James McGill of Montreal

James McGill of Montreal

eBook - 1995
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Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1995.
ISBN: 9780773565340
0773565345
0773512969
9780773512962
0773512977
9780773512979
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 186 pages) : illustrations, maps

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May 27, 2010

A very educational biography of James McGill.

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May 27, 2010

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May 27, 2010

James McGill is well known as the founder of McGill University, but the rest of his accomplishments remain little known. This new biopgraphy reveals the fascinating life story of a man who, as a fur trader, merchant, public servant, and colonel of the militia, played a significant role in Canada's development.

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May 27, 2010

"Educated at Glasgow University, McGill never lost his love of learning, and his bequest of land ad an endowment to found a college bearing his name was a gesture fully consistent with his generous character and strong commitment to the city he made his own."

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