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BOOK - Torbolton Township, Its Earliest History
By Doris Grierson Hope
Originally published by Historical Society of Torbolton Township, Ottawa, 1998
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2011

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Doris Hope has written a scholarly, fascinating account of the earliest days of Torbolton township -- with original research, which highlights the educational, economic, religious and social foundations in the early 19th century. Her copious footnotes testify to her persistent research ina multitude of sources.

Contents include:
  • Introduction

  • Settlement to 1830
    • Torbolton's First Settlers
    • The First Six Years - 1824 -1830
  • Life in the Township 1831 - 1842
    • New Settlers
    • Political and Military Organization
    • Transportation by Steamboat and Road
    • Economics - Lumber and Agriculture
    • Society: School and Church
  • Economic Boom and Social Unrest - 1842-1850
    • Political and Military Situation
    • Water and Land Transportation
    • The Lumber Boom and Farm Development
    • Societal Apprehensions and Social Unrest
    • From Privately Funded to State Funded Schools
    • A Panoply of religious Denominations
  • A Multitude of Voices at Mid-Century
    • Lumber, Masonry and Agriculture
    • Societal Voices
    • Municipal and Provincial Voices
    • Free Schools
    • The Presbyterian Controversy Joined
    • The "Gabie Revival"
  • A North American Society with Old Roots
    • Death of the "Age of Gentility"
    • Major Events in the new Society
    • Universal Elementary Education
    • The Panoply of Religious Denominations
  • Home Grown Tales and Biographies
  • Appendices Abbreviations and Bibliography
  • References
  • Index
178 Pages
8.5 X 11"
Softcover - Perfectbound
Maps - Illustrations
Originally published by Historical Society of Torbolton Township, Ottawa, 1998
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2011
ISBN 978-1-926797-50-2 [2011 Edition]

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