Item IHM.2020.0035 - Dominion Land Grant to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company

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Dominion Land Grant to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company

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  • April 3, 1905 (Contribution)
    Edward VII
    Ottawa (Ont.)

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1 certificate ; 58 x 46 cm

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Folded rectangle of paper on the outside is the basics of the deal and the the inside folds out into a large certificate. The certificate is legal confirmation of of deal in which the British government gave the Canadian Pacific Railway land in Manitoba to build its railway on. The certificate is dated 1905 but it says the deal actually took place back in 1899.

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The Dominion Land Grant is to the CPR for Sections 31, 33 and 35 of Township 23, Range 19, West of 1 in Manitoba. There is no apparent local connection to Indian Head.

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