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A gentleman of substance : the life and legacy of John Redpath, 1796-1869

Author: Richard Feltoe
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : Dundurn, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Gentleman of Substance covers the remarkable life of John Redpath. Born to humble circumstances in Scotland in 1796, he emigrated to Canada in 1816 to become a stonemason in Montreal. By 1818 he had his own building and contracting firm and was working on the Lachine Canal as well as much construction and restoration work on buildings in Montreal. His work on the Rideau Canal, as contracted by Colonel John By,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: John Redpath; John Redpath; John Redpath
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Feltoe
OCLC Number: 244771120
Notes: Originally published: Toronto, Ont. : Natural Heritage/Natural History, ©2004.
Description: 1 online resource (44 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Aknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 From the Old World to the New; Chapter 2 A New Life in a New Land; Chapter 3 Working in the Wilderness; Chapter 4 A Tragic Loss and a New Beginning; Chapter 5 Defending Against Rebellion and a New Home; Chapter 6 We Stand on Guard; Chapter 7 Interlude; Chapter 8 Changing Fortunes; Chapter 9 Realist, Reformer, Reactionary or Revolutionary?; Chapter 10 A New Direction; Chapter 11 A Gentleman of Substance; Chapter 12 But What Happened to ...?; Epilogue; Appendix A: The John Redpath Family.
Responsibility: Richard Feltoe.
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A Gentleman of Substance covers the remarkable life of John Redpath. Born to humble circumstances in Scotland in 1796, he emigrated to Canada in 1816 to become a stonemason in Montreal. By 1818 he had his own building and contracting firm and was working on the Lachine Canal as well as much construction and restoration work on buildings in Montreal. His work on the Rideau Canal, as contracted by Colonel John By, established his business reputation, while his leadership within the Presbyterian Church stabilized his position in the community. His involvement in the political and military life of.

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