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Burgess, A.M.

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Visited the Bell Farm in June or July, 1884.

Alexander Mackinnon Burgess (1850-1898) was born in Scotland, and emigrated to Canada in 1871, where he worked as a journalist for the Toronto Globe and the Ottawa Times.

Burgess joined the federal civil service in 1876, and became Deputy Minister of the Interior on July 1, 1883. He travelled throughout the West in the summer of 1884. Part of his journey included discussions relating to squatters at the Bell Farm and other locations.

Burgess was demoted to Commissioner of Dominion Lands after the Liberal government of Sir Wilfrid Laurier was elected in 1896. He died iof a stroke two years later.

SOURCES

Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for the Fiscal Year pgs 13-16

http://books.google.ca/books?id=7QpOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA7&lpg=PA7&dq=%22Scarth%22++%22Bell+farm%22&source=bl&ots=XVEMAM3a-B&sig=skIkhyOD31wjLmCco-SBvxbDHkM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=hMDnUM_FFYSk8gS4_oGwCA&ved=0CEYQ6AEwBw#v=snippet&q=Bell%20farm&f=false

Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for the Fiscal Year pgs 13-16

Biography: http://books.google.ca/books?id=7QpOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA7&lpg=PA7&dq=%22Scarth%22++%22Bell+farm%22&source=bl&ots=XVEMAM3a-B&sig=skIkhyOD31wjLmCco-SBvxbDHkM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=hMDnUM_FFYSk8gS4_oGwCA&ved=0CEYQ6AEwBw#v=snippet&q=Bell%20farm&f=false


RESEARCH BY:

Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Sask. and Frank Korvemaker, Regina, Sask.