Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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


Thomas Cary


Cary, Thomas (1751-1823), journalist, was born near Bristol, England, in 1751. After a period of service with the East India Company, he came to Canada, and in 1797 became secretary of Robert Prescott, the governor of Canada. In 1805 he founded the Quebec Mercury (1805-1903), as the organ of the official or Tory party in Lower Canada ; and this paper remained in the possession of his family for three generations. In 1789 his name appeared on an early Canadian imprint, Abram's Plains, a poem ( Quebec ). He died at Quebec in 1823.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 9.


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