My own take on George Brown from The Moment of Our Conceptions: Canada and Me (a manuscript in progress) follows.
Kate Beaton's site: http://harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=184 Scroll down and see the famous photograph and Kate's history notes on the day the picture was taken - Charlottetown, September 1864, many of the Fathers of Confederation hungover as she points out (that's because of their $13,000 worth of champagne they had on their boat).
-- from The Moment of Our Conceptions: Canada and Me Anne McDonald
The Fathers of Confederation, twenty-three all together, what a surprise, always thinking there were twelve, like the apostles. All the writers dead and no one left to write for real of the conception of
. Canada Canada my religion, my soul. Canada
A man of principles – bigot, racist, political idealist. Founder of the Globe,
’s national paper now, married at 44 breathing new life into him, making him less crotchety – died of a wound in his leg he didn’t get looked after gotten in a duel – how crotchety is that? Canada