File 1992 - Rebellion of 1837 / G. Boyce

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CA ON00156 TR/1992

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Rebellion of 1837 / G. Boyce

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  • 1837-1838 (Creation)

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(b. 1933)

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Gerald Egerton (Gerry) Boyce was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1933. He graduated from McMaster University with a B.A. in History in 1955 and received an M.A. in History from the University of Manitoba in 1960.
Boyce taught for 32 years in secondary schools in the Quinte region. He retired in 1989 to concentrate on research and writing. His many publications include: Historic Hastings (1967), Hutton of Hastings (1972), The St. Andrew's Chronicles (1978), and Belleville: A Popular History (2008). He was a founding member of the Hastings County Historical Society in 1957 and has remained closely associated with the Society and its collections. He was instrumental in establishing the Hastings County Museum and the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County.

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File contains extensive typescript notes transcribed by Gerry Boyce from newspaper, archival and secondary sources concerning recruitment of volunteers, and military action in the Rebellion of 1837. Also present are mimeographs of two essays concerning Hastings County connections and military contributions to the defence of Upper Canada during the Rebellion.

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