Colin Duquemin fonds, 1935, 1968-2001, n.d.
|dc.description||Colin Duquemin was born in 1932 in Guernsey, British Channel Islands, and came to Canada as a young adult. He attended McMaster University (B.A.), the University of Toronto (B.Ed.), the State University of New York at Buffalo (M.A.) and the University of London, London, England (M.Sc.). He began his career as a tea taster and tea buyer in Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), but later became a teacher. He spent most of his teaching career as a manager of the St. Johns Outdoor Studies Centre, north of Fonthill, Ontario, developing environmentally related programmes for elementary and secondary school students. He was also active in many local organizations, serving as Associate Director of the St. Catharines Grape and Wine Festival Board, Chairman of the St. Catharines Historical Museum Board, President of the Niagara Military Institute and President of the Canadian Canal Society. In addition to the numerous curriculum materials he authored, Colin wrote the Driver’s Guide Series, highlighting the many points of interest in the Niagara region, including the Welland Canal, battlefields of the War of 1812, and the Niagara Parkway. He also wrote A Guide to the Grand River Canal (1980) with Daniel Glenney, The Fur Trade in Rupert’s Land: Opening up the Canadian Northwest (1992), Stick to the Guns! A short history of the 10th field battery, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (1996), Niagara Rebels: the Niagara Frontier Incidents in the Upper Canada Rebellion, 1837-1838 ( 2001), and edited and contributed to A Lodge of Friendship: the History of Niagara Lodge, No. 2, A.F. & A.M, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, 1792-1992 (1991). He died in December 2012.||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||Fonds consists of research material acquired and produced by Colin Duquemin. Topics covered vary and include the early history of Upper Canada, the War of 1812, the Rebellion of 1837, the Fenian raids, St. Johns, Ontario, and Freemasonry.||en_US|
|dc.subject||Duquemin, Colin K. (Colin Keates)||en_US|
|dc.subject||St. Johns (Ont.)--History.||en_US|
|dc.subject||Canada--History--War of 1812||en_US|
|dc.subject||Canada--History--Fenian Invasions, 1866-1870.||en_US|
|dc.title||Colin Duquemin fonds, 1935, 1968-2001, n.d.||en_US|
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