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Accession Number: 94-1002

Title

1885-1985 Batoche Fish Creek : Capt. Edward T. Brown. -- 12 May 1985. -- 1 item.

Biography / History

Edward Templeton Brown, grandson to Frances and Thomas Stewart, was born at Goodwood, the family farm in Douro Township, Canada West, on December 24, 1852 to Edward Wilson Brown and Elizabeth Lydia Stewart. In 1879 he went to the Northwest Territory to help survey Riding Mountain National Park. After the survey was completed he worked for the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1880 he joined a party, led by Major Boulton, heading for the Shell River area of western Manitoba to settle on land. He joined Boulton's Scouts and during the Battle of Batoche was killed in action on May 12, 1885. The community in Peterborough decided to raise a memorial stone to Edward Brown to commemorate his death in the Riel Uprising.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Professor Stewart Brown before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This item is a pamphlet regarding the Brown Memorial rededication at Centenary Park in Peterborough, Ontario.

Notes

This fonds was donated by Professor Stewart Brown.

Restrictions: N

For related records see: 74-1005, 74-1006, 78-008, 92-1002, 94-006, 94-007 and 94-1001.