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Simcoe House

Simcoe House


A differently cropped print of the photograph is reproduced in M.O.Hammond, Canadian Footprints, 1926, p. 158. Lieutenant Governor Simcoe stayed here when it was the Commandant's house and met here for the first time with his Executive Council, 8 July 1792. The house has been moved to upper Canada Village.
Inscribed in pen and dark greenish grey ink, vso u.r.: (1923) / Kingston, Ont. / House in Queen St. / where first Legislative / Assembly of Upper / Canada organized / by Executive Council, / July {"l6" stroked out] 1792

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Gelatin-silver print attributed to Melvin Ormond Hammond (Canadian, 1876-1934)


122 x 169 mm.


Toronto Reference Library


Baldwin Collection

Call Number / Accession Number

X 64-180