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Alpheus Todd

b., 30 July 1881, London, England; d. 22 January 1884, Ottawa, ON

Positions:

1835-1836 Librarian, House of Assembly of Upper Canada
1836-1841 Assistant Librarian, House of Assembly of Upper Canada
1841-1856 Assistant Librarian, Legislative Assembly
1856-1867 Chief Librarian, Legislative Assembly
1867-1884 Librarian of the Dominion Parliamentary Library

Publications:

Todd, A. (1840). The Practice and privileges of the two Houses of Parliament. Toronto: Rogers and Thompson.

Todd, A. (1866). Brief suggestions in regard to the formation of local governments for Upper and Lower Canada. Ottawa: G.E. Desbarats.

Todd, A. (1866). Quelques considérations sur la formation des gouvernements locaux du Haut and du Bas-Canada. Ottawa: Hunter.

Todd, A. (1866). Brief considerations in regard to the formation of local governments for Upper and Lower Canada. Ottawa: G.E. Desbarats.

Todd, A. (1867-69). On parliamentary government in England: its origin, development, and practical operation. London: Longmans, Green.

Todd, A. (1878). On the position of a constitutional governor under responsible government. Ottawa: sn.

Todd, A. (1880). Parliamentary government in the British colonies. Boston: Little, Brown.

Todd, A. (1882). On the establishment of free public libraries in Canada.” Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada 1 (1, sec. 2): 13–16.

Honours:

1881, Companion of the Order of St. Michael & St. George

Accomplishments:

1856, on a buying trip to Europe he purchased or acquired by gift 17,000 volumes for the Assembly's library which had been destroyed in two fires.
1873, Special Advisor to Governor General Lord Dufferin.
His book: On parliamentary government in England (1867-69) was translated into French, German, Spanish and Italian.

Other areas of activity:

Was a noted authority on the operation of the British parliament.

Sources:

Todd, Alpheus, in Dictionary of Canadian biography. Accessed September 7, 2013.
Obituary, Globe, 23 January 1884

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