After ceding 206 898 ha to the government in 1841 in lieu of overdue payments, the company appointed Alexander T. GALT, John Galt's son, as local commissioner (1844-55). He increased land prices, but allowed a longer payment time. General immigration and local land sales increased. Urged by Galt and his successor, R.W. Heneker, the company invested in railways and industrial pursuits to stimulate sales. Although it operated until the 1950s, most of its land had been sold by 1910.
Author PETER BASKERVILLE
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British American Land Company
A brief history of the British American Land Company from Library and Archives Canada.
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