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Accession Number: 92-1000


Henry Ruttan report. -- Photocopied [between 1990 and 1992]. -- 1 folder.

Biography / History

Henry Ruttan was born at Adolphustown, Upper Canada in 1792, son of William Ruttan (United Empire Loyalist). Henry was the representative in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada for Northumberland between 1820-1824 and 1836-1841. In 1837 he was elected as Speaker of the Assembly. He was Sheriff of the District of Newcastle District from 1827 to 1857. He died July 31, 1871 at Cobourg, Ontario. (Taken from: "The Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography." 4th ed. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1978.)

Custodial History

This item was purchased from the National Archives of Canada by the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This item is a photocopy of an 1840 report written by Henry Ruttan, Sheriff of Newcastle District, as a response to the circular letter of Lord Sydenham. Discussed in the letter are the militia, the roads and other internal improvements, the land granting system, the state of education; the (projected) union of the two provinces and responsible government.


Title based on creator and contents of original item.

This item was purchased from the National Archives of Canada.

Original item is located in the National Archives of Canada.

Restrictions: N

Associated material located at the National Archives of Canada.

Several uncritical pages are missing.

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