|LC Classifications||F1063.S47 G7 1963|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvii, 388 p.|
|Number of Pages||388|
|LC Control Number||65005053|
Lord Selkirk of Red River. [East Lansing, Mich.] Michigan State University Press, [©] (OCoLC) Online version: Gray, John Morgan, Lord Selkirk of Red River. [East Lansing, Mich.] Michigan State University Press, [©] (OCoLC) Named Person: Thomas Douglas Selkirk, Earl of; Thomas Douglas Selkirk. Selkirk remained in Canada seeking government aid for the defence of Red River, but had no success. However, in an order arrived from Britain for a reduction in military regiments in Canada. Selkirk was able to negotiate with some of the disbanded soldiers to accompany him to Red River and receive grants of land in the. The three enterprises Lord Selkirk undertook were a settlement on Prince Edward Island; another settlement in lands granted to him in the Red River area of central Canada west of Lake Superior; and in connection with this inland settlement, a fur-trading business to rival the Hudson Bay Company.5/5(3). In the case of the Red River Settlement Lord Selkirk purchased the land from the Hudson’s Bay Company, who at that time held all of Rupert’s Land under their Charter of , granted by Charles II. This then was the condition of the Highlands when Lord Selkirk began his great work of colonization.
Thomas Douglas, the Fifth Earl of Selkirk (), was a complex man of his times, whose passions left an indelible mark on Canadian history. A product of the Scottish Enlightenment and witness to the French Revolution, he dedicated his fortune and energy to the vision of a new colony at the centre of North America. His final legacy, the Red River Settlement, led to the eventual end of the. The Association serves as a link to bind together the descendants of the hardy men and women who first settled on the banks of the Red River in the early s, and to perpetuate the memory and preserve the spirit, traditions, and history of those first agricultural settlers. Her third book, The Silver Chief: Lord Selkirk and the Scottish Pioneers of Belfast, Baldoon and Red River (Natural Heritage, ), examines the three Selkirk settlements in Canada. According to the distinguished genealogist and author Ryan Taylor “the three titles now stand as a significant contribution to Canadian immigrant literature.”Author: Lucille H. Campey. A Life, by J.M. Bumsted (Author). Thomas Douglas, the Fifth Earl of Selkirk (–), was a complex man of his times, whose passions left an indelible mark on Canadian history. The product of three decades of research, this is the definitive biography of Lord Selkirk. Bumsted’s passionate prose and thoughtful analysis illuminate not only the man, but also the political and economic.
THE RED RIVER SETTLEMENT OF "Was it Selkirk's Folly?" by George Siamandas. LORD SELKIRK. On April 8, , the man for whom a School Division, a school, a ship, and a town were named, passed away. His name was Thomas Douglas but we know him better as Lord Selkirk. The Silver Chief: Lord Selkirk and the Scottish Pioneers of Belfast, Baldoon and Red River by Lucille H. Campey and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Thomas Douglas, 5th earl of Selkirk, (born J , St. Mary’s Isle, Kirkcudbright, Scot.—died April 8, , Pau, France), Scottish philanthropist who in founded the Red River Settlement (q.v.; Assiniboia) in Canada, which grew to become part of the city of Winnipeg, Man.. Selkirk succeeded to the Scottish earldom on the death of his father in , all of his elder brothers. The Seventh Son. Leave a reply. The shores would have been thick with trees but that deep red soil a balm to farmers’ hearts. Continuing to read from the book ‘Lord Selkirk of Red River’, details of the settling of the land are fascinating to read and pulls you right into the times. ‘ He started surveyors at work, arranged for the.