Thomas Mackay

... humanities and social sciences, in French and in English. Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Title: Thomas Mackay : the laird of Rideau Hall and the founding of Ottawa / by Alastair Sweeny.

Author: Alastair Sweeny

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 9780776636818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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The Laird of Rideau Hall explores the life and times of Thomas Mackay, the chief founder of Bytown/Ottawa. Born and raised in Perth, Scotland, Mackay and his family emigrated to Montreal in 1817. Partnering with fellow mason John Redpath, he built the locks of the first Lachine Canal, did military construction work at Fort Lennox and St. Helen’s Island, and supplied stone for Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica. Engaged by Colonel By of the Royal Engineers to build the Ottawa and Hartwell Locks of the Rideau Canal, Mackay used his profits to found the village of New Edinburgh and build a mill complex at Rideau Falls, as well as the residence his daughter named Rideau Hall. With his hefty canal profits—paid in Spanish silver pieces of eight—Mackay was a major financier of the Ottawa and Prescott Railway, and chief promoter of Ottawa as the capital of Canada. He served as Colonel of the Russell and Carleton militias, was MLA for Russell for seven years, and a member of the Legislative Council of Canada for fifteen. After Mackay’s death in 1855, his son-in-law and estate manager Thomas Keefer sold Rideau Hall to the government to serve as a residence for Canada’s Governor General. Keefer also developed a tract of land owned by the estate into the village of Rockcliffe Park, today home to over 70 diplomatic residences. Published in English.

Football s Braveheart

Mackay said, 'They were grand men and intelligent coaches, who taught me far more than I appreciated at the time, ... He was also fortunate that Davie McLean and his then assistant Tommy Walker, who was to take over following the sudden ...

Author: Mike Donovan

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781785319648

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 602

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Football's Braveheart is the riveting life story of Dave Mackay, the fearless, skilled, heroic and barrel-chested left-half who was an icon for Spurs, Hearts, Derby and Scotland. Off the field, Dave was a humble, fair-minded, sociable man. On it, he was an out-and-out winner, a warrior and inspiration with consummate ball skills and intelligence. The heartbeat of Spurs' double-winning side of 1961, he came back after two broken legs to add to a glittering trophy collection started at Hearts. After his playing career, Mackay distinguished himself as a title-winning manager with Derby County. A legends' legend, he was lauded by George Best as the hardest and bravest opponent he ever faced. Fabled managers Bill Nicholson (Spurs) and Brian Clough (Derby) hailed him as their best signing, and other admirers included Jimmy Greaves, Denis Law and Sir Alex Ferguson. Author Mike Donovan has gained exclusive, first-hand insights from those who knew Mackay best to bring you the definitive story of a man who made an indelible mark on football.

Unsound Empire

Testimony of Thomas Mackay, The Queen vs. Louis Riel: Accused and Convicted of the Crime of High Treason: Report of Trial at Regina, Appeal to the Court of Queen's Bench, Manitoba, Appeal to the Privy Council, England, Petition for ...

Author: Catherine L. Evans

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300242744

Category: Insanity (Law)

Page: 304

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A study of the internal tensions of British imperial rule told through murder and insanity trials Unsound Empire is a history of criminal responsibility in the nineteenth-century British Empire told through detailed accounts of homicide cases across three continents. If a defendant in a murder trial was going to hang, he or she had to deserve it. Establishing the mental element of guilt--criminal responsibility--transformed state violence into law. And yet, to the consternation of officials in Britain and beyond, experts in new scientific fields posited that insanity was widespread and growing, and evolutionary theories suggested that wide swaths of humanity lacked the self-control and understanding that common law demanded. Could it be fair to punish mentally ill or allegedly "uncivilized" people? Could British civilization survive if killers avoided the noose?

Blowing up the Skirt of History

Broadfoot makes the point that MacKay Presbyterian Church supported an “evangelical congregation. ... As a point of interest, it was named after Thomas McKay who with John Redpath, was contracted to build the Rideau Canal and Redpath, ...

Author: Kym Bird

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780228004257

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 422

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From history and politics to fantasy and farce, the first flourish of women's theatre in Canada questioned the discourses that formed and informed ideas of gender, sex, and sexuality. This book revives ten theatrical comedies that staged the promise of social change.

The Scientific Intellectual

Thomas Finlayson Henderson, “Sir Richard Arkwright,” The Dictionary of National Biography (London, rept. 1937–1938), Vol. I, pp. 553–56. 51. Richard William Leopold, Robert Dale ... Thomas MacKay (New York, 1905), 59. Ibid., p. 249.

Author: Lewis S. Feuer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000680096

Category: Science

Page: 497

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The birth of modern science was linked to the rise in Western Europe of a new sensibility, that of the scientific intellectual. Such a person was no more technician, looking at science as just a job to be done, but one for whom the scientific stand-point is a philosophy in the fullest sense. In The Scientific Intellectual, Lewis S. Feuer traces the evolution of this new human type, seeking to define what ethic inspired him and the underlying emotions that created him.Under the influence of Max Weber, the rise of the scientific spirit has been viewed by sociologists as an offspring of the Protestant revolution, with its asceticism and sense of guilt acting as causative agents in the rise of capitalism and the growth of the scientific movement. Feuer takes strong issue with this view, pointing out how it is at odds with what we know of the psychological conditions of modern societies making for human curiosity and its expression in the observation of and experiment with nature.Feuer shows that wherever a scientific movement has begun, it has been based on emotions that issue in what might be called a hedonist-libertarian ethic. The scientific intellectual was a person for whom science was a 'new philosophy,' a third force rising above religious and political hatreds, seeking in the world of nature liberated vision, a intending to use and enjoy its knowledge. In his new introduction to this brilliantly readable volume, Professor Feuer reviews the book's critical reception and expands the scope of the original edition to include fascinating discussions of Francis Bacon, Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, Thomas Hardy, and others. The Scientific Intellectual will be of interest to scientists and intellectual historians.

