Lord Glenelg of the very first actions taken by Lord Durham that caused major political (and legal) controversy and triggered the the loss of support from Lord Melbourne (Prime Minister who appointed him) and other original supporters including Queen Victoria. Durham's resignation and departure just 5 months later was the result. Durham was appointed on 15 Jan. 1838 and departed for the Canadas on 24 April, 1838 He arrived in Canada on May 28, 1838 and left for England on November 1, 1838. N° de réf. du libraire 734