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6 April 1847


[Monklands, Quebec]

Place of creation

Québec (Province)

pages 352-423
Inventory no.: 4842

Scope and content

Letter written between the 6 and the 25 April. Lord Elgin conveys his feelings and thoughts on their relationship, separation and future meeting. Lady Elgin's reserved nature. Lady Elgin's route to Canada. The road between Monklands and Montreal is in poor condition and frequently out of order and infested by robbers. Lord Elgin's views on the negotiations with the French Canadians with respect to joining the administration. Appointment of Major Thomas Edmund Campbell as Civil Secretary. Gift of a Newfoundland dog used by Lord Elgin for protection on the road. Modes of transportation. Household staff and difficulties. Meeting of Parliament. Management of household disbursments and purchases. Governor General's income and expected expenses. Petitioning persons of influence for purchase of a commission in the Guards. Lord Elgin asks Lady Elgin to bring certain personal items with her. Lithographs. Arrangements for Elma Bruce coming to Canada.

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