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In 1867, the colonies of British North America came together to form a new country: the Dominion of Canada.

George Brown, a leading voice in Ontario politics during the era, played a vital role in Confederation.

Explore this exhibit featuring the records of the George Brown family fonds at the Archives of Ontario! These records help us understand the political atmosphere of this important period in Canadian history, and the social life of an upper middle class family in Victorian-era Ontario.

Hon. George Brown, ca. 1860s
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Hon. George Brown, ca. 1860s
George Brown family fonds
F 21-10-0-17
Archives of Ontario, I0073663

Anne Brown, ca. 1860s
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Anne Brown, ca. 1860s
George Brown family fonds
F 21-10-0-3
Archives of Ontario, I0073602

George, Margaret, and Catherine Brown, ca. 1874
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George, Margaret, and Catherine Brown, ca. 1874
George Brown family fonds
F 21-10-0-1
Archives of Ontario, I0073596

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