Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837 and now, on Jan. 22, 1901, she was dead. Generations of Montrealers, like others among her subjects around the world, had known no other monarch. 607 more words
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The new year was barely underway, but already an old debate had resumed — a debate whose echo can sometimes be heard today.
On the first Monday of 1847, a letter signed A Student appeared in The Gazette to set readers straight on the significance of the name Montreal. 595 more words
Picture this: you’ve just finished your manuscript. Oh joyous day! Whether a full length novel or short story or picture book manuscript, you lean back in your chair and a proud glow of having actually finished beams around your entire being. 788 more words
It was the last weekend of 1826. William Hunter and his wife, Mary, called on their neighbours the Gordons, perhaps to get a head start that evening on seeing in the new year. 605 more words