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The Canada Land Company CoverThe Canada Land Company: The Early Years – An Experiment in Colonization 1823-1943

by Clarence Karr

During the decade following the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 a group of British merchants, bankers and politicians combined to form what would become Upper Canada’s most famous land company.

Before them went a vision; a vision of the success of similar experiments in New York State and the dream of tapping the trade from a rapidly expanding mid-western United States on its way to the east and overseas.

This is the story of that vision and an explanation of why it was not as successful as expected during the first twenty years in the operations of the Canada Land Company (1826-1953).

This book is based upon the author’s M.A. thesis submitted to the University of Western Ontario in 1966.

FORMAT: Digital Download (PDF – scanned from original)

PUBLISHER: The Ontario Historical Society

YEAR: 1974

ISBN: n/a

PAGES: 140 (Note: Any blank pages have been deliberately omitted.)

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I The Vision Begins

II The Galt Era: An Attempt at Reality

III Jones and Allan: An Interlude of Control from London, 1829-1839

IV The Vision Comes Into Focus, 1839-1843

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Clarence Karr, a native of Petrolia, Ontario, received a B.A. in Honours History and an M.A. in History from the University of Western Ontario, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has taught at Hamilton Central Secondary School, at the University of New South Wales and at Simon Fraser University and is presently a member of the Department of History of Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec.