William Lyon Mackenzie collection
Available reels: 2
- King, William Lyon Mackenzie, 1874-1950.
- William Lyon Mackenzie collection
MG 24 B 18
Politics and politicians
- Document source
- Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
William Lyon Mackenzie (1795 - 1861) was a Scottish-born Canadian and American journalist and politician. He was the first mayor of Toronto, Upper Canada, and was a leader during the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion. In 1824, Mackenzie established his most famous newspaper, the Colonial Advocate. After the Rebellion, Mackenzie lived for a time with his family in the United States. His house was recognized as a historic site in 1936 and became a museum. Toronto's William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute was named after him.
This collection consists of correspondence and other papers relating to the Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada and other matters, 1818-1868; copies of articles by Mackenzie published in the New York Tribune, 1846-1849; and family papers, 1794-1885, correspondence and business papers, 1818-1868.