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Dickens s Great Expectations

Thomas Mackay, ed. New York: Dutton, 1905. H. G. Wells. Tono-Bungay. New York: Signet, 1961. Thomas Carlyle. Past and Present. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. Vol. 10 in the Centenary Edition of The Works of Thomas Carlyle.

Author: Jerome Meckier

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813185286

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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Dickens scholar Jerome Meckier's acclaimed Hidden Rivalries in Victorian Fiction examined fierce literary competition between leading novelists who tried to establish their credentials as realists by rewriting Dickens's novels. Here, Meckier argues that in Great Expectations, Dickens not only updated David Copperfield but also rewrote novels by Lever, Thackeray, Collins, Shelley, and Charlotte and Emily Brontë. He periodically revised his competitors' themes, characters, and incidents to discredit their novels as unrealistic fairy tales imbued with Cinderella motifs. Dickens darkened his fairy tale perspective by replacing Cinderella with the story of Misnar's collapsible pavilion from The Tales of the Genii (a popular, pseudo-oriental collection). The Misnar analogue supplied a corrective for the era's Cinderella complex, a warning to both Haves and Have-nots, and a basis for Dickens's tragicomic view of the world.

British Family Life 1780 1914 Volume 3

Thomas is dressed and sitting in a lower room. Several dirty and poverty-stricken children are about the house which is sublet. ... in bed having pawned all their clothing. [...] 21 November, Kate Mackay, aet. 8 & Thomas Mackay, aet ...

Author: Claudia Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000560879

Category: History

Page: 2064

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The five volumes of this collection focus on various aspects of family life. Drawing on rare printed sources and archival material, this collection will provide a balanced, contextualized picture of family life, during a period of intense social change. It will appeal to scholars of social history, gender studies and the long nineteenth century.

Electromagnetic Surface Waves

A Modern Perspective John Polo, Tom Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia. is postulated. Now, substitution of Eq. (3.211) in Eq. (3.209) leads to the relation |z|"" =[y]". o , 6 e [1, Ns|, (3.212) where [1] is the 2021, + 1) × 2021, + 1) identity ...

Author: John Polo

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780123971852

Category: Science

Page: 314

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For decades, the surface-plasmon-polariton wave guided by the interface of simple isotropic materials dominated the scene. However, in recent times research on electromagnetic surface waves guided by planar interfaces has expanded into new and exciting areas. In the 1990's research focused on advancing knowledge of the newly discovered Dyakonov wave. More recently, much of the surface wave research is motivated by the proliferation of nanotechnology and the growing number of materials available with novel properties. This book leads the reader from the relatively simple surface-plasmon-polariton wave with isotropic materials to the latest research on various types of electromagnetic surface waves guided by the interfaces of complex materials enabled by recent developments in nanotechnology. This includes: Dyakonov waves guided by interfaces formed with columnar thin films, Dyakonov-Tamm waves guided by interfaces formed with sculptured thin films, and multiple modes of surface-plasmon-polariton waves guided by the interface of a metal and a periodically varying dielectric material. Gathers research from the past 5 years in a single comprehensive view of electromagnetic surface waves. Written by the foremost experts and researchers in the field. Layered presentation explains topics with an introductory overview level up to a highly technical level.

Fortune s Many Houses

With Henry Drummond in tow, she left the others sleeping and managed to do “a good deal of exploring before going to bed.” The house had been built in 1838 near a settlement called Bytown by Thomas MacKay, a Scottish stonemason, ...

Author: Simon Welfare

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781982128623

Category: History

Page: 352

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A unique and fascinating look at Victorian society through the remarkable lives of an enlightened and philanthropic aristocratic couple, the Marquess and Marchioness of Aberdeen, who tried to change the world for the better but paid a heavy price. This is a true tale of love and loss, fortune and misfortune. In the late 19th century, John and Ishbel Gordon, the Marquess and Marchioness of Aberdeen, were the couple who seemed to have it all: a fortune that ran into the tens of millions, a magnificent stately home in Scotland surrounded by one of Europe’s largest estates, a townhouse in London’s most fashionable square, cattle ranches in Texas and British Columbia, and the governorships of Ireland and Canada where they lived like royalty. Together they won praise for their work as social reformers and pioneers of women’s rights, and enjoyed friendships with many of the most prominent figures of the age, from Britain’s Prime Ministers to Oliver Wendell-Holmes and P.T. Barnum and Queen Victoria herself. Yet by the time they died in the 1930s, this gilded couple’s luck had long since run out: they had faced family tragedies, scandal through their unwitting involvement in one of the “crimes of the century” and, most catastrophically of all, they had lost both their fortune and their lands. This fascinating family quest for the reason for their dramatic downfall is also a moving and colorful exploration of society in Victorian Britain and North America and an inspirational feast for history lovers.