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L’époque Victorienne November 30, 2005

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Petite-fille de George III, Victoria succède, en 1837, à son oncle Guillaune IV. Elle est alors âgée de dix-huit ans et découvre un héritage des plus difficiles : une monarchie déconsidérée par le souvenir d’un George IV corrompu et d’un Guillaume qui, ” dans sa vie privée, aurait fait un marin d’heureux caractère ” ; une société bouleversée par la révolution industrielle, qui en est alors à sa deuxième phase du chemin de fer et de la métallurgie et qui grossit les villes de foules misérables et provoque l’émergence de ” deux nations “, la bourgeoisie conquérante et le prolétariat, dans un même État : trois ans plus tôt, en réformant la loi des pauvres d’Élisabeth, on a encore accentué l’humiliation des indigents, contraints désormais, en principe, à se laisser embastiller dans des ” asiles de travail “, les workhouses ;
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Castor November 30, 2005

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Fiche technique : Le premier timbre canadien, le « Castor trois pence » fut émis le 23 avril 1851 in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Exploratory Survey Voucher November 30, 2005

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A most unusual and obviously scarce “Exploratory Survey Voucher” issued in the name of the famous railway engineer and inventor of Standard Time, SANDFORD FLEMING.

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Ocean to ocean November 29, 2005

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Sandford Fleming’s expedition through Canada in 1872.
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Scotland in the nineteenth century November 29, 2005

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This bibliography provides swift and informative access to information relating to Scottish affairs in Parliamentary papers.

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Armoiries – John Sandford Fleming MacLean November 29, 2005

Posted by Iglika in Exposition virtuelle Sandford Fleming, Objets.
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In honour of Sir Sandford Fleming, who among many accomplishments, designed Canada’s first postage stamp, the three penny beaver, and advocated the adoption of the beaver as the official “Canadian Animal”– a beaver in some form, perhaps holding a sprig of red whortleberry (the plant badge of the Mackintoshes).

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Plaques commémoratives November 28, 2005

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Birthplace of Standard Time, The

At a meeting of the Canadian Institute in Toronto in 1879, Sandford Fleming first presented his idea for a standardized, worldwide system for reckoning time. His proposal led to the International Prime Meridian Conference in Washington five years later at which the present system of Standard Time was adopted.

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La révolution industrielle au XIXème siècle November 26, 2005

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Britain was perhaps never the “workshop of the world,” but her industrial dominance was such in the middle of the nineteenth century that the phrase is legitimate. She produced perhaps two thirds of the world’s coal, perhaps half its iron, five sevenths of its small supply of steel, about half of such cotton cloth as was produced on a commercial scale, and forty per cent (in value) of its hardware.

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Royal Canadian Institute November 26, 2005

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In 1878 Fleming began publishing a series of papers for the Royal Canadian Institute of which he was a founder. In these papers he advocated his ideas for an international standard time system.

Sir Sandford Fleming’s name November 26, 2005

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There is occasionally some dispute over the spelling of Sir Sandford Fleming’s name.

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