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A desk in the office of Sir John A. Macdonald in the East Block of Parliament, 2007

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Aboriginal Issues
Confederation
Lady Macdonald
Life and Times
Politics and Policies
Portraits
Speeches
Traces
Railways
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Aboriginal Issues

Aboriginal Documentary Heritage
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Indian Affairs Annual Reports, 1864-1990
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Letter from Edgar Dewdney, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, North-West Territories, to the Rt. Hon. John A. Macdonald, Prime Minister and Superintendent General of the Department of Indian Affairs, 26 April 1884
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Louis Riel
ARCHIVED - Canadian Confederation
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Louis Riel, The Red River Rebellion and the North West Campaign
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The North West Rebellion
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Potlatch
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Preservation of the Peace
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The Red River Rebellion
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Confederation

British North America Act (Constitution Act, 1867)
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Canada's Constitutional Evolution
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Constitutional Achievements
First Among Equals: Leading Canada
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Fathers of Confederation
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First Orders: Department Heads
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First Orders: Lieutenant-Governors
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First Orders: Treasury Board
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The Great Coalition
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Towards Confederation
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Lady Macdonald

Behind Every Successful Man…
First Among Equals: Private Life
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-2311-e.html

Bernard, Susan Agnes (Macdonald, Baroness Macdonald)
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
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Susan Agnes (Bernard), Lady Macdonald, 1868
A Real Companion and Friend-The Diary of William Lyon Mackenzie King
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/king/
023011-1010.01-e.html

The Wives Speak
First Among Equals: Private Life
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-2313-e.html


Life and Times

Biography
First Among Equals: The Right Honourable Sir John Alexander Macdonald
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-3031-e.html

Dear Prime Minister
First Among Equals: Leading Canada
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-2235-e.html

A Handful of Warriors
First Among Equals: The Path to Power
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-2114-e.html

Imperial Connections
First Among Equals: Leading Canada
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-2229-e.html

Lawyer-Politicians
First Among Equals: The Path to Power
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-2111-e.html

Macdonald, Sir John Alexander
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
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6248&&PHPSESSID=ti6hi8a9dlh2iso0l82vm5ccd5

Sir John A. Macdonald
ARCHIVED - Canadian Confederation
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023001-4000.46-e.html

The Passing of a Leader
First Among Equals: Afterwards
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-2413-e.html

Quick Facts, 1815-1891
First Among Equals: The Right Honourable Sir John Alexander Macdonald
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-3030-e.html

Rebels with a cause: future prime minister helps save the day
First Among Equals: The Right Honourable Sir John Alexander Macdonald
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-3032-e.html


Politics and Policies

The Canadian West: An Archival Odyssey through the Records of the Department of the Interior
The Archivist
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/publications/
002/015002-2230-e.html

Immigration Policy
ARCHIVED - Canadian Confederation
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023001-3010.29-e.html

Law, Order and the Irish in Mid Nineteenth-Century Canada
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033001-2003.01-e.html

A National Open-Door Policy (1867-1895)
Moving Here, Staying Here. The Canadian Immigrant Experience
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021017-2200-e.html

National Policy
ARCHIVED - Canadian Confederation
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Orders-in-Council
ArchiviaNet: On-line Research Tool
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Out of Power
First Among Equals: Leading Canada
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
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The Prime Minister
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ARCHIVED - Prime Ministers' Fonds
ArchiviaNet: On-line Research Tool
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020119_e.html

The Real Executive
First Among Equals: Leading Canada
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-2211-e.html

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
ARCHIVED - Canadian Confederation
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A Sometimes Difficult Relationship
First Among Equals: Leading Canada
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Treaties, Territories and Tensions
ARCHIVED - By Executive Decree
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Portraits

Daguerreotype of John A. Macdonald
ARCHIVED - Framing Canada: A Photographic Memory
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026020-2401-e.html

Immortality for $165
First Among Equals: Afterwards
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-2421-e.html

In the Camera's Eye
First Among Equals: Leading Canada
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-2239-e.html

John A. Macdonald, ca. 1842-1843
Critical Acclaim
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John A. Macdonald, 1856
ARCHIVED - Framing Canada: A Photographic Memory
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Political Cartoons
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Prime Ministers
ARCHIVED - The Canadian Postal Archives
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080603_e.html


