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The following sections provide suggested resources on topics presented in this exhibit. Each link will re-direct you to an external website. Depending on your browser settings, each site will be opened in a new tab or window. Further, these websites may only be unilingual and may not be accessible to a screen reader.


Canadian Heritage of Quebec [2017]

Library and Archives Canada [2017]

Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent [2017]

Société d’histoire et généalogie de Rivière-du-Loup [2017]

Notman Archives, McCord Museum [2017]

Books and articles:

Baillie, Ray and Diana. Imprints III: Discovering the Historic Face of English Quebec, Price-Patterson Ltd. 2004

Black, Peter “Sir John A.’s Lost Weekend”  – The Beaver, October/November 2007

Browness, Ian & Coristine, Cynthia. The Life of James Coristine, July 2009

Browness, Ian & Coristine, Cynthia. The Bate Brothers of Ottawa, Booklet 3: Sir Henry Newell Bate & Family. Historical Society of Ottawa, October 2014

Guillet, Edwin. “You’ll Never Die, John A.!” Macmillan of Canada, 1967

Gwyn, Richard. Nation Maker Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times, Volume II: 1867-1891, Toronto: Vintage Canada Editions, 2011

Gwyn, Sandra. The Private Capital: Ambition and Love in the Age of Macdonald and Laurier. Toronto: Harper and Collins, 1984

Hannay, James. The Life and Times of Sir S.L. Tilley, St. John, New Brunswick 1897

Johnson, J.K.. ed. Affectionately Yours: the letters of Sir John A. MacDonald and his family, Macmillan, Toronto Ontario 1969

Jutras, Leyone. Hand-written 14-page letter to Karen Molson from Leyone Jutras of 355 Fraser Street, St. Patrick, May 25, 1996

Lanken, Dane. “Summers Down the St. Lawrence” Canadian Geographic, April/May 1987

Macdonald, Lady Agnes. On A Canadian Salmon River, 1887

Macdonald, Agnes. Diary, 1867-75; 1883. LAC. Macdonald Papers, MG26A, Vol. 559A

Martin, Ged. John A. MacDonald, Canada’s First Prime Minister, Dundurn Press, Toronto 2013

Paradis, Lise. L’Eglise St. Bartholomew au fil des années. 2011

Phenix, Patricia. Private Demons: the Tragic Personal Life of Sir John A. Macdonald, McClelland and Stewart, Toronto. 2006

Pope, Joseph, Memoirs of the Right Honorable Sir John Alexander Macdonald, First Prime Minister of the Dominion of Canada, Edward Arnold, London, 1894

Pope, Maurice, ed. Public Servant: The Memoirs of Sir Joseph Pope, Oxford University Press, Toronto, ON 1960

Reynolds, Louise. Agnes: The Biography of Lady Macdonald. Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1990

Swainson, Donald. Sir John A. MacdonaldL The Man and the Politician. Quarry Press, Kingston, ON 1989

Diary of Irene Joseph Wolff, reproduced in “Irene Wolff and St. Patrick” an essay prepared by Helen Meredith, 2009 


Chouinard family history: [2017]

Coristine and Bate family history: [2017] – William Collis Meredith: [2017]

Dictionary of Canadian – Thomas McGreevy: [2017]

Dictionary of Canadian – Louis St. Laurent: [2017]

United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada – “When life’s work is done – the passing of Sir John A. Macdonald” article by Graham Evan MacDonell:

Vivre le Patrimoine – Les Rochers Residence – Article by Mardjane Amin: