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dc.contributor.authorAdams, Anne
dc.descriptionGeneral Isaac Brock was a British Army officer and administrator who was promoted to Major General. He was responsible for defending Upper Canada against the United States. He died at the Battle of Queenston Heights during the War of 1812. Bartholome Houde and George E. Tuckett (Tuckett was mayor of Hamilton Ontario in 1896) manufactured and sold tobacco before Confederation. In 1841, the company was called B. Houde and Grothe. When Houde retired in 1822 his son in law, Francis Xavier Dussault took over the company. In 1903, the company was called B. Houde and Company Ltee. and it was run by Dussault’s two sons J.A. Dussault and J.E. Dussault. The B. Houde Company had become part of American Tobacco Ltd. which merged with Empire Tobacco Co. Ltd. to form the Imperial Tobacco Company in 1908 in the St. Henri district of Montreal. In 2008, the company celebrated their centennial. Cigarette silks were either enclosed in packets of cigarettes or were redeemable by mail. People would sew these silks together to create quilts or table covers. Some cigarette packages even included instructions for making these items.en_US
dc.description.abstract1 piece of silk which is imprinted with the death of Brock at Queenston Heights in 1812. This was part of the “Canadian History Series” of silks put out by the Imperial Tobacco Company.en_US
dc.subjectWar of 1812 -- General Isaac Brock -- Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada -- silken_US
dc.titleThe Death of Brock at Queenston Heights, 1812: Imperial Tobacco Company silk carden_US

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