Speeches

The Dominion campaign!: Sir John Macdonald on the questions at issue before the people: the Premier's great speech before the workingmen of Toronto, May 30, 1881
First Among Equals
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h4-4035-e.html

John A. Macdonald on the Federal System
ARCHIVED - Canadian Confederation
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023001-7148-e.html

Speech before the House of Commons, January 17, 1881
First Among Equals: The Right Honourable Sir John Alexander Macdonald
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-4013-e.html

Speech before the House of Commons, July 6, 1885
First Among Equals: The Right Honourable Sir John Alexander Macdonald
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h4-4090-e.html


Traces

The Culture of the Civil Service
ARCHIVED - By Executive Decree
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023004-3080-e.html

Kitsch and Memorabilia
First Among Equals: Afterwards
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-2422-e.html

Prime Ministerial Keepsakes
First Among Equals: Leading Canada
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-2243-e.html

The Printed Record
First Among Equals: Afterwards
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-2423-e.html

Residences
First Among Equals: Leading Canada
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-2246-e.html


Railways

The Canadian Pacific Railway
ARCHIVED - Canadian Confederation
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023001-3010.12-e.html

Funeral Trains
ARCHIVED - Canada, by Train
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h30-3130-e.html

Sir John Alexander Macdonald (1815-1891)
The Kids' Site of Canadian Trains
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/trains/
kids/021007-3030-e.html

Nation Building
First Among Equals: Leading Canada
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/
h4-2223-e.html

Nation Building-The Transcontinentals
ARCHIVED - Canada, by Train
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h30-3060-e.html

The Pacific Scandal
ARCHIVED - By Executive Decree
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023004-3052-e.html

The Pacific Scandal
ARCHIVED - Canadian Confederation
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation/
023001-3010.40-e.html

Telegram to Prime Minister John A. Macdonald announcing the "last spike," 1885
The Canadian West
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/canadian-west/
052920/05292085_e.html

A Temporary Line
Moving Here, Staying Here. The Canadian Immigrant Experience
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/immigrants/
021017-2230.01-e.html


Links to External Websites

Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada
Parks Canada
www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/on/bellevue/
natcul/natcul3_e.asp

Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada Fact Sheet
Parks Canada: Teacher's Corner
www.pc.gc.ca/apprendre-learn/
prof/itm2-crp-trc/crp-trc5_e.asp?ID=828

Election 1891: A Question of Loyalty
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Feature Articles
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca/
index.cfm?PgNm=ArchivedFeatures

The Life and Times of Sir John A. Macdonald
Parks Canada: Teacher's Corner
www.pc.gc.ca/apprendre-learn/
prof/itm2-crp-trc/crp-trc5_e.asp?id=452

John A. Macdonald: First Prime Minister of Canadian Confederation, 1815-1891-Biography
Canadian Museum of Civilization: Face to Face
www.civilization.ca/hist/biography/
biographi261e.html

John A. Macdonald: First Prime Minister of Canadian Confederation, 1815-1891-Chronology
Canadian Museum of Civilization: Face to Face
www.civilization.ca/hist/biography/
biographi262e.html

Macdonald, Sir John Alexander
The Canadian Encyclopedia
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE

Macdonald, Sir John Alexander
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Youth Encyclopedia
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE

John A. Macdonald
Canada History
www.canadahistory.com/sections/
Politics/pm/johnmacdonald.htm

Sir John A. Macdonald
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Feature Articles
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca/
index.cfm?PgNm=ArchivedFeatures

Sir John A. Macdonald
CBC: The Greatest Canadian-Top Ten Greatest Canadians
www.cbc.ca/greatest/top_ten/
nominee/macdonald-john.html

John A. Macdonald
The Prime Ministers of Canada
www.primeministers.ca/macdonald/
impressions.php?context=d

Sir John A. Macdonald: Architect of Modern Canada
CBC Archives: Prime Ministers' Gallery
http://archives.cbc.ca/politics/prime_ministers/
topics/1456/

Secretary/Bookcase of Sir John A. Macdonald, ca. 1876
Canadian Museum of Civilization: Treasures Gallery
www.civilization.ca/tresors/
treasure/241eng.html

Virtual Museum of Canada:
Keyword search "Sir John A. Macdonald"
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