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William Dickson Collection

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Part Of
William Dickson Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1798 - 1857
Collection
Archival Collection
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.
  1 document
Part Of
William Dickson Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds Number
MC1
Material Details
Documents
Date Range
1798 - 1857
History / Biographical
The Honourable William Dickson was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1769 and emigrated to Canada in 1784. In 1794 he married Charlotte Adlam who became the mother of their three sons: William, Robert and Walter. Mr. Dickson received a special licence from the government of Upper Canada to practise law and he did so in Niagara Falls in 1803. In 1806, because of a misunderstanding, Mr. Dickson challenged another lawyer, Mr. Weekes, to a duel. Mr Dickson accused Mr. Weekes of abus­ ing the memory of the late Governor Simcoe. The duel was fought with Mr. Dickson emerging the victor. During the War of 1812, Mr. Dickson spent his time as a soldier in Albany, as a prisoner. He had been captured when the Americans took Niagara but was able to return to Canada in 1814. In 1815 Mr. Dickson was elected to the legislative council of Upper Canada. In 1816, Mr. Dickson purchased the entire block of land comprising the Township of Dumfries from the Honourable Thomas Clark for the sum of twenty-four thousand pounds, or a little over one dollar per acre.
He lived for nine years in Galt, or what was at that time Shade's Mills, and then went back to Niagara, leaving the handling of his land to his son, William Junior, and to Absalom Shade, a building contractor from Buffalo, whom he had induced to come to Dumfries. Mr. Dickson made several trips back to Scotland to induce his countrymen to emigrate to Canada and settle on the lands he had bought. The Dickson family sold all of the township, except one or two farms, and retained an active interest in the community. Although Mr. Dickson did not reside long in the community, his family continued to settle their lands with the kind of emigrants they believed would make good Canadian citizens.
A few words about Mr. Dickson's family may be interesting. Mr. Dickson had three sons: Robert (1796-1846), William (1799-1877) and Walter Hamilton (1806-1884). Robert and Walter were barristers and lived at Niagara. They were both in the Militia and probably both served as cavalry officers during the Rebellion of 1837« Walter repre­ sented Niagara in the Assembly from 1841-1&51. He was appointed a Legislative Councilor in 1855 and after Confederation, he sat in the Dominion Senate. Robert also was a Councilor. He died at Leghorn, Italy, in 1846. William lived at Kirkmichael, Galt, where he died in 1877. Walter lived at Niagara and married Augusta Maria Geale.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.
Storage Location
GSR Archives
Name Access
Dickson, Hon. William
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Finding Aid
Finding aid, April 4, 2010.
Copyright Status
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Archival Collection
Documents

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County of Waterloo Gazetteer and Directory

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1864
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
  1 document
Parallel Title
Sutherland's County of Waterloo Gazetteer and Directory, 1864
Description Level
Item
Creator
Sutherland, James
Material Details
Books
Physical Description
207 p.
Date Range
1864
Publisher
Mitchell & Co.
Place of Publication
Toronto, Ont.
Storage Location
GSR Reading Room
Subject Access
Directories
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
32 MB
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
Documents

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Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Waterloo

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1867
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Material Details
Books
Physical Description
167 p.
Date Range
1867
Publisher
Irwin & Burnham Publishers
Place of Publication
Toronto, Ont.
Storage Location
GSR Reading Room
Subject Access
Directories
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
26 MB
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
Documents

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County of Waterloo Gazetteer and Directory

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1877-1878
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
  1 document
Other Title Info
Armstrong & Co's County of Waterloo Gazetteer and Directory for 1878
Description Level
Item
Material Details
Books
Physical Description
201 p.
Date Range
1877-1878
Publisher
Armstrong & Co.
Place of Publication
Toronto, Ont.
Storage Location
GSR Reading Room
Subject Access
Directories
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
31 MB
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
Documents

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County of Waterloo Gazetteer and Directory

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1884-1885
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
  1 document
Parallel Title
Waterloo County Gazetteer and Directory
Description Level
Item
Material Details
Books
Physical Description
272 p.
Date Range
1884-1885
Publisher
Evans, William H.
Place of Publication
n.p.
Storage Location
GSR Reading Room
Subject Access
Directories
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
48 MB
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
Documents

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Union Publishing Farmers and Business Directory: Counties of Brant, Halton, Norfolk, Waterloo and Wellington

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1885-1886
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
  1 document
Parallel Title
Brant, Halton, Norfolk, Waterloo & Wellington Directory
Description Level
Item
Material Details
Books
Physical Description
550 p.
Date Range
1885-1886
Publisher
Union Publishing Co.
Place of Publication
Ingersoll, Ont.
Storage Location
GSR Reading Room
Subject Access
Directories
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Brant County, Ontario
Norfolk County
Wellington, Ontario
Notes
89 MB
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
Documents

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Union Publishing Co's Farmers' and Business Directory For the Counties of Waterloo and Wellington

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1887
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
360 p.
Date Range
1887
Publisher
Union Publishing Co.
Place of Publication
Ingersoll, Ont.
Storage Location
GSR Reading Room
Subject Access
Directories
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Notes
86 MB
Copyright Status
Copyrighted
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
Documents

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Union Publishing Co's Farmers and Business Directory for the Counties of Perth, Waterloo & Wellington

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1888-1889
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Material Details
Books
Physical Description
v.
Date Range
1888-1889
Publisher
Union Publishing Co.
Place of Publication
Ingersoll, Ont.
Storage Location
GSR Reading Room
Subject Access
Directories
Geographic Access
Wellington County
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
67 MB
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
Documents

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Union Publishing Co's Farmers' and Business Directory of Halton, Peel, Waterloo and Wellington

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1891
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
420 p.
Date Range
1891
Publisher
Union Publishing Co.
Place of Publication
Ingersoll, Ont.
Storage Location
GSR Reading Room
Subject Access
Directories
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Notes
65 MB
Copyright Status
Copyrighted
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
Documents

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Union Publishing Co's Berlin and Waterloo Directory

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1893
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
154 p.
Date Range
1893
Publisher
Union Publishing Co.
Place of Publication
Ingersoll, Ont.
Storage Location
GSR Reading Room
Subject Access
Directories
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Notes
34 MB
Copyright Status
Copyrighted
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
Documents

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