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Canadian Rebellion Collection

Canadian Rebellion Collection

Collection Number: 
55
Collection Length: 
0.50ft
Period: 
1837 to 1965
Finding Aid: 

The Canadian Rebellion of 1837 was a movement in Lower Canada toward establishing a French Republic on the St. Lawrence River that was led by Louis Joseph Papineau. During the same year William Lyon MacKenzie led a similar armed revolt in Upper Canada which failed, he then fled to the United States and established headquarters on Navy Island on the Canadian side of the Niagara river and tried to continue the rebellion with the aid of sympathizers from the United States. This collection consists of several original letters relating to the Battle of the Windmill plus photocopies of other letters, clippings, a list of Americans captured and a photo of Windmill Point, Prescott, Ontario. Also included is a article "Mackenzies 1837 Rebellion" as well as the newspaper: Albion or British, Colonial, and Foreign Weekly Gazette, dated 1835-1844 that contains relevant articles about the rebellion.