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THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO., Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by.

Author Name    Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by.

Title   THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO.

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Publisher   Toronto Champlain Society for Government of Canada/University of Toronto Press 1966

Seller ID   28128

381 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. B&w illustrations (1 colour), fold-out map. "The period covered by this book is one of the most important in the history of Toronto. It begins in February, 1815, when news of the end of the War of 1812 reached York, and ends on March 6, 1834, when Toronto became the first incorporated city in Ontario. During this time it had changed from a small, undistinguished village, whose main reason for being was that it was the capital of Upper Canada, to a booming city. Immigration increased the population fourteen-fold, and gave to Toronto the strongly British attitudes it was to maintain for more than a century. Individuals acting alone could no longer accomplish what was needed by the burgeoning community, and the citizens of York combined to provide a more or less efficient system for coping with their problems. Towards the end of the period political animus and the outbreak of cholera complicated its smooth functioning, but nevertheless the prototypes of many of Toronto's present institutions were established at this time." Two faint 1" surface paper scratches/scuffs at top corner of pages xlii & xliii. Dust jacket has very rubbing, very light edge wear at top/bottom of flap-folds.

Toronto,  Ontario,  York,  Local  History,  William  Allan,  British  Army,  James  Baby,  Robert  Baldwin,  William  Warren  Baldwin,  Bank  Upper  Canada,  D'arcy  Boulton,  Canadian  Freeman,  Capital  Cities,  Carfrae,  Cholera,  Epidemics,  Sir  John  Colborne,  Colonial  Advocate,  Court  Houses,  Crime,  Defences,  Disease,  Don  River,  Duggan,  Elections,  Government,  Francis  Gore,  Hamilton,  Harris,  Hospitals,  York  General  Hospital,  Humber  River,  Immigrants,  Immigration,  Incorporation,  Industries,  Samuel  Peters  Jarvis,  William  Botsford  Jarvis,  Jesse  Ketchum,  King's  College,  Kingston,  Lawyers,  MacAulay,  Bishop  Alexander  MacDonell,  William  Lyon  Mackenzie,  Magistrates,  Sir  Peregrine  Maitland,  Methodists,  Militia,  Thomas  David  Morrison,  Murray,  Parliament  Buildings,  Paterson,  Powell,  Prices,  Ridout,  Sir  John  Beverley  Robinson,  John  Rolph,  Roman  Catholics,  Ryerson,  St  James'  Church,  Schools,  Robert  Stanton,  John  Strachan,  Theatre,  Trade,  Imports,  Upper  Canada  Gazette,  Wesleyan  Methodist  Church,  Christopher  Widmer,  John  Walpole  Willis. 

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