Journalist and Judge: Adam Thom's British North American Career, 1833-1854

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Author/collaborator
Title
Journalist and Judge: Adam Thom's British North American Career, 1833-1854
Abstract
The Scottish-born lawyer Adam Thom (1802-1890) immigrated to Montreal in 1832 where he became editor of The Settler newspaper, until it ceased publication in 1833. In 1835, Thom became editor of the Montreal Herald. In both of these newspapers, Thom pushed for an assimilationist policy towards French Canadians, and attacked their anti-commercial and pro-democratic tendencies. In 1838, Thom was appointed by Lord Durham as an assistant commissioner of the municipal commission, and helped Durham write his Report into the causes of the Rebellions of 1837 and 1838. In 1839, Thom was appointed to the judicial post of Recorder of Rupert's Land by the Hudson's Bay Company.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
Queen's University
Place
Kingston, ON
Date
1972
Language
en
Citation
Bindon, Kathryn M. “Journalist and Judge: Adam Thom’s British North American Career, 1833-1854.” Master’s Thesis, Queen’s University, 1972.
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