Susanna McLeod

Susanna McLeod

Glimpses of Canadian History : Email: Scribbles@cogeco.ca

Archive for May 2015

Province of Canada’s 1st Postmaster General, James Morris

Appointed Postmaster General in 1851, James Morris negotiated a postal treaty with the United States and introduced Canada’s first postage stamps. Mail service in early colonial British North America was a sporadic, expensive event. Post offices were rare in the rural communities; the larger communities received mail deliveries on irregular schedules and pioneers travelled many… (read more)