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Quebec (Province)

  • Corporate body

Bill 63, which was designed to guarantee the language rights of the English minority in Quebec, sparked a tide of nationalist agitation. The collection consists of newspapers, press and other statements.

Reynolds, George Alfred

  • Person

The content of these notebooks was created by George Alfred Reynolds (Rennie) Gibbons of Sturgeon River, N.W.T., Robin Gibbons, and Frank Carson.

Fédération des travailleurs du Québec.

  • Corporate body

The Fédération des travailleurs du Québec (Quebec Federation of Labour) is one of the provincial affiliates of the Canadian Labour Congress. The collection consists of printed materials including convention working papers and addresses and press releases.

Locke, John,

  • Person
  • 1632-1704.

Front d'action politique

  • Corporate body

Le front d'action politique is a municipal political party in Montreal, formed as a loose federation of workers' and citizens' committees in 1970.

Arnet, George

  • MS001
  • Person
  • [16--]-1750

George Arnet was appointed as the vicar of The Cathedral Church of All Saints, Northgate, Wakefield , West Yorkshire on 12 May 1729. He resigned from that post in October 1750 and died in December that year. Arnet became a deacon in 1702, first serving at Dorrington, and then as vicar at Holbeach from 1711 to 1729. He left Lincolnshire for Wakefield and while serving at All Saints was also the rector at Wheldrake parish and the domestic chaplain of the Lord Archbishop of York.

Lang, Andrew

  • MS040
  • Person
  • 1844-1912

Andrew Lang, classicist, translator, folk-lorist, journalist, poet, historian, and critic was born on 31 March 1844 in Selkirk, Scotland. He was educated at the University of St. Andrews, Glasgow University, and Balliol College, Oxford. He obtained a first-class degree in Classics and was elected a Fellow of Merton College in 1868. In 1875 he moved to London to begin his career in journalism. Shortly thereafter he was elected to the first governing council of the new Folklore Society. His published works are numerous and in many genres. He died on 22 July 1912 in Banchory, Scotland.

Nisbet, Richard

  • MS045
  • Person
  • [17--]

Little is known about Richard Nisbet. His coat of arms (Argent three boars heads erased sable within a bordure sable) and his crest (a boar salient regardant) taken together with his motto "Vis Fortibus Arma", suggests that he may be of the Nisbets of Greenholm, a branch of the Nisbets of that ilk dwelling in Ayr. He refers to himself as a 'philomath' — a lover of learning or a student of mathematics.

A contemporary Richard Nisbet — an erstwhile planter of Nevis who subsequently relocated to Philadelphia — published at least two works defending the institution of slavery (especially as practised in the West Indies) before being consigned to a Philadelphia hospital for reasons of insanity. It is possible that this is the same Nisbet, but there is no conclusive evidence to suggest it.

H.M.S. Amethyst (Frigate)

  • MS055
  • Corporate body
  • 1845-

H.M.S. Amethyst belonged to the Sixth rating in the Royal Navy, that is the lowest rating. It carried 28-24 guns, and was known as a donkey or jackass frigate. It was classed as a Spartan, along with five other ships, and carried 240 men. The guns were located on the upper deck, the quarter deck, and the forecastle. The keel was laid in April 1843 and the ship was launched on 1 October 1845. Beginning in 1864 it was lent out for commercial purposes. In 1869 it was sold to the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company.

Grenfell, Sidney (1806-1884)

  • MS055
  • Person
  • 1806-1884

Sidney Grenfell served in the British Royal Navy from 1822-78. Born in 1806 to John Grenfell of Chelsea and entered the navy in 1822. He was the Captain of the HMS Amethyst from 8 July 1856 to 22 December 1860 (until paying off at Chatham). As part of his command of the Amethyst, he participated in the second Anglo-Chinese War or Opium War.

Meredith, William George

  • MS066
  • Person
  • 1804-1831

William George Meredith, author, was the son of the architect George Meredith (1762-1831) and nephew of W.G. Meredith (1756/7-1831). He earned a bachelor's degree from Oxford in 1824 and his master's in 1829. Meredith was in Cairo, possibly preparing for his next book, when he died on 19 July 1831.

Meredith wrote Memorials of Charles John, King of Sweden and Norway (1829) and may also have been the author of A tour to the Rhine: With antiquarian and other notices (1825). He was intending to write The History of International intercourse. From the Earliest Accredited Periods to the Congress of Vienna before he died.

Brand, John

  • MS069
  • Person
  • 1744-1806

John Brand, antiquary, topographer, and clergyman, was born on 19 August 1744 at Washington, in the county of Durham and educated at Lincoln College, Oxford. On 6 October 1744 he was given the perpetual curacy of Cramlington, a chapel of ease to St. Nicholas at Newcastle. On 29 May 1777 he was elected a fellow in the Society of Antiquaries, later becoming resident secretary. He was appointed to the rectory of the united parishes of St. Mary-at-Hill and St. Mary Hubbard in 1784. He is the author of several works including Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain (1777). He died on 11 September 1806 in his rectory.

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