Canada Company Papers

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Collection of charters, photographs, correspondence, minutes, and legal papers relating to the Canada Company, founded by John Galt.

The Canada Company was a private chartered British land development company, incorporated by Royal Charter on August 19, 1826, under an act of the British Parliament to aid in the colonization of a large part of Upper Canada. It was founded by John Galt who became its first Superintendent. The company was considered successful in their goal of populating the Huron Tract area with European settlers.

Canada Company voucher book 1827-28, charter of incorporation 1926, address to shareholders by T. Smith 1829, letters and extracts of letters of settlers in Upper Canada 1834, Report of the Court of Directors of the Canada Company to the General Court of Proprietors, 1827, 1830-1836, 1847, 1849- 1850, 1856-1857, photographs, coat of arms, Charter, minutes of agreement with Government and Acts, deeds, miscellaneous articles and correspondence. 


1827-1857, 1926

Types of Materials

  • Maps
  • Photographs
  • Published Material
  • Unpublished Material and Manuscripts


13 cm

How to Access This Resource

XR1 MS A005020, XR1 MS A052, XR1 MS A053, XR1 MS A054, XR1 MS A056, XR1 MS A109, XR1 MS A112, XR1 MS A118, XR1 MS A125057-XR1 MS A125058, XR1 MS A379261, XR1 MS A402, XR1 MS A463, XR1 MS A480, XR1 MS A532, XR2 MS A010, XR2 MS A012, XR2 MS A019-XR2 MS A020, XR2MS A043, XR2 MS A096, XR3 MS A019, s0024Bb02-s0024Bb03 (Rare Book)

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