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The Postal History of Glengarry 

The Postal History of Glengarry 
by David G Anderson

A lecture to be presented at the Glengarry, Nor’Westers & Loyalist Museum
Thursday, 9 April 2015, 7:30 PM ($5 members, $10 welcome guests)


Mail was first carried to Lancaster and Cornwall by river vessels and horseback beginning with the settlement of the Loyalists in 1784 and later from the Montreal and Kingston steamships. For the first eight years of settlement, Glengarry in the District of Lunenberg was part of Quebec.

We shall examine the growth of mail transport and delivery up to the appointment of D A Sandfield MacDonald as Postmaster General of Canada in 1874. Under his administration several small offices were opened in the county through the system of petty patronage that existed.

Our lecture will be illustrated with postal covers and entire letters from our own collection, as used in this early period of the postal system.