Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
April 2005

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


Thomas Dalton

Dalton , Thomas (1792-1840), journalist, was born in Birmingham, England ; on April 29, 1792 . He emigrated to Canada about 1812, and settled in Kingston. There he began in 1828 the publication of a weekly newspaper, the Patriot. In 1832 he transferred the Patriot to York (Toronto); and became one of the apologists for the "Family Compact". He died in Toronto on October 26, 1840. He was the author of a pamphlet on banking, Money is power (Toronto, 1835). See R. Card, The Daltons and the Patriot (Can. hist. rev., 1935).

Source : W. Stewart Wallace, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 176.


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