Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
February 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Charles Macpherson Holt


HOLT, Charles Macpherson, barrister, is the s. of the late Hon. Chas. Gates Holt, Q.C., Judge of the Sessions of the Peace, Quebec, by his wife, Margt. Macpherson. B. in the city of Quebec, Jan. 26, 1862 , he was ed. at Bishop's Coll., Lennoxville ; graduated LL. L. at Laval Univ., 1882; and was called to the bar in the following year. He has since followed the practice of his profession in Montreal, making a specialty of commercial and ins. law. He is the author of "Principles of Railway Law" (1885) ; and during the existence of the Soc. for Historical Studies, contributed various papers to its proceedings. The digest of the Commercial, Mining Laws of the Province of Quebec, which now appears annually in the "Mine, Quarry and Metallurg. Record of North Am.," is prepared by Mr. H. and revised each year by him. He is Liquidator of the Glasgow and London Fire Ins. Co., and Chief Agent of the Life Assn. of Scot. He acts likewise as solicitor for other ins. cos., both fire and life, in Montreal, and has now in press a work upon the Ins. Law of Can., which covers all classes of insurances, and which was originally compiled in part in lecture form and delivered to the students of Laval Univ. in the Law Faculty, Montreal. Politically, like his father before him, a Lib.; in religious faith, he is a Presb. He m. Nov., 1895, Mabel Gertrude, dau. of Senator Cochrane, of Hillhurst, P. Q.-14 St. Matthew , St., Montreal ; St. James's Club.

Source: Henry James MORGAN, The Canadian Men and Women of the Time: A Handbook of Canadian Biography, Toronto, William Briggs, Richmond Street West, 1898, 1118p., p. 474.

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